THE Singapore Airshow 2016, which took place at the Changi Exhibition Centre from February 16 to 21, saw strong visitor numbers from both the trade and consumer segments, as well as an increase in amount of deals made at the show.
A total of 50 deals were concluded this year, a 14 per cent increase over the 2014 edition, with 10 of the deals amounting to US12.3 billion in value. The other 40 deals, announced by 20 companies, had undisclosed values. Eight MoU signings were also made, double that of the previous show.
Trade attendance from February 16 to 19 saw a 7 per cent increase compared to 2014, while public visitorship from February 20 to 21 maintained at 80,000. In total, Singapore Airshow 2016 welcomed over 130,000 visitors.
Exhibitor highlights included having nearly 60 companies taking part in the French pavilion this year, the largest French presence ever at an airshow outside of France. Meanwhile, more than 140 exhibitors represented the US and host country Singapore had 36 companies exhibiting at its pavilion, an increase from 29 in 2014.
“We are pleased that the fifth edition of the Singapore Airshow has received such strong support from both trade and public visitors alike,” said Leck Chet Lam, managing director of Experia Events, organisers of the Singapore Airshow.
“We would like to thank our stakeholders, exhibitors, partners and visitors for their continued participation and support, and look forward to building on this year’s show to make Singapore Airshow 2018 even more exciting.”
Singapore Airshow 2018 will be held from February 6 to 11 at Changi Exhibition Centre.