The International Trade Summit Las Vegas (ITS) was established in 2013 by the Korean Chamber of Commerce Las Vegas (KCCLV) to be a catalyst to strengthen free trade partnerships and diversify Nevada’s economy. The summit through the auspices of the Korean International Trade Association, the Korean Investment Promotion Agency, the US Department of Commerce and the State of Nevada Economic Development, proved to be a success.
The 2nd Annual ITS Las Vegas was hosted by KCCLV in partnership with the Nevada Governor’s office of Economic Development (GOED).
This two-day event featured Nevada’s Governor Brian Sandoval and U.S. Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration Mr. Antwaun Griffin, Deputy Assistant Secretary for U.S. Operations as Keynote Speaker.
The event presented networking opportunities with key government officials and business executives from 14 countries, and introduced attendees from several Mexican states as well as other US states to listen to experts in the fields of trade and foreign investment.
Governor Francisco Vega de Lamadrid of Baja California was one of the keynote speakers at the ITS. He was there to attract foreign direct investment to Baja California, to promote employment, to increase exports, to boost small and medium-sized enterprises and to strengthen commercial ties with leading countries in international markets.
Vega de Lamadrid emphasized that the ITS is very important tool to promote the advantages of Baja California, as a border state with a strategic location, professional and skilled labor and also to create agreements and relations with countries interested in investing in Mexico, as well as those who already have investments established in the state.
Governor Vega de Lamadrid emphasized that during the ITS he addressed trade and investment issues with Nevada authorities in order to unite efforts in promoting both states; Baja California and Nevada have projects in common and they will seek joint efforts to establish a working group as a follow up to binational strategies. During his visit he also met with authorities from Gyeonggi, Korea.