The NBAA Convention, to be held in late October in Orlando, Fla., will offer what the association bills as an “unprecedented chance” for attendees to have face-to-face discussions with people influential in aviation policies throughout Asia. As part of the show, the U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA), Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) and U.S. Department of Transportation will sponsor a “reverse trade mission,” bringing regulators and policymakers from several Asian countries to Orlando for NBAA 2012 and then Washington, D.C., a few days after the convention.
The Asian governments participating in this mission are members of APEC, a group of 21 Pacific Rim nations–including Thailand, Indonesia, Australia, Japan, China and Vietnam–dedicated to economic development throughout the region. On October 29 in Orlando, show attendees can attend a business briefing with the trade mission to discuss procurement and project opportunities, and can then meet with delegates from APEC countries, one-on-one, to present their products and services.
On November 5, four days after the convention ends, NBAA will participate in the Asia Pacific Business Aviation Access Workshop at the Fairmont Hotel in Washington. Topics will include open access for business aviation in the region, as well as an overview of the regulatory frameworks and agreements with Pacific Rim nations.