Baja California to Host “Advanced Manufacturing Meetings 2015”

On November 2, 3 and 4, Baja California will host an international business meeting to be held at the “Baja California Center” located on Escénica Tijuana-Ensenada Km 31.5, Rosarito, B.C.; with the participation of local and national suppliers and buyers engaged in the supply chain of advanced manufacturing for the automotive, aerospace, medical and electronics sectors. This was announced at a press conference by Jose Lopez Castellanos, Coastal Zone Undersecretary of Promotion  of the State Secretariat of Economic Development.

The official explained that the “Advanced Manufacturing Meetings Baja California 2015” is an event that features 4,000 pre scheduled business appointments, arranged according to a profile that contains the capabilities and requirements to achieve the maximum possible benefit for all parties involved.

Meanwhile, Vice President of the National Chamber of Industry (CANACINTRA), Jose Luis Contreras, stressed that it is a great opportunity for SMEs to integrate into the supply chain and to connect with large corporations.

Rigel Navarro, Director of Economic and Industrial Development of Tijuana BC (DEITAC) noted that the advanced manufacturing related to the integration of new processes, technologies and production materials, increase the value of the whole process.

“Advanced Manufacturing Meetings Baja California 2015” is an event that features 4,000 pre scheduled business appointments (Photo: Secretaría de Desarrollo Económico)

In addition, Antonio Paredes, CEO of the  Industrial Association Otay Mesa, underlined that the presence of large tractor companies  will serve to integrate existing companies as suppliers, and therefore create a greater economic spill for the state of Baja California.

Stephane Castet, President of Advanced Business Events, a company with extensive experience in events focused on supply chain, explained that although the main activity is the business meeting one by one, a program of workshops and conferences will be held with industry leaders, and the human capital formation issue will be addressed.

At the moment, around 300 companies and organizations have confirmed their presence at the event; including: Autoliv, Carl Zeiss, Robotics Cluster Mexico, Micro Systems Engineering, Itochu Corporation, JW Winco, Kenworth, Latecoere, OSG Royco, Parker Hannifin Corporation, Rockwell Collins, Stelia Aerospace, Toyo Tanso, etc.

An attendance of 1,000 people is expected, including company representatives from 15 countries such as the United States, Canada, France, Spain, Portugal, Dominican Republic, Italy, Germany and Japan.

Baja California State Government is organizing the event with the support of corporations such as Industrial EATON, UTC Aerospace Systems, Honeywell, Medtronic and Carefusion, besides the institutional support of the Medical Cluster, Aerospace Cluster, Canieti, Index, and Calibaja.

Finally, López Castellanos concluded that this event will attract new foreign investment and the international; it will position Baja California as a state that works towards the development of regional industries with high economic potential,  and utimately, it will serve to identify new business opportunities for well established companies.



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