World Business Chicago and Chicago Sister Cities International traveled to Mexico City with a small delegation from September 28-30, 2016 to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the sister city relationship between Chicago and Mexico City.
The Chicago delegation was led by The Honorable William Daley, former U.S. Secretary of Commerce and Sam Scott, Chairman of Chicago Sister Cities International and Retired Chairman, President and CEO of Corn Products International. Other participants included Mr. Alejandro Silva, Co-Chair of the Mexico City Committee of Chicago Sister Cities International and Retired Chairman of Evans Food Group; Ms. Adriana Escarcega, Co-Chair of the Mexico City Committee of Chicago Sister Cities International and Account Director at The San Jose Group; and Mr. Miguel Noyola, Global Partner at Baker & McKenzie.
The delegation met with The Honorable Roberta Jacobson, U.S. Ambassador to Mexico; Mr. Salomón Chertorivski, Secretary of Economic Development of Mexico City; Mr. Juan Carlos Baker, Deputy Minister of Foreign Trade at the Mexico Ministry of Economy; Dr. Jaime Zabludovsky, President of the Mexican Council of Foreign Relations (COMEXI); and with Mr. Francisco N. González Díaz, CEO of ProMéxico.
In 1991, the Mayors of Chicago and Mexico City signed the official sister city agreement and since then, the cities have worked together to strengthen business relations and develop cultural and educational programs and exchanges benefiting both cities.