Mexico Aerospace Forum Preliminary Program 2018 - Mexico Business Events (mbe)

Mexico Aerospace Forum Preliminary Program 2018

7:30
Registration
8:30
Turbulence or Clear Skies ahead? A Panorama of the Sector

Mexico’s federal elections and NAFTA renegotiations casted a shadow over many of the country’s main economic industries. While the aerospace industry has been mostly left out of political discourse pertaining both matters, the sector may be affected by existing sociopolitical changes. How much is the sector affected and whether positively or negatively still remains to be seen.

9:15
The Aerospace Industry Post-NAFTA
  1. Moderator
    Luis Lizcano
    Director General of FEMIA
  2. Panelist
    José Antonio Velázquez Solís
    Director General of Queretaro Aerocluster
  3. Panelist
    Carlos Ramírez
    President of Monterrey Aerocluster
  4. Panelist
    René Espinoza
    President of Chihuahua Aerocluster
  5. Panelist
    Wendee Molina
    Vice President of Operations for Javid LLC

More than a year after the announcement of NAFTA’s renegotiation, the three negotiating parties have failed to reach a consensus in many of their main concerns. The panorama seems to change daily, with the US imposing tariffs on partner countries and the latter retaliating in turn. However, some agreements seem to be going forward but there is still much to be determined.

10:15
Networking Coffee Break
11:00
Opportunities for Mexico’s SMEs in the Local Manufacture Chain
  1. Moderator
    César Fragozo
    Sectorial Director of Aerospace Unit at ProMéxico
  2. Panelist
    Ricardo Capilla
    Corporate Secretary of Airbus Helicopters
  3. Panelist
    Daniel Parfait
    President of Safran Mexico
  4. Panelist
    Eugenio Marín
    CEO of TechBA Madrid-Montreal & TechBA Aerospace
  5. Panelist
    Roberto Corral
    Vice President and General Manager of Innocentro

One of the main challenges that aerospace companies face to this day is the lack of a strong supply chain to support their operations in Mexico, which forces larger companies to rely heavily on foreign suppliers leading to increasing manufacture costs and reduced efficiency. Efforts from many players in the sector to generate a local supply chain to address the needs of the sector continue.

12:00
Networking Coffee Break
12:45
Challenges & Opportunities on the Horizon

A key provision of the Energy Reform was to open the jet fuel market to any interested player but this matter had not been addressed until this year. How many players will be willing to enter this sector and how will their incorporation affect airports, airlines and all related players still remains to be seem. During this presentation, the speaker will address the main market opportunities that opening the jet fuel market will bring to the Mexican aviation ecosystem.

13:30
Networking Lunch Break
15:00
NAIM: The Future is in the Air
  1. Moderator
    Francisco Bautista
    Leading Partner of Aerospace Industry at EY
  2. Panelist
    Jesús Navarro
    CEO of Mexicana MRO
  3. Panelist
    Juan José Simón
    Director of SAE
  4. Panelist
    Bernardo Moreno
    CEO of Redwings
  5. Panelist
    Luis Alvarado
    Director General of AeroUnion

Once considered a landmark Enrique Peña Nieto’s presidency, the New International Airport of Mexico has become a pincushion for the political attacks of the incoming administration. At this point the future of the airport, if it is to have one, is being strongly debated among all players of the sector and its potential cancellation can greatly impact all of Mexico’s economic sector.

16:00
Mexico’s Future in the Aerospace Industry
  1. Speaker
    Carlos Robles
    Vice President of Bombardier Queretaro and President of FEMIA

Mexico continues to consolidate its presence as an aerospace supplier thanks to its qualified labor, low manufacturing costs and ideal location. However, local and international concerns continue to plague many of the country’s economic sectors. During this presentation, the speaker will address said fear and discuss both the challenges the sector faces and areas of opportunity brought about by this uncertainty.

16:45
Networking Cocktail

Be among the key stakeholders who will be sharing their expertise and ambitions with the top-level audience of Mexico Aerospace Forum 2018. This conference will bring together the most influential business and political leaders in the Mexican aerospace industry. Register now or risk missing the opportunity to get the inside perspective and network with the industry’s main stakeholders at this high-profile conference and networking event.

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Our Networking Cocktails are a must for C-level professionals who want to expand their business, improve their contacts or who simply want to gain insights from other key stakeholders in their industry. By invitation only, these exclusive events provide enhanced networking and put you in front of the people and businesses that matter to you. Organized around specific topics and themes, our intimate Networking Cocktails are a value-added opportunity to discuss the latest trends and strategies impacting your sector.

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