Jennings Strouss is the premier sponsor of the third annual Arizona & Mexico Town Hall on October 3-4, 2019, at the Hotel Lucerna in Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico. This event was created as an action step from the 2017 Hermosillo Community Town Hall and was originally an outcome of the 108th Arizona Town Hall that was held in Tucson in 2016 and included representatives from Mexico.
The focus of the Arizona & Mexico Town Hall is for participants to actively engage in panel discussions focused on available cross-border trade, investment and business attraction resources aimed at driving economic development in the Arizona and Sonora region. Topics to be explored will include: business organizations, real property, banking and financing, tax regimes and incentives, intellectual property, import/export regulations, labor and employment, the importance of socially responsible development initiatives, and much more.
The goal of the Arizona & Mexico Town Hall is for participants to build professional networks while providing important recommendations on substantive updates and enhancements to available electronic resources that play a crucial role in driving cross-border trade, investment and business attraction in the Arizona and Sonora region.
Arizona Town Hall educates, engages, connects and empowers people to resolve important issues through consensus, not division, using a process based on respectful dialogue that values diverse perspectives, builds relationships and fosters leadership development.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 3
3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Registration – Main Lobby, Hotel Lucerna
7:00 p.m. Social Hour – PARQUE RUINA
Drinks and dinner on your own
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 4
7:45 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Registration – Main Lobby, Hotel Lucerna
8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Breakfast Program – Salón Rubí
Welcome and Overview of the Town Hall Process: Tara Jackson, President, Arizona Town Hall
Speaker Introduction: Antonio Moya, Manager, Latino Relations Department, Salt River Project
Economic Impact of Relationship between Arizona and Mexico: Luis Morfin, Director of Metrix S.C.
Panel Moderator: Hilen Cruz, Lighting Management and Maintenance Supervisor, Salt River Project
Cross-Border Trade and Investment Panel: Gerardo Vázquez, President, INDEX Sonora; Hector Placencia, Director and Co-Founder, BRH2 Plasticos S. de R.L. de C.V.; Sabina Aaronson, Vice President, National Bank of Arizona; Claudia Orduno Kirkpatrick, Finance Director, Mexico, Badger Meter
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Participant Discussions – Salón Rubí (with 15-minute break)
Marisol Vindiola, Director, Mexico Initiatives, Visit Tucson
Linda Elliott-Nelson, Vice President, Learning Services, Arizona Western College
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Lunch Program – Salón Rubí
Premier Sponsor Highlighted: Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, P.L.C.
Special Remarks and Panel Introduction: Daniel Palm, Associate Vice President for Global Initiatives and Executive Director of the Center for International Education, Northern Arizona University
Panel Moderator: Patrick Welch, Attorney, Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, P.L.C.
Panel Discussion: Elia Tello, Consul General of the United States of America, Hermosillo, Sonora; Jorge Mendoza Yescas, Consul General of Mexico, Phoenix, Arizona
2:15 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Continuation of Participant Discussions – Salón Rubí (with 15-minute break)
8:00 p.m. Closing Dinner – Quinta de Anza
Sponsors Highlighted: Premier – Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, P.L.C.;
Gold – Salt River Project and Arizona-Mexico Commission; and Silver – Visit Tucson;
Special Remarks: Patrick Welch, Attorney, Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, P.L.C.