At PACIFIC 2017, the United States of America is Pitching Innovation and Partnership

NEW USA Partnership Pavilion features 29 companies from nine states – A cross-section of leading OEMs, SMEs demonstrates American commitment to strengthen alliances across the Asia-Pacific region

  • Cross-section of leading OEMs, SMEs demonstrates American commitment to strengthen alliances across the Asia-Pacific region
  • NEW USA Partnership Pavilion features 29 companies from nine states, including a dedicated Virginia state pavilion

Sydney, Australia and Waldwick, N.J. / September 25, 2017 — Building on proud history and common interest in economic and security cooperation, U.S. companies competing for naval defense and commercial maritime business in Australia, New Zealand and across the Asia-Pacific region will look to strengthen trade, innovation and workforce partnerships with buyers and influencers attending the Pacific 2017 International Maritime Exposition, October 3 through 5 at the International Convention Centre in Sydney.

The biennial showcase, the region’s largest and most diversified maritime business event, is expected to host some 500 exhibitors from more than 20 countries, and upwards of 15,000 trade visitors, including official delegations representing as many as 60 nations.

Chief among exhibiting countries, the United States will present a wide range of innovative technologies, equipment and services from diverse cross-section of leading manufacturers and suppliers including Boeing Defence Australia [NYSE: BA], General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems, Harris Corp [NYSE: HRS], L3 [NYSE: LLL], Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LM], Northrop Grumman [NYSE:NOC] and Raytheon [NYSE: RTN].

The centerpiece of the American national presence at Pacific 2017 is the new 1,000 sqm USA Partnership Pavilion, organized by Kallman Worldwide, Inc., in coordination with numerous government agencies, including the departments of Commerce, Defense and State. This year’s show is Kallman’s fifth consecutive edition organizing Americans at Pacific as the show’s official U.S. representative, and its first under the new “USA Partnership Pavilion” banner, which President and CEO Tom Kallman says, reflects a global trend.

“Now more than ever, success in international trade depends on partnership and teamwork,” said Kallman. “Well into our second decade of organizing U.S. exhibitors at trade events in Australia, the new USA Partnership Pavilion sharpens our focus on helping advance America’s national interests by serving the needs of our international customers. Many of our exhibitors — from publicly traded stalwarts to small- and medium-sized enterprises [SMEs] with fewer than 500 employees — already have significant business partnerships and operations in the Asia-Pacific region, particularly in Australia. In the years to come, many more will.”

Located prominently in Hall 2 of the new International Convention Centre in Sydney, the Pavilion is a full-service business destination: an efficient location for buyers to meet more U.S. suppliers, an on-site operations center for American exhibitors to maximize their exposure and impact at the show, and a forum for all to share ideas and insights.

The 29 exhibitors in the Pavilion represent nine states — California, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maryland, Mississippi, New Jersey, New York, Ohio and Virginia, whose Economic Development Partnership is hosting four commonwealth-based co-exhibitors on its own dedicated pavilion. All are exhibiting to initiate or strengthen regional partnerships that will generate new business and create more jobs back home, either by growing exports, expanding in-region operations and/or by recruiting overseas partners to establish or participate in U.S.-based operations.

In addition to space on site, USA Partnership Pavilion exhibitors are featured in Kallman’s online Pacific 2017 Visitor Zone at The Visitor Zone features a centerpiece searchable Pavilion directory, plus interactive tools to help trade visitors plan ahead (and follow up), and to connect interested industry professionals around the world to U.S. exhibitors, even if they can’t go to the show.

Kallman will also promote exhibitors with its “Ask America” on-site advocacy campaign at Pacific 2017. The message will be placed prominently around the USA Partnership

Pavilion, integrated into hospitality and VIP events during the show, advertised in show daily publications and highlighted in social media (follow on Twitter @kallmanEWC).

“The United States is a prominent international exhibitor at Pacific 2017 because it’s a world leader in the commercial maritime and naval defense industries, but that’s no guarantee buyers will look to work with American companies over others,” said Kallman. “As the organizer of the USA Partnership Pavilion, we have a responsibility to advocate not only for our exhibitors, but for our nation in this highly competitive regional marketplace.

“We want every show visitor to ‘Ask America,’ and to be confident that we are listening,” he said. “The United States is committed to international trade and investment, we bring smart technologies and ideas to the table and we have the most skilled professionals ready to do the work.”


The following companies invite media to learn more about the new products and services they’ll be exhibiting at Pacific 2017:

GE Marine
Booth 2D6

GE LM2500 Marine Gas Turbine Family Ideal for Australia’s SEA 5000 Frigate Program
GE’s marine gas turbines are the ideal solution for the Royal Australian Navy’s (RAN) SEA 5000 next generation Future Frigate Program

GE LM2500 Marine Gas TurbineGE [NYSE: GE] LM2500 engines power 100% of the RAN’s gas turbine fleet. GE also offers in-country engine support services to ensure the RAN optimum fleet readiness and lower costs. The LM2500 engine family is the low risk solution for the RAN’s SEA 5000 program. With a common propulsion system, the RAN can save on maintenance costs, while leveraging existing infrastructure, crew training (no new training needed), and a single spares pool.


Target Markets:
Gas Turbines, Ship Propulsion, Onboard Power Propulsion System Arrangements

Lela Katzman, Marketing Communications Consultant, GE Marine, Loudonville, NY, +1-518-785-4416;

CAPTION: GE LM2500 Marine Gas Turbine


Booth: 2K8

Thinklogical to Demonstrate Secure Command and Control System at PACIFIC 2017
Enables Instant Situational Awareness While Simplifying Management of Multiple Classifications of Information

Thinklogical TLX switches

Thinklogical, a Belden [NYSE: BDC] brand, will demonstrate its secure video distribution and KVM extension and switching systems for defense and intelligence applications including command and control, C4ISR, ship’s bridge and UAV operations. The system enables instant situational awareness, improves cyber security and simplifies management of multi-classification information through a single infrastructure, reducing IT and AV costs and long-term operational expense. The Thinklogical system is information assurance (IA) accredited for use in highly secure classified facilities.


Target Sectors:
Command and Control, Naval Ship’s Bridge, UAV Operations

Robert Ventresca, VP Marketing, Thinklogical, Milford, CT, +1-203-647-8728;

CAPTION:  Thinklogical TLX switches





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