Jalisco will soon play host to the first Digital Economy Show, being held on June 14-16 in Expo Guadalajara.
The show was announced by representatives of the private and governmental sector in Jalisco, who also revealed that the digital economy in Mexico has the potential to generate 4% of the country’s GDP,
One such representative, Daniel Curiel, coordinator of the Council of Industrial Chambers of Jalisco (CCIJ), highlighted the importance of introducing small and medium-sized enterprises into new models of digital innovation, such as Industry 4.0, e-commerce, automation, and robotization.
“The digitalization and innovation of Mexican companies is fundamental to improve the competitiveness and productivity of each of Mexico’s productive sectors,” he said at a recent press conference.
The President of the National Chamber of the Electronics, Telecommunications and Information Technology Industry (Canieti) in Jalisco, Isaac Avila, reiterated that digital transformation is a theme in the development of SMEs.
He added that, not only will they have an economic impact, but will amplify the issue of competitiveness and reducing costs, as the digital revolution affects all productive and social sectors.
In announcing the first edition of the Digital Economy Show, Curiel stressed that, given the power of the digital industry, these types of events are of vital importance, mainly for the productive sector.
In a press conference, he mentioned that this forum aims to promote and support companies, institutions, and society to join the ecosystem of digital transformation, through business linking, networking, and knowledge of future trends.
Ricardo Gómez, vice president of Concamin and president of the Commission for Innovation and Technology for Competitiveness at the CCIJ, said that the Digital Economy Show will present a series of world-class conferences, with the participation of more than 60 national and international speakers from the sectors related to Industry 4.0.
The show will cover the Internet of Things, Smart Cities, e-Commerce, e-Health, and Creative Digital Industries, in an exhibition area of more than 6,000 square meters. There will be 100 exhibiting companies, more than 2,500 participants, and 500 business meetings.
For the head of the Innovation, Science and Technology Secretariat, Jaime Reyes Robles, this forum is fundamental for the cultural transformation of all sectors of society, especially the “mental” change of small and medium enterprises.
He considers it an urgent topic to incorporate production plants into the digital era, in order for Mexican companies to adopt new technologies as a key element to detonate sales growth, optimize resources and processes, and improve information management, among other advantages offered by business digitization.