Brisk business for Midlands at Paris

Life was busy last week for MAA members and the MAA team at the Paris Airshow.

10 MAA members exhibited on the MAA stand. Business was brisk throughout the show.

Business Minister Michael Fallon visited the MAA stand to speak with exhibitors.


 

Life was busy last week for MAA members and the MAA team at the Pairs Airshow.

100 UK companies exhibited, 10 of them on the MAA stand.

Business was brisk throughout the show with exhibitors continually holding customer meetings on their own "pods" or the central meeting area.

Several VIPs visited the MAA stand including the Business and Energy Minister Michael Fallon who launched the NATEP programme to support new technology in the UK aerospace supply chain.

Business minister meets maa exhibitors

Business Minister Michael Fallon meets MAA exhibitors on the stand

 

Highlights of business on the MAA stand

10 companies exhibited on the MAA stand. That made the Midlands presence the largest regional stand within the UK Pavilion.  Many other MAA members visited the show and the MAA team enjoyed catching up with them when they dropped by the MAA stand. 

Busy day on MAA stand Paris 2013
Business meetings on the MAA stand

 

Feedback from exhibitors

Reactions from MAA exhibitors were uniformly positive:

  • We had a very successful show, several appointments, lots of interest and meetings already set up for follow ups.

  • Great experience, we shall exhibit again.

  • We believe we will sign some good contracts that will more than cover our costs -- and our attendance at the show will have increased our visibility to the business world.

  • We met several previous clients, and now we can reinstate our relationship and provide our services to them again.

  • We will certainly gain from the show and look forward to new business as well as more from existing clients who exhibited at the show.

  • Of all the UK regions, the MAA's sheer presence was clearly the best.

  • Many thanks to all the MAA team, for organising the MAA presence and looking after us in Paris - it was a successful event for us.

  • The show was highly successful in that we had over 30 meetings with existing and potential new customers; from those meetings we have already received two new RFQs.


MAA CEO Andrew Mair welcomes ukti to maa stand paris 2013
MAA chief executive Andrew Mair welcomes UKTI to the MAA stand

 

Activities on the MAA stand

The MAA organised a networking event where UK companies could learn more about the opportunities for new technology funding through NATEP.

natep launch reception paris 2013

MAA chief executive Andrew Mair (centre) welcomes guests at the NATEP networking event


If your company is interested in exhibiting with the MAA at any future airshows please contact Emma.


More pictures of the MAA stand and exhibitors

MAA member wall of fame MAA stand Paris 2013   Start of the day   exhibitor pod on the MAA stand Paris 2013
MAA members were all listed on the stand's "wall of fame"   MAA exhibitor Premet getting ready for a busy day
     
Business minister Michael Fallon meets Mike Beirns Amfin MAA stand Paris 2013   MAA CEO Andrew Mair and Secretary of State for Wales David Jones MP NATEP Paris 2013 b  
Business Minister Michael Fallon meets Mike Beirns of exhibitor Amfin   MAA chief executive Andrew Mair and Secretary of State for Wales David Jones MP