2017 INNO Conference

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5th Annual Bi-National Innovation Conference

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Agenda

8:30 - 8:45 am

Welcome & Introduction

Dr. Shirley A. Reed
President, South Texas College
Lic. Juan Rosendo Martínez Gómez
President, Instituto Internacional de Estudios Superiores

8:45 - 9:15 am

Topic: Urban Development in the Rio Grande Valley

Ms. Laura Warren
Warren Group Architects Inc.

9:15 - 10:15 am

KEYNOTE: Economic Overview for the RGV

Mr. Blake Hastings
Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

10:15 - 10:30 am

Networking Break

10:30  - 11:15 am

Tres Lagos Development

Mr. Mike Rhodes
Tres Lagos

11:15 - 12:30 pm

Panel: Urban Development in the RGV (City, County and Region) Present and Future Plans

Ms. Michelle Leftwich - Ms. Julie Rankin
City of McAllen
Mr. Michael Leo
Hidalgo County
Mr. Sergio Contreras
Region
Mr. Pilar Rodriguez
Hidalgo County R.M.A.
Ms. Rose Benavidez
Starr County

12:30 - 12:45 pm

Lunch

12:45 - 1:30 pm

KEYNOTE: Bi Ned Presentation

Dr. Carlos Marin, P.E.
President & CEO, Ambiotec Engineering Group

1:30 - 3:00 pm

Panel: Economic Development Centers

Mr. Keith Patridge
McAllen
Mr. Victor Perez
Pharr
Mr. Alex Meade
Mission
Mr. Agustin Garcia
Edinburg
Ms. Leticia Flores
Office of Governor Greg Abbott

3:00 - 3:15 pm

Closing Remarks

Dean Mario Reyna
Division of Business, Public Safety & Technology, South Texas College

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