Omar Fayad, Governor, Hidalgo; and Mauricio Leyva, Executive Vice-President & CEO, Grupo Modelo (AB InBev)

Diversifying trade partners through strategic clusters, export locations and education

Global Platform

In an interview with Global Platform, Omar Fayad, Governor of Hidalgo, discusses how establishing education and language programmes at the university level has fostered meaningful partnerships with Asian markets. Hidalgo’s role as a key logistical centre is a foundational element to Mexico’s strategy as it seeks to develop its market beyond current free trade agreements. Mauricio Leyva, Executive Vice-President and CEO of Grupo Modelo (AB InBev), speaks about the potential of Mexico as part of AB InBev’s international multimodal infrastructure network, and in particular, the expansion of Hidalgo’s plant and production capacity in the coming year that will solidify Mexico’s place as a leading beer-producing country on the world stage.