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Mexico Infrastructure & Sustainability Summit 2019 - Preliminary Programme

7:30
Registration
8:30
INFRASTRUCTURE: BACKBONE OF THE MEXICAN ECONOMY
  1. Speaker
    Eduardo Ramírez
    President of the Mexican Chamber of the Construction Industry (CMIC)

The federal administration continues to establish its infrastructure priorities to bolster the growth of the Mexican economy. But austerity has slashed the budgets of entities such as SCT, leaving money for only a few good projects that do not exceed the country’s capabilities but at the same time have a direct impact on neglected regions. This presentation will outline the government’s strategic actions to restore the country's infrastructure backbone, and with it, strengthen the economy.

9:15
Spanish Collaboration: Door to New Opportunities
  1. Speaker
    Antonio Basagoiti
    President of the Spanish Chamber of Commerce in Mexico

Mexico is one of the main destinations for Spanish investment in Latin America, along with Brazil. But
unlike the South American country, Mexico has managed to attract a much more diversified investment
portfolio: banking, energy, auto parts, tourism and IT. The country has also proved to be a more
attractive destination for SMEs than other countries in the region. This conference will address
investment opportunities in Mexico for Spanish companies and plans that involve cooperation from key
players in the infrastructure sector over the next few years.

10:00
NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK
10:45
PRIVATE INVESTMENT TO BRIDGE MEXICO’S INFRASTRUCTURE GAP
  1. Moderator
    Othon Pérez Martínez
    Business Development Director of FOA Consulting
  2. Panelist
    Gerónimo Gutiérrez
    Managing Partner at BEEL Infrastructure
  3. Panelist
    Esteban Lecumberri
    Director, Infrastructure of KPMG in Mexico
  4. Panelist
    Jack Levy
    Founder and Chairman of Grupo VEQ

Austerity is the best word to define public expenditure during this presidential term. With neither tax increases nor the creation of new taxes, the government will have to get creative to double investment in public works. Cities continue to grow a rapid pace, requiring investment in both public infrastructure and housing and urban development. This panel will include the vision of Mexico’s top infrastructure investors, bankers and economists for strategies Mexico could use to bridge its infrastructure and financing gaps.

11:30
THE FUTURE OF MEXICO’S TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE
  1. Moderator
    Luis Rubio
    Executive Partner Holland & Knight Mexico
  2. Panelist
    Roberto Ballinez
    Senior Executive Director of Public Finance and Infrastructure at HR Ratings de México
  3. Panelist
    Francisco Javier Castañeda
    Country Manager of Grupo Calidra
  4. Panelist
    Manuel Juárez Solano
    Business Development Director of Sacyr Construcción Mexico
  5. Panelist
    Roberto Martínez
    Head of the OECD Mexico Center

The National Development Plan focuses primarily on increasing accessibility in Oaxaca by developing over 600 new rural roads and interconnecting them to the national road network. The Mayan Train, the plan’s flagship project, is aimed at interconnecting the southern states and attracting tourism. But as the competitiveness of the country’s transport infrastructure decreases, industry players are urging more investment in the maintenance and operation of existing infrastructure.

12:15
NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK
12:45
SOLUTIONS FOR MEXICO’S GROWING WATER MANAGEMENT CHALLENGES
  1. Moderator
    Diego Torroella
    Director General of Tenova TAKRAF
  2. Panelist
    Bernardo Carmona
    General Coordinator of SACMEX Mexico City
  3. Panelist
    Federico Casares
    Business Development and Institutional Affairs Director of Veolia
  4. Panelist
    Jesús Torres
    Director General of TECSA and IACMEX

Mexico has privileged water sources, but high population densities in urban areas have heightened stress levels in some regions. The main issue, however, does not revolve around water availability, but rather the optimization of federal and municipal resources to build better water infrastructure. This panel will discuss the importance of completing various hydraulic infrastructure projects and new solutions that could help quench Mexico’s growing thirst. 

13:30
NETWORKING LUNCH
15:00
OMNICHANNEL: THE REAL ESTATE ASPECT
  1. Moderator
    Alessa Flores
    Senior Journalist & Industry Analyst at Mexico Business Publishing
  2. Panelist
    Enrique Villanueva
    Development Director of Pulso Inmobiliario
  3. Panelist
    Gaston Wainstein
    Senior Vice President for Real Estate Development Corporate Strategy and Special Projects of Walmart de México y Centroamérica
  4. Panelist
    Carlos García
    Senior Vice President Industrial and Logistics of Coldwell Banker Commercial

As Mexico's e-commerce demand continues to grow, the real estate sector is looking for ways to adapt to new logistics needs. To have a truly successful omnichannel strategy, the right real estate assets need to be in place. This panel will integrate commercial real estate and warehouse developers, retailers and logistics companies to discuss the challenges the country encounters to boost interconnectivity of transport infrastructure and mobility in Mexico’s largest cities. 

16:00
EXTINCTION OF THE LAW OF DOMAIN: CHALLENGES OF PRIVATE PROPERTY IN MEXICO
  1. Speaker
    Ignacio Morales
    Former Attorney General and Public Notary

Asset forfeiture in Mexico is already addressed in the Constitution. Nevertheless, the recently created law creates confusion regarding the definition of private property. Asset forfeiture is defined as the legal process in which the government confiscates assets from suspects of illicit activities. What are the scope and limits of the newly proposed law? What are the positive and negative consequences that this regulation could have on the infrastructure sector?

16:30
NETWORKING COCKTAIL

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