“Please join us in this discussion with industry experts that will share capabilities and resources available to U.S. companies. Resources dedicated to help companies gain access to international sales opportunities, vet potential international partners and understand relevant aerospace and defense market opportunities worldwide.”
This program will cover opportunities in foreign markets for the aerospace industry and will provide an overview of the capabilities of the manufacturing industry in Arizona. Also, support programs to train the labor force in the region by Pima Community College and a discussion with a local company in the space sector.
“The Aerospace Industry in the United States represents a great impact to our economy. It is estimated as of June 2015 the industry employed about 481,900 workers, about 272,500 were production workers. Generating foreign investment in 2014 of an average $22 billion in 2014. The total shipments in 2014 accounted for $227.2 billion.”
12:00-12:05 Welcome and introductions
12:05-12:15 International Markets for the Aerospace Sector, Fernando Jimenez, U.S. Commercial Service
12:15-12:30 Overview of the Manufacturing Industry, Carlos Fernandez, BF&S
12:30-12:45 Developing a Skilled Aerospace Workforce, Speaker: Ian Roark, Pima Community College
12:45-1:00 Q&A with Audience
Mr. Fernando C. Jimenez serves as a Senior International Trade Specialist of the U.S. Department of Commerce – U.S. Commercial Service in Phoenix, AZ, since April of 2015. Mr. Jimenez is responsible for export development in the Phoenix Metro Area and Northern Arizona with an emphasis in the Safety and Security, ICT and statewide coverage of the Aerospace sector primarily.