Annual Conference and Good Neighbor Award Gala 2023
May 23-24, 2023
The Decatur House / Organization of American States
About this event
The United States-Mexico Chamber of Commerce celebrates its 50th Anniversary this year, and we are excited to invite you to join us in our upcoming Annual Board of Directors Meeting, Conference, and Good Neighbor Awards, on May 23-24, 2023 in Washington, D.C.
The Chamber’s existence started before the North American Free Trade Agreement, which revolutionized the trade exchange between the U.S., Mexico, and Canada; we were there during the NAFTA negotiations and its evolution to the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, bringing to the table the voice of the binational business community to negotiators and policymakers, with a solid reputation of an honest broker in the bilateral partnership.
Founded in 1973 in Washington, D.C., by visionary business leaders from the U.S. and Mexico, the Chamber’s origins date from 1921 when the Mexico Chamber of Commerce was established in New York City. In 1989, with the presence of at the time the President of Mexico, Carlos Salinas de Gortari, the Mexico Chamber of Commerce merged with the U.S.-Mexico Chamber of Commerce and became our Northeast Chapter, consolidating one of the oldest organizations to advocate for deepening the trade and investment relations between both countries.
We are proud of our accomplishments and the high quality of our programs: the Binational Board of Directors Meeting and Conference in Washington, D.C. is designed for private and public sector executives and decision-makers to engage in timely and honest discussion on economic and political developments and public policies that have an effect on the U.S.-Mexico business relation. This year we will focus our conversation on the following topics:
- Democracy in The Americas
- Supply Chain and Reshoring Opportunities for North America
- Security and Immigration Challenges
Our event will begin with our Annual Binational Board of Directors Meeting in the afternoon of Tuesday, May 23, to continue with the conference the morning of Wednesday, May 24, at the historic Decatur House, in the heart of Washington, D.C.
Our program will close with our traditional Good Neighbor Awards Gala in the evening of May 24 at the Organization of American States. Since its inception in 1985, the Chamber presents this special recognition to individuals and organizations from the public and private sectors in the U.S. and Mexico whose vision and leadership have brought the U.S. and Mexico closer.
We have limited rooms at the Capital Hilton Hotel (1001 16th Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20036). Reservations are assigned on a first come-first-served basis; please register early to secure lodging.
Sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information, please contact us at email@example.com or call (469) 567-0923. Registration will open soon! Please come back for agenda updates and additional information.
The one-day event will take place at the Decatur House, one of the oldest and most prestigious homes in Washington, D.C.
Completed in 1819, Decatur House has been used as a residence, rental property, a site of enslavement, boarding house, museum, office, and historic site.
The White House Historical Association and the National Trust for Historic Preservation are committed to telling the full story of Decatur House as a historic site.
Good Neighbor Awards Gala Dinner
The Organization of American States (OAS) is the world’s oldest regional organization. Founded in 1948 the OAS brings together 35 independent states of the Americas seeking to achieve “an order of peace and justice, to promote their solidarity, to strengthen their collaboration, and to defend their sovereignty, their territorial integrity, and their independence.”
The U.S.-Mexico relationship is an important facet of hemispheric relations, and the Chamber has traditionally hosted the Good Neighbor Awards Gala in this venue that symbolizes a united hemisphere and collaboration.