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San Diego Chamber of Commerce Leads Binational Delegation to Advocate for Regional Priorities in Mexico City


A contingent of nearly 90 prominent figures from the business and community sectors in San Diego and Baja California, featuring Mayor Todd Gloria and San Diego County Board of Supervisors Chairwoman Nora Vargas, are embarking on a mission to Mexico City. Their goal is to bolster U.S.-Mexico relations and champion causes vital to the success of the binational business community.

The San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce’s 17th annual Binational Delegation to Mexico City is set to resume its endeavors in the nation’s capital, armed with a comprehensive agenda aimed at advancing the interests of the border region.

Commencing on Sunday, October 8, and spanning through Wednesday, October 11, the delegation will engage in high-level meetings with Mexican elected officials and government dignitaries. The key objectives include reinforcing economic and diplomatic bonds, as well as exploring avenues for cooperation in border infrastructure and environmental initiatives.

“The Chamber takes immense pride in leading this binational delegation to Mexico City for the 17th consecutive year. Our mission remains crystal clear: fostering collaboration between nations isn’t just a choice; it’s an absolute imperative,” emphasized Jerry Sanders, President, and CEO of the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce. He continued, “Set against the backdrop of Mexico’s bustling capital, our aim is to construct bridges of opportunity and cooperation that will redound to the benefit of both the San Diego and Cali-Baja regions. Together, we aim to unlock the potential inherent in our partnerships, thereby nurturing economic growth and enhancing the quality of life in our border communities.”

During this excursion, the delegates will engage in discussions and negotiations with various key figures, including:

  • Members of the Mexican Senate, with the aim of enhancing bilateral relationships.
  • Roberto Velasco, Chief Officer for the North America Unit at the Mexican Secretariat of Foreign Affairs.
  • Secretary of Tourism, Miguel Torruco Marqués.
  • Commissioner Adriana Resendez from the Mexican Section of the International Boundary and Water Commission (IBWC).
  • Salvador Lopez, Chief Environmental Officer at NADBank.
  • José Gutiérrez Ramírez, Engineering and Binational Affairs Manager at the National Water Commission (CONAGUA).
  • Dr. Francisco Garduño Yáñez, Commissioner at the National Institute of Migration (INM).

This delegation underscores the commitment of the San Diego region to building strong ties with Mexico and promoting mutual prosperity in the border region.

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