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Mexico and U.S. – An Outlook on Neighboring Nations

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - Friday, October 6, 2017
Calle 16 de Septiembre No. 27, Mexico City

This two-day delegation program to Mexico City will consist of meetings with government and business leaders, as well as dining and cultural activities. Registration also includes hotel, dining, and transportation to/from the meetings.

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Mexico and U.S. – An Outlook on Neighboring Nations

The Global Interdependence Center invites you to join our three night/two day delegation program in Mexico City.  GIC is preparing a two-day program including meetings with central banking, government and business leaders as well as dining and cultural events. Our program will allow opportunity for both local and foreign insights covering a broad range of topics related to U.S. and Mexico including outlooks on trade, currency, energy, industry and the political landscape.

This exclusive event will be limited to only 15 spaces. Registration will close on Monday, September 18. The registration rate of $2,500 includes:

  • Access to GIC’s meetings with Banco de México, SURA México and the Bolsa Mexicana de Valores (Mexican Stock Exchange)
  • Three nights stay at the Hyatt Regency Mexico City in a Guestroom overlooking the great Chapultepec Park with breakfast included (Room block expires September 14)
  • Lunch and dinner on October 5 and 6
  • An invitation to GIC’s Welcome Dinner on October 4
  • Ground transportation to/from all meetings on October 5 and 6
  • Annual GIC Membership

 

Venue: Club de Banqueros
Room: Salón Arcángeles
Address: Calle 16 de Septiembre No. 27

 

Agenda | October 5, 2017

10:15 a.m. | Arrival of GIC Delegation and Local Guests

10:30 a.m. Welcoming Remarks

  • Daniel Chiquiar Chief Economist, Banco de México
  • Michael Drury, Chief Economist, McVean Trading and Investments and GIC Chairman

10:45 – 11:15 a.m. | Session I

  • Daniel Chiquiar, Chief Economist, Banco de México
  • Followed by Q&A

11:15 – 11:45 a.m. | Session II

  • Mark Wynne, Director of the Globalization Center of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
  • Followed by Q&A

11:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | Coffee Break

12:00 – 1:00 p.m. | Session III – Trade and Structural Reform

  • Alejandrina Salcedo, Banco de México 
  • Eugenio Aleman, Director and Senior Economist, Wells Fargo
  • Ambassador Carlos Manuel Sada Solana, Undersecretary for North America, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mexico (or representative)
  • Followed by Q&A moderated by Eugenio Aleman, Director and Senior Economist, Wells Fargo

1:00 – 2:00 p.m. | Session IV – Industry Issues

  • Manuel Somoza, President of Strategy, CI Banco
  • Lionel C. Johnson, President, Pacific Pension & Investment Institute
  • Alberto Gomez-Alcalá, Executive Director, Institutional Development, Economic Research and Communication, Grupo Financiero, Citibanamex
  • Followed by Q&A moderated by Lionel C. Johnson, President, Pacific Pension & Investment Institute

2:00 p.m. | Conclusion

  • Daniel Chiquiar, Chief Economist at Banco de México
  • Michael Drury, Chief Economist, McVean Trading and Investments and GIC Chairman

2:15 – 3:15 p.m. | Private Speakers Lunch
Room: La Terraza

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Date: Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - Friday, October 6, 2017 Time: 10:15 AM - 03:15 PM City: Mexico City Download iCal

Speakers

Eugenio J. Alemán, Ph.D.

Director and Senior Economist at Wells Fargo

Eugenio J. Alemán is a director and senior economist at Wells Fargo. He forecasts national, regional, and international economic trends.

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Manuel Balmaseda

Chief Economist, CEMEX

Manuel Balmaseda is the Chief Economist at CEMEX, a leading global building materials corporation. Previously he served as Chief Economist for Spain and Europe at BBVA, Chief Economist for Capital Markets at BBV, professor of economics at CEMFI and visiting researcher at the Federal Reserve Bank in Minneapolis.

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Daniel Chiquiar

General Director of Economic Research, Mexico’s Central Bank

Daniel Chiquiar made his PhD in Economics at UCSD. He is currently General Director of Economic Research in Mexico’s Central Bank. During his career, he has worked on economic research concerning the Mexican Economy, both in the private and public sectors, and has held policy-related positions in that country.

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Michael Drury

Chief Economist, McVean Trading & Investments

Michael Drury is the chief economist for McVean Trading & Investments, LLC. He joined the firm in 1992, after serving for five years as senior economist with Allen Sinai at Shearson Lehman Brothers and its successor firms. Michael began his career in New York in 1982 as senior economist at A. Gary Shilling and Company. He received his B.S. in economics from the Georgia Institute of Technology and did his graduate work at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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Lionel C. Johnson

President, Pacific Pension & Investment Institute

Lionel C. Johnson became president of the Pacific Pension & Investment Institute in July 2014. His career spans more than three decades during which he has been a leader in international business, public policy, and economic development. He has served as senior vice president of the Initiative for Global Development, as vice president of Turkey, Middle East, and North Africa Affairs at the Chamber of Commerce of the United States, and as senior vice president of Public Affairs at Fleishman-Hillard.

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Benjamin Leavenworth

Chief Relationship Officer, Afina International

Mr. Leavenworth has over 20 years of professional experience in Latin America, from governmental roles to entrepreneurial ventures and finance. He is a founding partner of Afina and is primarily focused on managing and developing the firm’s relationships. Mr. Leavenworth also serves as Honorary Consul of Chile in Philadelphia with a jurisdiction that includes the states of Pennsylvania, Delaware and southern New Jersey.

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Alexander Ortiz

Chief Investment Officer and Founding Partner, Afina International, LLC

Alex has over 20 years of experience in trading and financial markets. He is a founding partner of Afina and leads the development of Afina’s global asset management business.

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