Mexico Automotive Summit 2017 - Program - Mexico Business Events (mbe)
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Mexico Automotive Summit 2017 - Program

08:00
Registration
8:30
Challenges and Opportunities in a new NAFTA Landscape
  1. Speaker
    Eduardo Solís
    Executive 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.

09:00
Mexico’s Road Toward Automotive Industry Leadership
  1. Moderator
    Mario Chacón
    Head of the Investment Promotion Unit for Global Businesses at ProMéxico
  2. Panelist
    Veronica Orendain
    Director General of Heavy and High Technology Industries at the Ministry of Economy
  3. Panelist
    Juan Carlos Pérez Rocha
    Country Head of Large Corporate for HSBC Mexico
  4. Panelist
    Eduardo Solís
    Executive 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.

10:00
Networking Coffee Break
10:20
Economic Outlook and Scenarios for the Mexican Automotive Industry
  1. Speaker
    Alexis Milo
    Chief 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.

10:50
Developing an R&D Future
  1. Moderator
    Juan Pizano
    Global Trade Advisory Services Partner at Deloitte Consulting Group
  2. Panelist
    Alejandro Rojo
    Director of the Research Center for Automotive Mechatronics at ITESM Toluca
  3. Panelist
    Salvador Lecona
    Deputy Director of the Graduate Program at CIDESI
  4. Panelist
    Jorge Vázquez
    Director of the Innovation, Research and Development Center for Continental Automotive México
  5. Panelist
    Jorge Barrero
    Partner 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.

11:40
Networking Coffee Break
12:00
Sales and the Aftermarket: an Ongoing Transformation
  1. Moderator
    Amelie Mossberg
    Commercial Director of Motors Classifieds for MercadoLibre México
  2. Panelist
    Oscar Albin
    Executive President of INA
  3. Panelist
    Gerardo Varela
    General Manager of ZF Services
  4. Panelist
    Ricardo Bustamante
    CEO and Founder of SICOP
  5. Panelist
    Federico de Noriega
    Partner 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.

13:00
Networking Lunch
14:20
STREAMLINING PROCESSES THROUGH LOGISTICS INNOVATION
  1. Speaker
    Jochen Freese
    COO of Hellmann Worldwide Logistics
14:40
Enhanced Competitiveness Through Supply Chain Integration
  1. Moderator
    Manuel Nieblas
    Partner and Manufacturing Industry Leader at Deloitte Mexico
  2. Panelist
    Rafael Funes
    Executive Chairman of LOVIS and President of LOVIS Mexico
  3. Panelist
    Alejandro Marines
    Director General of GEFCO México
  4. Panelist
    Martín Rosales
    President 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.

15:30
Networking Coffee Break
15:50
Collaborative Robots in the Industry
  1. Speaker
    Manuel Sordo
    General Manager Latin America of Universal Robots
16:00
Industry 4.0: The Revolution Advances
  1. Moderator
    Alejandro Salas
    Senior Industry Analyst & Journalist of Mexico Automotive Review
  2. Panelist
    Manuel Sordo
    General Manager, LATAM of Universal Robots
  3. Panelist
    Víctor Fuentes
    Director General of Mexico and Latin America at Mitsubishi Electric Automation
  4. Panelist
    Arturo Zavala
    National Sales Manager of Carl Zeiss de México
  5. Panelist
    Raul Meyer
    Partner 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.

17:00
The Vehicle of Tomorrow
  1. Speaker
    Torben Eckardt
    Director 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.

17:30
Networking Cocktail

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 2019. 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.

Register today and join us on September 11, 2019

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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