It is not so much the scale of the Paris International Air show as its international dimension that makes it a key event for IAS. The GIFAS and IAS used this opportunity to organize an event dedicated to training as a lever for international cooperation for the aerospace industry. Held at the GIFAS Chalet International, this event gathered members of the IAS Alumni Network as well as representatives of the French industry for a moment of exchange on a key topic: training.

Following a joint introduction by the GIFAS and IAS, the meeting continued with a panel discussion gathering key stakeholders from the aerospace industry, such as Michael Lesibane Kgobe, Chief Executive Officer, Denel Aeronautics (South Africa), Pavel Frelikh, Director, PowerJet Russian Branch, and Carlos Caballero Leon, Head, Conida (Peru) on the IAS alumni side. On the French industry side, Frédéric Pochet Reynes, Vice President International Cooperation and Business Development, Airbus, Alain Krief, Regional Director – International Cooperation and Offsets, Airbus Helicopters, Patrick Fardeau, Vice President, Global Sales and Market Development, Aerospace & Defence Dassault Systèmes, and Laurent Camus, Group Head of Human Resources, Learning & Development, MBDA presented the positioning of training within their respective entities, the importance of training in business relationship, before concluding on perspectives and new trends regarding vocational training.

After the closing address by Anne Tauby, IAS President, and in parallel with a moment of exchange with the press, the attendees continued the discussion over a drink on the deck of the Chalet.