Mexico Aerospace Forum 2019 Preliminary Program - Mexico Business Events (mbe)

Mexico Aerospace Forum 2019 Preliminary Program

Mexico: Key to the Global Aerospace Supply Chain
  1. Speaker
    Luis Lizcano
    Managing Director of FEMIA

Mexico’s strong manufacturing base is reaping the benefits of a booming global aerospace industry and is increasingly becoming an attractive investment destination. With 350 aerospace companies, the local industry is still small but it is growing at an accelerated rate thanks to its ideal location close to the US and a young but highly qualified labor force. Mexico’s trade agreements with over 45 countries and low manufacturing costs also make it an attractive option.

Achieving Critical Mass In Manufacturing
  1. Moderator
    Carlos Robles
    Vice President of Bombardier Queretaro
  2. Panelist
    Antonio Velázquez
    Managing Director of Aeroclúster Querétaro
  3. Panelist
    Claire Barnouin
    Executive Director of Monterrey Aerocluster
  4. Panelist
    René Espinosa
    President of Chihuahua Aerospace Cluster

While Mexico touts its hosting of some of the largest aerospace companies in the world, including Airbus, Honeywell, Safran, Fokker, Zodiac Aerospace and GKN Aerospace, the country still lacks a strong supplier base. This has generated many gaps in the local supply chain, from raw materials to final processes, that reduce the country’s competitiveness. While tackling this gap has been among the industry’s main goals for several years, there is still much to be done to improve Mexico’s competitiveness.

Networking Coffee Break
Queretaro Aerospace Hub: Best Practices and Next Steps
  1. Speaker
    Marco Antonio del Prete
    Minister of Sustainable Development at SEDESU Queretaro

While Queretaro’s aerospace sector is among the youngest in the country, the state has quickly positioned itself among the strongest aerospace clusters in Mexico. Bombardier’s arrival to the state in 2006 kickstarted the sector’s accelerated growth and the state now hosts many more major players, such as Safran, Aernnova, ITP and Airbus Helicopters. Moreover, Queretaro has the only university in Mexico specialized in the aerospace industry and the largest MRO center in Latin America. The state will also welcome the third edition of FAMEX in 2021.

Critical Success Factors In Aviation Safety
  1. Moderator
    Luis Muñoz
    International TAX Partner at PwC
  2. Panelist
    Gunther Barajas
    Vice President of Dassault Systèmes de México
  3. Panelist
    Benjamin Mejía
    Deputy Director General of Aerocharter

Every day, there are between 8,000 and 20,000 airplanes in midflight across the globe. The large number of flying aircraft at any given time is a constant challenge for pilots, airports, airlines, regulators, MROs and many other players in the aviation industry. While the sector is relentless in its pursuit of safety, the industry’s rapid growth will only bring more challenges.

Networking Coffee Break
FAMEX: Aerospace Industry Catalyst in Mexico
  1. Speaker
    Major Gen. Rodolfo Rodríguez
    President of FAMEX

Mexico’s Aerospace Fair has grown to become the largest event for the sector in Latin America even though it is only in its third edition. FAMEX is key for the progress of Mexico’s aerospace industry as a space for collaboration, innovation and business development.

Networking Lunch
Competition, Collaboration and Destination Marketing
  1. Moderator
    Cuitlahuac Gutierrez
    Country Manager Mexico of IATA
  2. Panelist
    Ricardo Dueñas
    Director General of Grupo Aeroportuario Centro Norte (OMA)
  3. Panelist
    Felipe Bonifatti
    Director General of Mexico Central America, Caribbean of Lufthansa Group
  4. Panelist
    Guilhem Mallet
    General Manager of Air France-KLM México
Colon, Engine of the Aerospace Industry
  1. Speaker
    José Alejandro Ochoa
    Mayor of Colon, Queretaro
Mexico’s Production Competitiveness: What Should Come Next?
  1. Moderator
    Jorge Gutiérrez
    Dean of UNAQ
  2. Panelist
    Alberto Robles
    LATAM Strategic Supply Chain Leader at General Electric Infrastructure Querétaro (GEIQ)
  3. Panelist
    Juan Alberto Porras
    Director General of CONCAMIN
  4. Panelist
    Daniel Parfait
    President of Safran México
  5. Panelist
    Sergio Silva
    Head of the Economic Intelligence Unit at the Ministry of Economy

Mexico’s goal is to become one of the Top 10 global suppliers for the aerospace sector. Thanks to efforts from the country’s academia, government and industry, the local aerospace sector has made great strides toward achieving this goal. Mexico has over 350 aerospace companies and the industry generates 160,000 direct and indirect jobs. However, there are still opportunities to seize and challenges to overcome.

Networking Cocktail

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