Belizean and Mexican Business Representatives Explore Collaboration Opportunities
Today in Belize City, Belizean and Mexican business representatives gathered to discuss the possibility of collaborating in business. More than 30 businesses from Quintana Roo, Mexico gathered at the Biltmore Hotel with an aim to boost the trade and advertisement of businesses between both countries. The table talks were made possible through the Embassy of Mexico in Belize. Sergio Leon Cervantes, President of the Businessmen organization spoke on the benefits Belize and Mexico can gain from it.
Sergio Lean Cervantes, President, Businessman Organization: “It’s very important for Belize and Quintana Roo Mexico have these types of meetings where we’re not only neighbors we are brothers. We need the businessmen from Quintana Roo know about these investments in Belize and invited the Belizean businessmen to invest in Quintana Roo. When you talk about commerce it starts first with the important export for merchandise with one country to another country but normally it’s more than this. It speaks about immigration, it speaks about customs, to different operations in both countries.”
A representative of Belize also touched on this matter. Jonelle Hemmans, Business Development and Investment Officer for the Ministry of Tourism and Diaspora Relations commented how the tourism industry and so much more can gain exposure from this.
Janelle Hemmans, Business Dev. Investment Officer, Ministry of Tourism: “There is definitely need for us to bridge our relationships especially as it relates to trade. We’re neighbors and there’s an opportunity for us to link with the different businesses in Mexico and Belize especially from the tourism perspective so today .we’re meeting with potential investors who have interest in Belize to see both our economies diversify and grow as well too. From the tourism perspective right now we’re looking at establishing a route that could benefit several individuals who live along the way to either develop business wise or just to stimulate the economy so there are different angles, different sectors that impact different individuals and we have them in house and we’re looking at the different challenges that we have in place and opportunities that we could put in place to see some growth or to see some benefits spread across the different tiers and across the different sectors as well too.”