Published On: Fri, May 23rd, 2014

ALTA CCMA hosts Over 700 airline and supplier delegates from around the world

LogoALTAMIAMI - The 102nd CCMA Conference (Aeronautical Materials Buyers Committee), held by the Latin American & Caribbean Air Transport Association (ALTA) came to a close yesterday after hosting over 700 delegates in the oldest and largest aviation purchasing conference in the region. As in prior years, the conference sold out weeks in advance of its opening date.

The 2014 CCMA was held at the Casa Magna Marriott in Cancun from May 18-21, garnering the participation of over 40 airlines from Latin America and the Caribbean, as well as over 600 representatives from hundreds of aviation provider companies around the world. Airlines and Suppliers carried on business through the well-known and highly anticipated mini-meetings and TableTop Exhibits.

Says Hernan Sznycer, Chairman of the CCMA and Industry Affairs Senior Manager for ALTA, "The CCMA is the ultimate place to be for meeting clients and peers all under one roof, to carry out business deals in the technical arena of aviation in Latin America and the Caribbean. It is a great source of satisfaction for me to know that we help make all this happen, in an environment of intense dealings and dynamic networking."

Eduardo Iglesias, ALTA´s Executive Director, commented, "ALTA is delighted to be part of this amazing conference. It gives us the chance to facilitate the coming together of airlines and suppliers, hundreds of enterprises, ultimately influencing the cost efficiencies of airlines and the aviation industry as a whole. It also provides the opportunity to review some of the biggest challenges faced by Suppliers in the aviation business supply chain, such as Customs delays and obstacles that negatively impact the efficient flow of parts and materials."

The Latin American & Caribbean aviation industry creates over four and a half million jobs and contributes US$107 billion in GDP towards the region´s economies. In this regard, Iglesias adds, "Our accomplishments at the CCMA are more important than ever, as we shift our focus to the sustainability of the success Latin American & Caribbean aviation has attained in the last decade."

The major sponsors of the event were Aeromar, AeroMéxico and Volaris, co-sponsoring airlines, as well as Airbus, Embraer, Honeywell, UTC Aerospace Systems and Xtra Aerospace, all Prime Sponsors.

More information on the 2015 CCMA will be made available at in the coming months.

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