It's Sunday and in the UK it's a bank holiday weekend, but for me and several of my colleagues it's business as usual, or business aviation as usual, at the EBACE convention in Geneva. The show is getting set up. Hall 7 above our editorial office is a buzz of activity (see picture below) as contractors perform the conjuring act of turning a building site into an exhibition in 24h. Here in the bowels of the Palexpo we are getting to work on issue one of Flight Evening News, which will be the first daily to bring delegates here news of that day's show, on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.
We are also creating our first ever Interactive Flight Daily News at the show. The digital daily will be available for download on flightglobal.com from Tuesday, with further editions on Wednesday and Thursday. We'll also be blogging, Twittering and reporting in real time on the show for flightglobal.com. At the end of the show, we'll be pulling together the best bits for our report in Flight International 11-17 May.
I'll be blogging throughout the show and also fronting our I-FDN. It's early days but the mood of exhibitors turning up at the show today is a lot more upbeat than last year, when it was very much a case of putting on a brave face at a time when the industry was descending into its darkest days for a decade.