The West of England Aerospace Forum announced at its Annual Conference & Exhibition that it has achieved record membership numbers by surpassing the 300 mark. The event attracted more than 220 senior managers and leaders from companies throughout the aerospace sector, including Airbus, GE Aviation, GKN Aerospace, Leonardo Helicopters, Rolls Royce, and Safran.
The theme of the conference this year was “The Challenge of Change”, where insights into activities in the aerospace sector were provided, whether commercial or defence, touching on current developments and future technologies.
The political, economic and social landscape in the UK and globally is changing beyond recognition, and the appetite for international trade and collaboration is increasing daily. At the conference, businesses directly and indirectly impacted by these changes, whether evolutionary or revolutionary, had the chance to make their voices count in the debate.
Simon Young, Chief Executive of WEAF, said: “The aerospace industry is continually soaring, including our membership. However with that, all businesses are consistently facing changes, including the uncertainty faced by Brexit. We are here to enable companies to make links and also network with the experts they need to solve each other’s problems and explore opportunities.”