Sixth Annual Building a Competitive U.S.-Mexico Border Conference

There will be a webcast of this event

The Wilson Center's Mexico Institute and the Border Trade Alliance invite you to save the date for our sixth annual high-level "Building a Competitive U.S.-Mexico Border" conference, which will focus on improving border management in order to strengthen the competitiveness of both the United States and Mexico. Topics covered at the conference will include the USMCA (the renegotiated NAFTA), strengthening security and efficiency at border ports of entry, the impact of tariffs and reduced staffing on trade, and growing crossborder cooperation for regional economic development.

Confirmed Speakers*

  • Senator John Cornyn (R-TX)
    Ambassador Martha Bárcena, Ambassador of Mexico to the United States
  • Deputy United States Trade Representative C.J. Mahoney
  • John Sanders, Acting Commissioner, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
  • Gustavo de la Fuente, Executive Director, Smart Border Coalition
  • Lance Jungmeyer, President, Fresh Produce Association of the Americas
  • Mario Lozoya, Executive Director, Greater Brownsville Incentives Corporation
  • Federico Schaffler, Director, Texas Center for Border Economic Enterprise Development, Texas A&M International University
  • Christopher Wilson, Deputy Director, Mexico Institute, Wilson Center
  • Britton Clarke, President, Border Trade Alliance


*Full agenda and additional speakers to follow.

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