Businesswomen's Trade Mission

  • Monday, November 12, 2018
  • Friday, November 16, 2018
  • Monterrey, Mexico

Organization of Women in

International Trade


Monterrey, Mexico November 12 – 16, 2018

Automotive • Aerospace • Information and Communications Technology

Monterrey: “The Industrial Capital of Mexico” located in Northern Mexico, one of the regions with the largest presence of automotive and aerospace manufacturing companies and home of notable Software and ICT companies in Latin America.


This distinctive businesswomen’s trade mission will present an ideal platform to meet with representatives of clusters, industry executives and government officials who are instrumental in the business community.

The aim of the mission is to exchange trade intelligence and knowledge, and connect with prospective clients and business partners through meetings tailored to each company’s individual needs.                                                 

This is a women’s trade mission designed to assist early stage and growth- oriented manufacturing and service provider companies in getting an inside perspective on supply chain opportunities.


OWIT Members:        C $600

Non- members:         C $750


  • Seat at the Plenary Roundtable Sessions
  • Individual Matchmaking Agenda
  • Transportation to Clusters Tours
  • Networking Lunches
  • Cocktail Evening Reception
  • Optional Complimentary Group Tour
  • Preferential Hotel Rate

    Mission participants are responsible for their own travel and accommodation costs and local ground transportation to and from tailored matchmaking meetings and networking events.

    Participation is limited to a select number of companies, associations and agencies. 

    To register, email Fawzia Sheikh at 

    Please send your cheque or money order to:


    P.O. Box 715

    31 Adelaide Street East

    Toronto, ON M5C 2J8

    For questions and inquiries please contact Alma Farias, Trade Partners at Tel. 416 458 6852

    Monday, Nov 12

    Arrival in Monterrey

    Briefing session

    Tuesday, Nov 13

    Official Opening

    Plenary Roundtable Sessions by Sector

    Networking Lunch

    B2B Appointments with prospective clients and Business Partners- Individual Matchmaking Agenda

    Wednesday, Nov 14

    Automotive Cluster tour

    Aerospace Cluster Tour

    Software and ICT Cluster Tour

    Networking lunch by groups

    B2B Appointments with prospective

    clients and Business Partners- Individual

    Matchmaking Agenda

    Cocktail evening reception hosted by Canadian Chamber of Commerce and Consulate General of Canada

    Thursday, Nov 15

    Optional Complimentary Group Tour to Grutas de García (Garcia Caves)- Beautiful rock formations inside a mountain

    Lunch included

    Friday, Nov 16

    Return to Toronto


    • Market Opportunities in Mexican Automotive Supply Chain for Tier 2 and 3 suppliers:  The best opportunities for Canadian companies may lie in the stamping, foundry, forging, die casting, tooling and automation equipment, and machining subsectors; in plastics; injection, extruded and blow molded parts; and in electronic assemblies and wiring.
    • Growth of 11% is expected in Mexico’s aerospace industry this year to bring the total value of annual exports to US $8 billion, also with opportunities for Tier 2 and 3 suppliers
    • Over the next decade, the country is planning to spend $600-billion in infrastructure investment
    • The ICT sector in Mexico is worth $46.6 billion and 42% corresponds to telecommunications services. The IT sector alone is worth close to $27 billion. Mexico is a gateway to Latin America, and can therefore provide a base for Canadian ICT firms that want to open up new markets in South and Central America, and the Caribbean.

    Funding Programs:

    CanExport- Global Affairs Canada Government Funding provides assistance to small and mid-sized businesses developing new markets.

    The Ontario government provides funds to help Ontario small and medium-sized enterprises export their Ontario-based goods or services to markets internationally.

    The Export Market Access Program is funded by the Government of Ontario and is administered by the Ontario Chamber of Commerce.


    We gratefully acknowledge our Canadian supporters


    Thank you to our Mexican supporters



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