UBIFRANCE – The French Trade Commission is bringing a delegation of ten France-based companies to meet with executives from the three largest U.S. airports and airlines November 7 – 10, 2011. The innovative companies, which work in various aspects of airport operations, will learn about upcoming projects and exchange ideas on best practices at Chicago O’Hare International Airport, Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, and Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport.
At each city, the delegation will also meet executives from the airline which has a hub in the respective city: United-Continental, American and Delta.
The North American market presents an enormous wealth of opportunities for French companies specialized in the airport industry, as North American air traffic is the most important worldwide; the region is home to a whopping 30% of global air traffic, with 1.5 billion passengers every year. The airports in Chicago, Dallas and Atlanta are undergoing massive construction projects, and the French delegation will learn about future bid opportunities for these projects.
The group will be joined in Atlanta by Bernard Anquez, the Vice-President of Air France KLM at Delta Airlines, who in his position strengthens French and American ties in the airport and aviation industries.
UBIFRANCE is organizing networking receptions in Chicago and Atlanta to introduce the France-based companies to American firms already working with these airports. The Atlanta reception is being organized in collaboration with the French-American Chamber of Commerce of Atlanta and will take place at the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce.
Almost all aspects of airport operations are represented by the French delegation. Participating companies include ADPi, Blue Eye Video, Vitec, Simocre, Alstef Canada, Charlatte America, Pronal, Morphotrak, Obsta and COFELY GDF SUEZ.
These companies provide, in France and in airports around the globe, solutions in the following areas:
- airport design and planning;
- operation and management of buildings, including fire safety, electrical installations and more;
- air traffic forecasting;
- management of passenger flow;
- supply of ground support equipment;
- baggage handling;
- varied security solutions, including for the runways and for identification purposes
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