Trade Mission Blog

California Lunch: Mexico President, Governor Brown Continue Momentum of Trade Mission

On the last day of his first trip to the United States as president of Mexico, President Enrique Peña Nieto visited the state capital on August 26, where he attended a luncheon and met privately with Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. and other elected officials. The luncheon and meetings build upon Governor Brown’s trade mission […]

Day 4: Trade Mission Wrap-Up

On the final day of the trade mission (July 30), the delegation headed over to Club de Industriales for a breakfast, where Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr., U.S. Ambassador E. Anthony Wayne, Secretary of the Mexican Ministry of the Economy Ildefonso Guajardo Villareal, Senator Kevin de Leon, Assemblymember Christopher Holden (D-Pasadena) and Jose “Pepe” Carral Escalante, […]

Day 3: Education MOU and Business-to-Business Meetings

On day three (July 29) of the Gubernatorial Trade Mission, our delegation got up bright and early to head to the Casa de California, University of California’s mini-campus in Mexico City, to witness Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. sign agreements with Mexico’s Ministry of Education. U.S. Ambassador E. Anthony Wayne, Senator President pro Tem-elect Kevin […]

Day 2: Trade, Investment, Climate and MOU

Yesterday’s packed schedule began with an in-depth breakfast briefing on trade and investment by experts on the economic, business and tourism ties between Mexico and California. Ambassador Eleni Kounalakis, chair of the California Advisory Council for International Trade and Investment, was the first speaker to be introduced. She thanked the Governor’s Office of Business Development […]

Day 1: Arrival and Reception

Today we left sunny California for the financial and political center of Mexico: Mexico City. This 600-year old city is the oldest capitol city in the Americas and is one of the most populated cities in the world. It sits 7,380 feet above sea level (more than a mile), and if you look up towards […]

Susanne-Stirling-2012-300x300Blog By (Mrs.) Susanne Stirling
Vice President, International Affairs