ap&m Europe, Olympia London: 1 – 2 June 2016
What’s your New Year’s resolution? Giving up smoking, cutting down on alcohol, making more time for friends and family, or maybe just getting round to using that gym membership you signed up for six years ago? The start of a new year is all about setting new goals, and ap&m Europe have their sights set on breaking a few records.
Never one for superstition, ap&m Europe is confident that its 13th year can be its biggest and best to date – and with the exhibition now at 85% capacity, the numbers are certainly pointing towards a busy few days at Olympia.
A footfall high of 3,287 visited ap&m Europe in 2015, and the recent acquisition by Penton Media means the event is now part of the Aviation Week Network – resulting in an increase in touchpoints – that promises a record high for those numbers in 2016.
The focus, as usual, will remain on connecting the airline supply chain with buyers from all over the world on both formal and informal levels, with networking the name of the game. “ap&m allows us to meet people we wouldn’t normally get to meet,” explains Stephen Taylerson, UK sales manager for Ambersil, and Antonio Da Silva Abreu, senior purchasing administrator for Luxair, agrees with Taylerson that the chance to meet contacts under one roof is invaluable. “It’s a rich experience for every buyer,” he explains. “I met many contacts who I had never met in person before. It was a good opportunity as well to get tonnes of new contacts in two days all in one location.”
The ever-popular ‘Meet the Buyers’, the quick fire meeting space for airline/MRO buyers and exhibitors, returns to it’s one day format in 2016, and after 79% of buyers did business as a result of their meetings last year, you can be sure it’s going to be a popular place to be.
With ap&m Europe focusing on growing as well as it being the only MRO show based in London in 2016, all signs point to big business on the aisles of Olympia come 1 and 2 June.
ap&m Europe 2016 will take place from 1-2 June 2016, at Olympia London: visit www.apmexpo.com for details.