OWIT-Toronto Trade Mission to Mexico
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OWIT-Toronto Trade Mission to Mexico

Trade mission to Mexico is a voluntary effort from OWIT members to increase the visibility of Canadian exporters in Mexico. All proceeds from the trade mission will go to OWIT- Toronto to continuing education and networking events for women working in international trade.

2018-11-12 to 2018-11-16
When: Monday, November 12, 2018
Where: Monterrey
Contact: Alma Farias

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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.



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.