Mexi-Go! Travel and Trade Expo in Vancouver (Sep 7th and 8th, 2012)

When I first told my Mexican friends that I was planning to move back to Mexico in 2012, many of them thought I was crazy. I am, after all, a Mexican academic and professor who did his PhD in Canada and who was teaching at the university level in one of Canada’s most prestigious universities. Why on the planet would I want to move back to Mexico? Well, I think the upcoming Mexi-Go! Travel and Trade Expo in Vancouver, to be held on September 7th and 8th will help people dispel myths on what it’s like to live in Mexico, particularly as a Canadian.

Mexican Pride

Photo credit: Nathan Rupert on Flickr

In case you didn’t know, Ajijic in Jalisco, and San Miguel Allende are very big enclaves for Canadians wishing to live on Mexican soil. There are PLENTY of reasons to live in a wonderful country such as Mexico, and I am happy to be a Mexican-Canadian as well. I shuttle back-and-forth and I am happy and proud of both countries.

Mexican destinations are ready to showcase their attractions in the first Mexi-Go! Travel and Trade Expo in Vancouver. Some of the destinations include Puerto Vallarta, Riviera Nayarit, San Miguel de Allende, Sonora, Los Cabos and Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo.The Trade show will take place on September 7 & 8 at the Vancouver Convention Centre. The event will also feature Mexican products, services for expats living in Mexico and investment opportunities.

The Expo is the first event in the city that will promote Mexico as a tourist destination, commercial partner, and investment opportunity. Attendees will have the opportunity to explore touriism opportunities, Mexican products and businesses as well as investment opportunities in real estate and services available for expats interested in retiring in Mexico.

Partnering with ProMexico, the Mexico Tourism Board and the Mexican Consulate, Mexi-GO! will be a two-day tradeshow in downtown Vancouver, BC on September 7 & 8. It will showcase travel and business opportunities in Mexico to a 10,000 strong Canadian audience. Held during the Fourth Annual MexicoFest event, the Mexi-Go! Travel & Trade Expo is a unique event that brings travel, art and craft, food, music, business and real estate opportunities to Canadians at home before they make their travel plans.

According to the Mexican Immigration Institute, from January to June 2012 over a million Canadians travelled to Mexico, an increase of 1.6% over the same period the year before. It is expected to be a record year for tourism. In addition, many Canadians are considering retiring in Mexico.

Event Details
Name: Mexi-Go! Travel and Trade Expo
Date: September 7 & 8, 2012, 10am to 6pm
Location: West Building Vancouver Convention Centre, Level 1
Description:

Join us at the Mexi-Go! Travel &Trade Expo for 2 days of educational seminars on living in Mexico, retiring to Mexico, opening a business in Mexico and much more! Enjoy exclusive travel deals, great prizes, food, tequila, mariachi, traditional dancers while you browse our exhibitors to learn more about what this amazing country holds for you! Live Your Tropical Dream! Travel to Mexico! Retire to Mexico!

Admission: At the door $5 dollars (partial proceeds donated to Lorena Ochoa Foundation). Register online for your free two-day pass.
Website: Mexi-Go Expo

I am really sorry that I will not be able to attend, but if you have any questions on living in Mexico after living more than 15 years in Canada, do let me know!

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