Multi-Sector Trade Mission to Mexico 2014

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This coming February, join the Center for International Trade Development in Sacramento and the Hispanic Chambers of Commerce in Sacramento, Alameda County, and San Jose on a trade mission to Mexico.

Mexico is currently the state’s largest export market, bringing in $26.3 billion in exports in 2012 and selling over 16 percent of the state’s total exports to Mexico. Over 75,000 California companies exported to Mexico in 2011. Of these, 72,039 (96 percent) were small- and medium-sized enterprises with fewer than 500 employees.

This two-fold mission is designed to build trade relationships and to enhance the ability of California’s small- and medium-sized businesses to prosper in Mexico.

Our first stop is Chihuahua City, capital of the largest state of Mexico. Chihuahua City is strategically located approximately 230 miles from the world’s largest market allowing easy access to the principal cities in Mexico through its connecting routes to the U.S. The City has 7 industrial parks, with over 80 industrial plants. With a population of over 800,000, of which 60% are under the age of 30, Chihuahua City has been cited as one of the best cities to conduct business. Below is an example of the opportunities that will be available to you.

  • ¬†One-on-one Matchmaking meetings
  • Site visits with potential buyers looking for California suppliers
  • Business networking events
  • On-site interpreters to assist with matchmaking meetings

Our second and last stop is Mexico City, the center for industry sectors, tourism, corporations, government, and more. Participants continuing beyond Chihuahua to Mexico City will have the opportunity to meet with key:

  • Governmental leaders
  • Mexican chambers
  • ¬†Corporations
  • ¬†Financial Institutions

We encourage you to take advantage of this trade mission to build lasting relationships with Mexico that will only further increase the success of your business.

Key Partners

California Center for International Trade Development
U.S. Small Business Administration | California Mexico Trade Assistance Center
Sacramento Hispanic Chamber of Commerce | Alameda County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Greater San Jose Hispanic Chamber of Commerce | California Chamber of Commerce
Consulate General of Mexico in Sacramento | Secretariat of Economy of Chihuahua | ProMexico

The STEP program is funded in part through a grant award by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). Funding is not an endorsement of any product, option, or service. No federal grant funds are being used for any entertainment costs associated with trade promotion or export marketing activities. All Federal and State funded programs are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis. Special arrangements for individuals with disability will be made if requested in advance.



Chihuahua City and Mexico City


February 10-11 – Chihuahua City
February 13-14 – Mexico City


$100 Refundable Deposit
Deposit is returned 30 days after your return from the trade mission.

All participating companies are responsible for each participant’s travel, accommodations, meals and incidentals.


January 10, 2014

Registration is limited and companies should sign up early to secure quality appointments.

Display Tables are available to the first 10 qualifying companies.


To assure your flight and hotel reservations coincide with all the other California delegates, we recommend you book your reservations with the travel agency shown below. Booking with World Less Traveled is optional, but a convenience for us. There is a $20 Per Person service fee.

Elisa Taylor
World Less Traveled
2945 Bell Rd #256
Auburn, CA 95603
Tel: 530.885.1307


All the attending trade mission participants may make reservations directly with the hotels or contact Elisa at World Less Traveled.

Hotel Soberano
Barranca del Cobre No. 3211
C.P. 31124 Fracc. Barrancas
Chihuahua, Chihuahua, Mexico
Tel: 614.429.2929
Toll Free USA: 1.800.363.5997


Sign up free of charge at


916.563.3219 or

As additional details become available, these will be posted on the California Step website at