What: This webinar will take a closer look at the trade relationship between the U.S. 
and Mexico, including resource and data to enhance this relationship and make it 
more competitive.

When: Thu, February 28, 2019 | 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM EST

Where: To join the webinar, please use the following call in information and web room 

Call number and passcode: Audio Number: 1-866-390-1828 | Access Code: 

Webinar room:

Who: Presenters:

Federico Schaffler has a PhD in Public Policy from the Tecnologico of Monterrey, and 
due to his writing career in 2011 he was designated Emeritus Creator of the Mexican 
State of Tamaulipas. He has been a journalist, editor, public servant, university 
professor, literary workshop director, and advisor to Mayors and Legislators. He 
worked with Mexican Custom Brokers for 16 years, his last stint as Director of the 
Interamerican Institute of Customs and Borders in Mexico City. Between 2011 and 
2014 he was a member of the organizing committees of the International Customs 
Law Academy conferences in Cancun, Buenos Aires, Brussels and New York. He was 
Co-leader of the “Region Laredo” Long-Term Vision Plan (2008-09) and leader of its 
2016 update. Since 2015 he has been the Director of the Texas Center for Border 
Economic and Enterprise Development, of the A.R. Sanchez Jr School of Business, at 
Texas A&M International University, in Laredo, Texas.

Leo Lozano is the Data Analyst for the Texas Center for Border Economic and 
Enterprise Development at Texas A&M International University in Laredo, Texas. Mr. 
Lozano has been with the center since 2000 and currently oversees the center’s data 
acquisition and data entry from primary and secondary sources, he is also in charge of 
the center’s IT resources including database administration and maintenance, website 
and data application design and development.