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2013 Latin American Cities Conferences: Mexico City

AS/COA hosted its annual Mexico City conference on April 16, 2013.

Registration: 8:00 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. (9:00 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. ET)

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Secretariat of Foreign Affairs
Juárez 20, Centro
Mexico City
Mexico
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Overview

MEXICO: OPPORTUNITY AND GROWTH

In collaboration with: Consejo Mexicano de Asuntos Internacionales (COMEXI)

 

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The Mexican president begins his term at a time of growing international buzz about Mexico’s burgeoning economy. Given that the government is already carrying out a far-reaching reform package—covering areas such as energy, telecommunications, and education—it is Mexico’s moment to seize the opportunity. With over 40 free-trade pacts signed and membership in the Pacific Alliance and the Trans-Pacific Partnership, Mexico is poised to take a bigger global economic and political leadership role. If Mexico can build on greater North American integration in fields such as energy and catalyze productivity through innovation and entrepreneurship, it has the potential to reach its goal of 6 percent GDP growth.

Americas Society/Council of the Americas, in partnership with ProMéxico, held a half-day conference at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs focused on Mexico as a global leader; the North American energy landscape; and how Mexico can innovate in the areas of science, technology, and the entrepreneurship program.

Speakers:

  • Ildefonso Guajardo, Secretary of Economy
  • Jose Antonio Meade, Minister of Foreign Affairs
  • Pilar Aguilar, CEO, Endeavor Mexico
  • Marcus Dantus, Director, Wayra Mexico
  • Gerardo Gutierrez, President, Consejo Coordinador Empresarial
  • Enrique Hidalgo, President, ExxonMobil Ventures Mexico
  • Emilio Lozoya, CEO, PEMEX
  • Ernesto de Lucas Hopkins, CEO, ProMéxico
  • Amb. Ashok Mirpuri, Ambassador of Singapore to the United States
  • Tania Ortiz, Vicepresident, Sempra Energy Mexico
  • Carlos M. Rodríguez, Mexico Bureau Chief, Bloomberg News
  • Susan Segal, President and CEO, AS/COA
  • Pablo Slough, CEO, Google México
  • Luis Tellez, President, Bolsa Mexicana de Valores
  • Blanca Treviño, President and CEO, Softtek
  • Juan Pablo del Valle, Chairman, Mexichem
  • Jaime Zabludovsky, President, Consejo Mexicano de Asuntos Internacionales (COMEXI)

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Agenda

Baje la agenda en español.

8:00 – 8:45                  Registration

8:45 – 9:00                  Welcoming Remarks

  • Ernesto de Lucas Hopkins, CEO, ProMéxico (confirmed)
  • Susan Segal, President & CEO, AS/COA (confirmed)

9:00 – 9:20                  Inaugural Address:

  • Ildefonso Guajardo, Secretary of the Economy (confirmed)

9:20 – 10:30                Panel: Mexico as a Global Leader

Panelists:

  • Amb. Ashok Mirpuri, Ambassador of Singapore to the United States (confirmed)
  • Gerardo Gutierrez, President, Consejo Coordinador Empresarial (confirmed)
  • Luis Tellez, President, Bolsa Mexicana de Valores (confirmed)
  • Moderator: Jaime Zabludovsky, President, Consejo Mexicano de Asuntos Internacionales (COMEXI) (confirmed)

Topics:

  • What does Mexico’s economic moment mean for the country’s place in the region and the world?
  • How is Mexico viewed from the perspective of the foreign investor? What does the rise in IPO’s and that fact that companies like Sempra are joining the public markets mean for Mexico?
  • What progress will be made in free trade? With the TPP?
  • How can Mexico take political and economic leadership globally and regionally?
  • How can Mexico increase its presence in South America, Central America, and Asia?
  • How can the Mexican private sector to extend and take leadership in the country, region, and the world? What role does the Pact for Mexico play in this?

10:30 – 11:00              Keynote Speaker

  • José Antonio Meade, Secretary of Foreign Affairs (confirmed)

11:00 – 11:30              Coffee Break

11:30 – 12:40              Panel: Innovating with Science, Technology and the Entrepreneurship Program

Panelists:

  • Blanca Treviño, President and CEO, Softtek (confirmed)
  • Marcus Dantus, Director, Wayra Mexico (confirmed)
  • Pablo Slough, CEO, Google México (confirmed)
  • Moderator: Pilar Aguilar, CEO, Endeavor Mexico (confirmed)

Topics:

  • How can more formal entrepreneurship be motivated?
  • What can technology companies do to motivate greater entrepreneurship in and with new technology?
  • What will be the role of the federal government? Of local governments? Of universities?
  • What advances will occur in the telecom agenda?
  • How can Mexico catalyze productivity in its small and medium enterprises through science, technology, and entrepreneurship?
  • How do you connect Mexico’s small and medium enterprises to markets abroad?
  • What role does access to formal banking play?

12:40 – 1:00                Special Keynote: Modernizing Pemex

  • Emilio Lozoya, CEO, PEMEX (confirmed)

1:00 – 2:10                  Panel: The North American Energy Landscape

Panelists:

  • Juan Pablo del Valle, Chairman, Mexichem (confirmed)
  • Enrique Hidalgo, President, ExxonMobil Ventures Mexico (confirmed)
  • Tania Ortiz, Vice President, Sempra Energy Mexico (confirmed)
  • Moderator: Carlos M. Rodríguez, Mexico Bureau Chief, Bloomberg News (confirmed)

Topics:

  • What progress will be made on the regional energy agenda?
  • How does the panorama change if North America achieves energy self-sufficiency? How will the region change?
  • How will clean energy and climate change be considered?
  • What opportunities does the private sector see in the regional energy agenda?
  • What are your firms regional strategies?
  • What changes with transnational pipelines?

2:10 – 2:30                  Closing Remarks

Speakers

Pilar M. Aguilar
General Director, Endeavor Mexico AC

Pilar M. Aguilar is the general director of Endeavor Mexico AC. She was previously the director of human resources for Bain & Company, Mexico Inc. Before joining Bain, Aguilar headed business intelligence for Telefónica Móviles México, where she was responsible for market...

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Marcus Dantus
Director, Wayra

Marcus Dantus is the director of Wayra. He is also a technology and innovation entrepreneur with a background in operations, business development, finance, and corporate governance. Prior to joining Wayra, he was a professor and director of the project CENTRO, a university leader...

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Gerardo Gutiérrez Candiani
President, Consejo Coordinador Empresarial in Mexico

Gerardo Gutiérrez Candiani is the president of the Consejo Coordinador Empresarial in Mexico. The main objective of the Consejo Coordinador Empresarial is to coordinate actions and politics of business agencies and to identify strategic solutions that contribute to the design of...

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Enrique Hidalgo
President, ExxonMobil Ventures Mexico

Enrique Hidalgo is the president of ExxonMobil Ventures Mexico. Previously, he held other assignments at Exxon Mobil Corporation, including director for the Americas of international government relations, public and government affairs manager for Americas and Asia for the...

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Ashok Kumar Mirpuri
Singapore Ambassador to the United States of America

Ashok Kumar Mirpuri is Singapore's ambassador to the United States of America. Prior to his current appointment, he served as ambassador to Indonesia from 2006 to 2012, high commissioner to Malaysia from 2002 to 2006, and high commissioner to Australia from 2000 to 2002. He was...

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Emilio Lozoya Austin
Chief Executive Officer, PEMEX

Emilio Lozoya Austin is the chief executive officer of PEMEX. He headed the International Affairs Office for the presidential campaign of Enrique Peña Nieto from January to November 2012 and was a member of his transition team. He co-founded and was an executive board member of...

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Ernesto De Lucas Hopkins
General Director, ProMéxico

Ernesto De Lucas Hopkins is the chief executive officer of ProMéxico. Previously, he served as a federal congressman, where he was a member of the Latin American Parliament (Parlatino), the Commission for Tourism and Ecology, and the Commission on Public Safety. De Lucas was the...

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Carlos Manuel Rodríguez
Mexico Bureau Chief, Bloomberg News

Carlos Manuel Rodríguez is Mexico bureau chief for Bloomberg News. He joined Bloomberg in 2006 as a Latin America reporter for Bloomberg Television in New York, and became a correspondent for Bloomberg News in Mexico in 2009, covering energy and commodities. Rodríguez was...

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Tania Ortiz Mena
CEO, IEnova

Tania Ortiz Mena is the CEO of IEnova. Ortiz Mena joined IEnova in 2000 and held positions such as general manager, director of projects, director of government and regulatory affairs, and vice president of external affairs and business development. Previously, she worked at PMI...

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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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Pablo Slough
Country Manager, Google México

Pablo Slough is the country manager at Google México. Before assuming the position as country manager, he worked as the commercial director for Google México. Previously, he was director of OCESA Digital at CIE México, the regional director of digital communications at Universal...

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Luis Téllez Kuenzler
Chief Executive Officer, Chairman, and General Director, Bolsa Mexicana de Valores

Luis Téllez Kuenzler is the chief executive officer, chairman, and general director of the Bolsa Mexicana de Valores. He previously served as managing director for the Carlyle Group. Before joining Carlyle, Téllez was the executive vice president and chief executive officer of...

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Blanca Treviño
President and CEO, Softtek

Blanca Treviño has been leading Softtek as President and CEO since 2000. Under her leadership, Softtek has become the leading information technology services company in Latin America. Throughout her 30-year career at Softtek, Ms. Treviño has gained international recognition as a...

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Juan Pablo del Valle Perochena is the president of Mexichem. He started his career working for Telmex in 1996. He led the implementation of the first fiber optics sea cable between the United States, Mexico, Central, and South America. After graduating from Harvard Business...

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Jaime Zabludovsky Kuper
President, Consejo Mexicano de Asuntos Internacionales (COMEXI)

Jaime Zabludovsky Kuper is the president of Consejo Mexicano de Asuntos Internacionales (COMEXI). He is also founding partner and vice president of IQOM Inteligencia Comercial and president of The Mexican Friends of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He sits on the boards for...

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