MexicoNOW’s El Paso-decade-old event “Mexico’s Manufacturing Supply Chain Summit” will be held in San Diego, California in March 19-20, 2015 at the Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina resort.
The main objective of this logistics and supply chain event is to attract additional suppliers to the border region to strengthen the existing industrial clusters on both sides of the border.
The event was originally held at the El Paso Airport Marriott hotel and as a result of its success and growth it was relocated to the El Paso Convention Center where it occupied over 70,000 square feet in 2014 to host its conferences, exhibits, B2B meetings and 800 manufacturing, logistics and service providers executives.
But for 2015, The City of El Paso, which manages the Convention Center, will be dedicating the complete venue for most of the year to host The 2015 U.S. Bowling Congress Open Championships, leaving The Supply Chain Summit event, among others, without a suitable place.
MexicoNOW, the event organizer, said that it made a significant effort to find an alternate venue but did not find a suitable location in El Paso. They finally decided to explore a new market for this event and they believe that the Tijuana-Mexicali-San Diego region provides the ideal conditions in 2015.
Tijuana boasts over 550 maquiladoras employing over 180,000 workers versus Ciudad Juarez’ 315 and 215,000 respectively.
Manufacturing employment and new investments have enjoyed positive trends in Mexico’s border regions, which were badly hurt by the economic recession and the security crisis.