ANNUAL BINATIONAL BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING, CONFERENCE AND GOOD NEIGHBOR AWARDS GALA 2021

OCTOBER 20, 2021 • WASHINGTON, D.C.

ANNUAL BINATIONAL BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING, CONFERENCE & GOOD NEIGHBOR AWARDS GALA
2021

OCTOBER 20, 2021 • WASHINGTON, D.C.

The United States-Mexico Chamber of Commerce (USMCOC) is pleased to announce that the Binational Board of Directors
Annual Meeting, Conference, and “Good Neighbor” black-tie Awards Gala will be held on October 20th, 2021, in
Washington, D.C.

We hope you can join us! We are looking forward to seeing our members and friends in person after a year of many
challenges brought by the COVID-19 pandemic. Take part in these intense and high-quality conversations about
critical issues in the U.S. and Mexico relationship, and engage with policy and decision-makers, business leaders,
and experts in trade, energy, security, transportation, and immigration.

Venue

The Decatur House

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The Decatour House

The Chamber will host the one-day event at The Decatur House, a historic site completed in 1819, which “for several
decades during the nineteenth century as a site of enslavement and courageous demands for freedom.” The White House
Historical Association is now in charge of preserving the Decatur House.
  
After a series of panels in the morning of Wednesday, October 20th, we will conduct our Annual Binational
Board of Directors Meeting and close our program with the “Good Neighbor Awards Gala.” A tradition started in 1985
to honor individuals from the private and public sectors in the U.S. and Mexico, for their vision and commitment to
mutually beneficial relations between both countries.

Accommodations

Mayflower Hotel Autograph Collection

We have a room block at the Mayflower Hotel Autograph Collection for the nights of October 19 and October 20. Space
is limited, please complete registration and purchase your tickets early.

Agenda
Conference 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Annual Board of Directors Meeting: 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Good Neighbor Awards Reception & Gala: 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
The Conference and Annual Board of Directors Meeting will take place at: The Decatur
House
 1610 H Street,
NW Washington, D.C. 20006
Accommodations The Mayflower Hotel, Autograph Collection 1127 Connecticut
Ave. NW Washington, D.C. 20036


Conference updates will be added to this website. Sponsorship opportunities available.
For more information please contact us at events@usmcoc.org or
call (469) 567-0923.

RECIPIENTS OF THE GOOD NEIGHBOR AWARD 2021

The United States-Mexico Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the recipients of the prestigious
“Good Neighbor Award” to be presented during the Good Neighbor Awards Gala scheduled for
October 20th, 2021 at The Decatur House, in Washington, D.C.

PRIVATE SECTOR LEADERSHIP AWARD

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Patrick J. Ottensmeyer

President & CEO, Kansas City Southern

In recognition of his strong advocacy of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement. His voice
and
leadership were crucial during the negotiations and in the process of approval by the U.S.
Congress, and on
the occasion of the recently announced first rail networking connecting the U.S., Mexico,
and Canada through
the merger of KCS with Canadian Pacific Railway.

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Juan R. Luciano

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

Archer Daniels Midland Company

In recognition to his leadership and contributions made by ADM to the agriculture industry in
the U.S. and
Mexico, and the company’s role as a trend setter in agricultural trade practices and
innovation
worldwide.

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Thomas J. Donahue

Advisor and Former Chief Executive Officer

U.S. Chamber of Commerce

In recognition to the 24 years of service as President and CEO of the U.S. Chamber of
Commerce, working
tirelessly to expand trade and free enterprise in the U.S. and raising the presence and
growth of American
companies around the world.

*The GNA will be presented during the luncheon

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Alvaro Luque

President and CEO, Avocados From Mexico

With this Award, the Chamber acknowledges his leadership and remarkable success in increasing
the
consumption of avocados from Mexico in the U.S. through innovation and unparallel creative
marketing
campaigns.

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Francisco Cervantes

Former President

Confederation of Industrial Chambers of Mexico

In recognition to his leadership and remarkable commitment to the successful negotiation,
entering into
force and implementation process of the United States-Mexico – Canada Agreement, and
his truthful
representation of 1.2 million production units in Mexico.

PUBLIC SECTOR LEADERSHIP AWARD

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The Honorable Thomas J. Vilsack

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture

In recognition of his remarkable career in public service, and his leadership in developing
productive and
collaborative relations with Mexican and Canadian counterparts, working diligently to solve
differences, and
joining forces to create and implement policies and sustainable agricultural practices in
the North American
Region.

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The Honorable Víctor Villalobos Arámbula

Secretary of Agriculture and Rural Development of Mexico

In recognition to his contributions in the development of agricultural biotechnology, his
outstanding
career in the public sector and relentless work for the growth of Mexico’s agri-food
industry, which
is key in the U.S. and Mexico trade relationship.

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