USD's Trans-Border Institute to Host North American Competitiveness Conference

Sustainable Jobs for a Continent of Innovation
USD and San Diego Chamber of Commerce host annual event

Did you know that big Tijuana-based international companies — such as Bose, General Electric, Hyundai, Kyocera, Mitsubishi, Panasonic, Plantronics, Qualcomm, Samsung, Sharp, Toyota and many others — purchase more than $13 billion in components and services from outside our region each year? Learn about the abundant possibilities selling San Diego County components and services to the manufacturing industry just below the U.S.- Mexico border, and how innovative firms are cashing in on these opportunities while creating sustainable job growth throughout the multinational region.

Get insight from top business leaders from the United States, Mexico, and Canada on how to make your business competitive in the global market. Business leaders will also discuss the overarching implications of the growing San Diego-Baja California manufacturing industry for the entire North American region.                                         

WHEN: Tuesday, November 8, 2011
8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
WHERE: Institute for Peace & Justice Theatre
5998 Alcala Park, San Diego, CA 92110
COST: $55, cooperating organization members; $65, non-members; $425, table of 8
Students (with valid student ID): $25, seminar; $35, luncheon and seminar    

Aerospace and Defense | Clean Technologies | Emerging Technologies: Electronics, Automotive and Digital Media| Medical Devices and Biotechnology | How to Take Advantage of the $13 Billion Opportunity
To register: and click on November 8

For more information, contact James Clark at or (619) 544-1376.

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The University of San Diego sets the standard for an engaged, contemporary Catholic university where innovative Changemakers confront humanity’s urgent challenges. With more than 8,000 students from 75 countries and 44 states, USD is the youngest independent institution on the U.S. News & World Report list of top 100 universities in the United States. USD’s eight academic divisions include the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Business, the Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering, the School of Law, the School of Leadership and Education Sciences, the Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science, the Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies, and the Division of Professional and Continuing Education. USD recently concluded our successful $317M Leading Change: The Campaign for USD, which represented the most ambitious fundraising effort in the history of the university. In September 2016, USD introduced Envisioning 2024, a strategic plan that capitalizes on the university’s recent progress and aligns new strategic goals with current strengths to help shape a vision for the future as the university looks ahead to its 75th anniversary in the year 2024.