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Working visit to Toronto by Mexican Ambassador to Canada and ProMéxico's General Director

On April 18 and 19, Mexico's Ambassador to Canada, Agustín García-López Loaeza and ProMéxico General Director Francisco González Díaz made a working visit to Toronto. The purpose of the visit was to meet with Canadian business leaders from different industrial sectors.

For the financial sector a meeting was held with Scotiabank CEO Brian Porter, along with a business meeting organized by the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX), which was led by President and CEO of Global Equity Capital Markets of the TSX, Nicholas Thadaney. At this meeting the importance of trade relations between Mexico and Canada was highlighted, and an overview was given of the current economic situation in Mexico, investment trends that are promoting economic growth in the country and the most significant opportunities to consider, specifically in the energy sector. Also present were representatives from Canadian companies listed on the stock exchange that have investments in Mexico.

For the tourism sector a meeting was held with Dean Moore, CEO and President of the Canadian tour operator itravel2000.

In addition both Mexican officials visited the facilities of the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), taking a brief tour of the festival headquarters and holding a meeting with the TIFF's directors.

To conclude their trip, they visited the DMZ business incubator at Toronto’s Ryerson University, where they met with members of Canada's Startup community to discuss the possibility of joining efforts to promote ventures in Mexico with DMZ. 

Present at the visit were Consul General Toussaint, Rodrigo Esponda, Director for North America for the Mexico Tourism Board and Rodrigo Contreras, the representative for ProMéxico in Toronto.