7CLAC - 7th TCI Latin American Cluster Conference
"Clusters in Latin America: Pushing strategic collaboration"
29-31 May 2012
Early bird registration deadline: 30 March 2012
Submission of proposals deadline: 30 March 2012.
Objectives and participants
The main objective of the 7CLAC, hosted by Monterrey - city of montains, is to create a space for getting connected and sharing experiences about the formation of regional clusters in Latin American countries, based on three pillars — collaboration, sectorial strategies and innovation.
Collaboration - Arises from the clustering model whereby the triple helix parties coordinate themselves to achieve synergies that boost competitiveness.
Sectorial strategies - Which allow the development of regional strategic sectors to foster economic development.
Innovation - Enables continuous and future regional growth by creating superior competitive advantages in certain regions.
The conference has been planned for all professionals, researchers, professors, consultants, business people, and government officials who are interested in regional strategic collaboration for organizational and sectorial economic development.
Learning from clusters in Nuevo Leon
The Ministry of Economic Development (SEDEC) of the Government of the State of Nuevo Leon in Mexico has promoted and created 10 strategic clusters to foster the growth of those industries it considers strategic for Nuevo Leon. These are the clusters already established in Nuevo Leon: Aerospace, Agro Foods, Automotive and Auto Parts, Biotechnology, Home Appliances, Interactive Media, Nanotechnology, Health, Information Technologies, and Housing and Sustainable Urban Development. The Clusters of Nuevo Leon play an active role in the region's economic development and have experience in the following themes: collaboration, strategy, innovation, and creation of value.
Participants will learn and discuss successful models they can later implement taking into account the particular characteristics of each Latin American sector & region. Monterrey will show its visitors the social and economic transformation through which it has become one of the most important cities in Mexico for cluster and business development. Do not miss the opportunity to get to know the reality of 10 strategic clusters located in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, the main challenges confronting them, and the proposed solutions in search of more effective and sustainable results.
Call for presentations
The Organizing Committee of the 7CLAC invites Latin American and international practitioners to share your experience and knowledge so that we make together the Agenda for this great event that will take place in Monterrey, Mexico, May 29-31, 2012.
With the aim of offering parallel deeper sessions and diverse participation of agents and regions, we are interested in receiving papers about the following groups of themes:
- Promoting clustering in Latin America
- The role of clusters in innovation and entrepreneurship
- Professional management of clusters
- Business cooperation as a business strategy
Proposals shall contain the following:
- The Theme Group corresponding to your paper written in the subject of your email
- On a first page: Name of your presentation, your full name, college degree, name of your company/organization, country, position, bio of max. 200 words, email, phone, address
- An abstract clearly showing the theme of your proposal and a summary of the content of 1,000 words maximum.
Send your proposals to Victor Salazar:
Tel. +52 (81) 8851-8352
Deadline to receive proposals: 30 March, 2012
Notification of selected proposals: 16 April, 2012.
For more information, contact:
27 February 2012