California Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. will travel to Mexico City next week to meet with Mexican government and business leaders, help boost bilateral trade and investment opportunities between the two neighbors and expand environmental and economic cooperation.
Governor Brown also announced today that he has invited Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto to meet later this year in California to build on the partnership forged during the trade mission. Ahead of the trip, Governor Brown will meet with Mexico’s Secretary of Foreign Affairs José Antonio Meade Kuribreña in Sacramento today.
The Governor will be joined on the Trade and Investment Mission to Mexico by a delegation of state legislators and senior administration officials (including CDFA Secretary Karen Ross). A delegation organized by the California Chamber of Commerce with the help of the California Foundation for Commerce and Education that includes approximately 90 business, economic development, investment and policy leaders from throughout California will also participate in the trade mission.
The Governor first announced the Trade and Investment Mission to Mexico in his 2014 State of the State address and met with Mexican Consuls General from cities across California in March.
The trip follows Governor Brown’s 2013 Trade and Investment Mission to China. Over the past year, Governor Brown has also signed accords with leaders from Canada, Israel and Peru to combat climate change, strengthen California’s economic ties and expand cooperation on promising research.
In February, Governor Brown established the California International Trade and Investment Advisory Council to help expand international business opportunities for California companies and appointed former U.S. Ambassador to Hungary Eleni Kounalakis as chair.
A preliminary itinerary of trade mission meetings and events is below. All events, times and locations are subject to change and require RSVPs from in-country reporters. Please note that all times are local, and unless specified, represent start times for events and meetings. Allow for ample check-in time. Updates to the itinerary will be reflected in the online media advisory at: www.gov.ca.gov.