Aiming to announce the competitive advantages of the State as potential investment destination within the aerospace sector, Coahuila participated at the Farnborough Airshow 2018 Fair developed in London, England.
Coahuila’s delegation led by Jaime Guerra Perez, secretary of Economy and Tourism (SEDECT, by its Spanish initials) had a saturated agenda in which he gathered with companies of the sector and visited pavilions of countries participating in this International Fair.
With the objective of exhibit the investment goodness the entity has, a pavilion of a company dedicated to the manufacture of aluminum plates for the aerospace industry was visited.
Likely and inside Mexico’s pavilion was received an important company dedicated to international commercialization of manufacturing supply, key in the development of small producers.
At the same place, Coahuila’s delegation interviewed with representatives of an international consultancy dedicated to direct investments from the aerospace sector, with which they agreed to work together to attract investments to our state.
In the same workday, Coahuila’s delegation visited the pavilion of a Korean association dedicated to the supply of airplanes parts and the manufacture of helicopters, intended to promote the advantages the state offers for the aerospace sector and show them that it is a reliable option to receive their investments.
Guerra Perez and the other members of the group interviewed with the representatives of the Economy Department from the Government of Republic of Slovakia, with whom they agreed to fulfill a project for the development of suppliers of both sides.
Likewise and as part of the activities, the Mexican Federation of Aerospace Industry (FEMIA, by its Spanish initials) received the Coahuila delegation, event in which its general director Luis Lizcano was present.
Within the visits fulfilled to other pavilions, meetings were held with the Association of Aerospace Industries from Canada, with which they talked about the opportunities Coahuila has in the aerospace sector, by using the connectivity of the international road project Port to Plains that unifies both countries.
In addition the Japanese Association of Aerospace companies were visited, with which the Coahuila delegation talked about the advantages of investing in the State, the connectivity with the main ports and the roads infrastructure they have. Finally the Turkey pavilion was visited where they addressed issues regarding the economic development of the State, the opportunities and the benefits of making business, as well as to continue in contact for a potential visit of companies interested in seeing Coahuila as a good investment destination next year.
STRENGTHENING TIES WITH ENGLAND
As part of the working agenda from the Coahuila delegation at the Farnborough Airshow 2018 Fair, its members visited Mexico’s Embassy in England, place in which the ambassador Julian Ventura received Jaime Guerra Perez, and said that our country continues being strong in the eye of British investors.
At this meeting were addressed important issues for the economic development of Coahuila, as well as about the importance of the State’s participation in this kind of events, the growth of Coahuila and its regions, the strategic sectors in the industry and the commitment of promoting infrastructure.
Regarding the aerospace industry, it is a high technology sector that thanks to the link the Government has done with universities regarding engineering programs, this kind of investments can be attracted.
The importance of using the advantages of the project Port to Plains was also highlighted, and were underlined the sectors that have started to grow in the world and how Coahuila can use its geographic location and human capital to gather better investments.
Finally, the ambassador mentioned that despite the Brexit, the commercial relations of Mexico with the United Kingdom are growing mainly regarding energy issues, and that this country will continue to have a commercial relation with Mexico.