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
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
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.
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 1985to 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.
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.
|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 firstname.lastname@example.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
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.