‘Mexico City is a progressive destination where the security risks are not insurmountable’
as a place to do business I think it is a progressive, open destination where the security risks are not insurmountable,” says Nick Panes, managing director of risk consultancy Control Risks (Mexico).
“For a business traveler, the primary risks are going to be around street crime, being in the wrong part of town at the wrong time. These issues can be mitigated by following some common-sense precautions, such as not taking taxis off the street, trying to maintain a low profile and avoiding obvious displays of wealth.”
What does the future look like? “Corruption is a still a high risk area in Mexico City but, in the long-term, we believe Mexico to be one of the fastestgrowing economies, because of all the strengths that it has when weighed against the weaknesses,”says Maplecroft’s Franco.
KPMG’s Ramirez predicts:“There will be more high-rise commercial space. There will be more sophistication, more efficiency and better transportation.You will see Mexico City evolving very close to cities such as NewYork or London.” BT