Going Global is the top UK national exhibition for businesses that are looking to expand internationally, export products or set up overseas operations. If you own or manage an SME, this event is an unmissable opportunity for you to network and gain information or assistance in exporting your products or setting up overseas operations – particularly in Central Emerging Europe, the BRICS markets (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa), MINT Economies and Africa.
Some of the top minds in international business will be at the event for you to gain and share invaluable insight and education within a live and highly interactive environment. Put simply, Going Global is unmissable in order for your brand and business to seize the global business opportunities out there.
The show takes place on 3-4 December at London Olympia. It is estimated that the venue will host 30,000 business visitors over two days, including CEOs, managing directors and other key business decision-makers.
FOCUS ON MINT Mexico Of all the MINT countries, it is perhaps Mexico that financial investors are most excited about. With a population of over 113 million - making it the most populous Spanish-speaking country in the world - Mexico has one of the world's largest economies. Mexico owes much of its rising wealth to oil, as the tenth largest oil producer in the world, but it also now boasts the sixth largest electronics industry in the world, growing 20% between 2010 and 2011, manufacturing products such as display screens. Mexico is the largest silver producer in the world and it is also growing as a commodity producer, with experts speculating that it could take over China's position as the world's leading provider of affordable mass production.
Mexico's geographical location is set to give the country an advantage as patterns of world trade change. Not only does Mexico neighbour the USA, but it's also perfectly placed to trade with Latin America, making it a good candidate for distribution operations. President Enrique Pena Nieto is leading widespread national reforms in every area, from education, energy and fiscal policy to the institution of government itself.
Due to rapid advances in Mexico's infrastructure, a growing middle class and rapidly declining poverty rates, forecasts predict the country will enjoy a higher GDP per capita than all but three European countries by 2050. Average income for 2012 was $10,600, which IMF Goldman Sachs predicts will rise to $48,000 by 2050. But it's the forecast level of GDP growth at 4.0% between 2015 and 2050, when Mexico may have the fifth largest economy in the world, that makes the country an attractive proposition for overseas investors looking to capitalise on the potential of this emerging market.