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The event hosted by Laredo Economic Development Corporation together with Laredo’s international trade stakeholders, was held September 10-11 2019 at Texas A&M International University’s Student Center Ballroom and Auditorium titled “Adaptive Global Trade: New Rules, Technology and E-Commerce" and was focused on trade issues and policies that impact the US, Mexico and Canada on economic development issues and industries like transportation, manufacturing, energy and workforce.

This year’s topics were Global Trade Agreements, USMCA, Commerce and Trade Wars, Border Economy, The State of Trade, In Bond Shipments, Disruptive Technology, Supply Chain, Manufacturing, Modernization of Cross Border, E-Freight, E-Commerce, and other critical topics. 

THIS YEAR KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

LUNCHEON DAY 1

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Sarah Goldfeder

Government Relations & Strategic Communications Consultant,

Earnscliffe Strategy Group

“Opportunity within Disruption: A Northern perspective on Global Trade”

RECEPTION

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 Mtro. Agustin Barrios Gomez 

General Partner, International Capital Partners (ICP)   

“Commercial Integration between Mexico and the U.S.”

BREAKFAST DAY 2

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Todd Owen,

Executive Assistant Commissioner, 

Office of Field Operations, U.S. Customs and Border Protection 

LUNCHEON DAY 2

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Fernando   Mayer,   

USMCA Trade Agreement Former Negotiator, 

Embassy of Mexico, Washington, D.C.

"NAFTA Modernization and the Prospects for USMCA Ratification"

SESSIONS DAY 1

Session I: New Rules - Global Trade Agreements, Commerce, and Trade Wars

Moderator: Ben Escarcega, Director, Integrated Solutions Group, Yusen Logistics.

Panel:

  • Gerald Schwebel, Executive Vice President of Corporate International Division, International Bank of Commerce  
  • David Firestein, President and Chief Executive Officer, The George H. W. Bush Foundation for U.S.-China Relations 
  •  Guillermo Malpica, Executive Director, American Chamber of Commerce, Chapter Monterrey 

Session II: Border Economy

 Jesus Cañas, Senior Business Economist, 

Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas 

“How Texas Benefits from Trade”


Session III: The State of Trade

 Moderator: Dr. Federico Schaffler, Director of the Texas Center For Border Economic & Enterprise Develop, Texas A&M International University

Panel:

  • Ken Roberts, President, World City 
  • William C. Lane, Chief Executive Officer, America’s Trade Policy  

 “The State of Trade”  What Laredo Does for the U.S., What Washington Does for Laredo

Session IV: In Bond Shipments. How the New Rules Will Affect You

 Moderator: Alejandro Gonzalez, Chief Operations Officer, Allied Forwarding & Gontor Logistics 

Panel:

SESSIONS DAY 2

Session V: Disruptive Technology and its Impact on Supply Chain/Manufacturing

Moderator:  Alaster Love, PANACEA Strategy, Supply   Chain Technology and Cyber Security

Panel:

  • Jennifer Blair, North American Block Chain Leader for   Industrial Markets, IBM 
  • Omar Aquino, Sales Director Mexico and Latin America, Mobile   Industrial Robots, Inc. 

Introduction: Joseph   Mendiola, Vice President of Business Attraction & Retention, Laredo   Economic Development Corporation

Special Introduction of “LUCAS” CO-BOT 

Session VI: The Modernization of Cross-Border Best Practices

Moderator: Miguel   Perez. Program Manager, Transplace

Panel:  

  • Mark E. Vickers, Chief Executive Officer, Borderless   Coverage 
  • Dave K. Teeple, Chief   Distribution Engineer, Sedlak Supply Chain Consultants 
  • Manuel Diaz, President, SEKO Logistics Supply Chain de Mexico 

Session VII: From E-Freight to E-Commerce

Moderator: Carlo  Molano, FORUM Commercial Real Estate 

Panel:




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THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS

TITLE AND RECEPTION SPONSOR

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LuncheON DAY 1 SPONSOR

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BREAKFAST DAY 2 SPONSORS

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LUNCHEON DAY 2 SPONSORS

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SILVER SPONSORs

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BRONZE SPONSOR

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