Sunday, March 1, 2015 - Friday, March 6, 2015

The Council of Great Lakes Governors (CGLG) is leading a multi-sector trade mission to Mexico from March 1-6, 2015. The goal of this mission is to assist small to medium sized companies from the Great Lakes region to export products and services.

Why Export to Mexico?

  • Mexico accounts for approximately 1/8 of all U.S. exports with more than $1.4 billion per day in two-way trade.
  • In 2013, the Great Lakes States and Provinces exported approximately $58 billion to Mexico.
  • Strategic location with attractive business climate, legal certainty and notable political maturity.
  • The North American Free Trade Agreement, enacted in 1994, created a free trade zone for Mexico, Canada and the United States.
  • Mexico has a population of 120 million, with 78% living in urban areas. Mexico has a young population with a median age of 27.
  • Mexico offers a large market with a GDP of approximately USD $1.8 trillion.
  • Labor, education, and telecom reforms as well as proposed energy and fiscal reforms have people optimistic that the country will continue to increase its competitiveness.


  • Aerospace
  • Vehicle components
  • Food and Beverage
  • Medical Equipment
  • Plastics
  • Education
  • Electrical Components
  • Energy
  • Tools and Dies
  • Information Technologies
  • Packaging Equipment
  • Security and Safety
  • Chemicals
  • Transportation

Trade Mission Details

Who:   Small to medium sized companies from the Great Lakes region looking to export products and services to this exciting market
When: March 1-6, 2015 
Where: Mexico City, Monterrey and Guadalajara

Trade Mission Itinerary

Sunday March 1

Depart U.S. for Mexico

PM: Group Networking Dinner

Monday March 2 

AM:Breakfast briefing

Individual Business Appointments in Mexico City

Tuesday March 3

Individual Business in Mexico City
PM: Travel to Monterrey

Wednesday March 4

Individual Business Appointments in Monterrey

Thursday March 5

Individual Business Appointments in Monterrey
PM: Travel to Guadalajara

Friday March 6

Individual Business Appointments in Guadalajara

Saturday March 7

Depart for U.S.

Mission Costs:

Mission Participation Fee: $995 USD per person Includes in-country staff support; group airport-hotel-airport transportation; country briefings and networking events; pre-trip and in-country staff support.

Brief Market Research & Appointment Setting Fees:** $2,775.00 USD*

*Companies located in Michigan, New York and Pennsylvania may qualify for a reduced (up to 100%) market research and appointment setting fee.
**Grant funding is available in many States to cover a portion (or all of) the mission participation fee and travel costs. Please contact your State recruiter for more information.

Mission Registration Deadline is January 5, 2015

For additional information please contact:
Zoë Munro, Program Manager Council of Great Lakes Governors

Phone: (312) 407-0177


Please also feel free to contact us at the CNYIBA for other export support services and resources if you are planning to go on this Trade Mission. 


Or see the Empire State Development website at for this and other Trade Missions for New York State exporters in 2015

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