Media Brief: The 2023 North American Leaders' Summit

Experts from AS/COA, the U.S.-Mexico Foundation, and the Business Council of Canada discuss what's at stake at the summit and findings from a media brief.


  • Carin Zissis, Editor-in-Chief, AS/COA Online
  • Enrique Perret, Managing Director, U.S.-Mexico Foundation
  • Eric Farnsworth, Vice President, Americas Society/Council of the Americas
  • Louise Blais, Senior Special Advisor, Business Council of Canada
  • Adán Toledo, Manager, Public Policy Programs, Americas Society/Council of the Americas (moderator)

U.S. President Joe Biden and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau head to Mexico to meet with President Andrés Manuel López Obrador on January 9 and 10 for the North American Leaders’ Summit (NALS). The Summit comes at a critical time, with pandemic recovery and recession concerns weighing on the global economy.

With that in mind, experts AS/COA and the U.S.-Mexico Foundation (USMF) held a virtual press briefing to share insights on topics of major importance to North American relations.

In conjunction with the press briefing, AS/COA and USMF released a report with fact sheets covering major topics relevant to the NALS summit, including trade, immigration, security, pandemic preparedness, climate change, and the 2026 World Cup.

Access the brief