Paris Airshow Recap

Sometimes you have to travel 5,200 miles to talk to people with operations just up the street.

Every other summer, the world of aerospace converges at the Paris Air Show. Along with the alternative-year show at Farnborough in the United Kingdom, the Paris Air show is the premier event in the industry. The show brings more than 2,000 exhibitors from 48 countries, 142,000 professional visitors, 3,450 international journalists and 290 official delegations from 98 countries.

A high proportion of companies exhibiting there are US-based, and many of these have operations in Utah.

To take advantage of the ability to talk to key customers in a short period of time, EDCUtah’s Theresa Foxley and Colby Cooley attended the show this June, as part of the World Trade Center Utah’s trade mission to Europe.

After two days, EDCUtah participated in 19 meetings, developing one significant new project, and furthering two other existing ones. Most of the other meetings, some including Governor Gary R. Herbert, were opportunities to build relationships with existing customers such as Boeing, L3, Parker Aerospace, and Northrop Grumman.

“For the second time in three years, we approached the Paris Air Show using the research and targeting processes we’ve developed in GS&O,” Colby Cooley, director of global strategy & outreach (GS&O), said. “Paris and Farnborough have become established elements of our aerospace industry strategy.”

For more information about the trade mission, read WTCUtah’s recap:

Mon, 07/01/2019 - 13:29