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SCEDC BINATIONAL FORUM
 

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Please select Member or Non Member. Members  $25 and Non Members $40.  
 

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About

The Border Fusion Institute is a nonprofit organization that focuses on research and advocacy to promote strategies that realize the full potential of our U.S.-Mexico binational relationship by building a “21st Century Border”. A North American Competitiveness synapse that grounds high-level economic dialogue, changing the paradigm from a passthrough to a destination, resulting in crossborder creative districts that benefit residents of both the United States and México.

A Better Future by Building on Borders

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FOReCAST BY US BANK

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We are pleased to announce through our regional partners we have been able to bring together an economic forecast highlighting the impacts of our region on both sides of the border.  An in-depth look at how housing, transportation, and regional factors have played out in the economy over the recent past and a forward looking take on what we can expect moving forward.

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Senior Vice President, Regional Investment Director

Bill Dolan

As a Regional Investment Director, Bill is responsible for oversight of investment management activities within the California Region and works closely with market leaders in business development. He also serves at the national level as a member of the Investment Strategy Group, where he contributes to both building our investment solutions platform and managing the asset allocation process.

Bill has over twenty years of experience in multiple disciplines including wealth management, investment management and real estate and his early career experience includes assignments at Morgan Stanley and Merrill Lynch. Prior to joining U.S. Bank, Bill was the Head of Wealth Management in California for First Bank, one of the largest privately owned banks in the United States. 

His professional background includes extensive experience constructing and managing multi-asset class investment portfolios for trust, individual and institutional clients as well as leading high-performance teams.

FORECAST BY STATE OF BAJA SEC. OF eCONOMY

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State of Baja's Secretary of Economy & Innovation

Kurt Honold

Mr. Honold graduated as Public Accountant from CETYS University.

He is a business leader with extensive experience in the maquiladora industry.

He was president of Baja Studios, where he positioned Baja California within the international film industry.

He served as mayor of the City of Tijuana, where he worked closely with business organizations such as the Maquiladora Industry Association and the Tourism and Conventions Committee.

He was also President of the Business Council, where he promoted citizen engagement and co-responsibility.

He joined the State Cabinet of Governor Marina del Pilar Ávila Olmeda as Secretary of Economy and Innovation for the period 2021-2027. He is promoting business growth and entrepreneur initiatives with an emphasis on innovation and competitiveness.


PANEL HIGHLIGHTS

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MOBILITY 
PANEL

The South County Economic Development Council is excited to host a discussion of our regional partners focused on the binational mobility for the region. 

This panel discussion will focus on the strong relationship and nature of our region and how we can work together to ensure we are moving goods, people, and resources in an effective manner.  

Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from and discuss with representatives from the panels below. 

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WORKFORCE 
PANEL

Our panel will have a discussion of the interdependent relationship of our workforce through the region. Taking time to share how our schools, workforce training, and companies work together to help identify candidates for today and the future. 

The panel will be comprised of regional organizations who play a role in the development and certification of employees needed for positions in our regional workforce. 

 Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from and discuss with representatives from the panels below. 

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INTERNATIONAL TRADE PANEL

Our panelists are comprised of business who have or support operations on both sides of our international border.  Discussing how the new USMCA has or is anticipated to impact their operations.  

Importance of having a unified international effort focused on bringing the best possible product, workforce, and logistic operation to the forefront.  

Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from and discuss with representatives from the panels below. 

MOBILITY PANEL


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Jacqueline Reynoso - Moderator

  Cordoba Corporation

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Sharon Cooney

MTS

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Ray Major 

SANDAG

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Conrado Ayala

Cordoba Corporation

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Tomas Perez Vargas

Tijana Economic Development Council (CDT)


INTERNATIONAL TRADE PANEL

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Kenia Zamarripa - Moderator

SD Regional Chamber

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Justine Wong

Higgs, Fletcher & Mack

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Darryl Anunciado

Action Drone

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Marco Barraza

Arkus Nexus


WORKFORCE PANEL

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Dr. Flavio Olivieri - Moderator

Border Fusion

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Toni Giffin

Goodwill Industries of San Diego County

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Dr. Carlos Garcia Alvarado

CETYS Universidad

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Dr. Mark Sanchez

Southwestern College

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Hector Casagrande

Challenger, Gray & Christmas Mexico

Thank You to our Sponsors!

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