30 August 2021
The annual event of the Portuguese Aeronautics, Space and Defence Cluster takes place again digitally, from September 28th to October 1st, and with new features!
AED Cluster Portugal is organising, in partnership with the Municipality of Oeiras, the 8th edition of the AED Days 2021 event, which will take place between the 28th of September and the 1st of October.
Registration is now open and you can do it here.
After the success of the previous edition in a 100% digital format, and given the danger of new variants of Coivd-19, the Cluster chose to keep the online format for the AED Days 2021.
This edition will feature a new format, with the event being divided in three different moments:
Those interested can participate in all three or choose to participate in a single one.
“Our annual event is, without a doubt, a unique opportunity to get in contact with the main national and international players in the Aeronautics, Space and Defence industry. In these four days of event, participants will have the opportunity, in an innovative and dynamic digital platform, to: debate the current and future challenges of the three sectors, in Portugal and in the world; seek business opportunities and partnerships; and establish contact with the main players of the industry”, says Rui Santos, General Manager of AED Cluster Portugal.
In previous editions, the event was attended by officials such as the Minister of National Defence, the Minister of Economy, political officials of the European Commission, as well as companies such as Airbus, Bell, Boeing, Embraer, Leonardo, OGMA, Stelia and many others.
For this year, AED will bring together, once again, all these key stakeholders together with the Portuguese ecosystem of the Aeronautics, Space and Defence sectors, also looking to young engineers and aiming to strengthen the relationship between Academia and Industry.
New to this edition, and the main driver of this new event format, is the CAREERS day, fully dedicated to the employment and training opportunities that exist in these sectors. One of the priorities of the Cluster is the attraction and retention of talent for the Aeronautics, Space and Defence industries, which currently lack qualified resources.
The aim of the Cluster with the CAREERS day is to create an annual moment in which relations between Industry and Academia are stimulated, at a national level, trying to reduce the gap between job offer and demand in these sectors.
For registration and more information, access here.
With more than 760 participants, the digital edition of the Cluster's main event was a great forum to discuss the present and future of the ASD sectors and a window of business opportunities.
The Cluster's main event gathered the Portuguese ecossystem along with the prime industry companies of the world.
Airbus, Embraer, Boeing and other reference companies confirmed their participation in the AED Days 2019.