Agenda Overview

Day 1: Sunday, July 27

Hotel Check-In

1mexjw_phototour32The JW Marriott Mexico City rises 26 stories above the Polanco District. Located in the heart of the business and entertainment sector, this flagship Mexico City hotel is within walking distance of Auditorio Nacional, Masaryk Avenue, the city’s financial hub, and some of the city’s best shopping, dining and night life.

Delegate Welcome Reception

This casual welcome reception will be the first chance for delegates and senior administration officials to get to know each other.

Day 2: Monday, July 28

Breakfast Briefing: Building California-Mexico Trade and Investment
JW Marriott Hotel

Delegates will receive an in-depth briefing and participate in Q&A sessions with some of the foremost experts on the historical, economic, business and cultural ties between Mexico and California.

The California-Mexico Climate Change Summit
Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs

The California-Mexico Climate Change Summit will bring together government leaders, business and academia to explore ways in which California and Mexico can work together sub-nationally to achieve mutual climate goals. The summit will include a discussion with officials from the Mexican Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources, followed by a luncheon.

Tour of Zócalo and Metropolitan Cathedral of the Assumption of Mary of Mexico City

zocaloThe Zócalo is the main square in the heart of the historic center of Mexico City. The plaza used to be known simply as the “Main Square” or “Arms Square,” and today its formal name is Plaza de la Constitución.

The Metropolitan Cathedral of the Assumption of Mary of Mexico City is the largest cathedral in the Americas, and seat of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Mexico. It is situated atop the former Aztec sacred precinct near the Templo Mayor (Great Temple) on the northern side of the Plaza de la Constitución in Downtown Mexico City. The cathedral was built in sections from 1573 to 1813 around the original church that was constructed soon after the Spanish conquest of Tenochtitlán, eventually replacing it entirely. Spanish architect Claudio de Arciniega planned the construction, drawing inspiration from Gothic cathedrals in Spain.

California Investment Reception
Soumaya Museum in Mexico City
With U.S. Ambassador to Mexico, E. Anthony Wayne

This reception will be a gathering of Californians, Mexican business leaders and investors gathered by the U.S. Foreign Commercial Service and partners in Mexico, with a focus on business matchmaking for our delegates. Ambassador Wayne and Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. will deliver remarks.
The Museo Soumaya is a private museum in the Nuevo Polanco area of Mexico City. It has a collection of more than 66,000 pieces of art. The majority of the art consists of European works from the 15th to the 20th century. It also holds Mexican art, religious relics, historical documents and coins. The museum contains the world’s largest collection of pre-Hispanic and colonial era coins. It also holds the largest collection of casts of sculptures by Auguste Rodin outside of France and is the world’s largest private collection of his art. The Thinker, located on the main floor (planta baja), is the seventh of 24 cast sculptures.

Hacienda de los Morales for a Relaxed, Light Late-Night Dinner
La Hacienda de los Morales Restaurant

La Hacienda de los Morales is a milestone in the history of Mexico City. To speak of this estate is to go back in time to relive passages recorded in Mexico’s cultural heritage. La Hacienda, which was once part of the surrounding countryside, is now located in one of Mexico City´s residential districts. In colonial times, La Hacienda de los Morales was a portion of the vast lowlands, west of the Valley of Mexico.

Day 3: Tuesday, July 29

California-Mexico Educational Exchange Breakfast
Casa de California

1CAsaCasa de California is the University of California’s hub/mini-campus in Mexico City, located in the colonial neighborhood of Chimalistac, only a few blocks away from the University of Mexico campus (UNAM). The mission of Casa de la Universidad de California is to expand the university’s academic research and outreach in Mexico and to serve as a meeting space for the exchange of ideas by scholars and students from both sides of the border.

Education leaders from California and Mexico will come together to discuss how to expand their existing partnerships and how to foster greater cooperation based on the history and relationships that have been cultivated over the years. This agenda is in keeping with the “100,000 Strong in the Americas” initiative launched by President Barack Obama in March 2011 aimed at increasing international study in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Mexico Business Briefings
IEnova and Qualcomm

Join us for a briefing on the Mexico business climate and Mexico federal government relations from California businesses. Delegates will be divided into two groups; one group will visit IEnova, the other will visit Qualcomm.

IEnova is a Sempra Energy company that develops, builds and operates energy infrastructure in Mexico. Sempra Energy is based in San Diego, CA.
Qualcomm Incorporated is a global semiconductor company that designs and markets wireless telecommunications products and services. Qualcomm is headquartered in San Diego, CA.

American Chamber of Commerce of Mexico Luncheon
Hotel Camino Real Polanco

The American Chamber of Commerce of Mexico, the oldest AMCHAM outside of the United States, is a nonprofit organization which represents more than 1,000 U.S. companies and 3,500 individuals doing business in Mexico. Delegates will be joined by prominent Mexico political and business leaders. Governor Brown, Ambassador Wayne and the president of AMCHAM of Mexico will give joint remarks at the luncheon.

Tour of the Museo Nacional de Antropología

anthro-museumThe Museo Nacional de Antropología (National Museum of Anthropology) is the most visited museum in Mexico. Opened in 1964 by Mexican President Adolfo López Mateos, the museum has a number of significant archaeological and anthropological artifacts and exhibits, such as: the Stone of the Sun; a 16th century Aztec statue of Xochipilli; giant stone heads of the Olmec civilization that were found in the jungles of Tabasco and Veracruz; treasures recovered from the Maya civilization, at the Sacred Cenote at Chichen Itza; a replica of the sarcophagal lid from Pacal’s tomb at Palenque; and ethnological displays of contemporary rural Mexican life. It also has a model of the location and layout of the former Aztec capital Tenochtitlán, the site of which is now occupied by the central area of modern-day Mexico City itself.

Taste of California Reception and Dinner
Four Seasons Hotel, Mexico City

Hosted by Visit California, the California Department of Food and Agriculture, and the Wine Institute, this event is a celebration of the best food, wine, and business and leisure adventures California has to offer. The evening showcases the reasons generations of dreamers have been drawn to live, work, learn, play and thrive in the Golden State.

Day 4: Wednesday, July 30

Trade and Investment Breakfast
Club de Industriales

club de industrialesGovernor Brown will meet with the Secretary of the Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs José Antonio Meade Kuribreña and the Secretary of the Mexican Ministry of the Economy Ildefonso Guajardo Villarreal on trade and investment. Governor Brown, Secretary Meade and Secretary Guajardo will deliver joint remarks at the breakfast.

The Club de Industriales, which includes more than 1,400 members, is a private club that brings together the most important business people and prominent national and international enterprises in Mexico.

Closing Luncheon

On the final day of the California Gubernatorial Trade Mission to Mexico there will be a casual farewell lunch at the hotel.