EDINBURG - The University of Texas-Pan American, in cooperation with the Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon, hosted their first U.S.-Mexico conference Wednesday and Thursday (March 24-25) in accounting and international business in the UTPA Communication Arts and Sciences Building.
"The goal of this conference is to promote and foster intellectual discussions between UTPA and the school of Nuevo Leon," said Dr. Lino Garcia Jr., assistant vice-president for Academic Affairs for International Programs at UTPA. "Hopefully this conference will stimulate and increase joint research projects between students and faculty from both universities."
Topics addressed at the conference by professors from both universities included the year 2000 (Y2K) compliance and international business, the evolution of VAT (value added tax) rates and government tax revenues in Mexico, the association between the graduate division the UANL and the North American International Trade Corridor Partnership, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and current immigration issues.
"Next years conference will be held in Monterrey, Mexico and, will more than likely double in size," Garcia said.
For more information on the conference, contact Garcia at 956/381-3442.