The conference will focus on workforce needs and educational development; trade facilitation and supply chain solutions for cross-border trade; border infrastructure and regional border planning; public/private partnership opportunities and new innovative technologies; and identification of cross-border economic development and job creation strategies. In addition, it will highlight examples of best practices and innovative methods relating to cross border trade, education and workforce issues.
Invited keynote speakers include: The Honorable Bill Richardson, Special Envoy to the Organization of American States, The Honorable Jorge Castaňeda Gutman, Former Secretary of Foreign Affairs for Mexico and Mr. Thomas Friedman, New York Times columnist and Pulitzer Prize winning Author.
The North American Center for Transborder Studies at Arizona State University and the U.S. Department of Commerce International Trade Administration, would like to cordially invite you to this event in Tempe, Arizona.
This public-private-academic partnership will gather thought leaders and innovators from throughout the border region to jointly design a roadmap to define strategies and execute regional initiatives to create jobs and enhance economic growth. Attendees will be invited to share best practices and identify future opportunities for bi-national collaboration.
Attire for the meeting is business casual. Wireless internet service will be available.