Statements von Teilnehmern der AIRTEC 2014
Brigitte Zypries (MdB)
Parliamentary State Secretary at the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy and Federal Government Coordinator of German Aerospace Policy (Germany)
"Once again, the AIRTEC has brought the major aerospace players to Frankfurt - as exhibitors, speakers or visitors. Also AIRTEC's high-quality congress programme is addressing the issues affecting the sector."
Dr. Christof May, Head of Airbus Group/Airbus Procurement Governance-PYAG (Germany)
"One of the cornerstones of the Airbus Group 2.0 Strategy is to 'Exploit incremental innovation potential within our product programmes while preparing next generation breakthroughs'. In order to seek contribution to such innovation from our Supply Chain, the AIRTEC Congress & B2B meetings are a good platform."
Mark Scuderi, Senior Manager, Supplier Management (USA)
"I was particularly impressed with the capabilities of the suppliers represented and the comfortable environment that allowed for productive one on one engagement’s. AIRTEC has a winning formula for matching up OEM’s with the best and brightest suppliers in aerospace."
Airbus Defence & Space
Domingo Balaguer Alvarez, Detailed Parts Commodity Buyer (TOPSD)
Procurement & Supply Chain (Spain)
"It was a great experience and a pleasure being at AIRTEC 2014. It was my first attendance to this International Aerospace Supply Fair and I hope not the last one. First of all thank you very much for your support, hospitality, and for the professionalism and efficiency of the whole AIRTEC team. The B2B meetings with suppliers gave me an excellent opportunity to be in touch with vendors from around the world, representing a wide range of sectors from the aerospace industry. I am sure this occasion will give us new business opportunities in the future by enhancing our supply chain.
Congratulations and looking forward meeting you next year."
Airbus Operations GmbH
Karsten Noack, R&T Industrialization Systems & Test Technology & Development Aircraft Production – OMTS (Gerrmany)
"I really liked the Airtec fair, because there was a high density of customers and suppliers. For each purpose an airframe manufacturer can have, there was a contact in less than five minutes walking. The presentations were up to date and have been presented by people working on those topics. The service and organization have been excellent and made it a pleasant time."
Peter Sander, Emerging Technologies & Concepts
"AIRTEC 2014 – it was impressive to have supplier exhibitions and all the congresses on one place in Frankfurt.
I was able to exchange with very rare word wide experts and extended my network on Additive Manufacturing additionally.
Very fruitful days, Peter Sander, Emerging Technologies & Concepts Airbus Germany"
Ron Quinn, Chief Buyer
"Airtec 2014 for Bombardier like other years was a success with many worthwhile exhibits. The team made a great deal of useful contacts and we felt that the engagement with current and potential suppliers was excellent. The team now have many useful leads to follow up in the coming year and hopefully like many shows previously it will be a springboard for both of us to develop these relationships into the future. Congratulations on another successful event!"
Luciana Ribeiro Monteiro and Dinah E. S. Leite, Technology Development (Brazil)
“It was our first AIRTEC and we find it very interesting to be part of such a relevant forum for our industry. We hope to return in future editions.”
Pratt & Whitney Canada
Pierre Oligny, European Procurement Director (Canada)
"This was our fifth participation at Airtec and I’m still amaze to see the growing number of exhibitor’s year over year. Airtec is really the best place to meet the key Aerospace supplier and supply chain from all around the world under one roof. We had the chance meet with more than 70 different companies thru the B2B meeting. Big thanks to the Airtec team for the logistic and their professionalism during the event. Looking forward to participate at the Airtec 2015 specially that this will be the 10 years anniversary of AIRTEC."
Jean-Simon Allard, EMEA Strategic Sourcing Manager (Switzerland)
"From our perspective Airtec 2014 was the best event we've attended in the last few years. We have made significant contacts around new technologies and potential new suppliers. We are already hard at work to start to work with potential new suppliers. The B2B platform helped us set up more meaningful meetings. As usual, the social aspect of the event were also very much appreciated by everyone. See you in November 2015."
Kawasaki Heavy Industries
Ishii Hiroyuki, Procurement Planning Section2
Material Department Manufacturing Division Aerospace Company (Japan)
"This is the first time to join Airtec and I’ve been very pleased to participate in this precious opportunity. Thanks to well-organized B2B meeting systems, I had a chance successfully to meet more than forty (40) companies in easy and efficient manner, which I do believe enabled me not only to get to know what each company I’ve met looks like, but also to give me opportunity to open my eye and to seriously start thinking about supply chain optimization. And fortunately I had valuable chance to make presentation and to hear supply chain strategy from world major aerospace companies such as Boeing, Bombardier and Airbus, which is very impressive."
Brad Alexander, Manager of Supply Chain Integration and International Industrial Cooperation (USA)
“The 2014 AIRTEC conference was a great opportunity for Parker Aerospace to re-engage with companies that we met at AIRTEC 2013. Additionally, it enabled us to meet many new aerospace companies as well as renew acquaintances with existing business partners. The AIRTEC meetings and presentations were enlightening and the experience was very fulfilling. Parker Aerospace looks forward to exploring the business opportunities that result from the 2014 conference.”
TAI - Turkish Aerospace Industries, Inc.
Halil Atilla, Chief/Subcontracting (Turkey)
"The participants from TAI’s A/C Group Subcontracting management were very glad that have attended yet another AIRTEC event, AIRTEC 2014. TAI team have closely seen that the AIRTEC is continuously growing towards a more and more successful International Organization. During this year’s event we attended more than 75-80 B2B successful meetings. After 5 years of consecutive attendance to the AIRTEC event, we are happy to see and state that the continuous growth of this event is so obvious regarding the increase of the exhibitors volume, visitors volume and congress attendance from wider/multiple International participation. During the AIRTEC 2014, we had the chance to attend many B2B-meetings that gave us the opportunity to find very important International suppliers from various important sectors of the Aerospace Industry from many different countries, that were very active in using the B2B tool and eager to supply the Aerospace sector with new supplies and some important capabilities/innovations that are worth to consider in our current and future programs. TAI looks forward to the AIRTEC 2015 to attend with even larger team."
Daniele Di Giulio, Procurement & Supply Chain (Italy)
"I would like to thank you for the good experience of Airtec Event. I think it was a fruitful event for me to know new potential opportunities and increase the network that it the base for the success in the business. Both the conferences and the b2b meeting were interesting. In particular I followed the seminaries related to Supply chain and they pointed out the key factor that are actual also in my company! Good to share these issues with other stakeholders. So thanks again for your invitation and I hope to see you next year with an event that is growing more and more."
IAI-Commercial Aircraft Group
Hary Rosenfeld, Director - Supporting Engineering Aerospace Assemblies Division (Israel)
"The Airtec show and conferences were both at the heighest standards of this type of events.
I enjoyed very much multiple sessions of conferences and especially the lectures about the 3D printing manufacturing. I had the opportunity to meet interesting people with which we talked current and future business.The two evening events were both enjoiable and very well prepared. By default I intend to come also next year.Thank you very much for hosting me."
Thomas Tschirner, Regional Supplier Management Executive-RRD (Germany)
- Very efficient environment to meet industrial partners and to explore potential business opportunities
- Good mix between face2face meetings and conferences/presentations
- Selection of stands/companies are critical to meet customers expectation
Condor Flugdienst GmbH
Peter Aurich, Fleet Manager / Team Leader Operation (Germany)
"…thanks for participation, an excellent opportunity to meet new customers face to face and to attend very interesting speeches. Looking forward to be part in 2015…"
Georges Vianey, Prismatic steel segment lead buyer (France)
"In 2013 I experienced the AIRTEC B to B meetings. I really appreciated the event. Based on this first experience, I decided to go back to the AIRTEC 2014. I still found very helpful and well organized the web site to manage and set up the face to face meetings session prior to go the event. Nevertheless , I regret that there is not enough exhibitors for low cost countries. This is for sure a “room space improvement” for the AIRTEC organization to offer to visitors more opportunities to enlarge their supply chain basis."
Joao Rui Pereira, Aeronautical Procurement & Logistics (Portugal)
"Although it was our first participation in AIRTEC, OGMA has been in this event in the past years. The expectations are always exceeded. The professionalism, the organization and the ability to meet in the same space, several representatives of the aeronautics market, is undoubtedly an essential experience for this business. The exchange of ideas, knowledge of different strategies and market options allows us to expand the business vision and the their potential. The experience was unique and extremely important for us and we expect to be present at the AIRTEC 2015. Thanks to all AIRTEC team and congratulations for the organization of this event."
Snecma / Safran Group
Emmanuel LAFOY, Marketing & Global Sourcing Dpt, (France)
"First of all, I would like to thank u for your outstanding support during this business convention (meetings, the engagement of the organizers and social events in the evening). Most of the meetings were productive, see u next year!"
Elbit Systems - Cyclone
Ziv Milstein, Director of Procurement, Supply Chain & Facilities (Israel)
"I am Director of Procurement, Supply Chain & Facilities at Elbit Systems – Cyclone Ltd. I have benefited from the Airtec B2B meeting greatly.
The organization of the B2B website and the database was very effective and very productive. The B2B allowed to schedule meeting with the relevant companies which ultimately enabled me to expend my vendor data base. I was able to utilize some of the new vendors into our supply chain"
Sitec Aerospace GmbH
Markus Berghausen, Sales / Project Manager (Germany)
"The business-to-business meetings on the AIRTEC 2014 were a success to us, several contacts to potential new customers could be made. The B2B-platform was easy to use, what helped us very much to find interesting meeting partners and to arrange the appointments."
Bryan Ribbans, Director (Great Britain)
"This was our first time attending the annual Airtech Show in Frankfurt. I have to say that for a three-day show, we have never been so busy with B2B meetings; most three-day shows are shows that should only have been two days long, but for us this one could have been four days long without complaint!
Their B2B portal set-up is unique in this field as far as I’m aware and it repaid all the effort we put into it with quality senior decision-making executive-level meetings with potential clients and suppliers that would have taken us many months of research, drilling down through a company and miles of travel to replicate away from this show; and yet here they were, sitting listening to us right in-front of them. They We are now busy carrying out all the follow-up’s and the outlook we have since the show is positive for the future at this time.
The stand builders and working contractors were easy to work with and nothing was too much trouble; the venue is superb as one would expect with the added benefit that for an aerospace procurement show, there were no distractions from ‘live’ aircraft displays or fly-by’s – it was full-on business, simple as that”. Impressive and impressed; both at the same time."
Ohio Aerospace Institute
Howard Thompson, Senior Program Manager (USA)
"On behalf of the participants at the Ohio Pavilion for the 2014 Airtec International Congress, I would like to pass along my gratitude to the show organizers for a marvelous international trade event. Our participants including JobsOhio, Ohio Development Services Agency, NASA, Parker, PolyOne, University of Cincinnati, University of Dayton Research Institute and of course the Ohio Aerospace Institute were extremely impressed with the show organization, meeting content and B2B arrangements, congress highlights and networking opportunities. It is not an everyday occurrence to meet policy makers and consul generals, especially in a foreign land, but our team was thrilled to have the opportunity to personally meet and chat with Ms. Zypries and Mr. Milas. For us – Airtec is the type of show to identify, engage and pursue business development leads for our members, state and country. We worked closely with our Department of Commerce International Trade Team to prepare and plan for a productive show, which also allowed us to take advantage of other meetings and company visits outside the show. Our Airtec mission was a great success and we look forward to November 2015."
Element 22 GmbH
Matthias Scharvogel, Managing Director (Germany)
"Element 22 manufactures Titanium components with a state of the art Net Shape technology mainly for the medical industry. It was our first attendance at the Airtec Trade Show in Frankfurt, with the aim to better understand the needs of the aerospace industry and speak to decision makers in order to understand the requirements. Our expectations were fully met. It became clear to us that key players in the industry are actively searching for the Titanium Net Shape products we have to offer. We look forward to working in this exciting industry. Thank you to the whole AIRTEC team for the excellent job organizing this event!"
Laurent Gautier, Key Account Manager - Business Development (Germany)
"This year again, AIRTEC 2014 was a success for LATelec as an exhibitor. We had a lot of B2B Meetings with the main Stakeholders of the Aerospace World. M.Bodin, M.Gautier and Mr Proust were really delighted to participate this year again at this Exhibition located in Frankfurt. We arranged important meetings with stakeholders of the supply Chain Management in the Aeronautics Industry, such as Boeing, Zodiac, Honeywell and Kawasaki. LATelec and LATECOERE Services took the opportunity for the first time to attend a conference by presenting the “Electrics Requirements in Composite Environments”. George Munteanu held this presentation on the 30th of October in a pleasant and international atmosphere.This was very positive and this will ensure our participation for next year."
Joachim Holzer, Sales Manager (Germany)
The AIRTEC is an appropriate and outstanding fair for suppliers. The B2B-Plattform offers a perfect planning to the exhibitor, so he is able to plan his appointments. As we think the AIRTEC is an excellent trade fair and we have already booked our stand for the coming year.
Avner Ben-Bassat, President & CEO (Israel)
"Plataine found Airtec 2014 to be a highly effective conference, both from the business and the Market/Technology perspectives. Airtec's B2B platform is unparalleled: we had 29 meetings set in advance of the conference with key members of OEMs and other potential customers and partners, and the outcome has been outstanding. The conference program is in itself very rich, and allows us to follow key trends and learn of new developments in a range of technical aspects."
SGS Institut Fresenius
Dr.-Ing. Ute Hörmann, Consumer Testing Services, Account Manager (Germany)
"We consider the Airtec as the major aerospace event for our business in testing, inspection and certification. Testing demands arise from aerospace suppliers and from primes. Airtec gives us the possibility to talk to both, suppliers and primes and thus to have focused discussions with relevant purchasers and decision makers. In doing so we received numerous qualified contacts in order to build up a sound base for cooperation. This proved in particular true for our recurrent participation in Airtec. In order to strengthen further our aerospace business we will definitely participate in the Airtec 2015."
MAKINO France S.A.S
Jean Michel FLAMEIN, BU Aerospace Manager Europe (France)
"Airtec is an excellent opportunity to meet potential customers during B to B meetings but also all day long by visiting small booth in a quiet atmosphere. Specialized conferences give also opportunity to present our technologies to really concerned audience."
Yolanda García Luque, Dpto Comercial/Sales Department (Spain)
"Our participation resulted really productive due to the very good organization and the dimension of the event. It is a very recommendable experience for those companies which are thinking in being part of it, their b2b platform is an easy tool to use and helps a lot in making business.The event improves a bit more every year, if possible."
A. Abete srl
Giovanni Abete, Managing Director (Italy)
"This year we took part at the AIRTEC 2014. A. Abete was present for the second time! AIRTEC is always a perfect choice for all those companies who, like us, want meet international customers.
We are already satisfied with the results after the meetings that took place in the three days of the event. Currently we are in contact with several companies that we met during the B2B-meetings that allowed contacts with companies that didn’t know us before. In addition, it was very interesting for us to participate at the workshop, where big names like Boeing and Airbus took part, focusing on the supply chain management policies.
We thank the corporation fair and, in particular, the President Diana Schnabel for the opportunity and the exposure that she gave us. We want use the occasion to congratulate for the big success of the event, thanks to a great staff, that, with their kindness and readiness, were able to respond to our demands. Thanks to them, we also had the opportunity to meet the Italian Consul General in Frankfurt, Christian Cottafavi, accompanied by a representative of the Chamber of Commerce of the city who visited our stand and we discussed the activities support to expand in Germany. In conclusion, our company thanks who, knowing us, wanted to deepen the relationship and even who for the first time met us and with whom we’re already in contact. See you next year for the tenth anniversary of the AIRTEC!"
CBI – Ministry of Foreign Affairs Netherlands
Peter Lichthart, CBI expert (Netherlands)
"This was our fourth participation at Airtec. We started with 2 co-exhibitors at Airtec 2011 and this gradually increased to 6 co-exhibitors at Airtec 2014. Companies from emerging markets, who participate in the CBI export coaching programs, show more interest on supplying to the high demanding Aerospace market. The CBI co-exhibitors from Pakistan and Philippines at Airtec 2014 were very satisfied with quality of the contacts gained and are interested to participate again at Airtec 2015. The B2B platform was again an essential and easy to use tool to get connected to the right persons. One very good experience was also the participation of some of our co-exhibitors and myself at the Seminar supply of wings “Global Supply Chain Summit”. We got the latest market requirements, trends and foresight directly from OEM-ers and Tier 1 suppliers. This was a very good and efficient way for or co-exhibitors on doing marketing field research. It was also an excellent possibility to meet with speakers and key-person directly after the seminar during a drink. Overall we are again satisfied about our participation at Airtec 2014."
Steven L. Peake PhD, Technical Director – Composite Materials (USA)
"We were very pleased with the Airtec meeting. Since it was our first meeting, I was not sure what to what level of participation there would be. I have to say that the B2B exceeded my expectations in both quality and quantity of contacts. The on-line meeting reservation system worked very well. It would have been very difficult for our company to duplicate this level of exposure to the aerospace marketplace any other way."
Jose Agustin-Paya, Manager Business Development (Germany)
"Für uns war es, wie Sie wissen, die erste Teilnahme als Aussteller auf der Airtec. Vor der Teilnahme habe ich vieles Positive erwartet. Die Erwartungen sind jedoch übertroffen worden.
Im Vergleich zu den mir bekannten, herkömmlichen Messen muss ich sagen, dass diese Art von Messe, bei der der Hauptschwerpunkt auf die Gespräche und auf das Business gelegt wird, wirklich außerordentlich effizient ist. Ich weiß noch wie eines der Referenten auf der Airtec sagte. "We are here mainly because of one matter -Business-". Das war tatsächlich so. Ferner kann ich von unserer Seite sagen, dass ich 36 Meetings hatte, davon 70% requestete und immerhin 30% die sich dort vor Ort ergeben haben. So gut wie Alle Meetings haben jetzt einen Kontakt zur Folge in den jeweiligen Unternehmen. Also rundum erfolgreich! Auch die Unterstützung des Airtec-Teams war als Ergänzung von großer Bedeutung. Dafür herzlichen Dank. Für die Teilnahme im nächsten Jahr werde ich mich einsetzen."
Falk Al-Omary, PR / Unternehmenskommunikation
"Die Berghoff Gruppe zieht eine positive Bilanz ihrer erstmaligen Teilnahme an der AIRTEC in Frankfurt. Die hochpräzisen Teile und die fundierten Kenntnisse der Luft- und Raumfahrtbranche des Unternehmens fanden viel Anklang bei den internationalen Ausstellern und Experten. An allen drei Messetagen war das gesamte Berghoff-Kompetenz- und Vertriebsteam im Halbstundentakt ausgebucht. So konnten rund 70 Gespräche mit Global Playern der Branche, aber auch mit anderen Zulieferern und internationalen Spezialisten rund um die Themen Produktion, Zukunftstechnologien und High-Tech-Verfahren geführt werden. Da Berghoff für den Bereich Luft- und Raumfahrt zertifiziert ist und bereits über zahlreiche Referenzen verfügt, war die Nachfrage nach Terminen auf der Messe entsprechend groß. Auch über konkrete Projekte wurde gesprochen. Wegen der positiven Erfahrungen mit der AIRTEC und dem attraktiven Messekonzept mit seiner interaktiven B-to-B-Plattform wird Berghoff auch an der nächsten AIRTEC im kommenden Jahr teilnehmen."
Wohlers Associates Inc.
Tim Caffrey, Senior Consultant (USA)
"For the second consecutive year, Wohlers Associates chaired a session titled 'Additive Manufacturing in Aerospace.' The session included presentations from Peter Sander of Airbus, Slade Gardner of Lockheed Martin, Raymond “Corky” Clinton of NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, and Ralph Resnick of America Makes. Each of these organizations is contributing to the growing applications for AM parts in airplanes, rockets, and satellites. Interesting developments are unfolding for AM in the aerospace industry, and we are grateful for the opportunity to participate in AIRTEC and the ongoing adoption of AM by aerospace organizations."