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NASCO Conference to address key trade, transportation challenges

FORT WORTH, Texas -- Leading international experts will be addressing key trade and transportation challenges and o...

FORT WORTH, Texas — Leading international experts will be addressing key trade and transportation challenges and opportunities for maximizing cooperation and economic development at the 2007 NASCO Conference May 30 to June 1 in Fort Worth.

Titled Moving North America Forward, the event marks the third annual gathering for constituents of North Americas SuperCorridor Coalition (NASCO) an organization dedicated to developing an integrated, secure and multi-modal transportation system to serve the Canada, the US and Mexico.

The members of NASCO are working to improve the efficiency and security of transportation systems to lower the cost of doing business, said Mike Moncrief, mayor of Fort Worth. As a centre for international trade, Fort Worth believes in this mission and we are extremely proud to host the 2007 NASCO Conference.

Opening day festivities spotlight the Alliance Global Logistics Hub, with a luncheon at Texas Motor Speedway and keynote addresses by Ross Perot Jr., chairman of Hillwood Development Company, and Pete Rickershauser, vice-president of Network Development of BNSF Railway Company. Other conference highlights include the mayors Global Business Awards Luncheon and a panel discussion involving governors and premiers from US, Mexican and Canadian provinces and states along the NASCO corridor.

Mary Margaret Graham, deputy director of National Intelligence for Collection, will lead a special session on national supply chain intelligence topics. Another program will explore initiatives to control and reduce harmful air emissions in conjunction with other environmental responsibility efforts. Ports, trucking and rail matters will also receive significant attention during the three day meeting.

Guanajuato, Mexico, the location hosting the 2008 NASCO Conference, will offer a closing luncheon featuring special guests Guanajuato Governor Lic. Juan Manuel Oliva Ramirez and Secretary of Economic Development Lic. Hector Lopez Santillana.

The City of Fort Worth is co-hosting the conference along with Tarrant County and the Texas Department of Transportation. Key sponsors for the event include Alliance Global Logistics Hub, a development of Hillwood; BNSF Railway Company; American Airlines; and Guanajuato Puerto Interior. The registration fee is $375 which includes cover admission to all conference sessions, the opening day luncheon, a barbecue dinner at Texas Secretary of State Roger Williams private ranch, plus other meals. Online registration is available at

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