Posted: 8/31/23

TAMIU Presents Conference Sept. 7 - 8 on New Business Opportunities in Port Laredo's Shifting Supply Chain Arena



Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) Office of Global Initiatives/Binational Center, a public policy and community center, invites the public and private community of business leaders to participate in a seminar and interactive Conference Thursday-Friday, Sept. 7-8. The event will focus on emerging business opportunities for Port Laredo in the wake of shifting global trends supporting nearshoring activities.

Event cost is $150 per person for the Conference beginning Thursday,  Sept. 7, from 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. and continuing Friday, Sept. 8, from 8:30 - 11:30 a.m. at TAMIU's Student Center Ballroom.

On Thursday, former Ambassador of México to the United States Gerónimo Gutiérrez Fernández will present "Our Regional Industry in the Global Arena" during morning and afternoon sessions.

Keynote speaker during the Thursday lunch will be Brian Quigley, Director of Private Sector Engagement and Government Coordination, U.S. Department of State, Washington, D.C. Presenting Friday will be Oscar Magaña, International Trade Specialist, U.S. Department of Commerce, and other regional experts.

All presenters will engage in an interactive dialogue with the audience on what is next for the public and private sectors in the development of new businesses linked to the U.S.-México supply chain industry. 

"As the politics of overseas longshoring change, and the possibility of manufacturing opportunities move closer to us, Port Laredo becomes a destination for new business," said María Eugenia Calderón-Porter, TAMIU assistant vice president for Global Initiatives, "Port Laredo, a well-recognized supply chain logistics hub and the #1 Inland Port of the Americas, can benefit from this unique position. Our guest speakers will inform our audience about opportunities, government protocols and programs supporting public/private business initiatives."

The Office of Global Initiatives/Binational Center enhances relationships between TAMIU and the global community by promoting civic and social organizations and institutions through research, education, leadership, and public service. The Binational Center is a member of the World Affairs Councils of America, the largest national non-partisan network of almost 100 councils in over 40 states dedicated to educating and engaging Americans on the critical global issues of our times.

To learn more, please contact Mariana Barberena, U.S. Program Manager, TAMIU Office of Global Initiatives, at 956.326.2831, email mariana.barberena@tamiu.edu or visit offices located in the Lamar Bruni Vergara Science Center, suite 301.