Hispanic Chamber leading trade mission to Spain

The San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (SAHCC) is conducting its annual Trade Mission to Spain, September 4-11, 2014, with a delegation from San Antonio to visit the cities of Málaga, Sevilla, Córdoba and Madrid.  Key economic development partners on the trade mission will be the Hispanic Chamber, Abengoa, the City of San Antonio, Bexar County and The Borderplex Alliance.

“We are looking forward to have the opportunity to promote business expansion to San Antonio, as well as strengthen the cultural and educational ties between San Antonio and Spain” said Ramiro Cavazos, SAHCC President & CEO. 

The industry and business opportunities on this trip include: Public Transportation, Renewable Energy & Water Technologies, Inland Ports and International Logistics, Aviation and Aerospace Industries, Downtown Redevelopment, Innovation, Education, Economic Development Opportunities, Culinary Arts and Tourism.

Some of the Spain Trade Mission highlights include an opening dinner with His Majesty King Felipe VI of Spain, a meeting with the U.S. Ambassador to Spain James Costos, an economic development session with Ministry of Industry, Energy and Tourism Honorable D. José Manuel Soria López and several companies looking to expand to the San Antonio and South Texas region.

This trade mission has the support and involvement of numerous local and statewide civic and business leaders. The key objective of this trade mission is to maintain and foster existing trade relations for San Antonio, learn about best practices for local initiatives, explore new projects and opportunities for local businesses, while encouraging company relocations to South Texas and our City.

For more information about the 2014 Spain Trade Mission and/or the upcoming 2014 Mexico Trade Mission, please contact José María González, Hispanic Chamber Chief of Staff at (210)625-2974 or by email at josemariag@sahcc.org.

2014 Spain Trade Mission Delegation:





Ramiro A. Cavazos

President & CEO

San Antonio Hispanic Chamber

Manuel Pelaez-Prada

Chairman of the Board

Brooks Development Authority

Chad Taylor

General Manager

Hotel Valencia Riverwalk

Rolando B. Pablos

Chief Executive Officer

The Borderplex Alliance

Balous Miller


Bill Miller Bar-B-Q

Julie Miller


Bill Miller Bar-B-Q

Elisa Chan

President & Co-Owner


Doctor Alfonso Chiscano


UT Health Science Center

Iñigo Arzac

VP Government Affairs &
Business Development


James E. McCutcheon


Cantu | McCutcheon | Norman LLP

Mario Vazquez

Associate Vice President

Texas A&M University – San Antonio

James Abbey, PhD, MBA

Director of Global and
Corporate Partnerships

The A&M University System

Michael Martin

Interim Director, Energy and
Environmental Sustainability

Texas Center for Applied Technology,

John A. Pappas, P.E.

Interim Director

Texas A&M Energy Institute

James Allen Wall

Executive Director

Texas Center for Applied Technology,

Michael Pishko, PhD


National Center for Therapeutics
Manufacturing, Dept of Biomedical
Engineering, TAMU

Michael Vela

Director of Communications

San Antonio Hispanic Chamber

José María González

Chief of Staff

San Antonio Hispanic Chamber