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

September 25, 2017 at 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm



A Global Atlanta series sponsored by:

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:

Introduction by: Javier Diaz de Leon, Consul General of Mexico in Atlanta — Update on NAFTA negotiations and current state of US-Mexico relations

-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

Michelle Routh, Chief Enterprise Architect, Coca-Cola Co. — Coca-Cola’s exploration into the heart of Latin American innovation in Mexico City through “The Bridge” incubator

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



September 25, 2017
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Smith Gambrell & Russell Promenade II
1230 Peachtree St NE
Atlanta, GA 30309 United States


Global Atlanta
(404) 377-7710
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