On February 10th, the Governor's Office of Economic Development, World Trade Center Utah and the Mexican Consul General’s office are hosting a seminar to Mexico featuring Ambassador Martha Bárcena of Mexico and US Minister Counselor for Commercial Affairs, Steve Alley. Utah companies interested in doing business in Mexico are encouraged to attend and to learn about the opportunities that exist to export to and to grow their businesses in Mexico. The event will also feature a US Commercial Service market briefing and time for Q&A with the panelists.
Martha Bárcena Coqui
Ambassador Bárcena was appointed by President Andrés Manuel López Obrador and ratified by the Mexican Senate on December 2018, becoming the first female Ambassador to hold this position. Ambassador Bárcena joined the Mexican Foreign Service in 1979. Prior to arriving in Washington, D.C., she was posted as Permanent Representative to the United Nations Rome-based Agencies. She has also served as Ambassador to the Republic of Turkey, non-resident to Georgia and the Republics of Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan; Ambassador to the Kingdom of Denmark, non-resident to the Kingdom of Norway and the Republic of Iceland, and as Consul in Barcelona. On the multilateral level, Ambassador Bárcena has represented Mexico as delegate at the UN, UNESCO and the OAS as well as head of delegation at the Forum on Migration and Development. She has also participated in multiple international conferences organized by the G-20 and the World Humanitarian Summit.
US Minister Counselor for Commercial Affairs
As the Minister Counselor for Commercial Affairs at the U.S. Embassy in Mexico, Steve Alley leads one of the largest Commercial Service offices in the world, directing more than 40 trade professionals based at the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City and U.S. Consulates in Monterrey and Guadalajara. With 26 years of experience helping U.S. companies expand into new markets, and promoting inward investment into the United States, Steve has a track record of building high-performing teams that meet or exceed organizational goals, and he has been recognized for his teams’ outstanding morale. Prior to his current position, Steve served as the Regional Senior Commercial Officer for Western and Southern Europe (2016-2020) based at the American embassy in Paris, France where he led 57 U.S. foreign commercial service officers and locally-hired specialists in the promotion and protection of U.S. commercial interests in Belgium, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal and Spain.
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