Highlights from the USA Security and Defense Pavilion

IDEF was a unique opportunity to gain instant access to the international security and defense markets. Organized by AUSA, the USA Security and Defense Pavilion was extremely busy. As the official USA Security and Defense Pavilion organizers, the AUSA team was pleased to partner with the U.S. Department of Commerce and the U.S. Embassy in Turkey.

One of the highlights at IDEF was the U.S. Exhibitor’s Reception held at the Polat Renaissance. The AUSA team worked with the U.S. Embassy including USLO and U.S. Commercial Service to deliver an unforgettable evening, and a great networking event for U.S. companies and their international partners. Special thanks to our sponsors, Lockheed Martin, Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation and B2B Travel for making this a successful event.

Key statistics from this year’s event:

  • 781 exhibitors from 54 countries
  • 37 companies were in the USA Security and Defense Pavilion
  • Largest International Pavilion – USA Security and Defense Pavilion
  • 59,715 attendees
  • 656 members of the media from 27 countries

Speaker’s Corner:

The USA Security and Defense Pavilion Speaker’s Corner included important presentations from a number of key senior leaders from the State Department, DoD, Army, and Commerce. The Speaker’s Corner is one of the many great benefits for exhibitors, sponsors and attendees that participate with AUSA in the USA Security and Defense Pavilion. AUSA brings industry and government leaders together like no other organizer can do!

Speakers at this year’s event included:

  • Mr. Kenneth B. Handelman, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Defense Trade Controls
  • Ms. Katrina McFarland, Assistant Secretary of Defense (Acquisition)
  • Ms. Jennifer Pilat, Director, Advocacy, Department of Commerce
  • HON Heidi Shyu, Assistant Secretary of the Army (Acquisition, Logistics & Technology)
  • Ms. Ann Cataldo, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Defense Exports (Acquisition, Logistics, Technology)
  • Mr. Barry Pike, Deputy PEO, Missiles and Space
  • Mr. Jeffrey Young, Director, Security Assistance Management Directorate (SAMD)

U.S. Commercial Presentation:

  • Peter Ham, Public Diplomacy Officer, Consulate General of the United States of America, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Larry Farris, Senior Commercial Officer, U.S. Embassy, Ankara, Turkey
  • Ozge Eski, Commercial Specialist, U.S. Embassy, Ankara, Turkey
  • John Fay, Commercial Specialist, U.S. Embassy, Ankara, Turkey

Join us in the USA Security and Defense Pavilion at the following upcoming events:

NEW!  DSA (Defence Services Asia)
April 18 – 21, 2016
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

SOFEX
May 9 – 12, 2016
Amman, Jordan

EUROSATORY
June 13 – 17, 2016
Paris, France

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For information on exhibiting with AUSA in the USA Security and Defense Pavilion at these events, please contact Michael Cerami, International Sales Manager at 703-907-2413 or via email at mcerami@ausa.org.