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International Leaders to Convene in Texas to Discuss the Future of NAFTA

The NAFTA20 North America Summit will bring regional, national and international leaders and experts to Texas this week for one of the most anticipated conferences on NAFTA in twenty years.

The NAFTA20 North America Business Summit, presented by Asociación de Empresarios Mexicanos (AEM), North American Development Bank (NADB) and the City of San Antonio, will be held at The Westin La Cantera Resort in San Antonio on November 15 and 16, 2012.

The agenda of the  NAFTA20 Summit includes an impressive lineup of sessions and compelling topics related to NAFTA, including opening remarks from Mexican Ambassador Hon. Arturo Sarukhan, Consul General of Canada Hon. Paula Caldwell and San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro.

The two-day summit will open Thursday evening with the “Regional Economic Hubs & NAFTA” dinner, moderated by San Antonio Economic Development (SAEDF) Chairman and former U.S. HUD Secretary Henry Cisneros.

On Friday, November 16, the NAFTA20 Summit agenda will cover Supply Chain & Logistics, NAFTA Looking Forward: A View from the Original Architects, The CEO’s Perspective and the NAFTA Region and the World Economy luncheon, followed by a number of sector dialogues focus on energy, automotive, small and medium business, aerospace, and bioscience and healthcare. All Summit events will be available via webcast at www.NAFTA20.com.

“International business remains an important issue for the NAFTA trading bloc, and while there are a number of opinions about what NAFTA has accomplished in the past twenty years, this convention will provide an opportunity to discuss the impact of NAFTA and where we go, together, from here,” says AEM Chairman Eduardo Bravo.

The organizers behind NAFTA20 plan to distribute a White Paper on the results of the NAFTA20 Summit to the Administrations in the United States, Canada and Mexico.

Complete event information, registration and details for live webcasting for the NAFTA20 North America Business Summit is available at: www.nafta20.com.

About NAFTA20 North America Business Summit:

The NAFTA20 North America Business Summit is a conference commemorating the 20th Anniversary of the NAFTA negotiations.  Presented by Asociación de Empresarios Mexicanos (AEM), North American Development Bank (NADB) and the City of San Antonio, the Summit will take place on November 15 and 16, 2012 in San Antonio, Texas.  For more information about NAFTA20, visit www.nafta20.com.

About Asociación de Empresarios Mexicanos:

The Asociación de Empresarios Mexicanos is a nonprofit organization established in 1996 with the principal objective of providing support for Mexican entrepreneurs and professionals in their effort to be successful in the United States, and as a direct professional bridge for U.S. and Canadian companies into Mexico.  At present, the association has grown to nearly 550 members, with chapters established or under development in 15 cities, including Austin, Dallas, Houston, New York, Miami, Chicago, Mexico City and Guadalajara, Mexico.

About North American Development Bank:

The North American Development Bank is a financial institution established and capitalized in equal parts by the United States and Mexico for the purpose of financing environmental infrastructure projects along their common border. As a pioneer institution in its field, the Bank works to develop environmentally and financially sustainable projects with broad community support in a framework of close cooperation and coordination between Mexico and the United States.

PRESS CONTACTS:

Lisa Martin

Creative Civilization

O: 210.227.1999, ext.129

C: 210.381.2206

lmartin@creativecivilization.com

Abby Bedecs

Creative Civilization

O: 210.227.1999, ext.130

C: 207.939.3907

abedecs@creativecivilization.com

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