Seminar Doing Business in Mexico (Beijing)

Seminar Doing Business in Mexico (Beijing)

The Mexican Chamber of Commerce in China (MEXCHAM) is glad to invite you to attend the Seminar Doing business in Mexico to be held on May 27th, 2024 in Beijing, China.

Details for the Agenda, location, speakers and free registration, please check below.


The trade relationship between Mexico and China has evolved significantly over the past few decades, propelled by globalization and economic reforms in both countries. China has become Mexico’s second-largest trading partner, and the two nations engage in a diverse array of trade activities spanning various industries. Mexico primarily exports products such as minerals, metals, agricultural goods, and manufactured products to China, while importing electronics, machinery, textiles, and other manufactured goods in return. The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and later the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) have played a crucial role in facilitating Mexico’s integration into global supply chains, with China often serving as a key link in these chains. However, despite the growing trade ties, challenges such as competition in manufacturing sectors and concerns about trade imbalances persist. Both countries continue to seek avenues for cooperation while navigating complexities in their trade relationship.
Our experts can provide guidance in navigating these once-in-a-lifetime business opportunities.
Chinese companies have increasingly turned to Mexico for nearshoring their manufacturing operations as a strategic gateway to accessing the lucrative US market. With its proximity to the United States and favorable trade agreements like the USMCA, Mexico offers Chinese firms a competitive advantage in reaching American consumers quickly and cost-effectively. By establishing production facilities in Mexico, Chinese companies can capitalize on reduced shipping times, lower logistics costs, and easier compliance with US regulations. Additionally, Mexico’s skilled labor force and well-developed infrastructure further enhance its appeal as a nearshoring destination. This trend towards nearshoring reflects a strategic shift in global manufacturing strategies, as Chinese firms seek to mitigate risks associated with trade tensions, rising labor costs, and supply chain disruptions, while simultaneously maximizing their access to the largest consumer market in the world.
Our experts have spent their professional lives dedicated to assisting foreign manufacturing companies and investment companies to establish operations all over Mexico and ensuring they have a clear path to productivity and profitability in the long run.


Date and Location 

Date: Monday, May 27, 2024, 13:30-17:30

Location: Room 306B, F3, National Convention Center (No. 7 Tianchen East Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing)



13: 30-14:00 Registration

14:00-14:10 Opening Speech Delivery

14:10-14:30 Welcome Remarks by the Embassy of Mexico – Santiago Toledo
14:30-14:50 Easy Corporate Incorporation -Luis Carbajo BAKER MCKENZIE
14:50-15:10 Finding and Managing your Labor force in Mexico- Rogelio Soto PRODENSA
15:10-15:30 Industrial Real Estate Availability and Cost Trends – Sergio Perez NEWMARK
15:30-15:50 Industrial Land & Infrastructure in Monterrey – Sofia Flores TERRA REGIA
15:50-16:00 Close Speech: Mexico-China business opportunities – Victor Cadena from MEXCHAM

16:00-17:00 Q&A and networking

 Santiago Toledo
Almost 20 years of experience in the fields of foreign trade, foreign direct investment promotion and public administration. Proven experience in trade and investment promotion, the administration of the public sector and the capacities for leading workgroups and team building.
Luis Carbajo – Baker & Mckenzie PARTNER
Luis Carbajo Martínez was the head partner of the Mexican Baker McKenzie’s Tax Practice Group; he is currently located in Mexico City, where he advises multinationals on international tax planning, M&A, cross-border transactions and other business issues. He is a member of the Firm’s Latin America Regional Tax Steering Committee, and an adviser to the tax committee of the National Maquiladora Council. Mr. Carbajo frequently authors tax articles in Tax Notes International and the Practical Mexican Tax Strategies magazine. He also speaks at various seminars organized by CANIETI, CANACINTRA, Tax Executives Institute, Executive Enterprise Institute, Cámara de Comercio de Bogotá and the local “Maquiladora Associations across Mexico”. Luis is a former member of the Management Committee of the Ciudad Juárez office of the Firm.
Rogelio Soto – Prodensa Director
With a background in chemical engineering and systems from the Tecnologico de Monterrey, complemented by a postgraduate degree in Environmental Engineering from the State University, this global leader serves as the Director of Global Human Resources at Prodensa, Manufacturing and Supply Chain business unit and Prodensa Energy. Overseeing projects in more than 25 countries, he brings over 30 years of business development experience, having led over 500 foreign manufacturing ventures in Mexico and founded three companies in Mexico and Europe. His dedication to innovation and sustainability shines through his work.
Sergio Perez – Newmark DIRECTOR
Sergio has solid experience in the development of real estate strategies and services for real estate portfolios, capital markets and site selection. His strength is in structuring complex transactions in Mexico and Latin America with international companies. He has been responsible for leading the most successful business division in Latin America for more than 15 years, being responsible for leading Transaction Management for the Corporate Services platform at the regional level. He has been speaker at countless international forums and has a program dedicated to real estate on National TV in Mexico
Sofia Flores – Terra Regia INDUSTRIAL DIRECTOR
Sofia was educated in Mexico, the U.S. and Japan and has been dedicated to foreign investment attraction into Mexico and setting up manufacturing companies for 18 years. She has represented Mexico countless times in over 8 countries for foreign investment matters and now leads the Industrial Division of Terra Regia which is a industrial developer in the north of Mexico. She is also on the board of directors of several Industrial Development organizations nationwide that work for Mexico’s interests in promoting the country’s competitiveness.
Victor Cadena Executive Vice President
+ 15 years focusing on M&A, PE, dispute resolutions and cross border transactions between China and Latin America. He has advised dozens of Latin American companies entering and doing business in China as well as Chinese companies doing business in Latin America, including SOE, SMEs and local governments. Permanent resident in China, graduated from Tsinghua and Peking University.
Important Reminders
1. This conference is free of charge with your ticket entrance of the COFAIR event. Please scan to register.
2. The conference is mainly based on English sharing, and on-site Chinese simultaneous interpretation is provided.
The Organizers
Supportive Organization
Mexican Chamber of Commerce in China

MEXCHAM continues building bridges between Mexico and China.


Cámara de Comercio de México en China


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