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Mexican companies heading for Hamburg

Economic delegation expected in mid October in Hamburg

A delegation of Mexican corporate executives is due to arrive in Hamburg in mid October as part of an initiative by Empresarios México Alemanes AC. (EMMAC). This new network is based on a Manager Training Programme by the German Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) and is part of Germany’s foreign economic policy. According to the motto “Fit for Partnership”, the programme prepares executives from Latin America, Asia, Eastern Europe and North Africa for business relations and economic co-operation with German companies.

Exploring synergies for sectors

EMAAC is backed by the German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ) and the Instituto Nacional del Emprendedor (INADEM) in Mexico. EMAAC aims to create synergies for companies in the same sector, for instance, automobile, aviation, aerospace, food, services and the jewellery industries. This year is the “Dual Year Mexico-Germany” and is the backdrop for presentations, forming collaborations, attending trade fairs as well as activities in various German cities. The aim is to boost bilateral co-operation.

Hamburg Week “All in the same Boat”

EMMAC and other collaborating partners are organising the “Hamburg – All in the same Boat” week from October 10th-14th, offering the Mexican delegation political and commercial appointments. A bilateral, economic conference on October 12th, 2016 will outline investment opportunities in Hamburg and Mexico, offer panel discussions on internationalisation, financing as well as legal and logistical framework conditions.

The Hamburg Business Development Corporation (HWF) is one of EMACC’s strategic co-operating partners. The Hamburg-based one-stop agency for investments is advising Mexican firms, who wish to locate to Hamburg, accompanying the delegation and presenting the city as a suitable location for business in future in close co-operation with EMACC.

Promoting co-operation between start-ups

The focus will also be on collaborations between German and Mexican start-ups, B2B matchmaking and a speed-funding organised by the Angels Den crowd-funding platform. The event ends with a Sauza Tequila tasting in Hamburg’s Speicherstadt. The delegation can also attend the Latin America Day 2016 from October 13th-14th held by the Latin American association (LAV).

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Focus on Latein America

Latin American markets are facing new, political and social challenges and must adjust to changing times – thus the theme of Latin America Day 2016 “New Times” to be held in the Chamber of Commerce Hamburg. International experts and leading representatives of various sectors will debate how to tackle the transition on Friday, October 14th from 9 am to 5 pm.

The event is being held by the Latin American association (LAV) and the Chamber of Commerce Hamburg, under the auspices of Olaf Scholz, Mayor of Hamburg. Martin Schulz, President of the European Parliament, will be the honorary guest at the gala dinner in the Town Hall’s festive room.

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