The Arizona-Mexico Commission (AMC) Summit is AMC’s premiere binational annual event. Top level business leaders and policy makers from Arizona and Mexico will come together under the leadership of Arizona Governor Doug Ducey and Sonora Governor Claudia Pavlovich to promote a strong, cooperative binational relationship. This year’s summit theme, “Leadership in Action,” will feature distinguished Arizona leaders on speaker panels ranging in topics from global trends in manufacturing to professional sports in Arizona and international market trends. In addition, the AMC, in partnership with the Sonora-Arizona Commission (CSA), will host sixteen binational committee meetings led by public and private sector leaders to develop initiatives that promote trade and binational information sharing that result in, lasting impacts for our state, our region and the U.S. and Mexico.

Why Attend

The 2018 AMC Summit is an opportunity for business leaders and policy makers from Arizona and Mexico to come together to define, advance and implement strategies that promote cross-border collaboration, culture, business, investment and growth. Arizona is committed to its partnership with Mexico in driving innovation and promoting investment across strategic industries and sectors in this highly competitive corridor. Attendees are encouraged to actively participate in this binational dialogue.

“Having access to leadership on both sides of the border is a great value added – even after more than two-decades as a member.” – Larry Lucero | Sr. Director of Government Relations & Economic Development, TEP

“4FrontED is located at the center of the cross-border action and the AMC helps us bring it all together.” – Julie Engle | CEO & President, GYEDC

“Having a resource like the AMC to connect with industry leaders statewide and in Mexico is a huge asset to our organization.” – Felipe Garcia  | Executive Vice President, Visit Tucson

“The AMC Summit topics are relevant, the speakers engaging, and the atmosphere is electric with optimism for the future of the region!”  -Julie Pettit  | President & CEO, Arizona FTZ Services

Featured topics and opportunities for dialogue

  • Opportunities in Border Communities
  • Sectors of Innovation and Manufacturing
  • A New Model for International Logistics
  • Mining in the XXI Century
  • Professional Sports in Arizona and the Mexico Market
  • AMC Plenary
  • AMC Bi-national Committees

Registration Closed


The 2018 Summit venue is JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort & Spa which is located in Tucson, Arizona. It is perfectly situated amongst the saguaro-covered foothills of the picturesque Sonoran Desert and is nearby entertainment attractions in downtown Tucson.

JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort & Spa



3800 Starr Pass Blvd. Tucson, AZ 85745

Room Rate

$149/per night (includes resort fee) plus 12.05% tax

Hotel Information:
Reservation Phone Number: 1-877-622-3140
Resort Phone Number: 1-520-792-3500
Reservation Deadline: Monday, May 28, 2018
Hotel Cancelation Policies: 72 hours’ notice otherwise non-refundable.
Self-Parking Charges: No charge
Valet Parking Charges: $25 per day
15% at Hashani and Golf shops
Wi-Fi Charges: Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms
Click HERE for photos of the JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort & Spa

Registration Rates

Registration now closed.
Onsite registration will be open June 14-15

Registration AMC Member Non-Member Sponsor *Student Member
*Students to provide a Student ID at Check-In.
Early Registration: March 26 – May 20 $450 $750 $400 $250
Late Registration: May 29 – June 7 $500 $800 $450 $300
Onsite Registration: June 14 – 15 $550 $850 $500 $350

Sonora Group Registration
To obtain the Sonora registration group code, please email Karin Jimenez, Director of External Affairs at kjimenez@az.gov

Guest Registration
AMC also provides the opportunity to register a guest to the Summit. Guest registration rate is $300 dollars which includes the Welcoming/ Networking Reception and Gala Dinner.

Cancelation – Refund Policy – All cancellation and refund requests must be submitted via email, to Rebeca Barela at rbarela@az.org. Cancellation requests received on or before May 28, 2018 will be refunded, minus a $50 processing fee.  Cancellation requests made after May 28, 2018 will not be refunded. No-shows will not be issued a refund.

Member of the media? Please contact Alec Thomson, Chief Operations Officer at (602) 542-1287, or at athomson@az.gov. All members of the media will be required to show valid media credentials upon registration.

2018 Speakers


Doug Ducey
Governor, State of Arizona


Claudia Pavlovich
Governor, State of Sonora, Mexico


Jessica Pacheco
AMC Board President and VP State & Local Affairs, Arizona Public Service (APS)


Jason Rowley
President, Phoenix Suns


Bryan Sperber
President, ISM Raceway


Steve Patterson
President & CEO, Arizona Coyotes


Berke Bakay
Club Governor, Phoenix Rising


Ariel Picker
CEO, Skybridge Arizona


Red Conger
President & COO – Americas


James Gowans
President & CEO​
​Arizona Mining


Jean Savage
Vice President
Surface Mining &
Technology Division


Steve Trussell
Executive Director
Arizona Mining Association​


John Giles
Mayor, City of Mesa


Doug Nicholls
Mayor, City of Yuma


Gerardo Sanchez
Mayor, City of San Luis


John Doyle
Mayor, City of Nogales


Robert Uribe
Mayor, City of Douglas


Jose Yepez
Mayor, City of Somerton

2018 Summit Sponsors

The Arizona-Mexico Commission thanks our 2018 AMC Summit sponsors!

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor or you would like to learn more, contact Karin Jimenez at (602) 542-1358 or kjimenez@az.gov

Gala Dinner Sponsor

Welcoming Network Reception Sponsor

VIP Reception


Printing Sponsor


Governors Forum Sponsor


Technology Exchange Sponsor

Program Book & Panel Sponsor

Charging Station & Energy Committee Session Sponsor

Gift Sponsor

Plenary Session Sponsor

WiFi & Breakfast Sponsor

Gift Bag Sponsor

Panel Sponsor

Panel Sponsor

Program Book Sponsor

Program Book Sponsor

Panel Sponsor


Lanyard Sponsor

Hotel Key Card Sponsor

Program Book Sponsor


Contact Us

Arizona-Mexico Commission
118 North 7th Avenue, Suite 400
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 542-1370