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Fifth Annual Building a Competitive U.S. – Mexico Border

Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

 8.30am – 4.00pm ET, Wednesday, June 13, 2018


The Border Trade Alliance and the Wilson Center’s Mexico Institute invite you to join us for our fifth annual high-level “Building a Competitive U.S.-Mexico Border” conference, which will focus on improving border management in order to strengthen the competitiveness of both the United States and Mexico. Special attention will be given to transportation infrastructure, trade facilitation, human capital development, financial transactions, and the need for efforts that simultaneously support security and efficiency in border management.

More details coming soon. View video of the 2017 edition of the conference here. The conference featured remarks from Ariz. Gov. Doug Ducey, U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar (Texas), Acting CBP Commission Kevin McAleenan, and more.

Additional calendar dates

June 11th

BTA Executive Committee Meeting

June 12th

Visits on Capitol Hill, BTA Board Meeting, and Congressional Reception

June 13th

BTA/ Wilson Center Mexico Institute Conference

November 15 & 16th:

BTA Annual Board Meeting

We will also conduct a Leadership Tour that will make stops in Mexico City, the Rio Grande Valley, Detroit, El Paso, San Antonio, and Las Cruces, New Mexico.

Please contact BTA President Britton Clarke for details and more information.