Important Information for ISTAT Latin America Forum

ISTAT looks forward to welcoming you to Colombia. To help maximize your experience, please thoroughly review the information below.


All educational sessions and networking events take place at the Hilton Bogotá unless otherwise specified.

Hilton Bogotá
Cra. 7 #72-41
Bogotá, Colombia

Badge Pick-up

Attendees must wear a badge to gain access to all ISTAT events. Badges can be picked up at the entrance of the Platinum Ballroom Foyer.

Wednesday, 15 November: 14:00 - 19:00
Thursday, 16 November: 8:30 - 17:00

Guest Registration

Attendees may make last-minute spouse and/or guest registrations during the forum. Guests must be a significant other or family member who is not currently employed by the aircraft trading industry. The $200 fee includes access to the evening events, but does not include access to sessions, breaks and lunches. Badges are required to attend the events.

Networking Events

Wednesday, 15 November
ISTAT Golf Outing at the San Andrés Golf Club
9:15 - Transportation departs hotel lobby
Pre-registration required

Wednesday, 15 November
Welcome Reception
Sponsored by Boeing
17:30 - 19:00
Hilton Bogotá | Levels Bar and Pool Terrace
Kickoff the event by sipping cocktails poolside at the evening welcome reception. Conveniently located at the Hilton Bogotá, this lively upscale bar and pool terrace offers a great atmosphere to network with industry insiders.

Thursday, 16 November
Networking Reception
Sponsored by ADD Intelligence in Aviation sa de cv
17:00 - 18:30
Hilton Bogotá | Levels Bar and Pool Terrace
The majestic Andes mountains provide the perfect backdrop for colleagues looking to reconnect after a day of educational sessions. Discuss the most interesting topics and speakers while enjoying light hors d'oeuvres and drinks.

Thursday, 16 November
Networking Dinner
Sponsored by ADD Intelligence in Aviation sa de cv
19:00 - 21:00
Local By Rausch
Spend the evening enjoying contemporary Colombian dishes with fellow aviation colleagues at this local spot. It's an ideal time to make new, lasting business connections.

Friday, 17 November
Walking Tour (includes lunch)
Sponsored by VLF Aviation Services, LLC
9:15 - Depart hotel lobby
Pre-registration required

ISTAT extends its sincerest appreciation to all the ISTAT Latin America Forum sponsors.

Airport Information

It is approximately a 25 minute car ride to the Hilton Bogotá from the El Dorado International Airport. Click here for directions to the hotel.


Unlike other South American countries, the U.S. dollar is not always accepted in Colombia. Be prepared to use Colombian pesos, the official currency, throughout the trip.


Make sure to keep an eye on the forecast before you takeoff! View the upcoming weather.

Safe travels and we'll see you in Colombia!

For questions, contact ISTAT Headquarters at or +1.312.321.5169.


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