U.S. Aerospace Supplier Trade Mission to Canada
Canadian flight directions display (photo courtesy istock/melissa mercier)
As the world’s fifth largest aerospace market and its third largest civil aircraft market, Canada provides great opportunities for U.S. suppliers of aircraft parts, components and systems. Canada is a leading producer of regional aircraft, commercial helicopters, turbine engines, flight simulators, and a wide range of aircraft systems and equipment. Montreal is one of the world’s three largest aerospace hubs, along with Toulouse, France, and Seattle, Washington. It is also one of the few places in the world where an entire aircraft can be assembled within a 30-mile radius.
Participants in this trade mission will have a unique opportunity to meet prospective business partners in Canada through meetings with prescreened aerospace procurement and engineering representatives, networking events with Canadian aerospace industry and government representatives, and seminars and industry briefings conducted by industry experts on opportunities in Canada’s aerospace market. There will also be special site visits to key Canadian aerospace companies.
The cost to participate in the trade mission ranges from $2,200 to $2,800 per company for two representatives, depending on firm size. There is a $250 fee per additional company participant. The fee covers all in-country travel and one-on-one meetings, but mission participants will be responsible for travel to and from Montreal, lodging, most meals, and incidentals. Applications must be received by February 1, 2012. Companies are encouraged to apply early as space is limited. For more information about the trade mission, visit its Web site or contact Gina Rebelo Bento of the USFCS, tel.: (514) 908-3660; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.