Contact: Sean Helton
2013 Paris Air Show offers global opportunity to Florida companies
ORLANDO, FL (February 13, 2013) – Governor Rick Scott will lead a delegation of Florida-based aviation, aerospace and defense firms to the 50th International Paris Air Show from June 17-23.
Held at Paris’ Le Bourget Airport, the Paris Air Show is considered the world’s leading aviation and aerospace trade fair. Last held in 2011, this biannual event attracted more than 350,000 attendees, including 151,500 trade visitors, and 290 official delegations from 82 countries.
“The Paris Air Show offers unprecedented access to the world’s leading aviation and aerospace companies,” said Manny Mencia, senior vice president of International Trade and Development for Enterprise Florida. “This mission has historically been very fruitful for Florida companies and we anticipate another successful trip this year.”
Enterprise Florida will host a Florida pavilion at the tradeshow, and has once again secured premier location space. The pavilion will provide the ideal opportunity for Florida companies to exhibit their products and services to a global audience, and to create immediate new and lucrative partnerships.
Booth space in the Florida Pavilion is available but limited. Reservations should be made as soon as possible by contacting:
Target Sector Trade Grants are available for qualifying companies. The grants are awarded on a reimbursable basis; companies will be reimbursed following their participation in the event. The grant will pay 50 percent of the booth space cost, up to $7,500.
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Enterprise Florida, Inc. (www.eflorida.com) is a partnership between Florida’s business and government leaders and is the principal economic development organization for the state of Florida. Headquartered in Orlando, Enterprise Florida’s mission is to diversify Florida’s economy and create better paying jobs for its citizens by supporting, attracting and helping to create globally competitive businesses in innovative, high-growth industries. In pursuit of its mission, Enterprise Florida works closely with a statewide network of economic development partners and is funded both by the State of Florida and by private-sector businesses.