Why Exhibit at Airshow China 2018?

Within the next two decades, China is on track to become the world’s second largest aviation market.


The Chinese government is investing significant resources to develop manufacturing capability, build new infrastructure (50 new airports by 2020!) and train new pilots to keep pace with domestic and international demand for capacity.

As an endorsement of progress, quality and performance, the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) clearance for Chinese aircraft exports (November 2017) introduces new competition to the global air transport market, and heightens demand across the supply chain for the materials, components accessories and services China needs to produce, sell and maintain more planes. Airshow China (officially “China International Aviation & Aerospace Exhibition”) is the only international aerospace trade show endorsed by the Chinese central government (which means if there’s one show that buyers are going to go to, it’s probably this one). The biennial event presents a familiar air show format — exhibit halls, product demonstrations, trade talks, technological exchanges and a flying display — in a market that is growing by the minute. If you’re in the business of keeping planes flying safely, your business is bound to take off at Airshow China.

Why Exhibit in the USA Partnership Pavilion?

China-built aircraft rely heavily on American made products to comply with today's demanding aerospace regulations. With FAA clearance of products manufactured in China, U.S. tier 1, 2 and 3 companies all gain an extra advantage as the most qualified and experienced partners to the Chinese aviation industry.


Kallman Worldwide’s decades of experience organizing the U.S. presence at aerospace shows around the world, including Airshow China (since 1996), builds on America's advantage to help you stand out at the show. Our USA Partnership Pavilion is your on-site headquarters: a destination for buyers, a business hub for exhibitors and a forum for all to share ideas and insights. .

The 2016 Pavilion boasted a robust U.S. trade program that featured a USA-China Briefing and VIP Reception with presentations by U.S. government officials and a stellar list of C-level executives from top Chinese airlines, aviation-related firms and associations.

Working hand-in-hand with the U.S. Embassy and Chinese aerospace associations, the upcoming edition of the USA Partnership Pavilion is poised to surpass even last year’s impressive program, with on- and off-site events and networking opportunities planned to bring Pavilion exhibitors together with aviation decision-makers from around the world. Explore our plans and programs below to learn more and sell more with Kallman at Airshow China 2018.



Carolyn Carniaux
Project Manager

This is the #1 marketplace for China’s aviation industry.

China’s investing billions in building, manufacturing, maintaining and training. Exhibit here to grow there.

Airshow China will focus on:


The U.S. aviation sector exported $13.2 billion products to China in 2016, accounting for 58 percent of China’s total imports in the aviation sector.

Commercial Aviation

Commercial opportunities in China’s civil aviation market include commercial aircraft, engines and parts, MRO (Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul), airport, and general aviation, among others.

General Aviation

The long-term economic importance of this sector has led aircraft OEMs and government officials to devote significant resources towards general aviation.


According to the USCS, China currently has 218 civil aviation airports, including the world’s second busiest in Beijing, with plans to expand aggressively to more than 260 airports by 2020.

The 2016 edition of Airshow China reported strong attendance and industry participation:

  • 42 countries 
  • 700+ exhibitors 
  • 151 aircraft displays 
  • 135,000+ trade visitors
  • 168 seminars

Our USA Partnership Pavilion is your on-site headquarters: it presents the highest concentration of U.S. equipment and services at the show which makes it a destination for buyers looking for American quality, innovation and partnership. In addition to our complete suite of pre-show and on-site services, the USA Partnership Pavilion provides valuable opportunities and activities, exclusive to Pavilion participants:

  • Anticipated PRE-SHOW U.S. GOVERNMENT MARKET BRIEFING and U.S. WELCOME RECEPTION with presentations and attendance by leaders in the field from U.S. Government, US and Chinese aerospace and aviation companies and business associations. In 2016, US Pavilion participants heard from and networked with Principals from Hainan Airlines, China Southern Airlines, GAMECO, USTDA, Honeywell, Deputy Chief of Mission David Rank, US Consul General Charles Bennett and many more.Click Here to view the briefing agenda from 2016, we expect a similar program for 2018!
Carolyn Carniaux
Project Manager

Forge partnerships and seal deals!

Reflecting China’s preference for American innovation and quality, the USA Partnership Pavilion attracts the peers and prospects you need to know — and who need to know you.

Our public sector partners represent the national interests of the United States, and are the points of contact for their trade and development counterparts in China.

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, China

The mission of the United States Embassy is to advance the interests of the United States, and to serve and protect U.S. citizens in China.   

These local/regional advocates for America's industry interests support the Pavilion and the collective U.S. presence at the show focusing on creating the USA Partnership Pavilion.

US-China Aviation Cooperation Program (ACP)
The US-China Aviation Cooperation Program (ACP) is a unique public-private partnership organization works on win-win activities designed to help with China’s aviation development. ACP is an American team committed to promoting safe and smart aviation development in China.

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.

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 Airshow China. Look for real-time Headline News from Kallman 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.

Organizers are the gatekeepers to every aspect of the show. Our partnership with the Airshow China organizer, Zhuhai Airshow Co, LTD, translates into faster service — and fewer problems for you.

Carolyn Carniaux
Project Manager

Seal the deal without breaking the bank.

The USA Partnership Pavilion offers a wide range of exhibit, promotion and event options to help you make the most of your space in our place.

Turnkey Design
Bring your products, promotions and people and move right in. Our templated designs and materials give your booth the uniform “look-and-feel” of the Pavilion while allowing you the flexibility to customize and scale your layout.

Your ready-made stand includes:

  • Hard Wall Panels + Fascia
  • Lockable Reception
  • Wastebasket
  • Table with Chairs
  • Daily Cleaning
  • Spotlights 
  • Carpet
  • Literature Rack

Ask about upgraded features to create a more branded presentation.

Space Only
Get in on the ground floor with this raw space option and design your dream stand (minimum sqm required). The  Space Only option includes all USA Partnership Pavilion services and amenities.

Custom Build with Kallman Creative Services
Turn that raw floor space into a showplace! Work with Kallman Creative Services to design and build a standout exhibit from the ground up. Whether your emphasis is on high-end hosting and hospitality or high-volume lead-generation, challenge our team to create the perfect scheme.

Executive Club Membership
Walk the show with full access to all Pavilion amenities.

The centerpiece of our program is the Guide to USA Partnership Pavilion Exhibitors. It's essential reading for international buyers looking for U.S. suppliers, and Kallman distributes hundreds-to-thousands of copies on site at the show. For Airshow China 2018, we'll also post an interactive online directory at kallman.com for worldwide reference. Every exhibitor in the USA Partnership Pavilion receives a free listing in the Guide and a cross-reference in their product or service categories.

Paid upgrades include:

  • Enhanced listings (boldface or color text)
  • Logo placements
  • Space advertising

Associate your brand with exclusive, high profile USA Partnership Pavilion features that engage more attendees and VIPs.

USA Partnership Pavilion Welcome Reception & Opening Ceremony 
Share the spotlight and meet with distinguished visitors (DVs) and VIPs when the Pavilion opens on Day 1.

USA-CHINA Networking Event
Join private and public sector leaders for an afernoon reception! Attendees include distinguished guests from U.S. & Chinese industry government.

Meeting Point Exhibitors Lounge
This crossroads of the Pavilion is a favorite hang-out for a wide cross-section of VIPs and DVs, officials, buyers, decision-makers, influencers and friends. Select from our menu of proven options, or ask how we can invent a unique feature just for you.

Conference rooms
Pavilion Conference Rooms are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis by exhibitors who need a private space for team or client/prospect meetings. Place your logo and promotional message inside one or more Pavilion Conference Rooms to be included in every conversation.

Carpet stars
Make every step a statement with big, branded, ground-level graphics featuring your logo and message at key intersections throughout the Pavilion.

Add your logo exclusively to the official Pavilion lanyards.

The Newsstand
The Newsstand is the on-site information center located at the front of the Meeting Point Exhibitors Lounge, the highest traffic area in the USA Partnership Pavilion. The Newsstand features a live, scrolling display of real-time show and market headlines on a centerpiece flat-screen monitor flanked by take-away publications from the industry’s top publishers. Sponsor the Newsstand and share the spotlight with the show’s best sources.

If you’re planning to promote news at the show (a product or service launch, a thought-leadership initiative or insight, upgrades, patents — even new personnel), tell us about it and we’ll get the word out to our network of show dailies, registered show media and international contacts who cover your industry around the world. 

"Ask America" Advocacy Campaign
The United States is committed to our international trade partnerships, we bring the best technology and innovation to the table, and we have the most-skilled, professional workforce to do the job. That’s the message of “Ask America” Kallman’s exclusive, integrated advocacy campaign to heighten awareness of U.S. exhibitors among industry buyers and influencers — those who are planning to attend, as well as those who are interested but can’t go to the show.

Every USA Partnership Pavilion exhibitor is invited to submit show news to be included in the “Ask America” Pavilion Preview press release — at no cost.

Campaign features include, but are not limited to:

  • Before, during and post-show efforts to place news stories about the Pavilion in trade media, registered show media and show dailies
  • Before, during and post-show social media #AskAmerica (see below) ·
  • Remarks and signage at the North American Pavilion Opening Ceremony and Ribbon Cutting
  • Supported by “Ask America” brand advertising in media partner networks and on-site publications

Social Media
Kallman Worldwide is committed to your success online, as well as on site, with social media support that extends your Airshow China outreach and impact. Social media can help you generate buzz, increase brand exposure, and strengthen relationships with buyers, opinion-leaders and influencers! Whether you’re active on social media or just looking to dip your toe in the water, we offer simple, low-risk support to USA Partnership Pavilion exhibitors. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram and Flickr — and let us know how to follow you, too.

Col. Al Worden
USAF-Ret Command Module Pilot, Apollo 15

USA Partnership Pavilion Events Invited Guests of Honor:

Command Module Pilot, Apollo 15, NASA Astronaut, Al Worden

U.S. Ambassador to China, Terry Branstad

USA Goverment Briefing: China Market
Monday, November 5th 2018 | 2:00 PM – 5:30 PM | Location: Sheraton Zhuhai Hotel
663 Tin Wan Road Wanzai, Xiang Zhou District, 519000
The U.S. Commercial Service in China and Kallman Worldwide are proud to announce the second USA Government Market Briefing at Airshow China. The program will feature presentations about Market Opportunities in China by Industry Leaders, U.S. Commercial Counselors and U.S. Export Experts.

2018 program is currently being planned - more information to come in the following weeks! 
Click here to view agenda from the 2016 edition of the Pre-Show Government Briefing.

USA Welcome Reception
Monday, November 5th 2018 | 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM | Location: Sheraton Zhuhai Hotel
663 Tin Wan Road Wanzai, Xiang Zhou District, 519000

Speakers and program are currently being planned. More information to come!

Click here to RSVP for the USA Government Market Briefing & Welcome Reception!

USA Partnership Pavilion Welcome Reception & Opening Ceremony
Tuesday, November 6th 2018 | Approx. 11:15 AM | Location: USA Partnership Pavilion Meeting Point
Join Kallman Worldwide and other distinguished guests for the official opening and ribbon cutting of the USA Partnership Pavilion.


USA Partnership Pavilion VIP Tour
Tuesday, November 6th 2018 | Following the Opening Ceremony | Location: USA Partnership Pavilion
Attending VIPs are invited to take escorted tours of the exhibitors in the USA Partnership Pavilion.

USA-China Networking Reception
Thursday, November 8th 2018 | 2:00PM-3:30PM | Location: USA Partnership Pavilion Meeting Point 

Join private and public sector leaders for an afternoon reception! Attendees include distinguished guests from U.S. & Chinese industry and government, as well as USAF-RET., Command Module Pilot, Apollo 15, Col. Al Worden. Al will be
signing his best selling novel “Falling to Earth”.

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Meet Your Team

Carolyn Carniaux Project Manager

Carolyn Carniaux

Project Manager


I have the pleasure to work with a team of dedicated experts who represent both internal and external stakeholders. It is my job to ensure that the ball is moving forward to the collective goal of an overall successful show for U.S. International Pavilion exhibitors. In planning, we usually hit both bumps and smooth patches along the way – much like the actual roads we travel in the diverse and exciting destinations we work in across the globe!

Sharon Slender, Senior Operations Specialist

Sharon Slender

Senior Operations Specialist


In the trade show industry for over 34 years and still love giving exhibitors the “wow” factor to help them accomplish their marketing message with their booth design.

Peter Kelley Sales Associate

Peter Kelley

Sales Associate


Mike Petrassi

Mike Petrassi

Sales Manager


My love for the international events industry started just over 10 years ago. I came from the freight forwarding business where I was working on big shipments for trade shows. Once I dove into the sales side of the business, I found great satisfaction; I knew I was going to make a career here. I now manage a team of six outstanding sales associates who focus on helping U.S. companies grow their businesses and stand out from competitiors at shows around the world. Every day I look forward to building new relationships and helping our customers reach their export goals.  

Jonathan DeBarge Account Manager

Jonathan DeBarge

Account Manager


Samantha Eichmann

Project Coordinator



As Kallman Worldwide's newest Project Coordinator, I've been enjoying learning the "ins" and "outs" of the trade show business over the past few months. When I'm not at my desk caffeinating and singing to country music, you can find me outside on a run, or in the kitchen baking something sweet!