The Polish Space Agency together with the Podkarpackie Voivodeship, Cities of Rzeszow and Krosno and the Aviation Valley organized the Polish stand during the aviation fair ILA Berlin 2018. Over 30 Polish companies used the stand for presenting their information and promotion materials, finding new partners and organizing B2B meetings with representatives of foreign companies participating in the fair.
This year’s edition of the ILA Berlin 2018 took place in Berlin ExpoCenter Airport on April 25-29. The joint Polish stand during the event was operating in order to promote the achievements and the offer of the companies from the Polish aviation and space sector and to facilitate their linking with potential foreign partners.
The official opening of the stand took place on Wednesday, April 25 and featured Piotr Pilch, member of board of the Podkarpackie Voivodeship, Piotr Przytocki, President of the City of Krosno, Marek Ustrobiński, Vicepresident of the City of Rzeszow, Marek Bujny, Vicepresident of the Aviation Valley and Michał Marchewka, Director of the Rzeszow division of the Polish Space Agency.
During the first 3 days of the fair, which were dedicated to professionals from the aviation and space sector, a several dozen meetings were held at the Polish stand featuring entrepreneurs from Poland and Europe.
Representatives of POLSA provided information on the activities of the agency and achievements of the Polish space sector, i.a. during meetings with the German Aerospace Center (DLR), the Ukrainian Yuzhnoye State Design Office and the Russian Aerospace Innovation Territorial Cluster of the Samara Region. They also answered questions addressed by the Polish entrepreneurs regarding opportunities for companies from the aviation sector to start operating in space industry.
Weekend days of the fair were open to public and the Polish stand was widely popular among visitors.
The Polish Space Agency was the co-organizer of the Polish stand during ILA Berlin fair for the second time.
ILA Berlin 2018 is this year’s largest fair of the aviation and space sector in Europe. Over 1000 exhibitors from 37 countries and over 150 thou. visitors participated in this event organized by BDLI (German Aerospace Industries Association) and Messe Berlin. The program of the fair included i.a. workshops and conferences focusing on various issues related to space exploration and the space industry, such as the “Security in Space” symposium, Satellite-based EO for the Digital Economy”, “Satellite Communications”, “Fuel for Innovation - ESA BIC Startups in Aerospace” conferences as well as Workshop on pico- and nano-satellites or Japan Space Industry Workshop.
More information about the event is available on the website: www.ila-berlin.de/en