Connecting with Leading Vertical Flight Manufacturers

Exhibiting at Forum 78 will introduce your organization to a region critically important to the vertical flight and helicopter manufacturing industry. The aerospace and aviation industry in Texas employs more than 140,000 professionals at 1700 establishments. 500 aerospace firms and nearly 50,000 aerospace professionals are dedicated to the design and manufacturing of aircraft, missiles or space vehicles, engines and propulsion technology and auxiliary equipment or parts.

Major aerospace manufacturers operating in Texas include BAE Systems, Bell, The Boeing Company, L-3Harris and Lockheed Martin. Key VTOL programs with substantial design, manufacturing and systems integration activities in Texas includes the V-22 Osprey, H-1 upgrades (UH-1Y Venom/AH-1Z Viper) and the F-35 Lightning. In addition, Airbus Helicopters performs key assembly and support of its US-based civil helicopter fleet.

Who Will Attend Forum 78

Forum 78 is the longest running and most established rotorcraft event in the industry. Unlike other trade shows, the VFS Forum provides access to an elite technical community responsible for directing the engineering and manufacturing processes of the global rotorcraft industry. Exhibitors will interface with top program decision-makers on the show floor during unopposed exhibit hall viewing hours as well as at exhibit hall luncheons, receptions and industry-wide sessions such as the US Army and US Navy / Marine Corps military program manger briefings. In addition, top ranking officers from the military source selection committees of the US Army, US Navy, US Marine Corps, US Air Force, US Coast Guard, Canadian Department of National Defence and international counterparts will seek out your companies products, capabilities and expertise for their training and operation needs.

The VFS Forum Technology Display is the most extensive exposition addressing the needs of the VTOL, STOVL and related aerospace industry. Leading manufacturers, service providers, defense agencies, universities and research and development organizations will showcase the very latest in vertical flight technology including:

Airframes Avionics Components Design Capabilities Display Systems
Electro-Optics Engine Propulsion Fuel and Utility Systems Health and Usage Monitoring Systems Mission Support
VTOL Research and Development Safety Systems Simulation and Training Autonomous VTOL Aircraft University Research

Exhibit Package Includes

  1. Quality backdrop draping and divider rails
  2. Booth identification sign
  3. Company listing in the Forum 78 Final Program
  4. 24-hour security in the Exhibit Hall
  5. One "FULL" registration package for each 10' X 10' space purchased (Limited to a maximum of five badges). Provides access to technical sessions, Exhibit Hall lunches and receptions and the VFS Vertical Flight Foundation Grand Awards Program. (Limited banquet seats available. RSVPs accepted on a first come, first served basis beginning February 1.)
  6. Two exhibitor badges for each 10' X 10' unit of display space (not to exceed a maximum of ten badges). This badge provides access to the Exhibit Hall during scheduled hours and includes exhibitor lunches and receptions.

Forum 78 Exhibit Hall Hours*

Fort Worth Convention Center

Tuesday, May 10, 2022            9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, May 11, 2022     9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Thursday, May 12, 2022         9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon

*Preliminary exhibit hall schedule

Forum 78 Exhibitor Service Kit Forum 78 Exhibit Application and Contract Forum 78 Floor Plan
Forum 78 Exhibitor List Forum 78 Sponsorship Application Forum 78 Sponsorship Opportunities

To confirm exhibit space, simply download, complete and return the Forum 78 exhibit space application to If you would prefer to speak with someone regarding exhibitor participation, please contact us by email or call at 703-684-6777, x105.