The Civil Aviation Authority of the Cayman Islands exhibited at the 65th annual National Business Aviation Association trade show, held at the Orange County Convention Centre in Orlando, Florida on 30 October and 1 November.
It was the largest delegation of Cayman Islands’ businesses jointly exhibiting with the CAACI at any trade show to date. Delegates included legal and financial representatives, Sherice Arman and Anna-Lise Bailey of Appleby Global, Marcus Cumber of Island Air, the local fixed-base operator and ground handler for the Cayman Islands, Brian Krug of Budget and the Cayman Islands Tourism Association.
Anne Todd of Thorp Alberga, Benjamin Booker and Simon Dodkins of Caledonian Global Financial Services partnered for the first time with the Civil Aviation Authority at the trade show. In addition the Department of Tourism donated giveaways and tourism materials.
“We are pleased to see the growth in the aircraft registration business shown by the local financial and legal industry as well as our business partners from the tourism and travel sector,” said CAACI Director General Richard Smith. “The commitment of our partners in attending these trade shows with us, helps the CAACI deliver a comprehensive exhibition to the global audience reflecting on the quality offshore business opportunities the Cayman Islands offers.”
Also during the trade show, Shanghai Hawker Pacific Business Aviation Service Centre announced their certification by the Civil Aviation Authority of the Cayman Islands to perform maintenance repair work on Cayman Islands’ registered aircraft.
Each year, CAACI offers partnership opportunities with the local business community to offer a prize package for a raffle at the trade show sponsored by Cayman Airways, the Sunshine Suites Resort and Budget Rent-A-Car Cayman.
The show closed with 25,150 registered attendees; slightly down from predicted numbers because of cancellations due to the passage and effects of Hurricane Sandy. There were a total of 1,073 exhibitors, occupying 4,361 booth spaces.