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Supply Chains in a Changing Global Landscape

San Antonio

Strained global supply chains during the pandemic have hampered production, and shipping costs have soared, contributing to inflation. As a result, many companies have had to shop around for alternate suppliers or source domestically to try to meet demand. With global supply chains more subject to geopolitical risk and capacity constraints, there is increasing talk of deglobalization and reshoring to boost supply-chain resilience. This conference explored supply-chain challenges and how businesses and institutions can manage risk and respond to supply-chain disruption. It also discussed the costs and benefits of reshoring, including the implications of higher costs for consumers, and the role of technology.
8:45 a.m. Opening Remarks

Pia M. Orrenius
Vice President and Senior Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

9:00 a.m. Protectionism and the End of Free Trade
  Moderator: Kei-Mu Yi
Senior Vice President, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
10:30 a.m. Break
10:40 a.m. Panel Discussion: Current State of Supply-Chain Disruptions
  Moderator: Roberto Coronado
Senior Vice President in Charge, El Paso and San Antonio Branches, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
  • Dale Rogers
    Professor, Supply Chain Management Department, Arizona State University
  • Julio Chiu
    Founder and CEO, SEISA Group
  • Phil Levy
    Chief Economist, Flexport
  • Tyson Tuttle
    Retired President and CEO, Silicon Labs
Noon Lunch and Keynote Address
  • Introduction: Luis Torres
    Senior Business Economist, San Antonio Branch, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
  • For Inflation Relief, the United States Should Look to Trade Liberalization
    Adam S. Posen
    President, Peterson Institute for International Economics
1:15 p.m. Supply-Chain Resilience

Moderator: Raymond Robertson
Director, Mosbacher Institute for Trade, Economics and Public Policy, Texas A&M University

  • The Case for a Pan-American Manufacturing Ecosystem
    Peter Guinto
    Vice President of Government Affairs, Resilinc | Presentation
  • Global Value Chains in Mexico: A Historical Perspective
    Martin Tobal
    Director of Macrofinancial Risk Analysis, Banco de México | Presentation
  • How Trade Uncertainty Affects Supply-Chain Financing
    Camelia Minoiu
    Research Economist and Adviser, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta | Presentation
2:45 p.m. Closing Remarks

Jesus Cañas
Senior Business Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

3:00 p.m. Adjourn
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