Utah Companies Exhibit Products at the DSEI Trade Show in London

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Utah Companies Exhibit Products at the DSEI Trade Show in London

Salt Lake City – Six Utah companies are exhibiting their products this week at the Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) trade show. The trade show is part of a trade mission to London led by World Trade Center Utah (WTC Utah) and the Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) Sept. 11 through Sept. 15.

“The DSEI trade show provides an opportunity for Utah’s aerospace and defense companies to showcase the incredible products coming out of the Beehive State and meet new international customers,” said Derek B. Miller, president and CEO of WTC Utah. “About half of the companies joining us at the DSEI trade show have attended before, which shows that this event has value for aerospace and defense companies looking to expand internationally.”

The DSEI trade show brings together the global defense and security sectors to innovate, share knowledge and build valuable business connections. More than 1,600 companies from around the world exhibit at the trade show each year, which is expected to be attended by more than 34,000 people in 2017. An estimated 76 percent of these visitors are involved in the purchasing process for their companies.

“This is an important trade show that enabled us to establish valuable relationships with business leaders in the aerospace and defense industries,” said Val Hale, executive director of GOED. “This is a great opportunity for Utah companies to learn about existing business prospects, the challenges associated with doing business internationally and how to effectively work together.”

In addition to the trade show, the trade mission will include a market briefing, networking receptions and a tour of the London Gateway Port. The Utah delegation is touring the London Gateway Port to learn about economic advantage and challenges associated with having a port. The information collected will be used to help determine if creating an inland port in Utah is feasible and makes sense economically.

The aerospace and defense industry is an important part of Utah’s economy. About 10 percent of Utah’s 2016 exports were from the aerospace and defense industry. Utah exports these products all over the world, including to Germany, Japan, Netherlands, China and Canada.

Businesses participating in the London trade mission and DSEI trade show:

  • HEI Security
  • Robinson Armament Co.
  • Spire Ranges
  • Haight Bey & Associates
  • VPI Technology
  • Fatpipe Inc.

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About World Trade Center Utah (WTC Utah)

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The mission of World Trade Center Utah (WTC Utah) is to help Utah companies think, act and succeed globally. WTC Utah accomplishes this mission through three key objectives. First is to motivate and educate Utah businesses to expand their global presence through training seminars, regional forums and newsletters focused on international business development, trade issues and export opportunities. Second is to build capacity of Utah businesses for international trade through B2B consultations to identify expansion goals, assess current capabilities, determine overseas opportunities and connect companies with market experts and potential partners. Third is to expand global network of Utah businesses through trade missions and networking with foreign trade officials.

About the Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED)
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The Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) charter is based on Gov. Gary R. Herbert’s commitment to statewide economic development. The state’s economic vision is that Utah will lead the nation as the best performing economy and be recognized as a premier global business environment and tourist destination. GOED provides extensive resources and support for business creation, growth and recruitment statewide, as well as programs to increase tourism and film production for the benefit of Utah residents. All administered programs are based upon strategic industry clusters to develop a diverse, sustainable economy. GOED accomplishes its mission through unprecedented partnerships. For more information please contact: Aimee Edwards, (801) 538-8811 or edwards@utah.gov.