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Clayton & McKervey

This is a virtual trade mission to Mexico.

Date/Time Information:
Trade Mission Dates:
Sept. 21-25, 2020
Registration Deadline: August 7, 2020

Contact Information:
Contact Automation Alley's International Business Services Manager Lisa Lasser at 248-457-3283 or
Send an Email

Member Price: $1000
Non Member Price: $1500

Event Description:
Not the Time for International Travel? Perfect Time for Business!

Expand your business into the world's second-largest market for U.S. exports with help from Automation Alley. Join our virtual* trade mission to Mexico, a nation with a strong demand for the following Michigan-made products, services and technologies:

Automotive components and supplies
Design, engineering and manufacturing services
Environmental technologies
Healthcare and medical
IT and information communication technologies
Why Mexico:

As Michigan's second-largest market overseas (behind Canada), $20 billion in exports were shipped to Mexico last year alone.
It is the world's 10th most populous nation with 132 million consumers.
Mexico is the world's fifteenth-biggest economy and Latin America's second-largest economy.
Mexico's multiple free trade agreements with 46 countries (including the USMCA) spans three continents and encompasses 60% of global GDP.
The nation is a manufacturing powerhouse in aerospace, automotive and electronics.
Competitive advantages include a highly skilled yet low-wage workforce, excellent product quality, inexpensive transportation costs and geographic proximity to the U.S.
Wide gaps in Mexico's supply chains offer U.S. companies significant opportunities for expansion.

Why Join Automation Alley's First-Ever Virtual Trade Mission:

Virtual matchmaking meetings from the comfort of your home or office will place you directly in touch with potential buyers and end users of your products, services and technologies. This includes the companies participating in the annual Automotive Supply Forum in Guanajuato.
Meet the key players you need to know to be successful in Mexico. Business meetings and conferences with government officials and business and industry leaders who will share their firsthand insights about the opportunities and challenges of doing business there.
Automation Alley's award-winning trade mission program (including the President's "E Star" Award) introduces small and medium-size businesses to high-growth markets and opportunities to expand abroad. These missions are results orientated, having generated nearly $1.5 billion in export sales for past companies and the creation of 7350 local jobs.
This trade mission is made possible in partnership with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC). Be sure to ask about Michigan's State Trade Expansion Program (MI-STEP), which may qualify your company to receive up to a 50% reimbursement for the costs of participating in our mission.

Participation is limited to 10 companies and the deadline to register is August 7, 2020. The cost to participate is $1,000 for Automation Alley members and $1,500 for non-members. The price includes business briefings by the U.S. Embassy and Mexican trade organizations, matchmaking meetings and translators.

For more information or to register, please contact Lisa Lasser, Automation Alley's International Business Services Manager, at or 248-457-3283.

*The global pandemic has placed constraints on international travel but not on international business. Under normal circumstances, visiting in person is key to gaining a foothold in new markets overseas. Given the current conditions, Automation Alley's Virtual Trade Mission will take advantage of today's virtual meeting platforms that will place you in contact with potential business partners throughout Mexico.

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