Mayor Faulconer Joined By Binational Leaders to Invite San Diegans to Tijuana Innovadora

Transit Option Between Balboa Park And Tijuana Will Provide Easy And Safe Transportation To The Weeklong Innovation Event

Thursday, Oct. 20, 2017

San Diego – Highlighting the dynamic economic, environmental and cultural ties between San Diego and Tijuana, Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer was joined Thursday in Balboa Park by binational leaders to preview Tijuana Innovadora Creativa 2016 – a premier seven-day showcase of innovation and cross-border collaboration that begins Nov. 3 in Tijuana.

“This event highlights the cross-border creativity and innovation that makes the San Diego-Tijuana megaregion like no other place on the planet,” Mayor Faulconer said. “Not only do San Diego and Tijuana share the same weather, the same water and the same air, but in many cases we share the same athletes, the same educators and the same innovators. By embracing our border location as an economic and cultural strength, we can ensure more San Diegans share in a prosperous future.”

The fourth edition of this biennial conference will highlight creative industries, fashion and environmental sustainability with more than 145 exhibitors at Tijuana’s World Trade Center and interactive museum, El Trompo.

It’s also easier than ever for San Diegans to attend the conference. Safe and easy roundtrip transportation from Balboa Park to Tijuana Innovadora is available for purchase for groups of 14 or more. Tickets, registration and more information can be found at tijuanainnovadora.com.

Don José Galicot Behar, Founder and President of Tijuana Innovadora, said this year’s event will emphasize the economic and social impact that creative industries have on the cross-border region.

“We have explored the diverse avenues to cultural, social and strategy that intertwine in a binational region within the technological, artistic, academic, industrial, gastronomic and ecological activities,” Galicot Behar said. “We believe that these are topics that deserve to be enshrined in a major event such as Tijuana Innovadora.”

Since its formation in 2008, Tijuana Innovadora has worked with elected officials, business groups, civic organizations and academic institutions on both sides of the border who believe in the potential of the San Diego-Tijuana megaregion.

“There is no other world-class event like Tijuana Innovadora,” Galicot Behar said. “The region is growing with events like this. Together we are succeeding to set an example of what is possible in our binational region.”

In addition to conferences and workshops, Tijuana Innovadora will offer a variety of events, including a foodie fest of Baja cuisine, a 5K Neon run, video game exhibits and an orchestra concert by Sinfónica Juvenil de Tijuana as the closing event.

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