Symposium Theme:

  

Supply Chains in the New Global Reality


September 19-20, 2018 | Laredo, TX

Texas A&M International University

Symposium Information

ABOUT THIS YEAR'S SYMPOSIUM

The 25th North American Logistics and Manufacturing Symposium will focus on critical issues pertinent to international trade initiatives across US, Mexico and Canada,  economic outlook for the regions of Texas and Mexico, the status of  Mexico's Energy Reforms and South Texas Energy, manufacturing trends and  impact, Customs & Border Protection Initiatives for Ports of Entry,  the movement of goods across North America, and supply chain  opportunities for growing markets. Hear from  business experts tuned  into dynamic global trends that will impact best business practices for  these highly dynamic sectors and their supply chains.  

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

  • Customs Brokers
  • Freight Forwarders
  • Manufacturers 
  • Suppliers
  • Transportation and Logistics Companies
  • Port Operators
  • Site Selection Companies
  • Real Estate Brokers & Developers
  • Strategic Planners
  • Operations Managers
  • Business Development Specialists
  • I.T. Directors
  • Industrial App. & Software Developers
  • Economic Development Professionals
  • Business Professionals 
  • Energy Sector Professionals
  • Professors and Students

REGISTRATION INFORMATION

Early Bird Special:

  • $150 before April 30th
  • $175 before June 30th

After June 30, 2018

  • $225/person–General Public Registration 
  • $80/Professor/Student/University & Community College Registration- (with valid school ID)

   EXHIBITOR FEE:    

  • SELECT BOOTH: $750  (Choose your own booth)
  • ASSIGNED BOOTH: $575  (We choose your booth)

Exhibitor  Fee includes 2 full registrations, meals, conference materials,  activities, a 6' x 6' reserved space with a 6' skirted table and 2  chairs. Exhibit booth space is limited and reserved as a first come,  first serve basis.    


~Only a 5ft wide by 4ft depth exhibit display will be accepted~ 

Confirmed Speakers

Meet this year's Keynote Speakers and Panelists

Sessions

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Conference Agenda

Agenda is subject to change

Sponsorship Information

There many ways to promote your business at this year's Symposium.

Host Hotels

Packages and special rates available

Event Map

This year's Symposium will be at Texas A&M International University's Student Center, 2nd Floor Rotunda.

Our Sponsors

Take a closer look of some highlights of the 24th Annual Logistics and Manufacturing Symposium in Laredo, Texas

ABOUT THE 2017 SYMPOSIUM

Leaders from the Logistics and Manufacturing industry, as well as faculty and students, gathered at TAMIU for the 24th Annual Logistics and Manufacturing Symposium Pathways for Trade: North America the Most Competitive Region in the World, September 19-20, 2017. 

The event hosted by Laredo Development Foundation, Logistics and Manufacturing Association (LMA), Texas A&M International University (TAMIU), Association of Laredo Forwarding Agents (ALFA), Laredo Licensed U.S. Customs Brokers Association (LLUSCBA), INDEX, CODEIN and Laredo Motor Carriers Association (LMCA) brought topics about International Policy and Trade, Customs Law and Security, Manufacturing 4.0, Innovation Technology, Supply Chain, Transportation, Energy, NAFTA and other critical topics 

Keynote Speakers

DAY 1

SESSION I.- INTERNATIONAL POLICY AND TRADE   *click to see presentation

  • Francisco Jaime King Cancino,* Vice Chiar of the World Customs  Organization’s Private Sector Consultative Group (PSCG)
  • M. Angeles Villarreal, Specialist in International Trade and Finance at U.S. Congressional Research Service

SESSION II.- NORTH AMERICAN PORTS & CORRIDOR INITIATIVE  *click to see presentation

SESSION III.- CUSTOMS LAW AND SECURITY   *click to see presentation

  BINATIONAL CONVERSATION  

  • Honorable, Pete Saenz, Mayor, City of Laredo, Texas
  • Honorable, Enrique Rivas, Mayor,  City of Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas
  • Honorable, Ing. Carlos W. Talancon, Secretary of Economic Development from the State of Tamaulipas
  • Honorable, Richard Peña Raymond, Texas State Representative, District 42

DAY 2

SESSION I.- MANUFACTURING 4.0, INNOVATION TECHNOLOGY AND SUPPLY CHAIN  *click to see presentation

  • Dr. F. Frank Chen,* Lutcher Brown Distinguished Chair in Advanced Manufacturing Mechanical Engineering Department & Center for Advanced Manufacturing & Lean Systems, UTSA
  • Dr. Ralph Biedermann,* President, The MRB Group

SESSION II.-   TRANSPORTATION CHANGES AND REGULATIONS 

  • Robert Costello, Chief Economist & Senior Vice President, American Trucking Association (ATA)
  • Martin Rojas, Senior Adviser for the Americas, International Road Transportation Union
  • Russell Stubbs, Chairman, FFE Holdings & Truckload Carriers Association  Past Chairman

SESSION III.-  ENERGY RENAISSANCE IN NORTH AMERICA  *click to see presentation

  • Henry Cuellar, U.S. Representative for Texas 28th Congress District
  • Jack N. Gerard, President and CEO, American Petroleum Institute (API)
  • Dr. Gustavo Murillo,* Director of Research in Exploration and Production, Mexican Petroleum Institute (MPI)

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Laredo Economic Development Corporation

616 Leal St. Laredo, Texas 78044

956.722.0563 | U.S. Toll Free: 1.800.820.0564

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