Under the banner “Tijuana is the Future,” Tijuana Innovadora 2020 will be held online and free of charge. As a part of this event, six panel discussions will be presented addressing the challenges facing the Tijuana-San Diego region: Future Vision 2040, inspired by the book El Tercer País- San Diego and Tijuana by Michael S. Malone, one of the world’s best-known technology writers.

Jose Galicot Behar, president and founder of Tijuana Innovadora, noted that our region is growing at an accelerated pace, and it is necessary to know the new challenges we face and how technology can be the key.

“We will have top-level guests for the “Vision 2040”; panel, including San Diego businessman and philanthropist, Malin Burnham; Michael Steep, the Executive Director of Stanford's Engineering Center, a senior global executive specializing in operational excellence, innovation leadership, business development, and sales; Hasan Ikhrata, Executive Director of SANDAG considered one of the leading transportation planning experts in the country."

Also present will be Christopher Wilson, Deputy Director of the Mexico Institute at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, where he leads the Institute’s research and programming on regional economic integration and border affairs between the United States and Mexico; and entrepreneur Isaac Abadi, CEO of Grupo Abadi and founder of Mexico's most innovative Medical Tourism Project, NewCity Medical Plaza.

He explained that these infrastructure experts on both sides of the border will be giving their opinions on what outlook we should have looking 20 year into the future, as well as how to deal with the accelerated population growth.

They will also discuss the shared natural resources of both cities and how we can best work together to meet these challenges.

Finally, José Galicot extended an invitation the residents of the Tijuana-San Diego binational region be on the lookout for this no-cost virtual panel on Tuesday, October 6 at 5 pm to gain a new perspective of the region’s infrastructure issues.