Building upon our first U.S. Space Industry Mission to Brazil in December 2017, the CompTIA Space Enterprise Council is organizing a second U.S. Space Industry Mission – this year to Brazil and Chile.
The signature of the Technology Safeguards Agreement between Brazil and the United States on March 18th promises to unleash Brazil’s potential as a commercial space power, opening the way for companies from many countries, including the United States, to launch rockets and satellites into space. Coupled with an ambitious agenda of policies aimed at creating a healthy business environment for space, activating the Alcântara Space Center will create numerous opportunities for U.S. companies.
Chile is also preparing to play a more active role in the space economy with the creation of a new Chilean Space Agency planned for 2020 and a strategy for developing space research and industrial capacity. Chile’s geography makes it a desirable location for satellite ground services as well as the best location in the world for Earth-based astronomy.
The U.S. Space Industry Mission will take a group of 10-15 U.S. space companies to Brazil and Chile to explore business opportunities created by these developments and strengthen the partnerships in space between our countries.
Click here to download the U.S. Space Industry Mission preliminary agenda.
Cost and Registration
Registration is open to U.S.-incorporated companies that are CompTIA Space Enterprise Council members on a first-come, first-served basis. Companies are limited to sending two participants. If a company shows interest in sending more than two people, and there is space available, CompTIA will notify that company. The participation cost is $3,000 per participant, which covers organization of the mission and one-on-one business meetings, lodging, meals, interpretation, ground transportation, and in-country flights.
Please note: CompTIA will manage all local flights, hotels, transfers and meals in Brazil and Chile. Please make sure to book your international flights to Brazil and home from Chile within 7 days of registering for the trip. Internal flights will not be booked in your name until we have confirmation of your inbound/outbound flights, and we cannot guarantee seats on internal flights for more than 7 days after your registration.
Passport and Visa Scans
Upon completion of your registration, please send a color scan of the photo and visa pages of your passport to Shannon Rogers, email@example.com
Dates: November 17-22, 2019