The Minority Business Development Agency (MDBA) encourages minority-owned firms to attend the upcoming “Trade Winds Forum–the Americas” business forum and trade mission in Mexico City, Mexico from April 5-12, 2011.
The combination trade mission and business conference includes the pan-American (North, Central and South) business forum consisting of regional and industry specific conference sessions, as well as pre-arranged consultation with 14 U.S. Commercial Service Senior Commercial Officers representing markets throughout the Western Hemisphere.
The trade mission will provide participants with substantive knowledge and strategies for entering or expanding their business across the Western Hemisphere, specifically Mexico.
The trade mission is open to a variety of companies across industries, but those in energy, defense and aerospace, telecommunications and information technology, environmental technologies, medical equipment, safety and security equipment, automotive parts and service equipment and logistics and transportation will have the greatest opportunity.
The goal of the mission is to help participating U.S. companies find potential partners, agents, distributors and joint venture partners in Mexico, laying the foundation for successful long-term ventures.
Minority-owned firms currently are twice as likely to export compared to non-minority-owned firms and the top three export locations include: Mexico, Brazil and the Dominican Republic. This forum provides an opportunity to expand business and increase opportunities in Mexico and the Western Hemisphere.