Webinar Series: Aviation Sector Opportunities in the Americas

Critical Information for Successful Market Access

Aviation is one of the most dynamic sectors of infrastructure growth in the Latin American and Caribbean region as countries strive to meet current and projected increased demand for air travel. To facilitate a high-level dialogue with aviation interests in the Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) region, the U.S. Trade and Development Agency, in cooperation with the Federal Aviation Administration, will sponsor the Latin America & Caribbean Aviation Summit, December 3-5, 2012, at the InterContinental Hotel in Miami, Florida. Summit topics and project briefings will focus on air traffic control modernization, airport infrastructure, aviation safety and security, IT management and green airport technologies in the region.

To introduce U.S. firms to opportunities in these markets, aerospace experts from ITA’s Commercial Service and Office of Transportation and Machinery along with the U.S. Trade and Development Agency have organized a Webinar Series about the Aviation Sector Opportunities in key markets in the Western Hemisphere Region to help increase the exports of U.S. airport and aircraft products and services to the region.  Webinars being offered include:

  • Mexico and Chile
    Aviation Market Opportunities
    October 18, 2012           2:00pmEastern
  • Brazil
    Countdown to 2014 and 2016 Games: Infrastructure and Market Opportunities
    October 31, 2012           12:00pm Eastern
  • Panama and Colombia
    Aviation Market Opportunities
    November 14, 2012        12:00pm Eastern

See below for further webinar details and agendas.

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Mexico and Chile: Aviation Market Opportunities
October 18, 2012 @ 2pmEST

Mexico is a growing market for U.S. aerospace products, with exports reaching nearly $1.7 billion in 2011.  There are significant aerospace clusters in Queretaro and Tijuana-Mexicali.  In Chile, infrastructure repair and expansion has led to a booming construction industry, with specific opportunities in airport and equipment development.

Speakers Include:

  • Introduction, Alexis Haakensen, U.S. Department of Commerce, Manufacturing and Services
  • Mexico Aviation Opportunities overview Silvia Cardenas, U.S. Commercial Service Mexico City
  • Chile Aviation Opportunities Overview Isabel Valenzuela, U.S. Commercial Service Santiago
  • Export Finance Mechanisms Kate Bishop, EX-IM Bank
  • US TDA Programs in Mexico and Chile Nathan Younge, US Trade and Development Agency

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Countdown to 2014 and 2016 Games: Infrastructure and Manufacturing Opportunities in Brazil
October 31, 2012 @ 12PM EDT

In preparation for the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympics, Brazil is has a significant number of aviation infrastructure projects under development.  In addition, Brazil is one of the top export markets for U.S. aviation equipment, totaling $5 billion in 2011.  Representatives from both industry segments will be on hand to discuss opportunities for U.S. firms.  Webinar will highlight specific opportunities at the Tancredo Neves Airport in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.

Brazil speakers include:

  • Brazilian Aviation Secretariat: Mr. Rogério Coimbra, Regulatory Policy Secretary
  • Embraer

U.S. speakers include:

  • Introduction Alexis Haakensen, U.S. Department of Commerce, Manufacturing and Services
  • Brazil Overview Brian Brisson, Senior Commercial Officer, U.S. Commercial Service São Paulo
  • Export Financing Mechanisms Kate Bishop, EX-IM Bank
  • USTDA Programs in Brazil Nathan Younge, US Trade and Development Agency
  • FAA Programs in Brazil, Mike Brown, FAA

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Panama and Colombia: Aviation Market Opportunities
November 14, 2012 @ 12PM EST

In 2012, the United States finalized Free Trade Agreements in both Panama and Colombia, presenting new opportunities in all sectors, including aviation.  Panama is an aviation hub, home to one of the world’s most profitable airlines and serving as a crossroads between North and South America.  Colombia expects to spend $26 billion on transportation infrastructure over the next several years, with significant opportunities in control tower equipment, air traffic management equipment, and other electronic products and services.

Speakers Include:

  • Introduction Alexis Haakensen, U.S. Department of Commerce, Manufacturing and Services
  • Sector Opportunities U.S. Commercial Service Panama City
  • Aviation Sector Opportunities Juan Antia, U.S. Commercial Service Bogota
  • Export Finance Mechanisms EX-IM Bank
  • USTDA Programs in Panama and Colombia Nathan Younge, US Trade and Development Agency
  • FAA Programs in Panama and Colombia Edward Rodriguez and Danny Castro, FAA

Webinar Details:

Cost:      $40 per webinar, per participant, payable with Credit Card
$100 for the entire webinar series
, per company, payable with Credit Card  

Click on each webinar above to register for an individual session or, to register for the entire series, click here.

For questions, please contact:

Alexis Haakensen
International Trade Specialist
Office of Transportation and Machinery
Alexis.Haakensen@trade.gov

202-482-6235

Melissa Grosso
Senior International Trade Specialist
Aerospace and Defense Team Leader
Melissa.Grosso@trade.gov

860-638-6955

Diego Gattesco
Senior International Trade Specialist
Trade Americas Team Leader
Diego.Gattesco@trade.gov

304-243-5493