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CHLI Future Leaders' Conference - San Antonio
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When: March 27, 2009
From 9:00 AM until 2:30 PM
Where: Retama Auditorium
University of Texas at San Antonio
One UTSA Circle
San Antonio, Texas  78249
United States
Contact: Yisel Cabrera

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8:30am. – 12:00p.m.
9:00a.m. – 9: 45a.m.
Opening Session & Welcome Remarks

Octavio A. Hinojosa Mier, Executive Director of CHLI

Dr. Lynda de la Vina, Dean, UTSA College of Business

Wal-Mart Representative [TBD]

Mr. Terry Kahler, Vice President, Global Business Operations, Dell, Inc [Confirmed]

Consul General Armando Ortiz Rocha, Consulate of Mexico in San Antonio (SRE) [Confirmed]

Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) [Confirmed]

Honorable Esperanza “Hope” Andrade, Texas Secretary of State [Invited Opening Keynote Speaker]

10:00a.m. – 10:55 a.m.
Panel One:
Promoting Bilateral Economic Development: How the current economic environment affects you and your future job opportunities

Ramiro A. Cavazos, President & CEO, San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce [Confirmed]

Dr. Harriett Romo, Director, UTSA Mexico Center [Confirmed]

Hector Camacho, Deputy Managing Director, North American Development Bank [Confirmed]

Robert McKinley, Director, UTSA Institute for Economic Development [Confirmed]

10:55a.m. – 11:10 a.m.
Morning Break
11:15a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Panel Two:
Bilateral Public Policies and How They Affect Your Education, Environment, Security and Immigration

Honorable Henry Bonilla, Mexicans and Americans Thinking Together (MATT.ORG) [Confirmed]

Dr. Federico Zaragoza, Vice Chancellor for Workforce and Economic Development Alamo Community Colleges [Confirmed)

Guillermo Ordorica Robles, Sub Director General for the United States, Mexican Secretariat for External Reltaions (SRE) [Confirmed].

Ambassador William Eaton, Diplomat-in-Residence, University of Texas at Austin [Confirmed]

12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Dr. Ricardo Romo, President, University of Texas at San Antonio [Pending Final Confirmation]

Senator Kay Bailey Hutchinson (TX) [Video Greeting]

Key Note Address: Vicente Fox Quesada, Former President of Mexico [Confirmed]

Honorable Henry Cisneros, Former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development [Invited]

Please click here for an information map, and visitor brochure for the UTSA 1604 Campus parking information. Because parking at the UTSA 1604 campus is limited, we are encouraging students to use the VIA local bus transportation to get to campus. Students can park at the Crossroads Park & Ride or at the University Park & Ride and get to campus from there. Route 660 takes you from Northwest Vista College to University Park and Ride where you can then switch to Route 93 to get to campus. Please visit the VIA website at for more information.
As a security precaution, the following items will be prohibited during the luncheon with Vicente Fox, former President of Mexico. Pleasenote that we will not have a bag check and therefore you willnot be able to leave your items:

• firearms (either real or simulated)

• ammunition

• explosives of any kind (including fireworks)

• knives, blades, or sharp objects (of any length)

• mace and/or pepper spray

• packages, backpacks, large bags, duffle bags and suitcases

• weapons of any kind

• signs and posters

• laser pointers

All conference participants will be issued a badge at registration. Only registered participants will be allowed inside the luncheon venue for security reasons. Priority seating for the luncheon will be given to students that attend the Opening Session, Panel One and Panel Two of the conference.
A date reminder for this conference will be sent one day prior to the event for your convenience. Feel free to contact Yisel Cabrera, Director of Programs and Operations at (202) 423-8443 or via e-mail at for any questions and/or clarifications. You may also contact the Center for Student Professional Development at the UTSA College of Business at (210) 458-4039.


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