Act Local, Compete Global: NASCO Comes to KC on July 22
No business is an island. (Nod to John Donne.)
Local and national policy, supply chain logistics, the global workforce, trade agreements—businesses are tied to the decisions and technologies of the people and policies beyond our borders. To be competitive locally and globally depends on collaborative strategies that unite our country with our neighbors.
That’s the mission behind NASCO, the North American Strategy for Competitiveness. NASCO is bringing that mission and its insights into global competitiveness to Kansas City on July 22.
NASCO Regional Competitiveness Summit
July 22, 2014
Kauffman Foundation Conference Center
11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
NASCO Member: $50
Formed in 1994 along with the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), NASCO is a tri-national coalition of U.S., Canadian, and Mexican governments, businesses, and educational institutions. The coalition is driven by a common interest in the competitiveness of North America by:
- increasing the skilled workforce
- collaborating along freight, energy and trade networks
The regional summit is Kansas City is just one of NASCO’s three upcoming summits, also hosted in Regina, Saskatchewan, and Austin, Texas. The objective of these regional summits is to highlight the progress in trade and transport and how those changes will impact local businesses. In "Sharpening the Focus on North America," you will hear directly from leaders across the continent on their innovative business strategies and new pro-business public policies in the works.
Speakers for the Kansas City regional summit include:
Flavio Díaz Mirón, North American Regional Director, ProMéxico
Gilles Gauthier, Minister, Economic Affairs, Embassy of Canada
Streamlining the Import/Export Process
Bruce Harsh, Director, Office of Supply Chain,, U.S. Department of Commerce
U.S. – Canada: The Border & Beyond
Birgit Matthiesen, Director, Canada – U.S. Cross Border Business Affairs, Arent Fox LLP | Attorneys at Law
Mexico’s Image Forum: A National Policy
Agustín Barrios Gómez, Federal Member of Congress, Mexico D.F. Foreign Affairs, Tourism, and Metropolitan Development Committee
For more information and intel, visit the NASCO website or email Rachel Connell.