This full-day conference on September 1 explores how the newly instituted United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) will impact energy, tech, aerospace, exports and global trade with insights from business leaders. This event will feature a keynote address from U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross. Additional speakers include:Â The Honorable Sylvester Turner, Mayor, City of Houston Kevin Brady, U.S. Representative, Texas 8th Congressional District Mark Wesley Menezes, United States Under Secretary of EnergyÂ Stan Chapman, Chairman TC Pipelines, Executive Vice President and President, U.S. Natural Gas Pipelines Alicia Kerber, Consul General, Consulate General of Mexico Rachel McCormick, Consul General, Consulate of Canada Kimberly Reed, Chairman and President, Export-Import Bank of the United States Bobby Tudor, Chairman, Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co.Â Mike Gold, Associate Administrator for International and Interagency Relations, NASA Carlos Noriega Romero, Chief Executive Officer, Bancomext Amy Chronis, Managing Partner, Deloitte Graciela MÃ¡rquez ColÃn, Secretary of Economy, Government of MexicoÂ Major General Rodolfo Rodriguez Quezada, President, FAMEX Steve Clarke, Division Vice President, Jacobs EngineeringÂ George Y. Gonzalez, Partner, Hayes and Boone and Chair of International Advisory Committee These expert panels will address the political, economic and business implications behind the new agreement including:Â The State of USMCAâs Entry into Force Energy Integration for North American Energy Dominance The Future of Innovation in the Americas From Nose to Tail to Space: North American Aerospace Ingenuity Mitigating Risk: Tools to Drive North American Exports
As the nationâs largest port in foreign tonnage, Port Houston is an economic engine supporting the Houston region, the state of Texas, and the nation.Â Join us asÂ Port Houston Chair, Ric Campo discusses how global trade, the energy downtown and discussions around deepening and widening the Houston Ship Channel are impacting the nationâs largest port in foreign tonnage. Check back for further details and registration information as the date approaches.Â
Join us for the second State of Education event to learn how we can strengthen our regionâs education system to provide young adults a future where they can prosper and succeed. A strong education system is the bedrock of long-term success for our young people and Houston's ability to remain competitive with a talented workforce. The Partnership is a leading advocate for a high-quality education system that provides opportunity for all. The State of Education will feature a keynote address from Commissioner Harrison Keller of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. Â Dr. Keller will deliver remarks on innovation within the Coordinating Board and what to expect in our state's higher education system in a post-COVID 19 existence.Â Â The Partnership will host a second session in early November, highlighting the Partnershipâs Higher Education initiatives, which will feature leaders of our Houston higher education institutions.
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