Green light for ILA Berlin 2022

  • Berlin and Brandenburg commit to holding ILA
  • Focus on innovation, new technologies and sustainability
  • Virtual and in-person: ILA Berlin to be held as a hybrid event
  • New format targets trade visitors

The Land of Berlin and the Land of Brandenburg have paved the way for holding ILA 2022. From Wednesday, 22 to Saturday, 25 June 2022 at ILA Berlin, the focus will be on the future of aerospace and the key themes of innovation, new technologies and sustainability. There will be a special emphasis on climate-neutral aviation and the energy transition in the skies.

“ILA Berlin is a global magnet for the international aerospace industry. Following last year’s ILA Goes Digital, the world’s first virtual aerospace show, we are delighted that next year Germany’s leading innovative trade fair for the aerospace industry will take place as an in-person event again“, said Volker Thum, managing director of the German Aerospace Industries Association. “ILA is synonymous with Innovation and Leadership in Aerospace. There will be a clear emphasis on climate protection at ILA 2022, where the industry’s trade fair will show the way forward to climate-neutral aviation.”

“With the opening of BER and due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the conditions surrounding ILA have changed,“ said Martin Ecknig, CEO of Messe Berlin. “That especially concerns the flying displays, which naturally can only take place while abiding with the conditions of an airport operating nearby. That is why we have developed a new concept for ILA. ILA 2022 will take place as a hybrid event in order to showcase the fascination of flying and space travel to the wider public – both physically on the grounds and virtually around the world. The new ILA Berlin concept is part of our new ’Messe Plus’ programme, which features virtual and in-person activities as well as new formats for when the pandemic is over.“

Next year’s ILA will be in a hybrid format, which will include exhibitors’ trade fair stands and chalets, a wide-ranging stage programme in the four halls, a static display featuring aircraft close up, and flying displays by aircraft showing the way forward to a climate-neutral future. As Europe’s largest space show, ILA Berlin showcases innovations and new technologies that benefit people everywhere – comprehensively and beyond borders. All this will take place on the exhibition grounds at Selchow at BER Airport, and will be rounded off with events such as live streams, virtual matchmaking and virtual company presentations.

ILA Berlin 2018

The Berlin Senate has signed up to the framework agreement for holding ILA 2022, together with the Ministry for Economic Affairs, Labour and Energy of the Land of Brandenburg, Flughafen Berlin-Brandenburg GmbH, Messe Berlin GmbH and the German Aerospace Industries Association.

Thus next summer ILA, the leading innovative trade fair for the aerospace industry, will once again gather representatives of the international industry, politics, armed forces, business and science. Under the headings of Aviation, Space, Defense & Security and Suppliers, ILA Berlin covers the entire spectrum of the aerospace industry. The focus will be even more on trade visitors, while an open day for the public is being planned for the Saturday of the event.

The German Aerospace Industries Association (BDLI) is the brand owner; ILA Berlin 2022 is organised by Messe Berlin GmbH.

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