February 9-10, 2022
Mexico City, Mexico

Conference Agenda

Tuesday, Feb. 8

6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

  Welcome Reception at Hilton Mexico City Reforma

Location: Dona Adalita Ballroom at Hilton Mexico City Reforma

Wednesday, Feb. 9 

9:30 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

MRO Latin America Breakfast Meet & Greet

Location: Don Diego I at Hilton Mexico City Reforma. 

Join MRO Latin America sponsors, exhibitors and your fellow attendees for a morning of informal conversations and new connections as we kick-off two days of learning, sharing, and collaboration over coffee and breakfast!

10:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Welcome Remarks and Event Overview

10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

2 Minute Mixer Networking Activity

Dive back into in-person events with Aviation Week’s 2 Minute Mixer! At the sound of the buzzer, pair-up with someone you’ve never met before to introduce yourself, exchange contact info, and find a unique takeaway that you will remember about them. When the 2 minutes are up and the buzzer sounds again, switch to someone else. You’ll walk away with new connections, potential business opportunities, and perhaps new friends!

11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Presentation & Panel Analysis – MRO Latin America Key Market Trends and Aftermarket Forecast 

Key players from airlines, MROs, suppliers, and leading consultancies deliver presentations and data on what they are seeing and experiencing in the Latin American aviation and MRO market recovery. Presentations include a regional fleet and MRO forecast, country-by-country breakdown of MRO demand and capacity constraints, passenger demand expectations,  and public health projections in a fast-moving, data-deep presentation and live audience Q&A.

12:15 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Networking Lunch 

2:00 p.m. – 2:20 p.m.

Airline Keynote

2:25 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Panel Discussion – Operator Insights: Priorities, Fleet Strategy and Maintenance Needs

Operators share their latest fleet plans, maintenance priorities, supply chain woes and more as passenger demand and operations in the region ramp back up. Led by Aviation Week Network the conversation will focus on what airlines in the region need and expect from MROs, manufacturers and suppliers in 2022 and beyond.

3:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.

Hot Topics 2022 - Pick a Side! Networking Activity

Where do you stand on the issue’s everyone in the industry is talking about? Attendees will cast their votes on the hottest and most controversial topics in this interactive session featuring live-polling and results. Cast your vote on topics such as supply chain concerns, acceptance of PMA parts, OEM’s in the aftermarket, and the reality of sustainability initiatives. This is your chance to have your say and see where the rest of the industry stands on the most pressing MRO issues in the region.

3:15 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Afternoon Networking Break

3:45 p.m. - 4:20 p.m.

Panel Discussion – Return to Service: Focus on the MRO Experience

As passengers return to the skies and aircraft come out of storage, service providers in the region reveal their priorities and operational focus in the year ahead. Leading MROs in the region cover their current reality, regional differences in return to service, and the new concerns and opportunities they are seeing down the pipeline.

4:25 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.

Presentation – Point of View: Sustainable Aviation and the Aftermarket

Dueling presentations will  provide opposing viewpoints on the pros and cons of eco-trends and sustainability initiatives and commitments in the aviation industry. Are governments, airlines, investors and industry groups just “checking a box” when it comes to a more sustainable future? This session will identify the reality of ESG considerations, potential impact, and new opportunities for suppliers and MRO’s.

5:00 p.m.

Networking Reception

Thursday, Feb. 10

9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Panel Discussion – Finding Opportunities After a Crisis

The global pandemic and ensuing fallout has shifted market dynamics, revealing new opportunities for advancement and even growth in the Latin American aviation market. Aviation Week’s editors discuss these opportunities with a panel of operators and MRO service providers to get their take on unexpected advancements in new technology and the new lines of revenue they have found in the vacuum that the Covid-19 crisis has created. Topics include conversion plans, accelerated adoption of new technology, and new revenue in both cargo and business aviation.

10:05 a.m. – 10:20 a.m.

Presentation – State of the Low-Cost-Carrier and Ultra-Low-Cost-Carrier Markets

An in-depth look at how  LCC  and ULCC business models are disrupting traditional legacy operations in the region and what that means for maintenance providers and all MRO stakeholders. 

10:20 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Networking Break 

11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Panel Discussion – The NEW Landscape for Alliances & Partnerships in Latin America

Partnerships, acquisitions and consolidation are a hot topic across the Americas with an entirely new landscape emerging in Latin America as the industry recovers from the pandemic. What can we expect in the year ahead and how can airlines and MROs strengthen their place in the market moving forward?

11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Presentation & Discussion – Digitalization Deep Dive Through 2025

The global pandemic has accelerated digitalization in ways the industry never thought possible. What technologies and process advancements have seen the most growth in adoption and acceptance since 2020? What other new technologies are expected to take off?  What is the 1, 2 and 3 year outlook for the next big steps in digitizing aviation maintenance and planning in Latin America.

12:00 p.m.

MRO Latin America 2022 Concludes