10 de abril de 2019


US-Mexico CEO Dialogue to Take Place in Merida



Foreign Ministry-Economy Ministry-CCE Joint Press Release



The 11th US-Mexico CEO Dialogue, which convenes private sector leaders and senior government officials from the U.S. and Mexico, will be held in Merida from April 11-12. This year, the major bilateral business summit has been given renewed impetus with respect to previous years.


Participants will include President Andrés Manuel López Obrador; Tom Donohue, President and CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce; Carlos Salazar Lomelín, President of the Business Coordinating Council (CCE); Interior Secretary Olga Sánchez; Foreign Secretary Marcelo Ebrard; Economy Secretary Graciela Márquez; Energy Secretary Rocío Nahle; Public Administration Secretary Irma Sandoval; Labor Secretary Luisa María Alcalde; the President's chief of staff, Alfonso Romo; and other senior government officials from Mexico.


The event will also be attended by Yucatan Governor Mauricio Vila, and the governors of neighboring states: Alejandro Cárdenas, Campeche; Alejandro Murat, Oaxaca; Carlos Joaquín González, Quintana Roo; and Adán Augusto López, Tabasco.


Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and OPIC Chief Operating Officer Ryan Brennan will participate for the United States.


At the summit, all parties will engage in a dialogue to identify areas of opportunity where the Mexican government can facilitate and increase private investment in the country. The CEOs and public officials of both countries will discuss ways to invest in the nation's most important development projects, and the Council for Investment, Employment and Economic Growth will be presented.


Topics to be discussed at the summit include ratification of the USMCA; programs to strengthen Mexico's labor force; investment opportunities in the energy sector; and the importance of deepening and strengthening the bilateral relationship between the United States and Mexico.


The U.S. Chamber of Commerce represents more than three million businesses, making it the largest interest group in the United States. The delegation of American businessmen includes Larry D. Fink, CEO of BlackRock. This multinational corporation manages more than $5.98 billion dollars, making it the largest financial asset management company in the world.


The Business Coordinating Council is the forum for dialogue among Mexican business executives. It is comprised of organizations employing more than 17.8 million people. Together, the member companies represent 60% of the Mexican private sector's total investment.


Larry D. Fink, Tom Donohue and Carlos Salazar will make closing remarks after signing a document on collaboration between both countries' private sectors.  Graciela Márquez, Wilbur Ross and President Andrés Manuel López Obrador will be witnesses of honor.