11. November 2013|News
Programme for visit in Mexico
HRH The Crown Prince and HRH The Crown Princess pay an official visit to Mexico on 11 – 13 November to lead a Danish business campaign together with the Minister for Health Astrid Krag.
Monday, 11 November
The Crown Prince Couple visit the CTHDUCA Foundation and are introduced to the foundation's work with education and care for people with Down's syndrome. The Crown Prince Couple are also introduced to a food complement, developed by the Palsgaard company, which contributes to improve the cognitive abilities for people with Down's syndrome.
Museum of Anthropology
The Crown Prince Couple pay a visit to the Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City and are shown around in the museum's three main exhibitions introducing Mexico's history.
The Crown Prince Couple are officially welcomed to Mexico by president HE Enrique Peña Nieto and wife Angélica Rivera de Peña in the presidential residence in Mexico City.
Papalote Children's Museum
During the visit at Papalote Children's Museum, the Crown Prince Couple are introduced to the permanent LEGO workshop at the museum where children can build "the city of the future" and learn about sustainability.
Ceremony with the Mayor of Mexico City
The Crown Prince Couple take part in the ceremony "Key to the city" with the Mayor of Mexico City Miguel Ángel Mancera. During the ceremony, the Crown Prince Couple are handed the key to the city. The ritual can be traced to the medieval times, where walls and locked gates fenced in cities. By handing over the key to the city, free entry to the city is symbolically given to the guests. The Crown Prince makes a speech at the ceremony.
Charity concert with the Raveonettes
The Crown Prince Couple attend a charity concert with the Danish band the Raveonettes. The concert takes place at El Plaza Condesa in Mexico City and funds from ticket sales are donated to the Diarq Foundation, which The Crown Prince Couple will visit on Wednesday 13 November.
Tuesday, 12 November
The Crown Prince Couple visit the business seminars "Food ingredients and optimization seminar", "Healthcare sector seminar", and "Agroindustry and food technology seminar" at St. Regis Hotel in Mexico City. The Crown Prince Couple are introduced to a display with products from 15 Danish companies who take part in the business seminars.
Chamber of Deputies
The Crown Prince Couple visit the Chamber of Deputies and witness the closing of a forum about ostomy complications and observe the establishment of the Congress' friendship group with Denmark. Furthermore, The Crown Prince Couple are introduced to an exhibition portraying the consequences of ostomy complications.
Inauguration of bicycle counter
The Crown Prince Couple take part in the inaguration of the first bicycle counter of its kind in Mexico. During the inaguration the Crown Prince Couple will give the starting signal to cyclists from the Mexican cyclist association who will pass by the bicycle counter.
Launch of exhibition on Danish Contemporary Architecture
The Crown Prince Couple participate in the launch of an exhibition which shows contemporary sustainable Danish design at the Soumaya Museum in Mexico City. The Crown Princess makes a speech at the launch.
The Danish Ambassador hosts a gala dinner with the participation of the Crown Prince Couple and representatives from the business delegation. The gala dinner takes place in the restored convent ex Convento de San Hipólito and courses inspired by the Danish-Mexican meeting are served. The Danish band the Raveonettes performs acoustic music during the dinner.
Wednesday, 13 November
The Crown Prince's programme
Visit at Sigma Alimentos Factory
The Crown Prince visits Sigma Alimentos Factory in Tula, which one of the municipalities in Hidalgo. The factory produces and distributes refrigerated and frozen food. During the visit the present Danish companies will showcase examples of Danish food technology.
The Crown Prince visits the state-owned oil company Pemex in Mexico City and takes part in a meeting with representatives from Pemex and the present Danish companies.
Renewable Energy Meeting
The Crown Prince attends a meeting with representatives from the Danish business delegation, the Federal Electricity Commission and decision makers. The meeting takes place in MUTEC - Technological Museum of the Federal Electricity Commission in Mexico City.
The Crown Prince Couple's programme
Healthcare innovation seminar
The Crown Prince Couple attend a recpetion with the participation of the Danish Minister of Health, Mexican decision makers in the health sector and representatives from the Danish business delegation. The Crown Princess gives a speech at the reception, which takes place after innovation panel sessions.
Reception at the Danish Residence
The Crown Prince Couple participate in a reception for the Danish colony in Mexico with the participation of Danish business owners in Mexico and Danish students studying in Mexico.
Visit at ABC Hospital
The Crown Prince Couple visit ABC Hospital, where Danish health solutions are introduced, and observe a Danish donation of medical equipment to the hospital's Emergency Department.
Visit at the Diarq Foundation
The Crown Prince Couple visit the Diarq Foundation, which offers safety in a sheltered home for women who are subject to domestic violence. During the visit the Crown Prince Couple are presented to the sheltered home and are introduced to women and children staying there.