Florida Pavilions opened at MEDICA and the Dubai Airshow this week
This week, Enterprise Florida, Inc. (EFI) and 30 small and medium-sized businesses are exhibiting at two of the largest tradeshows in the world. MEDICA, the world’s largest medical technology tradeshow, and the Dubai Airshow both started this week, and EFI is hosting Florida Pavilions at each show.
“Florida’s aerospace and life sciences small businesses are some of the most innovative and ambitious in the country, and these shows give them the opportunity to reach new global customers,” said Stan Connally, Chairman, President and CEO of Gulf Power Company and Vice-Chair of EFI. “These two industries represent thousands of companies in Florida, most of which are small and medium-sized businesses. Part of our mission is to help those businesses grow and shows like these help them find new opportunities in international markets.”
MEDICA 2017, the largest medical technology trade show worldwide is held annually in Düsseldorf, Germany. This is the 30th consecutive year Florida is attending the show. Twenty-three companies are exhibiting at the Enterprise Florida Pavilion this year, the largest presence of any U.S. state. The pavilion will allow companies to market their medical and healthcare products to an international audience, and demonstrates the innovation and expertise that makes Florida a leader in this sector.
The 2017 Dubai Airshow is one of the largest and most important aerospace events in the world. This year, seven Florida businesses are exhibiting in the Enterprise Florida Pavilion. The show is held every two years and attracts more than 65,000 visitors and 1,100 exhibitors worldwide.
EFI maintains an extensive schedule of overseas trade missions and exhibitions worldwide. In fiscal year 2016-17, more than 500 small and mid-sized businesses reported nearly $740 million in total actual and projected export sales following EFI sponsored international missions and trade shows.