Business Beyond Borders will soon land in Santiago, Chile to organise matchmaking sessions between EU/COSME and international SMEs operating in the Aerospace, Defence and Security sectors at FIDAE 2018. However, before the sessions start, BBB will officially open its first event in Latin America by hosting the EU – Chile International Conference on “The New Space Policy of the European Union: the enterprises’ role”. Several high-level personalities were invited to take part and, in this blog post, we would like to introduce these speakers.
Opening the first Business Beyond Borders (BBB) event in Latin America at FIDAE this coming Tuesday, 3 April 2018, will be the Head of the European Union Delegation to Chile – Ambassador Stella Zervoudaki. Prior to her position as EU Ambassador to Chile, Stella Zervoudaki served as the Ambassador and Head of the European Union Delegation in Guatemala (2012-2016) as well as the Ambassador and Head of the European Union Delegation in Uruguay and Paraguay. She holds Master degrees in philosophy, classics and international relations, and postgraduate degrees in economics and social sciences. 
FIDAE’s CEO, Colonel Jaime Reyes, will also be present at the event. This year, FIDAE will be celebrating its 20th edition and 38 years of operations; the fair is considered to be one of the 5 most important aeronautic exhibitions in the world. The fair organisers are expecting to welcome 120,000 visitors over the course of this week-long event. 
Vicente Caruz, President of the Eurochile Foundation, will also be a speaker at the BBB conference. The Eurochile Foundation was created in 1992 by the state of Chile and the EU in order to promote economic, commercial and technological cooperation between enterpreneurs and institutions of both sides. Mr. Vicente Caruz is also the Director of Development and Networks, and a member of the investment company Norte Sur. 
The EU – Chile International Conference will also include case studies from the EU and Chilean SMEs, namely TerraNIS, Satellite Applications Catapult, UTTICA and Spacechips.
The full agenda of the event is available here.
|||“STELLA ZERVOUDAKI,” [Online]. Available: http://acuerdouechile.eu/en/speaker/stella-zervoudaki/.|
|||“Un pabellón de drones y 120 aeronaves en exhibición: Las novedades de la FIDAE 2018,” 23 March 2018. [Online]. Available: http://dindep.cl/not/11632/un-pabellon-de-drones-y-120-aeronaves-en-exhibicion-las-novedades-de-la-fidae-2018-/.|
|||“VICENTE CARUZ,” [Online]. Available: http://acuerdouechile.eu/speaker/vicente-caruz/.|