Each year, SDSU’s Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) welcomes students and faculty from the Berlin School of Economics and Law here in San Diego. Within the scope of their tight week-long program they visited the offices of San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) to learn more about the San Diego / Tijuana economic mega region, current cross-border developments and the bi-lateral relations between San Diego and Baja California. Speakers included Elisa Arias from SANDAG, Allen Vigil from Grupo Logistics and Arturo Gonzales from the City of Tijuana. The discussions were opened by Peggy Fleming from the German American Chamber of Commerce California which co-sponsored the event. The German students are joining their counterparts from San Diego State University, and are touring in Southern California and taking lectures at SDSU for one week. The German students were accompanied by Vice President Prof. Dr. Andreas Zaby from Berlin. Transatlantic business is a strong focus for the group from Berlin, and the discussions ranged from T-TIP to the close trade relationships with Mexico. I big thank-you to the speakers for taking the time out of their busy schedules, as well as to SANDAG for providing the location.