The 14th annual European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE), held last week at Geneva’s Palexpo conference center and Geneva International Airport, “will be remembered as one of our strongest shows to date,” said European Business Aviation Association (EBAA) CEO Fabio Gamba. EBACE is jointly hosted by NBAA and EBAA.
In fact, all of the show metrics were up year-over-year: attendance rose 7 percent, to more than 13,200; at 320, the number of exhibitors was up 8 percent; exhibit space sold climbed 4 percent; and the static display area, which hosted 55 aircraft, was sold out. “We are very pleased that all indicators were up this year,” noted NBAA president and CEO Ed Bolen, “and that EBACE continues to demonstrate its value as a premier venue for companies in the industry to give aviation decision-makers a first-hand look at their products and services.”
According to Gamba, “We are delighted with the level of business done, and with the excitement that characterized the event, not to mention all of the positive feedback we have received from exhibitors and attendees alike. Given the beautiful weather, the new single, contiguous exhibit floor layout and the enthusiasm among show participants, we had a great EBACE.”
Next year’s EBACE will return to Palexpo and Geneva International Airport from May 19 to 21.