Earlier this year, Secretary of State Rolando Pablos told us he sees no greater opportunity for San Antonio than with its relationship to Mexico. Over the years, San Antonio has positioned itself as the “Gateway to Latin America” – building on the cultural connections that help shape our identity. Now, as we look toward a re-write of NAFTA, ongoing legislative battles over sanctuary cities and our opportunities to bring talented Latinas and Latinos to San Antonio to build their own futures, our geographical and historical connections to Latin America are more important than ever.
This afternoon, we’ll hear from a cadre of international leaders who are at the forefront of these conversations.
Topics of discussion:
Whether serving as a bridge to Central and South America, or building pipelines for talent to make their way to San Antonio, our geography and our mindset will shape our city in the years to come. How will NAFTA 2.0 impact our economy in the years go come? What message does the sanctuary city bill send to businesses that may want to expand here? How do we compete against other larger, multi-cultural cities to recruit the best and brightest to San Antonio?