TIJUANA, B.C., Mexico--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Tijuana will be showcasing its world-class capabilities and insights from North America’s greatest thought-leaders in innovation, design, the arts, and philanthropy at the inaugural Tijuana Innovadora conference, which begins October 7 and runs through October 21, 2010.
The first-ever event, which will be held at the city’s Cultural Center – known as CECUT – brings together global leaders in areas as diverse as technology, media, automotive and environmental, to discuss the role of innovation in the modern economy.
The goal of conference organizers is to highlight Tijuana’s position as a global hub for innovation in technology, medical devices, and digital arts, as well as to inform the world about new health, tourism and development opportunities in the Baja California-San Diego region.
“Tijuana has long served as a global leader in the development and manufacturing of technology and medical devices, and it’s time to share that story with the world,” said José Galicot, Coordinator and Founder of Tijuana Innovadora. “Tijuana employs nearly 200,000 workers in fields represented at Tijuana Innovadora, making everything from heart valves and software, to television sets and cars. The city has one of Mexico’s best-educated workforce and provides great transport links to both the U.S. and Asia.”
Each day during the two week-long event will highlight a different industry, and will feature keynote speakers and panelists to discuss pressing industry issues. Keynote speakers at Tijuana Innovadora include former U.S. Vice President Al Gore, Twitter founder Biz Stone, media personality Larry King, Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales and chairman and CEO of Telmex, Carlos Slim. A full list of keynote speakers can be found here.
The Tijuana Innovadora conference will also include a free, public pavilion dedicated to international and Mexican companies with operations in the Tijuana area. Businesses ranging from Kyocera and Plantronics to Welch Allyn and Toyota will highlight their operations in the region and address questions from conference attendees and visitors.
The full list of topics covered by the symposium includes:
- October 7: Electronics and communications
- October 8: Aerospace / videogames
- October 9: Business Excellence / Culture and entertainment
- October 10: Entertainment and culture
- October 11: Automotive
- October 12: Science and technology / Medical industry
- October 13: Systems, transformation and software
- October 14: Industry, arts and technology / Sustainability
- October 15: Urban development
- October 16: Art, culture and digital commerce / Entertainment
- October 17: Culture and entertainment
- October 18: Health services and tourism
- October 19: Philanthropy and education
- October 20: Logistics / Cinematography
- October 21: Tijuana Youth / Nobel Laureates and innovators
“We will show the world during Tijuana Innovadora that the city can offer businesses and innovators of all types a great location with a highly-skilled labor force,” said Galicot.
Entry to the pavilion exhibits is free, and day passes to the conference cost US$100 each; groups of 10 or more can purchase tickets at a 50% discount. Gala dinner tickets are also available at a cost of US$2,000 for five. Tickets to attend all Tijuana Innovadora events are available here.
About Tijuana Innovadora
Tijuana Innovadora runs from October 7 to 21, 2010. The conference showcases the innovative technology, education, technological culture and art that are exported from Tijuana to the world. Tijuana Innovadora will include world-renowned speakers, from Nobel laureates to leaders from diverse industries such as automotive, construction, technology, culture, film and many others. Visit the official website at www.tijuanainnovadora.com