Like the United States, Mexico is experiencing a major manufacturing renaissance. This resurgance may represent a significant opportunity for Illinois manufacturers. The lMA and the US Mexico Chamber of Commerce bring you a half-day conference focusing on topics that IMA members indicated as important to them.
Among the topics to be discussed are: Mexico’s Legal framework for doing business, legal aspects of transacting with Mexican entities, how to set up operations, key issues, challenges and mistakes of doing business; Fiscal Framework, new tax developments in 2015, latest news regarding electronic invoicing, VAT Certification renovation for IMMEX companies, labor law, differences and key considerations.

The second panel will cover Supply Chain challenges, opportunities and developments in logistics and the supply chain; Manufacturing advantages, infrastructure and competitiveness; sourcing and supplier development programs.

Join your fellow manufacturers today for an interesting and dynamic session!


October 22, 2015 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.


NIU Naperville Conference Center
1120 E. Diehl Rd.
Naperville, IL 60563


8:00am – Registration & Networking Continental Breakfast

8:30am – Welcome Remarks, IMA & U.S. Mexico Chamber

8:40 am Panel 1

Mexico’s Legal, labor and fiscal framework

Panelists: Scott Sneckenberger, Plante Moran; Margarita Escalante, Miller-Canfield; Martin Caro, Promexico; Tania Terrazas, Littler Mendelson, Hugo Bubovoy, Baker & McKenzie
Moderator: Amalia Rioja, Baker & McKenzie

10:00am – Break

10:15 Panel 2

Mexico’s Industrial Development: Supply Chain, Logistics & Manufacturing

Panelists: Diego de la Garza, Source One, Jeff Jorge, Baker Tilly, Haydn Powell, Caterpillar, Carlos Estrella, Navistar
Moderator: Richard Roche, Supply Chain Blueprint

11:45am – Questions & Answers

To register, please go to:

For additional information and sponsorship opportunities please contact:

Blanca Berthier
U.S. Mexico Chamber of Commerce
300 E. Randolph Dr. 47th floor
Chicago, Il 60601
(312) 729-1355

Kimberly McNamara
Illinois Manufacturers’ Association