February 14, 2018
Tuesday, February 6, 2018
ORLANDO, Fla. (February 6, 2018) – Today, Enterprise Florida (EFI) opened the Florida Pavilion at the 2018 Singapore Airshow, Asia’s largest aerospace and defense exhibition. The Florida Pavilion showcases Florida small and mid-size aviation and aerospace companies and connects Florida companies with high level government, military and private sector leaders in the Asia-Pacific region. The Singapore Airshow is held February 6-11.
Manny Mencia, senior vice president of international trade & development for EFI said, “The Singapore Airshow is a great event for EFI and the companies that attend with us. The show gives global access to the companies in attendance, and allows them to connect with key decision-makers and highlight Florida’s preeminence as the best state in the U.S. for businesses in the aerospace and defense industries. We’re looking forward to another strong showing from our Florida contingent.”
Every two years, global government and military delegations, as well as senior corporate executives, attend the Singapore Airshow to strengthen partnerships in this region. In 2016, the show hosted 1,040 exhibitors from 48 countries, with more than 48,000 visitor attendees.
Exhibiting in the Florida Pavilion this year:
Florida has long been the world’s premier gateway to space; a hub for flight training; the global leader in maintenance, repair and overhaul; and home to leading manufacturers of all types of aircraft and aircraft components.
EFI maintains an extensive schedule of overseas trade missions and exhibitions worldwide. In fiscal year 2016-17, more than 500 small and mid-sized Florida businesses reported $738 million in total export sales following international events.