SAN ANTONIO, Texas--The 2013 NASCO Conference will be held this October 7-9 in San Antonio, Texas. The conference enters its ninth year highlighting a North American strategy for competitiveness.
The NASCO Conference is an annual event that rotates between Canada, the United States and Mexico. Each year, it brings together senior political, public sector and business leaders from the three countries to consider key issues and opportunities for improved cooperation and economic partnership, as well as to deliver informative and innovative perspectives on critical issues pertaining to the future of trade and transportation for North America.
The keynote speech this year will feature Ambassador to the US Gary Doer, who in 2009 assumed his responsibilities as Canada's 23rd representative to the United States of America. Prior to taking up his current position in Washington, Ambassador Doer served as Premier of Manitoba for ten years. During that time, he worked extensively with U.S. Governors to enhance Canada-U.S. cooperation on trade, agriculture, water protection, climate change and renewable energy, said a release.
The 2013 NASCO Conference will feature the following panels and discussions:
A North American Leadership Perspective
Global Energy & Industrial Competitiveness
Demand Driven Training for Logistics & Manufacturing
Freight Movement: The Economy in Motion
Connecting the DOT's
Automotive Manufacturing in North America
Mexico: The Free Trade Economy Leader
Aerospace Boom & The Race to Keep Up
The Future of Global Trade