Border Trade Alliance heads to Washington, D.C. for annual fly-in, joint conference with Wilson Center’s Mexico Institute

BTA board members from across U.S. to visit with lawmakers, convene fifth-annual Building a Competitive U.S.-Mexico Border conference with Wilson Center Mexico Institute

WASHINGTON (May 10, 2018) – The Border Trade Alliance will hold its annual fly-in to Washington, D.C. on June 12-13.

The organization, which represents both public and private entities on issues relating to cross-border trade, will visit with lawmakers on Capitol Hill on Tuesday, June 12. That evening, the BTA and the Woodrow Wilson Center’s Mexico Institute will host a congressional reception.

On Wednesday, June 13, the two groups will co-host the fifth-annual edition of their Building a Competitive U.S.-Mexico Border conference, which features guest speakers and panel discussions on the most pressing issues facing the border region, including trade policies and processes, infrastructure, and the binational relationship between the U.S. and Mexico.

“The BTA welcomes the opportunity to visit with our Representatives and Senators who are responsible for shaping the policies that impact our members’ businesses, communities, and quality of life,” BTA President Britton Clarke said. “We also look forward once again to partnering with the Wilson Center Mexico Institute for our daylong joint conference, which will examine a number of issues affecting the business, trade, and investment climate along the U.S.-Mexico border.”

WHAT:                 Border Trade Alliance annual fly-in and Building a Competitive U.S.-Mexico Border Conference

WHEN:                 June 12: Meetings will lawmakers, 9 am – 5 pm (meetings open to BTA members only)

June 12: Kick-off reception with Wilson Center Mexico Institute, 6 pm

June 13: Building a Competitive U.S.-Mexico Border Conference, 8 am – 4 pm

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About the BTA:

Since 1986, the BTA has served as a grassroots, non-profit organization that provides a forum for discussion and advocacy on issues pertaining to the environment, border development, quality of life and trade in the Americas. A network of public and private sector representatives from the United States, Mexico and Canada, BTA’s core values include a commitment to improving the quality of life of border communities through trade and commerce.