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A pioneering webinar to bring together Supplier Management representatives from Boeing Defense, Space & Security and Tunisian aerospace manufacturers

By Agence de Promotion de l'Investissement Extérieur (FIPA) - T

In partnership with the Tunisian Foreign Investment Promotion Agency (FIPA) (www.InvestInTunisia.tn), the USAID-financed Business Reform & Competitiveness Project (BRCP) sponsored a pioneering webinar to bring together Supplier Management representatives from Boeing Defense, Space & Security (www.Boeing.com/defense) and Tunisian aerospace manufacturers.

Boeing presented eligibility requirements and a road map for what it takes to become a Boeing supplier, after which FIPA provided an overview of the Tunisian aerospace industry. In this regard, there are over 70 companies in the aerospace industry in Tunisia, primarily supplying European Union markets. FIPA also presented Tunisia's value proposition, driven by a highly competitive cost structure and an excellent traininginfrastructure, which continues to produce highly trained engineers and technical specialists. The presentation also highlighted the cutting edge aerospace production capacity which exists in Tunisia, including a Tunisian light plane manufactured for international markets.

Four Tunisian aerospace companies presented their operations and products. Each company highlighted theirtechnical and quality management capabilities across a broad array of aerospace supply chain activities that included assembly, engineering, metal sheet fabrication, precision mechanics, mechatronics, electronics boxes, aero-structures, wire harnesses, aircraft interiors and technical plastics.

The event provideda unique opportunity for a number of high tech Tunisian enterprises to communicate directly with the US aerospace leader and to receive valuable feedback as they look to expand brand visibility in international markets. As the session came to a close, the representatives of Boeing, FIPA, and the Tunisian companies agreed to continue their dialogue. The webinar represents a successful first step towards the establishment of aerospace business linkages with Boeing.

For more information, please contact:

Mr Beligh Ben Soltane, Marketing & Communication Director ([email protected]), and/or Mr Abdelbasset Ghanmi, Sector Marketing Director ([email protected]), FIPA Tunisia,Ms Eya Chemli, BRCP/Pragma Corp. ([email protected])


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