Tarsus acquired F&E Aerospace in 2007 and with it The Dubai Airshow, the third largest aviation event in the world. It is the flagship event for Tarsus’ Dubai operation and a leading event in the region. Tarsus F&E also manages a market leading portfolio of events, including MEBAA Dubai, GESS Dubai and GPP.
MEBAA Morocco, a replication of MEBAA Dubai, is now staged in Marrakech and is the first event of its kind in the region.
Tarsus became active in the Turkish market in 2011 when it acquired Istanbul-based IFO. This was quickly followed with the acquisitions of CYF and Life Media in 2012, and SADA and the KOMATEK brand in 2014.
In Europe the group runs Labelexpo Europe biennially, and owns the successful Onrec magazine and its portfolio of events and conferences.
The Middle East
Commanding economic superiority in the Gulf Cooperation Council, the Emirate of Dubai is the second largest of the seven United Arab Emirates. It is also the most populated with over 2.6 million inhabitants. Dubai is a strong market for international companies wanting to develop their trade in the Middle East.
The biggest MEBAA Show to date welcomed 460 exhibitors, including organisations from the UAE, Middle East, Europe, North America, Asia and Africa, and 9,042 attendees.