ROTORTECH 2021 has fulfilled its goal of bringing industry together again - in record fashion.
Despite the challenges of COVID-19, ROTORTECH has not only succeeded in providing the Australian helicopter and unmanned flight communities with a welcome return to face-to-face engagement, but has also grown markedly in the process.
"We believed that industry sought an in-person event as a platform to begin rebuilding confidence and reaffirming face-to-face relationships," said Ian Honnery, CEO of ROTORTECH organiser AMDA Foundation Limited.
"That is confirmed by the great growth in the event. Despite the challenges of COVID the total combined daily attendance nearly doubled over the three days of the show compared with 2018 and the number of participating companies involved in the industry exhibition increased by almost 40%. The floor space occupied by the trade show increased by around 50%.
"From the first day of ROTORTECH the buzz in the industry exhibition and conferences showed that the helicopter and unmanned flight communities were enthusiastic about being there, and were making the most of the opportunity.
"Our team has faced many challenges in bringing ROTORTECH 2021 to life, but its success is also proof of the commitment of industry to getting back to business.
"We thank our sponsors and the Queensland Government for the unwavering support that has helped make this event possible."