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BEDES 2013—Border Economic Development & Entrepreneurship Symposium

November 22, 2013 Edinburg, Texas

The Economics and Finance Department at the University of Texas—Pan American and the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas will host the third annual Border Economic Development and Entrepreneurship Symposium (BEDES) on November 22, 2013 at the Edinburg Conference Center at Renaissance.

Agenda

Friday, November 22, 2013

8:45 a.m.

Welcome Remarks

9 a.m.

The Economy of Texas
Speaker: Keith Phillips, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, San Antonio Branch

9:45 a.m.

The Economy of Mexico
Speaker: John Sargent, Professor of International Business and Entrepreneurship, Department of Management, University of Texas Pan American

10:45 a.m.

The Economy of the Rio Grande Valley
Speaker: Roberto Coronado, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, El Paso Branch

11:30 a.m.

Panel Discussion 1: Economic Development Corporations (EDC) in the Rio Grande Valley
Moderator: Teofilo Ozuna- Dean College of Business Administration at the University of Texas- Pan American
Speaker 1: Jason Hilts – EDC Brownsville
Speaker 2: Keith Patridge – EDC McAllen
Speaker 3: Alex Meade – EDC Mission
Speaker 4: Ismael Delgado – EDC San Juan

1:30 p.m.

Panel Discussion 2: The Importance of Hispanics in the U.S. Economy
Moderator: Fabiola Urgel
Speaker 1: Mark Lopez, Director of Pew Research Center’s Hispanic Trends Project
Speaker 2: Alberto Davila and Marie Mora

2:45 p.m.

Mexico's Structural Reforms: Implications on Border Economies
Speaker: Jose Antonio Murillo Garza, Grupo Financiero Banorte

3:45 p.m.

Economics and Finance VIP ceremony
Presenter: Jorge Vidal

4 p.m.

Closing remarks (UTPA & Fed Representatives)