FAMEX emerges as the first major post-Covid-19 aeronautical event

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.

In view of this, the FAMEX Committee has carried out several anticipated actions to "materialize the best aeronautical event in Latin America".

First of all, more than 50% of the spaces have already been reserved, through videoconferences and webinars carried out by the team and led by General Rodolfo Rodriguez Quezada.

Similarly, FAMEX has conducted meetings with the U.S. Ambassador in Mexico, Christopher Landau, to consolidate the presence of this country in the Fair. The United States is the "country partner" for FAMEX 2020, which will be held at the Intercontinental Airport of Queretaro.

It also established the area of "Mexico-France Business Meeting", the "Mexican Chamber of Commerce in China" and has sent invitations to 53 countries with aviation development. FAMEX announced a favorable response of about 50%.

"Taking advantage of the FAMEX Forum to revive the national economy, we are managing to have a Pavilion the "Alliance Center-West - Lower" integrated with five states of that region, which will show more than 40 countries attending, the potential of Mexico in aviation production, technology, automotive, etc." concluded the organizing committee in a statement.

FAMEX seeks to attract companies from China

General Rodolfo Rodriguez Quezada, president of Aerospace Fair Mexico (FAMEX), and Dr. Efren Calvo, executive president of the Mexican Chamber of Commerce in China, signed an agreement for the promotion of the fourth edition of the event in China, as well as the representation and legal advice in the Asian country.

The agreement aims to attract the participation of Chinese companies and universities in FAMEX 2021, which will be held from April 21st to 24th next year at the Intercontinental Airport of Queretaro, as well as supporting the management of the events in which it participates, such as the Zhuhai Air Show and the Asian Aviation Business Conference and Exhibition (ABACE).

In recent days, Rodriguez Quezada held a working meeting with Zhu Qingqiao, China's ambassador to Mexico, where the participation of this country in the FAMEX 2021 was discussed.

At the moment, the participation of the China Air Technology Import and Export Corporation (CATIC), the North China Industries Corporation (Norinco) and CETEC have been confirmed.

Mexico 2021 Aerospace Fair set to be the most important in Latin America

The third edition of the Mexican Aerospace Fair will be held from April 21 to 24, 2021, in the vicinity of the Queretaro Intercontinental Airport, located between the municipalities of El Marques and Colon.

The Aerospace Fair of Mexico (Famex) is moving forward with preparations for its third edition, projecting the participation of at least 635 exhibitors, to position itself as the most important in Latin America, said the general and president of the Famex, Rodolfo Rodriguez Quezada.

He recalled that the first edition in 2015 had 240 exhibitors, while the second had 505 exhibitors and was positioned as the second most important in Latin America.

"In this, only its third edition, it becomes the most important fair in Latin America with 635 exhibitors. (...) Now we will have more opportunity to bring Mexican companies that want to invest in Mexico, in Colon (Queretaro), who want to make a commercial exchange that benefits the whole country," said Rodriguez Quezada.

The meeting will take place from April 21 to 24, 2021, near the Intercontinental Airport of Queretaro (AIQ), located between the municipalities of El Marques and Colon. 

The United States will be the invited country.

"We already have the official site designed, it is already authorized by the general secretary of National Defense (Luis Cresencio Sandoval), the Queretaro state government already has it, the airport, they are almost the same dimensions as what we had in Santa Lucia," he explained.

The general highlighted the role that the Aeronautical University in Querétaro (UNAQ) will play in exposing educational programs in the industry, given that a summit of rectors will be held.

There are also plans to hold a seminar on migration to the aerospace industry; a congress of women leaders of society and the aerospace sector; a Mexico-United States business meeting; a B2B business meeting; as well as an air show to be held on April 24, 2021, for which the airport will be closed for three hours to ensure air safety.

In the last edition, in 2019, 58,000 attendees linked to the aviation industry were present during the first three days and the closing ceremony had a capacity of 233,000 visitors. In addition, economic spillover was generated in the municipalities of Tecamac, Tizayuca, Pachuca, Zumpango, and Apaxco; hotel occupancy was registered for a week, tourism in the area increased and the national and international promotion of the State of Mexico was expanded.

Explaining the expectations of the Famex 2021, president of the fair noted that in addition to Queretaro, other states requested to host this meeting, including Nuevo Leon, Jalisco, Chihuahua, Baja California; however, Queretaro was chosen because of the momentum that was observed in the government, academic and industrial aspects.

By Mexicanist