In conjunction with the Singapore Airshow 2012, the AAIS collaborated with organisations from Germany and the US to allow AAIS members the opportunity to engage with them and find out more about doing business in the respective countries.

On the first day of the Airshow, an executive luncheon was organised by the AAIS with the Economic Development Board of Brandenburg (ZukunftsAgentur Brandenburg / ZAB). Senior executives from ZAB revealed the rapidly growing Berlin-Brandenburg capital region as a focal point of European Business today, and participants had the opportunity to meet with regional business development authorities and company executives who have been successful in Brandenburg. The event was attended by about 50 participants.

The US Import/Export and Trade Compliance Seminar, held on February 15 at the CAAS Chalet located within the Airshow grounds, was attended by about 40 participants. Personnel from the US Department of State, Defense and Commerce were flown in exclusively from the US to share with attendees the requirements of carrying out business in the US, as well as the country’s export control issues. In addition, one-to-one consultancy sessions were conducted for participants to discuss their queries in private.