Next stop for exhibitors: Singapore Airshow

 - November 16, 2009, 6:22 AM

Next stop for many Dubai exhibitors will be the Singapore Airshow, which is now less than three months away–Feb. 2 to 7, 2010. About 90 percent of the 430,000 sq ft of exhibition space has been sold, with more than 800 companies booked. These companies include 62 of the top 100 global aerospace companies such as BAE Systems, Honeywell, Rolls-Royce and HEICO.

The Singapore show, held at the new purpose-built site that opened back in February 2008 for the event’s first staging in its current form, has also attracted several first-time exhibitors, including Germany’s Liebherr Aerospace, B/E Aerospace of the U.S. and Japan’s Mitsubishi Aircraft.

“The inaugural show in 2008 was a great success,” said Singapore Airshow & Events managing director Jimmy Lau. It was attended by more than 43,000 trade attendees from 112 countries including 240 delegations from 61 countries.

“Despite the unprecedented economic slowdown, the Singapore Airshow has proved to be one of the most anticipated international aviation shows and is a must-attend event in the industry’s global calendar,” said Lau. “With more than 85 percent of the 2008 exhibitors returning for our 2010 show, many of whom are coming back in a bigger way, we are heartened by the vote of confidence leading industry players have in our show.”

There will be 18 national pavilions at the 2010 show, two more than in 2008, with the addition of New Zealand and Switzerland. Also associated with the airshow will be events such as the Singapore Airshow Aviation Leadership Summit and the
Asia Pacific Security Conference. More information is available from www.singaporeairshow.com.