The 2022 Continental Reunion is the most anticipated EVER. After a global pandemic, people are ready to be back together in person to reunite with old friends, make new connections, educate themselves on the critical issues of the day, and have fun!
Register today for only $399USD. We are pleased to offer a discounted early bird rate until July 31, 2022. On August 1, registration fees go up to $499USD.
Welcome + overview
We are pleased to invite you to attend the 2022 North American Strategy for Competitiveness (NASCO) Continental Reunion as we return to Kansas City to highlight the many advantages of the Heartland!
You won’t want to miss U.S., Canada, and Mexico business and political leaders gathered to discuss the future of our North American trading relationships.
The 2022 Continental Reunion is the most anticipated EVER. After a global pandemic, people are ready to be back together in person to reunite with old friends, make new connections, educate themselves on the critical issues of the day, and have fun! NASCO cannot think of a more perfect place to celebrate our North American continent than Kansas City. The Kansas City region and NASCO have a rich legacy of cooperation and mutual support.
We are excited to announce the Monarch Butterfly Challenge will be woven into our 2022 NASCO Reunion in Kansas City (hence our new butterfly logo). A Monarch relay will take place beginning in Windsor, Ontario and make its way to Kansas City the week of our event (and eventually on to Mexico), a special Monarch painted rail car will traverse our three countries, and the inauguration of a Monarch butterfly garden at the KCS headquarters will occur during our event. It is sure to be memorable!
In addition, the Kansas City Region continues as a top U.S. logistics hub with record industrial development. Located in the geographic center of the U.S., the KC region is perfectly positioned in the nation’s heartland as a centralized inland logistics port and offers a robust and talented workforce.
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.
Come see why everyone is buzzing about KC.
Monday, September 26
Arrivals & Local Tours
NASCO Board of Directors Meeting
Welcome Reception at KCS Headquarters
Ribbon Cutting ceremony in new Monarch butterfly garden
Tuesday, September 27
*Event to be held at Loews Hotel unless otherwise noted
8:00 A.M. – 9:00 A.M.
Registration & Networking
9:00 A.M. - 9:30 A.M.
9:30 A.M - 10:45 A.M.
The Monarch Butterfly Challenge
10:45 A.M. - 11:00 A.M.
11:00 A.M. - 12:15 P.M.
12:30 P.M. - 1:30 P.M.
1:45 P.M. - 2:45 P.M.
2:45 P.M. - 3:00 P.M.
3:00 P.M. - 4:30 P.M.
4:30 P.M. - 5:00 P.M.
Depart for Evening Activity
6:30 P.M. – 9:30 P.M.
Evening at J. Rieger Distillery
Return to Hotel
Wednesday, September 28
8:30 A.M. – 9:00 A.M.
Registration & Networking
9:00 A.M. - 10:15 A.M.
10:15 A.M. - 10:30 A.M.
10:30 A.M. – 11:30 A.M.
11:30 A.M. - 12:30 P.M.
12:30 P.M. – 2:00 P.M.
Hosted by Government of Alberta, 2023 NASCO Reunion Host
2:00 P.M. Event Concludes
This year's themes and sessions to include:
The Iconic North American Railroad Merger • USMCA - Yay or Nay? Preparing for the Review • The Crux of Competition: Developing a Skilled Workforce • North American Metamorphosis - The Monarch Butterfly Challenge • Unparalleled Access: The Missouri River Terminal Project • Supply Chains + Ally Shoring • Trends in North American Industrial Real Estate • Competitiveness of Foreign Trade Zones • Summit with the "Sherpas"