Avionics & Defence Electronics Europe Moves to Munich

Avionics & Defence Europe, Europe's premier exhibition and conference for the aerospace electronics and defence electronics industry, has announced dates and a location move for 2011 to the M.O.C. Event Centre in Munich, Germany on 16th and 17th March 2011.

Avionics & Defence Europe will deliver a high quality conference programme and a leading exhibition of the latest products and technologies available to the market.

Munich is one of the main centres of the German aerospace industry, with 1/3rd of this sector being based in Bavaria - an industry worth around ?6.9bn to the region and employing around 36,000 professionals.

BavAIRia, the region's premier association representing the aerospace industry, has confirmed its support for Avionics & Defence Electronics Europe 2011 and will be working with the event in providing a highly relevant programme of activity and networking opportunities.

Dr. Martin Haunschild, President of BavAIRia, said, "This is an exciting opportunity for the aerospace industry of Bavaria and Germany as a whole. For the first time this event is coming to Munich and we hope the support of the aerospace industry will ensure the events' continuing success and growth. As the leading aerospace association in Bavaria and a supporting organisation, BavAIRia is pleased to be working with the event to ensure it maintains its relevance to the industry and its participants."

Next Gen Technology Challenges and Solutions

Large air shows such as Paris and Farnborough are huge events that focus mainly on the major aircraft platforms themselves, not the specific avionics technology. Avionics suppliers often feel lost at those events, but at Avionics & Defence Electronics Europe it's all about them and their products.

Under the theme 'Next Gen Technology Challenges and Solutions', the conference programme will include many leading industry experts discussing the future for avionics technologies, as well as a panel discussion on "How to Integrate New Avionics into Airplanes in a Down Economy" with representatives from KLM, Airbus, Rockwell Collins and Honeywell Aerospace.

The Defence Electronics portion of the event will be in its second year and have content driven by its inaugural advisory board led by Meggitt Defence Systems, Elettronica, and General Electric Intelligent Platforms.

John McHale, Conference Director, said, "This section of the conference content will focus on procurement and technological challenges at component and system level for defence electronics. Many large defence shows do not focus on the needs of the individual electronics supplier and the procurement challenges he faces. Our conference will cover topics such as managing component obsolescence, dealing with counterfeit parts, and forecasting where defence funding will come when governments worldwide are streamlining their defence budgets."

Serving the supply chain from conception and design to installation and testing, Avionics & Defence Electronics Europe provides a premier platform for the international aviation and defence electronics industries to learn, network, source new information, products and services at one unique annual event.

Paul Sweeney, Event Director, said, "We are delighted to be bringing Avionics & Defence Electronics Europe to Munich on 16th and 17th March 2011. Munich provides excellent potential and opportunities for this annual gathering of avionics and defence electronics professionals, as it is a vibrant city and a great hub of Europe's aerospace industry. The support of BavAIRia is also extremely well received and we look forward to working with them in bringing Europe's avionics and defence electronics industry together next March."

For more information about exhibiting or participating in Avionics & Defence Electronics Europe 2011 visit: www.avionics-event.com.