THE 21ST CENTURY – THINKING GLOBAL Interdependent and inter-connected global economy has been recognized as The Global Century.The goal of theInternational Trade Expo Business Council is to strengthen economic opportunities and relationships between our Gulf Coast Region of Texas and our most active trade partners of Asia and Latin America, to promote greater understanding and enhancing prosperity among nations through international commerce.
We are very grateful of our sponsors in supporting our efforts and initiatives.
In Memory of our Friend:
Remembrance of our very good friend and supporter Mr. Edward McGowen (Big Mac) retired Texas Department of Agricultural who has passed away on July 10, 2016. He was the Ambassador to our agricultural community in the Gulf Coast Region and a wonderful joyful individual. We will missed him greatly.
PMA (Produce Marketing Association)
Fresh Summit Convention & Expo October 15-16, 2016
Orange County Convention Center - Orlando, Florida USA More than 21,000 participants throughout the global fresh produce and floral supply chains come together as a community to learn, network, build relationships and do business.
Coffee Fest Anaheim
September 30 - October 2, 2016
Anaheim, California USA
Harris County International Trade & Transportation Conference
November 2, 2016
NRG Center - Houston, Texas USA
Keynote Speaker: Union Pacific CEO Lance Fritz
Registration Fee: $95
For more information, please contact us.
Capital Improvement Projects - Port of Houston
The Port Authority plans to undertake significant infrastructure improvements in the next few years to ensure that the Port of Houston can accommodate the advent of larger vessels and increased cargo resulting from the pending Panama Canal expansion in 2015, as well as the expected future demographic growth in the region.
Source: Port of Houston www.portofhouston.com
Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement
LEADING ASIA-PACIFIC REGIONAL INTEGRATION INITIATIVE
The United States is negotiating the TPP with 11 other like-minded countries (Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, and Vietnam) that share a commitment to concluding a high-standard, ambitious agreement and to expanding the initial group to include additional countries throughout the Asia-Pacific region. We are in the endgame of negotiations, making TPP the most promising platform for Asia-Pacific regional trade integration.