Maryland trade forum to spotlight U.S.-Mexico business opportunities

Emily Kimball Pope —  August 23, 2013

An upcoming forum seeks to help American businesses navigate new opportunities with Mexico.

Scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 17, at the Johns Hopkins University Montgomery County Campus, the Global Trade Forum will include a keynote address by Mexican Ambassador to the United States His Excellency Eduardo Medina-Mora. Panelists will include Trevor Gunn, Managing Director of International Relations for Medtronic, Inc., Catherine Robinson, Esq., Senior Manager of International Government Affairs for Amgen, Inc., a representative of the U.S. Commercial Services and a representative from ProMexico.

Trade channels are already active between Maryland and Mexican companies. In 2012, exported goods valued at $344 million traveled from Maryland to Mexico. Currently, Mexico is the United States’ third-largest goods trading partner. The forum will provide access to experts and information to expand the trade relationship, with a focus on bio-tech industries. Public and private sector representatives are urged to attend.

Admission is $49 with advance registration through the Montgomery County Department of Economic Development website required.

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