German aerospace association BLDI has a strong presence at Le Bourget promoting its national aerospace industries. BDLI is representing 58 companies on the German aerospace pavilion
“Germany has a strong aerospace industry; this is because of the products we can produce and our competitive prices. Our exhibitors all want to expand with OEMs so that they can increase their worldwide presence,” says Dietmar Schrick, managing director.
Last year, even with the backlash resulting from the A380’s problems, the combined turnover of the German aerospace sector increased by 4.9% to €19.5bn, a record figure for the second year in succession.

Not only is BLDI promoting Germany's aviation expertise, but is raising awareness for the ILA show in 2008. “We openly invite all exhibitors here at Paris to Berlin next May for ILA,” Schrick says. “We have invited India to be an official partner country, but we are still wafting for a response. India as a partner would be great; it has strong ambitions for a global aerospace industry.”

The application deadline for exhibitors is February 29, 2008, but a discount is offered for any exhibitor submitting its application before October 31.
“We want to grow ILA, and that is one our focuses for the show. ILA is a very important platform for Germany as an aerospace centre where we can demonstrate our productivity to the world. The proven approach, with elements such as the international suppliers’ centre and space world, is to be expanded.  In addition, we will continue to hone ILA's profile as a leading international conference fair,” says Schrick. ILA will take place from May 27 to June 1 2008.

Source: Flight Daily News