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Building a Competitive U.S.-Mexico Border

The Wilson Center's Mexico Institute, Border Trade Alliance, and the Asociación de Empresarios Mexicanos invite you to our second annual high-level "Building a Competitive U.S.-Mexico Border" conference this year, focusing on improving border management in order to strengthen the competitiveness of both the United States and Mexico.

Date & Time

Jun. 17, 2015
8:30am – 4:15pm ET


6th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center
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The Wilson Center's Mexico Institute, the Border Trade Alliance, and the Asociación de Empresarios Mexicanos invite you to our second annual high-level "Building a Competitive U.S.-Mexico Border" conference. Speakers will discuss the state of the art in border and transportation infrastructure, growth in the energy sector, border-region innovation, and the need for efforts that simultaneously support security and efficiency in border management.Image removed.



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Representative Henry Cuellar (D-TX)

U.S. House of Representatives

Representative Will Hurd

U.S. House of Representatives

Senator Ernesto Ruffo Appel

Presidente de la Comisión de Asuntos Fronterizos Norte
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Senator John Cornyn (R-TX)

United States Senate
Andrew Selee

Andrew Selee

Former Executive Vice President and Senior Advisor to the Mexico Institute;
President, Migration Policy Institute
Geronimo Gutierrez

Gerónimo Gutiérrez

Former Mexican Ambassador to the U.S.; Managing Partner, Beel Infrastructure

Jesse Hereford

Chairman, Border Trade Alliance, Director of Business Development, S&B Infrastructure

Jose Martin Garcia

Representative of the Mexican Treasury and Tax Administration Service in Washington, DC

R. Gil Kerlikowske

Director of Drug Control Policy at the White House

Michael Camuñez

President and CEO, ManattJones Global Strategies, Board Member, Asociación de Empresarios Mexicanos

Omar Garcia

President & CEO, South Texas Energy & Economic Roundtable

Thomas Tunstall

Rachel M. Poynter

Rachel M. Poynter

Deputy Assistant Secretary for North America, Department of State

Ricardo Alvarez

Professor, CETYS University, Baja California

Rogelio de los Santos

Managing Director, Alta Ventures Mexico

Amb. Alejandro Estivill Castro

Chargé d’Affaires, Embassy of Mexico
Alan D. Bersin

Alan D. Bersin

Global Fellow;
Assistant Secretary for International Affairs and Chief Diplomatic Officer for the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Policy, and Vice President of INTERPOL for the Americas Region

Calvin Shuler

Associate Executive Director for Field Operations, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture

Noe Garcia

President, Border Trade Alliance

Glafiro Montemayor

President, Asociación de Empresarios Mexicanos, Laredos Chapter

Roger McCrary

Director, Global Customs, Global Trade & Compliance, Delphi

Hosted By

Mexico Institute

The Mexico Institute seeks to improve understanding, communication, and cooperation between Mexico and the United States by promoting original research, encouraging public discussion, and proposing policy options for enhancing the bilateral relationship. A binational Advisory Board, chaired by Luis Téllez and Earl Anthony Wayne, oversees the work of the Mexico Institute.   Read more

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