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“Business Mission Merida 2” brings more investors to Yucatan

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Business Mission Merida 2 took place from 18 to 28 January 2016 (As reported here recently, Business Mission Trip Merida 1 took place 16 to 20 November 2015).

Mr. Marco Almazan, president of Scorpio Enterprises LLC, a company engaged in international business based in USA, once again led the group of potential investors during this second visit to the land of Mayab.

The participants in this business delegation were:
Marco Almazan, president of Scorpio Enterprises LLC.

Dan Slane, President at The Slane Company Ltd, which has international branches in telecommunications, real estate development, mining, import & export, manufacturing and freight (shipping, trucks and trains).

The Slane Co. develops, owns and operates 88 shopping centers and commercial developments in 12 U.S. states. The company also owns and operates electrical power generating stations in Europe, with headquarters in Birmingham, England (Bloomberg Business).

Tess Geer, Private investor representing private equity funds in Europe. Ms. Geer operates private investment funds from France. Her business operation is based in Paris, France.

Tracy Drake, who also participated in the Business Mission Trip Merida 1 in 16 to 20 November 2015, decided to make a second visit to Yucatán.

Mr. Drake’s company ‘Economic Development Consultants‘ has experience in fields such as Ports Management, Logistics, Freight and handling of goods on rivers and expertise in multimodal maritime terminals. His business is based in Sarasota, Florida, USA.

Mr. Drake led the Columbiana County Port Authority in East Liverpool, Ohio, for more than two decades and is dean of the port authority directors in the United States.

Ulf Weigel. Mr. Weigel is a doctor and scientist. He owns a company focused on developing probiotics. He is very interested in the properties of sea water in the Yucatan Peninsula, in the region’s honeybees and in sea salt.

Mr. Weigel comes from Frankfurt Germany. He is interested in investing in Yucatan and carrying out studies to develop projects in the Peninsula, other places in Mexico and the world. His business is based in Frankfurt, Germany.

Marco Almazan, Dan Slane and Ulf Weigel
Raul Torre Gamboa Puerto Progreso Director, Dan Slane and Marco Almazan
Esteban Goff Ailloud Grupo Peninsular Industrial GPI administrative director, Raul Torre Gamboa Puerto Progreso Director, Dan Slane and Marco Almazan
Tess Geer relaxing at Plaza Grande, downtown Merida
Tracy Drake


The members of the Private Sector in Yucatan with whom the delegation met are:
Dr. Roberto Sosa owner of the Central Clinic “Odontológica de Yucatan”. / Projects related to medical tourism were discussed.

Mr. Rafael Ramos, businessman dedicated to Real Estate, Construction, and Financing Developments./ Projects related to the construction of ports and facilities for foreign retirees communities were discussed.

C.P. Ailloud Stephen Goff. Group Managing Director of Industrial GPI Peninsular. / Import and export projects between Ohio USA and Yucatan, the Caribbean, Central and South America were discussed.

Mr. Ruben Peniche. President & CEO of Grupo Industrial GPI Peninsular. / Large Scale Production and Manufacturing projects in Yucatan were discussed.

Port of Progreso Authorities involved were:
Alicia Lara / Marketing Manager of the Port of Progreso.
Jose Juan Lozano Navarro / Port of Progreso Legal Department Manager.
Gilda Morlet / Business Development Manager of the Port of Progreso.
Raúl Gamboa Torre / CEO of the Port of Progreso.

This group moved in the state amid tight security measures for the importance and level of some of the members of the delegation and what they represent, according to Almazan. Such security maneuvers went unnoticed by the local population because of the discretion and professionalism of the agents responsible for their safety, he added. This went to the extent that information was not shared with any media until the delegation departed. This was done as part of the security strategy that was instructed.

-Progress was made in analyzing expansion projects for the Port of Progreso.
-Real estate: proposals came up for  the development of community buildings for foreign retirees in Yucatan.
-Presentation of projects to promote and develop Medical Tourism in Yucatan.
-Analysis of investment for development of the manufacturing and production sectors in Yucatan.
-Analysis of load circuits to increase exports of Yucatecan products.
-Analysis of investment in  port facilities and fuel distribution industry infrastructure for the Yucatan.


Business Mission Trip Merida 2 was a total success, Almazan said, in terms of the importance of the foreign participants who visited the region, and in terms of the message delivered to the local enterpreneurial sector. “Large scale projects can be realized in the state of Yucatan,” Almazan added.

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