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WTC-AR leads trade mission to Mexico Aerospace Fair (Famex)

Jan. 25, 2017 – World Trade Center Arkansas invites Arkansas aerospace Companies to join trade delegation

The World Trade Center Arkansas is attending the Mexico Aerospace Fair (Famex) from April 26 – 29, 2017 in Santa Lucia, Mexico. The trade mission will be an opportunity for Arkansas aerospace companies to explore exciting commercial opportunities at an international venue which promises to attract more than 240 companies.

“The real attraction of Mexico is that it has become Arkansas’ largest trading partner,” said Melvin Torres, Director of Latin American Trade. “Arkansas aerospace products remain one of our biggest exports and the Mexican aviation sector is the 14th largest in the world, boasting more than $6 billion in exports and 18 percent growth in 2016. This is a real chance for companies to grow their operations by taking advantage of an incredibly lucrative region.”

Famex drew more than 200,000 visitors in 2015 which included more than 160 delegations and 15 participating countries. The 2017 trade show is expected to bring even more people and takes place at an 112,000 square meter venue at Santa Lucia Air Force Base. The Mexico Ministry of National Defense (SEDENA) organizes Famex through the Mexican Space Agency and Mexican Air Force.

Famex Registration Details

Those wanting to join the World Trade Center Arkansas’ delegation can contact Melvin Torres, Director of Latin American Trade at or call him at 479-418-4822. The Famex registration form is available here and it can sent to Dalia Castillo at when completed. Arkansas businesses who want an idea of the types of companies participating, a list of the Famex 2015 companies participating in the business-to-business meetings and a description of their activities is available.

For more information about the Famex trade show visit

The mission of World Trade Center Arkansas is to increase Arkansas exports and connect Arkansas businesses to the world. We provide world-class international trade services to producers and individuals and educate students in global commerce. For more information, please visit the Arkansas World Trade Center Website at

Cost and travel details for companies – registration is $33


  • Approximately $975 depending on departure airport.
  • Using Delta Air Lines is recommended so that companies can use the World Trade Center Arkansas Delta SKYBONUS ID to get discounted group rate.
  • Email Sam Cushman at the World Trade Center Arkansas to get the Delta SKYBONUS number.


Approximately $220 per night with FAMEX rate or less depending the chosen chosen.

Prearranged Business-to-Business Meetings

  • $700 for all meetings.
  • $50 per additional meeting participant.
  • World Trade Center Arkansas will help coordinate and facilitate with Spanish speaking staff free of charge.


Meals average of $15 per meal per day or less depending on Mexico’s currency conversion rate at the time.


  • Ground Transportation to and from the Expo at Santa Lucia Air Force Base is provided by US Commercial Services free of charge.
  • World Trade Center Arkansas will schedule ground transportation with a reliable private car service for all participants to and from airport.
  • The cost will be approximately $25 per person, each way, or less depending on number of parties in the vehicle.
  • The name, cell number, and license plate of car service driver will be provided prior to departure to Mexico.
  • The car service driver will be waiting outside the exit doors with a sign.

Total Estimated Cost

$2600 with prearranged B2B Meetings

$1,900 without prearranged B2B meetings