Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton, Councilman Michael Nowakowski and City Manager David Cavazos are jetting off to Mexico on a "trade mission" to strengthen economic ties with the country's southern neighbor.
This is Stanton's third visit to Mexico since taking office.
Stanton is leading a delegation with reps from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, the Greater Phoenix Economic Council, Phoenix Chamber of Commerce, Phoenix Convention and Visitors Bureau, and various Phoenix community organizations, according to a city press release.
Meetings are scheduled with Mexican government and business leaders including the U.S. Ambassador to Mexico, Earl Anthony Wayne, and Mexico's Secretary of Foreign Affairs, José Antonio Meade Kuribreña
The delegation's schedule includes:
Wednesday, April 10 Meeting with Senators Ana Guevara and Claudia Pavlovich from the state of Sonora
Thursday, April 11 Meeting with Earl Anthony Wayne, U.S. Ambassador to Mexico Meeting José Antonio Meade Kuribreña, Mexico Secretary of Foreign Affairs Meeting with Guillermo Ruiz de Teresa, director general of Ports and Marine Commercial Shipping, Secretary of Transportation and Communications Meeting with Mexico City Mayor Miguel Angel Mancera Meeting with top executives from Volaris Airlines City of Phoenix International Business Forum featuring leaders of companies headquartered in Mexico City
Friday, April 12 Meeting and tour of APL Limited's Mexico City Headquarters Meeting with Manuel Saenz, president of the Mexican Basketball Federation