WASHINGTON, D.C. – On August 10th and 11th the Border Trade Alliance sponsored a virtual two-day conference called Building a Competitive U.S.-Mexico Border, hosted by the Mexico Institute at the Wilson Center in Washington, D.C.

Each year the border conference brings together policymakers, business leaders, and local elected officials for a dialogue that focuses on improving border management to strengthen the competitiveness of both the United States and Mexico.

This year’s event placedspecific emphasis on trade, travel and health as guest speakers considered how the border region will recover from the myriad impacts of COVID-19.

The seventh annual-high level“Building a Competitive U.S.-Mexico Border” conference hosted by the Mexico Institute and the Border Trade Alliance featured panel discussions with U.S. and Mexican public and private sector officials bringing sought-after perspectives to two days of discussion on border management.

Among the guest speakers were U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar and U.S. Sen. Mike Crapo of Idaho.

Editor’s Note: To watch a video of the two days of discussions, click here.

Editor’s Note: Here is the Rio Grande Guardian International News Service’s audio podcast of the event:


Editor’s Note: This is the second of a three-part series on the 7th Annual Building a Competitive U.S.-Mexico Border conference. Click here to read Part One.


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