ILA Berlin 2020

The biennial ILA Berlin is Germany’s – and one of the world’s – most innovative and influential international aerospace events.

ILA Berlin is the largest aerospace trade show in Germany and one of the world’s most influential airshows, bringing together providers of the latest technologies in the aviation, space and aerospace industries with decision-makers from government, industry, military, science, and research from all over the world.  ILA Berlin is held every other year at the Berlin ExpoCenter Airport as a joint venture between the German Aerospace Industries Association (BDLI) and Messe Berlin.

ILA Berlin is interdisciplinary in scope and global in scale, where established companies as well as cutting-edge startups present the latest innovations and developments to the European and global aerospace industry.

The aerospace industry stands for innovation like few other industries:


The aviation industry strives to cut net CO² emissions in half by 2050, and aircraft manufacturers and airlines, large companies and start-ups, policymakers and aviation authorities, as well as climate and noise pollution researchers look to ILA Berlin for sustainable aviation solutions.


Space Technology

The space sector has a track record of close international cooperation like no other industry, and investment in space technology is growing fast, driven by the endless possibilities and major advances in technology:  Another moon landing? A manned mission to Mars?  Viable space tourism?  Asteroid mining?  Agriculture on the moon?

Many of the problems faced on Earth can best be solved with innovations by the space industry and ILA Berlin gathers key stakeholders from around the world, major space agencies and emerging commercial space enterprises, aerospace firms, government officials, scientists and investors to discuss hot topics like digitization, big data, mobility, security, satellites for telecommunications and Earth observation, sustainability, energy and spaceflight commercialization.



Defense and Security

As European military cooperates with partners across Europe on defense projects worth billions, defense procurement programs are one of the top issues at ILA Berlin.  Exhibitors engage in discussions with delegations expected from over 100 nations, high-ranking officials from the military, leading politicians working on defense and security issues, as well as defense and cyber security industry experts, discussing the role and needs of the armed forces today and in the future.

In the Military Pavilion, the defense industry and the military present a wide-range of successful defense force and industry cooperation projects.


Aerospace Supply Chain

The supply chain is the backbone of the aerospace industry, and suppliers – from international industry leaders to highly specialized firms – showcase their innovative solutions during three exclusive B2B days in the International Supplier Center (ISC) at ILA Berlin, a global platform for important business.  ISC is a dedicated hall where over 300 companies from around the world present their latest innovations to OEM purchasing managers and other buyers, find partners and investors for new projects, network with key stakeholders from industry and government, and form profitable international relationships.

ISC offers:

Unmanned Systems

Unmanned aviation has unleashed a revolution in aviation, and governments as well as the private sector are looking for ways to benefit from the rapid developments with entire new business models now possible thanks to drones.  But how can these new forms of mobility be deployed sustainably and commercially viable?  Drones can boost service, comfort and safety in a variety of areas and in the ILA Berlin “UAS Innovation Hub” the key players in unmanned aviation address these questions and many more, presenting their latest technologies, solutions, and path-breaking innovations in the field of drones, infrastructure, and services.

Highlights from ILA 2018

USA Pavilion

The USA Pavilion in a USA-branded, highly visible location at ILA Berlin provides U.S. exhibitors with a wide range of attractive, cost-effective, and hassle-free participation alternatives for introducing new products, services and solutions to buyers, partners, and investors.  The USA Pavilion also offers a USA Lounge with meeting space and hospitality services, Internet access, and full pre-show and onsite support services.

ILA Berlin 2020 is certified by the U.S. Department of Commerce. Tradeshows receiving Trade Fair Certification (TFC) from the U.S. Department of Commerce serve as vital access vehicles for U.S. firms to enter and expand foreign markets. A TFC show ensures a high-quality, multi-faceted opportunity for American companies to successfully market overseas.


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