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25 Mar 2013

ICT trade mission to Mexico

Signing of a contract between Québec company Myca and a doctor’s office. Left to right: Gustavo Pratt, consultant; Dr. Luis Aguilar, M.D.; Dr. Jorge A. Castro Pineda, M.D.; Christiane Pelchat, Québec Delegate General in Mexico; Barry Holleman, Myca; and Dr. Alejandro Berenguel Alvarez, M.D.

An information and communication technology (ICT) trade mission visited Guadalajara in Jalisco State and Mexico City from March 10 to 16.

Thirteen Québec companies as well as TechnoMontréal, the ICT cluster in Greater Montréal, participated in the mission, which was jointly organized by the Québec Government Office in Mexico and Export Québec.

One-on-one meetings

The mission provided the companies with the opportunity to meet with Mexican decision-makers, distributors and customers in the ICT sector. Targeted meetings for each company based on their unique business goals were held. Information sessions on how to do business in Mexico as well as two networking activities with nearly 80 ICT professionals were also on the agenda.

Immediate results

Two Québec companies have already seen tangible results from the mission. Myca inked a number of agreements with a customer and a partner for the sale and use of its products in Mexico:

  • Contract to use a medical software platform (patient management, health records, etc.)
  • Collaboration agreements to develop market studies

Procol Inc., a Québec document management company, also greatly benefitted from the mission this year. The company, which signed an agreement with Nike during a similar mission in 2012, developed contacts with a number of new businesses with strong partnership potential, which will enable Procol to increase its presence on the Mexican market.

Special relations

The Québec representatives also had the opportunity to meet with the Minister of the Environment and Territorial Development and the Minister of Innovation, Science and Technology of Jalisco. These meetings with the new state government are a testament to the importance of relations between Québec and the State of Jalisco as was the cooperation agreement signed between the Government of Québec and the Government of the State of Jalisco in October 2009.

All the Québec representatives during the mission

Relations between Québec and Mexico
Export Québec – The information technology market (French only)
Export Québec – The medical market in Mexico (French only)

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