FIDAE – Santiago, Chile

Coverage in SADJ
FIDAE 2010
FIDAE 2012

Location
Aeropuerto Internacional Arturo Merino Benitez
Pudahuel
Santiago de Chile

Contact
International Air & Space Fair
Arturo Merino Benitez Airport
Av. Diego Barros Ortiz 2300
Pudahuel – Santiago Chile
P.O. Box 2176,
Sucursal Plaza de Armas, Zip Code 8329200
Phone: (56-2) 8739752 – Fax: (56-2) 8739779
Email: central@fidae.cl
www.fidae.cl

Next Show
March 29- April 3, 2016

Show focus
Air Defense Technologies and exhibits of military and security technologies (land, sea, and air). With 16 exhibitions and more than thirty years of experience, this exhibition has been recognized as one of the most important worldwide and it has demonstrated to be a recognized aerospace and defense business platform in Latin America, for its infrastructure and the customized service that its staff provides. With more than 30 years experience, FIDAE provides the cutting-edge technology available in the following areas: Civil-Commercial Aviation, Defense, Aircraft Maintenance, Airport Equipment & Services, Space Technology and Homeland Security.

Dress
Business attire recommended.

Weather
Santiago can be visited comfortably any time of the year.

Hotel Hints
Santiago has a number of luxury hotel brands in the wealthier neighborhoods northeast of the city center (Las Condes). There are also several luxury hotels located in City Center, and Providencia. Go to www.tripadvisor.com for user reviews and ratings on hotels.

Power & Plug Types
Power: 220 V / 60 Hz. Plugs: Type A & C (North American/Japanese 2-blade Electrical Adapter Plug and European 2-pin Electrical Adapter Plug).

Country warnings
Check visa and vaccination requirements before your trip. Santiago is relatively secure, but caution (with pickpockets) is recommended around Plaza de Armas.

Cultural Hints
Primary language: Spanish. Restaurants usually have smoking and non-smoking sections, so remember to ask for your preference. Lunch and dinner are eaten later, after 1:30pm and 8:30pm, respectively.

Tourism
The capital of Chile is one of the most recommended cities for tourism and business trips within South America, as it has modern buildings, leading-edge technology, quality comforts, hotels and convention centers able to host 7,000 delegates and customized companies from the event industry. An advanced expansion in communications allows you to be connected with your work and home.

A great panorama outside of the outskirts of Santiago is to participate in the eleven available routes for a trip to the wine country; from the winemaking process to the wine tasting principles. During the routes, you will notice the wine properties, vineyard countryside and charming towns that will get you closer to the history and to the traditions of the Chilean rural world.

Santiago’s nightlife leans toward restaurants and rowdy bars, particularly around Bella Vista and Providencia. At the east sector of Santiago, you can find different shopping centers with all the wares that a tourist may need, from the best cloth shops to the most sophisticated restaurants that are in the boulevards of these centers located at the high sector of the capital.

Tourism Contact
Company Turismo Cocha S.A.
Field Agencia De Viajes/Travel Agency
Contact Information:
María Cecilia Herrera
Title Coordinadora
Email MHERRERA@COCHA.COM
Phone: 56-2-4641955.

Tipping
Most restaurants add 10% gratuity, but it is customary to leave more if you receive good service. Taxi Drivers: short runs are not typically tipped. Hotel Porters: around 500 pesos per bag. Housekeeping: 500 pesos per day.

Currency
Official Currency: The peso is the currency of Chile. The current peso has circulated since 1975, with a previous version circulating between 1817 and 1960. Be sure to visit www.xe.com for current exchange rate information. 1 Chilean peso = 0.0021 US dollars

Getting around
The majority of Chilean cabs are metered, but fares vary. Upon arrival to the International Terminal, and after clearing Customs, there is a counter that offers official taxi and shuttle service from the airport and Santiago. Arrange with your hotel for transfers.