Making it in Mexico 2005 - IfM - University of Cambridge (Making it in Mexico)

Venue: Jesus College, University of Cambridge

Location: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom

Event Date/Time: Nov 24, 2005 End Date/Time: Nov 24, 2005
Registration Date: Nov 22, 2005
Early Registration Date: Nov 15, 2005
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One-day workshop, Jesus College, Cambridge, Thursday 24 November 2005
Making it in Mexico
Mexico has attracted levels of Foreign Direct Investment comparable to Central and Eastern Europe. Much of this investment has come from American companies seeking a low-cost manufacturing environment. However, an increasing number of European companies are deciding to manufacture or source production in Mexico in order to

supply the American market
access the potential of the Mexican market
reduce costs for their current markets
follow customers who have already relocated
The workshop
Companies planning to set up production in Mexico need to keep in touch with the developments that are taking place. Talking of Mexico as a whole is too simplistic; there are major differences between the various parts of the country which must be taken into account when deciding how to make such a move.

This workshop will build on the material presented at the IfM's first Making it in Mexico workshop held in November 2004.

Case studies from companies operating in Mexico, or who are outsourcing production there, will provide an up-to-date view of current issues. A broad overview of the manufacturing environment and recent developments will also be presented to provide a context for these company presentations. A key aim of the workshop will be to highlight the choices companies face when making location decisions. The day will be an ideal opportunity for companies to gain an overview of the issues and to make useful contacts.

This event is being run with the help of the Embassy of Mexico.

Who should attend?
Senior manufacturing or supply chain managers who are considering manufacturing in Mexico and those with responsibility for existing operations in Mexico.

Delegates will be able to learn from each other's experiences and to hear the latest research from the University.

The workshop will be facilitated by Dr Don Fleet. Speakers will include:

The Centre for International Governance Innovation - Daniel Schwanen
GKN - Philippe Cabassol
Danfoss - Jens Lauridsen
Eschmann Equipment - Stephen Maynard
NPL Technologies - Tony Lowe
Performance Fluids - Andy Robertson
Chihuahua State Government - Alejandro Cano-Ricaud
Institute for Manufacturing - Omar Salgado
09.00 Registration
09.30 Workshop starts
12.30 Lunch
17.00 Close

The workshop will be held at Jesus College, Cambridge. A map will be sent with confirmation of booking. If you have particular access requirements please indicate at time of booking.

£385.00 + VAT (£452.38) per person, per workshop.

A discount of 10% is offered to IfM members.

Please note bookings cancelled less than five working days before the event will be charged in full.

How to book
To book a place on any of the workshops, please print out and complete the booking form and post or fax it to the Events Manager, at the address below:

Institute for Manufacturing
Department of Engineering
Mill Lane
Cambridge CB2 1RX
Tel: +44 (0)1223 766141
Fax: +44 (0)1223 464217


Jesus Lane, Cambridge CB5 8BL
United Kingdom

Additional Information

While a strong UK manufacturing base is important for the UK economy, some companies must set up overseas operations in order to penetrate new markets or to ensure economic survival. For these companies it is important that such moves are based on a thorough understanding of the issues involved. The workshops provide an overview of the general manufacturing and supply chain environment in particular countries and regions, exploring the issues with presentations from companies who have already established operations, and others with on-shore knowledge and experience.