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United around the globe to foster international trade and the advancement of women in business.

Businesswomen's Trade Mission

  • Monday, February 04, 2019
  • Friday, February 08, 2019
  • Monterrey, Mexico

Organization of Women in International Trade


Seize the opportunity to leverage the new US Mexico Canada Agreement 

Join this Businesswomen’s Trade Mission to Monterrey, Mexico

 February 4th - 8th, 2019

Automotive • Aerospace • Manufacturing Technology/Tools Information and Communications Technology

Monterrey: “The Industrial Capital of Mexico” located in Northern Mexico, one of the regions with the largest presence of automotive and aerospace manufacturing companies and home of notable Software and ICT companies in Latin America.


After the successful conclusion of the NAFTA negotiation process and now that a United States-MexicoCanada

Agreement (USMCA) has been reached, we have re- scheduled our trade mission for the week of Feb 4th, 2019.

This distinctive businesswomen’s trade mission will present an ideal platform to meet with representatives of clusters, industry executives and government officials who are instrumental in the business community.

The aim of the mission is to exchange trade intelligence and knowledge, and connect with prospective clients and business partners through meetings tailored to each company’s individual needs.

This is a women’s trade mission designed to assist early stage and growth- oriented manufacturing and service provider companies in getting an inside perspective on supply chain opportunities.


OWIT Members: C $600

Non- members: C $750

It includes:

• Individual Matchmaking B2B Agenda

• Expo Manufactura Show Visit

• Seat at the Plenary Roundtable Sessions

• Transportation to Site Clusters Tours

• Networking breakfast and Lunch

• Cocktail Evening Reception

• Preferential Hotel Rate

Mission participants are responsible for their own travel and accommodation costs and local ground transportation to and from tailored matchmaking meetings and networking events. Participation is limited to a select number of companies, associations and agencies.

To register, email Fawzia Sheikh at 

Please send your cheque or money order to:


P.O. Box 715

31 Adelaide Street East

Toronto, ON M5C 2J8


Mon, Feb 4th

Arrival in Monterrey

Briefing session

Tues, Feb 5th

Official Opening-
Networking Breakfast
Plenary Roundtable Sessions by Sector
Expo Manufactura Show Visit

Wed, Feb 6th

Site visit Clusters tours
Networking lunch by groups
B2B appointments with
prospective clients
and business partners
Individual matchmaking agenda Cocktail evening reception
hosted by
Canadian Chamber of Commerce and Consulate General of Canada

Thurs, Feb 7th

B2B Appointments with prospective clients and
Business Partners
Individual Matchmaking Agenda
Debriefing Session End of Trade mission

Fri, Feb 8th

Return to Canada


Mexican companies realized the importance of Canadian suppliers as strategic trade partners,” says Arturo Garduno, EDC’s Chief Representative to Mexico. “The signing of this agreement not only benefits the vibrant supply chain, which already exists, but also helps to build on additional opportunities to come.” 

• Mexico ranks among the world’s major markets for machine tools 

• Market Opportunities in Mexican Automotive Supply Chain for Tier 2 and 3 suppliers: The best opportunities for Canadian companies may lie in the stamping, foundry, forging, die casting, tooling and automation equipment, and machining subsectors; in plastics; injection, extruded and blow molded parts; and in electronic assemblies and wiring. 

• Growth of 11% is expected in Mexico’s aerospace industry this year to bring the total value of annual exports to US $8 billion, also with opportunities for Tier 2 and 3 suppliers 

• Over the next decade, the country is planning to spend $600-billion in infrastructure investment 

• The ICT sector in Mexico is worth $46.6 billion and 42% corresponds to telecommunications services. The IT sector alone is worth close to $27 billion. Mexico is a gateway to Latin America, and can therefore provide a base for Canadian ICT firms that want to open up new markets in South and Central America, and the Caribbean. 


Funding Programs:

CanExport- Global Affairs Canada Government Funding provides assistance to small and mid-sized businesses developing new markets.
The Export Market Access - The Ontario government provides funds to help Ontario small and medium-sized enterprises export their Ontario-based goods or services to markets internationally. 
The Export Market Access program is administered by the Ontario Chamber of Commerce 

We gratefully acknowledge our Canadian supporters


Thank you to our Mexican supporters



organization of women in international trade-toronto

P.O. Box 715
31 Adelaide Street East
Toronto, Ontario M5C 2J8

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