A decision on merging the IAADFS trade show and ASUTIL conference is expected before next March.

ASUTIL  Secretary General José Luis Donagaray tells The Latin America Report a series of studies on the feasibility of a merge will be soon wrapping up, and a decision is expected in the early part of 2017.

Donagaray says if the events are combined, he believes the location will change frequently, as opposed to the consistent location of the IAADFS, which has primarily been held every year in Orlando. ASUTIL is held at a different location each year.

Also, Donagaray says next month the paperwork and contracts will be signed for the ASUTIL 2017 conference, confirming Rio de Janeiro as the location.