Mexico Automotive Summit brings together the most influential business and political leaders in the Mexican automotive industry, including the interviewees featured in Mexico Automotive Review 2021. Register now or risk missing this opportunity to get the inside perspective and network with the industry’s main stakeholders at this high-profile conference and networking event.
Mexico Automotive Summit 2017 - Program
- SpeakerEduardo SolísExecutive President of AMIA
NAFTA’s renegotiation has revived the uncertainty Mexico lived during the second half of 2016. The US’ keeps threatening to leave the treaty or tampering with rules of origin without taking into consideration the voices of automotive companies not only in Mexico but in the entire NAFTA region. Mexico Automotive Summit’s introductory presentation will give an insight on what the future looks like for Mexico in the international trade scene.
- ModeratorMario ChacónHead of the Investment Promotion Unit for Global Businesses at ProMéxico
- PanelistVeronica OrendainDirector General of Heavy and High Technology Industries at the Ministry of Economy
- PanelistJuan Carlos Pérez RochaCountry Head of Large Corporate for HSBC Mexico
- PanelistEduardo SolísExecutive President of AMIA
In Mexico Automotive Summit’s introductory panel, leading voices from the public and private sector will discuss the country’s best opportunities to remain a competitive investment destination as an automotive hub. Areas of opportunity such as talent, supply chain development and infrastructure will be addressed, along with the potential Mexico has to grow amid NAFTA negotiations.
- SpeakerAlexis MiloChief Economist for Mexico at HSBC
In this presentation from HSBC’s Chief Economist for Mexico, the country’s economic position will be analyzed according to the current economic and political challenges Mexico faces from a macroeconomic perspective. Different scenarios are presented according to the development of Mexico’s economy, together with the role that the automotive sector will play in the country’s growth.
- ModeratorJuan PizanoGlobal Trade Advisory Services Partner at Deloitte Consulting Group
- PanelistAlejandro RojoDirector of the Research Center for Automotive Mechatronics at ITESM Toluca
- PanelistSalvador LeconaDeputy Director of the Graduate Program at CIDESI
- PanelistJorge VázquezDirector of the Innovation, Research and Development Center for Continental Automotive México
- PanelistJorge BarreroPartner and Lawyer at Santamarina + Steta
This panel focuses on Mexico’s opportunities to improve its position as a low-cost manufacturing hub and to reach the standard of an R&D and engineering destination. Representatives of the public and private sectors will participate, along with academia. Talent development will be a key component in the discussion, along with the potential for Mexico to attract more investment related to engineering and advanced manufacturing activities.
- ModeratorAmelie MossbergCommercial Director of Motors Classifieds for MercadoLibre México
- PanelistOscar AlbinExecutive President of INA
- PanelistGerardo VarelaGeneral Manager of ZF Services
- PanelistRicardo BustamanteCEO and Founder of SICOP
- PanelistFederico de NoriegaPartner at Hogan Lovells BSTL
Digitalization has become a disruptor not only in vehicle sales but also in the aftermarket. Companies must embrace new marketing and sales strategies to remain competitive in a now digital-based segment. This panel focuses on this transition and how companies are embracing digitalization and including it in their growth projections. Risks and opportunities are discussed, as well as the changes that NAFTA negotiations will bring to the online market.
- SpeakerJochen FreeseCOO of Hellmann Worldwide Logistics
- ModeratorManuel NieblasPartner and Manufacturing Industry Leader at Deloitte Mexico
- PanelistRafael FunesExecutive Chairman of LOVIS and President of LOVIS Mexico
- PanelistAlejandro MarinesDirector General of GEFCO México
- PanelistMartín RosalesPresident and Managing Director of Goodyear México
The need for efficiency and reduced downtime has forced suppliers to form an integrated network that can address the needs of other suppliers and OEMs timely and effectively. In this panel, members of the automotive supply chain and logistics partners will share their vision on how process and technology must change to deliver components following just-in-time and just-in-sequence standards.
- SpeakerManuel SordoGeneral Manager Latin America of Universal Robots
- ModeratorAlejandro SalasSenior Industry Analyst & Journalist of Mexico Automotive Review
- PanelistManuel SordoGeneral Manager, LATAM of Universal Robots
- PanelistVíctor FuentesDirector General of Mexico and Latin America at Mitsubishi Electric Automation
- PanelistArturo ZavalaNational Sales Manager of Carl Zeiss de México
- PanelistRaul MeyerPartner Automotive Industry at EY Mexico’s Automotive Center
Mexico can no longer survive as a manufacturing hub relying only on its cheap labor advantages. The automotive industry is spearheading the change toward Industry 4.0 practices and local companies must adapt. In this panel, technology-equipment providers share their insights on Mexico’s readiness to embrace advanced manufacturing standards and the risks these changes could bring to a labor-intensive market.
- SpeakerTorben EckardtDirector General of Volvo Car México
Electrification, autonomy and other technology developments are changing the way in which OEMs approach their design process for new vehicles. In the final presentation of Mexico Automotive Summit 2017, the Director General of Volvo Car México will share his perspective on how vehicles will change to incorporate new global trends. The role of both OEMs and suppliers will be analyzed, as well as the importance of collaboration between technology developers.
Our Networking Cocktails are a must for C-level professionals who want to expand their business, improve their contacts or who simply want to gain insights from other key stakeholders in their industry. By invitation only, these exclusive events provide enhanced networking and put you in front of the people and businesses that matter to you. Organized around specific topics and themes, our intimate Networking Cocktails are a value-added opportunity to discuss the latest trends and strategies impacting your sector.
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