|Security Trade Mission to Mexico -- Architectural/Constr./Engineering SVC, Airport/Ground Support Eq., Computer Software, Computer Services, Defense Industry Eq., Laboratory Scientific Instruments, Port/Shipbuilding Eq., Security/Safety Eq., Transportation Serv. (other than Aviation)|
This Safety and Security Trade Mission is being offered at a time when security concerns in Mexico are reaching new heights. Public and private sector investment in safety and security services and equipment is growing and US companies can expect excellent sales prospects in the Mexican market. Participating companies will have a chance to meet with the country's leading distributors in safety and security equipment to forge new partnerships. Matchmaking services and high-level topical briefings will be provided to all participants. Given its dominance in this sector, Mexico City is the main stop on the mission. Many of the country's top distributors are based in this market. The timing of this mission will allow new to market companies the chance to identify sales reps and distributors in time for Mexico's leading security trade show, Expo Seguridad, to be held in mid April. Northern Mexico has felt the brunt of recent outbreaks in violence given the tensions among drug trafficking organizations. Monterrey, Mexico's northern financial and manufacturing center, is at the crossroads of illegal activities, and businesses and government entities alike are quickly ramping up security measures. The roads from Monterrey north have become a fertile ground for hijackings, kidnappings and other crimes. Thus, a second stop of this trade mission is being offered to Monterrey, where participants will learn about the ever-changing security horizon and local market opportunities. Logistics and supply chain protection, plant and facility security afford best prospects in this market.
|Dinah McDougall, OIO - Training Complement|
|Silvia Cardenas, Mexico City|