From October 10th to October 12th His Majesty King Willem-Alexander and Her Majesty Queen Máxima are to pay a state visit to the Portuguese Republic at the invitation of President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa.
Alongside this state visit a trade mission, headed by the Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, will be organised.
The trade mission focuses on two sectorial themes. Besides the energy branch, the Dutch aerospace- and airport sector will be present in Portugal. The trade mission is organised by the Netherlands Enterprise Agency – RVO.nl in cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The NAG is the official partner for the Aerospace and Airport mission program and match making.
RVO.nl will manage all apllications for this trade mission. Please refer to their website to ensure you registration.
Important: August 17th is the last day to register. Please apply timely.
Aerospace and Airports Market
The tourism industry in Portugal is blooming and since Lisbon Airport is reaching its limits in its current form, further development is required. Next to extending Lisbon’s main airport, Aeroporto Humberto Delgado, the military airport of Montijo will be transformed into a civil airport. This creates opportunities for companies active in airport development, infrastructure and services.
Second to that the Portuguese market is interesting for companies in the MRO and the aerospace manufacturing sectors. The presence of a production facility of Embraer as well as OGMA, a large manufacturer of aerostructures and supplier of (MRO)-services provide ample possibilities for Dutch companies.
For the program we will work closely with our Portuguese counterpart – PEMAS. PEMAS participates in both national and international projects and is based upon a close cooperation with the aerospace supply chain systems integration companies. The members combined turnover exceeds 1.100M€ and represents over 13,500 direct highly specialized jobs working on different areas of expertise in the academic, research and industrial fields. Please find more information on www.pemas.pt.
Some of the activities that are on the provisional agenda include visits to ANA – Aeroportos de Portugal , the production facility of Embraer in Évora and OGMA – a large worldwide player in the aerospace MRO and manufacturing business. The Royal couple shall be present during some parts of the program.
In case you are interested in participating in this trade mission, please register at the website of RVO.nl.
An in-depth intake shall than be done by the NAG in cooperation with RVO.nl.
In case of any questions please do not hesitate to contact me.
Business Development Manager NAG
Tel.: +31 (0)88 1976 106