Audio: Previewing the 30th Pathways for Trade Symposium

LAREDO, Texas – The 30th Pathways for Trade Symposium takes place at Laredo Country Club on Sept. 20-21.

Hosted by Laredo Economic Development Corporation, the symposium’s theme for 2023 is: “Cold Chain: Supply Innovations and Trends.”

The symposium will focus on top issues facing 3PLs and cold storage warehousing, including power consumption, labor and productivity, long-term contracts, industry consolidation, cold storage layout, freezer-grade solutions, multiple cold temperature zones, and multiple regulations and requirements.

At this year’s symposium, Laredo EDC will honor two trade ambassadors: Lic. Eduardo A. Garza Robles, of the Uni-Trade Group , and Lic. A.A. Mario Palos Garza of Group Palos Garza, Inc. 

The full lineup of speakers has yet to be revealed. However, three of the keynote speakers include: Ken Roberts, president of WorldCity, Inc., Dante L. Galeazzi, president and CEO of Texas International Produce Association, and Frank Briseño, senior director of operations for Mission Produce, Inc. Roberts will speak at an evening reception on Sept. 20.

To preview the symposium, the Rio Grande Guardian International News Service interviewed Gene Lindgren, president and CEO of Laredo EDC. Here is the interview:


Editor’s Note: The above audio story is the first in a two-part series on Laredo Economic Development Corporation. Part Two will appear later this week.

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