Montréal, May 4, 2015 – The Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal and its team of international trade experts, the World Trade Centre Montréal, have concluded a second successful trade mission to Mexico. Six companies from different sectors took part in this trade mission from April 27 to 30. Companies participating in the trade mission had the chance to attend a seminar at the Embassy of Canada in Mexico about the country’s business opportunities, legal protections and major reforms. They were also able to network with a number of businesses and organizations, including the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Mexico and the Quebec Government Office in Mexico.
“Mexico is a very attractive market for local businesses because it combines the vitality of an emerging market with the structure and predictability of an advanced economy,” said Michel Leblanc, President and CEO of the Board of Trade. “It is a market of 120 million people with a growing middle class and a country that we have a free trade agreement with. Prospects for economic growth for the next few years are above the average for Latin American countries.”
“Mexico is one of our priority destinations, and we receive many inquiries from businesses about it,” Michel Leblanc said. “In addition to this trade mission, we have organized five activities about Mexico since 2013, including a seminar on business opportunities earlier in April. In spite of the interest in new agreements with Korea and the European Union, we intend to continue solidifying relations with Mexico.”
“The interest of Quebec businesses in the Mexican market and the success of this trade mission demonstrate the positive impact of having a Québec Government Office in Mexico, which has been in place since 1980,” said Éric R. Mercier, Quebec Delegate General to Mexico. “It is important for the Government of Quebec to support the international influence of Quebec companies and economic development in general. This trade mission was an excellent opportunity to support businesses in their efforts abroad.”
“The World Trade Centre Montréal team created potential business opportunities in Mexico for Lovepac,” said Rob Sibthorpe, President of Lovepac. “And the trade mission offered a business environment conducive to developing and reinforcing many creative trade ties.”
“We met with Bridgestone Mexico, a company we believe has strong partnership potential,” said Philip Kayal, from the company Rogitex. “Bridgestone is the world’s leading manufacturer of tires and products derived from rubber.”
“For Super Remover, the Mexican market seems much more welcoming and receptive than the American market,” said Sébastien Plourde, President of Super Remover. “The Mexican market is open to the idea that a Quebec company recognized in its category with a strong trademark can conquer the country as it has done in Canada.”
The following companies participated in this trade mission:
- Maeva Investments
- Rogitex International
- CIMA LTCI
- Mello Foods
- Super Remover
About the trade mission to Mexico
The trade mission to Mexico was organized by the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal’s team of experts in international trade. It took place from April 27 to 30, 2015.
About the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal
The Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal has over 7,000 members. Its mission is to be the voice of Montréal’s business community and to promote the city’s prosperity. It is involved in key areas of economic development, advocating a philosophy of action based on engagement, credibility, proactivity, collaboration and innovation. The Board of Trade also offers a range of specialized services to individuals and to business of all sizes to support them in their growth at home and abroad.
About the World Trade Centre Montréal
With the help of its World Trade Montréal experts, the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal offers international trade services to the extended business community, with the support of Canada Economic Development.
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Michelle LLambias Meunier
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Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal
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