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Detailed Event Information For Automechanika PAACE Mexico City 2014 (TFC Event) Detailed Event Information For Automechanika PAACE Mexico City 2014 (TFC Event)
Automechanika PAACE Mexico City 2014 (TFC Event) -- Automotive Parts/Services Eq., Computer Software, Machine Tools/Metalworking Eq., Process Controls - Industrial, Used/Reconditioned Eq.
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Location/Date: Mexico City, Mexico 07/16/2014 - 07/18/2014
Event Summary:
PAACE Automechanika Mexico is Mexico and Central America's most important automotive trade show. Held annually in Mexico City, the event draws thousands of attendees in the automotive industry. Held in conjunction with the International Week of the Automotive Industry and with the support of important industry associations, PAACE Automechanika Mexico has become a growing platform for automotive business in the Mexican and Central American markets. With key domestic and international manufacturers as exhibitors, PAACE Automechanika Mexico is the ultimate platform for sourcing domestic and international products and suppliers. In addition the thousands of products, services and resources available on the exhibit hall floor, PAACE Automechanika Mexico offers valuable education and training, unmatched business solutions, exciting networking events and more. Sales Potential – Mexico expects to capture US$ 230 million in automotive investment. Leading states are Puebla, Estado de Mexico, Aguascalientes, Guanajuato, Sonora, Coahuila, Chihuahua, Morelos, and San Luis Potosi. Expansion plans were fundamental to local automakers such as General Motors, Ford, Chrysler, Volkswagen, Nissan, and Honda. The new players are Mazda, BMW, and Audi. In the production of new automotive parts, assembly plants are now requiring that their suppliers be as close as possible to them in order to reduce inventory volumes and to facilitate just-in-time delivery during the assembly process. This shift in production areas has forced many U.S. first and second-tier suppliers to move to these new areas so that they can produce at lower costs, reduce freight and handling expenses, and deliver parts and components very quickly in a JIT program. This trend opens a new field of opportunity to U.S. suppliers of production machinery and equipment, materials, pre-assembled components, molds and tooling, cutting tools, automation process equipment, raw materials, engineering and design, and in many cases, finished parts, and accessories sold through local representatives or distributors. PRODUCT CATEGORIES AND SUBCATEGORIES - Parts & Systems, Accessories & Tuning, Repair & Maintenance IT & Management Service Station & car wash. Value Added Services - The U.S. Commercial Service is actively promoting this event in Mexico and the Caribbean. Commercial Service staff from Mexico City will be available at the exhibition to assist U.S. firms with their export needs. Value Added Services include: Buyer matchmaking (B2B), Counseling by U.S. Commercial Service International Trade Specialists, and other U.S. government specialists, either in person or prior to the exhibition (B2G), pre-show dissemination of market research to U.S. exhibitors. U.S. exhibitors interested in B2G appointments should contact Monica Toporkiewicz (see contact information below). Supplying Mexico's Automotive Market – Webinar April 30 Webinar will provide valuable insight from U.S. Commercial Service Specialists about the Mexican Automotive Market, including industry demand, trends, entry strategies, business culture & security. Learn how U.S. companies can leverage the PAACE Automechanika Mexico show to grow their business in Mexico and Central America. Contact Monica Toporkiewicz (see contact information below).

Contacts:
Monica Martinez, Mexico City
Commercial Specialist
Phone: 52-55-5080-2000 x 5218
Monica.Martinez@trade.gov
Yazmin Rojas, Monterrey
Commercial Specialist
Phone: 52-81-8047-3290
Yazmin.Rojas@trade.gov
Michael Thompson, Trade Event Programs
International Trade Specialist
Phone: 202-482-0671
Michael.Thompson@trade.gov
Rebecca Torres, Mexico City
Commercial Officer
Phone: (52) 55-5080-2191
rebecca.torres@trade.gov
Alicia Zayas, Guadalajara
Commercial Assistant
Phone: 52-33-3615-1140
Alicia.Zayas@trade.gov