Trade Insights and Networking: After NAFTA
December 11 @ 5:30 pm CST/ $30
Since 1994, the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) has significantly affected its three signatories: Canada, Mexico, and the United States. This past September, it was announced that an agreement had been reached to replace NAFTA with the United States–Mexico–Canada Agreement (USMCA). While the USMCA is pending ratification, Minnesota companies are eager for insights on the future of North American trade relations.
Join us for this annual trade insights and holiday networking event as we hear from Consul of Mexico Gerardo Guerrero and from Acting Consul General and Senior Trade Commissioner Suzanne Cormie from the Consulate General of Canada in Minneapolis, regarding their views on the renegotiation of NAFTA.
Registration includes hors d’oeuvres and one drink ticket. Door prizes and a complimentary Global Minnesota membership will be raffled off.
About Consul Guerrero
The fourth Consul of Mexico in St. Paul, Gerardo has worked at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs since 1987 and joined the Diplomatic Corps in 1997. Consul Guerrero served as an attorney in several legal offices within the Ministry, as well as at the Consulate in New York. Most recently, he served as Deputy Legal Advisor in charge of the negotiation and final approval of all international treaties and agreements signed by Mexico. He also participated in international negotiations in the Atomic Energy International Organization, in the World Intellectual Property Organization, and in the International Civil Aviation Organization. Consul Guerrero studied law at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, received a master’s degree from The Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México, and a Master of Law from the University of Houston. He has taught at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, at the Universidad Iberoamericana, and at the Escuela Libre de Derecho in México City.
About Acting Consul General Cormie
Suzanne Cormie has held several different positions in the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada including assignments in Dublin, Chicago, Atlanta, and at the regional office in Winnipeg. Her experience at the department headquarters in Ottawa included the positions of United Nations Elections Coordinator, Foreign Policy Communications Strategist, as well as serving as an officer in the United States General Relations Division, the United States Trade Relations Division and the International Cultural Relations Branch. Most recently, Miss Cormie comes to Minnesota from the Canadian Embassy in Dublin, Ireland, where she spent six years as the Senior Trade Commissioner and Counsellor, including two lengthy periods as Chargée d’Affaires.