AMERICA OFFICIALLY ‘OPEN FOR BUSINESS’ AT THE FARNBOROUGH INTERNATIONAL AIRSHOW FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE 2018

Farnborough, UK / July 18, 2022 — After a break of four years, the U.S. presence at the Farnborough International Airshow, organized by Kallman Worldwide in the form of the USA Partnership Pavilion, has returned in full throttle.

In Farnborough, at the birthplace of British aviation, The Mission Continues for 200+ U.S. companies exhibiting within the USA Partnership Pavilion, covering at total of 3,300 square meters across Halls 2, 3 and 4.  The Pavilion forms the centerpiece of the American national presence at the show and was organized in co-ordination with numerous government agencies, including the U.S. Department of Commerce & U.S. Department of Defense. The increased American presence at the show this year demonstrates the country’s overall commitment to increased trade, economic growth, prosperity, and global security.

Pictured (L to R): Tom Kallman, Apollo 16 Astronaut Charlie Duke, Ambassador Jane Hartley, Secretary Frank Kendall, Eric Fanning, and Senator Bill Nelson

Pavilion exhibitors represent a staggering 34 states, including 15 state pavilions featuring state-based co-exhibitors within the larger U.S. space. 64 Pavilion exhibitors are new to market, 84 are new to the show, and all are looking to generate new business and grow exports by expanding overseas and/or recruiting international partners to establish or participate in U.S.-based operations.

At the USA Partnership Pavilion’s Opening Ceremony, Tom Kallman spoke of the importance of global collaboration and how essential in-person meetings are to business. Kallman was joined on stage by the Honorable Jane Hartley, U.S. Ambassador to the Court of St James’s, the Honorable Frank Kendall, U.S. Secretary of the Air Force, Sen. Bill Nelson, NASA Administrator, Eric Fanning, President & CEO at Aerospace Industries Association, ESA Astronaut Tim Peake, and Industry Ambassador to the USA Partnership Pavilion Brigadier General Charlie Duke, USAF, Ret. (Apollo 16). General Duke was the tenth – and at 36, the youngest – of the dozen astronauts to have walked on the lunar surface between 1969 and 1972. He joins Team USA as he reaches the 50th anniversary of his Apollo Mission, reminding us that whilst the U.S. remain the only nation to have sent crewed spacecraft to the moon, nothing is achievable without international collaboration. Kallman presented Duke with an award recognizing all Apollo Missions and the inspiration that they have had on the world as we know it.

General Duke concluded his remarks by speaking about his involvement with the Astronaut Al Worden Endeavour Scholarship. He stated that he was honored to be continuing Al Worden’s legacy, inspiring young people to pursue careers in STEM. “Be an inspiration. No matter where you are, or what you’re doing,” remarked Duke. He plans to continue working with the scholarship foundation and the USA Partnership Pavilion during his work as a goodwill ambassador.

ABOUT KALLMAN WORLDWIDE, INC.

Established in 1963, event organizer Kallman Worldwide creates unique opportunities for U.S. Companies to strengthen business relationships around the world by maximising their impact at international trade shows and through online digital events.  With a flagship USA Partnership Pavilion; end-to-end exhibitor services; custom stand-building and creative services; corporate hospitality and networking programs, Kallman has helped more than 10,000 companies and collaborated with numerous associations and government agencies 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” and “E*” Awards for the company’s active role in aiding U.S. exports and continuing recognition of noteworthy export promotion efforts.  Kallman Worldwide is headquartered in Waldwick, New Jersey, with satellite offices in Washington DC and Houston, Texas. It also staffs a Latin America office in Santiago, Chile and bureaus in London, UK and Sydney, Australia. For more information, visit www.kallman.com.

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