Bikal UKTI Trade Mission to Mexico City 7th -9th September 2015
Bikal was part of the UKTI trade mission to Mexico City, Mexico. The mission was based around unbanisation, infrastructure and smart cities. The mission supported the Dual Year of Mexico and the UK which was created following President Nieno�s visit in March.
On the mission we met with partners, end users and government departments. Our overall strategy is to build local partners in the countries that we want to do business in.
These partners then become part of the Bikal name and we forge closer ties through a range of innovation, case study references an exporting UK knowledge and technology. The knowledge can be in the form of innovation, management and research. The research will come from academic institutions and from ex-professionals in law enforcement and the military. Our case study references in security equipment deployment are transferable to the Mexican market. Mexico has a rapid rate of infrastructure development and so our deployments in security in cities, ports and law enforcement.
By meeting with government departments we learnt from the top the current status of Mexico City, its issues and the future plans. Some of other cities were also discussed by the federal government officials that we met and this provided an insight into the culture as well as the economics of the country. It was clear that there is not only opportunity for UK exports but for collaboration with Mexican people, companies and the government. There is a young, well educated and dynamic population that is located to sell into the rest of the Americas.
Over the next 3 months we will be creating a framework and establishing our business opportunities in the region. Bikal has sold into the Americas and the Caribbean for over 5 years and this trade mission will solidify our presence in the region. We will update our progression over the coming weeks and identify our key partners in the region.