A delegation comprised of Tijuana EDC, the state of Baja California and Tijuana Economic Development secretariats, and the Baja California medical device industry will attend MD&M East, June 14-16 in New York. MD&M is the premier annual conference for medical devices and manufacturing in the U.S.
State representatives will showcase the advantages offered by Baja for medical device manufacturers and will provide first-hand information about supply chain opportunities within the sector that annually accounts for $1.5 billion in imports of products and services. Another topic of importance that will be covered by the delegation is the attractive government incentives available for companies seeking to establish operations within the region.
For the 2016 MD&M conference, Baja California state government has invited Foxconn executive Edgardo Blanchet as speaker to talk about the competitive advantages achieved by operating in “Baja”, and why this global Company chose Tijuana as the location for expanding their operations to serve the electronics medical device market. The Foxconn keynote will take place on June 15 at 2:30 pm at the Tech Theater within the event.
“After looking at other metro-regions of the U.S. and Canada, we can say that with an employment base of more than 41,900 people, Tijuana’s 45 medical device companies employ more manufacturing jobs than any other city in North America,” said Cristina Hermosillo, chairwoman of the Tijuana EDC. “We are seeing a growing interest within the industry in what Tijuana offers.”
The delegation team has confirmed 25 appointments with companies interested either in manufacturing in Tijuana or in connecting with an experienced manufacturer as a strategy to remain competitive in the U.S., Canada, and European markets.
State representatives will invite MD&M attendees to the Baja California Medical Device Supplier Day to be held in September 2016. That event is being organized by the local medical device manufacturing cluster, and Tijuana EDC will be hosting an industrial tour prior to the event.
The Baja California medical device cluster has seen a steady growth rate of 8% in recent years and is comprised of more than 65 firms employing more than 50,000 employees. It represents Mexico´s largest concentration of companies and employment within the medical device industry in the country and North America.