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Mexico Infrastructure & Sustainability Summit 2017 Program

DAY 1 - NOVEMBER 21
07:30
Registration
08:30
Putting the Environment First
  1. Speaker
    Martha Garcíarivas
    Deputy Minister of Environmental Protection Management at SEMARNAT
09:15
How Can Mexico Power Its Cities Sustainably?
  1. Moderator
    Guillermo Bilbao
    Director of PA Consulting
  2. Panelist
    Marcelino Madrigal
    Commissioner at the Energy Regulatory Commission (CRE)
  3. Panelist
    Santiago Creuheras
    Director General of Energy Efficiency and Sustainability at the Ministry of Energy (SENER)

Increasingly lower costs for photovoltaic (PV) components are piquing the interest of residential and commercial users, who are beginning to see the benefits of installing solar systems to cover part or all of their energy needs. Although distributed generation already exists in Mexico, it still represents a negligible share of the total installed capacity in the country. This panel will ask how we will be able to power these megacities with renewable energy.

10:15
Networking Coffee Break
10:45
NAICM: State of the Project and Urban Regeneration
  1. Speaker
    Ricardo Dueñas Espriu
    CFO of Grupo Aeroportuario de la Ciudad de México (GACM)

The New Mexico City International Airport will be the project of the century and is inspiring hope throughout the entire infrastructure industry. The country’s need for a larger, state-of- the-art airport will be fulfilled with this 667,000m 2 , 100-percent sustainable masterpiece.

11:15
NAICM: State of the Project and Urban Regeneration
  1. Moderator
    Juan Torres Landa
    Partner at Hogan Lovells Mexico
  2. Panelist
    Joseph Woodard
    Head of Contracts and Procurement at Parsons
  3. Panelist
    Jacobo García
    Senior Specialist in Policies of Integrity and Public Purchasing at OECD
  4. Panelist
    Alicia Silva
    Director and Founder of Revitaliza Consultores
  5. Panelist
    Héctor Ovalle
    President of COCONAL
  6. Panelist
    Eduardo Andrade
    Director of Sacyr Mexico
12:15
Networking Coffee Break
12:45
What is Preventing Mexico From Being an Integrated Logistics Hub?
  1. Speaker
    José Zozaya
    President of Kansas City Southern Mexico (KCSM)

The NIP focuses on making Mexico a world-class logistics hub and three years into the plan, there are many projects left to accomplish. The construction of several critical roads has been delayed due to issues with land rights and inflating prices. The addition of unsolicited proposals into the PPP Law has sparked interest but there are many areas of opportunity in the framework. This panel will discuss the steps Mexico must take to become an integrated logistics hub.

13:00
Creating Disruptive Mobility Solutions
  1. Speaker
    Diana Muñozcano
    CIO of Grupo Indi
13:30
Networking Lunch Break
15:00
Technology and the Development of Smart Cities
  1. Moderator
    Bertha Ordaz
    Partner at Jones Day
  2. Panelist
    Roberto Martínez
    Center Director at OECD in Mexico for América Latina
  3. Panelist
    Roberto Calvet
    Director General of AECOM
  4. Panelist
    Jorge Gálvez
    Director of Product Specialists and Cloud Solutions at Oracle Mexico

The integration of the Internet of Things (IoT) throughout the infrastructure industry has optimized services and project results. Large population densities make the development of Smart Cities even more challenging and if more than 90 percent of the country’s population is expected to live in cities by 2050, the public and private sector must work together to create the right solutions, and fast.

16:45
Networking Cocktail
DAY 2 - NOVEMBER 22
07:30
Registration
08:30
Role of Cities in Mexico’s Sustainable Development Strategy
  1. Speaker
    Carlos Méndez
    National Vice President of Strategic Projects at CMIC

Cities have the power to boost or slow down the economic development of a country. This presentation will highlight Mexico City’s housing and urban development priorities for 2018. The new Housing and Human Settlements Law will help guide development, but with challenges along the way.

09:15
Mixed Use for Better City Planning
  1. Moderator
    Juan Bernardo García
    Partner at Baker & McKenzie
  2. Panelist
    Eduardo Orozco
    Managing Director Latin America of Greystar
  3. Panelist
    Agustín Sarasola
    Director General Mayakoba at OHL Desarrollos
  4. Panelist
    Jimmy Arakanji
    Co-Founder & Co-CEO of Thor Urbana
  5. Panelist
    Javier Lomelín
    CEO Latinoamérica at Colliers International

Mexico’s commercial real estate boom helped boost the economy throughout 2016 but 2017 will test the sector’s strength and endurance. To ensure sustainable growth, developers and the public sector must work closely together to foster the development of cities. Mixed-use developments reduce risk by combining shopping malls, offices and residential buildings in one place but if not planned correctly, these could form economic islands within cities.

10:15
Networking Coffee Break
10:45
The Challenge with Water in Facts and Figures
  1. Speaker
    Ramón Aguirre
    Director General of SACMEX

Mexico’s water crisis is no secret and is a growing problem for its cities. This presentation will pull the audience into the challenges the country will face in the coming years and how it will impact the entire infrastructure industry. This is something all sectors share and must solve together.

11:15
Sustainable Water Management Solutions for Mexico
  1. Moderator
    Ramón Aguirre
    Director General of SACMEX
  2. Panelist
    Javier Arce
    Director of Development at Hoteles City
  3. Panelist
    Judith Maas
    Deputy Head of Mission at Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Mexico
  4. Panelist
    Iñaki Echeverria
    Architect and Urbanist at Iñaki Echeverria

Mexico’s outdated water infrastructure must be revamped but various CONAGUA projects, such as the Zapotillo Dam, have been on hold for over a year. Developing new infrastructure to efficiently distribute the blue gold across the nation is essential sooner rather than later due to the political upheaval caused by changing presidential terms.

12:15
Networking Coffee Break
12:45
The Road Toward Integrated Mobility
  1. Moderator
    Marco Priego
    Director of Urban Mobility at WRI México
  2. Panelist
    Enrique Villanueva
    Development Director of Pulso Inmobiliario
  3. Panelist
    Alfonso Vélez
    Director General of Autotraffic
  4. Panelist
    Erika Kulpa
    Chief of Programming at the Ministry of Mobility

Apart from Mexico City, Queretaro, Guadalajara, Monterrey and Puebla are cities that are expanding at exponential rates. This panel discusses how these burgeoning cities must learn from the mistakes of the capital to ensure they flourish in an orderly and inclusive manner. Mobility is a priority and developing efficient mass transport systems will be the main challenge Mexico’s cities will face.

13:30
Networking Lunch Break
15:00
Laboratorio Para la Ciudad: Creativity in Urban Planning and City Development
  1. Speaker
    Gabriella Gomez-Mont
    Founder at Laboratorio Para la Ciudad

Innovation and Creativity could be the industry’s answer to breaching its infrastructure gap. Mexico currently ranks 58 in the World Innovation Index and three in Latin America. This TEDtalk style presentation will inspire decision makers to view things from a different perspective and invest in finding alternative solutions to the country’s pressing infrastructure needs.

15:30
The Infrastructure Debate: Lack of Funding or Lack of Projects
  1. Moderator
    Mario Maldonado
    Columnist at El Universal
  2. Panelist
    Sergio Forte
    Executive Director General of Investor Relations for Banobras
  3. Panelist
    Rafael Trejo
    Deputy Director of Structured Instruments of the Investments Division at Afore XXI Banorte
  4. Panelist
    Santiago Ortiz
    Director General of GBM Infraestructura
  5. Panelist
    Othón Pérez
    Associate, Business Development at FOA Consulting

As of 2017, many of the projects in the National Infrastructure Plan have been either postponed or cancelled due to various cutbacks in the federal budget. The private sector has filled in some of the financing gaps but industry players have different opinions as to why the sector is not moving as fast as it should. Is there a lack of funding available for infrastructure development or is it that there is a lack of viable projects to construct?

Be among the key stakeholders who will be sharing their expertise and ambitions with the top-level audience of Mexico Infrastructure and Sustainability Summit. This conference will bring together the most influential business and political leaders in the Mexican infrastructure sector, including the interviewees featured in Mexico Infrastructure Review 2018. 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 November 14, 2018

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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