On January 23, 2014, the VT Chamber Aerospace Summit was held in Burlington, Vermont.
This event, organized by the Vermont Aerospace and Aviation Association (VAAA) aims at creating a cooperative network between small and medium sized aerospace companies that supply the global aerospace industry.
The VAAA hopes to position Vermont as an internationally recognized “corridor” connecting industry hubs in Connecticut and Montréal.
The VT Chamber Aerospace Summit comes on the heels of the fourth International Aerospace Innovation Forum in Montréal, where the VAAA and Aero Montréal, Québec’s strategic think thank for the aerospace sector, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). For Chris Carrigan, vice-president of business development for the Vermont Chamber of Commerce, “the MOU paves the way for Vermont companies to plug into the MACH program, which can yield a stamp of approval that makes it easier for small businesses to get a seat at the table with companies at the highest levels”.
Québec Government Office in Boston’s commercial officer for industrial products and transportation equipment, Mr. Vahe Apelian was in Burlington to support the thirteen participating Québec companies: “My role is to support Québec’s companies and help them secure partnerships and establish relationships with Vermont manufacturing companies.”
Québec’s enterprises present at the event:
Ellison Surface Technologies
GE Capital Canada
Groupe Robert inc
INTACTIS Innovation and Development
Integrated Aviation Services Ltd.
Kamek Precision Tools Inc.
Primo Instrument Inc.
For more information, read the article on the Vermont Digger’s web site.