The BDLI Regional Forum, the Competence-Center for Aerospace Technics Sachsen/Thüringen e.V. (LRT) and the BMWi (German Federal Ministry for Economy and Energy) invited everyone in the industrial sector to this large gathering. This year's slogan for the event was "Digitalisation of the Aerospace Republic of Germany". The podiums and lectures were filled with high-ranking actors that took on trend-setting questions which should play a part in the future development for Germany as a location for Aerospace. The future topics "Unmanned Aerial Vehicles" and "Industries 4.0" were especially in the focus of the discussions.
Alongside, the Initiative Supply Chain Excellence informed about it's offers in order to strengthen the supply chains in the aviation industry. As a special highlight, start-ups from the region presented themselves in exciting elevator pitches. Additionally, approx. 30 companies presented their business activities in an industry exhibition. The successful day was finished with festivities for the participants during an evening reception in the Eckberg Castle.