Manager, Americas, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
September 19, 2023
U.S. and Mexican business executives and high-ranking government officials will meet in Washington, D.C., next week at the 13th U.S.-Mexico CEO Dialogue hosted by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Consejo Coordinador Empresarial (CCE) and held on the margins of the U.S.-Mexico High Level Economic Dialogue (HLED). The two-day event will focus on boosting economic growth, strengthening competitiveness, and increasing trade and investment between the United States and Mexico.
Here’s everything you need to know about the CEO Dialogue:
What is the U.S.-Mexico CEO Dialogue?
The Chamber and CCE launched the U.S.-Mexico CEO Dialogue in 2013 as the business counterpart to the HLED, which was created that same year as a forum for both governments to advance on strategic economic and commercial priorities for both countries. The CEO Dialogue is the main mechanism for high-level interaction between business and public officials from both countries. The Dialogue convenes U.S. and Mexican companies that are committing resources and investing in both markets to advocate for the bilateral trade relationship.
How is the business community engaging?
The binational business community represented by the CEO Dialogue is committed to working with the U.S. and Mexican governments to contribute to a constructive discussion and to advancing strategic economic and commercial priorities that will translate into mutual economic growth, job creation, resilience and competitiveness. During the Dialogue, Mexican and U.S. executives come to the table with recommendations and private sector deliverables centering around trade policy, trade facilitation, trade in services, energy, and investment.
What is the end goal?
Throughout its ten years, the CEO Dialogue’s overarching objective has been to increase economic ties between Mexico and the United States through joint public policy recommendations on trade and investment priorities. These recommendations have consistently been designed to enhance the bilateral economic relationship towards the aim of ensuring that North America is the world’s most competitive region.
What topics will be discussed?
- Resilient supply chains, nearshoring, and the business climate in the U.S. and Mexico: Government priorities for investment attraction; supply chain resiliency, most notably in the semiconductor and medical device value chains; and the business environment in Mexico.
- Trade facilitation and cross-border operations in the post-pandemic era: Government priorities for boosting trade services and operations; trusted trader programs; and trade infrastructure, puntos tácticos, and joint clearance.
- Boosting small and medium enterprises through inclusive financial and digital services: Entrepreneurship; financial inclusion; and cyber security and infrastructure for digital markets.
- Advancing the U.S.-Mexico trade and economic agendas: Government and private sector priorities for the bilateral relationship and the case for North American competitiveness.
- Energy: Perspectives on building a competitive North American energy market.
Who is going to be there?
The CEO Dialogue is comprised of senior executives from U.S. and Mexican companies, including CEOs and other C-suite level executives, in addition to cabinet- and sub-cabinet-level officials from the U.S. and Mexico. Stay tuned for upcoming speaker announcements.
When: September 27 – 28, 2023
Where: Washington, D.C.
Registration: This event is limited to board members of the U.S.-Mexico Economic Council and CCE. For more information, please direct inquiries to Megan Bridges at email@example.com.
About the authors
Megan Bridges is a Manager for the Americas at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and supports the U.S.-Colombia Business Council, U.S.-Mexico Economic Council, and the Coalition for the Rule of Law in Global Markets.