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Border Conference on the U.S.-Mexico Competitiveness Agenda

Council of the Americas

February 14, 2013


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Please mark your calendars for this February 14 event at the Institute of the Americas, which is located on the campus of the University of California, San Diego—just 30 miles from the U.S.-Mexico border. The conference will include opening remarks by San Diego Mayor Bob Filner and a series of panel discussions on the Mexican reform agenda and key cross-border business issues. Ambassador John Negroponte, Chairman of the Council, and Ambassador Charles Shapiro, President of the Institute, will preside.

This event continues an initiative launched by the Council in Laredo, Texas in August 2012 with the objective of fostering a public-private dialogue on improving management of the U.S.-Mexico border and deepening economic integration. For a summary of the Laredo roundtable, please click here.

For additional information, please contact Kezia McKeague at 202-659-8989 or

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