New Date: December 4-9, 2017

The U.S. Trade and Development Agency is hosting the Mexico Airport Infrastructure and Operations Reverse Trade Mission December 4-9, 2017. 

Since its postponement in October 2017 due to the earthquake in Mexico City, this visit will have an enhanced focus on leading U.S. providers of airport technologies and service solutions that can support Grupo Aeroportuario de la Ciudad de México, S.A. de C.V. (GACM) in obtaining Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification as part of its sustainability management plan for new Mexico City International Airport. In addition to participating in site visits in Atlanta and San Diego, delegates will learn best practices related to incorporating LEED certification in airport development and operations. 

To connect U.S. businesses to new project opportunities, the itinerary includes two business roundtable discussions:
• Atlanta – 9:45 a.m.-12:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 6 
• San Diego – 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., Thursday, December 7

The delegation includes these senior officials from GACM:
• Sandra González - Deputy Director of Strategic Planning 
• Juan Pablo Durán - Manager of Strategic Planning
• Víctor Manuel Tapia - Deputy Director of Social Programs
• Julio Antonio Díaz - Manager of Environment

Attend one of the roundtables to:
• Meet with Mexico City Airport decision-makers
• Hear about upcoming project opportunities
• Learn about development plans for the new airport
• Form new business partnerships

The GACM delegation has expressed specific interest in:
• Energy reduction and conservation mechanisms
• Waste management and recycling
• Water quality and conservation
• Air quality and emission control
• Natural resources management
• LEED certification requirements, recommendations, and lessons learned
• Community engagement

The American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) is organizing the RTM on behalf of USTDA. For further information, or to participate in one of the roundtables (no charge to participate), please contact Holly Ackerman, director - international affairs, AAAE, at Be sure to email complete participant contact information: name, title, company, phone, fax and email address; and indicate which roundtable you plan to attend. Seating is limited, so don’t delay.