We know there's a lot going on at ap&m, so we've created a page of frequently asked questions to direct you to the answer. If there is a question this page cannot answer, please contact us.

The summit (paid event) takes place at the Midland Hotel, Manchester, UK on 19 May 2020.

The exhibition takes place at: Manchester Central, UK on 20 - 21 May 2020.

More information on the venues can be found here.

ap&m Europe gathers every level of the airline supply chain, allowing you to meet a unique cross section of the industry over three days.

Exhibitors fall into categories such as: avionics, cabin interiors, engine and components, fuels/lubricants, leasing, lighting, MRO service providers, OEMs, painting/livery, parts manufacturers & distributors, recruitment, supply chain & logistics, test equipment/tooling and training.

We also have a large number of airlines, either as part of our Meet the Buyers or as regular visitors, who attend to meet new and existing suppliers.

Meet the Buyers is our premier networking event which will take place in a dedicated area within the exhibition hall on Wednesday 20 May 2020. Meet the Buyers provides a platform for each exhibitor and premium access pass holder to meet with airline and MRO buyers, face to face, in pre-arranged 10 minute meetings slots. More information can be found here.

How do I participate?

To participate you must be a VIP Exhibitor (each exhibitor has a number of VIP badges depending on size of booth), a premium access pass holder (more information coming soon) or a qualified buyer.

How do I book a meeting at Meet the Buyers?​

Exhibitors and premium access pass holders are sent a login closer to the show to our bespoke meeting booking system enabling them to pick meetings with their preferred buyers on the wave release dates. Further information on this can be found in the exhibitor manual.

Who are the buyers?

We work hard to ensure we secure high value buyers: procurement and purchasing executives from airlines, MROs, OEMs and leasing companies, looking to meet suppliers to discuss current and future opportunities. Approx. 100 buyers will be ready and waiting on Wednesday 20 May 2020. A list of the buyers who participated in 2019 can be found in the post show report.

ap&m Europe Exhibition:
Wednesday 20 May 2020, 9:00am - 5:30pm
Thursday 21 May 2020, 9:00am - 3:00pm

ap&m Summit (paid event):
Tuesday 19 May 2020, 9:00am - 5:30pm

VIP Welcome Reception (Available to VIP exhibitors, premium access, summit delegates, speakers and buyers only):
Tuesday 19 May 2020, 7:30pm - 10:30pm

The official accommodation partner for ap&m Europe 2020 is BCD Meetings & Events. Please click here to view the hotel options.

There is an NCP (National Car Park) directly below Manchester Central that is open 24 hours a day all year round. It has 720 spaces including 18 disabled parking bays and there is direct access to Manchester Central by lift, stairs and escalators. Click here for more information.

The ap&m Summit is a paid for event that takes place the day before the free to attend exhibition.

The summit attracts approx 150 attendees, with industry leading speakers taking a strategic look at the European aftermarket and supply chain, addressing a broad range of MRO topics.

The VIP Welcome Reception takes place on the evening of the 19 May 2020 from 7:30pm - 10:30pm and is open to the following badge holders:

  • VIP Exhibitors
  • Premium Access
  • Summit Delegates
  • Summit Speakers
  • Buyers

The reception is the perfect way to kick start your show, networking in a relaxed and fun environment, featuring a live band, drinks, snacks, dancing and entertainment. More information can be found here.


Registering as a visitor is free and can be done online or onsite. Registering online allows you fast track entry by bringing your visitor confirmation code with you. You must be 16 or over to attend. Badges can be collected from 9am on 20 & 21 May 2020 at Manchester Central.


Both VIP and regular exhibitor badges (for staff manning your booth) should be registered prior to the show in order for you to collect your badges. Each exhibitor will receive a password to the exhibitor portal to manage their booth. If you are an exhibitor and have not received your login, please email [email protected]. Exhibitors will able to pick up their badges between 2pm - 5pm on Tuesday 19 June or from 8am on 20 & 21 May at Manchester Central.


Speakers and delegates will be able to pick up their badges from the Midland Hotel, Manchester from 8am on 19 May 2020.

Need to Know More?

Get in touch with our sales team today to find out all you need to know:

For Europe/Middle East/Africa:
Victoria Keeble
+44 (0) 207 017 7148
[email protected]

For Americas/Canada:
Beth Eddy
+1 561 279 4646
[email protected]

For Asia-Pacific:
Clive Richardson
+44 (0) 7501 185257
[email protected]

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