May 21, 2017 @ 8:00 am – May 23, 2017 @ 5:00 pm

The Office of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti &
The United States-Mexico-Chamber of Commerce, California Regional Chapter

in partnership with

The United States Department of Commerce, U.S. Commercial Service, California Manufacturing Technology Consulting, Parque Industrial PIMSA and Aerospace Alliance of Baja California

cordially invite you to our:


May 21-23, 2017


Baja California has become Mexico’s most important state for aerospace after four decades of development and investment. Today, Baja California drives the country’s aerospace output with over 80 companies and exports of around $1.8 billion. These companies, however, require inputs and 95% of all supplies are still imported into Baja. This represents a strong sales opportunity for the aerospace industry in Southern California.

Trade Mission Objective:

Further connect the Southern California Aerospace Industry to Mexico in order to promote exports and foster manufacturing opportunities beneficial to both countries.

Who Should Attend:

  • Aerospace & Defense Manufacturing Companies
  • U.S. suppliers

Date: May 21-23, 2017


  • El Centro, United States
  • Mexicali, Mexico

Application Deadline: April 28, 2017

Agenda and Visits

Sunday May 21, 2017 (6:00 p.m.)

  • Cocktail Reception with Imperial Valley Economic Development Corporation

Monday May 22, 2017

  • Meeting at CETYS University and Seminar
  • Meeting with Tomas Sibaja, President of Cluster of Baja California A.C.
  • Meeting Victor Hidalgo, President of Mexicali Aerospace Cluster
  • Supplier-Buyer meetings (individualized and tailored meetings to match your needs)
  • Honeywell site visit.
  • Cocktail reception with Mayor Gustavo Sanchez and Carlo Bonfante, Secretary of Economic Development of Baja California.

Tuesday May 23, 2017

  • Visit United Technologies UTC
  • GKN Aerospace site visit
  • Departure back to El Centro and end of the Trade Tour

Cost per person:

  • $ 745.00 usd & Transportation from El Centro-Mexicali (single occupancy)
  • $ 645.00 (double occupancy in a shared room)

This cost includes:

  • Hotels- 2 nights (First night El Centro, CA, Second night Mexicali, Mexico)
  • Transportation from El Centro to Mexicali, transportation inside Mexicali, and return to
  • El Centro on Tuesday May 23.
  • Breakfasts, meetings and conferences

This cost does not include:

  • Transportation between Los Angeles and El Centro
  • Dinners
  • Medical Insurance

Participants need to bring:

  • Passport
  • Business Cards
  • Comfortable and closed toe shoes (for site visits).