LABACE Convention News

Conference Focuses On Latin American Business Aviation

 - August 12, 2014, 12:45 AM

The sixth annual Business Aviation in Latin America (BALA) conference will be held here at the LABACE show site at São Paolo’s Congonhas Airport on Wednesday morning, August 13. LABACE delegates can attend for free and are encouraged to register in advance at

A panel of international speakers will include Airbus Corporate Jets marketing director David Velupillai, who will address the question, “How do billionaires buy things, and what do they want from their corporate jets.” Tom Low, managing partner with AirFinance Leasing will give detailed guidance on how to finance business jet and helicopters through the U.S. Export-Import Bank’s Qualified Advisor Program.

The BALA agenda also includes contributions by Eno Siewerdt, air traffic management director with Brazilian group Atech; Omar Mourad Majzoub, president of the Brazilian Aviation Academy; David Chamberlain from London-based aviation law firm Kennedys; Capt. Tilmann Gabriel, managing partner with consultants Tiansalo; and Robert Mraz, sales and marketing vice president with TW Metals.