Kallman Worldwide signs multi-year pact as US agent for Bahrain International Airshow
Kallman Worldwide, organiser of the U.S. presence at trade shows in eight industries on six continents, will represent the region's fastest-growing industry event, the Bahrain International Airshow (BIAS), in the United States, beginning with the 2018 edition.
The announcement was formalised at a signing ceremony in Manama by His Excellency, the Minister of Transportation and Telecommunications Engineer Kamal bin Ahmed Mohammed and Kallman President and CEO, Tom Kallman.
“We are pleased to be signing this agreement which will positively contribute to enhancing the services, products and specialties showcased in the airshow’s exhibition feature hall, and we look forward to maximizing this opportunity to further increase U.S. companies’ participation and presence in the Kingdom of Bahrain and MENA region,” said His Excellency the Minister.
Also representing the U.S. at the signing were Aimee Cutrona, Chargés d’Affaires of the U.S. Embassy in Manama, and American Chamber of Commerce in Bahrain (AmCham) Board VP H. Delano Roosevelt and AmCham Staff Business Development Consultant Mary McGinnis.
“The U.S. Embassy extends its congratulations on the signing of this MOU in preparation for the 2018 Bahrain International Airshow, which will help fortify the extraordinary relationship between our two countries,” said Cutrona. “The Embassy looks forward to working with H.E. the Minister, the American Chamber of Commerce, Kallman Worldwide and others to use this unique show to further expand our bilateral trade and investment.”
Amanda Stainer, commercial director for Farnborough International, said:, “It’s great news that Kallman Worldwide will be supporting BIAS in the U.S. Farnborough International has worked with the MTT closely in delivering and developing the Bahrain International Airshow since its inception. We are looking forward to working with Kallman in bringing a U.S. Pavilion to the show.”
The centerpiece of the American presence at BIAS 2018 will be the USA Partnership Pavilion, organized by Kallman in cooperation with U.S. government agencies, including the departments of Commerce, Defense and State. The Pavilion will serve as America’s headquarters at the show: a destination for buyers looking for an efficient way to meet more U.S. suppliers, an on-site business center for U.S. exhibitors looking to maximise their exposure and time at the event, and a forum for all to share ideas and insights.
“As a robust commercial crossroads and strategic military base, Bahrain is a vital U.S. trade and defense partner in the MENA region,” said Kallman. “We are proud to lead the coordinated U.S. public- and private-sector participation in the fast-growing Bahrain International Airshow to demonstrate our nation’s commitment to our allies here, and because we believe American suppliers are uniquely suited to help Bahrain develop and diversify as a full-service aerospace business and operations hub.”