SCOPE AND OBJECTIVES OF THE CONFERENCE Latin America nowadays has countries that attract worldwide attention for the progress they have made in the last decade. This region has clustering models worth exhibiting internationally and which can be analyzed together with experts from America, Asia, Europe, Africa and Oceania, to unify criteria, publicize new trends, and build towards a better future. Bringing The 17 th TCI Global Conference to Mexico and Latin America for the first time, provides an opportunity to entrench the concept of clusters and their potential for the countries in the region and to share the models that have worked successfully. The world is going through an economic reconfiguration, environmental contingencies and social crises are forcing governments, society, industry, academia, among others, to reflect on the future that is being bequeathed to the next generations. Creating shared value represents a viable opportunity to ensure long-term sustainability, which can be reached rapidly and leveraged through innovative clusters, hence the proposed theme for the 17th TCI Global Confer-
ence 2014 â€“â€œCreating Shared Value through Clusters for a Sustainable Futureâ€?. Through specialized lectures, parallel sessions, panel discussions, workshops, and papers to be published in the conference, our aim is to advance on a global level towards joint projects, collaboration, and the triple helix model and synergies. In Monterrey, they are 10 strategic clusters - Aerospace, Agri-Food, Automotive, Biotechnology, Home-Appliances, Nanotechnology, Multimedia, Healthcare, Software and ITC, and Sustainable Housing and Renewable Energy which are significant for the development of our city and region. The State of Nuevo Leon, has defined a strategic policy on clusters. This strategy, focused on achieving economic development targets productive specialization the improvement in a number of issues related to technological innovation, human capital, attracting foreign investment, developing suppliers, sustainability, promotion and internationalization of their companies.
Grutas de Garcia Park, Nuevo Leon
“CREATING SHARED VALUE THROUGH CLUSTERS FOR A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE”
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We are delighthed to welcome you to Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico, for the 17th TCI Global Conference. Date: November 10-13 2014
Venue: Convention Center - Cintermex
Audience: International clusters TCI MEMBERS Cluster practitioners Government officials COMPANIES ACTIVE IN STRATEGIC SECTORS UNIVERSITIES Consultants and experts from multilateral organizations
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MONTERREY mexico, Host of the
17TH TCI GLOBAL CONFERENCE In the current international economic climate, Mexico stands out positively due to its expected annual growth of 3.8% in the coming years. This dynamism is determined by a combination of healthy public finances, controlled inflation, a significant recovery in employment and an improved business environment. Since 2000, clusterization has occupied a significant place in the national agenda as an economic development strategy, contributing substantially to position Mexico as one of the best places to do business today. Nuevo Leon, the third most important federal entity of the country in economic terms, is nationally recognized as a successful model of clustering. The governor of the state, Mr. Rodrigo Medina de la Cruz, heads the economic development committee of the National Governors’ Conference, where one objective is to replicate
Nuevo Leon’s model in other regions of the country. This recognition has been achieved, among other things, forhaving nine active cluster initiatives –with clear-cut synergies executed successfully–, and a state board of clusters. In 2012, Monterrey hosted a fruitful and enriching 7th Latin American Congress of Clusters (CLAC). Over 300 participants in this event –coming from different regions of the world, but mainly from Latin America– represented national economic development agencies and regional governments, multilateral organizations, clusters, research institutions and consultants.
MONTERREY, nuevo leon POSSESSES UNIQUE AND IDEAL CONDITIONS :
MTY: Best City for Doing Business
(2007, 2008, 2009, 2010) in Mexico and Third in Latin America (2007) according to the study of the Mexican Institute for Competitiveness (IMCO) and “America Economia” magazine.
MTY: Third Best City for the Future
(2011) according to the Financial Times Di Magazine, due to the attraction of significant amounts of foreign investment in recent years.
MTY: Fourth Most Intelligent City
in Latin America (2009) according to Forbes magazine, converting Monterrey into a profitable and trendsetting location for future development.
NL: Great attractiveness of the city due to its high levels of competitiveness and economic development in recent years, based on a stable, productive, and quality-oriented labor environment.
NL: Unique business capital of cor-
porate leaders and owners of worldclass conglomerates --ALFA, CEMEX, DEACERO, FEMSA, GRUMA, GROUP QUIMMCO, VILLACERO,VITRO, and XIGNUX--, all of them leading companies in sectors such as food, automotive, energy, and housing.
NL: Housing capital in Latin Ameri-
ca, the first cluster of its kind to have home developers, manufacturers of building materials,distributors of building materials,and world-classmortgage and banking services.
NL: Research and Technology In-
novation Park (PIIT), recognized by IASP as unique in its kind in Latin America with an infrastructure of 30 research centers and 4 high- technology incubators in development.
NL: Development model based on
the Knowledge Economy under the concept of the Triple Helix, the only one in Latin America implemented through 10 clusters.
NL: State legislation on Science
and Technology that gives rise to the concept “Monterrey City of Knowledge”, mandating that 1% of the state budget is invested in science and technology.
NL: Innovation ecosystem with
the development of Economic Impact and New Job Creation Technological Patents.
MONTERREY, NL IN FIGURES Official State Name:
Central UTC-6 (Winter), -5 (summer)
+52 81 (metropolitan area of Monterrey)
73°F (23°C) average temperature. In the summer, the temperature can reach 100 °F (40°C); in winter 32°F (0°C).
Gross State Domestic Product (USD $ billions):
Manufacturing GDP (USD $ billions):
Economically Active Population (millions):
GDP per capita (USD $):
Foreign Direct Investment (USD $ billion):
$19,655 Manufactured exports (USD $ billions):
VENUE AND ACCOMMODATIONS
CENTRO INTERNACIONAL DE NEGOCIOS MONTERREY (CINTERMEX)
MARIANO ESCOBEDO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
Cintermex is the most important convention and exhibition center in northern Mexico and one of the largest in the country. Every year, Cintermex hosts over 600 events with over 8,000 exhibitors and is visited by over 3.2 million people. Cintermex has a privileged location inside Fundidora Park â€“25 minutes from Mariano Escobedo Airport, the most important hub of northern Mexico, with about 250 flights a day; a few steps away from 2 hotels with
a capacity of 400 rooms; and only 5 minutes away from the hotel zone of downtown Monterey with about 4,000 rooms. On one side of Cintermex you will find Arena Monterrey, and a few meters off there is a connection to Paseo Santa Lucia where you can board a boat or walk along the river to downtown Monterrey, ending in the Governorâ€™s Palace, the Macroplaza, and the museums.
Ranks among the top national airports for the number of operations and passengers served.
National airlines operating at the airport: AeroMexico, Magnicharters, Volaris, Interjet, and VivaAerobus.
Air Terminal (B), unique in the country and Latin America with a two-way taxiway, enabling greater connectivity.
International airlines operating at the airport: American Airlines, United Airlines, Copa Airlines, Delta Airlines, and Avianca Taca.
Direct connections to more than 20 domestic destinations and major cities in the United States. Three new nonstop destinations in Central America and the Caribbean: San Jose, Costa Rica; Panama, Panama; and Havana, Cuba.
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OUTSIDE THE CONFERENCE:
ATTRACTIONS & TOURISM SANTA LUCIA RIVERWALK (PASEO SANTA LUCíA) Regarded as one of Mexico’s wonders, a boat ride navigating the canal connecting the Macroplaza in downtown Monterrey to Fundidora Park along a river that meanders 2.5 km (1.5 miles) against the beautiful background of Cerro de la Silla (Saddle Mountain) with an engrossing account of Monterrey’s history as a plus.
FUNDIDORA PARK This expansive and unique park is perhaps the most representative of the industrial and labor culture of Monterrey. Located on the grounds of the former Iron and Steel Foundry Company, the most important mill in Latin America, nowadays it mixes green spaces and cultural and recreational areas with a variety of enjoyable attractions. MUSEUMS Monterrey is home to several museums, firstclass cultural venues which showcase works of art of great significance. Stand out in particular the Museum of Contemporary Art in Monterrey MARCO.
ECOTOURISM AND ADVENTURE Monterrey is known as “MountainCity,” its beautiful natural landscapes ideal for ecotourism, hiking, and adventure tourism, among them Chipinque Ecological Park, Huasteca Canyon, Matacanes, and many others. There are half-day courses or full weekends of adventure, suitable for everyone’s preferences and requirements –even for those who do not have much experience.
AMUSEMENT PARKS In Monterrey there are parks to entertain visitors of all ages with a variety of attractions, including some of the most visited –Plaza Sesame Park, Bio Parque Estrella, and Bosque Magico (Magic Forest). SHOPPING Large shopping malls and boutiques for all tastes and pockets, with excellent sales and discounts for you to return home with the latest fashion.
NIGHTLIFE No matter what type of music you prefer, in Monterrey you will find the perfect place to enjoy it in the best ambiance. In the great variety of the city’s bars, pubs and nightclubs, the nights are transformed into unforgettable evenings. SANTIAGO, MAGICAL TOWN OF MEXICO Just 30 minutes south from the city of Monterrey, discover Santiago, one of the most traditional and typical villages of northeastern Mexico, where you will find the tourist emblem of Nuevo Leon - the Cola de Caballo (Ponytail) waterfalls. SHOWS The greatest artists, the most spectacular productions, and the best conferences and exhibitions, are presented in Monterrey.
CUISINE In addition to mouth-watering steaks and our famous “cabrito” (baby goat), take the opportunity to delight your palate with one of the other dishes of our delicious regional gastronomy. Alternatively, you can enjoy the fusion, gourmet, and international cuisine offerings of Monterrey’s restaurants.
BEHIND THE CONFERENCE INTERACTIVE MEDIA & ENTRETAINMENT CLUSTER (MIMEC) www.monterreyinteractive.org www.tci-network.org
HOME- APPLIANCES CLUSTER (CLELAC) www.clelac.org.mx
AEROSPACE CLUSTER (AEROCLUSTER) www.monterreyaerocluster.com
NANOTECHNOLOGY CLUSTER (NANO) www.mnc-9.org
AGRI-FOOD CLUSTER (AGROCLUSTER) www.agrocluster.org/site
MONTERREY HEALTHCARE CITY CLUSTER (MONTERREY HEALTHCARE CITY) www.monterreyciudaddelasalud.com
AUTOMOTIVE CLUSTER (CLAUT) www.claut.com.mx
SOFTWARE AND ICT CLUSTER (CSOFTMTY) www.csoftmty.org
BIOTECHNOLOGY CLUSTER (BIOCLUSTER) www.bioclusternl.org
SUSTAINABLE HOUSING AND RENEWABLE ENERGY CLUSTER (HOUSING CLUSTER) www.clusterdevivienda.com
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