Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation
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Deadline nears for businesses to sign up for June trade mission to Mexico

Companies interested in trip with Lt. Gov. Kleefisch have until May 12 to apply

By - Apr 17th, 2017 08:00 am
Rebecca Kleefisch. Photo from the State of Wisconsin.

Rebecca Kleefisch. Photo from the State of Wisconsin.

MADISON, WI, April 17, 2017 – Wisconsin companies seeking to start or grow their exporting efforts are invited to join Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch and the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) on a global trade mission to Mexico from June 11-16.

But time is running out to sign up for the trip, as the registration deadline is May 12.

The trade mission will travel to Mexico City, the nation’s largest city, and Monterrey, which is Mexico’s third-largest city and has a high concentration of manufacturing facilities aligned with Wisconsin’s key industry sectors, including food and food production equipment.

Since Mexico is one of the top export markets for U.S. companies across all sectors, Wisconsin companies from a broad range of sectors are encouraged to join this trade mission. Leading export categories from Wisconsin to Mexico include industrial machinery; electrical machinery; vehicles and parts; plastics; and medical and scientific instruments.

In each city, business participants will be scheduled for one-on-one meetings with potential partners who are hand-picked for each company. Each participant will also receive a custom Mexico market assessment detailing considerations to keep in mind when introducing a product or service into the market.

WEDC will arrange appointments for participants, which will allow them to focus on business rather than logistics and scheduling.

Separate from the program for Wisconsin companies, Lt. Governor Kleefisch and Katy Sinnott, WEDC’s vice president of international business development, will meet with executives of major companies with operations or interests in Wisconsin as well as industry associations and cluster organizations aligned with Wisconsin’s strengths.

The fee for this program is $1,650, which covers market research and one-on-one appointments, in-country transportation including transportation to business meetings, hotel accommodations for the duration of the program, interpreter fees and some group meals.

The registration deadline is May 12. For more information, visit InWisconsin.com/mexico2017.

About the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation
The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) leads economic development efforts for the state by advancing and maximizing opportunities in Wisconsin for businesses, communities and people to thrive in a globally competitive environment. Working with more than 600 regional and local partners, WEDC develops and delivers solutions representative of a highly responsive and coordinated economic development network. Visit www.inwisconsin.com or follow WEDC on Twitter @_InWisconsin to learn more.

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