CHICAGO, Ill.—April 18, 2013 (James Street Media Services)—Representatives from some of the top companies involved in U.S.–Mexico trade will be speaking at an April 25 seminar sponsored by The Traffic Club of Chicago and the United States–Mexico Chamber of Commerce Mid-America Chapter. The half-day seminar will be held at Harper College in Palatine, Illinois.

The speakers and panelists will address global manufacturing issues that are impacting supply chain strategies, including a shift away from manufacturing in Asia to industrial centers in North America, especially Mexico. They will also explore how business and the economy are being affected by regional trading blocs, and will discuss the ramifications for suppliers and logistics companies—particularly those located in the Midwest. 

Participants include:
• Jose Zozaya, president of Kansas City Southern de Mexico and past president of the American Chamber in Mexico;
• David Hale, founder of David Hale Global Economics; 
• Kevin Clark, director, Banamex/Citi Initiative;
• Oscar de la Vega, managing shareholder, Littler de la Vega y Conde;
• Edgar Lopezlena, director, Mexican Tax Practice, RSM McGladrey;
• Miguel Noyola, partner, Baker & McKenzie;
• Garrick Taylor, consulting policy director, Border Trade Alliance;
• Peter Moirano, vice president, Trade Finance, Citi Commercial Bank;
• Jim Commiskey, vice president, Pacer International;
• John Marchese, senior director, U.S. Sales Support, DHL Express;
• Justin Norman, president, JD Norman Industries;
• Miguel Perez, director, International Customer Logistics, Ryder Supply Chain Solutions;
• Haydn Powell, Global Supply Chain manager, Caterpillar, Inc.; and
• James Cooke, editor-at-large, DC Velocity. 

Additional program sponsors include: Business to Business Communications, Citi Commercial Bank, DHL Express, Pacer International, ROCHE Industries, and Ryder Supply Chain Solutions.

Thursday, April 25 from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Wojcik Conference Center, Harper College
1200 West Algonquin Road, Palatine, Illinois

Tickets include both deluxe continental breakfast and full lunch.
Members: $75 
Member guests: $65 (up to two per member)
Non-members: $85
Advance reservations are required, and can be made by the following methods:
Phone - (630) 529-1333
Email Traffic Club staff 
Online registration

About the United States–Mexico Chamber of Commerce
The United States–Mexico Chamber of Commerce is the leading bi-national business organization working to build mutually beneficial trade and investment relationships in the Americas. The organization's mission is to promote business between the United States and Mexico.

About The Traffic Club of Chicago
The Traffic Club of Chicago, founded in 1907, is one of the nation's oldest and finest transportation associations. The Club is dedicated to maintaining the highest standards of the transportation and logistics industry, keeping its members abreast of industry happenings, while at the same time assuming a responsible role in civic, cultural and charitable activities in the Chicago area. Members enjoy many benefits, including access to private dining and country clubs around the Chicago area, as well as across the country and overseas. An annual schedule of programs and events provides opportunities to network with industry professionals. A scholarship program supports the organization's philosophy of direction and guidance. Headquartered in Bloomingdale, Illinois, the Club publishes a monthly newsletter, "The Waybill". More information can be found at and