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California- Baja California Regional Economic Competitiveness Forum

San Diego, California
March 21-22, 2014


Speaker Presentations

Agenda

CA-Baja Ca Regional Economic Competitiveness Forum Executive Summary

CA-Baja CA Attendee Directory

Congressman Peters Welcome

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Panel I: Regional Economy: Competitiveness & Innovation

Flavio Olivieri
CEO
Tijuana Economic Development Corporation

Presentation

Joel Valenzuela
Director of Maritime Operations
Port of San Diego

Presentation

Rick de Lambert
California-Mexico Border Trade Director
U.S. Commercial Service

Presentation

Efrem Bycer
Manager, Economic Development
San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation


Panel II: Ports of Entry Management and Infrastructure Planning

Paul Henning
Assistant Director of Field Operations, San Diego
U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Gary Gallegos
Executive Director
San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG)

Presentation

Mark Baza
Executive Director
Imperial County Transportation Commission 

James C. Clark
Executive Director
San Diego – Tijuana Smart Border Coalition

Presentation

Hector Holguin, P.E.
Director of Operations, Project-21 / Frontera-21
U.S.-Mexico Border Mayors Association


Panel III: Cross border Economic Clusters

Michael P. Combs
Research Manager
San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation

Presentation

Christina Anne Luhn, Ph.D.
Executive Director
Cali Baja Mega Region Initiative

Presentation

Dr. Amado Villarreal
Director, Institute for Regional Development
Graduate School of Public Administration and Public Policy
ITESM

Presentation

 

Break Out Sessions


Regional Economy: Competitiveness & Innovation

Facilitator: D. Rick Van Schoik
Portfolio Director, North American Research Partnership

Ports of Entry Management and Infrastructure Planning

Facilitators: Erik Lee
Executive Director, North American Research Partnership

Connecting the Californias to the Global Economy

Facilitator: Chris Wilson
Associate, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars – Mexico Institute