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Trade and Cultural Mission to Mexico City and Puebla


Official Hispanic Chamber delegation welcome dinner with US Embassy officials and private sector leaders

2012 San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Trade and Cultural Mission Delegation

The San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (SAHCC) is proud to have hosted its Annual Trade and Cultural Mission to Mexico City and Puebla. This year’s trip was led by the Honorable City Councilman Ray Lopez.  The Delegation departed San Antonio and arrived in Mexico’s Capital Sunday afternoon to prepare for a full day of business meetings on Monday, August 13.  

Arrival to Mexico City

Just a few of the participants arriving in Mexico City for the 2012 Trade and Cultural Mission to Mexico City and Puebla.

Monday’s meetings started with a presentation outlining the Mexican Economy which was given by the U.S. Embassy and Commercial Service Officials in the St. Regis Hotel.  The Chamber representatives continued on to a meeting with the General Director of Evaluation and Tracking of Business Juan Carlos Baker and the Coordinator of the North American Secretary of Economy Alfonso Reyes.  Following that appointment the SAHCC Delegation met with Lornezo Ysasi, General Director for Mexican Corporate Council of Exterior Commerce, Investment and Technology.
  

Trade for San Antonio businesses with Juan Carlos Baker

SAHCC Delegation is speaking about trade for San Antonio businesses with Juan Carlos Baker.

 

Meeting with Congressman Jesus Ramirez

2012 SAHCC Delegation meeting with Jesus Ramirez

 
After a quick lunch, the delegation set off to wrap up the day at the House of Diplomats to meet with Jesus Jimenez, the Diplomat President of the Committee of North America.  After the meeting they enjoyed an Official Welcome Dinner at the Entrepreneur’s Club.
 
Tuesday started out early with the SAHCC Delegation heading out to Puebla.  They enjoyed a Welcome Breakfast with the Secretary of Economic Development and Tourism, Pedro Ocejo Tarno, in the Intercontinental Presidential Hotel.  Next up were Commercial and Business Meetings with the Director of Promotion and International Relations Ignacio Kasusky Chavero.  Immediately following was a presentation over the Urban Development and Sustainability of Puebla by Public Works Advisor Ignacio Acevedo.
 
With Pedro Ocejo Tarno, Secretary of Economic Development

Meeting with Pedro Ocejo Tarno, Secretary of Economic Develoment and Tourism in Puebla Picture: Ramiro Cavazos, Raul Lomeli-Azoubel, Pedro Ocejo Tarno, Councilman Ray Lopez

The SAHCC Delegation was then transported over to the Municipal Palace to attend a Press Conference covering the Collaboration Agreement Signing Ceremony between the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and Community of Puebla.  Following the ceremony they walked over to the Official Luncheon at the Tourism Office for the Puebla World Heritage & Presentation of Chiles and local Handicrafts.  The Puebla Secretary of Economic Development and Tourism Pedro Ocejo Tarno led the meeting.  The day concluded with a dinner with the Municipal President of Pueblia Eduardo Rivera Perez at the La Encomienda Restaurant.  

Wednesday started off with a Universities Breakfast at the Municipal Institute of Planning.  The delegation then continued on to a private tour of restricted areas (closed to public) of the Puebla Cathedral and Palafoxiana Library.  The day ended with transportation to Juarez International Aiport in route to Mexico City with a final destination in San Antonio.  

Delegation:

1. The Honorable Ray Lopez, Councilman, City of San Antonio

2. Raul P. Lomeli-Azoubel, Chairman, San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce- Executive Chairman, Saber es Poder

3. Ramiro A. Cavazos, President and CEO, San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

4.  Inigo Arzac, Chair of International Business, San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Business Development Manager, Latin America and Spain, GlobalScape

5. Reynaldo Cano, Assistant Director, City of San Antonio International and Economic Development Department

6. Marco Barros, President & CEO, San Antonio Area Tourism Council

7. Dorah Putney, Director of Tourism, San Antonio Convention and Visitors Bureau

8. Frank Herrera, Founder, The Herrera Law Firm- Chairman, HERO Assemblers

9. James E. McCutcheon, Attorney, The Shavano Group, LLC

10. Natalia Martinez, EB-5 Program Coordinator, Brooks Development Authority

11. Tuesdae Knight, VP Business Development and Membership, Greater San Antonio Chamber of Commerce

12. Jill Metcalfe, Director, Casa San Antonio en Mexico

13. Jose Maria Gonzalez, Director of International Business, San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

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