GL Events Welcomes on Board 3 new venues in Major Aeronautics, Knowledge and Business Hubs

Fast growing in different parts of the world, GL events introduced 3 new exhibition and convention centres to join 40 venues global network during IBTM World in Barcelona.

Aichi Sky Expo Convention and Exhibition Center, Japan
E2 Dubai South Event and Exhibition Center, UAE
New Toulouse Exhibition and Convention Centre, France

Three destinations are renowned hubs for aeronautics and aviation.

Toulouse is a world capital for aeronautics and European capital in space sector
– The aerospace industry in Aichi-Nagoya is the largest in Japan and in Asia
Dubai is amongst top Aerospace Cities of the Future with the ambition to become the Aviation Capital of the World.

Given this strong know-how, a special event was organised, to “fly through” these destinations on GL events stand. Over 80 MICE professionals, event planners and journalists attended “Welcome on board” presentation and cocktail with Japanese, French et Emirati specialties.

Aichi Sky Expo is a 60 000sqm versatile facility to open in Japan in September 2019. With this significant growth of event capacities, Japan offers new opportunities to exhibition, congress and event organisers. Largest industrial region in Japan, strategically located between Tokyo and Osaka, Aichi is Japan gateway to the world. Situated in bonded area, in 5 minutes walk from Aichi airport (Centrair), Aichi Sky Expo symbolises the willingness to open Aichi to international trade and relations.

New Toulouse Exhibition and Convention Centre comprising 40 000sqm of indoor exhibition, 39 000sqm of outdoor exhibition and 15 000sqm of convention spaces, will open in June 2020. Designed by Rem Koolhaas, famous Dutch architect, as a compact mini-city inspired by the shape of the aeronautics manufacturing plants in the area, the venue will be located in 5 minutes drive from Toulouse-Blagnac International Airport, 1st French business airport. Upon the opening, the venue will host Open Space, major event in space sector, designed by industry partners and GL events.

E2 Dubai South Event and Exhibition Center is located in the heart of Aviation District, ecosystem comprising aerospace supply chain, airside facilities, education and R&D, hosting Dubaï Air Show. The 40 000 sqm center is purpose-built for catering large-scale shows and events. World Expo 2020 and Al Maktoum International Airport which will become the largest hub welcoming 200 million passengers per year, are stone throw from the venue.

In 2019, GL events expects more new venues to join the network. IMEX, IBTM and other MICE sector meetings and events will be an occasion to announce new locations and opportunities for international event organisers.