8:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
(10 a.m.- 3:30 p.m. ET)

Four Seasons Hotel - Mexico
Paseo de la Reforma #500
Mexico City

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2012 Latin American Cities Conferences: Mexico City

On March 13, 2012 AS/COA hosted its annual Mexico City Conference. This year's event focused on Mexico's increasingly active role in the world economy and the global stage.

8:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
(10 a.m.- 3:30 p.m. ET)

Four Seasons Hotel - Mexico
Paseo de la Reforma #500
Mexico City

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Overview

 
Mexico’s preparations for the G20 Summit and the World Economic Forum Latin America marked a crucial turning point for the country as an international player. In recent years, Mexico has played an increasingly active role in business and investment while strengthening its inter-regional partnerships with Asia-Pacific, Europe, and Latin America. This has been recognized by international organizations such as the World Bank and International Finance Corporation, which ranked Mexico first in Latin America in their 2011 Doing Business analysis.
 
Despite the global economic downturn and robust competition with China and other emerging Asian powerhouses, Mexico attracted $22 billion in foreign direct investment last year. In 2012, Mexico faces significant challenges, as well as opportunities to define its role in the international community. With a group of leading public and private sector officials, this conference will analyze the country’s burgeoning global leadership in the run-up to July’s presidential elections.

 

Confirmed Speakers:
 
  • H.E. Lourdes Aranda, Undersecretary for Foreign Affairs and G20 Sherpa
  • H.E. José Antonio Meade, Secretary of Finance and Public Credit, Mexico
  • Carlos Guzmán, President and CEO, ProMéxico
  • José Enrique Arrioja, México City Bureau Chief, Bloomberg
  • Susan Greenwell, Vice President and Head, International Government Affairs, MetLife, Inc.
  • Leo Martinez-Diaz, Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Western Hemisphere, United States Department of the Treasury
  • David D. Nelson, Senior Manager, Global Government Affairs and Policy, General Electric Company
  • Dan Reed, Corporate Vice President, Technology Policy, Microsoft Corporation
  • Alberto Saracho Martínez, Executive Director, Fundación IDEA
  • Miguel Székely Pardo, Public Policy Advisor, Josefina Vázquez Mota
  • Fernando Turner, Member of the Executive Board, Movimiento Regeneración Nacional (MORENA)
  • Emilio Lozoya Austin, Coordinador de Asuntos Internacionales de la Campaña Presidencial, Enrique Pena Nieto (PRI)
  • Susan L. Segal, President and CEO, Americas Society and Council of the Americas

 

 

Agenda

8:00 a.m. Registration

8:45 a.m. Welcoming Remarks:

  • Carlos Guzmán, President and CEO, ProMéxico
  • Susan Segal, President and CEO, AS/COA

 

9:00 a.m. The Role of México as President of the G20 Meetings in 2012

  • Keynote speaker: Lourdes Aranda, Undersecretary for Foreign Affairs, Mexico and G20 Sherpa

9:20 a.m. The B20 in Mexico: Private Sector Perspectives

  • The role of Mexico as president of the G-20 meetings in 2012: What does the country hope to accomplish?
  • International monetary and financial cooperation for sustainable global growth
  • The role of the private sector in fulfilling G-20 goals for economic balance, climate change, food security, employment, ICTs, and innovation.
  • Susan Greenwell,Vice President and Head, International Government Affairs, MetLife, Inc.
  • David D. Nelson, Senior Manager, Global Government Affairs and Policy, General Electric Company
  • Susan Segal, President and CEO, AS/COA
  • Dan Reed, Corporate Vice President, Technology Policy, Microsoft Corporation
  • Moderator: Alberto Saracho Martínez, Executive Director, Fundación IDEA

10:40 a.m. Coffee Break

11:00 a.m. Mexico: Economic Programs for 2013-2019
Davos style panel with advisers to the presidential candidates

  • Fernando Turner, Member of the Executive Board, Movimiento Regeneración Nacional (MORENA)
  • Emilio Lozoya Austin, Coordinador de Asuntos Internacionales de la Campaña Presidencial, Enrique Pena Nieto (PRI)
  • Dr. Miguel Székely Pardo, Public Policy Advisor, Josefina Vázquez Mota (PAN)
  • Moderator: José Enrique Arrioja, Mexico City Bureau Chief, Bloomberg

 

12:25 p.m. North America and the Prospects for Global Economic Recovery

  • Keynote speaker: Leo Martinez-Diaz, Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Western Hemisphere, United States Department of the Treasury

 

12:45 p.m. Closing Remarks

  • José Antonio Meade, Secretary of Finance and Public Credit, Mexico

 

Speakers

Lourdes Aranda Bezaury
Undersecretary for Foreign Affairs and G20 Sherpa

Lourdes Aranda Bezaury has been undersecretary of foreign affairs of Mexico since December of 2003, where she is president of the Mexican diplomatic academy, Instituto Matías Romero. In her current position, she is responsible for the country’s bilateral relationship with...

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Susan Greenwell
Senior Vice President & Head of International Government Relations, MetLife

Susan Greenwell is senior vice president and head of international government relations at MetLife, a global provider of life insurance, annuities, employee benefits, and asset management. In her role, she serves as an advisor to the company’s global business leaders and supports...

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Carlos Guzmán
President and CEO, ProMéxico

Carlos Guzmán was named general director of ProMéxico by President Felipe Calderón in 2010. Previously, he served as president and CEO of HP Mexico from 2000 to 2010, leading industrial activities to promote digital literacy nationwide. During his post, Guzmán promoted the use of...

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Leonardo Martinez-Diaz
Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Western Hemisphere, United States Department of the Treasury

Leonardo Martinez-Diaz is deputy assistant secretary for the western hemisphere at the U.S. Treasury Department. Previously, he served as director of the office of policy at the U.S. Agency for International Development, where he was responsible for development policy formulation...

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José Antonio Meade
Secretary, Secretariat of Finance and Public Credit

José Antonio Meade is the Secretary of Finance and Public Credit of Mexico. Previously, he has served as Secretary of Social Development, Foreign Affairs, and Energy. Within the Secretariat of Finance and Public Credit he has served as Undersecretary of Finance (tax), Chief of...

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Amb. David D. Nelson
Senior Manager, Global Government Affairs and Policy, General Electric Company

Amb. David D. Nelson is senior manager of global government affairs & policy for the Americas at General Electric (GE) since December 2011. In this position he helps coordinate GE’s government affairs initiatives for the Americas, and liaises with the US Government and other...

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Daniel A. Reed
Corporate Vice President, Technology Policy, Microsoft Corporation

Daniel A. Reed has been corporate vice president of technology policy at Microsoft since July 2011, having joined the company in December of 2007. In this position, Dr. Reed helps shape Microsoft’s long-term vision for technology innovations and the company’s associated policy...

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Alberto Saracho Martínez
Executive Director, Fundación IDEA

Alberto Saracho Martínez is executive director of Fundación IDEA, a public policy think-tank. Previously, he worked at Mexico’s Ministry of the Interior and Ministry of Transportation, where he headed economic analysis of the aeronautical industry. Mr. Saracho has recently...

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Susan Segal
President and CEO, Americas Society/Council of the Americas

Susan Segal was elected president and CEO of the Americas Society and Council of the Americas in August 2003 after working in the private sector with Latin America and other emerging markets for over 30 years. A passionate supporter of Latin America, she joined the organizations...

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Dr. Miguel Székely Pardo
Public Policy Advisor, Josefina Vázquez Mota

Dr. Miguel Székely Pardo is public policy advisor for Josefina Vázquez Mota (PAN). Previously, he was the undersecretary for planning and evaluation at the Ministry of Social Development in Mexico. Prior to his work with the Ministry, Dr. Székely served as chief of the Unit for...

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Fernando Turner Dávila
Member of the Executive Board, Movimiento Regeneración Nacional (MORENA)

Fernando Turner Dávila is chairman of the board and CEO at Katcon, S.A. His expertise extends to real estate development, the auto industry, technology, and manufacturing plants in the United States, Mexico, South America, Europe, and Asia. Mr. Turner was elected as president of...

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