2017 CSA & AMC Annual Meeting in Rocky Point

Comisión Sonora-Arizona & Arizona-Mexico Commission Annual Meeting
“Megaregion, a partnership that generates results”

November 30- December 1, 2017
Puerto Peñasco, Sonora



The Comisión Sonora-Arizona (CSA) and Arizona-Mexico Commission’s (AMC) annual meeting in Sonora is the binational event where Sonora showcases and celebrates the best of the Sonora and Arizona relationship. Top level business leaders and policy makers will gather under the leadership of Sonora Governor Claudia Pavlovich and Arizona Governor Doug Ducey to promote a strong, cooperative binational relationship. The event will consist of distinguished speaker panels ranging in topics from cross-border business and industry innovation. In addition, the CSA, in partnership with the AMC, will host fifteen binational committee meetings with business and government leaders to develop initiatives promoting trade and cross-border information sharing. As a result, the event impacts our state and the U.S. and Mexico region.

Why Attend the CSA & AMC Annual Meeting?

Participants share a common desire to serve as international ambassadors to promote Arizona-Mexico cross-border commerce. Attendees will include the Honorable Doug Ducey, Governor of Arizona, the Honorable Claudia Pavlovich, Governor of Sonora, and public and private sector business leaders, policy makers, and community leaders from Arizona and Sonora.

Featured topics and opportunities for dialogue

  • NAFTA: Challenges and Opportunities for border states
  • Regional Strategies Around the World
  • Tourism Industry Development and Market Diversification
  • A New Era in the MEX-US-CAN relationship
  • Infrastructure as a Catalyst to Competitiveness in the Megaregion
  • Comisión Sonora-Arizona and Arizona-Mexico Commission Plenary Session

Keynote Speakers

The Hon. Doug Ducey
Governor of the State of Arizona
The Hon. Claudia Pavlovich
Governor of the State of Sonora

José Antonio Meade Kuribreña
 Secretary of Finance and Public Credit, Mexico’s Ministry of Finance and Public Credit

Enrique de la Madrid
Secretary of Tourism, Secretariat of Tourism of Mexico
Bosco de la Vega Valladolid
President, National Agricultural Council

Juan Pablo Castañon
President, Business Coordinating Council
Fernando Valenzuela
Former Pitcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers, Major League Baseball Player
Paulo Carreño King
General Director, ProMéxico


2017 CSA/AMC Annual Meeting General Agenda_UPDATED 11.28.17



Registration includes access to all Committee Sessions, Forums, Meals, and Evening Events.

Individual Member $450 $500
Corporate Sponsor $400 $450
New/Renewed Member (includes
one year membership)
$700 $750
Non-Member $725 $775
Guest* $200 $250
Student** $200 $250
Sonora Group*** Email kjimenez@az.gov


*Guests may attend the Welcome/ Networking Reception and Closing Reception.
**Current student ID must be provided upon check-in.
***Must be Sonora resident to obtain Sonora rate. For group code email kjimenez@az.gov.


The CSA/AMC Annual Meeting venues include the Peñasco Expo Center, Peñasco del Sol Resort and Las Palomas Beach & Golf Resort.

Hotel Information

Las Palomas Beach & Golf Resort is 5 minutes from the Peñasco Expo Center and is Arizona’s main hotel and prime location during the 2017 CSA/AMC Annual Meeting. Packages start at $385 dollars for 3 days and 2 nights in a luxurious ocean view or ocean front condominium. Additional room rate information below:

Ocean View: 1 Bedroom 1 Bath for 2 adults 2 kids $385 ($192.50 per night)
Ocean View: 2 Bedroom 2 Bath for 4 adults 2 kids $535 ($267.50 per night)
Ocean View: 3 Bedroom 2 Bath for 6 adults 2 kids $720 ($360.00 per night)
Ocean Front: 1 Bedroom 1 Bath for 2 adults 2 kids $420 ($210.00 per night)
Ocean Front: 2 Bedroom 2 Bath for 4 adults 2 kids $585 ($292.50 per night)
Ocean Front: 3 Bedroom 2 Bath for 6 adults 2 kids $795 ($397.50 per night)
  • All packages include tax in addition to $100 dollars per entire stay (ie: $200 for a 2 bedroom or $300 for a 3 bedroom) Food & Beverage credit to spend at Las Palomas Beach & Golf Resort
  • Group rate: SONARI is valid from November 28 through December 5, 2017 for those that would like to extend their stay at Las Palomas.
  • Credits valid only during stay are non-refundable and not transferable.
  • For additional hotel availability and group block rates for the CSA/AMC Annual Meeting click here.

For Las Palomas Beach & Golf Resort www.laspalomasresort.net

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For direct assistance, call Reservations at 1(866)360-2324 or email reservations@laspalomasresort.net.

Aditional options


Air Travel

The AMC has partnered with Westwind Services for Charter Flights to offer discounts to Puerto Peñasco, exclusive to AMC attendees and guests. Roundtrip Cost: $450 USD. No Cancelations or Refunds available. All payments need to be made prior to flight departure in order to guarantee your seat. Ground transportation will be provided from the Rocky Point Airport to Las Palomas Beach & Golf Resort. A valid U.S. passport is required for air travel outside the U.S.


Wednesday, Nov. 29 2:00pm | Flight Departs Phoenix Deer Valley Airport (1 hour and 15 minute flight time) **FLIGHT NOW SOLD OUT **
Thursday, Nov. 30 8:00am | Flight Departs Phoenix Deer Valley Airport (1 hour and 15 minute flight time) **FLIGHT NOW SOLD OUT **
Saturday, Dec. 2 8:00am | Flight Departs Rocky Point Airport (1 hour and 45 minute flight time; Customs stop in Tucson) **FLIGHT NOW SOLD OUT **
Saturday, Dec. 2 12:00pm | Flight Departs Rocky Point Airport (1 hour and 45 minute flight time; Customs stop in Tucson) **FLIGHT NOW SOLD OUT **

All credit card payment information is due prior to flight departure and receipts will be issued once payment is confirmed. If you are interested in getting on a waiting list, please contact Rebeca Barela via email at rbarela@az.gov                                                                                                                                     

Explore Rocky Point

What better way to conclude the CSA/AMC Annual Meeting than by exploring Rocky Point with fellow colleagues and friends?
As an add-on, attendees registered to the 2017 CSA/AMC Annual Meeting are invited to explore some of Rocky Point’s best attractions for a day of outdoor fun and relaxation on Saturday, December 2, 2017. For excursions and rates, click on ‘see details’.

Biosphere Reserve “El Pinacate and Great Altar Desert”
Attend the Visitor Center Shuk Toak, “a window into the desert”, and discover the history of Piñacate and the reasons why it is recognized as a world heritage site.
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Golf “The Links at Las Palomas Beach & Golf Resort”
The Links at Las Palomas is a field of world class championship 18-hole, which offers the only golf real connections in northwestern Mexico.
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Eco Fun rentals
Eco Fun Rentals invites you to enjoy a walk along the bay and fall in love with the world-renowned as the best and most spectacular sunsets that Puerto Penasco has for you!
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Rocky Point Fishing Club
We offer a lot of water activities such as deep sea fishing, walks around the bay, cruise tours to Bird Island, Kayak Rentals and Jet Ski and many others.
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General Questions/Media Inquiries

Karin Jimenez, Director of External Affairs
Email: kjimenez@az.gov
Phone: 602-542-1358