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The Mexican Counsel to Speak on Mexican-New Mexican Tourism and Trade Relationships

February 12, 2002

ALBUQUERQUE – New Mexico continues to explore its unique position in tourism and trade with Mexico, and The Anderson Schools of Management’s Executive Speaker Series is presenting a key figure in this relationship. The Honorable Juan Manuel Solana, the new Counsel of Mexico, will be speaking about his role as Mexican Counsel in Albuquerque, as well as the impacts of terrorism on US-Mexican tourism and trade.

According to Solana, “The start of international direct flights by Mexico’s Azteca Airlines and the lowering of trade barriers at the border will result in a significant increase in tourism and trade between New Mexico and Mexico.” Solana was eager to accept the opportunity to address students at UNM’s business school, saying, “There is so much that we can do together for the economic development, trade, tourism, and increased cultural understanding.”

Solana’s strong background in economics, finance, strategic planning, and marketing will be showcased as he addresses The Tourism Management Association of The Anderson Schools of Management on February 20, from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm in Dane Smith Hall, Room 225. The Tourism Management Association is hosting the event.

For more information, please contact Margeri Martinez at 922-1389 or email her at mkmvm2@msn.com. Dane Smith Hall is located on the UNM campus on Las Lomas Road. The talk is free and open to the public.

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