USTDA Latin American/Caribbean Aviation Summit

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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. As a result of efforts to accelerate infrastructure improvements, the U.S. Trade and Development Agency has witnessed considerable interest in feasibility study and technical assistance funding in recent years, and, consequently, has developed a broad portfolio of prospective airport sector projects. This summit will feature these opportunities to U.S. industry along with other aviation industry topics that will help to promote new project development and U.S. exports.

In addition to project opportunity presentations by invited delegates from the Latin American and Caribbean region, the summit will feature subject matter presentations by U.S. industry and U.S. government officials on technical, regulatory and commercial issues of interest both to U.S. firms and to the participating Latin American and Caribbean attendees. Among the topics to be featured during the U.S. presentations are: airport security, airport IT management, airport safety, innovations in air traffic control and air traffic management.

The 2012 Latin American and Caribbean Aviation Summit will serve as a technical, policy and commercial forum to introduce to regional industry representatives both U.S. products and services that could meet their infrastructure modernization needs. The summit also will offer valuable networking opportunities for U.S. and Latin American and Caribbean region airport and aviation officials from across the region. Participants will gain an edge in developing meaningful working relationships with key project decision makers.

The summit is sponsored by the U.S. Trade and Development Agency in cooperation with the Federal Aviation Administration. It will begin with a welcome reception at 6 p.m. on Monday, December 3, at the InterContinental Hotel and conclude at 5:15 p.m. on Wednesday, December 5.