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Day One: Paraninfo Universidad de Guadalajara


Activity / Location

8:15 a.m.

Transportation from hotel to ITESO for preconference workshop

8:30 a.m.

Transportation from hotel to UNIVA for preconference workshop

8:30 a.m.

Transportation from hotel to ITESM for preconference workshop

9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Preconference workshop #1: Innovation Workshop: “Innovation as a model for transforming the corporate culture in Mexico” (An additional registration fee is needed for this activity). UNIVA, 

Instructor: Dr. Francisco Navarrete Báez, Full-time Faculty and Researcher - Universidad del Valle de Atemajac (UNIVA) and Mtro. Andrés Barba Vargas, International Relations Professor at UNIVA

Description:  The first hour will address the actions promoted by the government, industry and academia of Jalisco for the implementation of a triple helix development model in the state, with the aim of consolidating an area of innovation in the region. This first part will serve as context for the delivery of the innovation workshop in Mexico. In the second part (3hrs), the panorama of innovation will be addressed as a process of transformation of the business culture in Mexico, as well as the social component of innovation in our country. Participants will discuss the types of innovation and its applicability in the Mexican context. They will also make comparative analyzes with models implemented in other countries.

Preconference workshop #2: Managing Innovation and Entrepreneurship Workshop (Additional registration fee  is needed for this activity)

ITESO, Room: Salas DEMOLA. Edificio I, 2° floor, Parque Tecnológico ITESO

Instructor: Juan José Solórzano, Center Innovation and Technology Management (ITESO)

Description: Develop competences for the accompaniment of innovation and entrepreneurship projects through the socialization and integration of profiles, tools and strategies 

Preconference workshop #3: Mexican Style Entrepreneurship Workshop

Offered by Tecnológico de Monterrey en Guadalajara (ITESM). An additional registration fee is needed for this activity.

Presenter/Facilitator: Isaac Lemor, Professor of Entrepreneurship and Applied Finance at the Tecnológico de Monterrey, Guadalajara campus

Description: This workshop will review differences in the entrepreneurship worlds of Mexico and Latin America`s other giant: Brazil as well as the increasing opportunities of senior adult entrepreneurship.

1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Lunch for pre-conference attendees only

     At each hosting university

1:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Information and Registration

      Universidad de Guadalajara (Paraninfo)

2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Transportation from pre-conference workshops to UDG

2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Transportation from hotel to Universidad de Guadalajara

3:00 - 3:30 p.m.

 Official Conference Opening and Welcome

      Universidad de Guadalajara (Paraninfo)

3:30 - 4:30 p.m.

Opening Speaker

      Universidad de Guadalajara (Paraninfo)

Moderator: Mtro. Itzcóatl Tonatiuh Bravo Padilla - Rector de la Universidad de Guadalajara

Presenter: Dr. Francisco Marmolejo Cervantes - Tertiary Education Global Coordinator and Lead Tertiary Education Specialist of the World Bank

4:30 - 5:00 p.m.

Refreshment Break

      Universidad de Guadalajara (Paraninfo)

5:00 - 6:30 p.m.

Plenary Session I: “North American Competitiveness – What is Happening and What does it Mean for Regional Competitiveness?”

      Universidad de Guadalajara (Paraninfo)

Description: Panelists will discuss the evolving relationship between the countries of North America, focusing on the opportunities and challenges presented by current events to North American regional competitiveness.  Discussion will include perspectives on regional collaboration among government, higher education, industry, and civil society stakeholders. Moderator: TBD. Presenters: TBD


6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Welcoming Reception

      Paraninfo Universidad de Guadalajara

8:15 p.m.

Transportation from Reception to hotels