Military & Aerospace Electronics acquires Avionics conference and exhibition

Military & Aerospace Electronics magazine and its parent company PennWell in Tulsa, Okla., have purchased the Avionics conference and exhibition, and will operate the Avionics conference next March in Amsterdam.

AMSTERDAM—Military & Aerospace Electronics magazine and its parent company PennWell in Tulsa, Okla., have purchased the Avionics conference and exhibition, and will operate the Avionics conference next March in Amsterdam.

Established in 2003 as an annual event, the Avionics conference and expo includes a trade exhibition, two-day conference program, workshops, and technology demos serving more than 1,400 attendees. The next Avionics will be held 11–12 March 2009 in Amsterdam.

Military & Aerospace Electronics and PennWell also have purchased Avionics Expo Limited in London, which since 2003 had owned and managed the Avionics conference and trade show.

The call for papers deadline for the 2009 Avionics conference is 15 Sept. 2008. Submissions can be made online at www.avionics-event.com. The last Avionics show was held in March 2008 at the Passenger Air Terminal in Amsterdam.

The main conference program at Avionics 2009 will cover the global avionics industry in military and commercial applications. Workshops and tutorials on emerging standards in software and hardware, as well as how to overcome technical and business challenges in procuring and integrating avionics systems and subsystems, also will be on the agenda.

PennWell will manage Avionics from its London office and will retain the show’s founder, Adrian Broadbent, as a consultant, assisting PennWell in the continued development of the conference. John McHale, Military & Aerospace Electronics’ executive editor, will oversee conference content in the U.S. Gareth Watkins will also remain as the sales manager and joins PennWell as an employee in its London office under the management of Glenn Ensor, PennWell’s director of international events.

“Since air travel is expanding globally and nearly 10,000 new commercial aircraft are expected to enter service over the next 10 years, the Avionics show is essential to avionics manufacturers and professionals involved in new cockpit technologies and procedures developed for both civil and military aircraft,” says Robert F. Biolchini, president and chief executive officer of PennWell.

The Avionics event also has synergy with PennWell’s Military & Aerospace Electronics franchise. It expands the company’s position in this market, and its annual U.S.-based conference and exhibition—the Military & Aerospace Electronics Forum, which will be held 1–2 June 2009 in San Diego. For information about exhibiting at Avionics 2009, contact Gareth Watkins at +44 (0) 1992 656 672 or garethw@pennwell.com. For more on the Military & Aerospace Electronics Forum, visit www.milaeroforum.com.

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