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UNT Insider | August 2010 Issue | UNT partners with Dallas Regional Chamber and TechAmerica to host U.S.-Mexico technology summit

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UNT partners with Dallas Regional Chamber and TechAmerica to host U.S.-Mexico technology summit

From a TechAmerica press release

UNT has partnered with TechAmerica and the Dallas Regional Chamber to host the first United States/Mexico Technology Summit Sept. 29 to 30.

"We are honored to partner with the Dallas Regional Chamber and University of North Texas to bring this important event to the business community," says Jeff Clark, executive director of TechAmerica Texas. "Technology companies are increasingly operating in overseas markets, and, through advancements in technology, are developing their products and services with teams operating internationally."

"Latin America offers a tremendous market for these products, and Mexico — as our closest neighbor — has become an important partner in their design, development and manufacturing," Clark says. "This event highlights the opportunities that exist for our two countries to work together, to grow our economies and to compete globally."

The summit will provide opportunities for business leaders, policymakers, government officials, higher education professionals, and technology advocates to exchange relevant and valuable information about Mexico’s advancing technology economy and methods to leverage binational strengths for competing in a global economy. Panel discussions at the summit will focus on four major themes:

  • Leveraging alliances for a cross-border and cross-cultural skilled workforce;
  • Partnering for success by creating cutting-edge products and services in Mexico;
  • Intellectual property and legal compliance: Understanding the North American Free Trade Agreement; and
  • Building a competitive Mexican framework for binational success.

The summit is scheduled for Sept. 29-30 at Dallas’ Cityplace Tower, 2711 N. Haskell St. For more information on the summit and registration fees, go to the U.S./Mexico Technology Summit website at http://www.techamerica.org/us-mex-tech-summit. To register for the summit, go to http://tinyurl.com/2dkyz9j.

About the University of North Texas
In fall 2009, expert rankings in U.S. News & World Report put UNT among the top national universities that are “leading the pack” in innovative changes in academics, faculty, students, campus life, diversity and facilities. UNT is one of Texas' largest universities, offering 97 bachelor's, 101 master's and 48 doctoral degree programs, many nationally and internationally recognized. A student-centered public research university, UNT is the flagship of the UNT System. Discover the power of ideas.

About TechAmerica
TechAmerica is the leading voice for the U.S. technology industry – the driving force behind productivity growth and jobs creation in the United States and the foundation of the global innovation economy. Representing approximately 1,200 member companies of all sizes from the public and commercial sectors of the economy, it is the industry’s largest advocacy organization and is dedicated to helping members’ top and bottom lines. TechAmerica is also the technology industry's only grassroots-to-global.

About Dallas Regional Chamber
The Dallas Regional Chamber is the area's leading membership-driven business organization committed to promoting prosperity through sound public policy, focused economic development, member education and engagement.

Nancy Kolsti with UNT News Service can be reached at nkolsti@unt.edu.

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