Kallman Worldwide to Recruit U.S. and Canadian Aerospace Industry Presence at International Defence and Security Exhibition, FEINDEF, 19-21 May 2021
New Jersey, USA / 5 November 2020 – Kallman Worldwide Inc., the global leader in U.S. and Canadian participation at international trade events and on-line digital Trade Missions, has signed a partnership agreement with FEINDEF Foundation to represent the FEINDEF 2021 trade show in the United States and Canada. The new agreement establishes Kallman Worldwide as the U.S. and Canadian representatives for the biennial event and assures an increased North American presence at next May’s show through the introduction of the USA and Canadian Partnership Pavilions.
The inaugural event, held in Madrid in May 2019, was a showcase for Spanish and European defense and security industries, demonstrating innovative technological developments for armed and state security forces. FEINDEF ’19 hosted some 156 international exhibitors, 13,000 trade visitors and 46 high ranking official Delegations comprised of key business and political decision makers representing military acquisition programs from 32 countries. Driving the dialogue at FEINDEF 2019 was the European Union’s ambitious program to alleviate the effects of procurement duplication and fragmentation with great emphasis on the EU funds allocated to finance defence-related projects and activities. The European Defence Action Plan (EDAP), which aims to coordinate Member States’ defence investment through a European Defence Fund (EDF), remains a central topic at FEINDEF, as nearly 13 billion euros are set to be channelled directly into group research, development and procurement over the period of 2021-2027.
The second edition of FEINDEF will take place from 19 – 21 May 2021 and is organized by FEINDEF Foundation and supported by the Spanish Ministry of Defense along with TEDAE, the Spanish Association of Technological Companies of Defense, Aeronautical, Security and Space, and AESMIDE (Association of Contractor Companies with Public Administrations). In addition to the introduction of the USA and Canadian Partnership Pavilions, the Show will again host a series Forums and Conferences addressing current Defense issues among them, Employment and Work Force Challenges, Innovation, and ‘Women in Business’, all with a focus on Spain’s Multiannual Plan through to 2032.
The USA and Canadian Partnership Pavilions will present a broad range of products, capabilities and innovative solutions for defense manufacturing, assembly, operations, and maintenance. American and Canadian manufacturers and service providers participating in FEINDEF’21 can expect to establish and strengthen strong ties in central Europe and foster relationships for future international business partnerships in Spain.
The success of FEINDEF’19 and well-documented business opportunities in central Europe inspired Kallman Worldwide to partner with FEINDEF Foundation. “We are very much looking forward to working with our new partners at FEINDEF Foundation and confident that the USA and Canadian Partnership Pavilions will be hubs for bilateral trade development”, said Tom Kallman, CEO of Kallman Worldwide. “The robust participation of the Spanish Army, Navy, and Air Force, as well as the MOD and Department of Homeland Security assures our exhibitors of meaningful engagement with Spanish government and military specifiers and decision makers from all branches of the service. Central Europe offers a plethora of business opportunities to our clients. We know FEINDEF’21 will deliver, and we are already on track to triple the U.S. and Canadian participation from last year’s event. From international stalwarts like Lockheed-Martin to the smaller new-to-market SME’s, our U.S. and Canadian Pavilion’s will enhance what is already one of Europe’s fastest growing trade events.” Kallman added, “The additional conference programme will present the perfect platform at which to discuss, meet and encourage business, and we look forward to receiving high ranking government officials, delegations and industry partners to the USA and Canadian Partnership Pavilions.”
“We are delighted to welcome Kallman Worldwide as the representative for U.S. and Canadian participants for the second edition of FEINDEF’21. As America’s premier national pavilion organizer, Kallman Worldwide’s involvement reflects the growing strength and acceptance of FEINDEF among the leading defence exhibitions in Europe. We are certain this partnership will serve to strengthen the bonds between the United States and Canadian and their valuable NATO allies here in Central Europe. We look forward to the unique atmosphere their pavilions will bring to our show”, said Colonel Ramón María Pérez Alonso (Acting Manager of the FEINDEF Foundation).
ABOUT KALLMAN WORLDWIDE
Established in 1963, Kallman Worldwide creates unique opportunities for U.S. and Canadian companies to strengthen business relationships around the world by maximizing their impact at international trade shows and through online digital events. With its flagship USA Partnership Pavilion, end-to-end exhibitor services, custom stand-building, corporate hospitality programs and Kallman Connects forum events, Kallman has helped more than 10,000 companies, associations and government agencies “export with purpose and exhibit with confidence” at over 1,500 industry and professional events in 46 countries. The company is a strategic partner of the U.S. Department of Commerce, and a proud recipient of the President’s “E” Award for its role in helping to increase U.S. exports. Kallman Worldwide is headquartered in Waldwick, N.J., with satellite offices in Texas. It also staffs a Latin America office in Santiago, Chile and London, UK. For more information visit www.kallman.com.
FEINDEF is the reference forum when it comes to reinforcing a modern image of the Spanish Defence industry. This favours the internationalisation and integration of the Spanish Defence and Security industry, it also gives visibility to the scientific and technical R&D&I activities of the Industry in general, and Defence and Security in particular, in Public Research Bodies and Universities.
FEINDEF will be held on the 19, 20 and 21 May 2021 in Madrid, and is expected to host major national and international companies from the sector, as well as various Delegations from around the world. Organized by the FEINDEF Foundation, it is the most important fair of its kind held in Spain.
The FEINDEF Foundation, was born from the union of the associations TEDAE and AESMINDE with the Ministry of Defense with the objective of promoting awareness of issues relating to Defense and Security in European society in general, with specific focus on Spain. For more information visit www.feindef.com.
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