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Aerodays 2011: help shape the future of aeronautics in Europe

The European Commission and Centro para el Desarrollo Tecnológico Industrial in Spain invite you to register now for the sixth Community Aeronautics days in Madrid, 30 March-1 April 2011.

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The theme for Aerodays 2011 is: 'Innovation for sustainable aviation in a global environment'.

The sixth edition of this major international conference on air transport will bring together aeronautics stakeholders, ministries, agencies and R&D centres for a unique opportunity to network and advance the agenda.

“The Aerodays are a perfect place to see what European research and innovation efforts can accomplish in a sector like air transport, which revolves around high-level knowledge,” says EU Commissioner for Research and Innovation Máire Geoghegan-Quinn. “A conference like this stimulates everyone to work across borders and to find innovative ways for Europe to remain a global player.”

European Commissioners Máire Geoghegan-Quinn (Research and Innovation) and Siim Kallas (Transport) are keynote speakers, and will be joined by Spanish Minister of Science and Innovation Cristina Garmendia, plus leading experts and policy-makers representing all aspects of the air transport sector.

Practical information

When: Aerodays 2011 take place from 30 March to 1 April
Where: Madrid, Spain (Palacio Municipal de Congresos).

Conference participants will have access to:

  • conference exhibition;
  • technical and plenary sessions external link;
  • conference dinner and cocktails;
  • technical visitsexternal link, showcasing air transport facilities in and around Madrid.

Registerexternal link now to secure your reservation!

Conference highlights

Plenary sessions external link will introduce key topics, such as sustainable air transport; how the global market is evolving; the future of air traffic management; and air transport as a joint effort for Europe. Technical sessions will enable participants to examine aspects of these in depth. Technical visitsexternal link will shed light on how the industry works from the inside.

Thinking together

The conference exhibition will feature outcomes of European Commission-funded research in air transport and aeronautics, as well as presenting ongoing research and development. Research institutions will have the opportunity to combine and coordinate research actionsexternal link, pooling their capacities and finding partners in innovation.

Business opportunities

Aerodays 2011 offers an unrivalled forum in which European businesses can interact. It now attracts worldwide interest and a high attendance, thus providing an opportunity to meet potential partners from emerging economies such as Russia and China.

Shaping policy

Aerodays 2011 will be a major opportunity for EU policy-makers at all levels to meet and help move Europe towards better air transport.