JOIN US IN MEXICO CITY 
Dear International Business Leader:

We are pleased to invite your participation in Global Tampa Bay’s Export Trade Mission to Mexico City, Mexico from April 10 to April 13, 2018. Mexico’s market represents vast opportunity for Tampa Bay companies interested in increasing their footprint in the Latin American market. U.S. goods and services trade with Mexico totaled an estimated $579.1 billion in 2016, of which exports were $262 billion. Mexico ranks as Port Tampa Bay’s 4th largest export destination.

Tampa Bay companies are well-positioned to benefit from these opportunities. The Global Tampa Bay Export Trade Mission will provide you an excellent vehicle to initiate or expand your business profile in Mexico. We encourage you to join this mission as we work together to expand our region’s economic ties with this important Latin American trading partner.

Sincerely,

Craig J. Richard – President and CEO, Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Corporation

Mike Meidel – Director, Pinellas County Economic Development

Bill Cronin – President and CEO, Pasco Economic Development Council

 

SECTORS FOR U.S. EXPORTS

• Aerospace     • Agribusiness     • Automotive parts & supplies     • Cosmetics     • Education & Training     • Electric Power and Renewable     • Energy     • Environmental technologies     • Healthcare products & services     • Medical devices     • Oil & gas     • Packaging machinery industry     • Plastics & resins     • Safety & security     • Telecommunications equipment     • Transportation infrastructure equipment & services     • Travel & tourism     • Water & waste treatment systems

Note: This is a partial list. Mexico has more potential sectors for U.S. companies. All Sectors will receive a formal evaluation.

 

 
FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT: 
Aly Fernandez at afernandez@tampaedc.com, (813) 518-2668
Brent Barkway at bbarkway@pinellascounty.org, (727) 464-7411
Devon Barnett at dbarnett@pascoedc.com, (813) 926-0827 ext. 227

REGISTRATION DEADLINES
Trade/Gold Key Package – February 1, 2018 • Delegate Package – February 16, 2018
No registrations or refunds will be accepted after the deadlines. 

MISSION ITINERARY*

Tuesday, April 10

• Delegation Departs Tampa Bay

• Transfer to hotel for check-in

• Country Commercial Briefing by

U.S. Embassy

• Welcome dinner

Wednesday, April 11

• All Day: One-on-one Gold Key

meetings

• Networking opportunities

• Welcome reception hosted by

the U.S. Ambassador to Mexico

Thursday, April 12

• One-on-one Gold Key

meetings

• Networking Luncheon

• Free time for follow up

meetings

Friday, April 13

• Delegation Departs Mexico

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* Subject to change

 

MISSION COSTS

Trade/Gold Key Package

Primary Company Representative …………… $1,500*

Additional Representatives ……………………. $450 each
*Grants are available to qualified companies.

Package includes:

  • Customized counseling on market entry/expansion strategy
  • Pre-screened one-on-one matchmaking appointments
  • Spanish / English Interpreter
  • Country briefing by U.S. Embassy officials
  • Admission to all mission events
  • Airport transfers in country when traveling on official mission flights
  • Ground transportation to all official mission events

Upon submission of completed Gold Key registration forms, your products/services and objectives will be reviewed for market suitability by U.S. Commercial Service industry experts. Approval takes approximately 2 weeks. You will be asked to confirm your participation at the time of approval.


Delegate Package*

Each Delegate ………………..…………………… $750

Package includes:

  • Country briefing by U.S. Embassy officials
  • Admission to all “group” mission events
  • Airport transfers in country when traveling on official mission flight
  • Ground transportation to all official mission events

*The delegate package does not include matchmaking and we encourage delegates to schedule their own individual appointments during their free time.


TRAVEL ARRANGEMENTS & ESTIMATES  

InterContinental Presidente………………………….. $205 US*

(Includes breakfast & internet. Taxes not included.)

Delta Airlines RT Airfare from Tampa ………….. $464.51*

*Subject to change

**U.S. citizens traveling to Mexico require a valid passport