It has been a little more than a month now since the EBACE 2010 show occurred last month in Geneva, Switzerland. It was the 10th anniversary of the European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition, and it was a sold out affair that spanned three days. There were more than 11,000 attendees that showed up to see what was new in the world of business aviation. According to some reports, the exhibitors at the event as well as the attendees themselves were very enthusiastic about where the industry is headed.
Among the attendees at the event were Brian Humphries and Ed Bolen both heads of the European Business Aviation Association and the National Business Aviation Association respectively. They had this to say about the event:
“This was by any standard a very successful anniversary for EBACE and a tremendously successful Convention,” said Humphries. “On the heels of such a difficult period for the aviation industry, this year’s EBACE had a particular excitement surrounding it, and I am encouraged at the possible signs of our industry turning around.”
Bolen agreed, saying “This 10th EBACE was certainly a strong one in all respects. The level of Exhibitor and Attendee participation in this show was a welcome boost to our industry, and demonstrates that business aviation remains highly valued around the world.”
Many of the presenters at the event were also optimistic about the industry although in a cautious sense. The event had 436 exhibitors and 65 aircraft all being shown at the Geneva International Airport. This is the 10th anniversary of the two groups playing host to the event. Next year the event is scheduled to take place in Geneva on May 17-19 2011.