LABACE Convention News

BALA Summit Considers Latin American Opportunity and Challenges

 - August 9, 2013, 9:50 AM

The fifth annual Business Aviation in Latin America (BALA) summit will be held on Thursday at LABACE, focusing on exploration of the latest developments in the business aviation industry and new challenges and business opportunities for the future.

According to Panagiotis Panagopoulos, CEO of the Aeropodium organizing group, the BALA summit has grown in size and scope every year and more than 80 attendees are expected at this year’s event.

Panagopoulos described the summit as “a unique networking opportunity during LABACE for operators, manufacturers, banks, law firms, financial analysts, leasing and finance companies and all aviation professionals with an interest in the future of business aviation in the region.”

Guest speakers are to include: solicitor David Chamberlain of Gates and Partners (Kennedy’s), a London-based international law firm; Juan Escalante, AirFinance vice president; and Donald Walsh, managing director for Guggenheim Partners.

The summit will begin at 8:30 a.m. in the LABACE conference room and run through to 1 p.m., including a networking lunch. Those who wish to attend and have not pre-registered can do so at the door for a R$200 fee.

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