This year, the USA Partnership Pavilion will be unveiled at the show

This year, the USA Partnership Pavilion will be unveiled at the show

350 US defence firms to take part in show

01 June 2017

US aerospace and defence companies will showcase innovative systems that bolster international security, enhance global economic development and strengthen long-term, bilateral alliances at the International Paris Air Show, next month, in France.

The event will take place from June 19 to 25, at the Le Bourget, Paris.

“No person, no company, no country succeeds in isolation. Now more than ever, success in international trade comes from partnership and teamwork,” said Kallman Worldwide president and CEO Tom Kallman, longstanding organiser of the US presence at Le Bourget, who this year will unveil America’s new onsite headquarters at the show, the USA Partnership Pavilion.

More than 350 US companies are expected to exhibit at Paris this year; 240-plus representing 32 states in Kallman’s new 4,200 sq m pavilion, located prominently in Hall 3. In addition, many US civil and military aircraft will be displayed during the show, said a statement.

Kallman: promoting business partnerships

Kallman: promoting business partnerships

“For two decades, our successful US International Pavilion helped sharpen America’s focus on the opportunities expanded trade has for keeping the entire US industrial base healthy, so that it can continue to invest in technological innovation and create good paying jobs,” he said.

 Kallman added: “Now into our third decade at the air show, the new US Partnership Pavilion builds on that foundation to help position US companies to advance our nation’s leadership in the global economy. Many of our American exhibitors – from publicly traded stalwarts to small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) – already have significant sales and partnership opportunities in the global marketplace. In the years to come, many more will.”

He pointed to 18 state economic development groups exhibiting in dual roles in the Pavilion at Paris as examples of how US industry is developing business partnerships at home and internationally: promoting state-based companies looking to grow exports overseas, and at the same time prospecting for overseas companies to establish or expand operations in the US.

The US Aerospace Industries Association (AIA), a sponsor of the USA Partnership Pavilion with 36 AIA member companies on board as exhibitors, is likewise an advocate for the long-term, large-scale benefits of bilateral, multi-national business development.

“The American aerospace and defence industry is proud to work with partner and allied nations to advance the cause of global security and economic prosperity,” said AIA president and CEO, David Melcher.

“Our participation in the pavilion at Paris underscores our commitment to engage with worldwide beneficiaries of American defence, civil aviation and space products,” he said.

“Venues like the pavilion also provide us the opportunity to highlight the fact that small- and medium-sized companies in the supply chain represent 56 per cent of the value of all US aerospace and defence exports. They are our industry’s and our country’s essential exporters,” Melcher concluded.


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