Mexico Infrastructure & Sustainability Summit 2018 - Mexico Business Events (mbe)

Mexico Infrastructure & Sustainability Summit 2018

Resilient Policies & Partnerships for Infrastructure Development
  1. Speaker
    Jorge Wolpert
    Director General of the National Housing Commission (CONAVI)

2018 will mark the end of Peña Nieto’s presidential term and at the end of the year López Obrador will take on the challenge of boosting the country’s infrastructure development. This presentation will discuss the importance of infrastructure investment in order to boost the economic development of the entire country.

How Should Mexico Fund its Transport Financing Gap?
  1. Moderator
    Leopoldo Zambonino
    Director General of MEXTYPSA
  2. Panelist
    Luis de la Peña
    Financial Director of ROADIS
  3. Panelist
    Felipe Duarte
    Executive Director General of Infrastructure and Energy at Grupo Financiero Banorte
  4. Panelist
    Enrique Alonso
    Director General of Sacyr Ingeniería e Infraestructuras México
  5. Panelist
    Ignacio García de Presno
    Lead Partner – Global Infrastructure and Projects Group, KPMG in Mexico

Mexico’s infrastructure competitiveness ranking has dropped from 57 to 62, with the ranking of its railroad, port and air transport infrastructure suffering the most. With low federal budgets, there are many projects yet to be completed and as a result the government began creating new financial vehicles and structures to boost investment. This panel will bring topics such as Right of Way, PPPs and regulatory framework issues to the table to create solutions that will help boost Mexico’s transport infrastructure.

Networking Coffee Break
Can Real Estate Transform Mexico’s Secondary Cities?
  1. Moderator
    Javier Valencia
    Executive Vice President and Co-Founder of the Mexican Institute of Sustainable Smart Cities (IMCISS)
  2. Panelist
    Juan Manuel Ramírez
    Executive Director of Operations of LOMA Desarrollos
  3. Panelist
    Mauricio Ceballos
    Director of Fernando Romero Enterprise
  4. Panelist
    Carlos del Río
    Partner at Creel, García-Cuéllar, Aiza y Enríquez
  5. Panelist
    Jack Levy
    Founder and CEO of Grupo VEQ

During election year, public infrastructure is known to take a back seat while the new administration develops its National Infrastructure Plan. During this time, many companies look to diversify and develop projects for the private sector, especially real estate. Monterrey, Guadalajara, Mexico City and Queretaro have grown substantially in terms of real estate, but what about emerging cities such as Merida and Tijuana. What role and responsibility do developers have in creating new economic hubs and what role will the decentralization of government entity offices play?

Disseminating IoT and How Mexico Can Create Sustainable Cities
  1. Moderator
    Edgar Anaya
    Partner at Anaya Abogados
  2. Panelist
    Alberto Marín
    Technical Director at Schindler México
  3. Panelist
    John Donoghue
    CEO of National Fiber Networks
  4. Panelist
    Baltazar Rodriguez
    Senior Architect, Blockchain Engagement Leader at IBM Blockchain
  5. Panelist
    Luis Rubio
    Partner at Holland & Knight
  6. Panelist
    Jorge Martínez
    Director General of Zacua and COPEMSA

Smart Cities and IoT are buzzwords taking over the infrastructure industry. The challenge lies in adapting the technology to Mexico’s policies, infrastructure and most importantly budgets. The Telecommunications Reform and the Shared Network will provide the country with the backbone for connectivity, but how can real estate developers, technology providers and infrastructure developers work together to not only create smarter buildings and assets in Mexico, but keep them safe? 

Networking Coffee Break
How Can Real Estate and Infrastructure Development Make Mexico’s Cities More Livable?
  1. Moderator
    Adriana Lobo
    Director General of WRI Mexico
  2. Panelist
    Eduardo Orozco
    Founder and Director of MDL
  3. Panelist
    Mariana Orozco Camacho
    Director General of CityEs!
  4. Panelist
    Maximiliano Zurita
    Director General of CAF Mexico
  5. Panelist
    Mauricio Cobo
    Former Minister of Mobility of the Municipality of Queretaro

"People make cities, and it is to them, not buildings that we must fit our plans" - Jane Jacobs. The exponential growth of Mexico’s cities has many side effects on citizens. Traffic, expensive housing, pollution and insecurity are some of the issues impacting the quality of life throughout the country. How can urbanists, water and waste infrastructure, real estate developers, transport infrastructure and governments create viable solutions for its cities, and not replicate the same mistakes of Mexico City?

Networking Lunch
Tapping into Mexico’s Water Sector for Investment Flows
  1. Moderator
    Roberto Olivares
    President of RELOC
  2. Panelist
    Yolanda Padilla
    Regional Manager Mexico and Central America of Fluence
  3. Panelist
    Sergio Ramírez
    Director General of Acciona Infraestructuras
  4. Panelist
    Federico Casares
    Business Development and Institutional Affairs Director Mexico of Veolia
  5. Panelist
    Othón Pérez
    Business Development Director at FOA Consulting

Water is known as Blue Gold for a reason and Mexico’s most populated areas are running out of it. This is a problem that affects the entire population, not only by generating thirst but also raising costs for cities, developers and end users. The technology is available to make the best out of the water resources but the question remains focused on how each authority decides to use it and transform its investments in water infrastructure to put money back into their pockets.   

A New Era for Infrastructure Development
  1. Speaker
    Marcos Orduña Alcocer
    National Vice President of CMIC

Mexico’s infrastructure needs continuity and the new administration will have to overcome many challenges to improve the country’s connectivity and overall development. This presentation will detail the priorities related to infrastructure for the next six years and the new government’s approach to bridging the gap between Mexico’s southern states and the rest of the country.  


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