FIDAE LAUNCHES ITS CATALOGUES, WHILE THE NEXT EDITION ALREADY HAS 55% OF SQM RESERVED

Colonel Francisco Ramírez, FIDAE 2022 CEO, underlines that “we already have over 55% of SQM reserved, which is an excellent number considering that the Fair is one year ahead. Also, as the Organizing Committee of the Fair, we are aware of the ongoing crisis that the industry is facing, and as a result, we are making great efforts to reaffirm our commitment towards our exhibitors, by offering them a wide variety of products and services, which provides several options in the fair venue to participate. The goal is to ensure that all companies can be part of the oldest and foremost exhibition of Latin America.”

In addition, he adds “Chile’s economic projection is very positive, due to the excellent vaccination campaign implemented, benefiting diverse investment projects, turning our country into an attractive business pole for companies, which is a sign that Chile continues to be the main entrance to the regional market.”     

Both catalogues are available to be downloaded on the FIDAE website, www.fidae.cl, Exhibitors menu.
 

FIDAE TAKES PART IN THE CHILEAN AIR FORCE’S ANNIVERSARY SEMINAR

During the event, the new Chilean National Space System was highlighted, along with the opportunities that offer to the industry, and where the International Air and Space Fair plays a key role as a meeting point for the involved organizations, particularly in the Space Summit, which will take place within the framework of the exhibition, where the different stages through the coming years will be discussed, such as the incorporation of new satellites, the construction of a National Space Center, including a Satellite and Space Technology Development Laboratory, a mission control center and satellite ground stations, among other projects.

Additionally, ProChile – Spain Director, Sebastián Pillado, highlighted the characteristics that make Chile an attractive investment pole, as well as its constant economic leadership and talented professionals.

FIDAE 2022 CEO, Colonel Francisco Ramírez, talked about the twentieth-second edition of the International Air and Space Fair, emphasizing that for the exhibitors, particularly for the Spanish industry, the event represents a focal point and offers possibilities of creating alliances and establishing new business with the Latin American market due to the presence of different official delegations, including regional State Ministers, Commanders in Chief of the Armed Forces, and Government agencies and authorities.

Furthermore, Colonel Ramírez expressed his gratitude for the historical participation of the Spanish companies in FIDAE, such as the Fundación Chile-España and TEDAE, which has confirmed participation in the Spanish pavilion once again as indicated by the company’s president, Ricardo Martí.

The twentieth-second edition of the International Air and Space Fair will take place from April 5th to 10th, 2022, at the northern side of the Arturo Merino Benitez Airport, in Santiago, Chile.
 

FINANCE ORGANIZATIONS EXPECT A SPEEDY COMMERCIAL RECOVERY FOR CHILE IN 2021

According to the information provided by the New Yorker JP Morgan Finance firm, based on the analysis of the vaccination processes against the COVID-19 pandemic in different countries, Chile would achieve herd immunity towards the end of the second quarter of this year, putting the country ahead of nations such as China or North Korea, which would benefit the Chilean market over others, and becoming an attractive pole for companies and investors.

The Regional Director of Portfolio Solutions at Credicorp Capital Asset Management, Klaus Kaempfe, said that this “greatly helps to make Chile an interesting market for the world”. Additionally, the International Monetary Fund indicated that Chile’s economic projections are expected to rise 5.8% for 2021, putting the country in second place in the region.

Without a doubt, for the International Air and Space Fair, FIDAE 2022, this represents a key milestone since this is a sign for the exhibitors that Chile remains as the main access to the regional market, with a solid and stable economy. Furthermore, the Fair is doubling the efforts to guarantee safety in terms of sanitary conditions, protecting those who attend the foremost and oldest aerospace, defense, and security exhibition of Latin America.

FIDAE Will take place from April 5th to 10th, 2022, at the north side of the Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport, in Santiago, Chile.  

FIDAE 2022 CEO IS PROMOTED TO THE RANK OF COLONEL OF THE CHILEAN AIR FORCE

On Wednesday, December 16th, the International Air and Space Fair CEO, Francisco Ramírez, was promoted to the rank of colonel of the Chilean Air Force, during a ceremony led by the Commander in Chief of that Institution, General Arturo Merino.

During most of his career, Colonel Ramírez was posted to the V Air Brigade, where he served at the N°7 Aviation Group and the N°8 Aviation Group as an instructor, mission operative commander, and test pilot, with over a thousand flight hours in the F-16 aircraft. Starting from 2010, he oversaw the training and evaluation of combat crews, serving as Commander of the N° 7 Aviation Group’s Operations Squad.

Additionally, and before his appointment as FIDAE CEO, he was the Air Attaché to the Chilean President, His Excellency Sebastián Piñera, between 2018 and 2019.

Hence, continuing with the tradition, FIDAE 2022 will be led by a Colonel as CEO during the execution of the oldest and most recognized exhibition in the region – which will be held from April 5th to 10th, 2022 – strengthening the commitment of the Organization to the exhibitors.

It is relevant to mention that the promotion ceremony, that took place at Quinchamali Country Club, was organized following all necessary sanitary measures and it was streamed on digital platforms for family members.