Apollo Astronauts Lead U.S. A&D Mission to Win International Business

One month before the 50th anniversary of man’s first steps on the Moon, the U.S. aerospace and defense industry invoked the spirit of the Apollo space program to launch a week-long mission for international business partnerships at the 2019 Paris Air Show.

An estimated 350 American manufacturers, suppliers, service providers and industry advocates covering every market sector participated in this year’s show, 286 in the 4,000+ square meter USA Partnership Pavilion in Hall 3. The Pavilion was America’s headquarters on-site, organized since 1995 by Kallman Worldwide, Inc. of Waldwick, NJ, in coordination with numerous government agencies, including the Departments of Commerce, Defense, State and Transportation.

Pavilion exhibitors, including 64 first-time Paris participants, represented 35 U.S. states. Notably 20 state departments of economic development and commerce — Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Connecticut, North Carolina, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, Ohio, Oregon, South Carolina, Virginia, Utah, Washington, Wisconsin — hosted their own state-branded pavilions featuring state-based co-exhibitors within the larger USA space.

 

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The USA at Le Bourget: By the Numbers

USAPP Paris Air Show 2019 Key Figures

13th consecutive USA Partnership Pavilion at the Paris Air Show organized by Kallman Worldwide

4,000+ square meters of stands in Hall 3

1260 square meters of Chalet space

286 Exhibiting Companies
64 first-time show exhibitors
35 U.S. States represented
20 Chalet Clients

20 State Pavilions

32 Custom Builds by Kallman Creative Services totaling 2,190 square meters.

3 Apollo Astronauts

17 media partners

4,770 cups of coffee served in the Meeting Point Exhibitors Lounge

876 meals served in the Partnership Chalet

15,644 kilos (34489.116 lbs) of USA Partnership Pavilion freight shipped overseas

22 presentations and briefings held in the USA Partnership Pavilion LAUNCHPAD

The USA Partnership Pavilion was declared "open for business" on Monday 17 June by:

  • Apollo Astronauts Col. Walt Cunningham, USMCR, Ret. (Apollo 7); Col. Al Worden, USAF, Ret. (Apollo 15) and Brig. Gen. Charlie Duke, USAF, Ret. (Apollo 16)
  • U.S. Ambassador to France Jamie McCourt
  • U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross
  • NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine
  • Acting U.S. Air Force Secretary Matthew Donovan
  • Aerospace Industries Association President and CEO Eric Fanning

Paris Air Show 2019 Key Figures
(Information supplied by the show organizer)

125,000 square meters of total exhibition space 
52,000 square meters of stands
335 Chalet units
38,000 square meters of Exhibitor’s outdoor space and building

2,453 Exhibitors
1,185 French exhibitors from France
1,268 International exhibitors from 48 countries

26 National Pavilions

Top 5 exhibiting countries: USA, Germany, Italy, United Kingdom, Belgium

140 Aircraft on display

2,700 journalists representing 87 countries

276 Official delegations from 98 countries

Show inaugurated by French President Emmanuel Macron on Monday 17 June.

Prime Minister Edouard Philippe visited the Show on Friday 21 June.

Nine French Ministers and Secretaries of State and numerous key figures in French politics also made visits.

316,470 visitors came through the door:
139,840 professional visitors
176,630 public visitors

U.S. Distinguished Visitors and VIPs
Wilbur Ross,
Secretary, U.S. Dept of Commerce 
Jim Bridenstine, Administrator, NASA 
Matthew Donovan, Acting Secretary of the USAF 
Jamie McCourt, U.S. Ambassador to France 
Ellen Lord, Undersecretary of Defense 
Nazak Nikaktar, Assistant Secretary for Industry and Analysis, U.S. Department of Commerce 
Dan Elwell, Administrator, FAA 
Tina Kaidanow,
Ambassador, OUSD (A&S) 
General Tod D. Wolters, USAF, Commander, U.S. European Command
Kelli Seybolt, Deputy U.S. Under Secretary of the Air Force, International Affairs
Lt. Gen. Charles Hooper, DCSA 
Dr. Will Roper, Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, Technology 
Richard B. Landolt, Senior Civilian Representative of the Secretary of Defense in Europe 
Chris Shank, Director, Defense Department Strategic Capabilities 
Heidi Grant, Director for the Defense Technology Security Administration
Christopher R. Hill, former U.S. Ambassador to Iraq 
Lt. Gen. Steven L. Basham, Deputy Commander, U.S. Air Forces in Europe/Air Forces Africa 
Richard V. Spencer, Secretary of the Navy 
James F. Geurts, Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development & Acquisition 
RDML Francis Morley, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy/International Programs 
Lt. Gen. Steven R. Rudder, Deputy Commandant for Aviation, USMC  
Jeffrey S. White, Acting Assistant Secretary of the Army (Acquisition, Logistics, and Technology) 
Ann Cataldo, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Defense Exports and Cooperation

 


USA Partnership Pavilion Photos

 

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