26 January, 2024

FIDAE 2024 IS TO HOST A MEETING OF SPACE AGENCIES FROM IILA MEMBER COUNTRIES


Representatives of the member countries of the intergovernmental organization will discuss topics of common interest to promote cultural, socio-economic, technical-scientific, and cooperative relations between Europe and Latin America.


On the occasion of the twenty-third edition of the oldest and foremost Aerospace, Defense and Security exhibition in Latin America, the III version of the Space Summit 2024 will host the III Meeting of Space Agencies of the Member Countries of the Italo-Latin American International Organization (IILA).

The IILA is an intergovernmental organization established in 1966, conceived as a tool to promote and enhance cultural, socio-economic, technical-scientific, and cooperative relations between Europe and Latin America. It is composed of Italy along with Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, The Dominican Republic, Uruguay, and Venezuela.

Important to note that since 2007, the IILA has been an observer member of the United Nations General Assembly, and since 2018, it has been part of the Ministerial Meetings of the European Union (EU) – the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC). Additionally, since 2017, the organization has been guiding its policies to pursue the Sustainable Development Goals of the 2030 Agenda.

With 44 years of history, FIDAE is an exhibition dedicated to showcasing aerospace, defense, and security technologies, positioning Chile as a reference in Latin America and the Chilean Air Force as a significant player in the Space Technology field, which contributes to the national development through the implementation of the National Satellite System. Likewise, the Fair serves as the main platform for introducing various technologies in aerospace, industrial, and scientific fields.