Cross Border Playbook: How innovative companies succeed in the ecosystem.

April 13, 2016 @ 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Knobbe Martens
12790 El Camino Real
San Diego, CA 92130
Anita Rusch
858-771-MIT1 (858-771-6481)

More than 565 companies from 20+ countries are integrated with and comprise the Tijuana Ecosystem. From global leaders to small companies, they access the world’s major markets by seaports, land and airports; recruit the best bicultural talent in the country; represent a workforce of over 185 000 people; enjoy of world-class industrial infrastructure, besides, they save between 19%-40% total cost to market.

Is your company considering the huge opportunities that the Mega region offers?  Wondering where to start? What resources are available?  What are the ins and outs?  Learn how your business can tap into the talent pool and manufacturing economies by hearing from companies who’ve actually made it happen.

Ask our experts!  Submit a question to our panel to be answered at the program.  Email questions

MODERATOR:  Paola Avila, Vice President, International Affairs, San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce


Opening Remarks by Kenn Morris President/CEO  of Crossborder Group.


  1. Bryan Bear, Director of Finance, Taylor Guitars
  2. Adriana Eguia, Director,  Endeavor Tijuana and Cali Baja
  3. Derek Footer, CEO and Managing Partner, HardTech Labs

Community Partners and Exhibitors:

  1. San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation/World Trade Center San Diego
  2. San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce
  3. Tijuana Economic Development Council
  4. Mind Hub  –  business incubator
  5. Tuteli  — founded by former President of the EDC in Tijuana and is a digital health company.
  6. The Aerospace manufacturing cluster
  7. U.S. Department of Commerce/San Diego U.S. Export Assistance Center
  8. Export-Import Bank of the U.S.  | Western Region

Sponsored by:


5:00: Registration, Drinks and Appetizers, Networking
6:00: Welcome
6:10: Presentation
7:15: Audience Q & A
7:30: Program Concludes, Networking, Coffee & Dessert until 8:30

MITEF Members and MITEF Sponsors: Free
Non-members: $65
MIT Alums:  $50
​​On-Site: $75

NOTE:  Online Registration ends at midnight, the day prior to the event.  If you register online the day of the event, you will be charged $75, the on-site price.

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