EDC Activities at the Paris Air Show
The EDC coordinated the Massachusetts presence at the Paris
Air Show (the world’s largest – over 150,000 attendees) next week. Three
companies from the region – Hoppe Technologies, Westfield Electroplating and
Aimtek – will exhibit at our booth inside the US Pavilion. We will meet and
make connections with nine aerospace clusters from around the world. The
companies will have opportunities for one-on-one meetings with potential
partners, suppliers and customers at many of these sessions. These meetings may
lead to future trade missions to the region as these international clusters
look to beef up their presence in the US market. That trend has already started
from Europe due to economic malaise there and the new Airbus facility in the
US. Our companies will meet senior executives from two major global OEM’s in
the aerospace industry – Pratt & Whitney and Dassault. They are arranging their
own sales and customer meetings as well.
In addition to organizing opportunities for the companies, the
EDC will join the Hartford-Springfield Economic Partnership and the State of
Connecticut to promote lead generation for New England’s Knowledge Corridor. We
will meet 22 global companies that have been prequalified for (at minimum)
interest in the US market and awareness of the Knowledge Corridor aerospace
cluster. Some are potential inbound
investors and some are looking to enhance their US supply chain.
Please contact Mike Graney from the EDC at firstname.lastname@example.org or
413-755-1300 if you want more information about this initiative or if you want
to be included in future opportunities for the aerospace industry.