Accenture Lands Privileged Sponsorship Role For International Paris Air Show - Le Bourget

LONDON; Jan. 14, 2009 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) will be the Privileged Sponsor of the 48th International Paris Air Show – Le Bourget, which will be held June 15 to 21, 2009, at Le Bourget Airport outside of Paris.

Organized by Groupement des Industries Françaises Aéronautiques et Spatiales (Gifas), the French aerospace industry trade association, the Paris Air Show is held every two years and ranks the industry’s premier gathering. In 2007, the show featured 2,000 exhibitors from 42 countries and attracted more than 153,000 professional visitors. Moreover, the Paris Air Show will celebrate its centennial in June 2009.

“Accenture is honored to serve as Privileged Sponsor of the Paris Air Show – Le Bourget,” said Damien Lasou, executive director of Accenture’s Aerospace & Defense practice. “The Paris Air Show is a must-attend industry gathering, and as a company that has leveraged its experience, knowledge and insights to help leading aerospace and defense companies achieve high performance, we at Accenture are delighted to be associated with such a prestigious event.”

Among the many solutions that Accenture offers to aerospace and defense organizations are global supply chain management; engineering services; post-merger integration; sustainability; talent manage­ment; and mission software.

About Accenture Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company. Combining unparalleled experience, comprehensive capabilities across all industries and business functions, and extensive research on the world’s most successful companies, Accenture collaborates with clients to help them become high-performance businesses and governments. With more than 186,000 people serving clients in over 120 countries, the company generated net revenues of US$23.39 billion for the fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2008. Its home page is

French Aerospace Industries Association (Gifas)

Founded in 1908, Gifas is a trade association with more than 260 members, from major prime contractors and system suppliers to small specialist companies. They cover the full spectrum of skills from the design, development and production to marketing and maintenance of civil and defence aerospace systems and equipment, as well as defence and security electronics systems. The Gifas Chairman is Mr. Charles Edelstenne, Chairman and CEO of Dassault Aviation.

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For International Paris Air Show - Le Bourget:

Managing Director: Gilles Fournier

Deputy Marketing Director: Nicolas Tran

8 rue Galilée, 75116 Paris, France

Tel: +33 (0)1 53 23 33 33 - Fax: +33 (0)1 47 20 00 86

Official website:

For Gifas :

Communication Director: Patrick Guérin

8 rue Galilée, 75116 Paris, France

Tel: +33 (0)1 43 44 17 52 - Fax: +33 (0)1 40 70 57 36

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