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05-08-2014 The Mexican Connection: Doing Business South of the Border

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Thursday May 8, 2014
Co-presented with the US Mexico Chamber of Commerce (USMCoC)

Event Overview:
Executive Briefing in conjunction with the US Mexico Chamber of Commerce (USMCoC).  Focus on the NASCO/I-35 Corridor

The “how to” of doing business on an OEM campus (or even within the NAFTA accord) is still a question for most U.S. Businesses.  Our subject matter experts and panelist insiders have answers when most don’t even know the right questions.

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  • 8:00 am – 8:30 am
    Registration, Networking, and Continental Breakfast
  • 8:30 am – 9:30 am
    Keynote Session: “Past Present and Future: A Look at North Americas Supply Chain”
  • 9:30 am – 10:30 am
    Moderated Panel – “Corridors of Trade”
  • 10:30 am – 10:45 am
  • 10:45 am – 11:45 am
    Moderated Panel – “Making it Happen’
  • 11:45 am – 12:00 pm
    Final Comments and Wrap-up


Speaker Information:

“Past Present and Future: A Look at North Americas Supply Chain”
Keynote Speaker:
Frank Conde, Director of Special Projects & Communication, NASCO – North American Strategy for Competitiveness. Frank is an expert in the I35 Trade Corridor and was instrumental in developing NASCO for the first three years of its inception in 1994.  Frank rejoined NASCO in 2007 and has served in his post since.

Corridors of Trade Panel: “NAFTA in the 3rd Decade”

Session Moderator:
Chris Gutierrez, President, Kansas City SmartPort, Inc.


  • Robert C. Bonner, Counsel to Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher and Senior Principal of the Sentinel HS Group, LLC
  • Adam Hill, Vice President of Operations, Scarbrough International, Ltd
  • Owen Zidar, Vice President Sales and Marketing, Kansas City Southern


Making it Happen Panel – “NAFTA’s Supply Chain Offers a Competitive Advantage”

Session Moderator:
Alex Garza, ‎General Manager- Texas Regional Consolidation, C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc.


  • Dave Howland, Vice President Land Transport Services, APL Logistics (recently retired)
  • Jeffrey LeClair, Global Logistics Development Manager – Global Network Operations, Caterpillar Inc.
  • TBA


Baker & McKenzie, Blue Cross Blue Shield Tower, 50th Floor, 300 E. Randolph St., Chicago, IL  60601

Parking: Millennium Park Garages

Transportation: Randolph/Wabash stop on the EL, walk 3 blocks east building on the North side of the street

Cost: $45 member / $70 non-member

Event Contact: Jacqueline Bollinger, email: Jacqueline.bollinger@uchospitals.edu, tel: 217-827-0339

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