“Ask America” at Japan Aerospace 2016

Major OEMs and SMEs across U.S. supply chain look to capitalize on new era of “collective self-defense”

Tokyo and Waldwick, N.J. / October 6, 2016 — Following Japan’s passage last year of a landmark law to allow “collective self-defense” of its allies for the first time since World War II, the opening next week of the quadrennial Japan International Aerospace Exhibition 2016, October 12-15 in Tokyo, is expected to herald a new era of cooperation and opportunity for aerospace and defense companies prospecting in the region. As the world’s largest supplier to commercial, military and space sectors, the United States is especially well positioned to capitalize on the event with more than 40 American companies exhibiting at the show.

The centerpiece of the national effort will be the U.S. International Pavilion, organized by Kallman Worldwide, Inc., the show’s official U.S. representative, in coordination with numerous government agencies, including the departments of Commerce, Defense and State. The Pavilion will be a primary destination for buyers looking to meet U.S. industry leaders, an on-site business hub for U.S. exhibitors looking to maximize their exposure and impact at the event, and a forum for all to share industry information and insights.

More than 30 U.S. exhibitors representing the industry’s most innovative partners, products and services will be “open for business” in the Pavilion. Ranging from publicly-traded stalwarts such as Parker Aerospace (NYSE: PH), Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) and Rockwell Collins (NYSE: COL) to privately held small-and-medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with fewer than 250 employees, exhibitors hail from 12 states, including one state pavilion — Washington — all looking to initiate or strengthen international partnerships that will generate new business and create more jobs back home.

In addition to space on site, U.S. International Pavilion exhibitors are featured in the Kallman online show directory at kallman.com/japan2016

“When U.S. companies commit to exhibit at Japan Aerospace 2016, we’re saying we believe in the power of this event to attract real business prospects and customers,” said Kallman Worldwide President and CEO, Tom Kallman. “The Diet’s passage of collective self-defense heightens the collective opportunity for our exhibitors to succeed at this show, whether as prime contractors or subcontractors in support of Japanese manufacturers, service partners and their end-user customers.”

To drive more trade attendees to visit Pavilion exhibitors, Kallman will promote the national presence at Japan Aerospace 2016 with its “Ask America” on-site advocacy campaign. The message will be placed prominently around the U.S. International Pavilion, integrated into official events and media during the show, and highlighted in social media. Click here to see the “Ask America” ad, and follow on Twitter @kallmanEWC).

“The United States may be the world’s biggest aerospace and defense supplier, but that’s no guarantee buyers in Japan will look to work with U.S. companies over others,” said Kallman. “As the organizer of the U.S. International Pavilion, we have a responsibility to advocate not only for our exhibitors, but for our nation in this highly competitive global marketplace.

“We want every show visitor to ‘ask America’ because we are listening, and we can help them gain a competitive edge in any market sector, anywhere in the world,” said Kallman. “The United States is committed to our international trade partnerships, we bring the best technology and innovation to the table and we have the best-skilled professionals ready to do the work.”

One U.S. exhibitor, Advanced Tech Supply (ATS) (Booth W3-027), will capitalize on its presence in the U.S. International Pavilion to bridge the cultural and high-tech manufacturing gaps between the U.S. and Japan as a business advantage for Japanese customers.

“ATS has been one of the leading representatives for the U.S. aerospace, shipbuilding and high tech manufacturing industries for the past 17 years,” said Managing Director George iino. “The company’s strength lies in providing customized solutions for the end-user customer needing specialty tooling and parts. A unique feature for ATS is its ability to help U.S. manufacturers and Japanese customers navigate the cultural waters to provide mutually beneficial and lasting business relationships.”


Export with purpose. Exhibit with confidence. Kallman Worldwide is an export marketing advocate focused on helping the United States of America and its leading businesses capitalize on international trade shows and events to grow their share of global markets. Our flagship U.S. International Pavilion programs cover all the details of creating and presenting a professional business environment to buyers, enabling exhibitors, clients and partners to make the most of their event opportunities, cultivate meaningful global business relationships and account for a measurable return on their export marketing investment.

Since 1963, Kallman has helped more than 10,000 companies, associations and government agencies stand out at nearly 1,000 industry and professional events in 46 countries. The company is headquartered in Waldwick, N.J., and staffs a Latin America office in Santiago, Chile, where it also owns and operates the U.S. Regional Trade Center. For more information visit www.kallman.com


Chris Meyer


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