Aerospace and Defence Meetings-ADM Seville 2022, now consolidated ten years after its launch as the most important business event in the aerospace sector in southern Europe, will be held from 7 to 9 June at Fibes. Its sixth edition includes as new features the creation of an area called AeroLabs, aimed at promoting the internationalisation of aerospace startups, and another dedicated to the Latin American market and its opportunities, which will also have a specific panel of conferences.
This new edition of ADM Seville has been classified as a ‘Fully International Fair’ by the Ministry of Industry, Trade, and Tourism of the Government of Spain. It is also the first 100% face-to-face edition of the event since the one held in 2018 and the first to be held two years in a row, since, after the suspension of the 2020 edition due to the pandemic, in 2021 a mixed face-to-face/online edition was held which, despite the suspension of the vast majority of the sector’s events, maintained the community as a strategic point in the world business circuit of this industry, with a high capacity to generate added value and attract foreign investment to Andalusia.
ADM Seville is organised by the Ministry of the Presidency, Public Administration, and the Interior of the Government of Andalusia, through Extenda, and by the company BCI Aerospace, a specialist in international meetings in the sector. It also counts on the main manufacturers of the European, Spanish, and Andalusian industry: Airbus, the largest European manufacturer in the sector, as the main partner of the event; Aciturri and Alestis, as platinum sponsors; Aernnova and Sofitec, as gold sponsors; and with Grupo Sevilla Control, Aerotecnic and UMI Aero Group, as silver sponsors.
ADM Seville is thus configured as the benchmark business event for the aerospace and defence sector in Spain. Its objective is to increase the turnover of the Andalusian and Spanish aerospace cluster, establish Andalusia as a key point in the world circuit of business events in the sector, and promote knowledge and opportunities worldwide for the aerospace industry in Andalusia and Spain in general, in the civil, military and space branches.
The fair will feature a programme of high-level conferences under the common thread of a new market in expansion, Latin America, and will also discuss innovation and sustainability as key factors to advance the internationalisation of the sector. Therefore, information will be provided on MRO digitisation, advanced air mobility, smart manufacturing, and sustainable aviation, among other areas. In addition, there will be a full programme of B2B meetings between companies and an exhibition area that attendees will be able to visit, as ADM Seville 2022 will occupy more than 7,000 square metres in Hall 1 of Fibes. This space will have a special AeroLabs area, aimed at promoting the internationalisation of aerospace start-ups.
In its previous in-person edition, in 2018, ADM brought together 1,221 professionals from 375 companies from 28 countries, who held thousands of B2B business meetings between them in which to establish contacts and generate business. In addition, it developed a full panel of conferences and round tables in which the key aspects that occupy this industry around the world were discussed. The result of this fourth edition in 2018 was 10% more professionals than in 2016 and a more qualified presence of international contractors, to the point that two out of three of the companies attending in this category were foreign. Likewise, in the special 2021 semi-attendance edition, a total of 502 professionals from 264 companies, from 20 countries, were registered.
Andalusia is one of the main aerospace hubs in Europe and, together with Toulouse and Hamburg, is the only one with a final assembly plant for a large aircraft, the Airbus A400M. Its strength is also based on innovation and the scale of the projects undertaken by the companies in its auxiliary industry and the driving force of its cluster, Airbus, the largest European manufacturer.