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.
USMCA Trade Agreement Former Negotiator,
Embassy of Mexico, Washington, D.C.
"NAFTA Modernization and the Prospects for USMCA Ratification"
Moderator: Ben Escarcega, Director, Integrated Solutions Group, Yusen Logistics.
Jesus Cañas, Senior Business Economist,
Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
“How Texas Benefits from Trade”
Moderator: Dr. Federico Schaffler, Director of the Texas Center For Border Economic & Enterprise Develop, Texas A&M International University
“The State of Trade” What Laredo Does for the U.S., What Washington Does for Laredo
Moderator: Alejandro Gonzalez, Chief Operations Officer, Allied Forwarding & Gontor Logistics
Moderator: Alaster Love, PANACEA Strategy, Supply Chain Technology and Cyber Security
Introduction: Joseph Mendiola, Vice President of Business Attraction & Retention, Laredo Economic Development Corporation
Special Introduction of “LUCAS” CO-BOT
Moderator: Miguel Perez. Program Manager, Transplace
Moderator: Carlo Molano, FORUM Commercial Real Estate
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