A delegation of representatives of European SMEs and entrepreneurs leaded by Vice President Antonio Tajani visited the United States, Mexico and Colombia on 11-17 May. Their mission : to help European small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) to foster business cooperation with these regions and their partially fast growing markets and to to boost economic growth and competitiveness through greater internationalization of European industries.
The strategic sectors are: greater integration of markets and standards, industrial innovation, SMEs, raw materials and space tourism. Antonio Tajani will sign several agreements and he will meet the representatives of institutions and economic stakeholders.
This mission is part of the new series of "Missions for Growth" to help European enterprises, in particular small and medium sized enterprises to better profit from fast growing emerging international markets.
A series of business to business meetings will be organized by AL-Invest/Eurocentro NAFINi and COMCE, the Mexican Council for Foreign Trade, the private sector organism dedicated to promote international trade, foreign investment and technological development. AL-Invest is the EU's economic co-operation programme, that aims at supporting the internationalization of SMEs in Latin America in collaboration with their European partners in order to contribute to reinforcing social cohesion in the region.
On this occasion EU entrepreneurs will describe their profile and manifest their interest in order to be matched up with Mexican business representatives.