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FAMEX, Mexico Business Events Sign Alliance

By Alessa Flores | Wed, 11/27/2019 - 14:48

Major Gen. Rodolfo Rodríguez, President of FAMEX, said on Wednesday that Mexico Business Events would play a key role in the growth of the aerospace sector under a triple helix scheme for FAMEX 2021. “Mexico Business Events has become a strategic ally of FAMEX to boost the development of the aerospace sector. It will contribute to the growth of the most important Aerospace Fair in Mexico and Latin America: FAMEX,” he said during his presentation at Mexico Aerospace Forum 2019 at the Marquis Hotel in Mexico City. 

To formalize the alliance, José Alejandro Ochoa Valencia, Municipal President of the Municipality of Colon in the State of Queretaro, Rodríguez, and Jeroen Posma, General Director of Mexico Business Events, signed an agreement before 150 industry leaders and top public officials gathered at the forum. Mexico Business Events is an independent provider of business information, industry data and marketing solutions in print, digital and online formats.

The next FAMEX will be held in Queretaro in 2021. “Queretaro is a representative state for the industry. It is ranked fourth globally in terms of aerospace FDI, houses the most relevant companies, it is one of the safest states, and it has the connectivity needed to communicate with the rest of the country,” Rodríguez said. 

In its first edition, FAMEX 2015 attracted 240 aeronautical companies from 16 countries. Thirty-two aircraft were on display and 3,500 business meetings were held in Mexico City. Today, FAMEX has expanded significantly. "FAMEX 2019 was attended by 635 companies from 39 countries, with 61 aircraft on display and it generated 5,800 business meetings," Rodríguez said. "The last FAMEX made this event the most important fair in Latin America, while it also increased its scope by having Canada as a partner country," he added.

FAMEX 2021 will be supported by the Ministry of Economy, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Governance. “With the arrival of Andrés Manuel López Obrador to the presidency, the sector saw the arrival of new opportunities. The government has helped grow the sector, which has seen an increase in the number of passengers and overall increased its contribution to the country’s GDP,” said Rodríguez. “There is no doubt the sector will remain a key player in Mexico’s economy.”

Alessa Flores Alessa Flores Senior Journalist and Industry Analyst