Seminar & VIP Dinner - Zacatecas of Mexico as a Strategic Partner

The State of Zacatecas is with a population of approximately 1.5 million. Zacatecas’ historical testimony can be seen on its stately architecture, and a Capital city, which has been granted by UNESCO the distinction of World Cultural Heritage. A site that emerged thanks to the mining activity, an economic sector that is of today prevails as the most important one in terms of GDP.


The state of Zacatecas is located in central Mexico, bordering seven states: Coahuila, Durango, Nayarit; San Luis Potosí, Nuevo León, Jalisco and Aguascalientes. It has a road infrastructure of 10,319Km, and a railway network of 674,89Km and one international airport.


The State of Zacatecas would like to become a strategic partner to Chinese companies thinking on investing on Mexico.


Zacatecas State is known for its:

  • Strategic geographic location
  • Economic stability
  • FDI record
  • Highly qualified and bilingual labour force
  • Advanced telecommunications network and infrastructure
  • Connectivity
  • Natural resources
  • Efficient legal, banking and financial services
  • Pro active politics and incentives
  • High quality of living


Zacatecas focuses on:


-Agro industry

-Automotive & auto parts


-Renewable energy


The purpose of the Seminar is to introduce and discuss the topics concerning the opportunity on becoming strategic long term partners with Zacatecas State of Mexico.


Conference Agenda

Date: Wednesday, 6 December, 2017

Venue: Grand Kempinski Hotel Shanghai (

Hotel Address: 1288 Lujiazui Ring Road, Pudong District, Shanghai

Hotel Tel: +86(21)3867 8888


14:00 -14:30 Networking & Registration & Networking Reception

14:30 -14:45 Welcome Remarks

Alejandro Salas Montelongo, ProMexico Trade Commissioner in Shanghai

14:45 -15:00 Welcome Remarks

Alejandro Tello Cristerna, Governor of State of Zacatecas, Mxico (in Spanish)

15:00 -15:55 Presentation of State of Zacatecas

Carlos Bárcena Pous, Minister of Economics of State of Zacatecas

15:55 -16:05 Presentation about Innovation and Technology Development

Rodrigo Castañeda Miranda, President of Canacintra, Zacatecas

16:05-16:20 Q&A

Governor and Minister of Economics of State of Zacatecas

16:20 -17:45 Coffee Breaks & One-on-one meetings

17:45 -18:00 Closing Remarks

Alejandro Tello Cristerna, Governor of State of Zacatecas, Mxico (in Spanish)

18:00 - 20:00 Networking Dinner

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