In the opening of
the 2015 National Convention of Industrialists, the Secretary of Economy,
Ildefonso Guajardo Villarreal said that today we live in a momentum called
"a renaissance of the manufacturing in North America" which converge
the key elements for a new start of the industry in this region of the world.
In the presence of
members of the National Chamber of the Manufacturing Industry (CANACINTRA),
chaired by Rodrigo Alpízar Vallejo, the Head of Economy added that, in the case
of Mexico, it has the advantage that thanks to the technology and the research
there is new energy sources with oil and gas to one third; in the case of the
latter, the cost in Asia or Europe. This gives a natural competitive advantage
to the manufacturing sector, where its phase of chain in petrochemical,
textile, plastic or cement, are essential elements for the integration of
He also added that
"another key element is the demographic bonus, in which Mexico, unlike
other countries, will increase by 32 percent the population of working age,
plus the impact of the educational reform on the human talent from the industry
and manufacturing sectors of Mexico".
“A third element”,
he said, "is related to research and development, which takes place a
framework for collaboration between Mexican business and research institutions
to provide new ways to make market and products and compete successfully in the
Ildefonso Guajardo invited the industrialists to continue the dialogue that
President Enrique Peña Nieto invited from the beginning of his administration.
"Sometimes we have differences, but are solved through dialogue". The
most important thing is to find the matches so we all together can build the
possibilities this great country has for the welfare of impresarios, workers
and families", he said.
The event was attended by
Miguel Ángel Margain, Director General of the Mexican Institute of Industrial
Property (IMPI); Jorge Cantú, General Coordinator of Federal Delegations of the
Secretariat of Economy (SE); and Alejandra Palacios Prieto, Head of the Federal
Economic Competition Commission (COFECE), among others.