11 am to 3 pm ET
10 am to 2 pm CDMX

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2020 Latin American Cities Conferences: Mexico City

The virtual conference featured an interview with Mexico's finance minister, as well as discussions with other officials and private-sector executives.

11 am to 3 pm ET
10 am to 2 pm CDMX

Live Broadcast
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Mexico: Opportunities for Investment and Economic Recovery

Join AS/COA and the Ministry of Finance as we host our twelfth annual Latin American Cities Mexico Conference. This year’s virtual conference will bring together leaders from the private and public sectors to discuss the government’s plan to boost economic activity and the role of foreign investment in the country’s recovery. 

In addition to panel conversations with representatives from the private sector, the conference will feature remarks from Arturo Herrera, secretary of Finance and Public Credit, and other senior-level government officials. 

Mexico, the United States’ top trading partner in 2019, is uniquely positioned to attract investors and further integration with its North American partners at a time when supply chains are globally challenged by the COVID-19 crisis. How can the country build back its economy so that it is stronger, more inclusive, and more resilient than before the pandemic?

México: Oportunidades de inversión y reactivación económica

AS/COA, en colaboración con la Secretaría de Hacienda y Crédito Público, realizará su decimo segunda conferencia anual sobre México como parte de su serie de conferencias Latin American Cities. En esta conferencia, que se realizará de forma virtual, se darán cita funcionarios públicos y líderes del sector privado para discutir el plan del gobierno para impulsar la actividad económica y el papel de la inversión privada en la reactivación del país.

Además de conversaciones con representantes del sector privado, la conferencia contará con la participación de Arturo Herrera, Secretario de Hacienda y Crédito Público, y otros altos funcionarios.

México, el principal socio comercial de Estados Unidos en 2019, se encuentra en una posición única para atraer inversiones y lograr una mayor integración con sus socios norteamericanos en un contexto en el que las cadenas de valor se ven desafiadas a nivel mundial por la crisis del COVID-19. ¿Cómo puede México reactivar su economía para volverse más inclusiva, sustentable y sólida que antes de la pandemia?

Follow the conversation on Twitter: @ASCOA | #mxASCOA

Confirmed speakers:

  • Arturo Herrera Gutiérrez, Minister of Finance and Public Credit @ArturoHerrera_G
  • Ernesto Acevedo, Deputy Minister for Industry, Commerce and Competitiveness, Ministry of the Economy @SE_mx
  • Gabriel Yorio, Deputy Finance Minister @GabrielYorio
  • Sofía Belmar, SVP and General Manager México, MetLife @sofiabelmar
  • Katia Bouazza, Vice Chair, Capital Markets, Americas, HSBC
  • Nur Cristiani, Head of Mexico Equity Research & Strategy, J.P. Morgan
  • Abby Daniell, Senior Manager Latin America, Canada & Caribbean Regions, Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Antonio del Valle, President, Consejo Mexicano de Negocios (CMN) @AdelValleP
  • Alberto Gómez, Director for Economic Studies, Citibanamex
  • Tania Ortiz Mena, CEO, IEnova
  • Blanca Treviño, President and CEO, Softtek
  • Juan Pablo Spinetto, Managing Editor for Economics & Government in Latin America, Bloomberg News @JPSpinetto
  • Hugo F. Villegas, President, Latin America, Medtronic
  • Susan Segal, President and CEO, Americas Society/Council of the Americas @s_segal

Event Information: Ernesto Aguilar | eaguilar@as-coa.org | 1-212-277-8393
Sponsorship Opportunities: Ana Calderon | acalderon@as-coa.org | 1-212-277-8358
Individual Membership Information: Sarah Bons | sbons@as-coa.org | 1-212-277-8375
COA Corporate Membership: Mila Fontana | mfontana@as-coa.org | 1-212-277-8331
Note: View a list of COA corporate members.
Press Inquiries: mediarelations@as-coa.org


Baje un PDF de la agenda.

Horario Ciudad de México.

10:00 – 10:05 am Palabras de Bienvenida

  • Susan Segal, Presidenta y CEO, Americas Society/Council of the Americas

10:05 – 11:00 am Entrevista: Estrategias en México para una recuperación económica

  • Arturo Herrera, Secretario de Hacienda y Crédito Público
  • Susan Segal, Presidenta y CEO, Americas Society/Council of the Americas (entrevistadora)

11:00 am – 12:00 pm Panel de Oportunidades de inversión en México

  • Hugo Villegas, President, Latin America, Medtronic
  • Tania Ortiz, Directora General, IEnova
  • Abby Daniell, Senior Manager, Regiones de América Latina, Canadá y el Caribe, Amazon Web Services
  • Nur Cristiani, Mexico Equity Strategist, J.P. Morgan (moderadora)

12:00 – 12:30 pm Entrevista

  • Ernesto Acevedo, Subsecretario de Industria, Comercio y Competitividad, Secretaría de Economía
  • Alberto Gómez, Director para Estudios Económicos, Citibanamex

12:30 – 1:30 pm Repuntando el crecimiento de Mexico hacia uno más sostenible

  • Gabriel Yorio, Subsecretario de Hacienda
  • Blanca Treviño, Presidenta y Directora General, Softtek
  • Sofía Belmar, Directora General, MetLife México
  • Juan Pablo Spinetto, Director Editorial de Economía y Gobierno para América Latina, Bloomberg News (moderador)

1:30 – 2:00 pm Entrevista

  • Antonio del Valle, Presidente, Consejo Mexicano de Negocios (CMN)
  • Katia Bouazza, Vice Chair, HSBC


Arturo Herrera Gutiérrez
Finance and Public Credit Minister of Mexico

Arturo Herrera Gutiérrez was appointed finance minister in July 2019, after serving as deputy finance minister and deputy minister for revenue since December 2018. Throughout his professional career he’s also held positions at the World Bank, in private banking, and the City...

Ernesto Acevedo Fernández
Deputy Minister for Industry, Commerce, and Competitiveness, Economy Ministry of Mexico

Ernesto Acevedo Fernández has served as the undersecretary of industry, commerce, and competitiveness in Mexico’s Economy Ministry since December 2018. He has a professional career spanning over 20 years and is an expert in various economic and financial areas. Acevedo’s held...

Gabriel Yorio González
Deputy Finance Minister of Mexico

Gabriel Yorio González, prior to becoming deputy finance minister, served as head of the Public Credit Unit and was in charge of the International Finance Affairs Unit from December 2018 to August 2019. Throughout his professional career, he has held positions at the World Bank...

Sofía Belmar Berumen
Senior Vice President and Country Manager, Metlife Mexico

Sofía Belmar Berumen is the country manager of MetLife Mexico. She currently chairs the Board of Directors of MetLife Mexico, MetLife Pensiones Mexico, MetLife Mas and MetLife Mexico Foundation Board. She started her career at MetLife in 2010 as vice president of marketing, also...

Katia Bouazza
Vice Chair, Capital Markets, Americas, HSBC

Katia Bouazza is the vice chair of capital markets for the Americas at HSBC. Previously, she was the head of global banking for Latin America, leading HSBC’s client coverage across all sectors, as well as the origination and execution of financing solutions for the region. Under...

Nur Cristiani
Head of Mexico Equity Research & Strategy, J.P. Morgan

Nur Cristiani is J.P. Morgan's Mexico equity strategist. Prior to J.P. Morgan, she worked at Credit Suisse where she was Emerging Market strategist for the on-shore private bank, with a particular focus on Mexican equities and fixed income. Previously, Cristiani was at BBVA for...

Abby Daniell
Senior Manager, Latin America, Canada, and Caribbean Regions, World-Wide Public Sector, Amazon Web Services

Abby Daniell, as the Latin America, Canada and Caribbean programs team manager at Amazon Web Services (AWS), is the executive responsible for implementing education, workforce development, diversity and inclusion, disaster prevention, cybersecurity, and other programs in the...

Antonio del Valle Perochena
President, Consejo Mexicano de Negocios (CMN); Chairman of the Board, Grupo Kaluz

Antonio del Valle Perochena is the chairman of the Board of Directors of Kaluz, S.A. de C.V. since September 1, 2013 (holding company of Mexichem, S.A.B. and Elementia, S.A.B. de C.V.), as well as the chairman of the Board of Grupo Financiero Ve por Mas, S.A. de C.V. (BX +). Also...

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...

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...

Juan Pablo Spinetto
Managing Editor for Economics & Government in Latin America, Bloomberg

Juan Pablo Spinetto is a business journalist with a 15-year-career at Bloomberg News, currently working as the company’s managing editor for economics and government in Latin America. As such, he is responsible for Bloomberg’s coverage of the region’s economics and politics...

Hugo F. Villegas
President of Latin America, Medtronic

Hugo F. Villegas has been president of Latin America for Medtronic since January 2015. He is responsible for the operations and business performance of the region with commercial operations in more than 35 countries. Villegas began his 28-year career in sales for Johnson &...

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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