At-A-Glance

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!


REGISTRATION
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.

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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. 

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Program-At-A-Glance

Monday, September 26

Morning
Arrivals & Local Tours

Afternoon
NASCO Board of Directors Meeting

Evening
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.
Welcome

9:30 A.M - 10:45 A.M.
The Monarch Butterfly Challenge

10:45 A.M. - 11:00 A.M.
Break

11:00 A.M. - 12:15 P.M.
Session

12:30 P.M. - 1:30 P.M.
Lunch

1:45 P.M. - 2:45 P.M.
Session

2:45 P.M. - 3:00 P.M.
Break

3:00 P.M. - 4:30 P.M.
Session

4:30 P.M. - 5:00 P.M.
Short Session

6:00 P.M.
Depart for Evening Activity

6:30 P.M. – 9:30 P.M.
Evening at J. Rieger Distillery

9:30 P.M.
Return to Hotel

Wednesday, September 28

8:30 A.M. – 9:00 A.M.
Registration & Networking

9:00 A.M. - 10:15 A.M.
Session

10:15 A.M. - 10:30 A.M.
Break

10:30 A.M. – 11:30 A.M.
Session

11:30 A.M. - 12:30 P.M.
Session

12:30 P.M. – 2:00 P.M.
Closing Luncheon

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"

Event Sponsors

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Hotel Accomodations

Loews Kansas City Hotel
1515 Wyandotte St, Kansas City, MO 64108
(816) 897-7070

Check in: 4PM | Check out: 11AM

Phone: 816-897-7070 | Reservations: 1-877-748-1451

NASCO Special Rate: $199 USD for Run of House Room + taxes 

Our room block is for the evenings of September 25-27, but the group rates will be honored for our attendees (3) days before group arrival and (3) days after group departure based on group rate and room type availability. 

The all-new Loews Kansas City Hotel showcases 800 guestrooms, a lobby bar, a three-meal restaurant, grab & go coffee shop, an indoor lap pool, and 60,000 square feet of meeting and event space, which connects directly to the Kansas City Convention Center via a new pedestrian bridge. Conveniently within walking distance to key attractions and other destination landmarks like the Kansas City Power & Light District, T-Mobile Center, KC Streetcar, and the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts.

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FLYING TO KC

Kansas City is the most centrally located major metropolitan area in the United States, making it accessible from nearly anywhere in the nation. If you're flying, Kansas City is just a three-hour flight from either coast. Note: Due to ongoing construction and improvements at Kansas City International, travelers are encouraged to allow for extra time and to be mindful of changing traffic patterns. Click here for more information. Find More Travel Info Here 


KANSAS CITY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Kansas City International Airport (MCI) is located 19 miles northwest of downtown Kansas City. 

KCI offers: 

  • 11 airlines, more than 50 nonstop destinations and 400-plus daily flights
  • Within a 3-hour flight from either coast
  • 55 million people within a day’s drive
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EXPLORE KANSAS CITY

With a thriving creative arts scene, robust craft brewing culture and die-hard sports—plus so much more—it’s no wonder why the center of the country is quickly becoming the center of attention.

Kansas City is bustling. Ride through the heart of it all in style, all for free thanks to the KC Streetcar, which takes travelers to and from iconic hotspots such as River Market, the Power & Light District, Union Station and Crown Center.

Explore some of the most unique, most historic and most quintessentially “Kansas City” things to do and see while traveling along the 2.2-mile route. Check out VisitKC for a full list of attractions.