MEXICO CITY (Sept. 16, 10:20 a.m. EDT) — Mexico's plastics industry is so concerned with the business threat posed by China that its industry leaders are convening a conference devoted to the topic later this year in the central-western resort city of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
Dubbed the first national convention of plastics industrialists, the Nov. 14-17 meeting bears the theme “Facing the Challenge of China.” It is being organized jointly by Anipac, Mexico's national plastics trade association, and three regional governmental chambers: Nuevo Leon's Caintra, Guadalajara's Careintra and Mexico City's Canacintra.
Scheduled speakers include Li Jinzhang, China's ambassador to Mexico, Cecilio de la Garza, Mexico's former ambassador to China, and Juan Antonio Garcia Villa, Mexico's subsecretary for the economy. The program also includes other government officials, current plastics leaders and consultants Eduardo de la Tijera and Ricardo A. Ricardez Solis.
The organizers are offering packages that include the conference program, four days and three nights at the headquarters hotel NH Krystal, plus related meals and activities for about $415 per attendee, excluding travel. For details, visit the conference Web site at www.convencionplasticos.com.