2017 NASCO Continental Reunion
Program At-A-Glance

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 

Afternoon             NASCO Board of Directors Meeting

Evening                Welcome Reception
                             in the Garden at Quinta Real 

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

8:30 a.m.              Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:45 a.m.              Welcome
                             Tiffany Melvin, President, North American Strategy for Competitiveness

8:50 a.m.              Opening Remarks 
                             Governor of Nuevo Leon

9:00 a.m.              Ministerial View: NAFTA = More than an MOU 
                             Moderator: Gerald Schwebel, Executive Vice President, IBC Bank

Invited Panelists:

  • Chrystia Freeland, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Government of Canada
  • Wilbur Ross, Secretary of Commerce, Government of the United States
  • Ildefonso Guajardo, Secretary of the Economy, Government of Mexico

 10:30 a.m.         Fishbowl Networking Break

10:45 a.m.         Industry Perspective: A Pretty “Cool” Operation
                          Jose Francisco Gomez, Vice President of Operations, Carrier Mexico

11:15 a.m.         Navigating the Global Supply Chain & Trade Facilitation
                          Maria Luisa Boyce, Director, Global Public Affairs, UPS

12:00 p.m.        Networking Break: transition for lunch

12:30 p.m.        Luncheon 

2:00-4:45         The NAFTA Trio -- Specialty Keynote Sessions
We are excited to confirm three leading NAFTA experts and friends of NASCO on our program! Guests will have the opportunity to attend all three keynote sessions during this time-frame in a smaller, more intimate setting conducive to conversation. Each session will last 45 minutes and they will begin at 2:00, 3:00 and 4:00 p.m. Come ready to engage!

  • Colin Robertson, Vice President and Fellow, Canadian Global Affairs Institute & Senior Advisor, Dentons, LLP
  • Dan Ujczo, International Trade and Customs Attorney, Dickinson Wright and Co-Founder, U.S.-Canada S.A.G.E. Initiative
  • Duncan Wood, Director, Mexico Institute, Wilson Center

4:45 p.m.         Reconvene & Wrap up for Day 1

Evening           Dinner at Horno3 in Fundidora Park 

Thursday, October 26

8:30 a.m.        Continental Breakfast & Networking

8:45 a.m.        Welcome & Tec2020 Strategy

                       President, Tecnológico de Monterrey

9:00 a.m.         Re-Defining the U.S.-Mexico Relationship and the 2018 Election 
                        Agustin Barrios Gomez, President, Mexico Image Foundation

9:45 a.m.         A Beneficial Partnership: The San Diego-Tijuana Border Crossing
                        Elizabeth Brown, Chief Commercial Officer, Cross Border Xpress

10:15 a.m.       Fishbowl Networking Break 

10:30 a.m.       Logistics Partnerships between Mexican States
                        Moderator: Hugo Gonzalez, General Director, CODEFRONT

                        Secretary Fernando Turner, Government of Nuevo Leon
                        Secretary Ramon Davila, Government of Durango
                        Secretary Jesus Melgoza, Government of Michoacán

11:30 a.m.       The North American Workforce: Winning the Talent Battle 

12:30 p.m.       MOU Signing with MSSC and CONOCER/CONALEP

12:40 p.m.       Networking Break: transition for lunch

12:45 p.m.       Luncheon Keynote: Welcome to Saskatchewan in 2018 

2:00 p.m.         Breakout Sessions 

  • Borders & Bridges 
  • Manufacturing / Industrial Parks 
  • North American Security 

3:00 p.m.        Networking Break

3:30 p.m.        Trends Upending the Energy Industry

4:30 p.m.        Conference Closing Ceremony

Evening           Explore Monterrey // Dinner on your Own
                        Main Entrance, Plaza Fiesta San Agustín