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ADS is the trade organisation advancing UK Aerospace, Defence and Security industries with Farnborough International Limited as a wholly-owned subsidiary. ADS also encompasses the British Aviation Group (BAG). It is formed from the merger of the Association of Police and Public Security Suppliers (APPSS), the Defence Manufacturers Association (DMA) and the Society of British Aerospace Companies (SBAC).

Airports Council International (ACI) is a non-profit making organisation whose prime purpose is to advance the interest of airports and promote professional excellence in airport management and operations. By fostering co-operation amongst airports, world aviation organisations and business partners, ACI seeks to provide the travelling public with a safe, secure, efficient and environmentally responsible air transport system.

ACI has approximately 575 members operating over 1633 airports in 179 countries and territories.

The Airport Operators Association (AOA) is the trade association that represents the interests of British airports and is the principal body with whom the UK Government and regulatory authorities consult on airport matters.

Membership comprises 72 airports representing the UK's international hub, major regional airports as well as many serving community, business and aviation leisure.

Working closely with all its stakeholders, AOA plays a lead role in promoting aviation security, economic development, environmental stability and ultimately the continued successful development of British airports and aviation. is referred to as 'the website for the airport industry'.

Airport Technology's procurement and reference resources make it the portal of choice for professionals and decision makers in the global airport industry. It provides a thorough breakdown of products and services from leading industry contractors, up-to-date news, press releases and white papers.

BASEA, the longest established trade association within the UK Airport sector, has currently 80 members with the combined capability to finance, plan, manage and equip an entire airport of any size.

Through BASEA, prospective buyers of UK airport services and equipment have access to a unique network of British companies offering the very highest quality and standards of innovative airport aviation supply.

BASEA is accredited by the UK Government and supported by UK Trade and Investment.

The British Aviation Group (BAG) is the leading representative body for UK companies involved in the airport and aviation development sector. 

BAG's membership currently consists of 200 companies of all sizes whose products and services are required in the strategic planning, finance, design, construction, equipping, securing, management and operation of airports and air traffic control systems. BAG's primary role is to help UK companies win business in airport and aviation developments (in the UK and overseas) and to help clients identify UK suppliers of goods and services that will meet their requirements.

The British Ports Association was created in 1992 to represent the interests of its 91 full members and numerous associate members to the United Kingdom and devolved Governments, the European Union and numerous national and international bodies. Membership comprises of many ports, terminal operators and port facilities, all of varying size, location and nature. The Association is therefore able to draw upon a wide range of experience and knowledge in order to fulfil its remit and represent the Port industry in a wide range of fields and on a large number of issues.

Cargo Security International news website (and bi-monthly magazine) offers a unique source of intelligence for transportation and security professionals. It covers all modes of transportation - air, rail, road and maritime, providing updates relating to the latest industry trends, technical advances, legislative changes and new security products and services.

The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) is a professional body representing the transport and logistics industries worldwide. It is a membership based organisation with over 20,000 members in more than 30 countries.

Container Management magazine has been published for more than 24 years and serves the Port, Terminal, Intermodal and Container Handling Equipment industries worldwide.

Each issue focuses on a specific country or region, highlighting the key developments and players and analysing current and predicted trends.

In addition, the magazine publishes the renowned twice-yearly Latin American supplements and the annual 'must have' World Top Container Ports report which is now firmly established as the essential reference for the Port, Terminal and Handling Equipment Industries.

Farnborough Aerospace Consortium (FAC) is a not-for-profit trade association acting as a facilitator of business between large global primes and the supply chain as an enabler of business support to its members and partners. It is one of the largest and most established aerospace and defence associations in the UK, providing support to, and furthering the long-term strategic growth of the sector in the South East.

Ground Handling International has for over fourteen years been considered the leading international magazine for the ever-changing business of passenger, ramp and cargo handling. Read in over 200 countries by the industry's decision makers, the magazine has built on its reputation for editorial quality and breadth.

ICHCA International Limited is a membership organisation originally established in 1952 and incorporated in 2002. It is dedicated to the promotion of safety and efficiency in the handling and movement of goods by all modes and during all phases of both national and international transport chains. It operates through a series of National and Regional Chapters, Panels, Working Groups and Correspondence Groups and represents the cargo handling world at various international organisations.

ICHCA's members include ports, terminals, transport companies and other groups associated with cargo handling and coordination.

The International Transport Association (IATA) is an international trade body, created over 60 years ago by a group of airlines. Today, IATA represents some 230 airlines comprising 93% of scheduled international air traffic. The organisation also represents, leads and serves the airline industry in general.

Middle East Aerospace Consortium (MEAC) is a membership association of Middle East and International organisations and companies.

The Consortium members offer products, services, training and expertise to companies wishing to do business in the rapidly growing Middle East Aerospace market.

MEAC has been developed and established to develop and maximise opportunities for the industry in this region through networking, collaboration and mutual trade. With expanding membership, MEAC acts as an enabler to assist primes, airports, airlines, support services and regulatory authorities. It encourages members to engage with each other as well as providing access to the latest products and services.

Port Strategy is read by the key decision makers in the industry. It is renowned for excellence and for informed opinion within the commercial ports sector. offers a comprehensive overview of emerging technological trends in the Ports industry covering ports, harbours and terminals across the globe. A one-stop portal offering cutting-edge information, the website assists industry players in their business decision-making as an invaluable reference.

The Society of Maritime Industries is the voice of the UK's maritime sector promoting and supporting companies which build, refit and modernise ships as well as  supply equipment and services for all types of commercial and naval platforms, ports and terminals infrastructure, maritime security, offshore oil and gas, and marine science and technology.