CHICAGO

Chicago is the largest city in the Midwest and its metropolitan area the third-largest in the United States with almost 10 million people. Nearly 30% of its residents are Hispanic, and the vast majority are of Mexican descent.

The impact of the Mexican community and strong cultural ties in the region promote business relationships between Mexico and the U.S.

The dominant industries in Chicago are Health Care & Social Assistance, Professional, Scientific & Technical Services, and Educational Services.

Over 130 Chicago-area companies are in Mexico, including Baxter, Groupon, Hyatt, Illinois Tool Works, Ingredion, McDonald’s, Motorola Solutions, and United Continental. There are also many Mexican companies with a presence in greater Chicago, including Amtex Chemical, Cemex, Bimbo, and Famsa.

The total trade in 2016 between Chicago and Mexico was 21.2 Billion dollars. The main import categories from Mexico to Illinois are electrical machinery, beer and spirits, machinery parts, vehicles and parts, optic instruments and plastics. The main export categories from Illinois to Mexico are electrical machinery, machinery parts, vehicles and parts, plastics and optic instruments.

Chicago and Mexico City have a Sister City relationship. 

Become an AEM Chicago Member!

Individual

Free 90 day trial.

$ 400
Annually
  • Individual membership
  • Free access to Lunch n Learn sessions (4-6 per year)*
  • Free access to Networking events (4-6 per year)*
  • Access to Exclusive AEM events
  • Free or discounted access to AEM events in other chapters
  • Special discounts & promos with AEM partners

Corporate

Free 90 day trial.

$ 1000
Annually
  • 3 people in membership
  • Free access to Lunch n Learn sessions (4-6 per year)*
  • Free access to Networking events (4-6 per year)*
  • VIP seating in special events
  • Access to Exclusive AEM events
  • Free or discounted access to AEM events in other chapters
  • Special discounts & promos with AEM partners

Exclusive AEM Chicago Chapter Benefits

Access to Lunch n Learn Sessions

Periodic sessions with recognized speakers on specific business topics like marketing, e-commerce, motivation, etc.

Access to Networking Events

We bring the right people together to challenge established thinking and drive transformation. Our networking events are one of a kind!

VIP Seating in Special Events

Corporate membership allows the members of your company registered, to enjoy VIP seating in most AEM events.

Access to Exclusive AEM member only events

There are specific events only for members with top businessmen and/or top government officials. You can be part of them!

Free or discounted access to AEM events in other chapters

We have more than 14 chapters across USA & Mexico. Regardless of what chapter you are member of, when traveling, you can contact the local chapter & get free or discounted access to their events.

Special discounts & promos with AEM partners

AEM partners with recognized brands & companies like IBC Bank, Delta / Aeroméxico airlines & Grupo Posadas hotels. As a member you can get special benefits with our partners.

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Ana Casanueva

Chicago Chapter President