U.S. International Pavilion at FIDAE is Latin American airshow’s largest

Boeing, Lockheed Martin and Raytheon lead scores of USA exhibitors (a third new to show), a new commercial aviation focus, and the IATA Wings of Change conference
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in USA: Carole Lotito  •  carolel@kallman.com  • +1 (201) 294-7309 (mobile) English only
in Chile: Sophia Belloso • sophiab@kallman.com • + 56 9 6157 2672 (mobile)  English/Spanish

WALDWICK, NJ USA—March 18, 2014--The U.S. group at FIDAE 2014 is the largest since 2000, overflowing from Hall C into neighboring Hall B1. FIDAE takes place next week, March 25 through March 30, at Comorodo Arturo Merino Benitez International Airport in Santiago, Chile.

Nearly 90 firms make up the U.S. delegation with the Boeing Corporation, Lockheed Martin, Raytheon, Bell and Sikorsky, among the major presenters in the 3,600 sqm area.

“More than a third of the exhibitors in the U.S. Pavilion are new to the show,” said Gerri Cozic, Aerospace Program Director for Kallman Worldwide, the U.S. representative for FIDAE and organizer of the U.S. International Pavilion. “With so many SMEs and new exhibitors, visitors will not only see the products they’ve only read about, but they’ll also discover technologies they never even knew existed.”

Tom Kallman, president and CEO of Kallman Worldwide who has been managing the pavilion at the show since 1994 said, “This year we focused a great deal on the commercial aviation sector. LAN/TAM is one of the largest buyers in Latin America and we brought that message north to U.S. companies who are now here ready to meet and do business accordingly.”

Among the exhibitors: Boeing will be displaying a number of its own capabilities at its display in Hall C. Commercial models include the 737-8 MAX; 787-8 Dreamliner and 787-9 Dreamliner. Its defense models include the Chinook, ScanEagle, AH-6i and other products. Lockheed Martin is bringing the F-16 and C-130—and inside the pavilion, floor models of the C-130J, P-3, and T-50.

The new U.S. Ambassador to Chile, Michael Hammer, is expected to cut the ribbon on the U.S. Pavilion at the Opening Ceremony, scheduled for 11:15am on Tuesday, March 25th in the main aisle in Hall C. The show is certified by the U.S. Department of Commerce.

Kallman Worldwide is also providing logistics and coordination, for the first time, for the IATA Wings of Change International Aviation Summit, billed as the premier event for the commercial aviation industry in Latin America and the Caribbean.  The hundreds of attendees include airline CEOs, directors of civil aviation, airport directors and major industry executives from the region and abroad. Key agenda topics include passenger experience, aviation business environment, distribution and biofuels.

Visitors can search digitally and find U.S. International Pavilion exhibitors, products and services, receive alerts (and more) with a new U.S. Pavilion mobile app, accessible at www.myairshowguide.com.

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Kallman Worldwide is the recognized leader in global business development, strategy, and implementation.

Best known for its award-winning “U.S. International Pavilions,” Kallman shares more than 50 years of experience to provide advice, assistance and attention to globally-minded companies as they establish or increase their business abroad through international trade shows, trade missions and conferences.

The international event management company represents and promotes a carefully-selected portfolio of leading global events, connecting thousands of business across six continents every year.

Kallman Worldwide was awarded the President’s “E” Award for Excellence in Export Services at the White House in May, 2012.

The Kallman group of companies has been involved with more than 700 exhibitions in Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Cuba, Czech Republic, Egypt, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Japan, Peru, Qatar, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and the USA.  The company specializes in aerospace, defense, maritime, energy, mining, water, oil & gas, alternative fuels and healthcare.

Kallman Worldwide Inc. established a permanent, fully-staffed Latin American office in Santiago, Chile in the summer of 2011.  A new, larger facility is being opened there in April, 2014.


·        Through Trade Fair Certification, the U.S. Commercial Service recognizes the capability and exhibition experience of Kallman Worldwide to organize a world class event for U.S. exhibitors to showcase products and services for the aerospace/defense industry. The show serves as an excellent venue for U.S. companies to establish and expand overseas distribution, generate sales leads, evaluate competitors, and to work with U.S. Commercial Service Trade Specialists to identify potential buyers and partners. The U.S. Commercial Service helps U.S. companies establish international business relationships. The agency’s global network includes locations in more than 100 U.S. cities and in American embassies and consulates in nearly 80 countries. For more information, please visit http://export.gov/

·        Wings of ChangeConference “promises to elevate discussions to a whole new level.”

VIII Wings of Change International Aviation Summit is organized by IATA in collaboration with FIDAE and the “Dirección General de Aeronáutica Civil de Chile” DGAC.  Kallman Worldwide Inc. is providing logistics and coordination for the event, ensuring top level service to all attendees.
Conference objectives: Unite decision makers from airlines, airports, government and key industry suppliers in Latin America to discuss the major issues facing aviation in the region and set forth, through the Declaration of Santiago, some agreed guidelines for work to be undertaken in the 2-year period from April 2014 -March 2016.  Click here (http://www.kallman.com/shows/wings-of-change_2014/Wings-of-Change-2014-Information.php) for more information.

in USA: Carole Lotito  •  carolel@kallman.com  • +1 (201) 294-7309 (mobile) English only
in Chile: Sophia Belloso • sophiab@kallman.com • + 56 9 6157 2672 (mobile)  English/Spanish

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