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TOP Aviation 2023 tradeshows you don’t want to miss (March – December)

As the aviation industry continues to recover from the global pandemic, airline trade shows are poised to make a comeback in 2023. These events offer a valuable opportunity for airlines, manufacturers, academies, and other industry professionals to showcase their latest products and services, connect with potential customers and partners, and stay up to date on the latest trends and innovations in the industry. Let’s take a look at some of the most significant aviation events that you can attend, coming up from March to the end of this year:


1.   EBACE 2023

When: May 23th-25th, 2023
Where: Switzerland , Genève

Topics: Flight ops management, operational excellence, ground handling, compliance, flight monitoring, security and risk management software, FBO.
EBACE is a premier European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE) which takes place annually and serves as a meeting place for the European business aviation community. EBACE presents the latest innovations from various product categories including aircraft construction, avionics, air mobility, aerospace technology and equipment. Over 450 exhibitors are presenting at EBACE and they have over 12,000 visitors from more than 50 countries, such including Germany, Brazil, USA, China and South Africa.


2.    The World Aviation Training Summit (WATS)

When: April 18th-20th, 2023
Where: Orlando, Florida, USA

Topics: Personnel selection and recruitment, regulation and training technologies, operational safety and efficiency, eLearning.
The World Aviation Training Summit (WATS) is one of the world’s largest aviation training event. The year 2023 will celebrate the 25th anniversary of WATS, which links the world's aviation training community with equipment producers, eLearning service providers, flight training companies, and suppliers for maintenance and cabin crew.
Together with one of the biggest aviation trade fairs of 2023, the event will have three conference streams for pilot, cabin crew, and maintenance training, as well as a student program and workshops. Delegates will have opportunities to discuss the latest training technologies and techniques to improve operational safety and efficiency.


3.    Aero Friedrichshafen

When: April 19th-22th, 2023
Where: Neue Messe 1, 88046 Friedrichshafen, Germany

Topics: The AERO Friedrichshafen trade fair is the international trade fair for general aviation.
During the AERO Messe Friedrichshafen, numerous international exhibitors display a whole range of general aviation, such as Air Show, including skydiving and hang gliding, ultralight aircraft, gliders and motor gliders, single and twin-engine aircraft, and business jets.
Customer demo flights, a model air show, and AERO Conferences, where current topics and advancements are presented and discussed in a brief, concise format by top-notch speakers, are all part of the supporting schedule for the AERO Friedrichshafen Messe.


4.    Airport Show & Global Airport Leaders Forum 2023

When: May 9th – 11th, 2023
Where: Dubai, UAE

Topics: Digitalization in aviation, sustainability, urban air mobility.
The Airport Show, which bills itself as the largest yearly airport show in the world, has become the premier gathering place for the aviation community in the Middle East, North Africa, and South Asia. At the 22nd annual Airport Show conference, airline workers can network with industry leaders. while observing the changing face of aviation trends.
The event will cater to a variety of professionals from the civil aviation and government sectors, including airlines, suppliers of goods and services, consultants, contractors, and high-ranking officials. To an audience of business decision-makers, over 350 international exhibitors are anticipated to present the newest ground-breaking technology.
Participants can expect to learn the most recent information on innovations for airport projects, including those enabling sustainable airports, digitalization, and the growth of urban air transportation.


5.    MRO Europe
When: October 17-19, 2023
Where: Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Topics: Aircraft maintenance, supply chain, engine maintenance strategies, airline health monitoring, digital solutions, workforce pipeline, aircraft data, digital platform technology, tech-ops.
Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul (MRO) are three essential sectors within the aviation industry. MRO Europe allows attendees to meet MROs, suppliers, OEMs, regulators, lessors, and industry experts under one roof and is the leading destination for airlines to learn, test and purchase new MRO solutions and services.
MRO Europe is the largest event of its kind in Europe. Over 7,000 delegates will hear from 35 expert speakers, and have the chance to discuss the latest trends and technologies defining the aviation maintenance industry with 400 exhibitors.


6.    PARIS AIR SHOW 2023

When: June 19 -25, 2023
Where: France, Paris - Le Bourget, Le Bourget Parc Des Expositions

The Show's 54th iteration, which will take place in the Le Bourget Parc des Expositions in June 2023, will once again bring all the participants in this international industry together around the newest technological advancements. The Exhibition will be open to the public for three days after the first four days are set aside for trade visitors. They have 2,453 Exhibitors from 49 countries and have 139,840 Trade Visitors & 176,630 General Public from 185 different countries. Most of their stands in the 125,000 sqm of exhibition space is sold out more than 6 months before the opening and the order contracts reach a volume of 140 billion dollars’ worth of orders.


7. World Aviation Festival

When: September 26th – 28th, 2023
Where: Lisbon, Portugal

Topics: Aviation software, airport technology, automation, contactless journey, cyber security, enterprise transformation, sustainability, digitalization.
During three days, 7,000 executives from around the world and 500 presenters congregate at the largest aviation technology event in the world. Attending what is certain to be an interesting and educational event are the top executives from the world's airports, airlines, and companies responsible for software, services, marketing, and distribution. This is most likely among the year's top networking opportunities in aviation.



When: November 12th - 16th, 2023
Where: United Arab Emirates, Dubai

The 20+ country pavilions, 371 new exhibitors, 80+ startups, and a breathtaking display of 175 commercial, military, and private jets, including the most recent Boeing 777x, Bombardier's Global 7500, and many others, were all part of the Dubai Airshow 2021 and has established themselves as one of the most important meeting points for the entire aerospace and defense ecosystem.
Also, the event featured 50+ hours of thought-provoking information on cargo, sustainability, air traffic management, and aerial mobility delivered by 250+ industry speakers, as well as 387 top military and civilian delegations from more than 140 countries.
The 2023 edition is expected to be another outstanding occasion for the sector's trailblazers and innovators to present their work and identify future trends and opportunities.


Undoubtedly, this year will see a number of more events in the industry and we will be periodically updating this list when more events are announced.



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