Businesswomen's Trade Mission

  • Monday, February 26, 2018
  • Friday, March 02, 2018
  • Monterrey, Mexico




Organization of Women in

International Trade

BUSINESSWOMEN’S TRADE MISSION


Monterrey, Mexico February 26 – March 2, 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.


MISSION OBJECTIVE


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.




PARTICIPATION FEE

OWIT Members:        C $600


Non- members:         C $750


Includes:

  • 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. The closing date for registration is December 29th, 2017.

    To register, email Fawzia Sheikh at fawzia@idirect.com 


    Please send your cheque or money order to:

    OWIT-Toronto

    P.O. Box 715

    31 Adelaide Street East

    Toronto, ON M5C 2J8


    For questions and inquiries please contact Alma Farias, Trade Partners at afarias@tradepartners.ca Tel. 416 458 6852
     PROGRAM


    Monday, Feb 26

    Arrival in Monterrey

    Briefing session


    Tuesday, Feb 27

    Official Opening

    Plenary Roundtable Sessions by Sector

    Networking Lunch

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


    Wednesday, Feb 28

    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, March 1

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

    Lunch included



    Friday, March 2

    Return to Toronto


    WHY MEXICO MATTERS

    • 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.





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