WEAF announces South West’s largest networking event

The West of England Aerospace Forum has announced the South West’s first major Aerospace and Advanced Engineering networking event, post the lifting of Covid-19 restrictions. The event will take place on the 7th of October 2021 at Westland Centre, Yeovil.

The SW Aerotech Expo will bring together keynote speakers, exhibitors, and visitors from across the aerospace and advanced engineering sectors, and its networking zones will provide many opportunities for businesses large and small to re-establish business-to-business networks. Across the event there will be many industry experts in attendance.

WEAF will highlight opportunities in emerging sustainable technologies by nurturing connections between SMEs and OEMs
WEAF will highlight opportunities in emerging sustainable technologies by nurturing connections between SMEs and OEMs

WEAF’s Expo will provide support for the skills and networking of SMEs creating a collaborative environment across the region and beyond, following the industry uncertainty resulted from the pandemic.

WEAF’s CEO, Colin Turner commented: “The Southwest region has one of the largest concentrations of aerospace and defence capabilities in Europe and is the biggest aerospace cluster in the UK. It’s local supply chain supports 14 of the world’s leading organisations in the industry including Leonardo Helicopters, Airbus, Rolls-Royce, GKN Aerospace, Safran, Babcock, Honeywell.

“We believe that the Southwest sector is ready for growth in the new zero emission technologies, and it is leading the way in sustainable aviation through WEAF members such as Vertical Aerospace. WEAF will help highlight opportunities in emerging sustainable technologies by nurturing connections between SMEs and OEMs. Don’t miss out on an exceptional opportunity to network and celebrate getting back to normality!”

The day will be separated into a several sessions allowing attendees to hear from expert Industry speakers, engage face-to-face in specialised zones, make connections with supply chain opportunity sessions and showcase their business with a trade. For more information and booking details visit WEAF’s Eventbrite page.



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