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Wednesday, April 14, 2010
8:00 am - 5:30 pm


Main Theater, Joan B. Kroc Institute
for Peace & Justice University of San Diego
5998 Alcala Park, San Diego,
CA 92110 | Directions

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The tri-national conference is under the auspices of the United States Secretary of Commerce and its Canadian and Mexican counterparts.

The North American Competitive, Innovation & Clean Energy Conference is a joint effort of the Mexico Business Center/San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce, San Diego Dialogue/University of California San Diego and the Trans-Border Institute/University of San Diego.

"China is not waiting to revamp its economy.  Germany is not waiting.  India is not waiting.  These nations -- they're not standing still.  These nations aren't playing for second place.  They're putting more emphasis on math and science.  They're rebuilding their infrastructure.  They're making serious investments in clean energy because they want those jobs.  Well, I do not accept second place for the United States of America."

- President Barack Obama, 2010 State of the Union Address



The conference will reinforce major themes of the North American Competitiveness Forum and highlight trilateral North American cooperation as a driver for 21st century jobs growth. Panel discussions will focus on how to promote the links that advance innovation and competitiveness and how to remove the obstacles that impede future growth. Participants will hear innovative examples of green workforce development, integrated supply chain improvements, and enhanced border infrastructure projects that facilitate efficiency and increase trade opportunities.

Discussion Topics Include:

      • Transitioning to a Low-Carbon Economy
      • A 21st Century Green Energy Workforce
      • International Financing Briefing
      • Innovative Supply Chains and Improved Capacity
      • Border Efficiency Through Enhanced Infrastructure

Please join Gary Locke, US Secretary of Commerce & other invited participants:

      • Tony Clement,Canadian Minister of Industry
      • Gerardo Ruiz Mateos, Mexican Secretary of Economy
      • Gary Doer, Canadian Ambassador to the United States
      • David Jacobson, United States Ambassador to Canada
      • Arturo Sarukhan, Mexican Ambassador to the United States