NASCO Continental Reunion 

Date: Postponed till Fall 2021

Venue: Centro de Convenciones de San Luis Potosí

Location: San Luis Potosí, SLP, Mexico

REGISTRATION
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Welcome + overview

We are pleased to invite you to attend the 2020 North American Strategy for Competitiveness (NASCO) Continental Reunion: Stronger Together as we return to Mexico to highlight the many advantages of the Bajio region! San Luis Potosi is a beautiful, colonial city with a booming industrial region in the heart of Mexico. You won’t want to miss U.S., Canada, and Mexico business and political leaders gathered to discuss the future our North American trading relationships.

The NASCO “Continental Reunion” is unique, as it rotates between Canada, the United States and Mexico each year.  We bring together senior political and business leaders from the three countries to address key issues and opportunities for improved cooperation and economic partnership, as well as to deliver innovative perspectives on critical issues pertaining to the future of trade and transportation in North America.

San Luis Potosi is an integral part of the Bajio industrial region, and it has come a long way since its foundation as a mining town in 1592. In 2018, the Bajio region attracted 18.4% of the total foreign direct investment in Mexico, with San Luis Potosi attracting $1.3bn in foreign investment. Manufacturing is the largest sector in the state economy, and represented 26.8% of GDP as of May 2019. Sixty-four new manufacturing businesses entered SLP between 2015 and 2019 - 44 of which were in the automotive industry and eight in the energy sector.

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Given the continued focus on the USMCA/CUSMA/T-MEC in all three countries in 2021, the Continental Reunion will be as critically important as ever to our speakers and participants.  We additionally will have several “core” panels and speakers addressing what happens next with the new trade agreement in our business communities, energy and automotive sessions, academic and logistics sessions and more.

In late 2018, the five states (San Luis Potosi, Guanajuato, Aguascalientes, Querétaro, and Jalisco) that comprise the “Bajio” region united to form the Central Bajio Occidental Alliance. Its main objective is to boost the region’s social and economic development in a collaborative and coordinated way.

Of course, the Continental Reunion is about people and friendship.  We have an amazing set of networking and cultural opportunities planned in San Luis Potosi, with a major highlight being an evening dinner in the former state penitentiary - which is now a spectacular arts center!

Detailed Program Agenda

2:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M.

Lunch and Tour of WTC Industrial for NASCO Board of Directors

4:00 P.M. - 6:00 P.M.

NASCO Board of Directors Meeting

7:00 P.M.

Welcome Reception at Historic Hilton

7:30 A.M. - 8:30 A.M.

Registration

8:30 A.M. - 9:45 A.M.

Session A: Energy

Session B: Cannabis

10:00 AM - 11:15 AM

Session C: Logistics

Session D: Labour

11:30 A.M. - 12:45 A.M.

North American Governors + Premiers

1:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M.

Welcome & Opening Remarks

Special Keynote

3:15 P.M. - 4:30 P.M.

Business - The New North American Strategy

Relaunching A Region

4:45 P.M. - 6:00 P.M.

Main Speaker

Convention Center

Evening

Reception _ Dinner

Centro De Las Artes

7:30 A.M. - 8:30 A.M.

Registration

8:30 A.M. - 9:45 A.M.

Media - What's In The News

Current Topics Trending in North America

10:00 AM - 11:15 AM

Session E: Aerospace 

Session F: Agribusiness

11:30 A.M. - 12:45 A.M.

Session G: Automotive

Session H: Academic

1:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M.

Welcome & Day Remarks

Special Keynote

3:15 P.M. - 4:30 P.M.

TMEC - USMCA - CUSMA

Closing The Gaps - What's the New Scenario

4:45 P.M. - 6:00 P.M.

Main Speaker

Convention Center

Evening

Explore On Your Own!

Hotel Accomodations

CONRAD SAN LUIS POTOSI
Avenida, Real de Lomas No. 290,
78216 San Luis, S.L.P., Mexico
Tel +52 444 123 7700

Conrad by Hilton San Luis Potosi offers 5 star luxury rooms and suites. Enjoy your stay at this upscale San Luis Potosi hotel. Our striking glass building is 10 minutes from the center of San Luis Potosi, a UNESCO World Heritage Site peppered with colonial architecture. Savor views of the city and cocktails on our poolside deck, and allow our concierge team to guide your exploration with a curated local experience. We provide luxury transport to and from Ponciano Arriaga Airport. Hilton Honors members get free WiFi in room and around the hotel.

NASCO has secured 1 King or 2 Queen room for a special rate of $135USD for a single person and $145USD. We also have a secured a King one bedroom Junior Suite at a single rate of $155USD and $165USD.

Conrad-Suite
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GETTING THERE

The San Luis Potosi OMA Airport is updated, small and very easy to navigate. Here is a listing of the airlines and routes with direct flights to SLP. Please note, there are direct flights from the United States from DFW Airport on American Airlines and through Houston on United Airlines. We encourage you to book your flight soon, as travel to SLP can get expensive.

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Explore San Luis Potosi

San Luis Potosí is the favorite destination for those seeking fun and adventure in the Huasteca region because of its vast cultural offerings and the number of outstanding options that both the capital and the rest of the State have to offer. It is difficult to not succumb to the beauty of its rivers, the majestic and imposing Sótano de las Golondrinas (Cave of the Swallows), its countless and sublime blue and green waterfalls, the magic of its charming villages, as well as its lingering, orange-colored sunsets that will fill you with peace. Its great mining tradition, its magical villages, its exquisite cuisine and even its surreal palaces are just a few of its attractions. The capital has a beautiful and cozy historic city center, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2010, decorated with pink quarry stone. The spell of the Potosí highlands also resides in the imposing haciendas that protect the remaining traces of Mexico’s mining history. (Source: visitmexico.com)