Panel of Experts

  • Derrick Hall

    Cultivating our Future Leaders for a Cross-Border World
    Derrick Hall, President and CEO, Arizona Diamondbacks, speaks to the Arizona-Sonora region’s future. Informed by intimate knowledge of the professional sports industry, Hall brings to light the region’s unique assets and the role education plays as new leadership advances. Click here to see more

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  • Luis Ramirez

    Expediting International Trade Through Our Ports of Entry without Sacrificing Security
    Luis Ramirez, Ports of Entry expert, has eye-opening numbers, from trade dollars to annual legal crossings. as companies worldwide look to relocate, Ramirez evaluates influential factors. Gauge the surprising value of Arizona’s Ports of Entry as assets and attractors. Click here to see more

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  • Jim Kolbe

    Securing Arizona’s Prominence Along the Canamex Corridor
    Jim Kolbe, who served 11 terms as U.S. Congressman, Arizona, hails Arizona-Mexico Commission as “the godfather of Canamex.” Kolbe reveals Canamex as a force in Arizona’s economic recovery and links the region’s ability to compete globally with essential infrastructure improvements. Click here to see more

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  • David Modeer

    Finding Innovative Ways to Manage Limited Resources in the Rapidly Growing Sonoran Desert
    Water management expert David Modeer uncovers the effects of regional growth and limited water. Modeer links water management to the region’s economy and quality of life, discusses adaptive strategies and bi-national collaboration and points to solutions for a sustainable future. Click here to see more

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  • Bruce Wright

    Assessing Arizona’s Competitiveness in the Global Market
    U of A’s Bruce Wright, Associate VP Economic Development, calls Arizona-Sonora the “best kept secret in North America.” Wright discusses investment capital’s role, unveils the economic mythology surrounding the region and explains how the Arizona-Mexico Commission facilitates economic growth. Click here to see more

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  • Bob Ramsey

    Saving Lives Through Cross-Border Information, Technology and Resource Sharing
    Medical transportation expert Bob Ramsey discusses saving lives across international borders. Ramsey offers insights on technology, the crucial “dance of time” and the Arizona-Mexico Commission’s role in facilitating vital cross-border medical services on a city by city basis. Click here to see more

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  • Derrick Hall

  • Luis Ramirez

  • Jim Kolbe

  • David Modeer

  • Bruce Wright

  • Bob Ramsey