Introduction from Emilio Díaz, President of the British Chamber of Commerce in Mexico and Partner at EY Mexico

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Emilio DiazDear Readers,

It is an honour and a privilege to serve as President of the British Chamber of Commerce in Mexico. Our mission is to represent the business interests of our British and Mexican members to facilitate business between our two countries. We are a platform from which new partnerships and business opportunities are created amongst our community.

From my years of experience both personally and as a member of BritChaM, I have seen the opportunity for doing business in Mexico grow. Over the past decades, Mexico has gone from strength to strength, maintaining a stable macroeconomic environment through responsible monetary policy, establishing free trade agreements with 44 countries and opening up key sectors private and international investment. In this book you will find valuable information on the concrete opportunity for British companies in key industries such as oil & gas, renewables, manufacturing and many others. There are countless synergies between British and Mexican businesses – many still to be realised.

The British Chamber of Commerce can help your company to do this. We are a non-profit and independent organisation and have been supporting business in Mexico since 1921. Networking is of vital importance in doing business and this is especially true of Mexico. The Chamber understands the importance of relationships and creates the perfect environment to establish and strengthen them.  We have over 420 members from various sectors, such as: energy, green power, legal, security, infrastructure, education, finance and many more. Members of our Chamber include major global names such as: BP, BT, Shell, Ylem Energy, PwC, HSBC, Aon Risk Solutions, EY, Gardner English, GlaxoSmithKline, Abbey Grey, Haynes and Boone, JON International, Korn Ferry, Kroll, Littler, Lloyd’s, LOC, Lockton, Marsh Brockman & Schuh, Mc Bains Cooper, Mercer, NM Rothschild & Sons, PA Consulting, PCI Healthcare, Russell Bedford, Ontier, L1 Energy and Charbonnel et Walker. We host more than 40 events per year that include breakfast-conferences, networking cocktails, and prestigious seminars. Through our events, Business Sector Groups and information generated, we promote the commercial interests of our members, serving as a bridge between the private and public sector.

We can help British companies at all stages of their journey into Mexico. Many British companies are currently in talks with distributors, potential clients and agents in Mexico, thanks to market research and introductions made by our Commercial Section. Furthermore, many companies have made use of our prestigious office and meeting room space in the BritChaM Business Centre.

While I am immensely proud of the achievements of BritChaM, I would love to see more British companies deciding to take the leap and expand their business into Mexico. Though we have at times seen the rise of protectionist instincts I am confident that the openness both our countries share will only bring us closer together.

With kind regards,


Emilio Díaz
President of the British Chamber of Commerce in Mexico and Partner at EY Mexico


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