Aerospace Update: Boost Your International Sales In Europe!

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Nov. 15, 2017

Boost Your International Sales In Europe!

Export Vouchers Available to Small Businesses

Don’t miss these upcoming European shows. Join the Washington state delegation today and meet your export goals.

Joining a state trade delegation is an affordable and effective way to gain international visibility, market your products and services, increase your customer base, meet new international partners or distributors, strengthen existing connections and stay current with competitors’ activity and industry trends. It also allows you to leverage the benefits of a fully staffed booth in a prime location, business-to-business matchmaking assistance, meeting space, marketing support, invitations to networking events, trade show logistics and more.

JEC World International Composites Event – Paris
March 6 – 8, 2018
Learn more here

Aircraft Interiors Expo – Hamburg
April 10-12, 2018|
Learn more here

Farnborough Airshow – UK
July 16 – 22, 2018
Learn more here

4th Aerospace & Defense Supplier Summit – Seattle, USA
March 26 – 28, 2018
The only venue for the global supply chain to connect with 100+ Boeing delegates through prearranged one-on-one meetings. Washington state companies benefit from a discounted rate. Export vouchers available.

To register and learn more, please contact our team today:

Isabelle De Wulf, Aerospace Export Assistance Manager (206) 256-6143

Michele Ko, STEP Program Manager (206) 256-6102

Other targeted international shows:

  • ILA Berlin
    April 25 – 29, 2018
    The most innovative trade event in aerospace.
  • Japan International Aerospace Exhibition – Tokyo, Japan
    Nov 28 – 30, 2018
    Learn more


Export Vouchers Available to Small Businesses

The State Trade Expansion Program (STEP), supported through a grant with the U.S. Small Business Administration, can reimburse eligible small businesses for certain costs associated with export-related activities, such as trade shows, international airfare, registration fees, website translation and other related expenses. Vouchers are worth up to $5,000. To learn more and find out if your business qualifies for the program, please contact Michele Ko, STEP Export Voucher Program Manager, (206) 256-6102.

Pacific Northwest Aerospace Alliance

Holiday Party

Dec. 7, 2017, Renton, WA

“Aerospace Networking & Toy Drive”

This event will feature networking with aerospace executive and appetizers, gift drawings and a toy drive for Marine Corps Toys for Tots Program. Register now.

17th Annual Aerospace Conference

Feb. 12 – 15, 2018, Seattle, WA

“Leading Through Change: Managing Transformation”

This four-day event convenes a dynamic cross-section of the aerospace supply chain. Learn from leaders and experts on the latest trends, forecasts and analytics impacting the industry. Register now.

2018 JCATI Request for Proposals

Applications due Friday, March 2, 2018

The Joint Center for Aerospace Technology Innovation is an economic development program for the Washington state aerospace industry. JCATI provides short-term funding for industry-academic collaborations with Washington’s public universities. JCATI awards are $50-100k.

Register now.

For more information, please contact Beth Hacker,

List of EFACW Trainings between Dec 2017 – Jun 2018

  • Innovative Brand and Online Sales for Global Markets (Seattle, Winter)
  • Protecting Ideas and Intellectual Property in the Global Market (Seattle, Winter)
  • Export Compliance (Seattle, Winter)
  • Creating Export Success with Jim Foley (Seattle, Spring)
  • Trade Finance for Community Lenders (Central Washington, Spring)
  • International Payment and Shipping Terms (Seattle, Spring)
  • Half-day training with EXIM and SBA (Eastern Washington, Spring)
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