Automation Alley Trade Mission to Mexico

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Name: Automation Alley Trade Mission to Mexico
Date: October 8, 2017 - October 13, 2017
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Event Description:

Discover how we can expand your business

Expand your business to one of the world’s leading manufacturing powerhouses with help from Automation Alley.

Join our trade mission to Mexico, a nation with an especially strong demand for automotive, advanced materials, cleantech and environmental quality, design, engineering and advanced manufacturing services, IT and information communication technologies.

Participating trade mission companies will travel to San Luis Potosi for business meetings with potential customers and buyers and then head to Leon for the Automotive Supply Forum 2017 held by the Automotive Cluster of Guanajuato.

Our award-winning trade mission program introduces small and medium-size businesses to high-growth markets and opportunities to expand abroad. These missions have generated over $783 million in export sales for local companies.

Automation Alley trade missions are supported by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation.

Michigan Economic Development Corporation

Participation is limited to 10 companies. Register by August 20, 2017. The cost to participate is $4,995 for members and $5,995 for non-members. Price includes international airfare (originating from Detroit Metro), hotels, internal transportation, matchmaking meetings in San Luis Potosi, business briefings, welcome receptions and tours. If attending the Automotive Supply Forum, a basic booth and entry to the show are included (booth graphics not included).

Be sure to ask us about the State Trade Expansion Program (STEP) to see if your company qualifies for funding that can be applied toward the cost of our mission.

For more information or to register, call 248-457-3283 or email Lisa Lasser at

Why Attend an Automation Alley Trade Mission?

Get Results: Automation Alley trade missions have thus far generated $783 million in export sales for company participants while creating 4,350 local jobs (direct and indirect).

Save Time and Money: Automation Alley trade missions offer a significant savings to companies doing business abroad.

Meet the Right People: Meet directly with buyers of your products. Matchmaking meetings will place you directly in touch with potential end users, agent/distributors, joint-venture partners, technology licensees, and key players that you need to know to successfully break into Mexico’s market.

Learn from the Experts: Attend business receptions and meet with government officials and business leaders whom will share their firsthand insights about the opportunities and challenges of doing business in Mexico.

Why Mexico?

  • Michigan’s second-largest market overseas (behind only Canada) with $12 billion in exports being shipped to Mexico last year alone
  • Latin America’s second-largest economy and world’s 11th most populous nation
  • Automobile production projected to reach 4 million in 2018 and 5 million by 2020 
  • Mexico’s free trade agreements with 45 countries (including NAFTA) spanning three continents provide U.S. companies with preferential access to an additional one billion consumers equaling 60 percent of global GDP
  • Wide gaps in Mexico’s major industrial and manufacturing supply chains offer U.S. companies enormous opportunities for expansion

Why Attend the Automotive Supply Forum 2017?

  • Share your products and technologies with 2,500 suppliers, 170 buyers and over 10,000 visitors.
  • Network with 283 exhibiting companies and 4,000 participating companies.
  • In 2016, more than 5,000 business appointments were generated and more than $89 million were generated in actual sales.

For more information or to register, call 248-457-3283 or email Lisa Lasser at

San Luis Potosi and Guanajuato, Mexico
Date/Time Information:
October 8-13, 2017
Contact Information:
Lisa Lasser
 Members: $4,995      Non-members: $5,995  
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