• About The Chamber

    The Irish Mexican Chamber works to foster closer economic ties between Ireland and Mexico, promote strong business links between the Irish and Mexican business communities and support small, medium and large Irish enterprises to consider Mexico as a business destination.

     

    The Chamber has its origins in an initiative established in the early 1990s by a group of Irish and Mexican business people who actively promoted trade relationships between the two nations. The Irish European Chamber of Commerce (IECM), championed numerous high level events in the 1990s including a visit to Mexico of the then Irish Taoiseach (Prime Minister), the late Albert Reynolds, 4 Irish Trade Missions bringing over 200 companies to Mexico, a Mexican Trade Mission to Ireland by President Vicente Fox and a number of commercial trade and educational agreements between the two countries.

     

    During that time, in the absence of an Irish diplomatic presence, a small number of pioneering companies such as Smurfit Cartón y Papel de México, now Smurfit Kappa México, and Kerry Group championed Irish interests in Mexico.

     

    Twenty-five years later, Ireland has a well established formal diplomatic presence in Mexico through the Irish Embassy team, led by H.E. Ambassador Barbara Jones, and a strong representation of Irish companies and business interests. The Chamber aims to bring these business interests together through sector-specific events and gatherings, networking and consultancy to strengthen the capacity for increased bilateral trade.

     

    Ireland is a gateway to Europe, and Mexico is a gateway to Latin America. We´re here to help.

     

    Irish President Michael D. Higgins with Mexican President Enrique Peňa Nieto during President Higgins' official visit to Mexico in 2013.

    What We Do

    Promoting Business Links between Ireland and Mexico

    Connecting Professionals

    Supporting Irish Investment in Mexico and Mexican investment in Ireland

     

    IECC Co-Founder Desmond Mullarkey (left), former Irish Honary Consul to Mexico, the late Rómulo Ó Farrill Jr. (middle) and former Irish Taoiseach (Prime Minister) Bertie Ahern at an IECC event in the 1990s.

    Our Origins

    The Chamber builds on the success of the Irish European Chamber of Commerce IECC which led Irish-Mexican business interests in Mexico in the 1990s.

    Board members Raúl Medina Mora, Orla Branigan (President), Lynda Stopford & John Milner at the signing of the Irish Mexican Chamber Incorporation documents in December 2016

    The Board

    Supporting the Irish Mexican Chamber in Mexico

    Honorary President:

    Ambassador of Ireland to Mexico

    H.E. Barbara Jones

     

    Honorary Vice President: 

    Deputy Head of Mission, Embassy of Ireland to Mexico, Ms. Sarah Callanan

     

    President: 

    Orla Branigan, National Director of Strategy, Marketing and Communication, EGADE Business School, Tecnológico de Monterrey

     

    Vice President:

    Raúl Medina Mora, VP Strategic Customers and Alliances, SAP Mexico

     

    Alternate Vice President:

    Thomas P. Stack, Supply Chain Director, LATAM, Kerry

     

    Treasurer: 

    John Milner, Partner, Baker Tilly Mexico

     

    Secretary: 

    Lynda Stopford, Consultant, Entrepreneurship and Social Enterprise

     

    Members: 

    Roger González Lau, CEO Cemex Energía

     

    Desmond Mullarkey, President & CEO, SAP Mexico

     

    José Pontones, Business Consultant

     

    Juan Michelsen, VP of Converting, Smurfit Kappa México

     

    Sean Reilly, GM GSK (GlaxoSmithKline) México

     

    Anthony Wilkes, Director, Trinity Language Institute, Querétaro

  • Services

    The Irish Mexican Chamber focuses on the strategic development of trade and investment between Mexico and Ireland, providing its members with a wide range of benefits and opportunities.

     

    • Connecting and building a network of respected business professionals and leaders with Irish Mexican interests.
    • Promoting trade and investment between Mexico and Ireland.
    • Supporting market entry strategies for Irish companies establishing in Mexico.

     

    Benefits of IMC Membership

    Why join the IMC?

    • Participation in events of varying topics relevant to you and your company.
    • Opportunities to sponsor events to promote your brand or your sector.
    • Quarterly networking opportunities
    • Potential to participate in our Sector focused events
    • Access to our Directory of Members, only available to IMC members.
    • Opportunities to develop commercial opportunities with Irish and Mexican businesses.
    • Member-only prices for IMC and partner events.
    • Advice on trade issues related to Ireland and Mexico.
    • Invitations to select IMC events at Irish Embassy to Mexico. 
    • Direct contact with other European Chambers of Commerce.
    • Direct contact with city and regional Chambers of Commerce in Ireland
    • Opportunity to connect and participate in Irish government trade missions and special visits.
    • Participation with Mexican and Irish trade, promotion and investment organisations.
  • Membership

    The Chamber provides membership at a range of levels to meet individual or company needs.

    Rates valid from June 1 2018 to May 31 2019

    Individual Membership - $3,500 MXN

    Individual

     

    Benefits

    • 1 designated member
    • Attend IMC events : Attend a range of member-only and member and non-member events at member rates related to your own area of business interest.
    • Join sectoral working group events.
    • Access to IMC member directory
    • Recognition as Individual Member in IMC Directory and IMC materials. 
    • Sponsor IMC related events and activities.
    • Connect with other Chambers in Mexico: Attend events hosted or co-hosted by other chambers at member rates.
    • Connect with Irish Chambers and government trade and import/export agencies.
    • Hosting of events is not available at this level.

    Consultancy Membership - $6,000

     

    1-10 Employees (if larger, please take our PyME 1 Membership)

     

    Benefits

    • 2 designated members
    • Attend IMC events : Attend a range of member-only and member and non-member events at member rates related to your own area of business interest.
    • Join sectoral working group events.
    • Access to IMC member directory
    • Recognition as Consultancy Member in IMC Directory and IMC materials. 
    • Sponsor IMC related events and activities.
    • Connect with other Chambers in Mexico: Attend events hosted or co-hosted by other chambers at member rates.
    • Connect with Irish Chambers and government trade and import/export agencies.
    • Hosting of Chamber events. 

     

    PYME 1 Membership - $8,000

     

    2 – 99 employees

     

    Benefits

    • 2 designated members
    • Attend IMC events : Attend a range of member-only and member and non-member events at member rates related to your own area of business interest.
    • Join sectoral working group events.
    • Hosting of events.
    • Sponsor IMC related events and activities.
    • Connect with other Chambers in Mexico: Attend events hosted or co-hosted by other chambers at member rates.
    • Connect with Irish Chambers (city and regional) and government trade and import/export agencies.
    • Access to IMC member directory. Recognition as PyME I Member in Directory and IMC materials. 

    PyME II (SMB) Membership - $12,000 MXN

    100 – 249 employees

     

    Benefits

    • 3 designated members
    • Attend IMC events : Attend a range of member-only and member and non-member events at member rates related to your own area of business interest.
    • Join sectoral working group events.
    • Hosting of events.
    • Sponsor IMC related events and activities.
    • Connect with other Chambers in Mexico: Attend events hosted or co-hosted by other chambers at member rates.
    • Connect with Irish Chambers (city and regional) and government trade and import/export agencies.
    • Access to IMC member directory.  Recognition as PyME II Member in Directory and IMC materials.

    Gold Membership (Corporate) - $25,000 MXN

    +250 employees

     

    Benefits

    • 5 designated members.
    • Attend IMC events: Attend a range of member-only and member and non-member events at member rates related to your own area of business interest.
    • Join sectoral working group events.
    • Hosting of events.
    • Sponsor IMC related events and activities.
    • Connect with other Chambers in Mexico: Attend events hosted or co-hosted by other chambers at member rates.
    • Connect with Irish Chambers (city and regional) and government trade and import/export agencies.
    • Access to IMC member directory. Recognition as Gold Member in Directory and IMC materials. 

    Founder Membership - $30,000 MXN

    Benefits

    • 6 designated members
    • Attend IMC events: Attend a range of member-only and member and non-member events at member rates related to your own area of business interest.
    • Join sectoral working group events.
    • Hosting of events.
    • Sponsor IMC related events and activities.
    • Connect with other Chambers in Mexico: Attend events hosted or co-hosted by other chambers at member rates.
    • Connect with Irish Chambers (city and regional) and government trade and import/export agencies.
    • Access to IMC member directory. Recognition as Founder Member in Directory and IMC materials. 

    Affiliate Membership - € 250

    Membership for Irish companies with no Mexican presence or operational base.

     

    Benefits

    • 1 designated member.
    • Attend IMC events: Attend a range of member-only and member and non-member events at member rates related to your own area of business interest.
    • Join sectoral working group events.
    • Sponsor IMC related events and activities.
    • Connect with other Chambers in Mexico: Attend events hosted or co-hosted by other chambers at member rates.
    • Connect with Irish Chambers (city and regional) and government trade and import/export agencies.
    • Access to IMC member directory. Recognition as Affiliate Member in Directory and IMC materials. 

    Apply for Membership

    1. Complete online Membership Application (here)

     

    2. Complete online Administrative Details (here)

     

    3. IMC will review and approve application.

     

    4. Invoicing will follow so payment transfer can be made (Download full payment transfer information).

     

    5. Email proof of payment and a photograph of your company celula (SAT (Mexican tax authority) issued card with your company tax identity number (RFC))to: info@irishmexicanchamber.com copying lstopford2020@gmail.com.

     

    6. You will then receive membership notification and your IMC welcome letter.

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  • Patrons & Supporters

    We are delighted to be supported by the following organizations

    Financial Services

    Legal Support

    We welcome the following companies, organisations and individuals as IMC Founder Members in 2017/2018

     

    Embassy of Ireland Mexico

    Smurfit Kappa México

    Mr. Desmond Mullarkey

    Casa Cuervo

    Pertek-Erler

    GlaxoSmithKline México

    ORNUA

    Baker Tilly Mexico

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