The Mexican American Business Chamber in Atlanta still has spaces available for Georgia companies to attend its business mission to the state of Guanajuato in central Mexico, Sept. 27-30. Companies interested in exploring trade opportunities for beverages, Mexican crafts and furniture, produce, spices and tourism are invited to attend.

The trip is to include visits to the cities of Leon, Irapuato and San Miguel de Allende in Guanajuato to meet with the owners of companies and plants in the region, as well as to conduct one-on-one meetings with potential business partners, according to Beatriz Gasiba, executive director of the chamber.

She told GlobalAtlanta that food and crafts buyers from Georgia, especially, will find this small, individualized mission useful for sourcing products such as fresh fruits and vegetables, candies, juices and sauces, as well as rustic furniture, ceramics and other pieces of art.

The mission, which has been organized in cooperation with COFOCE, Guanajuanto’s state trade office, and Bancomext, a national trade promotion agency, will begin and end in Leon, which is known for its manufacturing industries, as well as textiles, clothing and leather.

Irapuato also has manufacturing industries, but prides itself in its agricultural products, including beverages and tobacco.

San Miguel de Allende also has a strong agriculture base, but focuses on manufactured food products and services industries.

The program is all-inclusive, with hotel, meals, transportation, meetings, interpreters and taxes included in the total cost of $1,589. The cost for attendees who do not participate in the meetings is $1,200. A valid passport is required to travel to Mexico.

Contact Ms. Gasiba at (770) 441-7581 or to register.