The USMCOC – California Regional Chapter cordially invites you to an event to discuss the accomplishments and the future of North American trade and economic relations. The presentation will focus on the US-Canada-Mexico business partnership, the deepening of North American integration, and Mexico as key player in regional supply chains.

Kenneth Smith Ramos
Head of the Trade and NAFTA Office
Ministry of Economy
Washington, D.C.

Mr. Kenneth Smith Ramos is currently the Head of the Trade and NAFTA Office of the Ministry of
the Economy of Mexico, in Washington DC. This office is in charge of promoting the trade
relationship between Mexico and the United States and ensure proper implementation of the NAFTA.
It engages with relevant stakeholders from the academic, private, and public sectors on the key trade issues that affect the bilateral relationship and also addresses global issues that are relevant to the NAFTA region.
Prior to serving in his current post, Mr. Smith was Coordinator General for International Affairs at the Mexican Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food (SAGARPA),
where he was responsible for agricultural trade negotiations and international cooperation.
Previously, Ken Smith worked at the Mexican Federal Competition Commission, as Director-General
for International Affairs, as well as in the Ministry of Economy, where he was Director-General for
Assessment and Monitoring of Negotiations. He started his professional career working for Mexico’s
NAFTA negotiating team.
Mr. Smith has a Bachelor’s Degree in International Affairs from Georgetown University and a Master’s
Degree in International Economy from Johns Hopkins University.

Friday, April 24, 2015 from 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm (PDT)

Greenberg Traurig’s Office
1840 Century Park East Suite 1900 Los Ángeles CA 90067
We suggest parking at Century City Mall (3 blocks away)

Members $35.00
Non Members $45.00

For more information, please contact:

Marlen Marroquin
Executive Director
USMCOC California-Pacific Chapter
1800 Century Park East, Suite 300
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Tel: 310-922-0266