THE MISSION IN BRIEF
The Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal and its team of international trade experts, the World Trade Centre Montreal, invite you to join a trade mission to Mexico.
For companies seeking to begin the process of developing their business in the country or to speed up their expansion on the territory, this mission will serve as an ideal occasion to seize opportunities the Mexican market has to offer.
Through a program of personalized meetings and high-level networking events, the mission will allow you to meet key players while benefitting from the increased visibility a group mission can provide.
Registration comes with the following advantages:
- A preparatory seminar on doing business in Mexico
- Training on sales pitches
- Four (4) nights lodging planned as part of the program
- All breakfasts
- Networking activities planned as part of the program
- The organization of personalized one-on-one business meetings for each participating company, in addition to the activities organized as part of the general program
- Personalized logistical support throughout your stay
The activity will be held in French and English
Representing the world’s fourteenth largest economy, Mexico is also the second largest economy in Latin America, after Brazil. This OECD member and leading exporter in Latin America has entered into free trade agreements with over forty countries, including the United States and Canada through the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), as well as with the European Union.
Mexico is one of the leading recipients of foreign direct investment in Latin America. The country proudly boasts strong political institutions, as well as a large domestic market, not to mention the existence of world-class Mexican industrial groups (Cemex, Telmex, Pemex, Grupo Modelo, Bimbo, and several others).
Mexico is a key economic partner for Quebec: its fifth largest in the world, and its first in Latin America, according to figures from the Quebec Department of Finance.
While NAFTA allowed for an increase of trade in goods of 58.8% between Quebec and the United States from 1993 to 2011, trade between Quebec and Mexico increased 800% during the same period.
Today, over 600 Quebec companies actively export to Mexico, which is the province’s leading partner in Latin America. A modern country that is open to the world, Mexico is showing solid economic growth and has extensive experience in the business world. Many sectors offer business opportunities that are especially promising.
|A few facts about Mexico
- The world’s 11th largest economy in terms of purchasing power (2013)
- GDP growth of close to 4% in 2012 according to the IMF. According to forecasts, sustained growth is expected for the coming years
- The 2nd largest economy in Latin America
- 16th in the world in terms of the value of its imports (about $370.7 billion USD in 2013 – World CIA Factbook)
- Ranked 5th in terms of worldwide Canadian exports (valued at $5.4 billion USD in 2013 – Statistics Canada)
- A country in which about 2,300 Canadian companies are active (Industry Canada)
- In addition to its NAFTA membership, the country has signed a great number of commercial treaties that link it to many countries in South America, Asia, and the European Union
Why join this mission?
- To broaden your network of contacts to include buyers or potential partners
- To take advantage of a program of personalized business meetings
- To network with high-level executives in Mexico and with other Quebec companies seeking to enter the market
- To define your business development strategy in Mexico based on concrete experience in the field
WHO SHOULD TAKE PART?
- All companies seeking to expand, network, or further develop their business on the Mexican market
- Advisors, researchers, and business service providers (attorneys, accounting firms, consultants)
- More specifically, any business involved in the following sectors:
- Transportation and infrastructure
- Information technology and telecommunications
- Life sciences and medical equipment
- Energy, environment, and green technology
Make contact with key players and seize opportunities resulting from your attendance in our trade mission in Mexico