FIDAE 2018

SANTIAGO | CHILE  (3 – 8 APR 2018)

Created in 1980, FIDAE is the leading aerospace and defence fair in Latin America, and one of the most important and well-known around the world. An all-embracing business centre, FIDAE is notorious for its customised service and state-of-the-art facilities, which allows exhibitors and visitors to satisfy all kinds of commercial requirements. With more than 35 years of history, FIDAE is the go-to fair for the most important companies in the aerospace and defence industry.

The FIDAE exhibition was first organized in 1980. In 2014, 602 exhibitors welcomed 136.000 visitors out of which 40.000 were professional trade visitors. The show hosted exhibitors from 43 countries and national pavilions from 14 countries. With their trade show participation exhibitors occupied 112.800 sqm.



The Eurochile Business Foundation is a pioneering initiative of the European Community and the State of Chile. It was created by the State of Chile and the European Union in 1992. The foundation promotes economic, trade and technological cooperation between businesses and institutions both in Chile and the European Union, through business promotion, technology transfer and know-how, also through projects to improve the environment for business competitiveness. The concept of mutual benefit is nowadays a key concept in the relations between the European Union and Latin America.


Since 1980, FIDAE has worked hardly to carry out a unique event, that nowadays thanks to its path, it has been consolidated as the prime Aerospace, Defence and Security exhibition of the American Continent. Due to its upward track record, Fidae will soon celebrate its twentieth edition continuing providing a quality service, thoughtful to the requirements of each one of the protagonists for each edition, without leaving aside what has branded FIDAE in previous editions: its dynamism, innovation and efficiency.

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