University of San Diego School of Business to Host Inaugural International Business Summit

The University of San Diego School of Business will host the inaugural Procopio International Business Summit March 17-18. The summit will bring together executives, investors and advisors from Mexico and countries in Central and South America who are interested in learning how to do business in the United States.

Jaime Alonso Gómez, dean of the University of San Diego School of Business, and Mike Lawless, clinical professor of management, will give opening remarks, followed by a series of panels on investing in the U.S. real estate market, tax planning and immigration considerations as well as a feature session on how Brazil can penetrate the U.S. market and case studies on entrepreneurs in the United States.

School of Business alumnus Fernando Carrillo ’92 BA (accounting), with Ibarra CPA, will lead a panel discussion on structuring cross-border deals and School of Business alumnus Sioma Waisburd ’03 BBA (business administration), director of Chosen Foods and Founder and CEO of Whole e Nature, will lead a panel discussion on developing an international intellectual property portfolio.

Other speakers include representatives from BuscaCorp, Circus Marketing, Drummond, ICD Sitra, Mexico Calidad Suprema,, Binacional Tijuana Innovadora, ProMexico and the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce.

The registration fee includes the opportunity to network with seasoned business professionals from the Americas who will share their successes and pitfalls of running operations in the United States. Registration is $600 for general attendees and $450 for University of San Diego alumni and faculty and government employees.

For more information or to register, visit the USD-Procopio website or contact Francisco Sanchez Losada, manager of business development-Latin America, for Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch, at


About the University of San Diego

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.