Past Event

Michigan World Trade Week

Diplomats Luncheon

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Mexico, the United States, and Michigan:

A Conversation with H.E. Esteban Moctezuma

Ambassador of Mexico to the United States

Tuesday, May 3, 2022

12:00 to 1:30 PM EDT

University Club 

111 Lyon St NW # 1025, Grand Rapids, MI 49503


SOLD OUT! Our program has reached capacity.

For planning purposes, luncheon registrations are due by Tuesday, April 26. To cancel, please contact us before this date to receive a refund. If the luncheon is cancelled due to the pandemic, refunds will be given. 

Michigan World Trade Week is a celebration of international trade and business growth for Michigan. The  events are organized by the U.S. Commercial Service (CS) and Grand Valley State University's Van Andel Global Trade Center (VAGTC) together with support from the Planning Committee. More on Michigan World Trade Week.

We celebrate World Trade Week with our annual Diplomatic Corps luncheon. The luncheon is keynoted by an influential diplomat, highlighting important global relationships for Michigan and the U.S. 


Members of the midwestern diplomatic corps are also honored and in attendance.

Join us for a conversation with the Mexican Ambassador to the United States, His Excellency Esteban Moctezuma, as he discusses the Mexican - U.S. relationship, and its implications for Michigan.

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Ambassador Moctezuma was appointed Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Mexico to the United States of America by President Andrés Manuel López Obrador. He was ratified by the Senate of the Republic in February 2021. 


Prior to this appointment, he was Secretary of Public Education since 2018. Among his government positions, he previously served as Secretary of Social Development (1998-1999); Federal Senator of the Republic (1997- 1998); Secretary of Interior (1994-1995); Undersecretary of Educational Planning and Coordination (1993-1994) and Chief Administrative Officer (1992-1993) at the Secretariat of Public Education; Chief Administrative Officer at the Secretariat of Programming and Budget (1988-1992); and Secretary of Administration for the Government of the State of Sinaloa (1982- 1987).


Ambassador Moctezuma holds a degree in Economics by the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). He also earned a Master’s degree in Economic Development from the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom and completed a course on Regional Development in Tokyo, Japan. He was awarded a Doctor Honoris Causa degree from the University of Sciences and Arts of Chiapas. 

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