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EXHIBITORS AT ‘OSHKOSH’ OPEN FOR BUSINESS DURING EAA SPIRIT OF AVIATION WEEK, JULY 21-25
Visit exhibitor storefronts, see show specials, attend virtual events
EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wisconsin — (July 9, 2020) — Visiting hundreds of aviation-related companies and seeing the world of flight products, which are some of the most popular activities each year at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, is still possible this year during EAA’s Spirit of Aviation Week on July 21-25 thanks to virtual technology.
EAA is using EXPO-CAD technology that not only allows each exhibitor to create an online storefront similar to what they would normally have at Oshkosh, but also allows visitors to search by company, category, and more. It is available directly through the EAA Spirit of Aviation Week website at EAAtogether.org.
“Seeing new products and exploring all the offerings in the one of the world’s greatest aviation marketplaces is part of the Oshkosh experience that we didn’t want to lose in 2020,” said Jack J. Pelton, EAA CEO and chairman of the board. “Thanks to modern virtual technology and the excellent cooperation with our exhibitors and business partners, we’ve brought the Oshkosh marketplace to everyone who will be visiting us during Spirit of Aviation Week as a virtual expo.”
Everyone can access the virtual expo area through the Spirit of Aviation Week website. After setting up an individual secure account, visitors can go to all of the registered exhibitors throughout the grounds. Those exhibitors can be found by company name, aviation category, or via their preregistered exhibit space on the interactive AirVenture grounds map, allowing visitors to find favorite companies in their traditional locations.
Every exhibitor is listed with its location and website address. In addition, a growing number of exhibitors are creating their individual storefronts, with such options as:
- Expanded company profiles and offerings
- Show specials offered by exhibitors
- Unique online events with guests and experts
- The latest news and announcements from aviation companies
- Multimedia offerings and more
Visitors can visit individual exhibitors as a “window shopper,” or can tag a visit if they’d like more information from a particular company or exhibitor. That allows the exhibitor to reach out and supply the personal contact and in-depth information that is an invaluable part of the AirVenture experience each year.
“Our exhibitors see Oshkosh as the place to connect with the aviation community as much as pilots see it as the place to do their shopping and dreaming,” Pelton said. “Our aim is to keep that connection going this year during Spirit of Aviation Week.”
The Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) is based in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, and embodies The Spirit of Aviation through the world’s most engaged community of aviation enthusiasts. EAA’s 240,000 members and 900 local chapters enjoy the fun and camaraderie of sharing their passion for flying, building and restoring recreational aircraft. For more information on EAA and its programs, call 800-JOIN-EAA (800-564-6322) or go to www.eaa.org. For continual news updates, connect with www.twitter.com/EAA.