Texas Gov. Rick Perry organizes trade mission to Mexico
8th Annual Texas Trade & Investment Mission to Mexico --Energy Sector from August 27-29, 2007
Victor G. Carrillo, Commissioner
Texas Railroad Commission
This is an invitation for you to participate in the 8th Annual Texas Trade & Investment Mission to Mexico — Energy Sector, an event organized by Governor Rick Perry’s Office.
Our event will be held from August 27-29, 2007, at the Maria Isabel Sheraton Hotel in Mexico City. This year, we are extremely honored that Governor Perry will be leading our delegation. Joining us will be Secretary of State Phil Wilson; Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson; PUC Commissioner Julie Parsley; TCEQ Commissioner Buddy Garcia, and yours truly.
Last year, over 125 Texas energy sector business leaders participated. As in past years, we will have excellent speakers, including top PEMEX officials, high-level Mexican government officials, and Texas elected and appointed officials. Confirmed speakers include Dr. Georgina Kessel, Secretary of Energy, Dr. Jesús Reyes-Heroles, PEMEX Director General and Francisco Salazar, Chairman of Mexico's Energy Regulatory Commission. U.S. Ambassador Tony Garza has again graciously agreed to host an evening reception at his residence – a great opportunity to network with energy sector participants and elected and appointed Texas and Mexican officials.
With the newly elected administration of Mexican President Felipe Calderón there is much news and many developments to discuss on the Mexican political front and its potential impact on the energy sector and oil and gas imports and exports. We hope to discuss many energy-related issues of importance to you.
Specific information regarding the trade mission (registration fees/form, hotel reservation, preliminary agenda) and questions may be directed to my office at firstname.lastname@example.org (512) 463-7131 or Roberto De Hoyos, Office of the Governor, at email@example.com or (512) 936-0250. I encourage you to register soon, as this has become an increasingly popular trade mission. Hotel reservations must be made directly with the Sheraton Maria Isabel Hotel & Towers.
Texas and Mexico have an inextricably intertwined past, present and future. While Texas exported to 220 foreign destinations in 2006, Mexico was again our greatest trading partner with Texas exports to Mexico totaling $54.9 billion in 2006. Come join us as we work to forge relationships to encourage energy-related trade with our friends and neighbors to the south in Mexico.
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