CORPUS CHRISTI – A delegation representing Port Corpus Christi recently traveled to Mexico to participate in the CITEK Forum 2015.

The CITEK Forum 2015 ( is a global forum that brings together international leaders to network and have discussions in various industries such as energy, automotive, aerospace, information systems, and education.

The forum was held at Centro Fox in Leon Guanajuato, Mexico from September 30 to October 2, 2015.

Executive Director John LaRue, Port Commissioner Barbara Canales, General Cargo and Tariff Manager Maggie Iglesias-Turner and consultant Jorge Canavati represented Port Corpus Christi at the forum. As part of the mission, voestalpine Texas CEO, Bernhard Schlattl accompanied the Port Corpus Christi team.

According to a news release, Port Corpus Christi Executive Director John LaRue participated in a session panel titled ‘Moving Mexico’. The session provided participants a socio-economic overview of the country and detail the opportunities for investment and business development opportunities to include bi-national regional logistics. The session featured national and international perspectives.

“We are privileged to be invited to this global event organized by Centro Fox. The world looks at Corpus Christi as a key player in foreign direct investment and commerce,” said John LaRue, Port Corpus Christi Executive Director.

“Mexico is a vital component to world trade and trade with Port Corpus Christi. With the recent changes in dynamics in the Mexico energy sector even more opportunities are at the horizon. CITEK 2015 offers opportunity for meaningful dialogue with international innovators,” said Barbara Canales, Port Corpus Christi Commissioner.