Louisiana-Mississippi Trade Mission to Mexico
Location: Villahermosa, Tabasco
When: January 11-15, 2021
ABOUT THE TRADE MISSION:
The upcoming mission will feature a three day program including presentations and meetings with government and private sector representatives from the states of Tabasco, Veracruz, Campeche, and Yucatan. The trade mission to Villahermosa, Tabasco follows previous missions between the Gulf States of Mexico and the U.S. that occurred as part of the Gulf States Initiative.
Organizations involved in planning and execution of the mission include the Consulate of Mexico in New Orleans, Committee of 100, World Trade Center of New Orleans, Louisiana Economic Development (LED), Mississippi Development Authority (MDA), and government offices from the states of Tabasco, Veracruz, Campeche, and Yucatan
Industry areas of focus for this mission include:
· Energy (Oil/Gas)
· Construction/Commercial development
· Environmental/Coastal Management
· Education/Academic cooperation
Registered companies will be contacted by LED and MDA contracted representatives to identify sector specific prospects and facilitate pre-arranged B2B meetings; meetings will be scheduled virtually (taking place prior to the mission) and in-person (during the January mission). Translation services will be provided.
Registration Fee: *$2,000 (company registration, 1 representative)
Additional Representative (Limit 1 additional representative per company): *$500
*STEP eligible registration fees
Registration fee covers ground transportation and program participation, including translation services, B2B meetings, and scheduled meals throughout the program. Airfare and hotel expenses are not included in the registration fee.
*Qualified small businesses may apply for STEP grant funding to receive up to 90% reimbursement on registration and other approved expenses for up to (2) employees (ex: airfare, hotel and other).
· STEP Grant contact for Louisiana Companies: Jessica Steverson, Jessica.Steverson@la.gov
· STEP Grant contact for Mississippi companies: Mani Hairston, firstname.lastname@example.org
Hotel and Airfare recommendations will be provided after your registration is complete.
COVID-19 considerations: The health and safety of participants is a top priority; all required health protocols related to COVID-19 and professional meetings will be implemented.