The Greater Wichita Economic Development Coalition (GWEDC) is promoting Wichita’s exceptional workforce and world-class aviation supply chain November 17-19 during the 2015 National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) Business Convention in Las Vegas. Eighteen area companies and organizations are partnering with GWEDC to promote Wichita’s aviation-related products and services.
GWEDC Chairman Gary Schmitt said, “We’re really pleased to have a 60% increase in the number of participants in our booth this year. Our delegation will be much more representative of the breadth and depth of our aviation capabilities and expertise in this region.”
A 30’x30’ booth, #C6633, has been secured by GWEDC. Representatives from the 19 organizations and companies listed below will participate and promote their products and services:
|Associated Industries||Impresa Aerospace|
|Butler County||Kansas Dept. of Commerce|
|Capps Manufacturing||National Center for Aviation Training|
|CE Machine||National Institute for Aviation Research|
|City of Wichita||Omni Aerospace|
|Crate Tech||Southwind Global Aviation|
|Fiber Dynamics||Visit Wichita|
|GWEDC||Wichita Aero Club|
|IMA Aviation Insurance||Wichita Airport Authority|
Jeff Fluhr of the Greater Wichita Partnership said the GWEDC team will be promoting more than 300 aviation suppliers in the south central Kansas region as well as the Air Capital’s largest aviation companies: Airbus, Bombardier Learjet, Spirit AeroSystems, and Textron Aviation – Cessna & Beechcraft.
A Business at Full Throttle Celebration will be held for trade show participants on Tuesday, November 17, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Wichita City Council Representatives Pete Meitzner and Jeff Blubaugh will attend and promote the pro-business climate in the Air Capital. Assistant City Manager Scot Rigby is also scheduled to participate.