LORD MAYOR OISÍN Quinn is today hosting the first Mexico-Dublin Business Conference in the Mansion House.
What’s it all about, we hear you cry?
Well, the Lord Mayor and the Government think that Irish trade with Mexico could double in size to around €2 billion over the next five years.
Mexico is the second largest economy in Latin America, and following on the heels of President Higgins visit there earlier this year, the Mexican Secretary for Economy is leading a high level delegation of Mexican business leaders to Dublin.
There’s going to be 90 business leaders from Mexico in attendance, and they’ll be hob-nobbing with 70 of their Irish counterparts.
Ireland exported €690 million worth of goods to Mexico in 2013, almost three times the level exports were at in 2000.