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2014 Latin American Cities Conferences – Monterrey: Energy and Competitiveness in Post-Reform Mexico

November 11, 2014

New York, November 11, 2014—Americas Society/Council of the Americas will bring its Latin American Cities Conference series to Monterrey, in partnership with ProMéxico and the Nuevo León State government. The conference “Energy and Competitiveness in Post-Reform Mexico” will take place on Wednesday, November 19 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Monterrey´s Club Industrial. This conference will be broadcast live.

As an important industrial center, Monterrey is poised to reap significant rewards from inflows of foreign direct investment derived from Mexico’s structural reforms. Particularly, expected growth in the energy sector will also have spillover effects on other fields, notably manufacturing and services. Boasting one of the highest productivity levels in the country, Monterrey and Nuevo León state are industrial and technology hubs, but labor skills shortages, regulation implementation, and inconsistent requirements across municipal, state, and federal levels remain challenges to be addressed.

Local and international speakers at the conference include: Ildefonso Guajardo, Secretary of Economy, Mexico; Rodrigo Medina de la Cruz, Governor, State of Nuevo León; Luis Farias, Senior Vice President Energy and Sustainability, CEMEX; Alejandro González, CEO, ABA Seguros; Fernando A. González, CEO, CEMEX; Francisco N. González, CEO, ProMéxico; Benigna Leiss, Country Manager, Chevron Mexico; Ernesto Marcos, Founding Partner, Marcos y Asociados; Raúl Millares, Energy Manager, Alfa; Alejandro Poiré, Dean of the School of Government and Public Transformation, Tecnológico de Monterrey; Susan Segal, President & CEO, AS/COA; Antonio Souza Saldivar, Senior Managing Director Energy Area, Evercore Partners Mexico; Blanca Treviño, CEO, Softtek; Máximo Vedoya, Executive President, Ternium Mexico; and Abraham Zamora, Head of the Economic Productivity Unit, Secretary of Finance.

Visit for the complete agenda, blog, and live webcast of the conference.
The webcast begins Wednesday, November 19, 2014, 9:00 a.m. (10:00 a.m. Eastern Time).
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2014 Latin American Cities Conferences – Monterrey
Energy and Competitiveness in Post-Reform Mexico

Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Registration: 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
Presentation: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Club Industrial
Av. Parteaguas 698, Los Arcángeles, 66266
San Pedro Garza García
Monterrey, Mexico
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