Team Finland visit to Mexico on November 28 - December 2, 2016

Discover Waste to Energy, Green Mining and Forest Industry Opportunities in Mexico
Ajankohta: ma 28.11.2016 - pe 02.12.2016

Join the business delegation and travel to Mexico with Mr. Kimmo Tiilikainen, Minister of Agriculture and the Environment of Finland 

Business delegates will have an opportunity to attend business meetings and networking events with local business leaders, organizations and authorities, which Finpro will organize in cooperation with the Embassy of Finland in Mexico and  local Finpro office.

Opportunities in Waste to Energy

Urban waste produced in the country reaches up to 39.3 million tons in a year and in Mexico City 12 000 tons of waste are created daily. Out of this 67% goes to landfills, 5% to recycling, 8% to controlled sites and 20% to open air. Due to the amount and distribution of the waste, Mexico has great potential of transforming waste into energy.

Opportunities in Green Mining

Mexico is a top destination for exploration investment in Latin America. Mexico has been one of the leading producers and exporters of minerals worldwide for the past five centuries. According to the local mining chamber Camimex the total investments in Mexico’s mining sector will grow 1.5% in 2016 compared to 2015. Camimex expects the investments in the sector to reach USD 4.70bn in 2016.
One of the most competitive advantages of the Mexican mining sector is its geological potential, as Mexico’s mineral wealth is vast and varied.

Opportunities in Forestry

Mexico is considered a megadiverse country, as it is among the 12 States whose territories contain about 70% of the world’s biodiversity. Mexico has great potential in the forestry, agricultural and renewable energy sectors and a lot of development is needed. Forestry biomass – firewood is the first heat generation source in Mexico due to spread use in rural areas.
There are forest plantations that receive government support for their development. This is due to the structure of land ownership. Land belongs to multiple agricultural owners and no long-term vision for business culture exists. Projects within these sectors require strong educational and community involvement efforts. The National Commission on Forests (CONAFOR) is making efforts to concentrate several wood producers and develop waste-to-energy projects involving these producers.

  • For more information on business opportunities see Why Mexico.
  • Read more about the detailed practical information and on how to register, costs involved and the program HERE.


For more information on the visit, please contact:

- Ms. Heidi Virta, Senior Advisor, Finpro Office Mexico, +521 555 413 8285
- Ms. Helena Sarén, Program Director, Waste to energy & Bioenergy,
+358 40 343 3324
- Mr. Saku Liuksia, Program Manager, Waste to energy & Bioenergy,
+358 50 303 8326
- Mr. Tuomo Airaksinen, Leading Advisor, Mining, +358 50 372 0820
- Mr. Harry Sandström, Programme Director, Mining, GTK, harry.sandstrom(at), +358 400 709 899
- Mr. Juha Peltomäki, Program Director, Wood from Finland, +358 40 343 3304
- Mr. Jyrki Mantere, Program Manager, Wood from Finland, +358 46 922 9751
- Ms. Erna Takala, Project Coordinator, Business Delegations, +358 50 387 1981