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Cross-Border Business: Maquiladora Site Visits

Date: Friday, November 9, 2012
Time: 8:30 am to 9:30 pm
Location: Institute of the Americas
Registration Fee: $125 for members, $150 for non-members

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Curious about Mexico’s maquiladoras? How have they evolved since NAFTA’s original implementation? Want to understand more about the cross-border business in our mega-region? Join the Institute of the Americas’ Trade Program on November 9 as we take a first-hand look at our border's unique maquiladora industry.

Our 1-day tour will cover a number of topics of interest for enthusiasts of business and international affairs, ranging from bi-national operations, near-shoring, manufacturing processes, social responsibility, logistics, management and international strategy.

Visits to two manufacturing and design facilities, DJO Global and Plantronics to tour their and their cutting-edge engineering and design areas, as well as production facilities are scheduled.

Presentations by the US Consulate and the Tijuana EDC may be included, time permitting.

The trip will conclude with dinner at Villa Saverios restaurant, a top-flight restaurant in Tijuana known for its elegant cuisine.
Our return border crossing will be expedited.
The registration fee covers the following: cross-border and transportation in Mexico, lunch, trip facilitation, tours, visas* and dinner. *Visas are required for non-Mexicans to visit maquiladoras. The Institute will facilitate the processing of visas with the Mexican government on behalf of the participants. Space is limited and reservations are on a first-come, first-served basis.

For more information and to register, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 858.453.5560 ext. 122.


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