It's Show Time!

April 1, 2004

April 2004

Trade shows are important events in any industry. They offer an opportunity to see the latest products and technology. They bring together experts and pundits to educate and opine. Trade shows provide the perfect environment for networking and just plain "catching up" with old colleagues. In its simplest form, trade shows bring buyers and sellers together. And this year's Aviation Industry Week (AIW) is a prime example of this philosophy. AIW is a major industry event to see and experience.

GSE International Expo has a rich history of showcasing the best in aviation ground support and the 2004 show is no exception. Visitors to the show can expect to see nearly 200 companies from around the world. Leading manufacturers from the United States, as well as key international pavilions from the UK and the Netherlands, will highlight the latest aviation technology.

Your registration also gives you access to the best in general aviation services and products. AS3, the Aviation Services and Suppliers Supershow, hosts more than 200 companies with the latest in aftermarket services. You're sure to find what you need, whether you're looking for fuel solutions, avionics, maintenance options or financial and insurance services - the leading suppliers are all at AS3.

On the educational front, don't miss the free GSE panel discussions each morning. Industry leaders will analyze and forecast the future of aviation. From the business of air transport to the future of the airport and its impact on passengers and ground support to the future of the environment, these free seminars are designed to challenge your thinking and help you plan for the future of YOUR business.

Aviation Industry Week is also host to two influential industry association gatherings. The annual meeting of the National Air Transportation Association (NATA) will focus on the dramatic changes affecting general aviation in business, the economy, government policies and security. You may also register to attend the Professional Aviation Maintenance Association (PAMA) Annual Symposium featuring over 75 hours of technical training. The PAMA Aviation Maintenance Olympics, held on the show floor, is always a crowd pleaser and the PAMA Chili Cook-off, held Wednesday evening after the show, is definitely worth a "taste."

This is the most dynamic week of the year for the aviation industry. Don't miss it. Mark your calendar and plan to attend Aviation Industry Week, May 18-20, 2004, at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV. Visit our show web site at for additional details or call toll-free 1-800-827-8009.

Join the thousands of worldwide aviation industry professionals that will gather in Las Vegas this May at AIW. I look forward to welcoming you to the show.

Jill Hilgenberg
Show Director
Aviation Industry Week

Mark you calendar and attend these lively and informative events.
Monday, May 17 Special AIW Kick Off Session -
"Commercial Aviation Challenge"
Dr. Paul MacCready, Chairman and Founder of AeroVironment Dr. MacCready is an aviation visionary and has pioneered the use of alternate energy sources in aviation for over 50 years. He continues to work on vehicles and devices that strike a balance between nature and future technology. Tuesday, May 18 General Keynote Address John J. Goglia, Board Member - National Transportation Safety Board With more than 30 years experience in the aviation industry, Mr. Goglia is a champion of safety in aviation. He is also the first NTSB Board Member to hold an FAA aircraft mechanic's certificate.
Tuesday, May 18 Aviation Industry Week Opening Night Reception This event, hosted by NATA, PAMA, ITW-GSE Group, Tronair, Hydro USA and Pentastar on the show floor gives you the opportunity to mingle in an atmosphere of business and community. Don't miss it. May 18 - 20 GSE Lanyards Sponsored by Malabar Internet Cafe Sponsored by Aircraft Maintenance Technology, Ground Support Magazine and Airport Business