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

Conference: 9:00 a.m. to 2:45 p.m....

Palacio Nacional
Plaza de la Constitución S/N, Centro, Cuauhtémoc, 06066
Mexico City
Mexico
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2017 Latin American Cities Conferences: Mexico City

AS/COA will hold its annual conference in Mexico City, Mexico, on Tuesday, May 23, 2017.

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

Conference: 9:00 a.m. to 2:45 p.m....

Palacio Nacional
Plaza de la Constitución S/N, Centro, Cuauhtémoc, 06066
Mexico City
Mexico
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Overview

MEXICO AND NORTH AMERICA: A GLOBAL POWERHOUSE

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Mexico, the United States, and Canada make up one of the most competitive regions in the world. The three economies have become tightly integrated since the adoption of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), making relations between the three countries more important than ever. Since NAFTA’s conception, North American integration has allowed the three countries to compete in global markets, accounting for 12 percent of world trade, 28 percent of global GDP, and 26 percent of the world's foreign direct investment flows.

The region has the potential to continue to show strong leadership, however. As its three heads of state have said, NAFTA would benefit from modernization, and future talks present an opportunity to include and update provisions that generate economic prosperity throughout the North America region while strengthening trilateral ties.

For its tenth consecutive year, Americas Society /Council of the Americas (AS/COA) will bring its Latin American Cities Conference to Mexico City. AS/COA, in collaboration with the Secretariat of Foreign Affairs (SRE) invites you to participate in this year’s conference, which will bring together senior leaders from the private sector and high-level government officials to discuss the opportunities and challenges for North American integration.

Confirmed Speakers:

  • Luis Videgaray, Secretary, Secretariat of Foreign Affairs @LVidegaray @SRE_mx
  • Chrystia Freeland, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Global Affairs Canada @cafreeland @CanadaFP
  • José Antonio Meade, Secretary, Secretariat of Finance and Public Credit @JoseAMeadeK @SHCP_mx (Download his presentation.)
  • Ildefonso Guajardo Villarreal, Secretary, Secretariat of Economy @ildefonsogv @SE_mx
  • Juan Andrade, Executive Vice President of Chubb Group and President, Overseas General Insurance, Chubb @Chubb
  • Juan Pablo Castañon, President, Consejo Coordinador Empresarial (CCE) @jpcastanon
  • Juan Pablo del Valle, Chairman, Mexichem @JuanPdelvalle
  • Yosbel Ibarra Co-Managing Shareholder Miami office, and Co-Chair of the Latin American and Iberian Practice, Greenberg Traurig @GT_Law
  • Moisés R. Kalach, Director, Foreign Trade Strategic Advisory Board, Consejo Coordinador Empresarial (CCE) @moikaba @cceoficialmx
  • Eric Lee, Energy Strategist, Commodities Research, Citigroup @Citi
  • Patrick J. Ottensmeyer, President and CEO, Kansas City Southern
  • Brian Porter, CEO, Scotiabank @scotiabank
  • Carlos Manuel Rodríguez, Mexico Bureau Chief, Bloomberg News @carlos_rgz
  • Juan Ignacio Rubiolo, President and CEO, AES México @TheAESCorp
  • Carlos Manuel Sada Solana, Undersecretary for North America, Secretariat of Foreign Affairs @CarlosMSada @SRE_mx
  • Oscar Schmidt, Executive Vice President, CEO-Latin America, MetLife @MetLife
  • Susan Segal, President and CEO, Americas Society/Council of the Americas @s_segal (Read her remarks.)
  • Jaime José Serra Puche, Founder and President, SAI Derecho & Economía
  • Blanca Treviño, President and CEO, Softtek @SofttekMX
  • Brian Winter, Editor-in-Chief, Americas Quarterly; Vice President of Policy, Americas Society/Council of the Americas @BrazilBrian

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

Event Information: Adán Toledo | atoledo@as-coa.org | 1-212-277-8387
Sponsorship Opportunities: Ana Calderon | acalderon@as-coa.org | 1-212-277-8358
COA Corporate Membership: Mila Fontana | mfontana@as-coa.org | 1-212-277-8331
Note: To view a list of COA corporate members, please click here.
AS Individual Membership: Felipe Marin | fmarin@as-coa.org | 1-212-277-8342
Press Inquiries: mediarelations@as-coa.org

 

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Agenda

Agenda

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Note: All times are in local Mexico City time (GMT -5), one hour behind Eastern Time.

9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.   Opening Remarks

  • Susan Segal, President & CEO, AS/COA
  • Carlos Sada Solana, Undersecretary for North America, Secretariat of Foreign Affairs

9:45 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.   A Conversation on North American Relations

  • Susan Segal, President and CEO, AS/COA
  • Brian Porter, President and CEO, Scotiabank

10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.   Keynote Speaker

  • Ildefonso Guajardo, Secretary, Secretariat of the Economy 

11:00  a.m. – 11:45  a.m.   A Dialogue on Strategic Issues in the North American Partnership

  • Luis Videgaray, Secretary, Secretariat of Foreign Affairs
  • Chrystia Freeland, Minister, Department of Global Affairs Canada
  • Jaime José Serra Puche, Founder and President, SAI Derecho & Economía (moderator)

11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.   A Conversation on the Future of NAFTA

  • Moisés R. Kalach, Director of the Strategic Council of International Negotiations, Consejo Coordinador Empresarial 
  • Patrick Ottensmeyer, President and CEO, Kansas City Southern 
  • Brian Winter, Editor-in-Chief, Americas Quarterly; Vice President of Policy, Americas Society/Council of the Americas (moderator)

12:30 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.   The New North American Reality

  • Juan Andrade, Executive Vice President of Chubb Group and President, Overseas General Insurance, Chubb 
  • Blanca Treviño, CEO, Softtek 
  • Juan Pablo Castañon, President, Consejo Coordinador Empresarial (CCE) 
  • Yosbel Ibarra, Co-Managing Shareholder Miami office, and Co-Chair of the Latin American and Iberian Practice, Greenberg Traurig (moderator)

1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.   Toward Hemispheric Energy Integration

  • Eric Lee, Energy Strategist, Commodities Research, Citigroup 
  • Juan Ignacio Rubiolo, President and CEO, AES Mexico
  • Juan Pablo del Valle, Chairman, Mexichem
  • Carlos Manuel Rodríguez, Bloomberg (moderator)

2:15 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.   Closing remarks 

  • Oscar Schmidt, Executive Vice President, CEO Latin America, MetLife (introduction)
  • José Antonio Meade, Secretary, Secretariat of Finance & Public Credit

Speakers

Luis Videgaray Caso
Secretary, Secretariat of Foreign Affairs

Luis Videgaray Caso has been Secretary of Foreign Affairs since January 2017. He previously served as Secretary of Finance and Public Credit, role in which he managed the federal government’s economic policy in financial, fiscal, expenditure, revenues, and public debt matters...

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Chrystia Freeland
Minister of Foreign Affairs, Global Affairs Canada

Chrystia Freeland was appointed Canada's Minister of Foreign Affairs in January 2017. Freeland was first elected as the member of parliament for Toronto Centre in November 2013 and then re-elected in October 2015 as the member of parliament for University–Rosedale. From 2015 to...

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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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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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Juan Andrade
Executive Vice President of Chubb Group and President, Overseas General Insurance, Chubb

Juan Andrade is executive vice president of Chubb Group and president of Overseas General Insurance. Andrade has executive operating responsibility for Chubb’s general insurance business across 54 countries outside of North America. Prior to ACE’s acquisition of Chubb in January...

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Juan Pablo Castañon
President, Consejo Coordinador Empresarial (CCE)

Juan Pablo Castañon was elected president of the Business Coordinating Council (CCE) in December of 2015. Throughout his professional career he has been part of various business organizations for more than three decades. He participated for more than 25 years in the Confederation...

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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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Yosbel A. Ibarra
Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Yosbel A. Ibarra is shareholder for Greenberg Traurig. He advises clients on complex business transactions, including acquisitions, joint ventures and financing transactions. Yosbel has represented U.S., European and Latin American clients on M&A, private equity and venture...

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Patrick J. Ottensmeyer
President and CEO, Kansas City Southern

Patrick J. Ottensmeyer has been the president and director of Kansas City Southern (KCS) since March 2015 and its chief executive officer since July 2016. He has held senior positions since joining KCS in 2006, including executive vice president of sales and marketing, chief...

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Brian Porter
President and CEO, Scotiabank

Brian Porter has been president and chief executive officer of Scotiabank since November 2013. He joined Scotiabank in 1981, and has held several senior positions across the bank, including executive roles with Global Banking and Markets, Global Risk Management, Group Treasury...

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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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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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Carlos Manuel Sada Solana
Undersecretary for North America, Secretariat of Foreign Affairs

Carlos Manuel Sada Solana was appointed Undersecretary for North America at the Secretariat of Foreign Affairs of Mexico in January 2017. He served as Ambassador of Mexico to the United States from May 2016 to January 2017. Undersecretary Sada previously served as consul general...

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Oscar Schmidt
Executive Vice President, CEO of Latin America, MetLife

Oscar Schmidt is the executive vice president and CEO of Latin America of MetLife Inc. As CEO, Schmidt is responsible for MetLife’s operations in Latin America. Schmidt played a leading role in the execution of the Alico acquisition in 2010, the largest transaction in MetLife’s...

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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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Jaime José Serra Puche
Founder and President, SAI Derecho & Economía

Jaime José Serra Puche is founder and president of SAI Derecho & Economía. He is a member of the Board of Directors of BBVA Bancomer and of four publicly listed companies: Fondo México, Tenaris, Vitro and Alpek. Within the Mexican government, he served as undersecretary 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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Brian Winter
Editor-in-Chief, Americas Quarterly; Vice President of Policy, Americas Society/Council of the Americas

Brian Winter is editor-in-chief of Americas Quarterly and the vice president for policy at Americas Society/Council of the Americas. A best-selling author, analyst, and speaker, he has been living and breathing Latin American politics for the past 20 years. Winter spent a decade...

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