We are thrilled to announce that Vicente Fox, former president of Mexico, will be our keynote speaker at the 12th annual Shipper Symposium, May 12-14 in Dallas!
Vicente Fox served as President of Mexico from 2000 to 2006, winning a historic election that ended 71 years of consecutive rule by the Institutional Revolutionary Party. The efforts of Fox’s presidency included big steps toward improving trade relations with the U.S., the support of NAFTA, and decreasing civil unrest and crime. He worked passionately to boost Mexico’s economy and end government corruption, and has been an inspiration to many in the political and business world.
We’re excited to kick-off the 3rd full week of January by attending Jump Start 2014 (Jan 20-22) in Atlanta! Our very own Managing Director of Transplace Mexico – Troy Ryley – will be part of a panel taking place Wednesday morning that is focused on: “20 Years of NAFTA – Perceptions & Realities”.
According to Troy, the major theme of the panel will be “NAFTA: The Pros and Cons”. He’ll be sharing statistical evidence that shows how Mexico is well-positioned to become a global manufacturing powerhouse. He also mentions how the United States and Mexico make great partners for a number of reasons (some we don’t even think about), which are helping boost Mexico’s global manufacturing stature. Synergies between the two countries allow for mutual benefits. One such example Troy shared is the U.S.’s ability to export natural gas, which is currently at record low prices, to fuel Mexico’s record level high production needs. If you are attending the conference this week, be sure to check out this panel!
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