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MRO Europe Conference & Exhibition: A sell out and record attendance

12 November 2015

MRO Europe, part of Penton's Aviation Week Network, returned to ExCeL London last month.

MRO Europe, part of Penton's Aviation Week Network, returned to ExCeL London last month (13-15 October 2015) with record-breaking numbers.

  • 7,000 registered attendees - a 17% increase compared to 2014
  • More than 600 airline representatives attending the event
  • Sold out exhibit space with 593 stands, represented by 358 companies
  • Attendees from 94 countries, led by the UK, followed by the US and France
  • 63% of attendees serve at the vice president, director or manager level

Focused on commercial aviation maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO), the event is the industry's largest in Europe featuring speakers from airlines, OEMs, regulators, suppliers and service providers.

MRO Europe featured some of the industry's top executives, including: Fergus Wilson, COO, Aer Lingus; James Kornberg, Director of Engineering and Maintenance Innovation, AirFrance/KLM; Phil Wardlaw, GM Engineering Services, Virgin Atlantic; Michael Hickey, Group Director of Operations, Ryanair; Chris Markou, Head of Operational Cost Management, IATA; and others. 


'We received tremendous feedback from exhibitors regarding the quality of attendees, as well as the opportunity to network with aviation decision makers,' said Lydia Janow, Managing Director/Events & Tradeshows, Aviation Week Network. 'The growth and success of the show demonstrates the unparalleled quality of speakers, attendees and exhibitors. We are thrilled about the unprecedented numbers we experienced this year.'

James Rees, Executive Director, ExCeL London, added: 'We are delighted MRO Europe returned to ExCeL London for their 2015 event, with record breaking results. This is representative of a trend we are seeing, with an increasing number of North American Meeting Planners now choosing London for their events. Currently 25% of all conference and event business at ExCeL comes from North America, with other clients including IEEE, Microsoft,, CFA Institute and HP. We look forward to welcoming the team from MRO Europe back to ExCeL in 2017.'


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