Jobs & Commerce: Revitalizing the North American Economy
Speakers and Presentations:
Moderator: Bill Stafford, President, Trade Development Alliance of Greater Seattle
Bill Stafford is president of the Trade Development Alliance of Greater Seattle, a partnership of the Greater Seattle Chamber of Commerce, Metropolitan King County Government, Pierce County, Snohomish County, City of Seattle, City of Everett, Port of Seattle, Port of Tacoma, Port of Everett, and organized labor. Bill serves on the Board of the Puget Sound Economic Development District, which is responsible for the metropolitan economic strategy.
Dr. Itzam de Gortari, CEO, TechBA program.
As the CEO of the TechBA program in Seattle, Dr. Itzam de Gortari has contributed his scientific, technological and business experience to the economic development of Mexico. Through this program he has supported more than 45 small and medium technology companies to successfully participate in the international arena. He is an active member of the committee of the US-Mexico Chamber of commerce of the Pacific Northwest and supports several local economic development agencies.
View the presentation: "Employment Generation through Global Companies' Creation" in PDF (no audio).
Gov. Jim Geringer, Director of Public Policy, ESRI
Former Wyoming Governor Jim Geringer currently serves as Director of Public Policy for ESRI. Governor Geringer, a strong advocate for technology in government, completed his second term as governor in January 2003. Prior to the governorship, he served in the Wyoming legislature for 12 years. Governor Geringer also serves as chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Western Governors University and is a past chair of the Western Governors’ Association.
View the presentation: "Jobs & Commerce: Revitalizing the North American Economy" in PDF (no audio).
Jayson Myers, President and Ceo, Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters
Jayson Myers is the President and CEO of Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters, Canada’s largest industry and trade association. He is also the Chair of the Canadian Manufacturing Coalition, a coalition of over 43 industry associations that have come together to speak with a common voice on priority issues for Canada’s Manufacturing sector.
- E-newsletter: "Canada, Mexico Have Keen Interest in U.S. Business Success"
Mr. Myers is a well-known economic commentator, and is widely published in the fields of Canadian and international economics, technological and industrial change. As CME’s Chief Economist, he led the association’s Manufacturing 20/20 initiative, the largest cross-country consultation ever convened by Canada’s business community on the future of manufacturing in Canada. He has been recognized by consulting firm Watson Wyatt as the most accurate economic forecaster in Canada. Mr. Myers sits on special advisory councils to the Minister for International Trade, the Minister of Industry, and the Canadian Border Services Agency. He is co-chair of the Work & Learning Knowledge Centre of the Canadian Council on Learning. He is Vice Chair of both the Ontario Manufacturing Council and the Great Lakes Manufacturing Council.