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ACE 10 Delegation Visits Fresno



Last week 50 high-level delegates from 24 nations visited the Fresno State campus, as the Americas Competitiveness Exchange brought together decision-makers from the Western Hemisphere and beyond to explore global and regional partnerships and establish new global commercial relationships.

The ACE 10 delegation visited Fresno State and downtown Fresno as part of a weeklong visit to Northern California from October 21 to 27. Delegates also toured leading innovation sites in San Francisco, Salinas, Monterey, Davis and Sacramento. The Fresno State and WET Center.

“The ACE 10 visit to Fresno provided a tremendous opportunity for our University and community to further its standing as a destination ripe with technology, innovation and entrepreneurship with the international community,” said Ismael Herrera, interim director of the Office of Community and Economic Development. “During their time in Fresno, ACE 10 delegates had a chance to understand the importance Fresno State plays in helping resolve the world’s 21st century water, energy and agricultural challenges, and how some of their own compatriots have chosen Fresno as the location to spawn businesses that are generating solutions.”

After completing their visit to campus with a tour of the University Farm Laboratory, the ACE 10 delegation headed downtown to tour Bitwise Industries and Pi Shop, then capped the day with a dinner at Arte Americas, hosted by the University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources.

For local media coverage of the ACE 10 delegation’s visit to Fresno, please visit

ACE 10 is a project of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration and Economic Development Administration, in coordination with the U.S. Department of State and the Organization of American States.

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