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WaveGuide Seminar: Mexican Mobile Market Opportunities

December 6, 2011 | Vancouver, Canada

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 Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Time: 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM (PST)
Location: 1035 West Pender St, Lobby Level, Oceanic Plaza, Hastings Room, Vancouver
Cost: Free. Pre-registration is required. 

The Mexican mobile market continues to show double-digit growth, reaching 95.3 million devices in 2Q2011 (10% increase) and $4.5 billion in revenues. Mobile strategies promote growth through higher data service usage and stronger price reductions. Through its brand Telcel, America Movil leads with 69% of the market share. Canadian developers of mobile applications and content, telecom wireless technology, network equipment, and IT platforms, should attend this seminar to gain market intelligence and information on key developments and opportunities in the Mexican mobile market.

A special case report on America Movil, the largest mobile carrier in Latin America and 4th worldwide, will be presented. Through its brand Telcel, América Móvil leads with 70% of the Mexican mobile market share.

América Móvil, from its headquarters in Mexico City, has presence in 17 Latin American countries with more than 225 million users. During the year 2010, América Móvil produced $50.35 billion in revenues, which accounted for a 7.6% growth over 2009. América Móvil's main strategy to capitalize on its position as the leader in the Latin American mobile telecommunications market is based on the continued expansion of its subscriber base, through organic growth and strategic acquisitions in the region. 


Wavefront is the national centre of excellence for wireless commercialization accelerating the growth and success of wireless companies in Canada by connecting them with critical resources, partners and opportunities. Wavefront's suite of wireless commercialization services include WaveGuide™ training, advisory services, test resources, global market linkages and incubation space in its 14,000 sq. ft. wireless accelerator centre. For more information on Wavefront, visit www.wavefrontac.com.


08:30 AM - 09:00 AM   Breakfast, Registration and Networking
09:00 AM - 09:10 AM   Welcome
09:10 AM - 09:20 AM   The Mexican Mobile Industry [presented by: DFAIT Mexico]
09:20 AM - 10:20 AM   Niche Opportunities: [presented by: TechBA and BConnect Consulting]                                       - Apps and New Media Industry                                          
- Social Networks                                          
- Telecom Equipment & Wireless
10:20 AM - 11:00 AM   Case Report: America Movil [presented by: DFAIT Mexico]                                         
- Global Value Chain Opportunities
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM   Questions & Answers / Networking


Federico Goroztieta CEO of TechBA Vancouver. TechBA is an International Business Accelerator Program, run by the Ministry of Economy of Mexico and managed by the U.S.-Mexico Foundation for Science (FUMEC). TechBA Vancouver is the latest effort to establish a Mexican technology business accelerator in Canada in key sectors such as mobile applications and New Media. Currently, FUMEC has partnered with Wavefront and DigiBC to host and develop Mexican companies in the Vancouver high tech ecosystem. Previous experience includes a position as Business Advisor in charge of Economic Affairs at the Consulate General of Mexico in Vancouver (2001-2010). Federico holds a Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering from the Monterrey Tec (ITESM).

Guillermo Larios Trade commissioner in Mexico City responsible for the information and communications technologies (ICT) sector and innovation projects. Ongoing initiatives include Global Value Chain facilitation with Mexican telecom carriers and large integrators, ICT market information and intelligence, and business mission coordination. Previous experience includes a position as services architecture manager in AT&T-Alestra (1997-2002) and other ICT-related employments. Electrical Engineer with a PhD in Economics from the National University of Mexico (UNAM) and Master's degree in Science and Technology Commercialization from the University of Texas at Austin.

Natalia Perez Founder and Director General of BConnect Consulting, with more than 10-year experience in market research and international business consulting. Recently, BConnect developed for DFAIT several intelligence-oriented market analysis reports in the information and communications technologies (ICT) sector, including social networks and telecom equipment. Natalia holds a bachelor degree in Business Administration from the Monterrey Tec (ITESM) and a Business Studies Diploma from The Metropolitan University in London.