Mayor's Business Mission - Latin America 2019

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Mayor's Business Mission - Latin America 2019

As part of the Mayor's International Business Program, Mayor Tory will lead a business delegation to Latin America from July 22nd to 31st, 2019 and will include working meetings with private and public-sector leaders in Brazil, Colombia, Panama and Mexico. The focus of Mayor Tory's mission will be on engaging with industry leaders from the Infrastructure & ICT / Citytech, sectors building trade and connectivity opportunities between Toronto and Latin American markets.

Economic Development and Culture staff in partnership with the Toronto Region Board of Trade, World Trade Centre (WTC) will provide mission support in both planning and on-the-ground in each of the four countries. The program will allow companies to establish relationships with local partners and best in class subject matter experts, visit the main Smart City and sustainability hubs and have privately curated business-to-business meetings with buyers and go-to-market partners.


Who Should Join Us?

  • Trade-ready Toronto companies in the Infrastructure & ICT/Citytech sector with annual revenue of over C$5 million interested in selling their products to Latin America

  • Startup-to -small businesses with a clear and innovative value proposition coupled with a high growth potential interested in exporting to the Latin America

  • Industry associations and service providers interested in connecting and building relationships with Canadian and Latin American companies


Why Latin America?

  • Latin America is the developing region with the highest rate of urbanization on the planet with an average of 78% of the population living in the urban area.

  • Sao Paulo, Bogota and Mexico City are some of largest megacities in Latin America with populations above 20.8 million, 8 million and 20.9 million respectively. Smart City solutions are required to tackle some of the mobility, energy, water, infrastructure, information & communications technology (ICT) and digital challenges facing the rapid development of these cities.

  • The City of Toronto has MOU agreements with Mexico City (Mexico), Consejo Mexicano de Comercio Exterior del Noreste, A.C. (Monterrey, Mexico) and Invest Sao Paulo (Brazil)

  • Canada has Free Trade Agreements with the countries of Colombia and Mexico with the purpose of developing bilteral relationships and strengthen international trade


Where in Latin America?

  • Sao Paulo, Brazil

  • Bogota, Colombia

  • Panama City, Panama

  • Mexico City, Mexico


Registration will close on the 16th June 2019



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