6th Annual International Business Forum
November 13, 2019
San Antonio, TX

Join us in San Antonio, Texas

 The San Antonio Economic Development Foundation (SAEDF) markets San Antonio globally to attract 

job-producing investments to the San Antonio region. Hosted by SAEDF, the Tom C. Frost International Business Forum (IBF)

 will bring together importers, exporters and foreign direct investors to connect in San Antonio, Texas.

The event will include several panel discussions for exporters, and foreign investors, a keynote luncheon, 

pre-arranged matchmaking meetings, and networking opportunities. 

The luncheon will feature welcome remarks from San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg and 

Keynote from Bernardo Ayala, Vice President of Mexico Markets, Union Pacific.


El Foro Internacional de Negocios 2019 se llevará a cabo en la ciudad de San Antonio Texas 

y tendrá un programa enfocado en el desarrollo de oportunidades de exportación y atracción de inversión extranjera.

IBF Keynote Luncheon


The Impact of Tariffs on Trade & Supply Chains

The IBF Keynote Luncheon features speaker 

Bernardo Ayala

Vice President, Mexico

 Union Pacific

 Bernardo Ayala was appointed vice president-Mexico in December 2008. In this position, he is responsible for the strategic and tactical management of Union Pacific's Mexico markets, as well as overseeing the company’s cross-border sales and operations. He is currently a member of the Board of Directors for the Brownsville & Matamoros Bridge Co. He also sits on the Board of Directors for Ferromex, the largest Mexican railroad concessionaire, of which Union Pacific has 26 percent ownership. 

Previously, Ayala was a member of the Union Pacific Management Development Program He has held positions in the Premium 2 Development Program. He has held positions in the Premium Operations and Transportation departments of Union Pacific’s Western Region. Before joining Union Pacific, he held positions at the National Railways of Mexico and Ferromex.  

Sponsor the International Business Forum

Event Venue

Tom C. Frost International Business Forum

University of the Incarnate Word - 4301 Broadway St, San Antonio, Texas 78209, United States

For questions contact Melina Gomez: (210) 307-9944

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