Joined: 01 November 2001
The IET, as part of its Global Agenda, has five focussed sectors, one of those is Transport which includes the Aerospace Community.
The major event within the Global Aerospace community is the Farnborough International Air Show which is held bi-annually with the next one to be held 9-15 July 2012.
The Farnborough International Air Show has an attendance of approximately 130,000 on the trade days and a similar number on the Family days. There was in 2010 a "Futures Day" when schools are encouraged to attend which had a potentially 5,000 students in attendance.
A dession needs to be taken now so that the appropriate budgetary cover can be agreed in line with the IET Bugetary Cycle
I believe that to portray the IET and the Aerospace Network as an effective Global Network it should have a presence at the Farnborough International Aerospace Show in July 2012.
This could show the totality of the IET Knowledgebase
The IET did have a stand at DSEi in London on one occassion , DSEi has an attendance of about 25,000, a quarter of the Farnborough attendance
The RAeS have, at previous shows, had a large stand but I would suggest that the IET could look at being hosted in the NWAA complex which would be more cost effective. This was look at for the 2010 show but not in the correct timescale.
Support for the Stand could be covered by volunteers as well as IET Staff.