25 Oct 04. Bonjour Paris, au revoir Farnborough. The reorganization of the 2006 Farnborough Air Show continues apace with sources close to BATTLESPACE suggesting that due to financial considerations, Reed Exhibitions has pulled out of the bid for the management of the show, leaving the field open to Haymarket. We understand that the SBAC wishes to run more shows on the Farnborough site, which is a bold move given the cost of setting up stands and chalets on the site. The move by the SBAC is reminiscent of the debacle at Silverstone where men in blazers showed little regard to the economics of exhibitions. The demise of Silverstone and impending demise of Farnborough with RIAT at Fairford, still loss making, but hanging on also demonstrates the government’s lack of concern for losing these show, all of which provide a huge shop window for UK products and provide much needed revenue for local communities, Farnborough alone produces £14m for the area during the period.
19 Oct 04. Homeland Security Conference and Exhibition, “Global Security Asia “, to be held in Singapore from the 29th to the 31st March 2005
Ministry Support This International Event focusing on the Asia Pacific Region enjoys the unprecedented full support of the “Ministry of Home Affairs” in Singapore – the co-host for this event. In addition to the MHA the event also has the full support of the following
Singapore Police Force,
Internal Security Department,
Singapore Civil Defence Force,
Immigration & Checkpoints Authority,
Defence Science and Technology Agency,
Maritime and Port Authority,
The Institute of Defence and Strategic Studies
The Singapore Exhibition and Convention Bureau
29 Oct 04. The length of the ILA2006 will be reduced by one trade visitor day, with the entire event running for six days. Compared with previous air shows, the International Aerospace Exhibition Berlin-Brandenburg will be open to trade visitors on three days (from 16 to 18 May) and to the general public on three days also (19 to 21 May), the overall dates being 16 (Tuesday) to 21 May (Sunday). This decision by the organisers of the ILA, the German Aerospace Industries Association (BDLI) in Berlin and Messe Berlin GmbH, comes following exhibitors’ requests for a more tightly organised ILA programme, and consequently for more efficient scheduling by participants at the show. A majority of exhibitors had expressed their desire to condense the commercial side of the ILA into the first three days of the event, which will combine an outstanding programme of conference events, a programme of flying displays coordinated to meet exhibitors’ interests, and the trade fair itself.