Singapore Airshow 2014 Wraps Up Trade Days with Deals Worth US$3

 
Singapore Airshow 2014 Wraps Up Trade Days with Deals Worth US$32 Billion 
With its biggest edition to date, the show reaffirms its position as the
platform of choice to do business in the Asia-Pacific and beyond 
Singapore, Feb 14, 2014 - (ACN Newswire) - Singapore Airshow 2014 wrapped up
the trade segment of the six-day event with deals announced worth US$32
billion, surpassing the value of deals announced in 2012. Major announcements
include contracts for Airbus, Embraer, Boeing and Rolls-Royce. This reinforces
Singapore Airshow's standing as one of the most important aerospace and
defence exhibitions in the world. 
Singapore Airshow 2014 played host to over 1,000 exhibitors from 47 countries
and 279 delegations from 72 countries. In all, over 40,000 trade visitors from
125 countries visited the show during the first three trade days, compared to
some 38,000 in 2012. Of these, 33% were from overseas. 72% of exhibitors from
this year's Airshow have already reaffirmed their plans to exhibit at the
next Airshow in 2016, underscoring the relevance of Singapore Airshow as an
essential platform to network and seize opportunities in key markets in the
Asia-Pacific and beyond. 
The U.S. was the feature country at Singapore Airshow 2014, marking its
largest presence at the show with 163 U.S. companies, including 111 in the
U.S. Pavilion. U.S. Ambassador to Singapore, Kirk Wagar, said: "The U.S.
was delighted to be Feature Country, the first-ever such designation, at the
Singapore Airshow. We would like to thank the Government of Singapore, Experia
Events, Kallman Worldwide and all of those involved in the Feature Country
effort. The largest number of U.S. companies exhibited this year, 163, and
they are reporting a very successful Airshow.  A large delegation of high
level U.S. officials had numerous productive bilateral meetings with our
counterparts throughout the region. Last but not least, U.S. military and
commercial aircraft provided for the show, including the V-22 Osprey, C-17,
P-8, Boeing 787, Gulfstream 650 and many others received enormous interest
from Airshow visitors." 
Tom Kallman, president and CEO of Kallman Worldwide, the U.S. representative
of the Singapore Airshow coordinating the U.S. participation and organising
the U.S. Pavilion, said, "This has been the greatest Singapore Airshow
for Kallman Worldwide and our pavilion. The visitors here are serious about
seeking American technology, quality - and potential partners. These are the
customers that change business for our exhibitors - and the reason so many
American businesses of all sizes come to this show." 
Sean Lee, Airbus spokesman in Asia said: "We were very pleased with this
year's show. In addition to presenting the A350 XWB for the first time,
we announced orders valued at almost US$ 15 billion, as well as the
establishment of a new joint venture training centre with Singapore Airlines.
We were also pleased with the quality of visitors to the show, which included
senior airline management representatives from across the region. This
year's event has demonstrated once again that Singapore remains the
premier air show in this region, attracting an international visitor
profile." 
This year's show featured increased participation from Japan, with the
Japan External Trade Organisation (JETRO) featuring various aerospace
companies. Mr Masaya Hasebe, Managing Director of JETRO Singapore, said:
"Based on the feedback from our exhibitors, there have been many
enquiries from potential partners, so we expect our exhibitors have been
successful at Singapore Airshow. The show attracts a large number of
high-quality visitors and presents a great deal of business opportunities for
Japanese SMEs." 
"We are delighted that the US$32 billion of deals announced at Singapore
Airshow 2014 represents an increase in the value of deals from 2012.  We have
also recorded strong visitor figures from an even larger number of countries,
underscoring Singapore Airshow's standing as the preferred platform for
high-level government delegations and industry leaders to come together,
network, address challenges facing the aerospace industry and do business, all
in one convenient location," said Mr Jimmy Lau, Managing Director of
Experia Events. 
Singapore Airshow 2016 will be held from 16 to 21 February at Changi
Exhibition Centre. 
About Singapore Airshow 
Singapore Airshow is organised and managed by Experia Events and serves as a
global marketplace and networking powerhouse for the world's aviation
community. Singapore Airshow also features a series of high-level conferences
dedicated to leading players in the global aviation industry - Singapore
Airshow Aviation Leadership Summit (SAALS), the Asia Pacific Security
Conference (APSEC) and the A*STAR Aerospace Technology Leadership Forum. For
more information, visit: www.singaporeairshow.com. 
About Experia Events Pte Ltd 
Experia Events specialises in organising and managing exhibitions and
conferences of strategic interest, fostering industry development and thought
leadership. It has built a strong portfolio in aerospace and defence with the
highly successful Singapore Airshow, Asia's largest and one of the most
important aerospace and defence exhibitions in the world, and IMDEX Asia, the
leading international maritime defence exhibition in Asia.  Its expertise also
extends to the government and lifestyle sector, through key events such as the
inaugural ScreenSingapore, the Singapore International Water Week and World
Cities Summit. With a sound track record underscoring its aspirations to stage
events that influence, Experia Events aims to diversify its range of strategic
events globally. For more information, visit: www.experiaevents.com. 
Singapore Airshow 
Marilyn Ho
Experia Events Pte Ltd
Director, Communications
Tel: +65 6595 6130
Email: marilynho@experiaevents.com 
Cheryl Yab
Hill + Knowlton Strategies
Tel: +65 6390 3328
Mobile: +65 8218 8633
Email: cheryl.yab@hkstrategies.com 
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