HMG Aerospace is a proud media partner with major industry events throughout the aviation calendar. Hover over the listings below for more information on each event.

To find out how your event can be listed on the HMG Aerospace calendar or if you are interested in discussing a media partnership with Inflight or LARA, please contact marketing specialist Ross McSweeny.

Colour coding:
  • BlueEvents partnered with Inflight (covering the IFEC and cabin technology sectors)
  • Red – Events partnered with  LARA (covering low-fare and regional aviation)
  • Orange – Events partnered with Inflight and LARA
  • Black – Other industry events not directly partnered with Inflight or LARA
  • Other – Events directly organised by HMG Aerospace


April 2017

PEC, Hamburg, Germany
3 April 2017

Attend the leading global conference and networking forum discussing the strategic issues surrounding cabin innovation, consumer expectations and strategies for profitability within the cabin.

Crystal Cabin Award, Hamburg, Germany
4 April 2017

The Crystal Cabin Award is the only international award for excellence in aircraft interior innovation, donated by the Senate of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg and released by the Crystal Cabin Award Association. This unique honour for outstanding cabin products and concepts was presented for the first time ever on April 17th, 2007 during the Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg. The Crystal Cabin Award’s main intention is to initiate a significant improvement in passenger comfort.

Aircraft Interiors Expo, Hamburg, Germany
4-6 April 2017

Aircraft Interiors Expo is the world’s leading event for airlines and the supply chain to source the latest innovations, technologies and products for the cabin interiors, inflight entertainment and passenger comfort industries.

WTCE, Hamburg, Germany
4-6 April 2017

WTCE is the leading global event for the travel catering, onboard retail and passenger comfort industries. Showcasing the latest onboard products and services to an international audience of airline buyers and rail operators.

ABACE, Shanghai, China
11-13 April 2017

ABACE brings together thousands of business aviation leaders, entrepreneurs and other purchase decision-makers. In partnership with the Shanghai Airport Authority (SAA) and cohosted by the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) and the Asian Business Aviation Association (AsBAA), ABACE takes place at the Shanghai Hawker Pacific Business Aviation Service Centre.

Routes Europe, Belfast, Northern Ireland
23-25 April 2017

Routes Europe is the largest regional Routes event and an essential forum for all companies with an aviation focus, looking to conduct business to, from and within the European region.

APEX Multimedia Market, Berlin, Germany
24-26 April 2017

The APEX MultiMedia Market is the airline industry’s premier content conference that continually brings together airlines, CSPs and diversified distributors offering a range of new and acclaimed TV, MOVIE, GUI, GAME, APP and AUDIO content options.

MRO Americas, Orlando, USA
25-27 April 2017

MRO Americas is the flagship of Aviation Week Network’s MRO event series. For 22 years, the commercial air transport maintenance, repair and overhaul community has recognized MRO Americas as the industry’s premiere event. The three day conference and exhibition provide top thought leadership and the ultimate networking venue.

May 2017

WATS, Orlando, USA
2-4 May 2017

WATS 2017 will bring together the global aviation training community and deliver five independent and impartial conference streams alongside the sector’s biggest tradeshow.

Airport Solutions, Mexico City, Mexico
3-4 May 2017

Airport Solutions Mexico is unique in that it will bring together the entire buying chain of the airport solutions industry, providing a platform to connect suppliers with key industry stakeholders and decision makers whilst assessing key issues and solutions in the innovative two day conference programme. The two-day B2B Airport Solutions Mexico exhibition and conference will be held 3-4 May 2017 at the Centro Banamex, Mexico City and is expected to attract more than 2,000 B2B buyers and 200 conference attendees.

Aviation Festival Americas, Miami, USA
9-10 May 2017

Executives from full service and LCC airlines will gather at Aviation Festival Americas for two days of expert content and unmatched networking opportunities. From new business and revenue models to new technologies, airline executives will learn all they need to know about revenue in one place. With attendance by executives from carriers around the globe like United Airlines, Spirit Airlines, Norwegian Air, AeroMexico, and WestJet this event covers the hottest topics in the commercial aviation industry through 6 focuses: Low Cost, Aviation Strategy, Air Experience, Aviation IT, Aviation Marketing, and Aviation Interiors.

EBACE, Geneva, Switzerland
22-24 May 2017

The 2017 European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE2017) is a premier event and the annual meeting place for the European business aviation community. Held Monday to Wednesday 22 to 24 May 2017 at Geneva’s magnificent Palexpo, the convention will bring together business leaders, government officials, manufacturers, flight department personnel and all manner of people involved in nearly every aspect of business aviation.

AP&M Europe, London, UK
31 May - 1 June 2017

Airline purchasing & maintenance – the leading networking event for the commercial aviation aftermarket.

June 2017

IATA AGM, Cancun, Mexico
4-6 June 2017

The IATA Annual General Meeting (AGM) and World Air Transport Summit is the world’s largest gathering of airline leaders.

GCA Summit, Arlington, USA
7-9 June 2017

The Global Connected Aircraft Summit provides airlines, operators, integrators, and technology vendors complete connected solutions – from ground to air and from nose to tail. The fourth annual event connects business, technology, and industry perspectives and goes beyond just in-flight entertainment, to include operations, communications and technologies that impacts the aircraft.

Paris Air Show, France
19-25 June 2017

The International Paris Air Show is organised by the SIAE, a subsidiary of GIFAS, the French Aerospace Industries Association. The 52nd  show will take place at the Le Bourget Parc des Expositions from 19 to 25 June 2017, and once again will bring together all the players in this global industry around the latest technological innovations. The first four days of the show will be reserved for trade visitors, followed by three days open to the general public.

July 2017

EAA Airventure, Oshkosh, USA
24-30 July 2017

The airplanes bring us together. The people keep us coming back. Meet new friends, reconnect with old ones, and discover the spirit of Oshkosh each summer at EAA AirVenture.

September 2017

Aviation Festival Europe, London, UK
6-8 September 2017

Now in its 14th year the Aviation Festival brings together the most innovative airlines and airports to discuss all aspects of customer experience management. No matter where your interest lies – low cost carriers, full service carriers, passenger experience, IT systems, retail or loyalty – we have content, networking and new partners for you!

World Routes, Barcelona, Spain
23-26 September 2016

World Routes provides an unrivalled platform for route development professionals to discuss, develop and plan route strategy. provides an efficient cost and time-saving platform for organisations wishing to develop and expand their route networks.

IFSA, Long Beach, USA
September 25-27 2017

Further information to follow.

APEX Expo, Long Beach, USA
25-28 September 2017

Thousands of aviation professionals from the Airline Passenger Experience Association (APEX) representing more than 100 airlines and over 150 vendors – all committed to improving the airline passenger experience – will be in attendance at the APEX EXPO

October 2017

MRO Europe, London, UK
3-5 October 2017

Be part of Europe’s leading conference and exhibition where airlines, MROs, suppliers, OEMs, regulators, lessors, and industry experts converge to explore and define the aviation maintenance industry.

NBAA, Las Vegas, USA
10-12 October 2017

Join 27,000 industry professionals for the three most important days of business aviation in the year. Ranked as the sixth largest trade show in the United States, the NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE) will be held Oct. 10-12, 2017, in Las Vegas, NV, bringing together current and prospective aircraft owners, manufacturers and customers into one meeting place to get critical work accomplished.

MRO Asia-Pacific, Singapore
30 October - 3 November

Through MRO Asia-Pacific, Aviation Week continues to be the most reliable source for high-quality speakers and informative, useful and real-time content. It is the premier event in this region that brings together the aviation MRO industry, regionally and globally, to discuss the latest issues and concerns of operators and their service providers and suppliers.

EATS, Berlin, Germany
31 October - 1 November

The European Airline Training Symposium (EATS) is the leading aviation training event for Europe, the Middle East and Africa. This annual conference and tradeshow specialising in aviation training and simulation brings together the industry’s leading professionals to promote safety and share best practice in pilot and cabin crew training.

November 2017

Inflight Asia-Pacific, Singapore
1-2 November 2017

Bringing IFEC thought-leaders, suppliers and innovators together. Join us in Singapore in 2017 for a brand new regional expansion of the Inflight event series. In association with MRO Asia-Pacific, the popular Pavilion, Workshop and Awards format invites IFEC and cabin technology professionals to view the latest product innovations, debate topical issues, and celebrate industry successes from across the Asia-Pacific region.

Dubai Airshow, UAE
12-16 November 2017

The Dubai Airshow began life in 1986 as Arab Air. Since then the show has grown and evolved to become one of the largest and most important aerospace events in the world.

The Future of Air Transport, London, UK
14-15 November 2017

The future passenger, Brexit, terror threats, capacity and state aid have all hit the headlines in recent months. Questions are being asked over their effects on strategies at the highest level across aviation. The Future of Air Transport will bring together leaders from the top global airlines to explore the latest opportunities, challenges and solutions in this age of industry change

January 2018

AIME, Dubai, UAE
23-24 January 2018

AIME is a two-day exhibition and conference providing the ideal platform for interiors suppliers, providers and buyers to network and establish new relationships in the Middle East. Co-located with MRO Middle East, AIME is a must-attend event delivering the latest innovations in aircraft interiors. AIME is held at Dubai World Trade Centre. As the Middle East’s only aircraft interiors event, AIME 2018 will feature around 300 exhibitors and hundreds of airline attendees from 100+ airlines from all over the world.

MRO Middle East, Dubai, UAE
23-24 January 2018

MRO Middle East, co-located with Aircraft Interiors Middle East, is the Gulf region’s leading conference and  trade show for commercial aircraft maintenance. This is the one opportunity you have in this region to discover the crucial issues impacting the MRO industry today and to engage colleagues, customers, peers, and competitors from all segments of the business. Network with the people that are fostering growth in the region, developing cutting-edge technology, and pushing the MRO industry forward.

Inflight Middle East, Dubai
23-24 January 2018

Join us at the premier IFEC event for the Middle East. Inflight Middle East 2018, in association with Aircraft Interiors Middle East, will once again follow the popular Pavilion, Workshop and Awards format.
The event invites leading IFEC manufacturers and suppliers to showcase their latest product developments to a highly targeted audience of key decision-makers from the vibrant Middle East region. Industry experts will be discussing topical issues at the Inflight Workshop, with the event rounded off by the annual regional awards ceremony.

Annual Global Airfinance, Dublin, Ireland
Date TBC

In 2018, the premium event for aviation finance returns to the Convention Centre in Dublin.

MRO Latin America, Cancun, Mexico
Date TBC

The future continues to look optimistic for the Latin American region in terms of fleet growth and modernization. With new aircraft that are equipped with latest technology entering into service, maintenance organizations for all these operators are facing the need to upgrade their capabilities to support and accommodate these new capabilities.  The recent economic instabilities of the region are forcing airlines to adjust and change their maintenance and purchasing strategies.  Airlines and suppliers must come together to figure out solutions tailored specifically for this market.