28 June 2022

City of Tshwane hosts 2022 Aero Show At Wonderboom Airport

Submitted by Sibulele Mbalo
City of Tshwane hosts 2022 Aero Show At Wonderboom Airport

The City of Tshwane will be hosting the AERO 2022 General Aviation Exhibition over three days from the 7th to the 9th of July 2022 at Wonderboom National Airport. The exhibition is Africa’s largest general aviation trade show which covers the full spectrum of services and products for the aviation industry. 

The City of Tshwane aims to become the de-facto aerospace hub in Africa. In 2019 the first successful launch of AERO South Africa welcomed over 4200 visitors with over 100 exhibiting companies showcasing the industry’s latest innovations from 14 aviation sectors, across 4000sqm.  At the 2019 inaugural event, 35 international companies exhibited.

The AERO South Africa is designed with tailormade offerings to businesses and clients in the general aviation sector. The three-day event will offer the following opportunities to Tshwane SMMEs, general aviation businesses and clients:

Exposure for young people planning careers in aviation.Strengthen business relationships between local and international general aviation businesses; Job opportunities for local SME’s in supply chain services such as food vending, hospitality and catering.Create a platform for businesses in the aviation sector to showcase latest aviation products and services in the industry;Offer a first-hand experience with a demo-flight to prospective buyers and;Provide space to park and sell pre-owned aircraft for display to potential buyers.

In an effort to enhance the visitor experience at the AERO 22 Expo the following initiatives will also be on offer:

Collaboration with the Beer Association of South Africa to offer a “beer tasting lounge”, which will be made up of Tshwane-based craft beer producers that form part of the “Tshwane beer route”. This will be a beer tasting and retail station where visitors to the show will also be able to buy and take-away their favourite craft beers;The Tshwane Safari experience – with the Dinokeng Game Reserve safari activation, promoting sales for safari experiences to be taken up either during or post the expo for interested expo attendees;Tshwane Welcome/Guest relations service desk - to render a visitor information service for expo exhibitors & attendees. Through this desk there’ll be tour companies on stand-by at the airport for “quick city tour opportunities” that might arise during the expo;

Based on the success of the 2019 AERO event, the City of Tshwane has partnered with Messe Frankfurt South Africa (MFSA) to host 3 consecutive events from 2022 – 2024, in support of the general aviation sector in the region through maximizing Wonderboom National Airport as an aviation asset.

Attendance to AERO 2022 Expo is free, click on the below link and register to attend:

https://bit.ly/3simOir

www.aerosouthafrica.za.messefrankfurt.com

www.discovertshwane.com

City of Tshwane

Tshwane is South Africa’s capital city: a diplomatic city, the country’s knowledge hub, and meeting place of the world. It’s a cosmopolitan city, a destination offering an array of experiences from wildlife, rich cultural heritage & history to vibrant township life, adventure, the outdoor lifestyle with all-year-round warm weather.