The event, which celebrates its sixth edition between June 7 and 9, reinforces its international character, with 40 contracting companies (OEMs) confirmed, of which 63% are foreign

Aerospace and Defense Meetings-ADM Seville 2022 has reached 173 registered companies from 22 different countries still two months from its celebration, which will take place between June 7 and 9 at Fibes in a 100% face-to-face format. These good figures demonstrate the interest that this event arouses in the world industry, widely consolidated on its tenth anniversary as the most important in southern Europe to explore business opportunities in the aerospace sector.

In this sense, the first registration data of the sixth edition account for up to 133 firms registered as exhibitors, of which 54 come from other countries; while 40 have registered with the profile of contractors, 25 of them also based in foreign markets, which reinforces the international character of the event.

ADM Seville is thus configured as the reference business event for the aerospace and defense sector in Spain. Its objective is to increase the turnover of the Andalusian and Spanish aerospace cluster, positioning Andalusia as a key point in the world aerospace market and promoting international growth opportunities for the aerospace industry of Andalusia and Spain in general, in the civil, military and space branches.

ADM Sevilla is organized by the Regional Ministry of the Presidency, Public Administration and the Interior, through Extenda-Andalucía Exportation and Foreign Investment, and by the company BCI Aerospace, a specialist in international meetings in the sector. Likewise, it has the main manufacturers of the European, Spanish and Andalusian industry: Airbus, the largest European manufacturer in the sector, as the main partner of the event; with Aciturri and Alestis, as platinum sponsors; Aernnova and Sofitec, as gold sponsors; and with Grupo Sevilla Control, Aerotecnic and UMI Aero Group, as silver sponsors.

ADM Sevilla also has the collaboration, as institutional support, of the rest of the agents of the Spanish industry, through Tedae (Spanish Association of Technological, Defense, Aeronautical and Space Companies), and the Andalusian one, with Andalucía Aerospace. In addition, the event is supported by the IDEA Agency, of the Regional Ministry of Economic Transformation, Industry, Knowledge and Universities, with whom Extenda shares a stand, through the common project ‘Invest in Andalusia’; Aeropolis, Aerospace Technology Park of Andalusia; the Technology Park TecnoBahía in Cádiz; CATEC-Advanced Center for Aerospace Technologies; and Invest in Spain (ICEX), of the Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Tourism.

The CEO of Extenda, Arturo Bernal, celebrated the “important participation figures that ADM Sevilla brings together when there are still two months left for its celebration”. “The fact that two out of three contractors are from other countries shows that we are talking about an event that, 10 years after it began, is clearly consolidated in the international calendar of business events in the aerospace sector, something of enormous value for the Andalusian cluster, which acts as a host for the global industry, which can learn first-hand about its technological developments, innovations and capabilities to participate in some of the most important projects in global aviation, such as the A400M, the C295 or the Airbus a320, the largest European manufacturer.

Bernal highlighted the commitment that the Andalusian Government, through Extenda, is making to organize ADM Sevilla for the first time in two consecutive years: “after the blended edition that we did in 2021, we did not want to rest in 2022, and thus we took advantage of it for the benefit of the Andalusian cluster, and Spanish in general, the momentum that the industry is beginning to take after the stoppage imposed by the pandemic”. “It represents a unique opportunity for the agents of the global supply chain to meet again face to face to explore new business avenues together, and doing so in Seville means reinforcing Andalusia as the epicenter of Spain’s aerospace business”.

To date, 22 countries represented

To date, a total of 173 companies from the aerospace sector, from up to 22 countries on four continents, have registered for this new edition of ADM Sevilla. Of these, 133 participate as exhibitors and 40 are contractors.

Of the exhibiting companies, 54 come from the international arena, with a notable presence of firms based in France (15), Italy (9), the United Kingdom (7) and Austria (6) and Germany (4), as well as participating other companies from Canada (3), United States (2), Morocco (2), India (1), Japan (1), Holland (1), El Salvador (1), Tunisia (1) and Turkey (1). The other 79 remaining firms correspond to clusters and national companies, which come, for the most part, from Andalusia and Madrid.

On the other hand, 40 contracting companies (OEMs) have registered for the event to date, of which 25 are international and 15 national. International OEMs are established in France, Italy, Canada, Argentina, UK, Turkey, USA, Israel, Pakistan, Belgium, Bulgaria, Ukraine and Uruguay. As in the case of the exhibiting companies, the other 15 contractors come from Andalusia and Madrid.

A wide representation of the global aerospace supply chain that justifies that in this new edition ADM Seville has been cataloged with the category of “Complete Internationality Fair” granted by the Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Tourism.

Ibero-America and startups: news ADM 2022

In this new edition in which it celebrates its tenth anniversary, ADM Sevilla recovers its face-to-face presence with important novelties such as the creation of an area called AeroLabs, aimed at promoting the internationalization of aerospace startups, and another dedicated to the Ibero-American market and its opportunities, which will have also a specific conference panel.

ADM 2022 is the first edition to be held two years in a row, since, after the suspension of the 2020 edition due to the pandemic, a mixed face-to-face/online edition was held in 2021, which kept Andalusia as a strategic node on the world tour of businesses in this industry, with a high capacity to generate added value and attract foreign investment to the community.

ADM Seville 2022 will feature a high-level conference program under the theme of a new expanding market, Ibero-America, and will also discuss innovation and sustainability as key factors to advance in the internationalization of the sector.

Andalusia, European aerospace pole

Andalusia is one of the main aerospace hubs in Europe and, together with Toulouse and Hamburg, the only ones that have a final assembly plant for a large aircraft, the Airbus A400M. Its strength is also based on innovation and the size of the projects undertaken by companies in its auxiliary industry and the driving force of its cluster, Airbus, the largest European manufacturer.

The Andalusian aeronautical sector is the second in Spain in terms of turnover, employment and exports. According to the latest data published by Andalucía Aerospace, the Andalusian aerospace cluster has 141 companies, which in 2020 generated 12,177 direct jobs, more than 2,400 million euros invoiced and 1,761 million exported. Likewise, 92% of these companies are located in the provinces of Seville and Cádiz, although other provinces such as Málaga, Jaén, Huelva and Córdoba have been joining in recent years with important companies and projects.

The registration period for ADM 2022 is open at www.sevilla.bciaerospace.com. As in previous editions, the organization of ADM Sevilla 2022 by Extenda will be co-financed with funds from the European Union through the P.O. Andalusian ERDF 2014-2020, endowed with a community contribution of 80%.