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Trade Insights and Networking: NAFTA 2.0
December 10, 2019 @ 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. In 2018, 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 implementation, 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 Gerardo Guerrero, Consul of Mexico, and from Ariel Delouya, Consul General of Canada, regarding their views on the renegotiation of NAFTA and the future of the USMCA.
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 Guerrero 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 Consul General Delouya
Ariel Delouya is currently Consul General at the Consulate General of Canada in Minneapolis. From 2009 to 2012, he served as Ambassador of Canada to the Republic of Tunisia. He also served as Minister-Counsellor for Congressional and Legal Affairs at the Embassy of Canada to the United States, in Washington, D.C. (2002-2006) and was posted to Ankara, Turkey from 1987 to 1989. In Ottawa, Mr. Delouya has held a number of positions, including Departmental spokesperson with the Media Relations Office and Deputy Director of the International Economic Relations and Summits Division, where he was responsible for G7 summits. From 1998 to 2002, Mr. Delouya was on secondment to the Privy Council Office, first as foreign policy advisor in the Foreign and Defence Policy Secretariat from 1998 to 2000, and then as chief of staff to the Clerk of the Privy Council from 2000 to 2002. From 2006 to 2009, he worked as Director of the Policy Research Division at Global Affairs Headquarters, as Executive Director for Mission Inspections from 2012 to 2014, and as Director General of the Engaging Canadians Bureau from 2014 to 2018.