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Powerful business people will meet in San Antonio…

by admin on April 20, 2012

Take a deep breath and then read the name of this organization: The Federation of Freight Forwarders, Logistics Operators and Cargo Agents of Latin America and the Caribbean.  The federation goes by the acronym ALACAT.

San Antonio hosts ALACAT 2012 Conference…. ALACAT rarely holds a conference in the United States. Recent conferences were held in Cartagena, Colombia; Buenos Aires, Argentina; and Mérida, Mexico.

How did San Antonio land the 2012 conference?

Port San Antonio, as an ALACAT member, lobbied for it, arguing that San Antonio can play a bigger role in regional and U.S. business.

An extraordinary amount of business investment is placed along supply chain routes.  Freight coming through the city opens doors and creates  an advantage in attracting manufacturing and suppliers.

“Freight forwarders are the backbone of global trade,” ALACAT President Guillermo González said. “The upcoming event is a very timely forum to explore ways in which an array of industries can better access new opportunities around the world.”

The conference certainly is a chance for South Texas to work its way into those new opportunities.

Video link:  San Antonio Feature: by Port San Antonio

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