U.S. Trade and Development Agency is sponsoring a workshop and reverse trade mission focused on Business Aviation Access in Asia-Pacific
The growth of business/general aviation in the Asia-Pacific region will offer significant economic opportunities for both the Asian economies and the U.S business/general aviation industry. Business/General aviation offers efficient, flexible and cost-effective access to destinations around the world. Many Asia-Pacific countries are only beginning to consider the economic significance of creating a favorable regulatory environment for business/general operations in the region. According to the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) and the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA), general aviation contributes $150 billion to U.S. economic output annually and employs more than 1.2 million people. The potential exists for the business/general aviation industry to have a similarly significant positive economic impact in the Asia-Pacific region. Finally, aviation provides flexibility and transportation options for companies operating in areas not serviced by commercial aircraft, such as small islands and oil rigs and for purposes such as tourism and non-military, humanitarian assistance in post-disaster environments.
A Business Briefing will be held Monday, October 29, 2012 at the Orange County Convention Center, 9800 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819. The Business Briefing is designed to encourage networking with senior civil aviation officials from the Asia-Pacific and to provide a forum in which delegates the region will present procurements and project opportunities. U.S. companies will have the opportunity to meet with country delegates one on one to present their technologies and services. In addition, USTDA officials who are responsible for promoting U.S. products in the Asia-Pacific region will discuss their ongoing aviation initiatives. For more information on the Business Briefing, please click here.
The Asia-Pacific Business Aviation Access Workshop, will be held Monday, November 5, 2012 at the Fairmont Washington D.C. Hotel, 2401 M Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20037. In addition to project opportunity presentations by invited delegates from countries across the Asia-Pacific region, the workshop will feature subject matter presentations by U.S. industry and U.S. government officials on technical, regulatory and commercial issues of interest to both U.S. firms and to the participating delegates. Among the topics to be featured are open access for business aviation in these economies, overview of current regulatory frameworks and agreements in Asia-Pacific countries and how business aviation supports small and medium enterprise growth. The 2012 Asia-Pacific Business Aviation Access Workshop, will serve as a technical, policy and commercial forum to assist the Asia-Pacific region aviation industry representatives in identifying and specifying U.S. products and services that would best suit their business/general aviation needs. For more information on the Workshop, please click here.
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Sponsored by the U.S. Trade and Development Agency
In cooperation with the U.S. Department of Transportation, American Association of Airport Executives, General Aviation Manufacturers Association, and National Business Aviation Association