Pro Mexico, the equivalent to Beltraide in Belize, is in the country to promote eight Mexican investors looking to start alliances with Belizean entrepreneurs through the annual Mexican Trade Mission. The first session of a series of events took place on Wednesday at the Mexican Embassy in Belmopan, where approximately 30 Belizean entrepreneurs participated. According to Jose Manuel Rodriguez Chovier, Director of Pro Mexico in Yucatan, the purpose of the mission is not just to sell Mexican products to Belize.
“We felt the Mexican companies [should] export abroad. We also help foreign investors to come to Mexico. In this trip we are bringing eight companies, trying to do business with Belizean companies. We are not only trying to sell products, but also to make alliances, and to buy products from Belize [into] Mexico.”
Foreign products being introduced to Belize include jams and jellies, pepper sauces, wines, liquors and software development and industrial compound. The second session takes place tomorrow June 19th at the Mexican Institute in Belize City. The invitation is open for Belizean entrepreneurs, companies, government departments, and businesses alike. Javier Aguilar, head of trade investment and tourism for the Mexican Embassy, explained what they hope to achieve by the end of these series of consultations .
“After this, the Belizean companies and Mexican companies will start working out, in order to see what can be reached in the future. Mexico, Beltraide, and the Mexican Embassy will also be monitoring it, so that we halp that through the process.”
Javier Aguilar says he hopes to see the results of these meetings within a period three to six months.