Registration: 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

Conference: 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m....

The St. Regis Hotel
Madeleine Room
Mexico City
Mexico
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2016 Latin American Cities Conferences: Mexico City

AS/COA will hold its annual conference in Mexico City, Mexico, on Friday, May 13, 2016.

Registration: 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

Conference: 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m....

The St. Regis Hotel
Madeleine Room
Mexico City
Mexico
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Overview

MEXICO 2016: CHALLENGES AND
OPPORTUNITIES FOR GROWTH

Follow the discussion on Twitter: #mxASCOA | @ASCOA

In 2012, President Enrique Peña Nieto pushed a series of constitutional reforms  to boost Mexico’s economy, making them the centerpiece of his administration. The energy sector opened up for private investment, the telecommunications reform promoted competition, and structural reforms passed in labor markets and the education sector. Four years later, the benefits of these reforms, intended to improve efficiency of Mexico’s markets, remain to be seen, heightening the need for effective implementation. Declining oil prices, financial turmoil, and weakened institutions are among several factors that have stalled growth and productivity.

For its ninth consecutive year, Americas Society/Council of the Americas will bring its Latin American Cities Conference to Mexico City. Join AS/COA and ProMéxico for a conference that will convene senior leaders from the private sector and high-level government officials who will discuss the effects of the structural reforms, as well as Mexico's challenges and opportunities for investment and increasing productivity.

      

MÉXICO 2016: RETOS Y
OPORTUNIDADES PARA SU CRECIMIENTO

En 2012, el Presidente Enrique Peña Nieto impulsó una serie de reformas constitucionales con el objetivo de beneficiar a la economía de México, haciéndolas la pieza clave de su administración. El sector energético se abrió a la inversión privada, la reforma de telecomunicaciones fomentó la competencia, y hubo reformas estructurales en el sector laboral y educativo. Cuatro años después, los beneficios de las reformas destinadas a mejorar la eficiencia de los diferentes sectores de México apenas está comenzando y genera la necesidad de una implementación efectiva. La disminución de los precios del petróleo, la inestabilidad financiera, y la necesidad de fortalecer sus instituciones se encuentran entre varios factores que han estancado el crecimiento y la productividad.

Por noveno año consecutivo, Americas Society/Council of the Americas (AS/COA) traerá su serie de conferencias Latin American Cities a la Ciudad de México. AS/COA, en colaboración con ProMéxico te invitan a participar a su conferencia, en la cual se reunirán funcionarios públicos y miembros del sector privado para discutir los efectos de las reformas estructurales, los desafíos y oportunidades de inversión y el aumento de la productividad en México.

Speakers:

  • Ildefonso Guajardo, Secretary of the Economy @ildefonsogv
  • José Antonio Meade, Secretary of Social Development @JoseAMeadeK (Download his presentation)
  • Nicolas Amaya, Vice President and General Manager, Breakfast & Snacks, Latin America, Kellogg Company 
  • María Eugenia Casar, Executive Director, Mexican Agency for International Development Cooperation (Amexcid)
  • Juan Carlos Elorza, Director of Productive and Financial Development, CAF Development Bank of Latin America
  • Francisco N. González, CEO, ProMéxico @ProMexico
  • Marcos Gunn, President Northern Latin America Region and COO Latin America Region, Chubb Group
  • Donna Hrinak, President, Latin America and Caribbean, Boeing
  • Ernesto Marcos, Founding Partner, Marcos y Asociados
  • Patricia Menéndez-Cambó, Vice President, Greenberg Traurig
  • Ali Moshiri, President of Africa and Latin America Exploration and Production Company, Chevron
  • Miguel Messmacher, Undersecretary for Revenues, Secretariat of Finance and Public Credit 
  • Alejandra Palacios, Chairwoman, Mexican Federal Economic Competition Commission @JanaPalacios
  • Juan Ignacio Rubiolo, President and CEO, AES Mexico
  • Susan Segal, President and CEO, Americas Society/Council of the Americas @s_segal

Registration: This event is complimentary for all registrants.
Prior registration is required.

Event Information: Maricarmen Landa | mlanda@as-coa.org | 1-212-277-8387
Sponsorship Opportunities: Claudia Angulo | cangulo@as-coa.org | 1-212-277-8358
COA Corporate Membership Information: Monica Vieira | mvieira@as-coa.org | 1-212-277-8344
AS Individual Membership Information: Felipe Marin | fmarin@as-coa.org| 1-212-277-8342
Press Inquiries: Adriana La Rotta | alarotta@as-coa.org | 1-212-277-8384

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Agenda

Agenda

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8:00 – 9:00 a.m.   Registration

9:00 – 9:15 a.m.   Welcoming Remarks

  • Susan Segal, President and CEO, AS/COA
  • Francisco N. González, CEO, ProMéxico

9:15 – 9:35 a.m.   Keynote Remarks 

  • Ildefonso Guajardo, Secretary of Economy

9:35 – 10:35 a.m.   Energy Outlook in Mexico

  • Ernesto Marcos, Founding Partner, Marcos y Asociados (moderator)
  • Ali Moshiri, President of Africa and Latin America Exploration and Production Company, Chevron
  • Juan Ignacio Rubiolo, President and CEO, AES Mexico

Questions for discussion: What are the opportunities for private-sector investment in the oil and gas sector? What are the challenges for Pemex under the budget adjustment and declining oil prices? What are the opportunities for Pemex and the private sector in the fourth phase of Round One?

10:35 – 11:30 a.m.   Status and Effects of the Reforms

  • Patricia Menéndez-Cambó, Vice President, Greenberg Traurig  (moderator)
  • Miguel Messmacher, Undersecretary for Revenues, Secretariat of Finance and Public Credit
  • Alejandra Palacios, Chairwoman, Mexican Federal Economic Competition Commission
  • Edgar Olvera, Coordinator of Technical Regulatory Projects, Secretariat of Communications and Transportation (invited)

Questions for discussion: What are the benefits of the reforms passed in 2012 that Mexico is witnessing already? What are the challenges in terms of transparency and strengthening institutions? How are the declining oil prices affecting Mexico’s economy? What is the Mexican government doing to promote competition in the telecommunications sector?

11:30 – 12:00 p.m.   Keynote Remarks

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.   Productivity and Growth

  • Juan Carlos Elorza, Director de Desarrollo Productivo y Financiero, CAF (moderator)
  • Donna Hrinak, President, Latin America and Caribbean, Boeing
  • Nicolas Amaya, VP and General Manager Breakfast and Snacks Latin America, Kellogg Company
  • Marcos Gunn, President Northern Latin America Region and COO Latin America Region, Chubb Group

Questions for discussion: How has turmoil in global markets spurred by global economic uncertainty affected Mexico? Why has Mexico's economic performance been so modest? What are the challenges for increasing productivity and reducing informality?

1:00 – 1:30 p.m.   Closing Session 

  • María Eugenia Casar, Executive Director, Mexican Agency for International Development Cooperation (Amexcid)

Speakers

Nicolas Amaya
Vice President and General Manager, Breakfast & Snacks, Latin America, Kellogg Company

Nicolas Amaya is the vice president and general manager of the Breakfast and Snacks Categories for Latin America at Kellogg. He is responsible for driving the strategic, planning and executional development of both categories across the region. Since the integration of the...

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Juan Carlos Elorza
Director of Productive and Financial Development, CAF Development Bank of Latin America

Juan Carlos Elorza is director for Productive and Financial Development at CAF – Development Bank of Latin America. He has developed an extensive professional record in subjects such as trade policy, economic integration, and negotiator of international treaties, both in the...

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Francisco González
CEO, ProMéxico

Francisco González is the CEO of ProMéxico. Previously, he served as ambassador of Mexico in Germany. González was also regional director for Europe, Middle East, and Africa of ProMéxico and commercial counselor for Germany, Central, and Eastern Europe of the National Bank of...

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Ildefonso Guajardo
Secretary of Economy, Mexico

Ildefonso Guajardo has been Mexico’s Secretary of Economy since 2012. He has previously held the posts of chief of the Executive Office of the Governorship of Nuevo León; technical secretary of Planning, Communication, and liaison with the Secretariat of Commerce and Industrial...

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Marcos Gunn
President Northern Latin America Region and COO Latin America Region, Chubb Group

Marcos Gunn is president of the Northern Latin America Region (which includes Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean) and chief operating officer of Latin America at Chubb Group. He is responsible for the execution and strategic development of the northern region and overall...

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Donna Hrinak
Latin America and Caribbean, Boeing Brazil

Donna Hrinak is corporate vice president at The Boeing Company and president of Boeing Latin America. With experience in both the private and public sectors, Donna Hrinak is an expert on doing business successfully in emerging markets. She has worked in highly regulated...

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Ernesto Marcos
Founding Partner, Marcos y Asociados

Ernesto Marcos is the founding partner of Marcos y Asociados, a financial and business development consultant specializing in the Mexican infrastructure and energy industry. He has served as member at the boards of a number of Mexican companies, as adjunct governor of the World...

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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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Miguel Messmacher
Undersecretary for Revenues, Secretariat of Finance and Public Credit

Miguel Messmacher is undersecretary for revenues at the Secretariat of Finance and Public Credit since December 2012. Previously, he was head of the Economic Planning Unit of Public Finance, chief advisor to the undersecretary of finance and public credit, director of investor...

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Ali Moshiri
President, Chevron Africa and Latin America Exploration and Production Company

Ali Moshiri is the president of Chevron Africa and Latin America Exploration and Production Company. He joined Chevron as a reservoir engineer and later as a drilling engineer. Moshiri became senior production engineer with supervisory responsibilities in the Gulf of Mexico in...

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Patricia Menéndez-Cambó
Vice Chair, Greenberg Traurig

Patricia Menéndez-Cambó is vice chair of Greenberg Traurig, LLP, where she primarily advises companies and private equity firms on the legal implementation of their business growth strategies throughout Europe, the United States, Latin America, and emerging markets around the...

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Alejandra Palacios
Chairwoman, Mexican Federal Economic Competition Commission

Alejandra Palacios was appointed chairwoman of the Mexican Federal Economic Competition Commission (COFECE) in September 2013 for a four-year term. Prior to her appointment to COFECE, she was the director of Good Governance Projects at the Mexican Institute for Competitiveness, a...

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Juan Ignacio Rubiolo
President and CEO, AES Mexico

Juan Ignacio Rubiolo is president and CEO of AES Mexico since May 2014. Rubiolo joined AES Corporation in 2001 in Argentina and has worked in different countries such as the Philippines, Panama, and the Dominican Republic, where he actively participated in the opening of the...

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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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