A CONVERSATION WITH MEXICO’S SECRETARY OF ECONOMY. LUNCHEON AND PANEL DISCUSSION

A CONVERSATION WITH MEXICO’S SECRETARY OF ECONOMY

Luncheon and Panel Discussion

Chicago, IL, May 31, 2016– The United States-Mexico Chamber of Commerce Mid America Chapter hosted a luncheon and panel discussion with Mexico’s Secretary of Economy Ildefonso Guajardo Villarreal at the Union League Club of Chicago.
Secretary Guajardo addressed about 130 business leaders and guests during the panel discussion, stating and emphasizing the business opportunities and the benefits for over more than 20 years the free trade has provided to Mexico and the United States, in particular to Illinois.

The panel was moderated by Gery Chico, President, USMCOC Mid-America Chapter and the panelists included, Paul Hetterich, President, Beer Division of Constellation Brands, Bernardo Ayala, Vice President, Marketing & Sales, Union Pacific and Lorraine Hawley, International Affairs, Archer Daniel Midland.

Secretary Guajardo, emphasized the partnership that exists between the country and the Mexican community in Chicago, and he warrant that businesses double their efforts to promote the image of Mexico as a strategic partner that contributes to economic growth at a worldwide level in the decades to come. “This type of contact was necessary, for the important businesses that reside in Chicago and for the positive impact that the productive integration has had in North America”, he added.

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If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Teresa Reyes at 312.729.1355 or email at Teresa.Reyes@usmcoc.org.