Registration: 8:00 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. (9:00 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. ET)
2013 Latin American Cities Conferences: Mexico City
AS/COA hosted its annual Mexico City conference on April 16, 2013.
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.
- 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)
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
- 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)
- 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
- 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)
- 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
- 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)
- 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