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2017 Mexico City Conference:  "Mexico and North America – A Global Powerhouse"

U.S.-Mexico Border Trade

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May 19, 2017

New York, May 19, 2017—Mexico, the United States, and Canada make up one of the most competitive regions in the world. The three economies have become tightly integrated since the adoption of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), accounting for 12 percent of world trade, 28 percent of global GDP, and 26 percent of the world's foreign direct investment flows.

The future of NAFTA as well as the opportunities for deeper North American integration will be the main topics discussed at the event Latin American Cities Conference “Mexico and North America: A Global Power House,” organized by Americas Society/Council of the Americas, in partnership with the Secretariat of Foreign Affairs on Tuesday, May 23, 9:00 a.m. at the Palacio Nacional, Mexico City (see the agenda). This conference will be webcast live.


Press registration: Please provide your name, media outlet, and contact information to mediarelations@as-coa.org by Monday, May 22 at 12:00 p.m. Please note only previously registered media will be admitted to the event. The Palacio Nacional is located at Plaza de la Constitución S/N, colonia Centro, delegación Cuauhtémoc, Mexico City. Media members will be admitted at calle de Moneda.


Confirmed speakers at “Mexico and North America: A Global Power Houseinclude Luis Videgaray, Secretary of Foreign Affairs; Ildefonso Guajardo Villarreal, Secretary of Economy; José Antonio Meade, Secretary of Finance and Public Credit; Chrystia Freeland, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Global Affairs Canada; Carlos Manuel Sada Solana, Undersecretary for North America, Secretariat of Foreign Affairs; Juan Andrade, Executive Vice President, Chubb Group; President, Overseas General Insurance, Chubb; Juan Pablo Castañon, President, Consejo Coordinador Empresarial (CCE); Juan Pablo del Valle, Chairman, Mexichem; Yosbel Ibarra, Co-Managing Shareholder Miami office, and Co-Chair of the Latin American and Iberian Practice, Greenberg Traurig; Moisés R. Kalach, Director, Foreign Trade Strategic Advisory Board, Consejo Coordinador Empresarial (CCE); Eric Lee, Energy Strategist, Commodities Research, Citigroup; Patrick J. Ottensmeyer, President and CEO, Kansas City Southern; Brian Porter, CEO, Scotiabank; Juan Ignacio Rubiolo, President and CEO, AES México; Oscar Schmidt, Executive Vice President, CEO-Latin America, MetLife; Blanca Treviño, President and CEO, Softtek; Susan Segal, President and CEO, Americas Society/Council of the Americas; and Brian Winter, Editor-in-Chief, Americas Quarterly; Vice President of Policy, Americas Society/Council of the Americas.


Tune into the live webcast here.


Americas Society/Council of the Americas
2017 Latin American Cities Conferences – Mexico City
“Mexico and North America: A Global Power House”

Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Registration: 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
Presentations: 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Palacio Nacional
Plaza de la Constitución S/N
Centro Cuauhtémoc C.P. 06066
Salón de la Tesorería
Mexico City, Mexico
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This conference is organized in collaboration with Proméxico, Consejo Mexicano de Asuntos Internacionales, Consejo Empresarial Mexicano de Comercio Exterior, Inversión y Tecnología, and the Cámara de Comercio del Canadá en México.

Press inquiries: mediarelations@as-coa.org | +1-212-277-8384 or +1-212-277-8333.