North American Regional Meeting of the Trilateral Commission: Cancun, Mexico, November 12-14, 2004

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(3rd Meeting of the North American Group)

All events held at the Ritz Carlton Cancun

Conference Chairman: Thomas S. Foley
Host Country Chairman: Lorenzo Zambrano

Friday, November 12

7:00-9:00 pm
Reception

Saturday, November 13

9:00 am 
WELCOME:
Lorenzo H. Zambrano, Chairman, CEMEX & Deputy North American Chairman, Trilateral Commission

9:05 am
Videotaped message from Vicente Fox, President of Mexico

9:15 am-12:15 pm 
SESSION I: MEXICAN POLICY CHOICES IN THE 21ST CENTURY:
NORTH AMERICAN INTEGRATION AND BEYOND
Chair: Luis Rubio, President, Center for Research for Development
Panel:
Fernando Elizondo Barragán, Secretary of Energy
Eduardo Bours Castelo, Governor of Sonora (PRI)
Sen. Demetrio Sodi de la Tijera (PRD)

12:15-1:00 pm
Speaker: Santiago Creel Miranda, Secretary of Interior

1:15-3:00 pm
Luncheon 
SESSION II: COOPERATIVE SECURITY ARRANGEMENTS IN NORTH AMERICA
Chair: Dennis Blair, USN, (Ret.), President, Institute for Defense Analyses
Comments:
John Gannon, former Chairman, National Intelligence Council
Reid Morden, former Canadian Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and Director, Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS)
Guadalupe González González, National Security Specialist, International Studies Division, Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económica, A.C. (CIDE)

3:00-5:30 pm
SESSION II: THE IMPACT OF CHINA ON NORTH AMERICAN INTEGRATION
Chair: Wendy Dobson, Professor & Director, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto
Panel:
Claudio X. González Laporte,Chairman & CEO, Kimberly Clark Mexico
Arthur DeFehr, President & CEO, Palliser Furniture
C. Fred Bergsten, Director, Institute for International Economics

6:30 pm
Reception

7:30 pm
DISCUSSION: AN ANALYSIS OF THE U.S. ELECTION RESULTS
Panelists:
Thomas S. Foley, Partner, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, & North American Chairman, Trilateral Commission
David Gergen, Professor of Public Service, John F. Kennedy School of Public Service, Harvard University

8:30 pm
Dinner

Sunday, November 14

9:00-10:30 am 
SESSION III: THE FUTURE OF THE TRILATERAL COMMISSION
Chair: Thomas S. Foley, Partner, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld & North American Chairman, Trilateral Commission
Panel:
Allan Gotlieb, Senior Advisor, Stikeman Elliot, Barristers & Solicitors & North American Deputy Chairman, Trilateral Commission
Luis Rubio, President, Center of Research for Development
Winston Lord, Co-Chairman, International Rescue Committee

10:45 am-1:00 pm
SESSION IV: POLITICAL CHANGE IN THE HEMISPHERE
Chair: Enrique Krauze Kleinbort, General Director, Editorial Clio Libros y Videos
Panel:
Roy MacLaren, former Canadian Minister of Trade
Andrés Rozental Gutman, former Mexican Deputy Foreign Minister & Ambassador for Special Affairs
Bernard Aronson, Chairman, ACON Investments, former U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Inter-American Affairs

1:00 pm
Lunch

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