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ICT Mission to Mexico: October 23-27, 2017

Monday, August 28, 2017
Location: Mexico

The Mission

Global Affairs Canada (GAC) is pleased to invite Canadian exporters to participate in the annual Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Mission to Mexico to take placeOctober 23 - 27, 2017.

The Mission involves a 3 to 5 day matchmaking agenda in Mexico City, Guadalajara and/or Monterrey, according to Canadian clients' business priorities. This Mission will appeal to Canadian ICT companies interested in starting or expanding business activities in Mexico, and will be of interest to firms working in various sub-sectors, including vertical software, telecommunications, digital media, IT security and mobile technologies, among others.The core of the mission will be a customized matchmaking program. Additionally, in order to maximize business opportunities for Canadian companies, GAC will organize a briefing session on the Mexican ICT market and how to do business in Mexico.

The due date to register for the mission is August 28, 2017.

The Market 

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.

ICT business turnover is expected to grow 3.3% in 2017,  of which the ICT services sector is currently growing twice as fast as IT alone, mainly as a result of increasing  demand for public cloud-based services, tailored-made software development, ICT managed services, and integration of solutions.

ICT cloud-based services reached $109 million in business turnover during 1Q 2017, of which SaaS accounts for 61% of such services, followed by IaaS with 31%, and PaaS  with 8%.

ICT and cloud-based service providers account for most of the growth in Mexico's ICT market, followed by manufacturers, general service providers, and business channels.

Mexico's ICT wholesale sector grew 6.9% during the first quarter, mainly driven by the equipment category, which holds the largest market share of this sector.

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COSTS:

Registration fee: CAD $200.

Airfare to Mexico: Mission participants are responsible for their own travel costs. Air Canada and Aeromexico fly directly from Canada to Mexico. Connecting through the US is also an option. For participants in Guadalajara and/or Monterrey, mission organizers will provide in-country flight information in advance.

Ground Transportation: Mission participants are responsible for transportation to and from tailored matchmaking meetings and the Networking Event.

Accommodation: Mission participants are responsible for their own hotel/ meal charges. Mission organizers will provide suggested hotel information in advance.

For further information and/or to register, please contact: