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Cross-Border Business Forum

February 22, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

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Our first Cross-Border Business Forum of the year will be a dedicated discussion on NAFTA’s role in facilitating an integrated supply chain and the impact it makes on our local economy.

While the future of NAFTA is in question, this forum will serve as an opportunity to discuss its significance, how it contributes to growth of business and what we can do to advocate in support of critical elements of NAFTA  which must be preserved.

To be added to the waitlist, please email Courtney Gant at


About the Cross-Border Business Forums

With a $230 billion economy, the Cali-Baja Mega-Region represents tremendous growth opportunity for all industries, including: manufacturing, biotech, agriculture, clean tech, and more. Through the Cross-Border Business Forums, the Chamber provides business leaders the essential knowledge and resources needed to thrive within the binational marketplace.

Meetings are held quarterly, and alternate between the San Diego Regional Chamber office and the Club de Empresarios in Tijuana.

Registration is open to Chamber members and those considering membership. If you are not yet a Chamber member, please contact Member Relations Manager, Courtney Gant at or (619) 544-1392, to discuss membership opportunities or to register as a guest.

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Date: February 22, 2017
Time: 10:00 – 11:30 am


San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce (Boardroom)
402 W. Broadway, Ste. 1000
San Diego, CA 92101
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Parking Information:
Metered parking or pay lots are recommended. Unfortunately, we cannot validate parking.

Contact Details:
Courtney Gant
Phone: 619-544-1392


Registration is now full, however, more seats may become available. To be added to the waitlist, please email Courtney Gant at

About Our Sponsor


Baja California Railroad (BJRR) is the railway company that operates the Tijuana-Tecate short line in Baja California, Mexico. Their main activity is the transport of freight & goods between both sides of the California’s border; working under high quality standards, delivering an efficient, safe and sustainable service bringing competitiveness for the region.

BJRR is located in one of the most prominent industrial corridors in México, reaching over 1,500 “maquiladoras” in the region. Every year the company handles more than 4,000 railcars a year.

BJRR connects to the northwest with San Diego Imperial Valley Railroad (SDIY), exchanging railcars in Downtown San Diego with BNSF, a Class One railway in the US; on the northeast, the railway connect with Union Pacific (UP), achieving the full connectivity for the bi national region.

BJRR is currently working in partnership with MTS and Pacific Imperial Railroad (PIR) on the reconstruction of the historic Desert Line railway.  The 70-mile Desert Line railway connects Mexico maquiladoras to rail shipping in the United States and will provide a huge economic boost to both sides of the border.

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February 22, 2017
10:00 am - 11:30 am
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Courtney Gant


San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce Boardroom
402 West Broadway, Suite 1000
San Diego, 92101 United States
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