2019 Future of the Region South Texas Conference Agenda:

All conference sessions will be held in the Texas A&M International University Student Center Building located at 5201 University Blvd, Laredo, TX 78041.


Thursday, January 10, 2019

12:00pm - 1:00pm Registration - Foyer Ballroom TAMIU Student Center


1:00pm Opening speeches

  • Dr. Pablo Arenaz, TAMIU President
  • Pete Saenz, Laredo Mayor
  • Kym Bolado, President, Future of the Region South Texas 


1:30pm Energy speech & Interaction

  • John Tintera, Texas Alliance Energy Producers


2:30pm Workforce speech & Interaction

  • Rogelio Trevino, Workforce Solutions of South Texas


3:30pm Infrastructure speech & Interaction

  • Judge Jim Huff, Live Oak County Judge


4:30pm Health Speech & Interaction

  • Hector F. Gonzales, MD. MPH, Director of Health, City of Laredo Health Department


6:00pm Networking Mixer



Friday, January 11, 2019

8:00am Breakfast


9:00am Border Issue Border Interaction

  • Dr. Federico Schaffler Gonzalez, TAMIU Texas Center for Border Economic & Enterprise Development


10:00am Economic Development & Interaction

  • Dr. Thomas "Tom" Tunstall, UTSA Institute for Economic Development


11:30am Summary Session Findings

  • Presented by Committee Chairpersons


12:00pm Keynote Lunch

  • Julian Alvarez III, Commissioner Representing Labor


1:30pm Adjournment

Ready to Attend?