Manchester Central has been selected as the venue to host the 2009 Council of European Aerospace Societies Air and Space Conference.
The event is a major occasion on the aerospace calendar and is expected to attract up to 1,000 delegates from the aerospace profession in the European Union.
A number of professionals from other major global aerospace countries are also expected to walk through the venue’s doors between October 26th and 29th 2009.
The Northwest boasts one of Europe’s leading aerospace industrial clusters, with over 800 companies accounting for more than one-third of the UK’s total aerospace production – making Manchester Central an ideal venue for the event.
According to organisers of the conference, CEAS 2009 will offer companies, research and academic institutions and the society’s partner nations a platform to showcase their brands, products and technologies to the aerospace industry.
Up to 500 technical papers will be presented across both civil and military air and space applications.
The last incarnation of the conference took place in Berlin in 2007 and once again visitors are expected to be addressed by senior political, industry and academic figures.
CEAS 2009 will have a theme of New Beginnings: Challenges for Aerospace Innovation.
The conference will include sessions on aerodynamics, propulsion, unmanned air systems, space and aeroacoustics, as well as an air law mock trial.
Source: Invest in England’s Northwest