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Successful ADM Seville 2021: 25% more participants than initially registered

May 28, 2021
Successful ADM Seville 2021: 25% more participants than initially registered

Aerospace & Defence Meetings-ADM Seville 2021 closed its fifth special edition in semi-attendance format, with the presence of more than half a thousand professionals, 25% more than those registered at the beginning of the event, thus reinforcing its character as a business event for the aeronautical sector, becoming the privileged framework for the internationalisation of the Andalusian and Spanish industry, which continues to consolidate Andalusia’s position in international markets.

A total of 502 professionals from 264 companies from 20 countries took part. With these figures, 60% of the companies attending were from abroad and 40% from Spain, thus consolidating its character as an international trade fair and its status as a benchmark event for the aerospace sector in Spain. In total, these professionals closed a total of 3,500 business meetings and are already preparing for the next on-site edition, to be held in June 2022.

The event was organised by Extenda and the French company BCI Aerospace, a specialist in international meetings in the aeronautical sector. The main sponsor was Airbus, the largest European manufacturer, and the three Tier 1 aerostructures manufacturers in Spain, Alestis, Aernova, and Aciturri, as well as Ansys, a North American engineering company dedicated to the development of simulation software.

ADM Seville 2021 closes with figures that show the commitment of the Government of Andalusia to promote the generation of business through innovation, for a strategic sector in Andalusia, such as the aeronautical industry, and the maintenance of the community as a key point in the world business circuit of this industry, which has a high capacity to attract foreign investment.

Of the firms that participated in ADM Seville 2021, Italy was the country that brought the most companies, with 49, followed by France, with fifteen, and South Korea, with twelve. Companies from Austria, Germany, Canada, the United Kingdom, the United States, Turkey, Brazil, China, Israel, Belgium, Japan, Pakistan, Poland, Malaysia, and Switzerland also attended.

Extenda and BCI have guaranteed the celebration of a new ADM Seville face-to-face event in 2022, which will take place from 7 to 9 June next year. It will therefore be the first time that it will be held two years in a row, once again with its usual size and format, which each edition attracts more than 1,000 professionals and strategic agents from the sector from all over the world.

As in previous editions, the organisation of ADM Seville 2021 by Extenda will be co-financed with funds from the European Union.

In addition to the industrial sponsors, ADM Seville 2021 has counted on the collaboration of the rest of the Spanish aerospace sector, and Andalusia in particular, represented by Tedae (Spanish Association of Technology, Defence, Aeronautics and Space Companies), and Andalucía Aerospace (Andalusian aerospace cluster).

In its two days, ADM Seville, through its professional conferences and round tables, has addressed the main challenges of the sector in terms of innovation as a key factor in these difficult times and recovery, with the tools that the EU has launched.

The opening session of the event, on 26 May, was led by the President of the Government of Andalusia, Juanma Moreno, who expressed his commitment to the recovery of this sector, which is a driving force for the economy. Likewise. The Regional Minister of Economic Transformation, Industry, Knowledge, and Universities, Rogelio Velasco, who presented the new Aerospace Strategy of Andalusia for the period 2021-2027, also participated.

The programme of conferences and round tables began on 26 May with the presentation “European Initiatives”, moderated by César Ramos, Director General of TEDAE, with the participation of Marco Protti, President of Acare Italia/AIAD; Sameer Savani, Head of Innovation and Engineering of ADS Group; and Alfredo Martínez, Vice-President of TEDAE.

AIRBUS, eHang, FADA CATEC, and Aertec spoke on ‘Urban Air Mobility. There was also a round table about the ‘Aerotwin Project: Unmanned Aerial System’ with experts from the University of Zagreb, Imperial College London, and the University of Seville.

Ryanair spoke about ‘The latest Green MRO products and initiatives, and the firm Autoform explained how their company can reduce set-up cycles and material costs in the sector. There was also a round table on leadership with the Executive Director of the State Aviation Safety Agency and Airbus Defence & Space, among others.