US-Mexico & Canada Trade Ties: What’s the Way Forward?
The Economic and Strategic Imperative of Getting it Right

Speakers: *
Carlos Gutierrez
Former US Secretary of Commerce; Chair, Albright Stonebridge Group
United States

Peter MacKay
Former Canadian Minister of Justice and Attorney General,
Minister of Defense and Minister of Foreign Affairs;
Baker McKenzie

Paula Stern
Former Chairwoman,
US International Trade Commission;
Founder and Chairwoman,
The Stern Group;
Board Director,
Atlantic Council

Peter Schechter
Senior Vice-President for Strategic Initiatives and Director, Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center
Atlantic Council 

Jason Marczak
Director, Latin America Economic Growth Initiative, Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center
Atlantic Council

Additional speakers to be confirmed. 

A bet was made twenty-three years ago that North America’s economic prosperity hinged on integrated markets. That opened the door for decades of cooperation with Mexico far beyond trade and investment: from intelligence sharing to extraditions to immigration. The US-Canada relationship also continued to deepen. 

But in his first few weeks in office, President Trump has begun to make good on a campaign promise to be tough on Mexico. Now, with US-Mexico relations at a historic low, what is the pathway to finding common ground? 

Join us for a timely lunchtime discussion on the economic and strategic imperative of getting North American commercial ties right. How is NAFTA likely to be modernized? Is there an opening for focusing on policy over politics?

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Atlantic Council
1030 15th Street NW, 12th Floor (West Tower Elevator) 
Washington, DC 

This event is open to press and on the record. 

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