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MYTHS AND FACTS OF THE SUPPLY CHAIN RECONFIGURATION AND REGIONALIZATION

The United States-Mexico Chamber of Commerce invites you to a webinar part of our USMCA series to discuss the myths and facts of the supply chain reconfiguration in the region.

USMCA SERIES: MYTHS & FACTS OF THE SUPPLY CHAIN RECONFIGURATIONS AND REGIONALIZATION

VIDEOCONFERENCE

June 3, 2021 – 10:00 AM – 11:20 ET

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Luz María de la Mora, Undersecretary for Foreign Trade, Mexico’s Ministry of Economy

PANEL DISCUSSION

Rosa Ertze, Partner / President, Duane Morris / US – Mexico Chamber of Commerce, Northeast Chapter
César Remis, Head of the Trade Office in the United States, Mexico’s Ministry of Economy
Kenneth Smith, Partner, AGON
Patrick Van den Bossche, Partner, Kearney

MODERATOR

Jaron Campbell, Executive Vice President, Head of International Subsidiary Banking for Commercial Banking, HSBC Bank USA
DISCUSSION TOPICS

USMCA: Benefits and challenges for the development, integration and strengthening of regional supply chains.

Advances, hitches and glitches on the implementation of the agreement and implications for the regional supply chain and production.

Would stricter labor requirements, rules of origin, local content, and compliance costs, may undermine the competitiveness of goods produced under the USMCA?

Are the reshoring and nearshoring of supply chains to North America an efficient and overall cost-effective alternative to lower-labor-cost economies and regions? What are the advantages and tradeoffs?

Customs, transportation, and logistics under the new agreement and their ramifications for the North American supply chain.

Overview on most potentially benefits industries by locally integrating their supply chains.

Participation and assimilation of small and medium-sized businesses in North American supply chains.

To register and for more information please click here.

FINANCING FOR MIDDLE MARKET CROSS-BORDER MANUFACTURING AND OPERATIONS

The United States-Mexico Chamber of Commerce, Northeast, Inter-American, and Inter-Mountain Chapters, invite you to a webinar part of our USMCA series to discuss financing for cross-border middle-market manufacturing and operations.

USMCA Series: Financing for Middle Market Cross-Border Manufacturing & Operations

May 25, 2021 – 2:00 to 3:00 PM ET

Videoconference

Speakers: 

John Min, Chief Economist, Tempus

Luis Noriega, Lender Account Manager, Export-Import Bank of the U.S.

Sara Sandin, Head of the Development Banking Unit, Mexico’s Ministry of Finance and Public Credit (SHCP)

Rafael Valladares, Partner, ValPer

Moderator:

Vicente Ferrer, U.S. International Desk Director, Santander

Discussion Topics: 

Overview on middle-market financing needs for export, manufacturing and international trade sectors in Mexico and the United States

The role, policies, and programs of the Mexican development banking sector and the U.S. Eximbank to foster and support access to financing and guarantees for middle-market domestic and international companies operating in both countries.

USMCA: Benefits and Implications for cross-border operations and their financing.

Foreign exchange outlook and hedging/risk management in U.S.-Mexico cross-border financing.  Pros & cons of US Dollar vis-à-vis MX Peso financing.

Banking, non-banking and fintech financing: Regulation, differences, and complementarities.

To register and for additional information please click here.

MEXICO IN A WORLD OF TECHNOLOGY

Technology” is defined as “the branch of knowledge that deals with the creation and use of technical means and their interrelation with life, society, and the environment.” Certainly, we see in Mexico today the application of technology in many areas including business, manufacturing, and e-commerce. In 2019, software sales in Mexico reached over $5 billion, while revenue in the e-commerce market amounted to $9 billion. IT services are also fueling the rapidly accelerating tech industry in Mexico and the sector broke sales of $6.2 billion in the same year. In 2020 it was projected that more than half of the Mexican population will have a smartphone and that 93 percent of online shoppers in Mexico were smartphone users.

Of course, the creation and application of technology requires new sets of skills and the academic community in Mexico has been working to provide those. Mexico is producing graduates in engineering and technology at rates that challenge its international rivals, including the US. Mexico reportedly graduates over 120,000 new engineers a year, and the Mexican government is working hard to create tech jobs locally. One state that has excelled not only in the graduation of engineers but also in the development of new universities and the placement of engineers locally is Jalisco. Guadalajara is the high-tech capital of Mexico and the state has 12 universities, including a campus of the prestigious Tecnológico de Monterrey, producing 85,000 graduates in IT a year. In the past four years an estimated US $120 million has been invested in more than 300 high-tech startups in the state.

We have a lot to explore and have put together an excellent list of speakers from Mexico to cover a number of topics on technology. Please join us for what will be a very enlightening session!

Expert panelists:

Ambassador Reyna Torres Mendivil, Consul General of Mexico in Chicago

Miguel Gomez, Senior Managing Director – Americas, Transom Group

Jorge Sandoval, Partner, Goodrich Riquelme y Asociados

Ernesto Sánchez Proal, Secretary of Economic Development, State of Jalisco

Flor de Maria Lopez, Director of HP Guadalajara and Director of IT Governance and Compliance

Benjamin Huerta, Director of AMDOCS and President of the Jalisciense Institute of Technologies Information (IJALTI) Cluster Manager 

To register click here.

 

 

USA – MEXICO LIFE SCIENCE INDUSTRY SERIES

The United States – Mexico Chamber of Commerce, Inter-American, Inter-Mountain & Northeast Chapters, invite you to join us for a
two-part webinar:

USA – Mexico Life Science Industry Series

WHEN

January 26, 2021 at 2:00 PM Eastern Time

February 2, 2021 at 2:00 PM Eastern Time

SPEAKERS

Alfonso Caso, CEO & Founder, Emerge Regulation and Health

Juan Pablo Malfavon, Legal Director Mexico, AztraZeneca

Giuseppe Mancinelli, Deputy Director for Latin America and the Caribbean, UNOPS

Fernando Portugal, Director of Intellectual Property, Mexican Association of Innovative Pharmaceutical Industries

Andrew Rudman, Life Sciences Consultant

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Mexico’s Pharma, Biotech and Medical Devices Sectors: Understanding the Market and Business Opportunities for U.S. and International Companies

DISCUSSION TOPICS:

-Current structure of the Mexican health sector: Public & private systems, regulators & authorities, health policy, insurance.

-Pharma, biotech and medical devices industries in Mexico: Market characteristics, local & international participants, authorities.

-Doing business in Mexico in the life science industry: Import/export, manufacturing, intellectual property protection, compliance, R&D, USMCA.

Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Registration, Procurement and Selling in Mexico’s Pharma, Biotech and Medical Devices Sectors

DISCUSSION TOPICS:

-Product authorization and registration: Regulators, requirements and processes.

-Selling to the public health system.

-International procurement processes ran by UNOPS on behalf of the Mexican Government.

-Private sector buying and procurement processes.

REGISTRATION FEES:

One Session: Member $15.00        Non-Member: $25

Both Sessions: Member $25.00    Non-Member: $45

To register and for more information, please go to the event’s website here.

BUSINESS & ECONOMIC CLIMATE FOR MEXICO IN 2021: IMPLICATIONS FOR CROSS-BORDER TRADE (CALIFORNIA)

It gives us great pleasure to invite you to a webinar co-hosted by Citi and the United States – Mexico Chamber of Commerce, California Chapter.

This event brings together an exciting agenda that explores Mexico’s business, economy, trade, and social aspects under the new USA presidency for 2021.

BUSINESS & ECONOMIC CLIMATE FOR MEXICO IN 2021: IMPLICATIONS FOR CROSS-BORDER TRADE (CALIFORNIA)

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm (Pacific Time)

Speaker

Adrian de la Garza, Director of Economic Research, Citibanamex

Webinar Agenda

2:00 p.m. Welcome Remarks

Marlen Marroquin-Davern, Executive Regional Director, California-Pacific Chapter, USMCOC

Miguel Bou, Senior Vice President, Senior Relationship Manager, Citi Commercial Bank

2:10 p.m.  Presentation by Adrian de la Garza, Director of Economic Research, Citibanamex

Moderator of Q&A, Miguel Bou, Senior VP, Citi Commercial Bank

– Mexico’s economic outlook for 2021

– US – Mexico relationship under the new USA administration

– Impact on cross-border business and trade

2:40 pm Q&A Panel

2:55 pm Closing Event

REGISTRATION FEES

Member: $15.00                  Non-Member: $25.00

To register and for more information, please click here.

MEXICO’S ECONOMIC & POLITICAL OUTLOOK 2021

The United States – Mexico Chamber of Commerce, Inter-American & Northeast Chapters, invite you to join us for our annual conversation with a panel of experts to discuss Mexico’s Economic & Political Outlook 2021.

WHEN

Thursday, January 14, 2021 – 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm Eastern Time

VIDEOCONFERENCE

SPEAKERS

Rishi Goyal, Mission Chief for Mexico, International Monetary Fund

Shamaila Khan, Director-Emerging Market Debt, Alliance Bernstein

Fernando Posadas, Latin American Analyst, Medley Global Advisors

Charles Seville, Senior Director, Americas Sovereigns, Fitch Ratings

MODERATOR

Jorge, Amato, Head Latin America, Investment Strategy, Citi Private Bank

Registration fees

Member: $15.00

Non-Member: $25.00

To register please go to the event’s website here.

HOW TO PROTECT YOUR BUSINESS WHEN DOING BUSINESS IN MEXICO

Join us for an informative webinar, presented by PwC

“How To Protect Your Business When Doing Business In Mexico”

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

11:00 am – 12:00 pm CDT

Speakers:

Alfredo Hernandez, Partner, PwC Mexico

Viridiana Foster, Senior Manager, PwC Houston

Leonardo Maia, Senior Manager, PwC Houston

Members and Non-Members are welcome.

To attend, the day of the event click on the link here and enter the password: usmcoc

 

CHINA-US-MEXICO 2021 BUSINESS OUTLOOK

The United States – Mexico Chamber of Commerce, California Regional Chapter, cordially invites you to a videoconference discussion regarding China, U.S.A. & Mexico Business Outlook for 2021.

DISCUSSION TOPICS:

Trade Changes that will be taking place under the new administration and during and after COVID-19

Tax  Policy in the United States, Policy changes for corporations and implications on investment

Major legislative changes in the US anticipated as a consequences of the COVID-19

What business opportunities will the USA and Mexico have with China during and after COVID

New Trade Agreement and current Trade Agreements with China, US and Mexico

Building a road on “China’s Manufacturing and Consumption”

China “Double Circulation”

Admission Fees*

*Plus $4.80 Processing Fee

Members

$15.00

Non-Members

$20.00

To register and for more information please go click here.

THE MEXICAN AUTO INDUSTRY – LOOKING FORWARD

The automotive sector is one of Mexico’s most significant industries, employing over one million people throughout the country. Auto production in the country started with Buick in 1921 and Ford in 1925. The country is the sixth-largest passenger vehicle manufacturer in the world, producing 3.7 million cars in 2019, and the Mexican Automotive Industry Association estimates that Mexico will become the fifth-largest worldwide vehicle producer by 2025.

Almost 90 percent of vehicle production in Mexico is devoted to exports, with 79 percent going to the United States. Mexico is the fifth-largest producer of auto parts worldwide and is the largest export market for US auto parts. US parts manufacturers operating in Mexico represent 18 percent of all companies in this sector. FDI inflows to Mexico in 2019 were $33 billion, with the manufacturing sector absorbing 47 percent, or $16 billion, driven by the automotive industry, which represented 21 percent of the total.

Those figures were for 2019 – pre COVID-19 and the USMCA. How has COVID affected the industry and its supply chain, and what will be the effects of the new Rules of Origin of USMCA on the industry in North America going forward? Our speakers will give us some insight!

NO REGISTRATION FEE

For more information and registration please go to: https://www.usmcocma.org/webinar-mexico-auto-industry