Key players from British Columbia’s aerospace sector
are participating this week at the Aerospace and Defence Supplier Summit i
n Seattle, Washington from April 14-15, 2016, showcasing the expertise of the B.C. industry to an international audience.
The biennial Aerospace & Defense Supplier Summit (ADSS) is one of the world’s largest business networking events for the aerospace and defense industry, bringing together over 1600 delegates in 2014. The summit also attracts over 150 of Boeing's Tier 1 suppliers from across the globe, providing B.C. companies an invaluable opportunity to network with partners of the U.S. aerospace industry.
This year, British Columbia’s Ministry of International Trade is working with the Aerospace Industries Association of Canada’s (AIAC) Pacific branch at the show, with several B.C. companies taking part in the Western Canada booth. A Canadian networking reception is also planned in conjunction with the Canadian Consulate General of Seattle. The reception provides an opportunity for ministry staff to promote the advantages of B.C.’s aerospace sector to leaders in the aerospace global supply chain.
British Columbia’s aerospace sector is globally recognized for its excellence in delivering highly specialized products and services, supported by a network of educational institutions that provide a deep pool of highly skilled talent. The sector is supported by a diverse group of technology companies able to provide responsive support and solutions to fit the needs of industry leaders and global supply chains.
The province’s longstanding relationship with the Asia-Pacific region bodes well for the local aerospace industry. It’s expected the Asia-Pacific region will dominate global growth over the next 20 years by adding nearly 13,000 new aircraft to its fleets at an expected value of $1.9 trillion. With close proximity to Boeing’s final assembly lines in the Seattle area, British Columbia bridges space and culture between the Asia Pacific, the Pacific Northwest, and Canada’s aerospace industry.
If you’re interested in learning more about B.C.’s vibrant aerospace sector contact
our network of International Trade and Investment Representatives located in key markets around the world.