A Brief History of Nexus

The conference originally branded as “Nearshore Nexus”

came into existence in 2011 in Jersey City, NJ. The conference was well attended and soon thereafter the brand established itself as the premiere gathering place for executives engaged in the Nearshore business paradigm.

The second year of the conference featured a keynote presentation from former Colombian President

Alvaro Uribe, who was joined on stage with CNN reporter, Rafael Romo. The conference remained in New York City for five years – during which time keynote speakers included noted New York Times columnist Joe Nocera and widely acclaimed author, Silicon Valley insider and Distinguished Fellow at Harvard, Vivek Wadhwa. Such publications at Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek and American Banker have attended Nexus.

For three years Nexus was held in Silicon Valley, California, including a visit to the Google campus in 2017

where Roy Geva Glasberg of Google Launchpad Accelerator, gave a rousing presentation about the vital links around Google’s support of entrepreneurs throughout the Americas. During that period, Nexus also hosted former Costa Rica President Laura Chinchilla as keynote speaker. By 2019, Nexus returned with strong support to Brooklyn, New York City. That year the conference featured a dynamic keynote from MIT research scientist Nick van der Meulen.

Nexus took a two-year sabbatical, from 2020-2021

due to the coronavirus pandemic.  Finally, the conference will return to full strength, re-launching in the  heart of New York City in June, 2022.