02.03.2010 Exhibitor rush for places at the International Suppliers Center
With each successive ILA the International Suppliers Center (ISC) continues to grow. Currently it is able to report the highest number of bookings from the components and supply industry since being introduced in 2006. Conceived as a fair within a fair, this section at the world’s longest running aerospace show has now already taken bookings from 60 per cent more exhibitors than in 2008. Approximately 250 companies from 16 countries (ILA 2008: 146 from 9 countries) will be exhibiting their products and services in an area covering 5,000 square metres in Hall 11 on the southern section of Berlin-Schönefeld Airport. About half of the exhibitors are from abroad. This is the first time that companies from Belgium, Finland, India, Japan, Singapore, Switzerland, Taiwan and Tunisia will be represented. In marked contrast to ILA 2008, associations representing the supply industry have expressed a much greater degree of interest. In addition to a larger number of national bodies, associations from Canada, France, Hungary, India, Italy, Japan, Singapore, Spain, Taiwan, Tunisia and the UK will also be represented at the ISC.
Against the backdrop of a worldwide trend towards globalisation and rationalisation of supplier chains, the ISC provides all international component manufacturers supplying the aerospace and defence markets with an outstanding platform for demonstrating their technological expertise, and an opportunity for networking and meeting companies and their decision-makers from around the world. The fact that the event is an integral part of the ILA gives the supply industry an ideal opportunity to meet all the leading international companies exhibiting there as well as the vast number of trade visitors from around the world (ILA 2008: 120,000).
ILA 2010 will take place from 8 to 13 June. The first three days of the show (8 to 10 June) are reserved exclusively for trade visitors. The ISC at the ILA will only be open on these three days.
Exclusive B2B talks at the International Buyers’ Day
The International Buyers’ Day on 9 June is a new feature at ILA 2010, which gives exhibitors at the ISC an exclusive opportunity for direct B2B talks with buyers from leading international OEMs and first-tier suppliers. Around 60 leading procurement specialists representing OEMs and first-tier suppliers have already announced their intention to be at the ISC and their participation in the International Buyers‘ Day. They include representatives of the following companies: Airbus, Airbus Military Aircraft, Astrium, Eurocopter, EADS Defence&Security Systems, EADS General Procurement, MTU Aero Engines, Rolls Royce, Amphenol-Air LB, AOA Apparatebau Gauting, Autoflug, Diehl Aerosystems, Diehl Aircabin, Diehl Defence, Elektro-Metall Export, Leistritz, LFK-Lenkflugkörpersysteme, Liebherr-Aerospace, Monogram Systems, MT Aerospace, Nord-Micro, Northrop Grumman Litef, Premium Aerotec, Rockwell Collins Deutschland, RUAG, Sogeti High Tech, Wittenstein aerospace&simulation, ZF Luftfahrttechnik, AERNNOVA, Spain, AKKA TECHNOLOGIES, France, COMPOSITE INDUSTRIE, France, Darchem Engineering, UK, Driessen Aerospace, Netherlands, Grupo Aeronautico Zone Centro, Spain, Gurit, Switzerland, Jet Aviation, Switzerland, Magellan Aerospace, UK, RECAERO, France, REX COMPOSITES, France, ROXEL, France, Rockwell Collins, USA, Seffee, France, Sitec Group, UK, Stork Fokker AESP, Netherlands, Thales, France, Triumph Structures, USA.
Appointments for these B2B talks can be scheduled in advance over an internet-based matchmaking platform. An event debating the topic of “Best Value Country Sourcing – successful global sourcing approaches” will open the International Buyers’ Day. The speaker is Christian A. Rast (BrainNet), who will also take part in the subsequent panel discussion, along with Dr. Klaus Richter (EADS/Airbus), Josip T. Tomasevic (Claas) and Robert S. Anthony (Rolls Royce Germany).
Later on in the afternoon the buyers and exhibitors at the ISC will take part in a joint trip on the River Spree, which will round off the International Buyers’ Day and provide a further opportunity for in-depth talks. The International Buyers‘ Day has been well received among industry representatives and in future will be a firm fixture on the ISC events calendar.
ISC Forum with the latest market updates
The ISC Forum in Hall 11 represents another important event among the wide range offered by the ISC. Leading experts will be answering questions from exhibitors and trade visitors on current issues concerning the entire supply chain. At the same time exhibitors at the ISC will have an opportunity to put their products and services on display. On the opening day (8 June) papers and a panel discussion are scheduled which will discuss issues surrounding the topic of ”Globalisation of the Supply Industry“. On the second day of the event (9 June) the ISC Forum is reserved for the International Buyers’ Day. On 10 June representatives of various associations and clusters will discuss the key topic of “Cluster Initiatives in Europe“. Other papers to be held include “Financial Support for SMEs” , “New Rules for the Aerospace Industry in Quality Assurance” and “The International Engagement of DLR in Aerospace.”
A Happy Hour at 5 p.m. will round off all three days of the ISC, providing a further opportunity for individual talks and in-depth meetings.
The International Suppliers Center ISC augments the Berlin Air Show by adding an attractive platform for demonstrating the large potential of the national and international supply industry with its wide range of products and services.