The week of 19 to 23 September will mark Africa Aerospace and Defence (AAD 2012) seventh exhibition, cementing its status as ‘The largest exhibition of air, sea and land capabilities on the African continent’.
preparation goes on behind the scenes between shows, both from the side of the
exhibitor’s and AAD team to ensure that the standard of the show keeps
improving, so it is rewarding to see visitor numbers increase with each
Between 19 and
21 September, trade and static displays will attract visitors from more than 31
countries as well as South African industry/trade delegates. The three trade
days will be followed by the public days and spectacular airshow on 22 and 23
September 2012. It’s expected that the public days will attract crowds in the
region of more than 50,000 spectators per day.
The trade days
will feature 11 national pavilions including United States , China , Belgium ,
Germany , Italy , Turkey , Russia , India , Switzerland , Romania and United
Kingdom and are expected to stimulate business for local and international
companies involved in the growing defence, general aviation and security
industries. AAD opens doors for local
manufacturers and the huge amount of interest from the international defence
and aerospace industry creates opportunities to exploit emerging markets in the
southern African region as well as the continent as a whole.
The City of
Tshwane ( Pretoria ) in conjunction with AAD and South African Police Services
will monitor the event to ensure visitor and public safety and they will
oversee a traffic management plan for AAD 2012 with traffic services to direct
the thousands of people expected to attend AAD 2012 airshow. For the public,
the allure of the show will be in the form of breath-taking aerobatic displays
on Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 September.
There will also
be lots of entertainment for the whole family, static displays of aircraft,
trucks and armoured vehicles and an entertainment park for children.
Apart from the
airshow, the open days will also feature vehicle demonstrations and plenty of
interesting exhibitions. There will also be a youth development programme,
where (learners and students) youngsters can experience the world of flight
simulators, vehicle simulators and model building. Industry representatives
will be on hand to provide more information about careers in the aerospace and
For further information
please contact: Ms Vhongani Shumba - AAD2012: Marketing and PR manager ; Cell:
+27 (0)84 840 3214 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Website: www.aadexpo.co.za .