Wales Mission

Event: Trade Mission to Toulouse

Location: 5 Avenue Albert Durand, 31700 Blagnac, France

Date: 03/10/18 00:00 to 05/10/18 00:00

Trade Mission to Toulouse


Aerospace Wales has been working with Welsh Government and ADS Toulouse on a very special trade mission to the heart of the European aerospace industry. This Welsh Government supported visit offers an exciting opportunity for companies of all sizes to raise their profile and access business opportunities in Europe’s biggest aeronautics cluster. 

Toulouse is the global headquarters of Airbus and a gateway into the Aerospace Valley Competitiveness Cluster, including Midi-Pyrénées & Aquitaine, with international manufacturers and suppliers such as Airbus, Safran Group, ATR, Latécoère, Stelia, Liebherr, Dassault, Figeac Aero and many other companies. 

New and experienced exporters will benefit from gaining valuable market intelligence shared by Airbus and tier 1 supplier, Latécoère. The mission culminates with participation in the prestigious ADS Toulouse annual event, which affords an unique opportunity to network with some of Europe’s key players.  Welsh Government will also work with DIT Paris to facilitate introductions and one-to-one meetings, where possible.

Proposed Itinerary*

3rd October

  • Travel from Wales to Toulouse and evening reception

4th October

  • 10:00 Visit to Airbus A350 or A380 FAL
  • 12:00 Networking lunch at ADS Toulouse with HM Ambassador to France
  • 14:30 Latécoère workshop and Q&A
  • 17:30 Airbus Presentation C Series
  • 19:00 ADS Toulouse Annual Reception at Mas-Tolosa

5th October

  • Return to Wales


The Welsh Government is subsidising**  Welsh companies to take part in this export market visit. The cost of participating is £375 per person which includes:

•       Return economy flights (up to a maximum value of £250 per return flight)

•       In-market transfers

•       2 nights accommodation with breakfast

•       Participation in event programme

How to apply?

This offer is available to one representative per company.  Subsequent participants may attend at full cost (cost available upon enquiry). If you are interested in joining please contact Derfel Jones at Welsh Government for an application form  Please note that all applications must be submitted to Welsh Government by 30 June – as places are limited we encourage you to respond as early as possible to avoid disappointment.