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Kallman Worldwide Inc. Receives Presidential “E” Award for Export Services
International trade show and event management company honored at White House ceremony
Kallman Worldwide was one of only 41 U.S. companies presented with the “E” Award this year. The ceremony took place May 17, 2012 during the World Trade Week ceremonies in Washington, DC.
TOM KALLMAN QUOTE
Tom Kallman, President & CEO of Kallman Worldwide noted, "This recognition is particularly meaningful for the hardworking men and women of Kallman Worldwide who endeavor every day to locate, educate, encourage, and prepare U.S. firms--large and small--for the international arena. We take great pride in our track record and our clients' success abroad. “ He continued, “You can imagine how special it is to have the President of the United States and the Secretary of Commerce recognize that effort. We are deeply honored and grateful for this."
Kallman Worldwide Inc., headquartered in Waldwick, New Jersey, is approaching its 50th year of providing international marketing services to identify, recruit, educate, and organize groups of U.S. companies at international trade shows and executive trade missions throughout the world. The company has helped thousands of U.S. companies “exhibit with confidence” at hundreds of global events including those specializing in the aerospace, mining, oil and gas, defense, energy, medical, maritime, security, and construction sectors.
U.S. SECRETARY OF COMMERCE JOHN BRYSON QUOTE
“I am pleased to recognize Kallman Worldwide for receiving the President’s “E” Award,” said Secretary Bryson. “This Administration is committed to leveling the playing field for American businesses and workers to help U.S. companies build things here and sell them around the world. ‘E’ Awards winners like Kallman Worldwide have excelled in this effort, guiding U.S. companies in their export sales and marketing efforts in critical sectors like aerospace and energy. It is companies like this that are helping to grow our economy and put more Americans back to work.”
ABOUT THE “E” AWARD
U.S. companies are nominated for the “E” Awards through the U.S. Commercial Service office network in 108 U.S. cities and more than 75 countries. “E” Awards are awarded to companies that demonstrate a significant contribution to U.S. export expansion that is measurable, innovative, sustainable, and has broad impact.
All nominations are reviewed by the “E” Award Committee, which is chaired by the Department of Commerce, and includes representatives of ExIm Bank, the Small Business Administration, and the Departments of Agriculture, Labor, State, and Transportation.
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the first presentation of the President’s “E” Award by President John F. Kennedy. The President’s “E” Award, which stands for Excellence, Expansion, Effort and Exports, was created by Executive Order in 1961 by President Kennedy to encourage U.S. companies to sell their products abroad.
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KALLMAN Founded in 1963, Kallman Worldwide has been involved with more than 700 exhibitions in Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Cuba, Czech Republic, Egypt, France, Germany, Japan, Malaysia, Qatar, Singapore, South Africa, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and the USA. The company specializes in the aerospace, mining, oil & gas, defense, maritime, energy, security, medical and construction sectors.
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Tom Kallman, President & CEO of Kallman Worldwide Inc., receives the President’s “E” Award from U.S. Secretary of Commerce John Bryson, May 17, 2012.
KALLMAN WORLDWIDE WEBSITE: WWW.KALLMAN.COM