MAA UKTI trade mission to Italian aerospace industry

Naples, Italy


MAA logo   UKTI


The Midlands Aerospace Alliance and UKTI's Italian aerospace experts are offering supply chain companies an excellent opportunity to hold 1-to-1 meetings with leading Italian aerospace customers on a special trade mission led by MAA chief executive Dr Andrew Mair.

This mission will focus on the Campania and Puglia aerospace clusters in southern Italy. During the visit delegates will have the opportunity to meet and visit top-level international aerospace companies such as Alenia, AgustaWestland, Cira Italian Aerospace Research Center, Magnaghi Aeronautica SpA, DEMA Design Manufacturing SpA, PIAGIO, RAV Srl, GSE Srl, SALVER SpA and more. 

We will also organise networking events which will be invaluable opportunities for companies attending to promote their products and services to decision makers from top-level Italian companies. 

The mission follows the great success of the MAA’s previous trade missions organised with UKTI's excellent local experts:

  • the May 2013 mission with UKTI's Ines Montella to the northern Italian aerospace clusters in Turin, Piedmont and Milan, Lombardy, which included 20 hours of 1-to-1 meetings with 17 procurement leaders at 5 key Italian aerospace customers: for a report see here

  • the March 2012 mission with UKTI's Alastair Roberts to hold 50 1-to-1 meetings with procurement leaders at a series of Safran companies including Snecma at the British Embassy in Paris: for a report see here

 MAA Safran meetings 2012    MAA Italy Mission Microtecnica meetings 2013
MAA members meet Safran buyers 2012   MAA members meet Italian buyers 2013 - Microtecnica



Monday 18 May – Naples, Campania

Minibus departs hotel in Naples

AM                   CIRA - President & Head of External relations for Research Promotion

AM                   Alenia - Purchasing & Technical Dept

PM                   DEMA - Purchasing & Technical Dept

PM                   Abete - CEO & CFO

Evening            Free time

Tuesday 19 May – Naples, Campania

AM                   Mecfond - Owner

AM                   Magnaghi - Purchasing Dept

PM                   Adler TTA - CEO & Technical Dept

PM                   Laer Aeronautica - CEO & Purchasing Dept

19:00                Networking event – UKTI Office

Wednesday 20 March – Naples/ Brindisi, Puglia

AM                   Minibus departure from Naples to Puglia

PM                   AgustaWestland - Purchasing Dept

PM                   Networking event - hotel in Puglia

Evening            Free time

Thursday 21 March – Brindisi, Puglia/Naples

AM                   GSE - Purchasing Dept

11:00                Minibus departure from Puglia to Naples

16:00                Atitech (at Naples airport)

17.30                Transfer to airport terminal for return flight to UK


Update! Italian company profiles now available

Click here to see the profiles for the Italian companies that we are visiting on this trade mission.


Cost to participate

In line with the 2013 northern Italian mission, the fee for participating in this mission will be £900 + VAT for MAA members, £1100 + VAT for non-members. There would be a £250 cost for a second participant to be present at the same meetings. This covers UKTI & MAA work; both organisations only recover their costs.

Participants will be responsible for arranging and paying for their own flights and transfer to the hotel in Naples. We plan to block-book hotels and participants will be responsible for paying for their rooms themselves. We estimate the total cost of travel & accommodation to be approximately £700. 

Please contact, 024 7643 0250 for more information and to book your place.