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Farnborough International 2004 to create International Space Pavilion recognizing growing importance of space

11/03/2003

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Nov. 4, 2003) -- Acknowledging the growing importance of space programs and systems to civil, commercial and military capabilities on the air, land and sea, The Society of British Aerospace Companies (SBAC), organizers of Farnborough International 2004, has announced the creation of the first International Space Pavilion at this prestigious business event. SBAC and UKISC (United Kingdom Industrial Space Committee) have teamed with the Space Foundation (Colorado Springs) and Kallman Worldwide, Inc. (New Jersey) to present the International Space Pavilion. The International Space Pavilion will be located in Hall 5 at Farnborough International from 19-25 July 2004. It will be a space-themed pavilion where 290,000 expected attendees can quickly and easily access information and decision makers from the companies, agencies and organizations driving today's space systems and tomorrow's space capabilities. The pavilion will comprise more than 1,000 square meters of exhibition space, supported by a presentation and briefing area. A team from the National Space Centre, Leicester UK, will be delivering a variety of interactive activities including workshops and demonstrations; the Space Foundation will assist in the development of informational presentations at the International Space Pavilion Theater. "The fascination with flight that began 100 years ago will continue into the future through space flight," said Space Foundation President & Chief Executive Officer Elliot G. Pulham. "But the integration of space and aerospace is already a fact. The capabilities that space programs, systems, research and technology bring to aviation, communication, navigation and more are central to the business of Farnborough. We think this is an excellent, forward-looking fit that will serve the global aviation and space industries well." "U.S. industry immediately welcomed the new International Space Pavilion initiative," said Thomas Kallman, president & chief executive officer of Kallman Worldwide. "We have already reserved nearly 500 square meters for U.S. firms, large and small and expect a significant NASA presence to anchor a dynamic U.S. sector within the International Space Pavilion." The European Industry is fully supportive of the International Space Pavilion including the European Space Agency (ESA) and the British National Space Centre (BNSC). "There are global application opportunities," says Alan Hicks, Secretary General, UK Industrial Space Committee, "where the space infrastructure is either already making a key contribution or where it is set to do so. Industry must exploit these opportunities. This is a major challenge for the space industry and will be a key theme for us at Farnborough International." To participate in the International Space Pavilion, organizations may contact the following: Europe-Asia/SouthAmerica/Pacific Organizations: The Society of British Aerospace Companies
Penny McPherson - [email protected] United Kingdom Industrial Space Committee
Alan Hicks - [email protected] United States Organizations:

Kallman World Wide
Thomas Kallman - [email protected] The Space Foundation
Elizabeth Eisenstat or Chuck Zimkas
[email protected] or [email protected]

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