FAIRFAX COUNTY, Va.--(Fairfax County Economic Development Authority (FCEDA) representatives will speak at a 14 March event in Munich to highlight US market-entry strategies for European aerospace companies.)--
“Europe is home to world-class aerospace companies, and Fairfax County stands ready to use its office in Munich to help these companies broaden their understanding of the US market and introduce them to the many assets of Fairfax County”
The seminar, “US Market-Entry Strategies for Aerospace Companies,” is being organized by the FCEDA and bavAIRia e.V., and will be held at the Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs, Infrastructure, Transport and Technology. Speakers will help interested European aerospace companies learn more about expanding into the US and how Fairfax County can act as a gateway to the market.
Speakers will include Jatinder Kaur Khosla, the FCEDA business development manager for Europe, as well as Stefan Pommer and Andreas Woidich, directors of the FCEDA European office in Munich. Nikolaos Papadopoulos, president of u-blox USA, the American unit of Switzerland-based u-blox, which produces positioning and wireless semiconductors for the consumer, industrial and automotive markets and has a presence in Fairfax County, will discuss the company’s expansion into the US market.
- Bernhard Schmidt, CEO, aerospace cluster, bavAIRia e.V.
- Wolfgang Griethe, head of strategy, Tesat-Spacecom GmbH & Co.KG
- Chris Mahlert, program manager, EADS Eurocopter
- Ulrike Wolf, department head, Foreign Trade and Location Marketing, Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs, Infrastructure, Transport and Technology
- Edward Fantasia, SelectUSA representative, US Commercial Service
- Eliot Norman, partner, Williams Mullen law firm
“Europe is home to world-class aerospace companies, and Fairfax County stands ready to use its office in Munich to help these companies broaden their understanding of the US market and introduce them to the many assets of Fairfax County,” said Gerald L. Gordon, Ph.D., president and CEO of the FCEDA. “We appreciate the opportunity to work closely on this event with bavAIRia and the Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs.”
Almost 400 foreign-owned companies, including more than 200 from European countries, have a presence in Fairfax County. The FCEDA has had an office in Germany since 2000 and an office in London since 1998 to work with European companies interested in expanding in the US.
Time magazine called Fairfax County, just outside Washington, D.C., “one of the great economic success stories of our time.” Fairfax County offers a well-educated workforce, diverse real estate opportunities, access to domestic and international markets through Washington Dulles International Airport, and a business community based on technology and professional services.
The award-winning Fairfax County Economic Development Authority (FCEDA) promotes Fairfax County as one of the world’s best business centers. The FCEDA offers site location and business development assistance, and connections with county and state government agencies, to help companies locate and expand in Fairfax County. In addition to its headquarters in Tysons Corner, Fairfax County’s largest business district, the FCEDA maintains marketing offices in seven important global business centers: Bangalore, Boston, London, Los Angeles, Munich, Seoul and Tel Aviv.