Why the Dubai Airshow 2019?

Welcome to the future. 

“The UAE is leveraging its geographic location and proximity to international trading routes to play a central role in the global travel and aviation markets.”  


That observation from the U.S. International Trade Administration is backed up by big numbers. “According to the UAE Civil Aviation Authority, the country’s aviation sector alone is valued at $80 billion, employs over 250,000 direct hires and approximately 225,000 indirect jobs, and accounts for nearly 15 percent of the country’s GDP.”

Forecasts anticipating 200 million passengers a year by 2030 are at the center of monumental infrastructure projects anchored by the 145-square kilometer Dubai World Central Aerotropolis, promising to sustain spending in the commercial sector for years, even decades to come.

The UAE also ranks among the world’s top 15 military customers with a nearly $25 billion annual defense budget. With the launch of the new UAE Space Agency in 2014 and a vision to reach Mars in 2021 to coincide with the fledgling nation’s 50th anniversary, the UAE has established itself at the center of the 21st Century aerospace universe.

No wonder the Dubai Airshow has become a “must-attend” marketplace on the industry’s international trade event calendar. The UAE Space Pavilion, which debuted in 2015, has grown, and a display of cargo handling equipment reflects the region’s rapid growth as a freight hub (see details below).

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  • Middle East carriers to need 2,990 new aircraft over 20 years

  • UAE issues formal request to buy KC-46A tanker, says Boeing

Why Exhibit in the USA Partnership Pavilion

In its race to excellence in aerospace, the UAE’s “not-so-secret” weapon is the United States.


As the largest customer for U.S. products and services in the Arab world, and a Top Five global market for U.S. aerospace exports, the UAE is building its big future with a wide scope of dedicated American trade and investment partners, innovative technologies and skilled professionals. In other words, you’re not only welcome at the Dubai Airshow, you’re expected.

Kallman Worldwide has organized the USA Partnership Pavilion at the Dubai Airshow since the 2009 edition. Kallman Worldwide is uniquely positioned to help you capitalize on America’s export advantage in the UAE to stand out at this show.

  • Start planning now to build turnkey or custom space in some of the highest traffic locations on site.
  • AnticipateDay 1 visits from numerous dignitaries and officials from the U.S. and Dubai.
  • Take advantage of our close cooperation with the U.S. departments of Commerce, Defense and State to gain market insights in advance of the show that can help you capture more attention and interest on-site.
  • PR and media support along the way will amplify the collective U.S. presence and spotlight your specific news.

Stay connected for news, details and even a few surprises as the show approaches to ensure you make the most of the opportunities, relationships and impact of exhibiting in the USA Partnership Pavilion at the Dubai Airshow 2019.

Christa March
Project Manager

Big things happen in Dubai

Dubai is set to build the world's largest airport, accommodating up to 220 million passengers per year, as the oil-rich Emirate seeks to solidify its position as a global aviation hub.


The Dubai Airshow prides itself on supporting and responding to developments within the aerospace industry, the 2019 edition will see a number of dedicated feature areas and conferences return to the show along with new additions:

This one-day conference will be the most significant meeting of commercial airlines and decisions makers globally. Designed for leading decision makers from airlines. associations and equipment manufacturers to network and debate the industry’s most critical issues and challenges.

A gathering of industry experts to discuss the vision of the cargo industry and the UAE as a strategic hub. Airlines, airport authorities, freight forwarders and expediting companies along with vendors will attend this focussed exhibition area and conference.

Bringing together the regional & international air traffic control network to discuss the latest in airspace design, air traffic flow management, autonomous aviation, modality & digital towers.

Join the airport community to discuss the biggest disruptors facing the industry; biometrics, AI, blockchain, robotics, IoT, big data and futurist technologies for the airports of tomorrow. The two-day exhibition running alongside the conference will enable buyers to source the latest and most innovative products and solutions.

The inaugural Smart Manufacturing conference and pavilion at the Dubai Airshow will bring together key stakeholders to examine the additive manufacturing applications that are revolutionising the aerospace industry such as big data processing capabilities, industrial connectivity devices and services, and advanced robotics.

Produced in collaboration with the UAE Space Agency, to address future missions and projects within the UAE whilst providing a global outlook into investment and innovation; features a conference programme alongside a dedicated exhibition.

2017 Statistics

  • 79,380 Attendees from 137 Countries
  • 279 Delegations from 76 Countries

  • 1,200 Exhibitors from 63 Countries

  • 159 Aircraft on Display

  • 1,603 Media from 59 Countries

  • $113.8 Billion Order Book

The USA Partnership Pavilion is your export advantage at the Dubai Airshow 2019. Because it presents the highest concentration of U.S. equipment and services at the show, it's a magnet for buyers looking for American quality, innovation and partnership. In addition to our complete suite of pre-show, on-site and post-show services, capitalize on the extra attention, activities and access we're planning to generate for American suppliers:

• Participation of U.S. Commercial Service representatives from countries in and around the MENA region
• Anticipated industry briefings with representatives of local/regional utilities
• Presentations of good-will to strategic partners in the region
• DSCA (DoD) works closely with the USA Partnership Pavilion to ensure maximum exposure to buyers
• The Pavilion location is the ideal spot for any company looking to network with local giants such as Emirates, Etihad, Mubadala and many more.

Christa March
Project Manager

Dubai: Make the right connections 

From the usual suspects to new players, Dubai attracts a wide scope of decision-makers, opinion-leaders and influencers. 

The U.S. Commercial Service
The U.S. Commercial Service of the U.S. Department of Commerce is dedicated to assisting U.S. companies connect with international companies. Our goal is to help American and emirati organizations conduct business successfully as well as understand each other.

The United States Department of Defense
The mission of the Department of Defense is to provide the military forces needed to deter war and to protect the security of our country. The department's headquarters is at the Pentagon.

Aerospace Industries Association (AIA)
The Aerospace Industries Association (AIA), founded in 1919 only a few years after the birth of flight, is the premier trade association representing major aerospace and defense manufacturers and suppliers in the United States. AIA helps you and all levels of your organization get closer to your customers and competitors by providing numerous networking opportunities through meetings, international air shows, and an extensive network of councils, committees, and working groups. At the Dubai Airshow, AIA members participate as exhibitors, association executives attend as advocates and the association also hosts aircrews flying and operating U.S. military aircraft featured in the daily flying displays.

Since 1986, AmCham Abu Dhabi has worked to promote commerce, investment and goodwill between the United States of America, the membership, the Emirate of Abu Dhabi and the United Arab Emirates. AmCham Abu Dhabi is an independent, not-for-profit trade association comprised of Fortune 500 corporations, small and medium sized companies, and prominent business leaders and entrepreneurs.

The American Business Council of Dubai and the Northern Emirates
The American Business Council of Dubai and the Northern Emirates (ABC) functions under the auspices of Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry and functions as the Dubai Chapter of the US Chamber of Commerce. The ABC represents U.S. business interests in Dubai and the Northern Emirates, while maintaining strong ties with the leadership of the communities in which our members live and work.

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 the Dubai Airshow. 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 Dubai Airshow 2017:

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.

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.

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

F&E is one of the most influential and long-standing names in the Middle East's events sector, delivering international trade events across a variety of markets since 1958. F&E has developed a particular focus on producing events, and take pride not only in our in-depth knowledge of the market but also the relationships we have developed in the region.

Christa March
Project Manager

Take off in Dubai!

As an exhibitor in the USA Partnership Pavilion at Dubai, you start the show with an advantage you can build on. From the design of your stand to the presentation of your brand, Kallman Worldwide will generate more buzz for your business.

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. 

Standard: Bring your products, promotions and people and move right in. Your ready-made stand includes:

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

Ask about upgraded features to create a more branded, polished presentation.

Space Only
Get in on the ground floor with this raw space option, and design your dream stand (minimum sqm required, 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 USA Partnership Pavilion Visitors Guide. 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 the Dubai Airshow, 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.

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

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 U.S.  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.

Are you 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 the industry around the world. 

"Ask America" Advocacy Campaign
The United States is committed to its international trade partnerships, we bring the smartest 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 USA Partnership 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 Dubai Airshow 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/like us on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram and Flickr and let’s grow the conversation together!

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Meet Your Team

Christa March Project Manager

Christa March

Project Manager


Being a Project Manager at Kallman allows me to work with a team of different people, with different responsibilities, all striving toward one goal. My door is always open to share ideas and strategize (except when it’s closed because I tend to talk loudly on the phone!).

"Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other." — John F. Kennedy

Jason Rubin

Sales Manager

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Jonathan DeBarge Account Manager

Jonathan DeBarge

Account Manager


Nancy Villari

Nancy Villari

Project Coordinator


I’ve worked at Kallman Worldwide for the past nine years, and have enjoyed traveling to different parts of the globe, meeting people and learning about their lifestyles. My job allows me to interact and assist companies to make their trade show experience easy and trouble-free. Love my job!

Oshaira Rojas, Operations Specialist

Oshaira Rojas

Operations Specialist


I am responsible for the implementation of all operational details of assigned trade shows from start to finish. My experience working within the hospitality industry has demonstrated attention to detail, teamwork, high-quality service and communication are all necessary to maintain a well-composed operation that resonates with our clients. My passion for events planning and coordination is where I get inspiration to develop clients’ visions and make pavilions come to life.

Col. Al Worden, Apollo 15 Astronaut and Kallman Worldwide Guest of Honor discussing the U.S. presence at the Dubai Airshow 2017 with senior leadership from Boeing and Lockheed Martin