EBACE2014 to Build on Success of 2013 Show
This year’s EBACE is shaping up to be a successful event, with organizers reporting exhibitor space sales and the number of exhibiting companies to date both outpacing the final totals for last year’s EBACE.
Currently, 2,204 spaces have been sold compared to 2,180 spaces sold in total for last year’s show. With about three months until EBACE2014 opens, 320 companies have signed up to exhibit, compared to 294 at the same time in 2013.
Jointly sponsored by NBAA and the European Business Aviation Association (EBAA), EBACE2014 will take place at Geneva’s Palexpo convention center and adjacent Geneva International Airport. About 12,000 people are expected to attend the show, known as the leading event for business aviation in Europe.
Exhibitors come from around the world, and currently about 50 percent of exhibiting companies are from Europe.
“We’re still several months out from EBACE, and to be this far ahead is outstanding,” noted Kathleen Blouin, NBAA’s senior vice president, conventions and forums. “EBACE has proven to be the premier business aviation marketplace in Europe, and the best forum for promoting the industry.”
The static display is also shaping up to play host to the latest and greatest aircraft, with 47 currently scheduled for display. Organizers expect between 50 and 55 aircraft to be on display when the show opens.
In addition to meeting with exhibitors and viewing aircraft on display, EBACE2014 attendees have access to a full slate of educational opportunities, ranging from day-long seminars on topics such as safety and international transactions, to shorter education sessions focusing on emissions trading, optimizing the business aviation value chain and much more.
“If you use an airplane for business, EBACE2014 is a can’t-miss event,” added Blouin. “It’s the only show in Europe that brings together all of the latest aircraft and aviation equipment and the top experts in aviation, including renowned figures in business and aviation.”