Latin American Crossroads Series – Beyond the Border: Mexico on Its Own Terms

Thanks to President Donald Trump, Mexico is back in the national dialogue like no time in the past two decades, but his newfound focus on our neighbor to the south has once again failed to get past the context of competition.

What if we went beyond the border, past the wrangling over NAFTA, the Wall and the War on Drugs, and took a closer look at Mexico’s deep history, storied culture and growing market? Would we find room to work together on a more equitable and respectful basis? Would Georgia-based companies uncover overlooked opportunities right under their noses?

Global Atlanta will explore these questions and more in Beyond Borders: Mexico on Its Terms, this second in the Latin American Crossroads series exploring Atlanta as a hub for the hemisphere.

Confirmed Speakers:

-Javier Diaz de LeonConsul General of Mexico in Atlanta — Update on NAFTA negotiations and current state of US-Mexico relations

-Hector Ruiz, General Manager, Latin America Specialty Sales, Delta Air Lines — Delta’s joint venture with Aeromexico and what’s driving the airline’s expanded service to the country

-Luis F Martinez-Obregon, co-founder, Zocalo — The story of one of Atlanta’s original Mexican restaurants.

Angel Flores, Senior Vice President, Wise Foods — How a merger with Mexico’s largest Coke bottler is driving the snack brand’s growth from Atlanta

-Moderated by: Trevor Williams, Managing Editor, reporting on collaboration and competition between the US South and Mexico in the aerospace and automotive sectors

Event Details



  • Monday, September 25, 2017
    5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: TBD