Friends: Through these words, I have once again the honor to congratulate the organizers of the 10th version of Expo Naval and 5th of Trans-Port, performed by the Chilean Navy and FISA since 1998, with the strong support of the Government of Chile. This is the most important naval defense fair of Latin America. And it is an opportunity to welcome all who attend both events. These international exhibitions are a privileged space to promote our country inextricably linked to the sea by geography, by history and by economic opportunity. It is a platform for the development of the naval and maritime industry, and are essential to project Chile as a bridge between the Pacific South America and the Atlantic South America, a key aspect in our foreign policy towards the region. Exponaval and Trans-Port facilitate the meeting of product, system, equipment and service offers from the Defense Naval and Maritime sector with official delegations of the Armed Forces of Latin America and the maritime and port sectors in other countries, thereby helping to forge even closer links between the navies of fraternal countries and strengthen economic links that bind our nations. I would also like to congratulate you on the International Congress "Sustainability Challenges of Naval and Maritime Industry". Undoubtedly, the debate to be held there allow us to better address the challenges facing shipping and maritime industry in the twenty-first century. Taking care of our oceans will be crucial not only for our economic projection, but also for the quality of life of current and future generations. As a maritime country, Chile has assumed a leadership position in the formation of international agreements and the creation of Marine Protected Areas. My best wishes for success. I reiterate my warmest welcome to Chile and to the main naval and maritime trading platform in the region.
Both fairs are important platforms for promoting regional and international relations in the defense field and for the growth of the associated naval and maritime industry. The Government of Chile, specially through the Ministry of National Defense will continue to support the efforts to make its fairs of naval defense and maritime and port increasingly larger and more representative.
Airbus DS Optronics GmbH / Airbus Helicopters Cono Sur S.A. / AMERIS / ASMAR SHIPYARDS
Atlas Elektronik GmbH / BAE SYSTEMS PLC / CALZADOS ROBUSTA / Caleuche
CHINA NATIONAL PRECISION MACHINERY IMPORT & EXPORT CORPORATION-CPMIEC
Comando de Industria Militar e Ingenieria / COMPAÑIA DE PETROLEO DE CHILE COPEC S.A
COTECMAR / CRISTANINI SPA / DCI / DCNS / DETROIT CHILE S.A.
DISEÑO EHO TRADING LIMITADA / DIT - Defence and Security Organisation / DTS LTDA / DYMEQ
ECA / ELBIT SYSTEMS LTD. / PUERTO SAN ANTONIO-EPSA / FISA S.A. / EURONAVAL
FERROSTAAL CHILE SAC / FIDAE 2018 / Servicio Aerofotogramétrico (SAF)
Empresa Nacional de Aeronáutica (ENAER)/ Academia Politécnica Aeronáutica (APA)
Comando Logístico, Departamento de Desarrollo de Proveedores (CLOG.PROV) / FN HERSTAL
Fr. Lürssen Werft GmbH & Co. KG / GICAN / Harris / STAHLWILLE CHILE / IMI SYSTEMS Ltd.
ISRAEL AEROSPACE INDUSTRIES, IAI / IXBLUE / Kelvin Hughes Limited / L-3 / LENOARDO
LLOYD´S REGISTER / Lockheed Martin / MAN Diesel & Turbo Chile Ltda. / MBDA / Metal Shark
MONCH TECMIL NAVAL FORCES / Nanjing Research Institute of Electronics Engineering
Nautel / NAVANTIA / PUERTOS Y LOGISTICA S.A. / Puerto Ventanas S.A. / QINETIQ
Quantum Marine / RAFAEL-ADVANCED DEFENSE SYSTEMS LTD. / RAM-SYSTEM GMBH
REPUESTOS Y SERVICIOS INDUSMAR LTDA. / ROBINSON MARINE ELECTRONICS SA
ROCKWELL COLLINS / ROSOBORONEXPORT JSC / SAAB AB / Safe Boats
SAES-Sociedad Anónima de Electrónica Submarina / SAFRAN ELECTRONICS & DEFENCE
SIMA PERU S.A. / SISDEF LTDA / TATTERSALL MAQUINARIAS / TECHNO POINTS CHILE LTDA.
TERMINAL CERROS DE VALPARAISO S.A. / THALES / Thyssenkrupp Marine Systems
TRANSAS AMERICAS / ULTRAMAR AGENCIA MARITIMA LTDA / CATHELCO. / VARD Marine
ViaSat, Inc. / WARTSILA CHILE LTDA. / WAVES CHILE / Weibel Scientific