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AIAC, western aerospace to promote at Farnborough

July 6, 2012, Ottawa - The Aerospace Industries Association of Canada (AIAC) has received $103,135 in funding from Western Economic Diversification Canada (WD) for the purpose of increasing the presence of Western Canada at the 2012 Farnborough International Air Show this July.


July 6, 2012
By Carey Fredericks


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The funding reflects the importance of the aerospace industry for the
Western Canadian economy and will assist industry members in
demonstrating their unique capabilities on the international stage.

”Our Government’s first priority is creating jobs, growth and long-term
prosperity,” said the Honourable Lynne Yelich, Minister of State for
Western Economic Diversification. “By investing in important events like
this, we are strengthening Western Canada’s aerospace industry while
showing the world what the West has to offer.”

“We are very pleased at the opportunities this funding creates for
western Canadian companies participating in the Farnborough
International Air Show,” said Jim Quick, AIAC’s President and CEO.
“Promoting Western Canadian companies’ capabilities in the world market
is essential for attracting new business, creating high-tech jobs, and
ensuring their long-term competitiveness.”

“This funding demonstrates that the government is also committed to this
important goal, and we look forward to capitalizing on the positive
results that will come from this partnership,” Quick added.

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The funding provided by WD will be used to support western Canadian
business-to-business meetings and networking opportunities, to design
and host a booth featuring Western Canadian aerospace and defence
capabilities at the show’s Canadian pavilion, and to facilitate
companies’ participation in the Showcase Canada component of the air
show. In addition, funds will be used to help maximize the marketing
efforts taken by western companies at Farnborough to promote the variety
of products and services they offer.


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