• Hannover Fair has become the meeting point for the most important technologists, industrialists and investors in the world, he said.
  • He declared that, led by President Enrique Peña Nieto, the Mexican delegation will visit Hannover to strengthen the strategic partnerships to continue triggering the potential of Mexico’s industry and economy.
  • Today, the Mexican State allocates three times more resources to science and technological development than in the previous two governments, he said.
  • He held a joint press conference with Undersecretary of Industry and Commerce of the Secretariat of Economy, Rogelio Garza Garza, and the Director General of ProMéxico, Paulo Carreño King.

Mexico is recognized worldwide as a country that promotes innovation and development, said General Coordinator of Social Communication of the President’s Office and Government Spokesman, Eduardo Sánchez Hernández, at a joint press conference with Undersecretary of Industry and Commerce at the Secretariat of Economy, Rogelio Garza Garza, and CEO of ProMéxico, Paulo Carreño King.

Announcing that our country has been invited to the Hannover Messe 2018, the world’s most important industrial event, to be held from April 22 to 27 in Germany, he explained that since its inception in 1947, Hannover Fair has become a meeting point for the world’s most important technologists, industrialists and investors.

"This year, Mexico will have a prominent place, as it is the first Latin American and Spanish-speaking country to attend as a Country Partner or Guest Country,” he said.

He said that, led by President Enrique Peña Nieto, the Mexican delegation will travel to Hannover to strengthen the strategic partnerships to continue triggering the potential of Mexico’s industry and economy.

He explained that Mexico will participate in Hanover Fair 2018 with the “Made in Mexico” brand, relaunched last year by President Enrique Peña Nieto, "with the aim of deepening this relationship and continuing to promote the innovative, successful and productive country we are today”.

Thus, he said, “We will continue to show the face of a Mexico in movement" because, during the administration of President Enrique Peña Nieto, the face Mexico presents to the world has been completely transformed”.

He said that, without losing sight of our history, traditions and the attractiveness of our tourist destinations, today Mexico is much more than that for the world.

He explained that, for years, oil was our main and almost only export product. Today we are world leaders in the sale of various agri-food products, such as chili and avocado, and also of manufactured goods, such as automobiles, computers, flat screens and household appliances.

He said that in 2017 Mexican exports reached $409 billion USD, enabling  Mexico country to overtake countries such as Singapore, and to approach Canada and the United Kingdom. "Only three of the world’s 20 leading export countries increased the value of their exports between 2012 and 2016. One of them was Mexico, the other two being China and Hong Kong,” he said.

Eduardo Sánchez pointed out that this progress is due to an economic development policy that links investment in science and technology, with actions to attract investments in technological sectors with high added value, which also create well-paid jobs in Mexico.

He said that so far during this administration, Mexico has attracted $171 billion USD in Direct Foreign Investment, 50 percent more than during the previous government.

Moreover, he added, “During this administration, investment in science, technology and innovation has increased by over 30 billion pesos. “Today, the Mexican State allocates three times more resources to science and technological development than in the previous two governments,” he said.

Eduardo Sánchez said that during the administration of President Enrique Peña Nieto, bilateral relations with Germany have also increased.

He said that Germany is Mexico’s main trading partner in Europe and its third largest partner worldwide, in addition to being the third destination of our exports and the fourth supplier of our imports. 

He recalled that during the Mexico-Germany Dual Year, which took place in 2016-2017, scientific knowledge, culture and education were exchanged, as well as innovation, mobility and sustainability plans.