Berlin - On 30 September 2013, BBAA took part in the European Aerospace Cluster Partnership (EACP) Annual Meeting in Bilbao, Spain. 19 partners from nine countries gathered for the meeting in Bilbao, where the international Aerotrends conference also took place.
The European Aerospace Cluster Partnership (EACP) is a network of European aerospace clusters established in the frame of CLUNET, a PRO INNO EUROPE project that encourages the sharing of experiences and that supports the implementation of concrete projects regarding cluster innovation and development policies.
Germany as Guest Country at Industry & Technology Summit in Bilbao
Germany was the guest country at the Industry and Technology Summit (Cumbre Industrial y Tecnológica) held at the Bilbao Exhibition Centre in Bilbao, Spain on October 1-4, 2013. Leading German companies, political representatives and specialists from the field of research took part in the event, which aimed at strengthening trade relations between Spain and Germany.
1 October was designated as a “Day of Germany” that included a special programme of seminars, presentations, interviews, visits to the exhibition, B2B meetings and social events. A series of presentations on the German market under the name “Germany comes to Meet you” was convened. The event was inaugurated by Xabier Basañez, General Manager of BEC, José Boogen, Honorary Consul of the Federal Republic of Germany in Bilbao, Walter von Plettenberg, Head of the German Chamber of Commerce in Spain and Miren Madinabeitia, Head of the Internationalisation Area of SPRI, the Basque Government’s Business Development Agency.
The seminars dealt with the topics of current interest such as aeronautics, machinery & equipment, the automotive industry, railways, sustainable mobility, the steel industry and the foundry industry. According to the Bilbao Exhibition Centre over 1100 people attended the event.
Rolls Royce Deutschland at the Day of Germany
Leading German companies such as Rolls-Royce Deutschland, TÜV Rheinland, Trumpf, and M2M Alliance accompanied by the Spanish Ambassador in Berlin, His Excellency Pablo García-Bedoy y Cerezo presented themselves at this occasion. The AEROTRENDS seminars this year also catered to firms from other areas which are interested in the aerospace market.
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