NASCO hosted its 2016 Continental Reunion November 13-15, 2016 - the week after the riveting U.S. Presidential election, to discuss opportunities for improved North American cooperation and economic partnership. We had a strong agenda focused on supply chain, trade and economic development issues from the perspectives of senior political and industry leaders from the U.S., Canada and Mexico!

In addition to an outstanding program, guests traversed the DFW Metroplex and participated in a tour of the George W. Bush Presidential Library, as well evening functions at Billy Bob’s Texas – the world’s largest honkey tonk – and AT&T Stadium, home of the Dallas Cowboys.

Thank you to all for supporting our North American work and making our continent a better place to make friends and do business. 

We look forward to continuing our work for 2017 on the momentum gained in DFW and we hope to see you next year in Monterrey, Mexico!



For your convenience, below please find a list of the presentations shared at the event: 

All Trade is Personal 

Francisco Gonzalez, Director General, ProMexico

Thomas Gillmore, Senior Advisor, North American Strategy, Global Affairs Canada 

Emerging Technologies

Lisa Loftus Otway, Research Engineer Scientist Associate; Attorney-at-Law, Center for Transportation Research, UT Austin

Eduardo Cantu, Founder; CEO, Aleph5

Alain Aubertin, Vice-President, Business Development; International, Consortium for Research and Innovation in Aerospace in Québec (CRIAQ)

How to Leverage North America Locally

Michele Porrino, Executive Director, WTC Industrial, San Luis Potosi, Mexico

North American Energy Cooperation

Matt Barr, Director of Government; Public Affairs, Cheniere Energy

Jean-Stephane Bernard, Deputy Minister – Ministry of International Relations and Francophonie, Government of Quebec

Lynn Lyon, Vice President of Marketing, SWS Environmental Services 

Lucia Bustamante, Head of Government Relations; External Affairs, Shell Mexico

 Bridging the Gap Between Industry and Academia

Carlos Villanueva, Associate Vice President, International Affairs, Monterrey Tec

Living the North American Dream

Mike Berry, President, Hillwood

The Nuts and Bolts of Trade

Bruce Harsh, Director, Supply Chain, U.S. Department of Commerce

Hugo Gonzalez, Director, CODEFRONT, Government of Nuevo Leon