Transportation Border Forum 2012
Event Date: Thursday, August 23rd, 2012
Thursday August 23, 2012
1:00- 7:30 p.m
750 B Street – Symphony Tower – 29th floor
San Diego, CA 92101
Valet parking at the building.
Also self parking in the building, up on the 8th and higher floors.
The entrance is from 7th Avenue, between B and A Streets.
Additional parking area adjoining the building, on B Street, between 8th and 9th Avenue.
$ 55 MEMBERS
$ 65 NON-MEMBERS
Welcoming Remarks by:
Mario Zepeda, President of CANACINTRA, (confirmed)
Jim MacLellan, Director Port Development, Port of Los Angeles (confirmed)
Marlen Marroquin, Executive Regional Director, USMCOC California Regional Chapter (confirmed)
Luis Fernando Perez Azcarraga, Director General, Port of Ensenada (confirmed)
Goal: To promote regional bilateral transportation/trade/alliances and opportunities.
Who will benefit from this event: Stakeholders who have an interest in expanding cross – border trade with respect to both volume and efficiency, for the mutual benefit of our greater regional economy, including transportation companies, shipping companies, customs brokers and freight forwarders.
Government agencies and officials who share these mutual objectives.
Topics To Be Discussed
Challenges & Opportunities for increased trade & transportation between Northern Baja and POLA/POLB
I. Border Clearance & Transit
Jose Larroque, President Coalition for Border Prosperity, Tijuana (invited)
Mario Lopez, Director, The Border Group (confirmed)
Current border cargo transit challenges
New developments to increase cargo border clearance capacity (public/private)
II. New Certification Process for Mexican Exporting Companies NEEC
Octavio de la Torre, Partner, TLC Asociados, Tijuana (confirmed)
III. The Maquiladora Sector
Enrique Esparza, President Co-Production. (confirmed)
Impact of increased competitiveness of Mexico manufacturers (compared with Asia)
Higher Chinese currency (due to liberalized convertibility and trading range)
Increased labor costs and shortages of skilled workers in Coastal China
Revisions to purchasing cycles by U.S. retailers
Ping Wang, President Mytek (confirmed)
Gerardo Brizuela, Brizuela Centeno (confirmad)
IV. Feasibility of Coastal Feeder Services
- Port of Ensenada
Luis Fernando Perez, Director Port of Ensenada (confirmed)
- Port of Los Angeles
Jim McLellan, Director Trade Services, Port of Los Angeles (confirmed)
Advantages and Challenges
• Roll on – Roll – Off
• Conventional Break – Bulk
• Container Feeder
For registration and more information, please contact Marlen marroquin at firstname.lastname@example.org