Trade & International Affairs Symposium

About The Trade Symposium

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Save The Date: October 2, 2024

In the spirit of CHLI’s vision of advancing the Hispanic Community’s diversity of thought, the CHLI Trade & International Affairs Symposium brings together international business leaders, experts on trade, members of the diplomatic community, Members of Congress, and U.S. government officials to discuss trade issues and international affairs that affect U.S. global competitiveness.

Held during Hispanic Heritage Month, the Symposium is spearheaded by CHLI’s Vice-Chairmen Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX) and Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (FL), and includes discussions on the importance of the U.S. Hispanic Community’s contributions to the global economy, and the importance of trade for our hemisphere’s diplomatic relations and global competitiveness.

Panelists share their thoughts on why trade is positive for America and business, and how trade impacts the economic engine of the Americas. They also include discussions about global trade partners, where the opportunities for growth are, and how trade impacts business in our hemisphere. Panelists include political leaders, executives from global corporations, small businesses that conduct international trade who facilitate trade policy, individuals from the diplomatic community, foreign businesses and others who help advance the presence of the United States abroad.

Some past keynote speakers have been, Jason E. Kearns, Chair of the U.S. International Trade Commission, Edie Fraser, CEO of STEMconnector, Mauricio Claver-Carone, President of the Inter-American Development Bank, John Barsa, Acting Administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development, and Juan Rodriguez Inciarte, founder of the U.S.-Spain Counsel.

For additional information about the CHLI Trade & International Affairs Symposium, contact Gabriel Ronquillo, Programs Manager at and for sponsorship information contact Maytee Sanz, Director of Philanthropy at

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