10 Sep 2019

2019 Pathways for Trade Symposium

The 2019 Pathways for Trade Symposium hosted by Laredo Economic Development Corporation together with Laredo’s international trade stakeholders, was held September 10-11 2019 at Texas A&M International University’s Student Center Ballroom and Auditorium titled “Adaptive Global Trade: New Rules, Technology and E-Commerce”. 

The Symposium focused on trade issues and policies that impact the US, Mexico and Canada on economic development issues, global trade policies, impact of technologies like block chain and AI on industries like transportation, manufacturing, and workforce.   

This year’s topics were Global Trade Agreements, USMCA, Commerce and Trade Wars, Border Economy, The State of Trade, In Bond Shipments, Disruptive Technology, Supply Chain, Manufacturing, Modernization of Cross Border, E-Freight, E-Commerce, and other trending topics. 

Keynote Speakers for this year included Sarah Goldfeder, Government Relations & Strategic Communications Consultant at Earnscliffe Strategy Group, Mtro. Agustin Barrios Gomez, General Partner, International Capital Partners (ICP), Todd Owen, Executive Assistant Commissioner, Office of Field Operations, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, and Fernando Mayer De Leeuw, USMCA Trade Agreement Former Negotiator, Embassy of Mexico, Washington, D.C.   To view full agenda and presentations, visit www.pathwaysfortrade.com