Nov. 17, 18, 19, 2020 | 11AM – 1PM

27th Pathways for Trade – North American Logistics & Manufacturing Symposium

Virtual

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Message from our President and CEO:

Welcome to Pathways for Trade, the North American Logistics and Manufacturing Symposium. The Laredo Economic Development Corporation is pleased to invite you to participate in this international event that will be virtual this year for it’s 27th year anniversary. Our theme this year is “Leveraging Change.”

We hope you enjoy the presentations by our Keynote speakers and discussions from all the panelists, both from the private and public sectors.

During these three days, you will hear insights about USMCA direction, trade regulation trends, rail transit and air cargo perspectives, education and workforce trends, and Mexico industry perspectives.

We are blessed to be an integral part of a thriving and dynamic region and proud to promote our region as the continued No. 1 inland port in North America. I anticipate that the knowledge gained in these sessions will help your organizations adapt and succeed, or in other words, leverage change.

Sincerely,

Gene A. Lindgren

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Tuesday, Nov 17 2020

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11:00am – 11:05am

CST Welcoming by

Gene Lindgren,

President and CEO, Laredo Economic Development Corporation
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11:05am – 11:15am

CST Keynote Speaker,

Dennis E. Nixon,

President and CEO, International Bank of Commerce
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11:15am – 12:15pm

CST Session I: North American Resolve – Where Do We Go From Here?

Moderator:

Tiffany Melvin, J.D.,

President, NASCO

Luis R. Rodriguez,

Managing Partner, Monarch Global Strategies

Daniel D. Ujczo,

Practice Group Chair, International and Regional Practices, Dickinson Wright PLLC

Andrea van Vugt,

Global Director, Harper & Associates

Gerald Schwebel,

Executive Vice President, IBC
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12:15pm - 1:00pm

CST Session II: COAC’s Contribution With USMCA’s Transformative Approach For The Future

Lenny Feldman,

Committee Member, COAC, Trade Co-Chair

Brian White,

Committee Member, COAC, Trade Co-Chair

J.D. Gonzalez,

COAC, Committee Member

 

Closing Remarks by

Gene Lindgren,

President and CEO, Laredo Economic Development Corporation

Wednesday, Nov 18 2020

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11:00am – 11:05am

CST Welcoming by

Tony Arce Jr.,

Chairman of the Board, Laredo Economic Development Corporation
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11:05am – 11:30am

CST Keynote Speaker,

Patrick J. Ottensmeyer,

President& CEO, Kansas City Southern Railway
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11:30am – 12:00am

CST Session III: Laredo International Airport Expansion

Jeffery Miller,

Director, Laredo International Airport
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12:00pm – 12:30pm

CST Session IV: Mapping the Future Of Education

Heriberto Hernandez,

Dean of Workforce Education, Laredo College

Sandra Cortez,

Dean of Community Education, Laredo College

Michael Gonzalez,

Senior Director for Strategic & External Initiatives, Laredo College
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12:30pm - 1:00pm

CST Session V: Preparing For Future Challenges: Lessons Learned From The Evolution Of NAFTA Into The USMCA

Dr. Wolfram Friedrich (Federico) Schaffler

Director, Texas Center for Border Economic & Enterprise Development, Texas A&M International University

 

Closing Remarks by

Tony Arce Jr.,

Chairman of the Board, Laredo Economic Development Corporation

Thursday, Nov 19 2020

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11:00am – 11:05am

CST Welcoming by

Gene Lindgren,

President and CEO, Laredo Economic Development Corporation
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11:05am – 12:00pm

CST Session VI: U.S. Customs & Border Protection Presentation

Randy J. Howe,

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

Armando Taboada Jr.,

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

Juan J. Porras,

Center Director, Machinery CEE, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
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12:00pm - 1:00pm

CST Keynote Speaker,

Dr. Luis Manuel Hernandez G.,

President, INDEX BC Coast Zone and Binational,

 

Manufacturing Committee INDEX Regional Perspective by

Ing. Juan Elyd Saenz,

President, INDEX Nuevo Laredo

 

Closing Remarks by

Gene Lindgren,

President and CEO, Laredo Economic Development Corporation

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