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June 30, 2009

Invest in Spain: Business Opportunities in Aerospace

Speakers for this event:
  • Vanessa Guerrero,  Investor Services Manager (Aerospace Sector), Invest in Spain  Learn More
  • Alberto Gutiérrez, Head of Global Supply Chain & Industrial Operations (Airbus),
        EADS-CASA  Learn More
  • José Alcocer, Managing Director, AC&S SLU a Company of the ESG Group  Learn More
  • Invest in Spain: Business Opportunities in Aerospace

    The main goal of this seminar is to present the Spanish Aerospace industry and the investment opportunities that it offers for foreign companies. Thus, we will highlight the main drivers that have allowed the development of the industry in Spain and the plans that the Spanish administrations have created to foster the sector.

    Another important aspect of the seminar will be the international aerospace programs in which Spain takes part, mainly those developed by EADS and Airbus. Thus, a part of the presentation will be devoted to the facilities and activities of this group in Spain.


    We will also highlight the following business opportunities detected in the Spanish aeronautics industry:


    - Avionics


    - ATM systems


    - Aerostructures and composites


    - Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul centers


    - Training Centers


    - Unmanned Aircraft Vehicles for civil uses


    Regarding the space industry, we will get to know about the presence in Spain of the company Thales Alenia Space, a leading European supplier of space components and systems that has been working in Spain over 20 years.  


    This webinar is addressed to CEOs, VPs, Business Development, Operations and Strategy Managers from foreign enterprises seeking to set up or expand their business in Spain.

    The webinar is open to companies interested in both the international programs that are being developed in Spain (A380, A400M, Eurofighter Typhoon, Eurocopter, etc.) and the business opportunities that will be highlighted in the presentation, for example:

    • Avionics
    • ATM Systems
    • Aerostructures and composites
    • MRO CentersTraining Centers
    • UAVs

    Ms. Vanessa Guerrero,  Investor Services Manager (Aerospace Sector), Invest in Spain  

    Vanessa Guerrero holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Translation and Interpreting and a Master’s Degree in Business Internationalization.


    She has worked at INVEST IN SPAIN since 2006. From 2007 on, she has been in charge of the Aerospace sector, working with foreign companies willing to start activities in Spain within this industry. Prior to this, she was working one year in the Investment Department of the Spanish Foreign Trade Commission in New York, where she dealt with both Spanish Investment Projects in the North-East area of the US and Investment Projects from companies all around the United States in Spain.


    Previously, she was working for the Spanish bank BBVA and in the marketing department of the Spanish Tourist Office in Frankfurt am Main (Germany).

    Alberto Gutiérrez, Head of Global Supply Chain & Industrial Operations (Airbus), EADS-CASA  

    Mr. Alberto Gutiérrez has been 23 years working for the European Group EADS, working in several areas of the company, such as IT, Programme and Project Management and Manufacturing.


    Up to July 2007, he was responsible for the definition of the global MTAD (Military Transport Aircraft Division) supply chain strategy and Head of Military Production for MAS (Military Air System). From that date on, he has been the Head of Global Supply Chain & Industrial Operations of Airbus Spain.


    Others charges he has hold are: Responsible for hardware production at CASA, responsible for hardware delivery to the customer, Responsible for the whole supply chain on Eurofighter R/H wing, Head of Eurofigher Production Spain, etc.

    José Alcocer, Managing Director, AC&S SLU a Company of the ESG Group  

    As Managing Director of AC&S SLU, José runs the day-to-day operations of the company and is responsible for developing and implementing the company’s strategic plan in the Spanish aerospace industry.


    Before settling in Spain, José spent 3 years in AC&S’ headquarters in Germany, where he was responsible for identifying and developing business opportunities in Spain, he then led the process of starting up AC&S’ Spanish subsidiary, AC&S SLU, which was founded in 2007.


    Today, AC&S SLU employs 33 people of 7 nationalities in Madrid and Seville and enjoys a healthy growth due to its offering of Engineering, Training and Consulting services to a prosperous Spanish Aerospace Industry. Furthermore, since the incorporation of AC&S into the ESG Group in November 2008, the company possesses a greater portfolio of technology-based products and services which is now looking to introduce into the Spanish market.


    INVEST IN SPAIN is the leading Government organization that supports foreign companies seeking to set up or expand their business in Spain. The organization provides comprehensive, efficient and confidential consultation at no cost during all stages of the investment process, from planning and evaluation, to start-up and post-investment services.

    The services include the provision of information, analysis and tailor-made reports on a wide range of topics including project costs, tax and incentives, administrative procedures, etc. The dedicated and professional guidance is guaranteed by assigning a project manager to the case who will become the long-term strategic partner.

    Being fully committed with the aerospace industry, INVEST IN SPAIN is focused on highlighting the strengths and encouraging the development of aerospace in Spain, working closely with the national network of regional promotion agencies and the main actors of the aerospace sector in Spain.

    For more information about Spain, visit www.investinspain.org/

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