BritChaM Commercial Mission

On the week of the 26th of March, BritChaM hosted a commercial mission based in Mexico City which saw four British companies take part in entrepreneurial meetings with leading Mexican companies to discuss the possibilities of expanding their reach to Mexico. The companies participating in the commercial mission were: Mosney Mill (print works and fabric), Tetrad (furniture), Beech’s Fine Chocolates (chocolate), and Campus for Life (education-software). Their main objective was to learn more about the Mexican market and meet with potential partners.

On Monday 26th March, after enjoying a weekend taking in the sights of Mexico City, the companies began their week of enterprise with a briefing from one of the top-global consulting firms Ernst and Young (EY) who presented on the opportunities and challenges of doing business in Mexico. An introduction to Mexico was also given by Chamber Vice-president Michael Pütter. The companies were then treated to a traditional Mexican lunch at the restaurant ‘El Bajio’ where they were joined by a number of Chamber members and affiliates.

The following days were dedicated to meetings and consultations with a range of Mexican retailers and distributors, including prestigious department stores Palacio de Hierro and Liverpool.

The mission proved successful and helpful for obtaining first-hand insights into the Mexican market as well as providing excellent opportunities for interaction between the two countries.

The week concluded with a farewell dinner at the Villa Maria restaurant and with the optimism that the companies will return to Mexico soon, ready to successfully enter the market.

We are proud to have had this opportunity to work with the East and West Lancashire Chambers of Commerce who are key partners and friends of BritChaM. We also wish to thank former president, Emilio Díaz and EY for providing the market briefing.