Events diary

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 this page or if you are interested in discussing a media partnership with one of our titles, please contact Marketing and Communications Manager Laura Andrews.

March 2019

Airfinance Journal Middle East
12-13 March 2019

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Airfinance Journal Middle East 2019 returns in March 2019 for the premier gathering of aviation finance professionals across the Middle East to engage in high-end networking & explore the most pressing challenges & opportunities facing Middle Eastern aircraft finance.

Over two days you’ll benefit from exclusive networking opportunities, ranging from our 1-2-1 meetings service; connecting you directly with who you need to meet, drinks receptions & our dedicated networking space. In addition you’ll be granted access to talks, panels & interviews with the industry’s leading lights, offering business critical insights into the issues your business is tackling on a daily basis.

Commercial Aero Engine International Forum
20-21 March 2019
Shanghai, China

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Commercial Aero Engine Shanghai International Forum 2019, as an authoritative and timely platform, promises to unite more than 200 distinguished delegates from government bureau, aero engine designer, manufacturer, tester, components providers and software companies. We look forward to meeting you in Shanghai.

Passenger Terminal EXPO
26-28 March 2019
London, UK

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Passenger Terminal EXPO & CONFERENCE comes to London in 2019, and will once again provide the most significant opportunity for airports and airlines to debate current issues and form business relationships on a global scale. With 7,000+ people from at least 100 countries attending each year, Passenger Terminal Expo showcases the very latest products, services and technologies and provides an exceptional opportunity to see industry leaders share their innovations, knowledge and insight.

April 2019

Passenger Experience Conference
1 April 2019
Hamburg, Germany

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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
2 April 2019
Hamburg, Germany

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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.

2-4 April 2019
Hamburg, Germany

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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.

2-4 April 2019
Hamburg, Germany

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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.

Routes Europe
8-10 April 2019
Hannover, Germany

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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.

MRO Americas
9-11 April 2019
Georgia, USA

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MRO Americas connects customers, clients and colleagues from across the aviation aftermarket sector. This 360° networking and learning experience incorporates drill down and informative conference sessions with an unparalleled exhibition floor providing numerous social and business opportunities. The event delivers a comprehensive mix of innovative products, technologies, offerings and services.  MRO Americas is where the industry comes together, year after year, to engage, develop, discuss and grow!

Annual Civil Avionics International Forum
16-17 April 2019
Shanghai, China

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The 8th Annual Civil Avionics International Forum will be held in Shanghai on April 16th-17th, 2019. This Forum will be held in the form of thematic reports, panel discussions, exhibitions, one-to-one business talks and media interviews.

Connected Aircraft China Congress
17-18 April 2019

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The CAC is a powerful relationship-building and marketing opportunity giving you access to executives representing some of the world’s largest airlines, fast-paced companies, and dynamic organizations in the aerospace and avionics industries

CONNECT Middle East
30 April- 1 May 2019

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The inaugural CONNECT Middle East, India & Africa event will be the first and only networking forum in the Middle East. Ideally located in Dubai to address the booming aviation market of the Middle East, it will bring together the aviation and the tourism industry which are the backbone and catalyst to economic development.

May 2019

Airfinance Journal North America
2-3 May 2019
New York, USA

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Airfinance Journal North America returns in May 2019 for the premier gathering of aviation finance professionals across North America to engage in high-end networking & explore the most pressing challenges & opportunities facing North American aircraft finance.

Over two days you’ll benefit from exclusive networking opportunities, ranging from our 1-2-1 meetings service; connecting you directly with who you need to meet, drinks receptions & our dedicated networking space. In addition you’ll be granted access to talks, panels & interviews with the industry’s leading lights, offering business critical insights into the issues your business is tackling on a daily basis.

LARA Global
16-17 May 2019
London, UK

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LARA Global, the new global event dedicated to low-fare and regional aviation. LARA Global will unite key international stakeholders in this effervescent sector, bringing the airlines, airframe manufacturers, engine suppliers, MRO facilitators, and everyone in between… together. The two-day conference will feature some of the sector’s most innovative thought-leaders to provide an unparalleled opportunity for networking, education and collaboration. It will also see the launch of the inaugural LARA awards, recognising the industry’s most outstanding contributions. For professionals currently working in low-fare and regional aviation, or with a vested interest in how the market is evolving, this is an event you simply cannot miss.

ACI Europe
20-22 May 2019
Krakow, Poland

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ACI EUROPE, founded in 1991, represents the interests of close to 500 airports in 45 European countries. Our members account for over 90% of commercial air traffic in Europe. In 2014, member airports welcomed more than 1.8 billion passengers, 18.4 million tonnes of freight and 21.2 million aircraft movements.

21-23 May 2019
Geneva, Switzerland

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The European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE2019) is a premier event and the annual meeting place for the European business aviation community. The exhibition brings together business leaders, government officials, manufacturers, flight department personnel, avionics firms, fractional providers, charter/lease companies and all manner of people involved in nearly every aspect of business aviation. This is the perfect venue for investors considering aviation as a business opportunity; companies thinking of using an aircraft for business; and flight departments who have long used aircraft as a valuable business tool. Visit the website to learn more and register today.

June 2019

4-6 June 2018
Frankfurt, Germany

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

5-7 June 2019
Cagliari, Sardinia

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CONNECT Route Development Forum is now in its 16th year. Each annual CONNECT event brings together over 600 aviation decision makers including more than 65 airlines and 250 represented airports to discuss current and future air transport links. The events format is designed to deliver a total networking experience, blending formal and informal meeting opportunities for all delegates combined with our exclusive excursion programme to discover key elements of the Host destination.

Global Connected Aircraft Summit
10-13 June 2019
San Diego, USA

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The Global Connected Aircraft Summit brings together the world’s largest airlines and companies from all across the aerospace and avionics industries to assess market lessons, potential demand and best practices in global connected solutions for the passenger, airline efficiency, and cutting edge services.

Aviation data conference
25-27 June 2019
Athens, Greece

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The aviation industry is on the verge of entering a new era, where the use of data and the ability to turn data into information and insights is more crucial than ever.

IATA represents and leads the industry through this journey and its Aviation Data Symposium (ADS) is the unique global forum to learn about new Big Data, AI & Data Science trends, and network, with 5 specialized tracks around.

July 2019

SMART Airports & Regions
22-24 July 2019
El Paso, Texas

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The SMART Airports & Regions Conference & Exhibition is the premier event covering how SMART airports and their adjacent regions are leveraging “connectivity” to stimulate “innovation and opportunity”.

The annual SMART Airports & Regions Conference and Exhibition will explore the catalytic effect and critical success factors covering the economic development ecosystem of SMART airports and the regions they serve, integrate and connect with.

At the core of SMART regions is strong transportation infrastructure, seamlessly connected and coordinated. The key infrastructure pillars comprise of transportation, power, integrated utilities, urban development, resource management and IT based connectivity.

The SMART Airports & Regions Conference & Exhibition focuses on SMART strategies, opportunities and innovations that development, design, technology and the internet is bringing to environments, communities and cities.

With extensive analysis of the SMART airport and city/regional landscape, and in-depth focus on the drivers, hurdles and opportunities for different stakeholders within this ecosystem, the SMART Airports & Regions Conference & Exhibition leads the way with its innovative, interactive agenda.

August 2019

The Air Carriers Purchasing Conference
10-13 August 2019
Washington, DC

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The ACPC brings together buyers and sellers of aviation related goods and services.  The ACPC offers members a fair and level environment to network in various business and social agendas.

September 2019

Aero-Engines Europe
11-12 September 2019
Istanbul, Turkey

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Aero-Engines Europe is the only conference exclusively dedicated to the trends and issues related to the region’s engine MRO community, gathering stakeholders from across the value chain including OEMs, MROs, airlines, lessors and suppliers.

Dispax World
18-19 September 2019
London, UK

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Seemingly trivial issues can quickly escalate into explosive situations that endanger the safety of passengers and crew. The much anticipated 3rd edition of DISPAX World returns to London to explore the broad range of causes of such behaviour, the responses available and the legal implications for carriers and states.

Looked at from diverse perspectives, including those of aircrew, passengers, regulatory authorities, industry associations, and law enforcement, DISPAX World 2019 will provide a comprehensive and authoritative programme over two days in one of the busiest airline hubs in the world: London.

CAS Asia
24-26 September 2019

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The exhibition hall creates an open platform for all delegates to build contacts, exchange experiences, view an extensive showcase of effective solutions and products and test them first hand. The experience of MRO Asia-Pacific stretches beyond the exhibition hall, and into the conference sessions. This is where attendees can strategize innovativere solutions. By participating in the conference, attendees have a unique opportunity to be part of the most comprehensive aftermarket discussion in the world

October 2019

Inter Airport Europe
8-11 October 2019
Munich, Germany

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From 8 – 11 October 2019, inter airport Europe 2019, the 22nd International Exhibition for Airport Equipment, Technology, Design and Services will take place at the Munich Trade Fair Centre in Germany.

For manufacturers and suppliers of airport equipment, technology, design and services, inter airport Europe provides the opportunity to meet specialists from airports, airlines, air cargo carriers as well as aviation support from all over the world looking to invest in future-oriented, modern solutions for the interconnected airport. The world’s leading airport exhibition is renowned for covering the most comprehensive range of products and services for the entire airport: technology and services for ground handling, airport equipment, terminal operations, airport IT solutions and airport design.

Exhibit at inter airport Europe 2019 and be part of the world’s leading airport exhibition!


MRO Europe
15-17 October 2019
London, UK

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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! MRO Europe enables attendees to meet key decision makers under one roof and is the leading destination for airlines to learn about, test and purchase new MRO solutions and services.

Global Airport and Passenger Symposium
15-17 October
Warsaw, Poland

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With air travel expected to double by 2036, the industry will not be able to handle the growth or evolving customer expectations with the current processes, installations and ways of doing business. Accommodating growth with even bigger airports will be increasingly difficult – if not impossible.
GAPS has been established to examine the processes that touch the passenger journey, on the ground and in the air, and impact related airport processes and operations. The future passenger journey will not be remiss, and delegates will have the chance to collectively shape future solutions through panel discussions, innovation sessions, and partake in the development of the future passenger journey storyline.

Airline Industry Retail Symposium
29-31 October 2019
Bangkok, Thailand

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Retail is at the heart of all current industry transformation efforts and
IATA is once again leading the pack by organizing the first airline industry symposium dedicated to retail.

Based on the success of the Distribution Track of what used to be the IATA World Passenger Symposium (today discontinued), the new AIR Symposium addressed in depth the topics of Distribution and Payment, being the pillars to bring Airlines into Retailing.