Florida to field Dubai air show mission
Enterprise Florida (EF), a state-government body aimed at promoting Florida companies overseas, has confirmed participation in Dubai 2003 – the international aerospace exhibition – saying US. companies now view the Middle East as fertile expansion ground.
EF says it hopes to have at least 10 Florida companies at the show, which will be held at the Airport Expo Dubai, United Arab Emirates from December 7-11 next year.
“This would double our participation from the last Dubai air show,” said EF's Director of Aerospace, Ken Cooksey. “We anticipate exhibitors representing airlift technologies, specialized defense services, simulation and training, safety and survival, airport accessories and economic development organizations offering reverse investment opportunities for Middle East companies,” he added.
According to Cooksey, projected growth in the Middle East's defense, civil aviation and regional airliner sectors is spurring expansionist hopes of Florida-based firms. Florida is home to the USA's highest concentration of aerospace companies.
To date, companies from 10 countries have contracted for Dubai 2003, which is organized by F&E in conjunction with the Department of Civil Aviation, Government of Dubai and in collaboration with the United Arab Emirate (UAE) Armed Forces. — (menareport.com)
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