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Monthly Calendar, 2002

January

29 "Labor and Employment Practices in Mexico: The Practical and Legal Considerations of U.S. Companies Doing Business in Mexico"
 
Presentations by Butzel Long and Strasburger & Price. Sponsored by Butzel Long. 
8:30-11:30 a.m. at 150 W. Jefferson, 9th Floor
Great Lakes Chapter, Tel: 248-269-7140
Detroit, MI
28-29 USMCOC Staff Retreat
For more information please contact Mary Barrientos at:
National Office, Tel: 202-371-8680 ext. *814
Mexico, D.F.
30-31 USMCOC Bi-National Board of Directors Meeting 
Meetings with Mexico's Government officials and private sector representatives are scheduled for two days in Mexico City.
National Office, Tel: 011-52-5-140-2671
Mexico, D.F.

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February

12 "The Mexican Tax Reform: Implications for U.S. Companies with Mexican Operations" 
Presentations by Baker & McKenzie. Sponsored by Plante & Moran. 
8 a.m.-11:30 a.m. at 2601 Cambridge Court, Suite 500, Auburn Hills
Great Lakes Chapter, Tel: 248-269-7140
Detroit, MI
12 Downtown Breakfast Program.Douglas Smurr, Director—The Americas, California Office of Trade & Investment, Mexico City. 
8:00-9:30 a.m., Offices of Carlsmith Ball, 444 S. Flower St., 9th Floor, Los Angeles. Continental Breakfast Served. Members and Guests: $15; non-members: $20. For information and registration contact:
California-Pacific Chapter, 213-623-7725.
Los Angeles, CA
13 Downtown Breakfast Program.Douglas Smurr, Director—The Americas, California Office of Trade & Investment, Mexico City. 
8:00-9:30 a.m., Auditorium #2, Sempra Energy, 101 Ash Street, San Diego. Continental Breakfast Served. Members and Guests: $15; non-members: $20. For information and registration contact: 
California-Pacific Chapter/San Diego Office, Tel: 619-233-1544
San Diego, CA
20 The USMCOC Newsletter Committee invites you to a working meeting. 
We would like to make sure that our newsletter becomes a vehicle to promote member's services and their companies. With this in mind, we would like to encourage members to actively participate in this process by writing, editing, proof reading, researching or contributing in any other way.
The meeting will take place at Thacher Proffitt and Wood offices, 11 West 42nd Street, 11th Floor at 4:00PM.
If you will be attending, please contact:
Northeast Chapter,  212-789-1497.
New York, NY
20 "Mexico Executive Roundtable" 
Hosted by: Hon. Carlos Manuel Sada Consul General of Mexico Consulate General of Mexico in Chicago 300 North Michigan Ave., 4th Floor Chicago, Illinois
Time: 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Mid-America Chapter, Tel: 312-781-7342
Chicago, Il
25 Afternoon program with Guest Speaker Amb. Juan Jose Bremer, Ambassador of Mexico to the United States at Council of the Americas. Advance registration is required, to register please contact:
Northeast Chapter,  212-789-1497.
New York, NY
25 California-Mexico Outlook 2002 with United States Ambassador Jeffrey Davidow. 
Presented by the City of Irvine, the Irvine Chamber of Commerce and the California-Mexico Trade Assistance Center in cooperation with the United States-Mexico Chamber of Commerce. Featured presentations include: "The Current State of United States-Mexico Relations" by Hon. Jeffrey Davidow, Ambassador of the United States to Mexico. 
In addition, the half-day seminar features several informative panels. These include Mexico Economic Update, how to attract a foreign company to your area, and how your company best enter the Mexican marketplace. 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., Irvine City Hall, One Civic Center Drive, Irvine. Exhibit space is also available for member companies at $125.USMCOC members pay $30 that includes continental breakfast and all events. For information and reservations
California-Pacific Chapter, 213-623-7725.
Irvine, CA
28 Breakfast presentation MEXICO'S TAX REFORM: HOW DOES IT IMPACT CROSS BORDER BUSINESS
Event sponsored by Ernst & Young at the Harvard Club. Advance registration is required, to register please contact:
Northeast Chapter,  212-789-1497
New York, NY
28 "Mexican Tax Developments: Practical Implications of the Recent Tax Reform and Maquiladora Tax Update" Presentations by Baker & McKenzie and Andersen 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon Meeting Location: Baker & McKenzie, 130 East Randolph Drive, 39th Floor Cost: $50 members and $75 non-members
Mid-America Chapter, Tel: 312-781-7342
Chicago, Il

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March

4 Fundraising Dinner for PRO-MUJER with Guest Speaker Enrique Krauze
at Metronome Restaurant. Time: 6:00 p.m. Advance registration is required, to register please contact:

Northeast Chapter,  212-789-1497
New York, NY
5 Breakfast presentation with Guest Speaker Gov. Manuel Angel Núñez Soto, Governor of the State of Hidalgo, Mexico.
Place: CITIGROUP (Executive Conference Center) 153 East 53rd Street at Lexington Avenue, 14th  Fl.
Sponsored by: Aeromexico
Time: Tuesday, March 5, 2002

Registration and continental breakfast: 8:30 – 8:45 a.m.

Presentation and discussion: 8:45 – 9:45 a.m.
Admission:$20.00 for members of the US-Mexico Chamber of Commerce and $30.00 for non-members ADVANCE REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT ARE REQUIRED.  $10.00 surcharge same-day
Northeast Chapter,
  212-789-1497

New York, NY
6 "NAFTA Certification and Customs Compliance" 
Co-sponsored by Van Andel Global Trade Center and USMCOC. 
8 a.m.–3 p.m. 401 W. Fulton St., Grand Rapids, MI
Great Lakes Chapter, Tel: 248-269-7140
Detroit, MI
8 "California-Mexico Tourism Task Force Meeting."
 Members and prospective members interested in increasing Mexican tourism to California and Californian tourism to Mexico are invited to attend the meeting. 10:00 a.m-12 noon. Luxe Summit Hotel Bel Air, 11461 Sunset Blvd., (just west of I-405). Efrem Harkham is the host. No charge to members. Refreshments. 
For information and reservations: 
California-Pacific Chapter, 213-623-7725.
Los Angeles
14 "Mexico Executive Roundtable" Hosted by Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw, 190 South LaSalle Street, 39th Floor Guest Speaker: Miguel Jauregui, Chairman, Jauregui, Navarrete, Nader Y Rojas, S.C. (Mexico City) 12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m.
Mid-America Chapter, Tel: 312-781-7342
Chicago, IL
18-21 16th Annual MexCon 2002 "Maximizing the Cost Cutting Opportunities of Manufacturing and Assembling in Mexico"
Sheraton San Diego, CA
Click here for the full details of the conference, taxation briefing and hands on workshops. (You can also visit the conference website at www.iirusa.com/mexcon)
If you have any questions about the conference or would like to book your place please contact Robert Holmes on 212 661 3500 x 3184
Make sure you quote code XZUSMCOC to get savings of between $200 and $500 on the conference price.
San Diego, CA
19 "Impacto de la Reforma Fiscal en operaciones de Comercio Exterior"
Entérese de las implicaciones y últimas modificaciones. Aproveche la sesión de preguntas y respuestas.
Hotel Camino Real, Salón Arcoiris (Mariano Escobedo 700)
Registro 7:45 Desayuno/Conferencia 8:00
Patrocinado por Price Waterhouse Coopers.
Para mayor información:
Valle de México Chapter, Tel: 555-140-2670
México, D.F.
21 "U.S.-Mexico Border Issues Conference"
Sixth Annual Border Issues Conference at Capitol Hill. Daylong seminar includes panels on partnership for prosperity, homeland security, social development and infrastructure development.
National Office, Tel: 202-371-8680 ext. 15
Washington, DC
26 "World Trade through Los Angeles Reception." Hosted by Mayor James K. Hahn. The United States-Mexico Chamber of Commerce, United States Department of Commerce, California Technology, Trade and Commerce Agency, Alameda Corridor Transportation Authority, Los Angeles World Airport, Port of Los Angeles and the World Trade Center Los Angeles-Long Beach and other leading business organizations will highlight the international business opportunities in the globally diverse Los Angeles area. Raffle prizes include two round trip tickets to Brazil courtesy of Varig Brasilian Airlines. $20 includes food, entertainment, exhibits and raffle. $2.00 parking available. 5:30-7:30 p.m., Main Concourse, Los Angeles World Trade Center, 350 S. Figueroa St., Los Angeles. To register call: (213) 680-9234.
California-Pacific Chapter, 213-623-7725.
Los Angeles
26 "Fourth Annual Membership meeting and Cocktail Party"
The Southwest Chapter cordially invites you and your spouse or other guest, to its Fourth Annual Membership meeting and Cocktail Party. 
Sponsored by Grant Thornton LLP. Time: 6:00 PM. 
Location: Grant Thornton Atrium, 1717 Main St., 5Th Floor
Join us for a cocktail party catered by Blue Mesa and a very short meeting to recognize our Past President and to introduce the new USMCOC Board and officers for 2002. The rest of the time will be for Fiesta and Margaritas!
We will have a silent auction with airline tickets, hotel certificates, tequila and much more.

Southwest Chapter, Tel: 214-747-1996
Dallas, TX

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April

TBD "Mexico Executive Roundtable" Hosted by Baker & McKenzie, 130 East Randolph Drive, 39th Floor
Mid-America Chapter, Tel: 312-781-7342
Chicago, IL
TBD "Annual Meeting with Ambassador Martha Lara, Consul General of Mexico." Ambassador Lara is the Honorary Chairman of the California Pacific Chapter. This will be Ambassador Lara's annual report to the membership. The 6:00 p.m. members mixer will be preceded by the California Pacific Chapter Second Quarter Advisory Board meeting at 3:00 p.m. All members are welcome to attend the Board meeting as well as the Mixer. Members only. Date, time and location notices will be sent to the membership as soon as the date is confirmed.
California-Pacific Chapter, Tel: 213-623-7725.
Los Angeles, CA
4 “DFW – MEXICO LOGISTICS GROUP (DFMLG)” “Legal Issues in Doing Logistics in Mexico” Presented by Haynes and Boone
Breakfast at 7:30am The City Club, 901 Main Street, 69th Floor (Dallas Bank of America Tower)
* Incorporating a subsidiary or branch vs. Representative office * General tax considerations * Labor consideration * Legal issues to consider Leasing real estate/ warehouse * Relevance of Technical regulations
The cost is $15.00 for Members, $25.00 for Non-Members and at the door. ($10.00 surcharge for same-day registration /Cancellations accepted only by fax 72 hrs prior to the event). Kindly RSVP no later than Monday, April 1, 2002 by e-mail at:
Southwest Chapter, Tel: 214-747-1996
Dallas, TX
7-10 "Joint Business Development Mission to Mexico City and Monterrey, Mexico" This mission is designed to provide excellent opportunity to survey the Mexican market for commercial prospects and  establish contact with potential clients. 
It will include meetings with business leaders, Chamber executives and government officials, as well as site visits and one-on-one meetings with Mexican companies.
For information on costs and sponsor opportunities, please contact:
Southwest Chapter, Tel: 214-747-1996
Dallas, TX
8 "Trade Prospects And Business Opportunities : Mexico - United States" 
Keynote Speaker: Jose Luis Romero Hicks, President and CEO of Bancomext (The Foreign Trade Bank of Mexico) 
In addition to the Conference we are delighted to welcome the Trade Mission from Dallas, Texas organized by the Southwest Chapter, USMCOC in contribution with The Greater Dallas Chamber; whose main objective is to identify potential business contacts with Mexican Companies. Hotel Camino Real, Salón Puebla (Mariano Escobedo 700)
Registration: 7:45 a.m. Breakfast & Conference: 8:00 a.m. 
MEMBERS $ 290.00 + IVA  a.m. NON MEMBERS $ 330.00 + IVA 
Cancellations:Until April 5th. No -shows will be billed. To participate please contact:  
Valle de México Chapter, Tel: 011-52-555-140-2670
México, D.F.
10 "Downtown Breakfast Program." 
Elsa Saxod, Bi-National Affairs Director, City of San Diego. Elsa Saxod will discuss San Diego's unique relationship with Mexico and how cross-border issues affect both San Diego and Tijuana. 8:00-9:30 a.m. Sempra Energy, 101 Ash Street, San Diego. $15 members; $20 non-members. For information and reservations: 
California-Pacific Chapter/San Diego Office, Tel: 619-233-1544
San Diego, CA
10 "Regional Advisory Board Meeting"
 Butzel Long, 150 Jefferson Ave., 9th floor at 4 p.m.
Great Lakes Chapter, Tel: 248-269-7140
Detroit, MI
10-12 "Third Exhibition of Input Products and Services." 
Products and services for the Maquiladora, Mining, Machine Tools & Metalworking, Agro-Industrial, Building and Construction Materials & Supplies industries. Also the First Regional Meeting of Small and Medium Business Associations. More than 5000 potential buyers are expected to attend. Araiza Inn Hotel Exhibition Center, Hermosillo, Sonora. Trento Industrial Parks of Sonora is a new member of the California Pacific Chapter. For information on attending or exhibiting: Call Toll-Free 1-800-443-5777. Home Page: www.TS.com.mx.
California-Pacific Chapter, Tel: 213-623-7725.
Hermosillo, Son.
18 "Annual Meeting with Ambassador Martha I. Lara, Consul General of Mexico." Ambassador Lara is the Honorary Chairman of the California Pacific Chapter. This will be Ambassador Lara's annual report to the membership. 3:00 p.m. California Pacific Chapter Second Quarter Advisory Board meeting 6:00 p.m. Members Mixer. Ambasador Lara and key members of the Consulate General staff will report on the issues facing Mexico and the consulate general. All members are welcome to attend the Board meeting as well as the Mixer. 
This event is for Members of the USMCOC only, no guests. No Charge. Consulate General of Mexico, 2401 W. Sixth Street, Los Angeles. For reservations call:
California-Pacific Chapter, Tel: 213-623-7725.
Los Angeles, CA
23 "Latin Source Annual Conference: US Recovery and Latin America's Prospects in 2002" at the University Club Keynote Speaker: Guillermo Calvo, Chief Economist, Inter-American Development Bank Please see invitation below for full agenda and registration details.
Northeast Chapter,  212-789-1497
New York, NY
23 "Membership Mixer"  to introduce the new Consul of Mexico, Antonio Meza Estrada. Location to be confirmed.
Great Lakes Chapter, Tel: 248-269-7140
Detroit, MI
22-24 "Milken Institute 2002 Global Conference." The US-Mexico Chamber of Commerce, California Pacific Chapter, invites you to attend one of the most important and provocative events of the year - the Milken Institute 2002 Global Conference. USMCOC members receive a $1,000 discount off the regular registration fee of $1995. Registration deadline for the special $995 fee is April 12. To receive the discount, simply go to the Global Conference registration page http://www.milken institute.org/gc2002/register.cf and type in the following code using the on-line registration form: Code: USMCOC2002. Beverly Hilton Hotel, Beverly Hills, CA
California-Pacific Chapter, Tel: 213-623-7725.
Los Angeles, CA
25 "NAFTA Certification and Rules of Origin Workshop"  
Time: 7:30 a.m - 4:30 p.m.
SITE: UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN
975 University Avenue/Grainger Hall, Room 3070/Madison, Wisconsin
FEE: $135
For more information please contact:
Mid-West Chapter, Tel: 414-274-3840.
Madison, WI
29-30 "Mexico-Tampa Bay: Tourism and Trade Ties" Tampa Port Authority will be hosting a very interesting seminar.  We encourage you to attend this seminar if you're in the tourism and business sector.
Inter-American Chapter,  Tel: 305-379-6090.
Tampa Bay, Fl.
29 "Breakfast presentation: "Trade, E-Commerce and Cash Management in Latin America" In association with the Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce, North American-Chilean Chamber of Commerce, Argentine-American Chamber of Commerce, Bolivian-American Chamber of Commerce, the Colombian American Association, the Ecuadorian American Association and the Venezuelan American Association of the United States. Space is limited, please reserve in advance. 
Northeast Chapter,  212-789-1497
New York, NY
29 "Free Trade Area of the Americas: How Does It Impact Manufacturers in the United States and Mexico" Speakers to include U.S. Trade Representative, National Association of Manufacturer and representative from Mexican government.
Great Lakes Chapter, Tel: 248-269-7140
Detroit, MI
30 "Latin Chamber's members business card & exhibition event"  Latin Club of America will be hosting a mayor Latin Chamber's members business card & exhibition event at Diego's Restaurant (Court Yard) USMCOC will be participating & invites you to get a booth for this great event at only $250.00 dollars (members only). Please call our office if you're interested in getting an exhibition space at this great price. More than 400 attendees expected.
Inter-American Chapter,  Tel: 305-379-6090.
Miami

May

1 " World Trade Week Kickoff Breakfast." Sponsored by the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce. Millennium Biltmore Hotel, Downtown Los Angeles 7:30 a.m. Registration; 8:00 a.m. Breakfast. For more information: (213) 580-7569.
California-Pacific Chapter, Tel: 213-623-7725.
Los Angeles
TBD "Mexico Executive Roundtable" Hosted by Harris Bank, 111 West Monroe Street
Mid-America Chapter, Tel: 312-781-7342
Chicago, IL
2-3 "NAFTA CONFERENCE 2002-- U.S. & Mexico: A Vital Partnership"
Fourth annual conference examining sector-by-sector successes, strategies and challenges for companies operating within the North American Free Trade Agreement
National Office, Tel: 202-371-8680 ext. 15
Washington, DC
3 "Good Neighbor Awards Gala Dinner"
Every year and for more than a decade the United States-Mexico Chamber of Commerce is honoring public and private sector leaders for their vision and continued commitment to closer commercial relations between Mexico and the United States.
Location: The Organization of Amercan States Building.
National Office, Tel: 202-371-8680 ext. 15
Washington, DC
6 "Ambassador Juan Jose Bremer. Downtown Breakfast Program." Breakfast with Mexico's Ambassador to the United States. 8:00-9:30 a.m. Wilshire Grand Hotel & Centre, 930 Wilshire Blvd., Includes full breakfast and address by Ambassador Bremer. Members: $30; non-members: $40. For reservations
California-Pacific Chapter, Tel: 213-623-7725.
Los Angeles, CA
8 "USMCOC Annual "5 de mayo" Luncheon" at Maya Restaurant Guests of honors: Amb. Adolfo Aguilar Zinser, Permanent Representative of Mexico at the UN & Salvador Beltran del Rio, Consul General of Mexico in New York
Northeast Chapter,  212-789-1497
New York, NY
15 "5 de Mayo Celebration in Coral Gables"  
USMCOC will be having a great 5 DE MAYO celebration at Diego's Restaurant Court Yard with an exquisite Mexican menu and a great Mexican fiesta atmosphere get together for members, starting @ 7:00 pm. with a Tequila tasting. This will be for members and all prospects you can invite. 

Inter-American Chapter,  Tel: 305-379-6090.
Miami
15 "Fourth Annual Mexico Economic Review & Outlook 2002."  
Seminar and luncheon.  Among the speakers are Dr.Luis Ernesto Derbez. Mexico Secretary of the Economy (invited); Albert Castegnetti, Toyota Motors de Mexico (confirmed); Albert Alcala Gomez, Chief Economist, Banamex (confirmed); Sergio Tagilapietra, Baja California Secretary of Economic Development (confirmed), and Sergio Montero, Special Projects Coordinator, Grupo Gigante S. A.de C. V. (confirmed). Panels include "Get a Bigger Market Share of the $11 Billion in Components Being Imported into Mexico," and "The Critical Elements for Achieving Business Success in Mexico 2002." 
$75 members; $125 non-members. Los Angeles Downtown Marriott, 333 S. Figueroa St., Los Angeles. For full program, please click here

California-Pacific Chapter, Tel: 213-623-7725.
Los Angeles
15-17 "Eighth Symposium of the Americas" May 15-17 (Customs, Trade & Finance) @ the Intercontinental Hotel. There will be a seminar dedicated to Mexico "NAFTA Means Business: Doing Business in Mexico" it will be by invitation only and it is hosted by: Bancomext, USMCOC, Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, University of Miami, State of Yucatan Trade Office, Enterprise Florida and the Vodicka Quintero Group". This seminar will take place on May 16 @ 5:00-6:30 pm. If you plan to attend please RSVP to our office as soon as possible.
Inter-American Chapter,  Tel: 305-379-6090.
Miami, FL
16 "Nafta means business: Doing Business with Mexico". Location: The Intercontinental Hotel 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm. Exclusively this seminar will be a colateral event of the Eight Symposium of the Americas and will be @ no cost but by invitaion only. If you want to attend you will have to make your reservations no later than Tuesday, May 14th. by email or phone:
Inter-American Chapter,  Tel: 305-379-6090.
Miami, FL
20-22 "Technology in the Global Market" Activities will be in partnership with the Detroit Regional Chamber.
Great Lakes Chapter, Tel: 248-269-7140
Detroit, MI
20-22 Council for International Tax Education Annual Conference (CITE) presents: "Tax Planning for Operations in Latin America" www.fdta-cite.org
Northeast Chapter,  212-789-1497
Miami, FL
20-23 Annual World Trade Week Conference: "Responding to the New Global Economy" presented by World Trade Institute of Pace University and the NYC International Trade Alliance
Northeast Chapter,  212-789-1497
New York, NY
21 "76th Annual World Trade Week Luncheon."
Featuring James C. Hankla, Chief Executive Officer, Alameda Corridor Transportation Authority, with welcoming remarks by James K. Hahn, Mayor of Los Angeles. The 67th Stanley T. Olafson Bronze Plaque Award will be presented. The $2.4 billion public works project, the Alameda Corridor three-year project is completed on April 22, 2002-on time and on budget. The 20+ miles of railway connecting the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach to the transcontinental rail network east of downtown Los Angeles, creates a faster, more efficient way to move cargo throughout the United States and to overseas markets. The Alameda Corridor is expected to east traffic congestion while significantly reducing noise pollution and vehicle emissions. Sponsored by the Foreign Trade Association of Southern California in cooperation with Women in International Trade-Los Angeles. The United States-Mexico Chamber of Commerce is a cooperating organization. The annual FTA international trade fair will precede the luncheon. Tuesday, May 21, 11:00 Reception; 12:00 Luncheon, $45 person; table of ten $450. Millennium Biltmore Hotel, Los Angeles. For more information or reservations call: Anita Saunders (323) 730-1011,or e-mail: foreigntrade@earthlink.net
California-Pacific Chapter, Tel: 213-623-7725.
Los Angeles
29 "Mexico Tax Reform"
Sponsored by Arthur Andersen
Place:TBD
Mid-West Chapter, Tel: 414-274-3840.
Milwaukee, WI
29 "Mexican Fiesta" The Arthritis Foundation is inviting you to this great event, the Mexican Fiesta, on May 31st. Fun, food, and drinks for only $40! Please review the attached flyer and then click here to register or visit www.arthritis.org for additional information. Location: Mexican Cultural Institute, 2829 16th Street, N.W.
Please tell your friends or anyone you think may be interested. We hope to see you there!
National Office, Tel: 202-371-8680 ext. *815.
Washington, DC
30 "International Business Security Precautions" by Mr. Gary Seideman, former Chief Warrant Officer with the U.S. Special Forces (Green Berets) and a military analyst for NBC on counter-terrorism and special operations. Mr. Seideman is the Assistant Director of the Richmond Group International, a securities company.
At 11:30 am in La Cima Club, 26th Floor, The Tower at Williams Square, Suite 2600 5215 North O’Connor Road, Irving, TX (972) 869-2266 (Parking available at the West Parking Garage) The Luncheon is $30.00 for Members and $40.00 for Non-Members. Kindly RSVP by mailing, or by e-mail at swusmcoc@swbell.net no later than Wednesday May 22, 2002. Cancellations accepted only by fax 72 hr. prior to the event. If you need more information, contact Patricia Snirch at 
Southwest Chapter, Tel: 214-747-1996
Irving, TX

June

TBD "Mexico Executive Roundtable" Hosted by Fitch
Mid-America Chapter, Tel: 312-781-7342
Chicago, IL
TBD "Industrial park Locations in Mexico" In partnership with AMPIP an informational reception will be held for members interested in industrial park locations in Mexico. Date to be confirmed.
Great Lakes Chapter, Tel: 248-269-7140
Detroit, MI
14 "United States Treasurer Rosario Marin." Luncheon with the highest ranking in the Bush Administration. Courtesy of Liam McGee, President, Bank of America-California. California Pacific Chapter Board Members invited. Bank of America, 555 S. Flower St., 51st Floor, Los Angeles. 12noon. By invitation only. No charge. For information: 
California-Pacific Chapter, Tel: 213-623-7725.
Los Angeles, CA
19-20 "Access Sacramento." Members are invited to join Los Angeles business and community leaders and government officials in the state capital for a two-day lobbying trip. The trip opens with a reception for the Southern California delegation and a dinner speaker on Wednesday. Thursday, June 20, offers high level meetings and briefings, and luncheon with the Treasurer of California and the Speaker of the Assembly. $250. For information contact Erica Robbins, Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce, (213) 580-7500.
California-Pacific Chapter, Tel: 213-623-7725.
Sacramento, CA
19-20 “Fourth Annual Latin American Telecommunications Conference 2002"
The US-Mexico Chamber of Commerce, SW Chapter is proud to be a supportive organization of the North Texas Global Telecommunications Society (“NTGTS”), “Fourth Annual Latin American Telecommunications Conference 2002" entitled Future Promises and Realities, it will be held on June 19-20, 2002 at the Omni Richardson Hotel.
The event will begin on Wednesday, June 19, 2002, with a welcome reception at 6:30 p.m., followed by brief remarks by the NTGTS President and Bracewell & Patterson L.L.P. For more information, please contact:
Southwest Chapter, Tel: 214-747-1996
Dallas, TX
20-21 "Official International Conference Mexico's Gas Sector" Under the Patronage of the Secretariat of Energy and PEMEX, the Official International Conference on Mexico's Gas Sector will introduce Mexico's new gas development strategy for the coming years and the opportunities for private participation in this strategy in light of Mexico's increasing demand for gas.Senior Mexican energy officials will describe the fundamental concepts and generic terms of the Multiple Services Contracts that are proposed to be applied in the coming bidding rounds for works in non associated natural gas fields. These contracts will be implemented in accordance with the existing constitutional and legal framework in Mexico.
Place:Hotel Sheraton Maria Isabel, México City, México 
For more information please contact:
Victoria Watt:
Tel:
: +44 (0)20 7089 4186  www.thecwcgroup.com
México, D.F.
25 Vicente Fox Quesada President of the United States of Mexico, Presents "MEXICO AND THE UNITED STATES: Our Shared Destiny" 
In cooperation with: U.S.-Mexico Chamber of Commerce, Greater Dallas Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and Dallas Committee on Foreign Relations 

With Ray L. Hunt Master of Ceremonies. 
Hyatt Regency, Dallas 300 Reunion Blvd. Dallas, TX 75207 
6:00 PM Patron's Reception 6:30 PM General Reception 7:30 PM Dinner
For additional information, please contact the World Affairs Council of Greater Dallas at (214) 965-8400.

Southwest Chapter, Tel: 214-747-1996
Dallas, TX
27 "Mexport-Mexico/USA Trade Show." The premier trade show in the Southern California/Baja California Region promoting trade and commerce between the United States and Mexico. A cooperative effort of the San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation and the Otay Mesa Chamber of Commerce. United States-Mexico Chamber of Commerce members receive a $150 discount to exhibit. USMCOC members: $525; non-members: $675. To be held at Britannia Corporate Center, 2515 Britannia Blvd., Otay Mesa, San Diego. For additional information: (619) 661-6111, or www.mexport.org.
California-Pacific Chapter/San Diego Office, Tel: 619-233-1544
San Diego, CA
28 "Luncheon Briefing on "Michoacan: The Best Option for Your Investment" with The Honorable Lazaro Cardenas Batel, Governor of the State of Michoacan.
Friday, June 28, 2002 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
The Mid-America Club 200 East Randolph Drive, 80th Floor

Mid-America Chapter, Tel: 312-729-1356
Chicago, Il

July

4 "U.S.A. Independence Day"  226th Anniversary of the United States of America's Independence Day. U.S.A.
9-10
"NAFTA Trade In Goods Committee." The United States-Mexico Chamber of Commerce, California Pacific Chapter, in cooperation with the Consulates General of Canada and Mexico will host this first trilateral meeting ever held outside the three capital cities. Delegates from the United States Departments of State, Commerce, Treasury and the United States Trade Representative office will meet with their Canadian and Mexican counterparts to negotiate NAFTA treaty considerations. Closed sessions with reception and dinner on July 10 open to members. Call (213) 623-725 for information. POSTPONED
California-Pacific Chapter, Tel: 213-623-7725.
Los Angeles, CA
11 "El Rey/Mexican Fiesta Golf Classic Tournament" Golf Club-North Prairie, WI Organized by the USMCOC Mid-West Chapter
COST Hole Sponsor $400.00/  Enter a foursome $500.00
For further information pleas contact:

Mid-West Chapter, Tel: 414-274-3840.
North Prairie, WI
11-13 "Economic Development Conference 2002." Sponsored by CFNBA/CNI/Fondy North Business Association. Milwaukee, WI. For more information call 414-226-4626
Mid-West Chapter, Tel: 414-274-3840.
Milwaukee, WI
16 "MARY KAY’s contest to win in the Mexican Market” With Mr. Luis Rey, General Director of MARY KAY Mexico. Tuesday, July 16, 2002 At 11:30 a.m.
 Four Seasons Hotel 4150 North MacArthur Boulevard, Las Colinas 
Mexico represents the largest International market for Mary Kay. Mr. Rey’s comments will focus on the challenges and lessons learned when Mary Kay decided to enter the Mexican market. Last year Mary Kay Mexico sales exceeded $20MN. In 2002, they are 20% ahead of last year’s record-setting results.
The Luncheon is $35.00 for Members and $50.00 for Non-Members and at the door (Sorry, no credit cards). Please RSVP no later than Thursday, July 2002 to USMCOC. Cancellations accepted only in writing by fax 72 hr. prior to the event. For more information:

Southwest Chapter, Tel: 214-747-1996
Dallas, TX
24 "Mexico Executive Roundtable" with Special Guest Speaker: Shelly Shetty Director of Sovereign Ratings, Mexico Analyst Fitch, Inc. (New York City) and Meeting Chairman: William Hayes Managing Director, Latin America Fitch, Inc. (Chicago) 
Wednesday, July 24, 2002 8:15 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. 
Meeting Location: University Club of Chicago 76 East Monroe Street Chicago, Illinois Participation is complimentary and will be limited to 25 executives. Reservations will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis. To reserve your place, send us an e-mail by 12:00 noon on Tuesday, July 23rd.

Mid-America Chapter, Tel: 312-729-1356
Chicago, Il
TBD "Chapter's Inaugural Cocktail Reception" Key Note Speaker: Juan Hernandez, Coordinator of the Offices for Attention to Mexican Migrants Abroad. Sponsored by Foley & Lardner. Location: TBD
Mid-West Chapter, Tel: 414-274-3840.
Milwaukee, WI

August

5 "Guanajuato Showcase: Furniture, Gift and Decorative Items" organized by The Guanajuato Trade Office, Dallas. (COFOCE),  The US-Mexico Chamber of Commerce, SW Chapter and BANCOMEXT- Trade Commission of Mexico 
Time: 3:00 pm // Location: The World Trade Center – Hall of Nations Lobby Area 2050 Stemmons Fwy Dallas, TX 75342
The reception is free of charge but please RSVP to:

Southwest Chapter, Tel: 214-747-1996
Dallas, TX
6 "Breakfast with Los Angeles City Council member Eric Garcetti". Garcetti was one of two city counsel members who accompanied Mayor James K. Hahn on the official City of Los Angeles Trade Mission to Mexico City last November. Councilmember Garcetti will discuss how the City of Los Angeles can help members in their international trade endeavors. 8:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast and Presentation. Carlsmith Ball, 444 S. Flower St., Ninth Floor, Los Angeles. $15 members; $20 non-members. For reservations: 
California-Pacific Chapter, Tel: 213-623-7725.
Los Angeles, CA
7 Breakfast Logistics Group Meeting “Trade and logistic between: The U.S., Dallas/Ft. Worth and Mexico ” Speaker: Trade Commissioner, Mr. Carlos Bello Place: The City Club 901 Main Street, 69th Floor Dallas, TX Time: 7:30 am
Southwest Chapter, Tel: 214-747-1996
Dallas, TX
8 "A Salute to NAFTA-Cross Border Issues and Trade North and South" Lunch with Consul General of Canada Colin Robertson. A "Salute to NAFTA" co-hosted by Consul General of Mexico in San Diego, Rodolfo Figueroa and the Consul General of the United States in Tijuana, Richard F. Gonzalez. Consul General Robertson is responsible for Canadian interests in California, Utah, Nevada, Arizona, Hawaii and Guam. A career foreign service officer, he was a member of the team that negotiated the Canada-United States Free Trade Agreement and NAFTA. Previous postings were to the United National Consulate General in New York and the Canadian Commission in Hong Kong. The consul general will discuss cross-border issues and trade as the effect both the northern and southern border. 12 noon. U.S. Grant Hotel, Garden Room, 326 Broadway, San Diego. $35 members; $45 non-members. For reservations:
California-Pacific Chapter/San Diego Office, Tel: 619-233-1544
San Diego, CA
13 Luncheon “ Energy Reforms in Mexico: Perspectives and Expectations – What to Expect in the Electricity? ” Speaker: Marcelo Paramo, Senior attorney at Haynes and Boone, S.C., Mexico Place: City Place 2711 North Haskell, 42nd Floor Dallas, TX Time: 11:30 am
Southwest Chapter, Tel: 214-747-1996
Dallas, TX
15 "Seminar on Strategic Sourcing in Mexico", Presented by the Mid-West Chapter and Sponsored by the U.S. Bank & UPS. 
Meeting Location: US Bank Building 777 Wisconsin Ave. Galleria Conference Room
Advance payment and registration requested by August 14. Space is limited! 
Cost: $35 Members $50 Non-Members. For reservations please contact:
Mid-West Chapter, Tel: 414-274-3840.
Milwaukee, WI
15 "Farewell Reception in honor of Guillermo Ohem Regional Director of the Mexico Tourism Board" on Thursday, August 15, 2002 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at The Four Seasons Hotel The Walton Salon – 7th Floor 120 East Delaware Place Chicago, Illinois 
Hosted by: American Airlines & Banco Popular 
Kindly RSVP by August 14, 2002 to:
Mid-America Chapter, Tel: 312-729-1355
Chicago, Il
16 "Luncheon for Governor Juan Carlos Romero Hicks, Governor of the State of Guanajuato" Friday August 16th, 2002 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. 
777 E. Wisconsin Ave 40th floor, Room C & D Milwaukee, WI 53202
 Sponsored by Foley & Lardner       R.S.V.P. by August 15th,2002.
Mid-West Chapter, Tel: 414-274-3840.
Milwaukee, WI
21-25 "Tequileros Trade Mission" Mid-West Chapter will be receiving a Trade Mission from Guadalajara. For more information regarding agenda contact Paloma Pelaez at:
Mid-West Chapter, Tel: 414-274-3840.
Milwaukee, WI
22 Cocktail Reception "Farewell to Trade Commissioner Mr. Carlos Bello" Place: Javier's Restaurant 4912 Cole Avenue Dallas, TX Time: 6:00 pm
Southwest Chapter, Tel: 214-747-1996
Dallas, TX
22-23 "Ambassador C. Lawrence Greenwood, Senior Official for APEC, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs." Under the auspices of the USMCOC California Pacific Chapter, Ambassador Greenwood will meet with leaders of major California industries to discuss their concerns prior to attending the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit in Los Cabos in October. In Los Angeles, selected industries include: agribusiness, entertainment, technology, textiles, and seaports (all California seaports from Oakland to San Diego will be invited to attend the Los Angeles meeting). In San Diego, meetings will be with leaders in biotechnology, cross-border issues, defense, medical technology and telecommunications. Intellectual property concerns will be addressed in both cities. Industry specific sessions are by invitation only. For information 
California-Pacific Chapter, Tel: 213-623-7725.
Los Angeles, CA
& San Diego, CA
23-25 "The Midwest's Largest Hispanic Festival" Sponsored by Mexican Fiesta. 200 N. Harbor Drive, Milwaukee, WI 53202 Rich panorama of traditional Mexican art and culture.
Mid-West Chapter, Tel: 414-274-3840.
Milwaukee, WI
26 Dinner with His Excellency Vicente Fox Quesada, President of the United States of Mexico "Mexico and the United States: Our Shared Destiny" Place: Hyatt Regency Dallas Hotel 300 Reunion Boulevard Dallas, TX Time: 6:00 pm
Southwest Chapter, Tel: 214-747-1996
Dallas, TX
28 "Customs Town Hall Meeting"  Cobo Hall. In partnership with Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) and AUTO-TECH 2002
Great Lakes Chapter, Tel: 248-269-7140
Detroit, MI
29 "2002 Double Eagle Awards Dinner" Presented by the U.S.-Mexico Chamber of Commerce Mid-America Chapter. 
Honoring His Excellency Francisco Gil Díaz Secretary of Finance and Public Credit of Mexico and McDonald's Corporation (McDonald's de México) / Grupo Bimbo, S.A. de C.V. / Grupo Lala, S.A. de C.V. 
 Reception and Silent Auction - 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Dinner and Awards Ceremony 7:30 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. The Ritz-Carlton Grand Ballroom 160 East Pearson Street 
For more Information, please contact:
Mid-America Chapter, Tel: 312-729-1355
Chicago, IL

September

1 "Informe de Gobierno". Mexico's President Address Report to the Mexican Congress (Similar to the State of the Union in the U.S.)  Mexico, D.F.
2 "U.S. Labor Day". Día del Trabajo en los Estados Unidos U.S.A.
8-9 "Seven Principles of Environmental Stewardship for the 21st Century Workshop-Cancun, Q. Roo" - A Blueprint for Sustainable Development -A Stakeholder Process for Developing Performance Indicators for Infrastructure".
For more information:
National Office, Tel: 202-371-8680 ext. *825
Cancun, Q. Roo
10 "Conflictos en Afganistán ¿Que se ha logrado a un año de distancia?". La Cámara de Comercio México Estados Unidos Capítulo México Pacífico, tiene el placer de invitarlo cordialmente la Comida Conferencia que impartirá el Excelentísimo Embajador Antonio Dueñas Delegado de la Secretaria de Relaciones Exteriores en Jalisco. Martes Septiembre 10, 2002 a las 14:00 horas en el University Club
Capítulo Pacífico, Tel: 333-615-3235
Guadalajara, Jal.
12 "Doing Business in Mexico Seminar." Topics Include: Selling from the United States into the Mexican Marketplace, Opening a Business in Mexico, and Economic Overview of the Mexican Marketplace. Sponsored by the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce. Speakers include: Victor Villaplana, Vice Chairman and CEO, Waldo's Dollar Mart de Mexico; John Riley, President, Vertek International and former President, Western Maquiladora Trade Assn.; Daniel Gutierrez, Partner, Gutierrez & Diaz S. C.; and Ernesto Gutierrez de la Torriente, Vice President, International Sales, Frazee Paint & Wall Covering. 7:30-9:30 a.m., Doubletree Hotel, 7450 Hazard Center Dr., Mission Valley/San Diego. $50 members of the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce; $60 non-members. For information and registration:
California-Pacific Chapter/San Diego Office, Tel: 619-233-1544
San Diego, CA
15 "Mexico City. Grito Ceremony." President Vicente Fox kicks off Indepencence Day festivities with the historic "grito" from the Palacio Nacional. Check your local Spanish-language television listings for live coverage. MEXICO
16 "Mexico Independence Day". 192nd Anniversary of the Mexico's Independence Day. MEXICO
16 "Mexico Independence Day". 192nd Anniversary of the Mexico's Independence Day. MEXICO

17

"Maximizing and Managing NAFTA and Other Trade Agreements" with Speakers: Francisco Cortina, Partner, Chevez, Ruiz, Zamarripa y Cia, S.C. - Mexico City. Douglas P. Zuvich, Midwest Regional Leader, Trade and Customs, KPMG LLP. Warren Hastings, Vice President of Global Trade, Cardinal Health. Carol Fuchs, Vice President & Director of Global Trade Compliance, Motorola, Inc. Benjamin T. Bauman, Manager, Trade Compliance, International Truck & Engine Corp. Eva Bright, Customs Compliance, Motorola, Inc. 
Tuesday, September 17, 2002 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 
Conference Location: 303 E. Wacker Drive 16th Floor  
Cost: $50.00 Members $75.00 Non-Members. Agenda & Registration Form
For more information please contact:
Mid-America Chapter, Tel: 312-729-1355
Chicago, IL

19-20

"Expo Electronica, Tijuana." The Mexican Chamber for the Electronics Industry, Telecommunications and Information Technology Northwest Chapter (Canieti) and The U.S. Department of Commerce U.S. Commercial Service, cordially invites you to participate in the Expo Electronica 2002 (Electronics Trade Show). The event is Baja California’s premier venue for electronics sector maquiladoras to meet new suppliers. At its inception last year, many of the most prominent buyers and sellers from around the region converged on Expo Electronica to benefit from the multitude of lucrative business contacts and opportunities it provided. For additional information: Josefina Guerrero Yagües, jguerrero@canieti.org. Tel: 011-52-(664) 686 6646 or 686 2627. 
California-Pacific Chapter, Tel: 213-623-7725.
Tijuana, BCN

26

"Milken Institute California State Conference." More than 400 leaders in business, finance, academia and the media will attend for an intensive day of learning, insight and networking. Conference Fee: $495; United States-Mexico Chamber of Commerce members: $395. Century Plaza Hotel, Los Angeles. For complete information on the program and speakers, please visit the following web site at www.milkeninstitute,org/sos2002
California-Pacific Chapter, Tel: 213-623-7725.
Los Angeles, CA

30

"New Challenges for the Industrial Sector in Mexico." Rafael McCadden, Executive Director, Mexican Association of Business and Indusrial Parks (AMPIP). The Present and Future of the Maquiladora Industry-Which Are Failing, and Which Are Succeeding. The Mexican Federal Government's Competitiveness Program-What to Expect, and What Not to Expect from the Fox Administration. AMPIP is the largest private organization that attracts foreign direct investment into Mexico. More than 1,850 companies are established in AMPIP sites employing 650,000 people.  Time: 7:30 Registration; 8:00-9:30 a.m. Breakfast and Presentation, Sempra Energy Building, Auditorium 3, 101 Ash Street, San Diego, Members: $15; Non-Members: $20. For information and reservations:
California-Pacific Chapter/San Diego Office, Tel: 619-233-1544
San Diego, CA

October

1 "New Challenges for the Industrial Sector in Mexico." Rafael McCadden, Executive Director, Mexican Association of Business and Indusrial Parks (AMPIP). The Present and Future of the Maquiladora Industry-Which Are Failing, and Which Are Succeeding. The Mexican Federal Government's Competitiveness Program-What to Expect, and What Not to Expect from the Fox Administration. 
 7:30 Registration; 8:00-9:30 a.m. Breakfast and Presentation, 
Offices of Carlsmith Ball, 444 S. Flower St.. 9th Floor, 
 Members: $15; Non-Members: $20. For information and reservations: 
California-Pacific Chapter, Tel: 213-623-7725.
Los Angeles, CA
2-4 "Abastur '02." Trade show targeting the hotel and restaurant sector in Mexico. For more information contact your local office of the California Trade, Technology and Commerce Agency or Roselyn Pucan-Meager at 011-52-55-5533-1111 or e-mail: director@california.org.mx.
California-Pacific Chapter, Tel: 213-623-7725.
México, D.F.
2-5 "Border Trade Alliance Fall 2002 Conference." Speakers include Pierre S. Pettigrew, Canada's Minister for International Trade; Ernesto Ruffo Appel, Commissioner, Mexico's Presidential Commission on Northern Border Affairs; Darcel Hulse, President, Sempra Energy International, James Boyd, California Energy Commissioner; Senator Hector Osuna Jaime (BC) and Senator Oscar Luebbert (Tamps.) among others. Coronado Island Marriott Hotel, Coronado. Full conference: $505; Day Passes: $265. For information and registration: (602) 266-9826, or register on-line at www.thebta.org/sdregister.htm
California-Pacific Chapter, Tel: 213-623-7725.
Coronado, CA
3 "Ernst Welteke, President, Deutsche Bundesbank." The combined European GDP equals that of the United States. Part of this growth is due to the Euro, the European currency. Ernst Welteke was appointed president of the Bundesbank in 1999 after a career as Chairman of the German Social Democratic Party, Minister of Economics and Minister of Trade. Presented by the Los Angeles World Affairs Council. $35 members; $45 non-members. 12:00 noon. Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel, 1700 Ocean Blvd., Santa Monica. For reservations (213) 628-2333 or reservations@lawac.org.
California-Pacific Chapter, Tel: 213-623-7725.
Santa Monica, CA
7-8 "Sonora Trade Summit." Identify new trade opportunities with California's (almost) neighbor state of Sonora. Includes more than 70 exhibitors from Sonora and more than 30 from the Inland Empire, business seminars on how to do business in Mexico and California, and match-making. Major sectors include: food and beverage, furniture and home accessories, arts and crafts, industrial services, construction and tourism. There is no fee for attendance. Advance reservations to participate are required. Contact Martha Campa, Sonora Economic Development Council at (714) 480-1000, Ext. 236, or e-mail: mcampa@sonora.org.mx.
California-Pacific Chapter, Tel: 213-623-7725.
Ontario, Canada
8-10 "NAFTA Trade in Goods Committee." The first ever meeting of the trilateral commission outside one of the three national capitals comes to Los Angeles The committee's responsibility is to reduce tariffs and resolve trade disputes among the NAFTA partners-Canada, Mexico and the United States. The committee meets in Los Angeles under the auspices of the California Pacific Chapter, the City of Los Angeles and the Consulates General of Canada and Mexico. The meetings, to be held at Los Angeles City Hall, will be closed. A tour of the city will follow the meetings. For information: 
California-Pacific Chapter, Tel: 213-623-7725.
Los Angeles, CA
10 Luncheon Reception In honor of Ms. Virginia Arteaga newly appointed Trade Commissioner of Mexico. Network and Registration at 11:30am Luncheon at 12:00noon La Meridien Hotel 650 N. Pearl, Dallas 
The cost is $25.00 for Members, $35.00 for Non-Members and at the door. ($10.00 surcharge for same-day registration /Cancellations accepted only by fax 72 hrs prior to the event). For more information:
Southwest Chapter, Tel: 214-747-1996
Dallas, TX
16 "Women in International Trade Dinner." You are invited to a very special occasion dinner at the LAX Westin Hotel, to honor Marian Duntley, one of the original founding mothers of Women in International Trade-Los Angeles and Womenin International Trade- Orange County at a fundraising dinner for the Marjorie M. Shostak Scholarship Fund. Marian and Marjorie are past World Trade Week chairs and staunch supporters of international trade in our community; both are mentors to many. For information and reservations: Moises Cisneros, International Trade Manager, Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce, 350 S. Bixel Street, Los Angeles CA 90017, (213) 580-7569, or www.lachamber.org.
California-Pacific Chapter, Tel: 213-623-7725.
Los Angeles, CA
21 "Business Luncheon with Leticia Navarro, Secretary of Tourism of Mexico." 
Registration & Cocktail 12:15 pm; Luncheon 12:45 pm at the Ritz Carlton, Ballroom Area, Salon. Two Corner of Tigertail St. & 27th Ave. Coconut Grove, Miami.
Special Valet Parking price at the entrance on Tigertail. RSVP before October 17th 2002 Members: $ 40.00 dlls. Non-Members: $50.00 dlls.

Inter-American Chapter,  Tel: 305-379-6090.
Miami, FL
24-25 "Two Countries. Ten States. One Goal." The Southwest Compact Conference will bring together representatives from all ten border states to identify collaborative strategies to meet common goals, and to formulate the vision, principles and plan to propel this region toward its destined position as one of the top ten "trading nations" in the world. The Southwest Compact Conference will commence with a reception on Thursday, October 24th and continue with an exceptional one-day program on Friday, October 25th . The conference will be held at the Barbara Worth Resort www.bwrestor.com in Holtville, California. Resort information is available at (800) 356-5842 (Group #CGSCAG). Registration and luncheon fee is $95.00. For information on conference registration contact Linda Jones at (213) 236-1912 or jonesl@scag.ca.gov. For more information about the conference, please contact Arnold San Miguel at (909) 784-3526 or sanmigue@scag.ca.gov
California-Pacific Chapter, Tel: 213-623-7725.
Holtville, CA
28 "Tourism Luncheon"  in honor of Her Excellency Leticia Navarro Secretary of Tourism of Mexico, Ms. Maria Elena Mancha, Chief Executive Officer Mexico Tourism Board, and Mr. John McCarthy, Director General FONATUR (Mexico’s Tourism Development Entity)
12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at The Park Hyatt Hotel, 800 North Michigan Avenue Grand Salon. Please RSVP at:
Mid-America Chapter, Tel: 312-729-1355
Chicago, Il
31 "All Hallows Eve. Halloween." U.S.A.

November

2 "Día de Muertos/All Soul's Day".  MEXICO
5 "U.S. Election Day". Día de Elecciones en los Estados Unidos. Please don't forget to vote. Your country and state depend on your participation. U.S.A.
7 "Breakfast Meeting."  
Time/Date: 8 AM, November 7, 2002
Topic: Changes in Mexico's Environmental Laws
Sponsored and Presented by: Environmental Resources Management & Gestion
Ambiental de Mexico
Place: To be Announced
Noreste Chapter, Tel: 818-369-6477
Monterrey, N.L.
11-13 "AUTOMOTIVE COMPONENTS AND METAL FABRICATIONS TRADE MISSION TO GUANAJUATO STATE, MEXICO." Mexico is Wisconsin’s number three trade partner. If you are currently looking for: suppliers, vendors, distributors or facilities. Guanajuato is the right place and this is the right time. We have the expertise to help you in improve your bottom line. We will arrange at least three one-to-one business meetings according to your needs. Participation Fee: Members $US200 Non-Members $US 500 (Travel and accommodation expenses are not included, special fares to be offered) For more information contact:
Mid-West Chapter, Tel: 414-274-3840.
Milwaukee, WI
12-13 "Taller De Desarrollo De Comercio Electrónico Para Las Pequeñas Y Medianas Empresas Del Sur De México".
"E-Commerce and Small Business Development in Southern Mexico(Workshop)"

National Office, 202-371-8680 ext. 15
Villahermosa, Tab.
13 "San Diego Second Annual Mexico Economic Review & Outlook 2003.". 
The theme "Build Your Mexico Business with Profits and Security" sets the tone for this annual event. Presented by the United States-Mexico Chamber of Commerce (California Pacific Chapter/San Diego-Tijuana Region), the program features such outstanding speakers at James M. Wiseman, Vice President/External Affairs, Toyota Motor Manufacturing North America; Guillermo Guémez, Sub-Governor, Bank of Mexico; Eduardo Medina Mora Icaza, Director General, National Center for Investigation and Security (CISEN-Mexico), and William D. Gore, Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation.Plus 
The seminar and luncheon will be held 7:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Wednesday, November 13, at the U.S. Grant Hotel, 326 Broadway, San Diego. Total cost for the seminar and luncheon is only $75.
California-Pacific Chapter/San Diego Office, Tel: 619-233-1544
San Diego, CA
13 "Maximizing and Managing NAFTA and Other Trade Agreements" Galleria Level Conference Room, 777 East Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202
Hosted by KPMG LLP, this conference is focused on understanding, and maximizing, the various Mexico free trade agreements as well as a practical discussion on managing the NAFTA certification process in complex organizations. This conference will also explore the audit/verification process that international traders can expect from both the Mexican and U.S. Customs’ perspectives. This conference is designed to stand out from others, provide various insights to the attendees, and serve as an opportunity to share thoughts and experiences. All conference speakers will be available subsequent to the conference in for one-on-one discussions with conference attendees. Speakers: Daniel Amezquita, Senior Manager, Chevez, Ruiz, Zamarripa y Cia, S.C. – Mexico City Douglas P. Zuvich, Midwest Regional Leader, Trade and Customs, KPMG LLP Michael Kirkpatrick, Manager, Trade and Customs, KPMG LLP Liliana Galindo, Senior Associate, International Corporate Services, KPMG LLP. For more information, please contact:
Mid-West Chapter
, Tel: 414-274-3840
Milwaukee, WI
14 "Guillermo Güémez, Sub-Gobernador, Banco de Mexico." The sub-governor of Mexico's National Bank reviews Mexico's performance in 2002 and give his predictions for the economy in 2003. Luncheon. 
California-Pacific Chapter, Tel: 213-623-7725.
Los Angeles, CA
14-17 "USMCOC Semi Annual Bi-National Board of Directors Meeting & Transporte NAFTA Forum, Port of Veracruz.". 
National Office, 202-371-8680 ext. 15
Veracruz, Ver.
20 "DOING BUSINESS WITH MEXICO: Anticipating the Free Trade Area of the Americas" A conference presented by UNITED STATES-MEXICO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE & NAFTA ASOCIADOS US, LLC.
Waukesha County Technical College, Education Center C051, 800 Main Street, Pewaukee, Wisconsin
TOPICS: Mexican Economy: Update; Trade Services: Wisconsin & Mexico; Utilize NAFTA to increase profits; Certificates of Origin; Drawback; Automated Customs Reporting andFree Trade Area of the Americas: Grow your markets
COST: $100.  For registration please send this registration form to: NAFTA Asociados US, LLC. P.O. Box 13182 Wauwatosa, WI 53213-0182. Make checks payable to: NAFTA Asociados U.S., LLC. For more information, please contact:
Mid-West Chapter, Tel: 414-274-3840
Pewaukee, WI
20 "Aniversario de la Revolución Mexicana" MEXICO
21

"Prospects for an FTAA" An International Conference hosted by The Center for Latin American Issues and by Bayer Consulting, LLC at The George Washington University Washington, DC
The conference will bring together a group of U.S. and regional experts – representing government, the international financial community, and the private sector – to examine the major issues in the negotiations, the challenges that the negotiators face, and some of the potential effects of an FTAA on individual economic sectors and on the region.
For a copy of the full conference program, and to register, please visit the following site: http://www.gwu.edu/~clai/ftaa/ftaa.htm 

Washington, DC
21-23 "United States-Mexico Business and Education Program." The San Diego Community College District is hosting this bi-national conference to showcase successful business and education collaborations from both sides of the border. These partnerships support economic development and workforce preparations. Speakers from both Mexico and California have been invited to participate. To be held at the Lucerna Hotel, Paseo de los Heroes at Avenida Rodriguez. Conference registration is $45 per person and includes round trip bus transportation from San Diego if needed. Overnight at the Hotel Lucerna is available for the conference rate of US$83 per night. For more information contact Cynthia Schubert at (619) 388-6850 or cschuber@sdccd.net.
California-Pacific Chapter, Tel: 213-623-7725.
Tijuana, B.C.
21-25 "Gifts, Crafts & Design Trade Mission" organized by the Mid-Atlantic Chapter is sponsoring a Trade Mission to Mexico, to participate in the International Fair of Design, Crafts and Gifts (FIDAR Feria Internacional de Artesanias y Regalos), November 21-25, 2002. The event is organized by the Mexican Ministry of Development SEDESOL in coordination with the National Foundation for the Promotion of Crafts (FONART).As we all know Mexico's crafts and gifts range from the traditional 'souvenirs' to very refined and complex items of clothing, furniture and decorative pieces. We consider that those whose interests are in the following areas of business will find this event of great interest:Designers, Decorators, Souvenir Shops, Fashion Shops and Boutiques, Antique Dealers and Enthusiasts Furniture Dealers. For more information, please contact Thalia Friligos at
Mid-Atlantic Chapter, Tel:202-371-8680 *816
Washington, D.C.
Mexico, D.F.
21 "Manufacturing in Mexico, It's easier than you think!" A comprehensive and practical seminar on how to make Mexico your strategic manufacturing platform. Keynote address: "Mexico: A Strategic Global Manufacturing Platform" Mr. Eduardo Solis, Mexico's Under Secretary of Economy, November 21st, 2002 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm Le Meridien Hotel 650 North Pearl St. To rsvp, please contact Marush Sepulveda at: msepulveda@intermex.com. We hope you take advantage of this seminar and if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact
Southwest Chapter, Tel: 214-747-1996
Dallas, TX
22 "Tourism Task Force Meeting." How to best promote inbound to California and outbound tourism to Mexico will be the discussion of the California Pacific Tourism Task Force meeting. Also the proposed visit to California by Secretary of Tourism Leticia Navarro. 10:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Lunch included. No charge to members. Host: AeroMexico, 6033 W. Century Blvd., Suite 990, Los Angeles. Please confirm attendance to:
California-Pacific Chapter, Tel: 213-623-7725.
Los Angeles, CA
28-29 "United States Thanksgiving Day" U.S.A.

December

7 "Mexican Christmas Celebration at the Seventh Annual POSADA" Saturday, December 7, 2002 1:00 to 3:30 p.m. Springhill Retreat Center 3501 Springhill Lane, Richardson, TX
A Full Mexican buffet will be served at 1:30pm. We will also have Pinatas and Letanias for the children at 2:30pm. We will be having a Silent Auction that include items such AeroMexico and American Airlines tickets, Hotel Stay Trips to Mexico at Fiesta Americana and Sol Melia Hotels, Tequila and liqueur bottles, Blue Mesa Grill and Nuevo Leon Restaurant dinners, Hotel Intercontinental brunch, Mexican hand crafts, DMA tickets, Cinemark movie passes, Mexican jewelry and much more. The USMCOC appreciates the support of it’s members for their donations for the silent auction. Tickets are $25.00 for adults and Kids under 12 are FREE !! (when accompanied by an adult). To R.S.V.P. please contact: 
Southwest Chapter, Tel: 214-747-1996
Richardson, TX
11 Cocktail reception and Silent Auction to celebrate the Holiday Season!! Please join us Wednesday, December 11, 2002 6:00 - 10:00 pm the auction will close at 9:15 pm. 
Sponsored by: La Valentina 19501 Biscayne Blvd. Suite 783 North Miami Beach, Florida, 33180 (Aventura Mall, Entrance La Piazza - AMC theaters) Valet Parking Available. Make your reservations on time for dinner after the cocktail reception and get a 10% discount. Please Contact Jesus Contreras 305.705.1686.
Silent Auction items include: Airlinte tickets, Hotel stays, Art, Computers & many other!
Please RSVP promptly! Any questions or to donate items for the Silent Auction, please contact:
Inter-American Chapter,  305-379-6090
Miami, Fl
12 "US-Mexico Chamber of Commerce End of the Year Celebration & Silent Auction." Thursday, December 12, 2002 5:30-7:30 pm. Sponsored by: CAFE FRIDA
For further information or donations for the Silent Auction, please contact:
Northeast Chapter,  212-789-1497
New York, NY

Last update December 9, 2002