Successful kick-off in Bavarian atmosphere – 100 national and international participants from aerospace industry – suppliers met buyers – chances for SMEs of aerospace industry – future market of unmanned aircraft vehicles (UAV)
Frankfurt am Main, March 6, 2015 – On February 26th, 2015, the AIRTEC 2015 kick-off event “10th Anniversary of AIRTEC and Premiere in Munich – With joint forces and spirit to its success” took place from 11 am to 4 pm at the exhibition center Munich. The positive feedback was overwhelming. Around 100 representatives from the national and international aerospace supply industry, system suppliers, and engine manufacturers, as well as from institutions, associations, and foreign governments visited the exhibition center Munich to inform themselves about AIRTEC 2015 at its new fair venues whilst enjoying the Bavarian atmosphere.
The 10th AIRTEC will be hosted under the auspices of the Bavarian State Ministry in cooperation with the bavAIRia e.V. Aerospace Cluster. Through this cooperation AIRTEC will be significantly strengthened and expects a recognisable growth in terms of exhibition space, number of exhibitors, B2B-meetings, technical experts, congress attendants and the level of internationality for 2015.
The numerous guests from Germany, the United States, France, Canada, the Netherlands, Austria, Poland, Turkey, and South Korea experienced impressive and exciting presentations at the event. The guests were welcomed by the president and CEO of AIRTEC, Diana Schnabel, who in her welcoming speech expressed her delight about having moved AIRTEC to Munich since the state of Bavaria and bavAIRia e.V. are competent partners, who share her enthusiasm and ideas for the aerospace industry.
The Deputy CEO of Messe München, Dr. Reinhard Pfeiffer, clearly declared AIRTEC as the perfect match to the new location Munich, as AIRTEC fits into Munich”s portfolio with its high amount of technology fairs and into the modern fair site. Horst Steinberg, member of the executive board of bavAIRia e.V., outlined the strong innovativeness and the high quality standards of the Bavarian aerospace industry and the visionary leadership of the Bavarian government having already played a significant role in many important projects. Prof. Dr.-Ing. Florian Holzapfel, head of the Institute of Flight System Dynamics of the Technical University Munich, gave a visionary and fascinating speech in which he focused on two main topics: The chances for small and medium-sized enterprises in the aerospace industry and the emerging opportunities for aerospace in the future market of unmanned aircraft vehicles (UAV).
Other speakers, among them representatives from procurement of OHB System, Pratt & Whitney, TAI Turkish Aerospace Industries, and numerous exhibitors and suppliers spoke about their positive experiences with AIRTEC and the successful B2B concept, about AIRTEC”s role for the aerospace supply industry and the expectations towards the trade fair were addressed as well.
After the lectures the guests used the networking opportunities in Bavarian atmosphere. The kick-off event was closed by a tour around the exhibition site and the halls.
“I am already looking forward to this year”s AIRTEC in November”, stated one of the enthusiastic exhibitors after the successful kick-off event.
AIRTEC 2015 takes place from 3-5 November 2015 at the exhibition site Munich.
More information on www.airtec.aero
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AIRTEC is the World Aerospace Supply Fair with combined pre-arranged B2B-meetings and a highly qualified and international congress. Since 2006 AIRTEC takes place annually and represents the entire aerospace supply chain from design, engineering, testing and simulation over materials, production, tools, components, systems, electronics, sensors, avionics up to life cycle support, all at one exhibition place. At the international exhibition the international audience receives a varied overview of the aerospace supply industry where innovations, new technologies and trends are represented. Due to the unique exhibition B2B Meeting concept , AIRTEC is more than a traditional trade fair. The core of AIRTEC are the B2B meetings that are pre-arranged via a sophisticated B2B matchmaking platform prior to the event. The meetings take place during the three days of AIRTEC and in this way enhances the intensive exchange with potential business partners from Germany and abroad. The program is accomplished by an international aerospace congress, where experts from industry and research discuss new developments and trends. This combination of an international exhibition, B2B-meetings and an international congress makes AIRTEC one of the world-wide leading meeting-places in the aerospace industry.