The Latin American Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (Labace) was relaunched four years ago and this year’s eighth show in São Paulo, Brazil, to be held from August 11 to 13, promises to be the largest.
According to Rogeraio Sautner, sales manager of organizer and sponsor Associação Brasileira de Aviação Geral (Abag), exhibit space was sold out by June and the organizers expect more than 16,000 attendees, exceeding the total of 14,834 who passed through the gates last year. The exhibitor list stands at 165, which is 15 more than last year. The aircraft static display will also be larger, with 64 airplanes, nine more than last year. Among the aircraft on static display will be the Airbus A318, making its first appearance at the Latin American show.
The events actually begin August 10 with the annual Bombardier Safety Standdown. Last year the standdown attracted more than 200 attendees from all over Latin America, and the Canadian OEM expects this year’s event will draw an even larger crowd.
Labace 2011 will begin at Congonhas Airport at 10:30 on August 11 with the opening general session, and the gates will open at noon. Show hours on the 11th and 12th are noon to 9 p.m. and 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. on the final day. For additional information, see Abag’s Labace website at www.abag.org.br/labace2011/labace2011.htm, or call Abag at +55-11-5032-2727.