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Birmingham welcomes first Aero Engine Forum to UK

Posted 6 December 2016 · Add Comment

World aero engine leaders and Midlands expertise are coming together next year for an important new event the first in the UK the Aero Engine Forum (AEF) Birmingham, taking place 18-20 April at the International Convention Centre (ICC).

World aero engine leaders and Midlands expertise are coming together next year for an important new event – the first in the UK – Aero Engine Forum (AEF) Birmingham, taking place 18-20 April at the International Convention Centre (ICC).

Aero Engine Forum (AEF) Birmingham combines the successful and popular annual conference of the Midlands Aerospace Alliance (MAA) with the equally successful global business-to-business (B2B) events of the international BCI Aerospace group.

The three-day AEF Birmingham event is organised by the MAA and BCI Aerospace, with the support of major Midlands players Rolls-Royce, Moog and UTC Aerospace Systems.

As part of AEF Birmingham, the MAA conference will become a major international summit on the first day of the event. Days 2 and 3 will feature more than 2,000 pre-arranged one-on-one meetings between 250 specialists in engineering, procurement, supply chain, manufacturing, commodity buying, suppliers and service providers from around the world.

The summit programme is expecting to feature prominent industry executives from companies such as Europe’s Airbus, Rolls-Royce and Snecma and the US companies Boeing and UTC. Industry experts will be presenting their views on the technologies the sector will require in the future and the capabilities suppliers need if they are to benefit from the projected 20-year doubling in size of the civil airliner market.

“Our region excels in supplying the civil aerospace sector”, said Midlands Aerospace Alliance Chief Executive Dr Andrew Mair (right). “This step up in size and scope is the natural progression of our highly successful annual conference, which has consistently attracted capacity audiences in Derby, Wolverhampton and Coventry over the last five years,” he said. “We look forward to adding this international dimension, working closely with BCI.”

BCI has made its name running B2B events around the world, including the big Aeromart Toulouse and the Boeing Aerospace & Defense Suppliers Summit in Seattle, WA. The Birmingham event is designed to give the entire supply chain an opportunity to talk to engine makers and Tier 1 suppliers.

Rolls-Royce Group president Colin Smith welcomed the initiative. He said: “At Rolls-Royce, our suppliers make a vital contribution to our performance. We encourage them to work openly and collaboratively with us to deliver operational excellence, innovation and competitiveness.

“We are delighted to be part of the Birmingham Aero Engine Forum and we hope to see many of our suppliers and partners, both existing and new, there.” 

Dr Mair said: “The MAA itself has grown in 15 years into one of biggest regional aerospace alliances in the world. That is a tribute to the depth of engineering capability and expertise found in our region.”

Aero Engine Forum Birmingham is open to all companies in the aerospace supply chain, whether or not they are members of the Midlands Aerospace Alliance.


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