Mexico Aerospace Forum Preliminary Program 2018
- SpeakerCarlos RoblesVice President of Bombardier Queretaro
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.
- ModeratorLuis LizcanoDirector General of FEMIA
- PanelistJosé Antonio Velázquez SolísDirector General of Queretaro Aerocluster
- PanelistRené EspinozaPresident of Chihuahua Aerocluster
- PanelistLuis AguirrePresident of INDEX
24 years ago, Mexico, the US and Canada signed an agreement that set the rules for trade among themselves for over two decades. As NAFTA was instrumental to Mexico’s economic development, talks of its cancellation loomed over Mexico’s economy and were only ameliorated when the conversation shifted toward a renegotiation. After many months, the three countries are increasingly closer to finalizing NAFTA’s replacement: USMCA. However, much about this treaty remains up in the air, including how it will affect Mexico’s aerospace industry.
- ModeratorJorge GutiérrezDean of UNAQ
- PanelistRoberto CorralVice President and General Manager of Innocentro
- PanelistClaire BarnouinExecutive Director of Monterrey Aerocluster
- PanelistEugenio MarínCEO of TechBA Madrid-Montreal & TechBA Aerospace
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. During this panel, speakers will address the main challenges SMEs face to truly penetrate the local aerospace market and how can large companies, accelerators and governmental players support them.
- SpeakerWing Gen. Rodolfo RodríguezPresident of FAMEX
After years of nearly unchecked growth, Mexico’s aerospace industry is well on its way to positioning itself at the top of the global supply chain. However, the sector still has a lot of room for growth, which it can achieve by jointly developing the local industry and attracting more major foreign players in the sector. Under these circumstances, promotion of Mexico’s aerospace industry is essential. One of the country’s largest promoters of the sector is FAMEX, a commercial platform forthe aerospace, defense and security sectors that offers technology and flight demonstrations.
- ModeratorFrancisco BautistaLeading Partner of Aerospace Industry at EY
- PanelistJesús NavarroCEO of Mexicana MRO
- PanelistJuan José SimónDirector of SAE
- PanelistBernardo MorenoCEO of Redwings
Despite political turmoil that has surrounded Mexico’s airport infrastructure lately, the need for better airports that ensure the air connectivity that Mexico needs is still there. After the cancellation of some projects, the future of Mexican airport infrastructure faces uncertainty, but one thing is clear: air connectivity will boost the dynamism of Mexico's economy. In this panel, business leaders will discuss the relevance of airport infrastructure for the country's economic development.
- SpeakerFelipe SandovalGeneral Manager of Zodiac Aerospace and President of FEMIA
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.
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