Schedule

September 13, 9 AM - 2:30 PM

Seattle Central Library - Microsoft Auditorium

1000 4th Ave, Seattle, WA 98104

 

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Panel 1: “Partnership for trade between Mexico and Washington State”

What is the impact of the NAFTA negotiations for Washington State?

10:00 AM – 10:15 AM

Coffee break

10:15 AM – 11:15 AM

Panel 2: “Mexico and Washington State in the Aerospace Industry”

How does technology drive the evolving Mexican aerospace industry?

11:15 AM – 12:00 PM

Lunch break and space for B2B Interaction

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Panel 3: “Innovative cities”

What is the role of cities of technology and cities in fighting against climate change?

1:30 PM – 1:45 PM

Coffee break

1:45 PM – 2:45 PM

Panel 4: “Technology, Agriculture, and the fight against Climate Change”

How does innovation helps and affect agriculture in Washington State?

3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

 Afternoon touR

 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Dinner and networking opportunity

 

Banner Image: Poptech

 

Topic: “Rethinking Mexico: Innovation Across Borders”

Venue: Microsoft Auditorium, Seattle Public Library-Central Library (1000 4th Avenue, Seattle, WA)

 

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

 

Panel 1: “Partnership for trade between Mexico and Washington State”

(Leading question: What is the impact of the NAFTA negotiations for Washington State?)

Roberto Dondisch, Consul of Mexico in Seattle

Kris Johnson, President & CEO, Association of Washington Business

Brandon Lee, Consul General of Canada in Seattle

Lori Otto Punke, President, Washington Conference on International Trade

Moderator: Randy Frisch, President, City University of Seattle

10:00 AM – 10:20 AM

 

Remarks by Carlos Sada, Undersecretary for North American Affairs, Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs

 

10:20 AM – 10:40 AM

Coffee break

 

10:40 AM – 11:50 AM

 

Panel 2: “Mexico and Washington State in the Aerospace Industry”

(Leading question: How does technology drive the evolving Mexican aerospace industry?)

Claire Barnouin, Executive Director, Monterrey Aerocluster

Bill King, President of SubRosa Aero, LLC

Luis Lizcano, Director General, FEMIA (Mexican Federation of Aerospace Industry)

Michael R. Manus, BCA Supplier Performance Field Operations, Midwest Region

Moderator:TBA

 

 

12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

 

Panel 3: “Innovative cities”

(Leading question: What is the role of cities/counties/regionsand technology in the fight against climate change?)

Loreana Marciante, Project Manager, Smart City Challenge at Vulcan, Inc.

Joe McDermott, King County Council Chair

Ed Murray, Mayor, City of Seattle

Abraham Tijerina, Chairman of Metalsa SA de CV, and Coordinator of Strategy Nuevo León 4.0

Moderator: Josh Brown, Executive Director, Puget Sound Regional Council