Written by: Nicole Prybula
By popular demand from its members, the GACC South hosted a business delegation trip to Mexico from November 9th-13th, 2015. Following the accelerated interest and recent wave of investment to Mexico’s automotive market, which has made Mexico the world’s seventh largest producer of cars, the delegation focused on the automotive industry.
During the delegation trip, ten delegates, comprised of business representatives and economic developers, established partnerships with key market players and increased their understanding of Mexico’s automotive market.
Starting in Mexico City, the delegation was welcomed by the Mexican Secretariat of Economy and the Mexican Association for the Automotive Industry. During expert roundtables, the groups discussed Mexico’s economic and political framework.
In Puebla, the delegates visited major industry leaders such as Volkswagen de Mexico, CEDUAL, Seglo Logistics and the new Audi de Mexico training center in San Jose Chiapa.
The delegation also visited industrial parks in the states of Tlaxcala, Queretaro and San Luis Potosi, and met with the Ministries of the states of Tlaxcala and San Luis Potosi.
Throughout the busy week, delegates gained an exclusive insight into ‘doing business in Mexico’, and formed valuable connections with industry leaders that will be expanded into the future.
Thank you to the German Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Mexico for their collaboration in organizing this trip, and to all of the participating companies for their support.
As the Southern U.S. continues to play a key role in connecting businesses to Latin America, the German American Chambers of Commerce of the United States, Inc. looks forward to establishing an international trade mission next year as well, targeting another Central or South American country.