Mexican Aerospace Fair 2021 already has 75% of its spaces assigned

The Mexico 2021 Aerospace Fair (FAMEX) is expected to be the first major event for the international aviation and aeronautical industry after the COVID-19 pandemic, following the cancellation of other fairs such as Farnborough, FIDAE and ILA Berlin.

The Mexico Aerospace Fair (Famex) 2021, which will be held in Querétaro, is making progress in its preparations, currently having 75% of the exhibition spaces committed, 64% reserved, 11% formalized and 25% available.

The general and president of Famex, Rodolfo Rodriguez Quezada, explained that having only a quarter of the spaces available is positive, despite the impact that the Covid-19 pandemic has had on various productive sectors globally, including this industry.

It is estimated that Famex will have 370 spaces for aerospace industry exhibition, it will have the participation of both national and international companies.

The Famex will be a relevant motor for the economic reactivation of the country and the industry; besides the local economic spillover that it will leave, since between 30,000 and 40,000 visitors will be received in the state. The Mexican fair also stands out as the first event of the aerospace industry worldwide, after the havoc left by the health emergency by Covid-19.

"There will also be an economic impact on tourism and on activities (...) We have to take action: these measures are those provided for by the World Health Organization and the Ministry of Health. The measures will be an example for other massive events; it is the first aeronautical event of all those that were canceled, it is going to be the first aeronautical event in the whole world", he declared.

Famex 2021 will have a fairground of seven pavilions in an area of 21,000 square meters; an area of villas, aircraft, and vehicle exhibition with 79,000 square meters.

It is expected that OEMs will participate, such as Airbus, Boeing, Bombardier, Embraer, Bell Helicopter, Safran, General Electric, Collins Aerospace, Honeywell, among others.

A pavilion of the Alianza Centro-Occidente-Bajío, made up of the states of Aguascalientes, Guanajuato, Jalisco, Querétaro and San Luis Potosí, will be set up.

The main clusters in Mexico (Querétaro, Monterrey, Chihuahua, Baja California, and Sonora) will also be present. The inauguration is scheduled for April 21, 2021.

The event will take place in the vicinity of Queretaro's Intercontinental Airport, located between the municipalities of El Marques and Colon.

Colon has been forged as an attraction for investment projects, mainly in the aerospace industry, said the Secretary of Sustainable Development (SEDESU), Edson Mancilla Vaca, who added that this year is estimated to attract a flow of 140 million dollars in private investment in various areas.

In a period of five years, the municipality went from five to 11 industrial parks; in the same period, 54 companies were installed that have represented investments of 400 million dollars. In addition to housing 100 foreign companies from Germany, the United States, Japan, France, Brazil, Canada, China, and Peru, among others.

In the aerospace industry, this municipality is home to production centers of Safran, Bombardier, and Airbus; while in the automotive industry Brose, Magna, Bosch, etc.