Ontario Virtual Export Business Mission to the Automotive Suppliers Forum

Friday, August 14, 2020


Ontario remains committed to creating opportunities for the business community to help them remain strong and get back up and running during these unprecedented times. As a part of this commitment, the Government of Ontario is organizing a Virtual Trade Mission to the Automotive Suppliers Forum, in collaboration with Global Affairs Canada and Investissement Québec.
Virtual Trade Mission to Automotive Suppliers Forum, Guanajuato, Mexico
DATE: September 17 - 30, 2020
DEADLINE TO REGISTER: Friday, August 21, 2020
COST*: $100 per participant (companies must apply to participate, recommended maximum of 2 participants per company)
The Automotive Suppliers Forum is organized by the Automotive Cluster of Guanajuato, located in the Bajio Region in Mexico. This is the 7th edition of the show and the first one to be held virtually. The forum has been growing in importance as a hub where buyers and suppliers from the Bajío region meet. In 2019 the show attracted over 5,000 attendees and hosted 3,700 B2B meetings.
This cluster has a capacity of assembly of automobiles in excess of 1.5 million per year. Its T1 base and supply chain includes many facilities of major North American, European and Asian manufacturers. OEMs with factories in the region are Nissan, Mercedes Benz, Infiniti Honda, Mazda, Toyota and GM. The show is segmented in three areas: direct supply; indirect supply; and services.
The mission program will include:
  • 1:1 export advice and consultation
  • Participation in Canada's Virtual Pavilion that includes, among others:
    • Pre-mission webinar
    • Company profile in digital director
    • Access to B2B platform to request and accept meetings
    • Ability to connect with other participants through private chat
    • Email blast to attendees promoting Canadian delegation
    • Discount for conference registration - programmed for October
This is a great opportunity for Ontario companies to make international business connections.
Brought to you by the Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade, International Business Growth Branch. 
*Please note: Successful companies will be contacted directly. Upon acceptance you will be sent a link to complete the registration process and pay. 
For more information, contact: 
Fabiola Sicard
Area Director, Mexico