The 12th annual Latin American Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (LABACE) is set to open in São Paulo, Brazil, on August 11. Brazilian general aviation association ABAG, which organizes the three-day event, expects this year’s show to be around the same size as previous editions. There will be 22 companies, including all the major business aircraft manufacturers, present on the static display at the city’s Congonhas Airport, and 62 companies have reserved booths for the indoor exhibit hall.
Discussion at LABACE will focus on the continuing impact on business aviation of ongoing economic difficulties in Brazil. Another priority for ABAG is to ensure that the bizav is not put at a disadvantage by government plans to revise the country’s aviation laws. New features of the show include a conference session on international operators on August 11 (www.abag.org/labace), and this will focus on wider operational issues throughout Latin America.
AIN will publish special editions at LABACE on August 11 and 12. There will be full coverage of the show at AINonline from August 7, as well as in our AIN Alerts e-newsletters (including two special LABACE editions on August 10 and 12).