Business Delegation from Guatemala visits Monterrey
A Guatemalan business delegation, led by Mario Gonzales, Guatemalan Consul General to Mexico, Maria Eugenia Tabush, General Director of Invest Guatemala, as well as representatives from ZOLIC (Zona Libre de Industria y Comercio), and several other Guatemalan companies, held a trade mission in Monterrey this week.
Their visit to Monterrey started with a meeting with government officials from the Ministry of Economy of Nuevo Leon, as well as representatives from the state’s 4.0 Industry, Agri-Food, and Automotive clusters. They had the opportunity to share important information about the different industries that represent Monterrey’s strengths, as well as discuss potential business relations that could be established with Guatemalan companies.
Afterward, they paid a visit to Finsa’s Industrial Park located in Santa Catarina to have a tour of the facilities and to establish a link between the industrial park ecosystems of both Monterrey and Guatemala.
Invest Monterrey welcomed the business delegation at their offices, with Héctor Tijerina, Invest Monterrey’s Executive Director, and Claudia Esteves, General Director of the Mexican Association Of Private Industrial Parks (AMPIP), representing the Mexican side of the meeting.
During the meeting, Invest Monterrey shared the main competitive advantages Monterrey has to offer in this industry and discussed potential synergies that will benefit the business relationship between the neighboring countries of Mexico and Guatemala, as well as the main strengths of our industrial parks.
As part of their visit to the city, the delegation also attended ENCLELAC, a business summit for companies in the home appliances industry organized by CLELAC (Nuevo Leon’s Home Appliances Industry Cluster). Monterrey’s home appliances industry has been increasing in strength through the years, now representing 40% of the total production value in Mexico, thanks to successful operations from companies like Whirlpool, Carrier, Dometic, and LG.
Finally, the Guatemalan delegation visited Monterrey’s Technological Research and Innovation Park (PIIT), a hub for innovation that boasts 38 research centers and 2 high-tech business incubators with world-class infrastructure, with more than 3,000 scientists seeking technological solutions to problems and demands of society and the market. PIIT is a leader in Mexico and a benchmark for Latin America.