CMX Partnerships Director, Mr. Juan Navarro, presented his most recent research on investments and supply chains resilience to Business leaders from the Asia Pacific

Asia Pacific, March 30, 2021. Mr. Juan Navarro, CMX Partnerships Director, presented today his most recent analytic report on investment policy and resilience on Global Value Chains (GVCs) to Business leaders and members from the APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC) during the meeting of the Regional Economic Integration Working Group (REIWG).Navarro made an exhaustive analysis on investment provisions of the CPTPP, the RCEP and the CAI agreements and provided seven strategic recommendations. He pointed out that in order to achieve GVCs resilience and promote economic recovery in a post-Covid-19 stage , facilitation on Foreign Direct Investment is essential. Navarro's report will be analyzed during the ABAC 2 Plenary Meeting on 11th May and if endorsed, it will be sent to the APEC SOM Chair 2021 for review and consideration.

 Pictured is Mr. Ho Meng Kit, REIWG Chair from ABAC Singapore, Mr. Motomu Takahashi REIWG Co-Chair from ABAC Japan and Mr. Stephen Jacobi from ABAC New Zealand (Host economy for 2021). 

Navarro was invited as one of the national experts for the deliberative process in the Foreign Policy by Canadians Initiative

Canada, March 15, 2021. CMX Partnerships Director, Mr. Juan Navarro participated as an expert alongside outstanding leaders during the deliberative process in the Foreign Policy by Canadians initiative. This extraordinary initiative was organized by the Canadian International Council (CIC), the Canadian Partnership for Women and Children's Health (CanWaCH) and  Global Canada. This was a democratic exercise aiming for openly discussing issues on Canadian foreign policy related to global public health, security, prosperity and human dignity. More information on this initiative here

Navarro is presented with CIPT certification

Canada, Feb 26, 2021. Juan Navarro, CMX Partnerships Director and Principal Researcher, was recently granted the professional designation Certified International Trade Professional (CITP) thanks to his wealth of knowledge and experience in the international trade field. This is the highest level of professional accreditation available to international business professionals in Canada and is granted by the Forum for International Trade Training (FITT) . The CITP designation is a mark of excellence in international trade that officially recognizes the professional competencies held by international trade professionals. The standards this designation embodies are bringing accountability and recognition to the level of skills and knowledge required for success in global markets.

Because this achievement, our director was featured in the Trade Ready Blog powered by the Foreign International Trade Training for his “incredible career in international trade”. Read more about Navarro's international trade journey, expertise, and advice in the CITP Spotlight here.

Navarro participated as panelist at event organized by the Canadian International Council (CIC) titled Canada & the Indo-Pacific – what next for Canada’s global trading interests?

Canada, Dec 2020. Great conversation on global trade, investments and business opportunities in the panel “Canada and the Indo-Pacific” where Mr. Juan Navarro,  CMX Partnerships Director, presented his analysis on this dynamic region alongside distinguished experts and leaders in international trade. Navarro was joined in this panel by Hugh Stephens, Fellow with the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada, Brian Parrott, Associate Faculty at Royal Roads University, Phil Calvert, Senior Fellow with the China Institute University of Alberta, Margaret Cornish, Honourary Research Fellow with the Institute for Asian Research, and Victor Ramraj, Director Centre for Asia-Pacific Initiatives at the University of Victoria who moderated this this panel. This was an event organized by the Canadian International Council (CIC) Victoria Chapter and it is part of its Global Economy Agenda. 

CIC branches across Canada are holding numerous events focused on Global Public Health, the Global Economy, Climate Change and Security as lead-up to the national virtual event “Foreign Policy By Canadians”, which will be held in February 2021. The aim of CIC Victoria’s Global Economy focused events is to address the current state of Canada’s international trading relations, with a focus on the Indo-Pacific, and determine what strategic economic pivots might exist that could permit Canada to better safeguard its national interests while also promoting its values. 

You can see the video of this conversation here.

Navarro participated as keynote speaker at APEC Policy Dialogue

Japan, Sep 2020. CMX Partnerships Director, Mr. Juan Navarro, was honoured to have been the keynote speaker for the APEC Policy Dialogue on Competition Policy held virtually on September 16-17. The objective of this international event was to examine the value of including high-quality and comprehensive competition related rules in Free Trade Agreements that ensure a competitive business climate by providing a predictable and supportive environment for business and investment. During his keynote Navarro presented some of the main challenges and obstacles that competition policy faces in the context of trade accords but also some of the remedies to overcome these and move forward in the solutions.

Additionally, Navarro participated in other panel discussions as part of the Policy Dialogue where he was joined by distinguished academics, international experts and senior officials from organizations such as the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR),  Vietnam Competition Council, the Canada Competition Bureau, the Philippine Competition Commission and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs from Japan. In these panels, Navarro explained how competition-related provisions could  contribute not only to promote fair competition, and ensure equal treatment among business stakeholders, but also to ensure inclusiveness and equal opportunity for Small and Medium Enterprises and underrepresented groups such as women and young entrepreneurs. APEC is the premier Asia-Pacific economic forum whose primary goal is to support sustainable economic growth and prosperity in the Asia-Pacific region.

CMX Partnerships Director was a speaker at APEC workshop

Asia Pacific, Aug 2020. CMX Partnerships Director, Mr. Juan Navarro, Participated as one of the speakers at the APEC - Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Event titled: Manufacturing services workshop, Contribution to the final Review of MSAP. In this international event broadcasted via online, Mr. Navarro presented his comparative analysis of the Services in Manufacturing Action Plan (MSAP) in the context of the CPTPP agreement. Authorities, business leaders, scholars and stakeholders from the 21 economies of APEC attended this online where they analyzed the role of services in regional supply chains.

You can consult Mr. Navarro' presentation here

 #ServicesInManufacturing  #valuechains   #trade  #investments #research  #economicrecovery  #Resilience

A very productive meeting with the Consul General of Mexico in Vancouver

Victoria, BC, Canada, February 2020. A very productive meeting among the Consul General of Mexico in Vancouver. Hon. Berenice Diaz, The President of the Vancouver Island Economic Alliance Mr. George Hanson, and CMX Partnerships Director Mr. Juan Navarro to talk about business opportunities between Vancouver Island region and Mexico. During this meeting they explored the possibilities to encourage more partnerships, trade and investments between both countries and making use of the trade tools available such as the Free Trade designation got by Vancouver Island some months ago. Our company is pleased for having promoted and organized this gathering with the firm belief that there is a lot of potential and interest to develop initiatives together between private and public sector institutions from both nations.

CMX Partnerships Director presented his most recent study to the APEC Business leaders

Sydney, Australia, February 2020. CM Partnerships Director and Principal Researcher Mr. Juan Navarro presented his most recent research on competition policy to the business leaders from the 21 APEC economies during their first 2020 meeting in Sydney, Australia. Navarro’s report aims to contribute to the understanding of competition policy provisions in the context of next-generation Free Trade Agreements occurring in the Asia Pacific that might have a meaningful impact on business success by providing innovative and comprehensive solutions to key trade and investment issues that are imperative to be addressed by APEC economies. Competition policy provisions from six trade pacts were analyzed by Navarro to complete this report, namely, the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP); the Canada, United States and Mexico agreement (CUSMA); and four other agreements among the European Union and Asia-Pacific economies.

Over this international gathering, Navarro had the opportunity to engage with business leaders and authorities from all across the Asia-Pacific such as Dr. Rebecca Sta Maria, APEC executive director, the Consul General of Canada in Australia, Hon. Angela Bogdan and Dato Rohana Tan Sri Mahmood, ABAC chair 2020 who is a very successful businessperson from Malaysia. Navarro was chosen by the APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC) as the most qualified researcher to complete this important report for this leading organization that represents the official voice from the private sector in the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC). To be noted, Navarro’s report received the plenary endorsement, which means it will be submitted in the next weeks to the analysis and consideration of the SOM Chair Mr. Hairil Yahri Yaacob, deputy secretary-general of the Ministry of International Trade and Industry from Malaysia, which is the host economy for APEC 2020.


APEC is composed of a group of 21 economies including Canada whose primary goal is to support sustainable economic growth and prosperity in the Asia-Pacific region.

CMX Partnerships Director attended Business meetings in Japan

Tokyo, Japan. January 2020. Mr. Juan Navarro Director of our company was invited by Business people to visit Japan to present his analysis and research about trade and investments issues. During his stay in Tokyo, Mr. Navarro had fruitful meetings with business people, scholars and local leaders where they exchanged views about promotion of free and open trade, services and investments.

CMX Partnerships Director, Mr. Juan Navarro with  Mr. Motomu Takahashi Counselor of Mitsui & Co.



Great attendance to the Canada-Mexico Opportunities event

Victoria, BC, Canada. November 2019. There was a great attendance to the event organized by our company to discuss business opportunities between #Canada and #Mexico. For this business event, we had the distinguished visit and presentation of former Canadian ambassador Mr. John Treleaven. The audience was composed by professionals and leaders in different fields who are interested to boost initiatives between both nations.

#Trade #Business #betterworld

Left to right: Dr. Pedro Marquez (RRU vice-president), Dr. John Treleaven (Former Canadian Ambassador) and  Mr. Juan Navarro (CMX Partnerships Director)

CMX Partnerships Director participated as a Panelist in the international event organized by the Pacific Economic Cooperation Council (PECC)

Vancouver, BC. October 2019. CMX Partnerships director, Mr. Juan Navarro, was a panelist at the event organized by by the Pacific Economic Cooperation Council (PECC) where attended leaders and experts from all over the world. The event was titled I  "Asia-Pacific Strategies for the Global Trading System" where Mr. Navarro had the opportunity to share the panel with Canada's ambassador and permanent representative to the World Trade Organization Mr. Stephen de Boer, Former WTO Director Mr. Pascal Lamy and Former PEEC Co-Chair Dr. Charles Morrison.

Navarro is selected a finalist for the national mentorship award granted by Futurpreneur Canada

Canada,  november 2019. Juan Navarro, CMX Partnerships Director, has been selected as a finalist for the Vivian Prokop Mirchandani Mentorship Award which is granted by Futurpreneur Canada. This year, some incredible nominations were received from mentors across Canada and Juan Navarro was chosen as one of the five finalists due to his volunteer work as a business mentor advising and guiding young entrepreneurs. It should be noted that Futurpreneur Canada has more than 3,000 mentors across the country. This award recognizes a mentor who has demonstrated a sincere and empowering commitment to mentoring young entrepreneurs and helping to build the small business community. This year’s winners will be announced during Global Entrepreneurship Week in November 2019.

Navarro participated as a panelist in international event organized by MIKTA

Vancouver, BC. Canada, October 2019. Great panel discussion organized by MIKTA economies (Mexico, Indonesia, South Korea, Turkey and Australia) about the role of the middle Power economies where our director was a panelist with Stewart Beck, President at Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada, Leslie Armijo, SFU Professor and David Chatterson, Former Canadian Ambassador. During his participation,  Navarro pointed out that Mikta’s goals to bridge divides in the multilateral system and build consensus on challenging issues are meaningful. The value of Mikta lies not only in the diversity of their economies with a mutual interest based on a rules-based global order, but also in the strategic role that they play in their regions, including their active participation in international trade and free trade agreements. Navarro added that even though Mitka represents a small part of the global economy, Mitka members have demonstrated, individually, for several years, a dedicated commitment to open trade and business promotion. Now, they have the opportunity as a group to contribute to defusing trade tensions based on their solid presence through Regional Trade Agreements (RTAs).



Business advice from our Director to Futurpreneur Canada

Canada, October 2019. Our director Juan Navarro wrote a business advice to support young entrepreneurs who are part of the prestigious program at Futurpreneur Canada. You can Read it here

#Entrepreneurship #SMEs #BusinessSuccess #ThinkBig

CMX Partnerships director was invited by APEC Chair to participate in the Second Senior Officials’ Meeting (SOM2) held Chile

Viña del Mar, May 2019. Mr. Navarro,  director and principal researcher in our company, was honoured to participate in the Second Senior Officials Meeting (SOM2) of APEC held in Chile. In this meeting, Navarro had the opportunity to present to the senior officials of the 21 Asia Pacific economies which form this forum, his research completed for the APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC) titled "FTAAP: Next Generation Trade and Investments Issues, a business perspective". This research presented a comparative analysis among three pathways of the eventual FTAAP (CPTPP, RCEP and Pacific Alliance) taking up issues of State Owned Enterprises (SOEs), E-commerce, Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs), Transparency, Competition and Cross-Border Trade in Service. Read more about the research here.

CMX Partnerships director participated as a panelist in the Multi-Stakeholder Dialogue APEC Towards 2020 and Beyond

Viña del Mar, May 2019. CMX Partnerships Director, Juan Navarro was invited by the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Forum to participate in the panel titled "the Evolving Trade System and Role of APEC" together with Dr. Craik VanGrasstek from the John F. Kennedy School, Harvard University and Dr. Sheng Bin, Dean, School of Economics, Nankai University. The panel was moderated by Mr. Rodrigo Yáñez, General Directorate of Foreign Economic Affairs, Chile. This panel was part of the "APEC Multi-Stakeholder Dialogue" that brought together senior officials, diplomats, academics and leaders from the private sector of the 21 APEC economies with the objective to discuss the emerging issues that will need to be addressed by APEC.



Futurpreneur Canada features an interview with CMX Partnerships Director on his experience as a business mentor

April, 2019. Canada. Futurpreneur Canada features an interview with CMX Partnerships Director on his experience as a business mentor to young entrepreneurs. Juan Navarro has been supporting entrepreneurs to turn their business ideas to realities in this national program since two years ago. This week Futurpreneur Canada has recognized its mentors as a part of the National Volunteer Week 2019. Futurpreneur is a non-profit organization with national presence that provides financing, mentoring and support tools to aspiring business owners aged 18-39. Their internationally recognized mentoring program hand matches young entrepreneurs with business experts. You can read the interview here

CMX Partnerships was a proud partner of the most important event from Western Canada

March, 2019, British Columbia, Canada. The 2019 #BCTECHSummit event was again a great success and we had the opportunity to collaborate and to be a partner of this international conference. Together with over 90 organizations, CMX Partnerships supported a terrific three days of showcasing Canada’s thriving innovation ecosystem and spotlighting the ways emerging technologies have the power to solve challenges, create business value and make people's lives better.

During the event our Director, Juan Navarro, had the opportunity to talk to Premier of British Columbia Hon. John Horgan about our different initiatives connecting the province with Mexico and other regions around the globe.



Juan Navarro, CMX Partnerships Director, presented research to ABAC leaders

March, 2019. Atlanta, USA. CMX Partnerships Director and principal researcher, Mr. Juan Navarro, was chosen by the APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC) to complete one of their most important research projects for 2018/2019. This research aims to provide deep analysis of six of the most important next generation trade and investment issues (NGeTI) currently affecting business, namely, state-owned enterprises (SOEs), electronic commerce, intellectual property rights (IPRs), transparency, competition and cross-border trade in services. Navarro did a comparative analysis of these trade and investment issues in the context of three relevant regional economic trade agreements occurring in the Asia Pacific: the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), the Pacific Alliance (PA), and the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP).

Navarro has been working on this research during the last eight months and he presented the results to the business leaders from the 21 economies that are part of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) during the first ABAC meeting of 2019 carried out in Atlanta on March 3. During his presentation Navarro mentioned that as the advancement of the digital economy evolves in every aspect of business, the issues defined as NGeTI have increased in relevance and visibility. He added that to respond to emerging demands and challenges in business, NGeTI need to be identified and addressed to articulate in consistent rules for trade and investment.

This is the second time Navarro has completed a research project for ABAC; the first was in 2016 when he completed an analysis on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the Pacific Alliance (PA) where he stressed out these two agreements meant not only two pathways toward higher regional economic integration in the region, but also complementary agreements that could contribute to the creation of the eventual realization of the Free Trade Area of the Asia Pacific (FTAAP).

The final report submitted by our Director to ABAC leaders will be released in the next weeks and is expected to be widely shared in the Asia Pacific region.

We are proudly a community partner of the most important business event in Western Canada: the BCTECHSummit 2019

CMX Partnerships is proudly partnering with the 2019 #BCTECHSummit!  “The Reality Revolution”

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CMX Partnerships director is chosen by ABAC to complete an international Research Project

December, 2018, British Columbia, Canada. Juan Navarro, CMX Partnerships Director and Principal researcher, was recently chosen by the APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC) to complete one of their research projects for 2019. This international research project aims to analyze six of the most important Next Generation Trade and Investments Issues (NGeTI) which might contribute to deeper regional integration, sustained economic growth and rising living standards for all in the Asia-Pacific region. 

As part of this research project, a delegation of ABAC visited Canada to carry out a working meeting with Mr. Navarro; this meeting was hosted by Royal Roads University. The business delegation was led by Mr. MotomuTakahashi who is Co-Chair of the Regional Economic Integration Working Group in ABAC and Counselor in Mitsui & Co., Ltd. 

ABAC was created by the APEC Economic Leaders in November 1995 to provide advice on the implementation of the Osaka Action Agenda and on other specific business sector priorities, and to respond when the various APEC fora request information about business-related issues.

CMX Partnerships signed an agreement with leading Mexican University

Victoria, BC, Canada. Aug 2018. CMX Partnerships signed a collaboration agreement with the Autonomous University of Guerrero to promote initiatives in the knowledge economy, to develop mentoring programs, and to foster strategic alliances and bilateral projects in the context of the Canada - Mexico relationship. The agreement was signed by Dr. Javier Saldaña, Chancellor of the UAGro and president of the consortium of Universities of Mexico (CUMex) and our director, Mr. Juan Navarro.

As part of this event, Dr. Javier Saldaña offered a talk on the challenges and opportunities of Education in Mexico. This was the official launched of the Asia-Pacific Series organized by our company which aims to analyze strategic topics in the region. Thank you so much to all the leaders who attended this event and institutions supporting this initiative.

CMX Partnerships organized visit of Consul General of Mexico to Victoria, BC 

BC, Canada, June 2018. We were honoured to organize the visit to Victoria from the Consul General of Mexico in Vancouver, Mrs. Berenice Diaz. The goal of this visit was to strengthen the Canada-Mexico relationship through the participation of the Consul in different meetings. During these events, the Consul General of Mexico had the opportunity to dialogue and analyze opportunities between Canada and Mexico together with local leaders. The visit included meetings with local authorities, academics and graduate students, and as well with Mexican Leaders living in this region of Canada. 

Please find some pictures below of these important meetings, that CMX Partnerships Director, Mr. Juan Navarro, had the opportunity to organize.

CMX Partnerships founder, Juan Navarro, has been chosen to be one of the Top 75 Finalists for the 10th annual RBC Canada Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Awards 2018

Canada, April 2018. We're pleased to share that CMX Partnerships founder, Juan Navarro, has been chosen to be one of the Top 75 Finalists for the 10th annual @RBC_CanadaTop 25 Canadian Immigrant Awards 2018! These are very prestigious awards that recognize the contributions from leaders and immigrants to Canada in different fields. 
These awards are known as a People's Choice Award, so voting is an important part of the process to narrow down the shortlist to the final Top 25. So we invite you to vote for him between today and May 17, 2018, vote here

The Top 25 winners will then be announced in late June 2018. #rbctop25 #inspiring #cdnimm

University of Calgary released research project completed by CMX Partnerships together with Transpacific Connections

Canada, January 2018. The prestigious School of Public Policy of the University of Calgary released the research paper completed by Hugh Stephens (former member of Foreign Affairs Canada and Principal at Trans-Pacific Connections) and CMX Partnerships director Juan Navarro. The paper was titled "Canada and Associate Membership in the Pacific Alliance: an important part of a Global Trade Strategy" and the goal was to create awareness of the real opportunity that represents Latin America for Canada and this specific trade agreement that will have an important impact in the Asia-Pacific region.  

Please click here to read this paper.

Memorandum of Understanding between RRU and UAGro

Vancouver, BC, Canada. Sep 2017.  As part of the agenda of the High-level educational mission organized by our company for the Consortium of Mexican Universities (CUMex) to visit British Columbia; it was signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOA) between Royal Roads University and "Universidad Autonoma de Guerrero" (UAGRo). This signing ceremony was celebrated after a working meeting between both institutions where were discussed specific initiatives to collaborate and work together in benefit of their students, professors and academic communities. This was the last meeting of the educational mission which had a total of eigh high-level meetings between the Mexican delegation and Canadian Counterparts, and the signature of two bilateral agreements. CMX Partnerships Director, Juan Navarro, said "It has been a very enriching experience to organize this educational mission, we are very proud to have contributed with both nations, Canada and Mexico, through bringing together leaders, universities and key institutions that share the interest in fostering international education, collaboration, and partnerships in benefit of society".

Meeting between Mitacs Canada and CUMex

Vancouver, BC, Canada. Sep 2017.  As part of the agenda of the High-level educational mission organized by our company for the Consortium of Mexican Universities (CUMex) to visit British Columbia; the Mexican Delegation visited the headquarter offices of Mitacs Canada to have a meeting with MITACS CEO, Dr. Alejandro Adem and senior staff of this leading institution. During this meeting were analyzed the opportunities to promote joint programs to facilitate international experiences for both Mexican and Canadian students. Mitacs is a national, not-for-profit organization that has designed and delivered research and training programs in Canada for 15 years. Working with 60 universities, thousands of companies, and both federal and provincial governments, Mitacs builds partnerships that support industrial and social innovation.


Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between BCCIE and CUMex

Vancouver, BC, Canada. Sep 2017.  As part of the agenda of the High-level educational mission organized by our company for the Consortium of Mexican Universities (CUMex) to visit British Columbia; it was signed the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between CUMex and the BC Council for International Education (BCCIE). This important event was celebrated after a working meeting between both institutions where were discussed the opportunities and challenges that International Education offers for Canada and Mexico and how both countries can keep working together to increase their exchanges, academic mobility and joint programs. During this event, we were honoured to have the presence of the Consul General of Mexico in Vancouver, Mrs. Berenice Diaz, Dr. Randall Martin, BCCIE executive director, senior officials from both institutions, and our  Director, Juan Navarro who is the head of this educational mission. This new MOA between Canadian and Mexican Institutions will offer benefits for professors, students and overall academic community; and it will make easier the exchange of knowledge, collaboration and synergies. The BC Council for International Education (BCCIE) plays a vital role in facilitating BC’s International Education engagement to the mutual benefit of BC and country partners such whereas CUMex involves thirty (30) higher level institutions distinguished for serving more than 93% of enrolment of advanced technical degrees, associate degrees and bachelor degrees of high quality programs in Mexico.



Participation into the Mexi-Can Forum: NAFTA without Walls

Vancouver, BC, Canada. Sep 2017.  CMX Partnerships Director, Juan Navarro, participated successfully as moderator of the NAFTA Benefits Panel into the 3rd. Edition of the Mexi-Can Forum, this year´s topic: NAFTA without walls. The forum had a great attendance from scholars, business people, and from private and public sectors leaders. The participants of this panel were Mr. Charles Dumbrille, partner at 3i Partners and president of the Canadian International Council Vancouver Chapter, Dr. John Ries, Professor and Senior Associate at UBC Sauder School of Business and Dr. Mark Thompson, Professor emeritus of Industrial Relations at UBC Sauder School of Business.

High level Educational mission to BC

Vancouver, BC, Canada. Aug

 2017.  CMX Partnerships is proud to announce that is organizing a high level education mission to British Columbia, Canada. The Delegation is formed by educational leaders from Mexico who are members from The Consortium of Mexican Universities (CUMex). CUMex is one of the most important organizations in higher education in that nation  and it represents  thirty (30) higher level Mexican institutions distinguished for serving more than 93% of enrollment of advanced technical degrees, associate degrees and bachelor degrees in high-quality programs in Mexico. The Mexican Delegation will be led by CMX Director Juan Navarro and Dr. Javier Saldaña Almazán. President of CUMex and Rector of the Autonomous University of Guerrero (UAGro) México. The agenda is composed of various meetings with leading universities and educational organizations. One of the Meetings will be a roundtable in partnership with the BC Council for International Education (BCCIE) on wednesday sep 20th, 2017. All the information here

CMX Partnerships participated in "Capital Cafe" event

Victoria, BC, Canada. Aug 2017.  CMX Partnerships participated in "Capital Cafe" event which was a collaboration between and Capital Investment Network (CIN). This event featured the companies currently on FrontFundr platform. These companies are Deetken, PROtect, World Tree COP, Pique Fund, and Hummingbird Hydrogen.

During this event, CMX Partnerships director, Juan Navarro, participated together with other business comunity members in a conversation related to investing and crowdfunding.

Don´t miss out the third edition of the Mexi-Can Forum

Vancouver, BC, Canada. Sep 2017.  CMX Partnerships is a proud strategic partner of the Third Edition of the Mexi-Can Forum. An annual conference to discuss and analyze topics of the Canada-Mexico relationship organized by the Society of Mexican Talent in BC. This year topic is NAFTA without Walls and as previous editions the delegates are scholars, innovators, entrepreneurs and leaders from private and public sectors interested to boost initiatives between both nations. This conference will be held on thursday september 7, 2017 at Down Vancouver (UBC Robson SquareI. Don't miss your chance to mix, mingle, and learn about the current status of NAFTA negotiations and implications around it. In this forum, Juan Navarro CMX Partnerships director will be presenting together with great leaders and serving as a monitor in the Panel titled "NAFTA Benefits".  Below some of the speakers and panelists. All the information and register here



Visit to the University of Victoria (UVIC)

Victoria, BC, Canada. Aug 2017.  CMX Partnerships Director Visited to the University of Victoria to strengthen our collaboration with them and to keep promoting their English and continuing education programs abroad. During the visit our director walked around their amazing facilities and talked with the authorities who lead the program. People and/or groups Interested to study in Canada do not hesitate to send us an email to                                         We are committed to promote International Education and Academic Mobility.

Open house event organized by the new BC Government

Victoria, BC, Canada. July 2017.  CMX Partnerships Director attended the open house event organized by the new BC government. During this event, our director had the opportunity to listen to the Premier John Horgan about the new plans of the entering government, and he also talked with different ministers about their plans and the agenda that our company is boosting in benefit of the province.


Visit to the Institute of Best Corporate Practices in Mexico

Guadalajara, Jal, Mexico. May 2017.  CMX Partnerships Director and the President of the Institute of Best Corporate Practices in Mexico (IMMPC) had a meeting to advance in the partnership between both institutions. The goal of this alliance is to promote exchanges and programs in benefit of the membership of this institute and to find strategic partners for them in Canada. Moreover, CMX Partnerships will start to offer executive programs for the membership of the IMMPC through the several alliances that our company has with Canadian Universities.

Presentation at prestigious Mexican University

Guadalajara, Jal, Mexico, May 2017. During his tour for Mexico, our director was invited by Monterrey Tech University to share their experience about business and educational opportunities in Canada . This prestigious institution is considered one of the top universities in Latin america and has a very good place in worldwide rankings. Mr. Navarro shared their views about opportunities to do busines with Canada, as well of the broad range of universities where students can apply to study abroad. The students showed a lot of interest to visit Canada in the future and to try to boost business initiatives that link even more both nations: Canada and Mexico.

CMX Partnerships at the Innovation Match Forum

Mexico City, May 2017. Our director Juan Navarro presented successfully his insights and research about innovation and trade during the international forum: Innovation Match carried out at Mexico City. This forum brought together around 600 leaders from 30 nations around the globe to share trends and opportunities related to innovation.

Starting Educational Mission at BC 

Vancouver, BC. March 13, 2017. Our company started today the educational mission that was planning during the last months to visit British Columbia. Our goal with this initiative is to introduce educational institutions from Canada with Mexican Counterparts, to explore new opportunities of collaboration related to internationalization, academic mobility,and exchanges; as well to plant the seeds for partnerships and bilateral agreements. Juan Navarro CMX Partnerships Director thanked to the authorities from the British Columbia Council for International Education and the British Columbia Institute of Technology for having us and supporting this educational mission. Likewise, he expressed his gratitude to "Universidad Panamericana" from Mexico for accepting his invitation to visit BC. During the second day of activities of this educational mission is planned that delegates attend the BCTech Summit which is a unique event in the region and a great place to make global connections with leaders from around the world.

Visit to Mitacs Canada. 

Vancouver, BC, Canada. Feb 16, 2017. Juan Navarro, Director at CMX Partnerships, visited the office of Mitacs Canada to talk about the educational mission to visit British Columbia that our company is organizing for next March. The delegation is composed by Senior Officials from educational institutions from Mexico. During this visit our director talked with Mitacs CEO, Dr. Alejandro Adem and explained to him the goals of this initiative and expressed the interest of the Mexican Institutions to meet with their institution. The Office of Mitacs is located in the beautiful UBC Campus.


CMX Partnerships a community partner of the largest tech conference in BC: The BCTECH Summit on March 2017

BC, Canada, Jan 30, 2017. CMX Partnerships is proud to announce that is a community partner of the most important Tech event in the province which is all about innovation and ideas applied to all the economic sectors. Don’t miss out the largest tech conference in British Columbia!  The #BCTECH Summit on March 14 -15, 2017 at the Vancouver Convention Centre. 

The two-day conference will showcase BC’s vibrant tech sector, build cross-sector business opportunities and explore the latest ideas and innovations fueling our economy.  The #BCTECH Summit brings together the entire tech ecosystem and offers something for everyone - whether you are a SME looking for new capital or partnerships, a student or graduate seeking opportunities in tech, or an investor ready to capitalize on the next big thing.    Take part in all the opportunities at the #BCTECH Summit:  

  • Hear fresh ideas from global thought leaders and be inspired on how to propel your business forward.  
  • Impactful session on key sectors, from fintech to agritech to digital health and transportation. Technology is reshaping the way all businesses function – and our lives. 
  •  See, hear and experience BC’s most innovative technologies at the interactive Marketplace, Technology Showcase, Startup Square and Future Realities. 
  • Become an exhibitor and meet potential customers and partners in the ultimate networking space! 
  • Pitch  in  the  Investment  Showcase for  funding  opportunities  with  local  and  international  investors.   If you are investment-ready, be sure to apply. 
  • Meet potential customers, investors and partners to accelerate your business in facilitated B2B Meetings.
  •  Explore the opportunities in tech at Youth Innovation Day with valuable information in education, training and career opportunities. Plus, employers will be there seeking new talent! 

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Invitation to participate in the trade mission to British Columbia, Canada

Canada, Jan 10, 2017. CMX Partnerships is proud to announce that is organizing a trade mission to visit British Columbia (BC), Canada. This trade mission will be carried out from March 13th to March 18th in two of the most important cities of BC: Vancouver and Victoria. The trade mission is open to Mexican Business people and leaders interested to explore opportunities and to promote partnerships and collaborations with Canadian counterparts.  Deadline to register: January 30, 2017 at noon.

This initiative is carried out with the support of institutions of Canada and Mexico and having as strategic partners two leading institutions which promotes innovation and overall business: Innovation Match organization and Centro Kappa de Conocimiento. More information at:

CMX Partnerships participated in the International Business presenting Business Opportunities in Canada

Campeche, Mexico, Dec 21, 2016. Our director, Juan Navarro, presented successfully an analysis about business opportunities in Canada during the International Business Summit carried out in Campeche state, Mexico together with global leaders to local entrepreneurs and leaders.

Director of CMX Partnerships participated in event organized by the BC Ministry of International Trade, in cooperation with the Korea Importers Association (KOIMA), Global Affairs Canada, the Canada Korea Business Association, and Canadian Manufactures and Exporters

Vancouver, BC, Oct 24, 2016. This was an international Event where selected leaders and companies from BC had the opportunity to talk with the delegates from South Korea. About KOIMA, it promotes trade with nations such as Canada that enjoy a free trade agreement with South Korea. The Canada-Korea Free Trade Agreement is Canada’s only free trade agreement in Asia and provides a gateway for B.C. companies to gain a foothold in the Asia Pacific market, as South Korea offers strategic access to regional and global value chains. During this international event, our director, Mr. Juan Navarro,  had the opportunity to participate in business meetings with Corean Busines people which are looking for new opportunities here in BC. 

Director of CMX Partnerships was selected by the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada to complete research about the relevance of the TPP and the Pacific Alliance

Vancouver, BC. October 28, 2016 Juan Salvador Navarro Estrada, Director and principal researcher of CMX Partnerships, has been selected by the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada (APF Canada) to carry out a research project which offers a comparative analysis of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the Pacific Alliance (PA), two of the most important Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) negotiated in the last few years. APF Canada is interested in supporting research that assists in helping Canadians understand the TPP and the PA as pathways towards higher regional economic integration in the Asia-Pacific Region. This research will be published by the APF Canada in mid-November.

Mr. Navarro has vast experience conducting economic analysis, studies and research as an economist for 10 years at the Mexican Central Bank, as well as a university professor at prestigious universities. During the past year, Mr. Navarro has focused his research on themes related to international trade and FTAs. In addition, Mr. Navarro is a successful Canadian business entrepreneur, member and leader in different business and global organizations such as the Canadian International Council.

The Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada (APF Canada) is a not-for-profit organization focused on Canada's relations with Asia. A leading institution in research and analysis on Canada-Asia relations for over thirty years, APF Canada has developed strong ties with policy-makers, business leaders, academics, and opinion makers in Canada and throughout the Asia Pacific region.Its mission is to be Canada's catalyst for engagement with Asia and Asia's bridge to Canada. They do this by partnering with both the private and public sector.

The Hispanic Literature Tour was a great success

Our director, Juan Navarro informed that thanks to the great participation of many people, as well of several leading institutions and companies from Canada and Mexico, the Hispanic Literature Tour was a great success. This international event was organized by our company, CMX Partnerships, looking to promote the hispanic Literature. The event had as a guest writer to Juan Carlos González Alarcon, a prestigious mexican writer who shared with the different audiences his experience, work and passion for literature. The Tour included visits to the prestigious Vancouver Central Library, as well to universities such as UBC, UVIC, KPU, and many more. The event was seen  around the globe thanks to the social media and the coverage of different media.  Juan Navarro said that this event was not possible without the support of sponsors and institutions that share the vision that together we can build tremendous capacities and to help to build bridges between Canada and Mexico. Check one video here


CMX Partnerships in the international TPP Forum organized by COMEXI

Our director, Juan Navarro, was invited to participate in the international TPP forum organized by The Mexican Council on Foreign Relations (COMEXI). This forum brought together global leaders, experts, politicians, congress people, business people, ministers and former ministers who negotiated the TPP to discuss and analyze the benefits and challenges of this FTA. This important event was carried out in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Mexico City. More pictures here

CMX Partnerships launches the Hispanic Literature Tour

September 2016. According to our mission we are organizing the "Hispanic Literature Tour 2016"  to promote the cultural link between institutions and people from Canada and Mexico. For this tour, we will have the presence of the prestigious Mexican writer  Juan Carlos González Alarcón (biography here)During his visit, he will be presenting his work to different audiences, dialoguing about the best readings in Hispanic literature, and encouraging the good use of Spanish. We invite to people interested in hispanic literature to attend the inaugural event on Monday, September 26th at the Vancouver Central Library at 6 pm.  We are carrying out this initiative with the goal of promoting Hispanic literature and to creating and strengthening the cultural links between Canada and Mexico. Presentations during this tour will be delivered in Spanish.

If you are interested to attend the Inaugural Event please register here

Participation in the International congress of Financial Research of IMEF

August 2016. CMX Partnerships through our director participated in the research congress of the Mexican Institute of Financial Executives (IMEF). At this event, specialists from different global institutions including the International Monetary Fund (IMF)presented their research and analysis related to finance, economics and global issues . Our director presented the importance of International Trade and specifically of the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement. Pictures here.


Visit and lectures in the University of Colima

Colima, Mexico. August 2016. Our director was invited by Colima University to present his analysis about the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and his economic impact applied to Colima State. During the visit Juan Navarro had the opportunity to talk about the benefits and challenges of the TPP with academics, researchers and students, as well to authorities of the University and the government of that state. As well, our director shared the opportunities both in business and education between Mexico and Canada. Pictures here.


Note about our visit to Colima University here

CMX Partnerships in the International Forum Innovation Match 2016.

Guadalajara, Jal. Mexico. April 8, 2016. Our director Juan Navarro presented succesfully during the Innovation Match Mx his research about the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the potential opportunities that this FTA offers to collaborate between Canada and México. At this international Forum attended researchers, business people, authorities and global leaders from more than 35 nations.


CMX Partnerships co-organized International Trade Event

Vancouver, BC. March, 2016. CMX Partnerships co-organized together with members of the Forum for International Trade Trainning (FITT) in British Coumbia the event "Doing Business Canada-Mexico". During this important event, Our director, Juan Navarro, presented his analysis about the business opportunities between these two nations and how our company is promoting connections and partnerships. In this event also presented their views and analysis the Consul General of Mexico in Vancouver, the Trade Comissioner of Mexico in the region and a former embassador of Canada. The attendees o this event were Leaders in international trade and professionals interested in this bilateral relationship. 

CMX Partnerships in the Latin American Series organized by the Victoria Chamber of Commerce.

Victoria, BC. Feb 17, 2016. Our director, Juan Navarro, presented to business leaders during the Latin American Series organized by the Victoria Chamber of Commerce his experience and analysis about the business opportunities in Mexico.

CMX Partnerships testified partnership between Mitacs and Mexico’s CONACyT

Vancouver, BC. Feb 17, 2016. Our director, Juan Navarro, was presented during the sign of the partnership between two key institutions from Canada and Mexico, Mitacs and CONAcyT, respectevely. This partnership is to create opportunities for graduate students from both countries to participate in industrial research internships.