Why Exhibit at ILA Berlin 2018?

Germany's aerospace sector is a driver of technological innovation and economic growth. It brings together almost all the high technologies of this age of information: electronics, robotics, measuring, control and materials technology. 


At 12%, the proportion of the sector's turnover which is spent on research and development is very high. In overall terms, Germany's aerospace sector grew by 8 % in 2015, with revenue reaching €34.7 billion (2014: €32.1 billion). This represents a continuation of the positive trend. Total employment registered a slight rise of 1%, to 106,800 people working directly in the aerospace sector (year before: 105,700).

Airbus continues to be a driving force in Europe's, and thus Germany's, aviation industry. In recent years, Airbus has achieved outstanding results in terms of orders and deliveries, and its order books are full for the next seven to eight years. The German Aerospace Center (DLR) is Germany's aerospace research centre. It conducts research and development activities in the fields of aerospace (and also energy, transport and security) in close cooperation with national and international partners.

Why Exhibit in the USA Partnership Pavilion?

Let The USA Partnership Pavilion Be Your Multiplier and Amplifier

  • America has traction and equity in the German market
  • Kallman has 50+ years of experience in Germany
  • The USA Partnership Pavilion brings it together and provides a platform to sell from
  • The USA Partnership Pavilion is your export advantage at ILA Berlin 2018. The USA Partnership Pavilion 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.
Christa March
Project Manager

Home of Technology and Innovation

Germany invests billions in state and private funds for new aerospace technologies and R&D annually. ILA is where German buyers find new suppliers

Germany's aerospace sector grew by 8 % in 2015 with sales reaching €34.7 billion (2014: €32.1 billion). This represents a continuation of the positive trend. Total employment registered a slight rise of 1 %, to 106,800 people working directly in the aerospace sector (year before: 105,700).

ILA is where the world’s space community comes together. As the industry’s largest exhibition in Europe, this one-of-a-kind event offers a platform for a diverse group of stakeholders – such as agencies, scientists and aerospace firms – to present the latest innovations and developments in space. In a word: The event is interdisciplinary in scope and global in scale.

Defense & Security
LA Berlin fosters dialogue between high-ranking generals, leading politicians working on defense and security issues as well as defense industry experts and cyber security researchers. About 200 military aircraft can be assessed both on the ground and in the air, while visitors will have the chance to see cutting-edge designs first-hand. ILA 2018 truly stands out for its international character, with delegations expected from over 100 nations

The supply chain is the backbone of the aerospace industry. ILA Berlin is the aerospace industry’s most innovative trade event. It offers a global stage for companies both large and small – from international industry leaders to highly specialized small to midsize firms. Join us at ILA Berlin to make important business contacts, find partners for new projects, and network with key stakeholders from industry and government.

International Suppliers Center (ISC)
The International Suppliers Center ISC is a dedicated hall where over 300 companies from around the globe can present their latest innovations. ISC is the best place for suppliers to connect with potential customers and partners.

  • As an exhibitor at ILA Berlin, you can showcase your innovations to over 75,000 trade visitors from around the world.
  • Meet OEM purchasing managers, tier one suppliers and other suppliers.
  • Use B2B Matchmaking for pre-arranged B2B meetings between buyers and suppliers.
  • Join the discussions at the ISC Forum specially designed for suppliers.
  • Present your company in the ILA guides: Quickfinder, Virtual Market Place® (an online catalog) and the ILA app.
  • Rent an attractive trade booth – including the rented area, booth and furnishings – in a climate-controlled exhibition hall. Special features:
  • Get to know exhibitors and buyers at an evening networking event.

UAS Innovation Hub
The UAS Innovation Hub will be dedicated to the full spectrum of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS).  Present your UAS Innovations and gain access to a national and international audience on a unique networking platform with 1,000 exhibitors and 150,00 visitors

The 2015 edition of ILA Berlin reported strong attendance and industry participation

  • 1,000 Exhibitors
  • 150,000 Visitors
  • 3,300 Media Representatives
  • 50 Trade Events
  • 37 Nations

The USA Partnership Pavilion is your export advantage at the ILA Berlin Air Show. 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 Europe 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.

Christa March
Project Manager

Partner with Europe’s leading aerospace countries

Germany, France and the UK are the three largest aerospace countries in Europe and will have tremendous representation at ILA. The USA Partnership Pavilion provides the essential business connections and unique opportunities for U.S. exhibitors to meet with peers, potential suppliers and customers.

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

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 & Consulants in Germany
For American companies, the German market, Europe’s largest, is attractive in numerous sectors and is an important element of any comprehensive export strategy in Europe.

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

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 the ILA Berlin Air Show. 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 ILA Berlin 2018:

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 ILA, too. Join the conversation @kallmanEWC #USPavilion

Messe Berlin
Messe Berlin has been organising international trade fairs and congresses since 1822. They organise more than 100 regional, national and international in-house and guest events each year. Their international programme of trade fairs covers a wide range of events - be it the food, travel, logistics, healthcare IT or consumer electronics– Messe Berlin’s portfolio has many highlights to offer.

Christa March
Project Manager

Innovation and Leadership in Aviation

At ILA Berlin, industry experts, researchers and policymakers come together to consider the next steps to making aerospace dreams a reality and demonstrate what is already possible today.

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 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 the ILA Berlin Show, 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 ILA Berlin Air Show 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

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!

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

Jonathan DeBarge Account Manager

Jonathan DeBarge

Account Manager


Kevin Tighe

Sales Associate