Sept. 24-26, 2019 │ Bordeaux, France

Two-thousand nineteen marks several firsts for the new AeroTech Europe. The inaugural conference is now an annual gathering of aerospace technical professionals from across Europe. And now you will find all of the comprehensive content from the SAE Aerospace Technology Conference as part of the expanded value of the robust AeroTech Europe program.

AeroTech Europe 2019 touches down in the Aerospace Valley in Bordeaux, France, the well-known Wine City in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region. Not only does the region host industry leaders Dassault Aviation and Thales AVES—2019 AeroTech Europe Platinum Sponsors—but places AeroTech attendees right in the heart of the prime period for picking and tasting of the region’s world-envying wines.

Plan now to attend the inaugural AeroTech Europe, Sept. 24-26, 2019, in Bordeaux, France, and join aerospace systems and engineering professionals representing all specialty fields—from materials and manufacturing to avionics, industrial, and electrical. AeroTech Europe will offer three impactful days of influential keynote presentations, dynamic discussions, networking events, and a robust showcase of interactive exhibits, technological advancements, and product innovations.

Local Tours: Get Up Close with Falcon Business Jets

Complete your AeroTech experience with the addition of local tours to your conference agenda. Taking place right in the heart of the Aerospace Valley, the Bordeaux location for AeroTech provides convenient access to the local facilities for Dassault Aviation and Thales Avionics. Visit the manufacturing facility for the long-range Falcon business jets at Dassault or schedule a stop at Thales Avionics on Sept. 23.

AeroTech Takes Off with Keynotes from the Aerospace Valley’s Executive Leaders

AeroTech Europe kicks off Sept. 24 with two keynotes from industry leaders that will set the theme for the conference—"Automating Air Transport, a Revolution for the Future"—introducing the technological challenges the avionics market must tackle to pave the route to autonomy.

Mark your calendar for registration opening this March.

Featured Speakers

Eric Trappier

Chairman and CEO, Dassault Aviation

Eric Trappier has been Chairman and CEO of Dassault Aviation since Jan. 9, 2013, succeeding Charles Edelstenne. He is the fifth CEO of the company since 1945. Previously, Trappier had served as Executive Vice-President, International Directorate. Trappier has been responsible for negotiating military industrial cooperation agreements, notably the European nEUROn unmanned combat aerial vehicle (UCAV), undertaken with Sweden, Italy, Switzerland, Spain, and Greece. He played a key role in launching the current European UCAV study in cooperation with BAE Systems of the UK. After his military service in the French Navy as an officer, Trappier joined Dassault Aviation in 1984 as a system engineer at the design office. In 1987, he was assigned to the military exports’ technical support. In 1991, he was put in charge of military sales for Asia. He became Vice President, military aircraft sales, for the Middle East and Africa in 2000, and took over the worldwide military exports position a year later. Trappier graduated from Paris' “Sud Telecom” school for engineers.

Gil Michielin

Executive Vice President, Avionics, Thales

Since 1982, Gil Michielin has spent most of his career at Thales, working in commercial and military avionics. Through his various roles with the Group, he has been involved in most of the major European civil and military programs. Michielin later moved to Thales's Avionics Division, where he was responsible for growing the Group's market share in the commercial aircraft segment, covering air transport, business jets and regional jets, and addressing all major commercial aircraft programmes, such as the A380 and B787, and more recently the A350 XWB, SSJ100, ATR-600 and A320 NEO. He was elected President of EUROCAE in May 2007. From 2012, Michielin was Director of Thales' Optronics business worldwide, covering operations in Canada, France, and the United Kingdom and addressing airborne, land, and naval markets. Michielin is a graduate in electronics engineering.

Executive Sponsors

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