Relationships

Break through barriers with strong partnerships.

AAD 2020 will attract high-ranking commercial, military and government delegations from South Africa and other nations on the continent and region. The USA Partnership Pavilion provides the essential business platform and unique opportunity for American exhibitors to meet with industry experts, peers, potential customers and suppliers.

Peter Kelley Project Manager
Peter Kelley
Project Manager
Public Sector

Our public sector partners represent the national interests of the United States, their counterparts in South Korea, and are the points of contact for trade and development influencers in the Asia-Pacific region.

United States Department of Commerce
The mission of the Department is to create the conditions for economic growth and opportunity.

U.S. Commercial Service
The U.S. Commercial Service is the trade promotion arm of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration. U.S. Commercial Service trade professionals in over 100 U.S. cities and in more than 75 countries help U.S. companies get started in exporting or increase sales to new global markets.

United States Embassy, South Africa
The United States’ strong trade and business partnerships with South Africa are hallmarks for the continent. In 2014, the United States was the third largest trading partner for South Africa, after Germany and China. Also in 2014, South African exports to the U.S. totaled $2.6 billion. The United States is the largest portfolio investor ($70.1 billion in 2012) and the third largest source of foreign direct investment ($12.14 billion in 2012) in South Africa.

National Defense Industry Association (NDIA)
The National Defense Industrial Association is the trusted leader in defense and national security associations. NDIA engages thoughtful and innovative leaders to promote the best policies, practices, products and technology for warfighters and others who ensure the safety and security of our nation.

 

 

Private Sector

These local/regional advocates for America's industry interests support the Pavilion and the collective U.S. presence at AAD.

Corporate Council on Africa
Corporate Council on Africa (CCA) is the leading U.S. business association focused solely on connecting business interests in Africa. Established in 1993 to promote business and investment between the United States and the nations of Africa, CCA serves as a neutral, trusted intermediary connecting its member firms with the essential government and business leaders they need to do business and succeed in Africa. CCA uniquely represents a broad cross section of member companies from small and medium size businesses to multinationals as well as U.S. and African firms.

Aerospace, Maritime and Defence Industries Association of South Africa (AMD)
AMD is acknowledged as the only trade association of South Africa's defence industry (SADI) and is mandated by its members to promote and champion the collective interests of the industry. It comprises a cluster of leading companies in the South African private and public sector that supply defence materiel, products and services. AMD assists and provides guidance in harnessing the collective effort of the SADI, as these companies play a key role in the acquisition supply chain.

The African Business Aviation Association (AfBAA)
AfBAA is a not-for-profit corporation that aims to promote the understanding and benefits that business aviation provides for Africa's economic development and prosperity through its unwavering commitment to the organization's guiding principles, thus offering assistance and support to enterprises, entrepreneurs, business leaders, governments and their respective civil aviation authorities.

Aerospace Industries Association
The Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) is the most authoritative and influential trade association representing the U.S. aerospace and defense industry on Capitol Hill, within the administration and internationally. Today, more than 325 major aerospace and defense companies and their suppliers are members of the association, embodying every high-technology manufacturing segment of the U.S. aerospace and defense industry including commercial aviation and avionics, manned and unmanned defense systems, and space technologies and satellite communications.

 

Media

Trade and industry news reports influence the decisions attendees make about where to spend their valuable time during the show. Industry media reports are also critical sources for professionals who can’t attend.

Our long-standing editorial and marketing relationships with leading aerospace and defense industry media companies bring extra attention and insight to the USA Partnership Pavilion at Africa Aerospace & Defence. Look for real-time Headline News from our industry media partners on our website and at our on-site Newsstand during the event, where you can also pick up copies of their latest publications.

In addition to industry-wide PR and media relations efforts, Kallman will work directly with these international media leaders to provide news, information and insight to the USA Partnership Pavilion during AAD:

Aviation Week Network
A multi-channel service provider, decision engine and marketplace, with deep databases and integrated workflow tools that support action, the Aviation Week Network brings you the power to prevail in a challenging and fast-paced industry.

Defense News
Founded in 1986, Defense News is the authoritative, independent, professional news source for the world's defense decision-makers. In print and online, we provide the global defense community with the latest news and analysis on programs, policy, business and technology. Our bureaus and reporters around the world set the standard for accuracy, credibility and timeliness in defense reporting.

FlightGlobal
Helping businesses drive growth, assess risk and improve efficiency today and in the future, we help you discover everything you need to know about the global fleet of aircraft and world schedules, as well as insight on current and future market dynamics and drivers. We are experts in providing you with the complete view of the aviation industry.

Shephard Media
Shephard Media’s mission is to be the aerospace, defence and security industry's first choice for business data, analysis and news. We believe that obtaining the information you need should be easy and affordable. Our content is instantly accessible, encourages debate and helps you with your key decisions. Shephard Media delivers the best journalistic experience and innovative coverage.

Social media will play an important role in promoting the Pavilion and the greater U.S. presence at AAD, too. Join the conversation @kallmanEWC #USPavilion

Organizers

Organizers are the gatekeepers to every aspect of the show. Our partnership with the AAD. organizer, Africa Aerospace & Defence Expo, translates into faster service — and fewer problems for you.

The AAD Expo is managed through a partnership between:

The Department of Defence and Military Veterans (DOD)

The Armaments Corporation of South Africa SOC Ltd (Armscor)

The South African Aerospace Maritime and Defence Industries Association (AMD)

The Commercial Aviation Association of Southern Africa (CAASA)