PHOENIX, ARIZ. (January 29, 2019) – With their shared border, Arizona and the Mexican state of Sonora have positioned themselves as one of the most competitive export manufacturing locations in the world.

This “mega region” is utilizing its collective resources, highly-trained work forces, and strategic ports of entry in sharing a vision aimed at attracting high technology global manufacturers in a wide array of industries, including automotive, aerospace, medical, defense, and mining.

The Phoenix chapter of Lambda Alpha International (LAI), in cooperation with the LAI Sonoran Desert chapter, will host the leading Mexican maquiladora and export manufacturing council, Consejo Nacional de la Industria Maquiladora y Manufacturera de Exportación (INDEX), Feb. 5 at Arizona Country Club. Javier Ortiz, Director of Foreign Trade for INDEX, will be the presenting official.

INDEX plays a critical role in supporting Mexico’s maquiladora and export manufacturing industry. Its mission is to represent with efficiency and professionalism the maquiladora and export manufacturing industry, through quality actions and services, to ensure that Mexico is a leader in the global economy.

The Feb. 5 lunch event at Arizona Country Club, 5668 E Orange Blossom Lane in Phoenix, begins at 11:30 a.m. and ends at 1 p.m. Registration fee is $45 for LAI Arizona members and $65 for non-members. Lunch is included. Click here to register.