Sustainability flavour of season in USA Partnership Pavillion at Paris Air Show

Washington State Department of Commerce bags best stand build


June 22, 2023

/ By / Paris

Sustainability flavour of season in USA Partnership Pavillion at Paris Air Show

The Washington State Department of Commerce wins the top honor for best stand build

At the ongoing Paris Air Show, sustainability is the dominant theme not just in the air but also inside the exhibition halls, notably the USA Partnership Pavillion, where Washington State Department of Commerce bags the top honour for best stand build.

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As the Paris Air Show heads towards end of business days and opens to the public from Friday, at the USA Partnership Pavillion it was already time to acknowledge the best stands amongst the 400-odd participants from the country which is present in its biggest strength ever.

According to a press statement by the organisers, event management company Kallman Worldwide says that as in rest of the world, sustainable builds also grabbed the limelight in best-in-show awards in the USA Partnership Pavillion.

Kallman Worldwide’s CEO & President, Tom Kallman, alongside subsidiary Kallman Creative Services’ Manager Christina Jennings unveiled the best custom-built stands from amongst over 300 exhibitors.

According to the statement, the independent judging panel comprised tradeshow-industry-professional judges with more than 60 years of combined global event experience. Three booths were selected as per categories of best stand build over 50 sqm, best stand build under 50 sqm and best turnkey display.

Kallman Worldwide says that the Washington State Department of Commerce was awarded the top honour for best stand build over 50 sqm. The panel of critics lauded both the stand’s artistic design, noting how its contemporary appearance caught visitors’ attention as well as how welcoming everyone was at the stand.

The Washington State booth is manufactured entirely of environmentally friendly materials as part of a state-wide commitment to boost sustainability in the aerospace sector.

“Thank you Kallman Worldwide for this recognition. We are very proud of Washington State’s commitment to sustainability and climate action. Like our state as a whole, Seattle and the Puget Sound region have been at the forefront of policies and action aimed at decarbonising the economy. We know that it is not only the right thing for the environment, but it’s good for business and communities,” Washington State Department of Commerce Director Mike Fong said on the occasion.

“This pavillion grew from an inspiration by Greater Seattle Partners’ Robert Payne. Robert envisioned a green Choose Washington exhibit modelled after the Alaska Airlines’ holistic approach to sustainability, which includes not only ongoing advances in sustainable aviation such as those we were pleased to announce this week with ZeroAvia and Twelve, but also their gorgeous green headquarters building near Seattle-Tacoma International Airport,” Fong added.

‘‘From the sustainable building products and LED lighting to the live plants and other materials that will be recycled for new uses, it makes us proud to bring people into an environment that showcases the very best of Washington’s aerospace sector and our Pacific Northwest region,” Fong went on to say.

“I would like to recognise Amandine Crabtree and Robert Payne from Greater Seattle Partners, along with our marketing team back in Seattle for efforts that led to this outstanding Choose Washington pavillion and Best in Show Award. Thank you very much. We look forward to topping it in 2025!’’ Fong said.

“It is so unique to us and the Pacific Northwest, the leader in sustainable aviation, our booth has almost 100 pc renewable energy, we have beautiful tall evergreen trees, and then we capped it off with a beautiful piece of indigenous art inside the booth,” said Robert Payne, Vice President of Marketing and Sales for Greater Seattle Partners.

The statement adds that business jet maker Gulfstream, from Savannah, Georgia stood out to the judges with its clean and modern overall design which earned the company the award for the best stand build under 50 sqm.

Additionally, ES3 of Clearfield, Utah (UT) was recognised as the best turnkey of the USA Partnership Pavilion, for both their product and booth appeal. The statement adds that similar to the Washington State, ES3 envisions to improve the performance, maintenance, and supply of mission-critical and safety-of-flight components while reducing the environmental impact of aerospace production processes and the hazardous exposures of aviation maintenance crews.



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