The Embassy of Mexico in the UK, and The Mexican Chamber of Commerce in Great Britain MexCC bring to you the MEXICO DAY 2016 on Friday the 30th of September in London.
This business seminar will be a unique space to learn about the business opportunities that Mexico offers to the UK, in order to strengthen the ties and create exciting strategic alliances in key sectors including energy, financial services, food & drinks and IT in a post Brexit stage.
The Mexican economy is tipped to become one of the world’s top five economies by 2050 and is increasingly prominent in today ́s world. In this historic moment of economic redefinition, in which the UK is looking to be more open to the world, Mexico is not only an attractive business partner, but also an ideal platform for important regional markets such as NAFTA and the Pacific Alliance.
High level officials of the Finance and Energy Ministries from Mexico and Britain will participate together in a set of informative and provocative panels with top representatives from private and public sectors, including The Rt Hon The Lord Mayor of London, Lord Mountevans welcome remarks.
Further details and the complete programme will be provided and updated in the coming weeks.
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8:00 - 8:40 Arrival and Registration & Coffee
8:40 - 8:50 Opening - Welcome Speech
8:50 - 9:00 Mexico UK business opportunities.
- Baroness Jane Bonham Carter, Prime Minister Special Trade Envoy to Mexico
9:00 - 9:30 High Level Talk - Mexico ́s economy in the international context
- Irene Mía, Economist Intelligence Unit
- Amb. Dionisio Pérez Jacome - Permantent representative to OECD
9:30-11:00 MC- Participants will break-out in the following four simultaneous working groups:
A.- Energy I:
The energy reform has been implemented with transparency and professionalism in a record lapse of 36 months. Both, in the hydrocarbons and the electric sides it has opened a huge range of business opportunities for international companies, where British companies are already capturing or looking seriously into them. The Mexico Day will host two panels with top officials explaining the evolving regulation and trends. In hydrocarbons, three rounds have successfully taken place and deep water (1.4) tender is expected in December, followed by an attractive round (2) on shallow waters early next year. With the same qualities, the first electric bid took place a few months ago and a second round has created high expectative for next year. A second panel will focus on specific areas of opportunity including downstream, midstream infrastructure, insurance, and the very attractive area of renewables.
Moderator : Nader Hayaux & Goebel
Energy Moderator : Yves Hayaux, Partner - Nader Hayaux & Goebel
- Aldo Flores Quiroga -Deputy Secretary of Energy for Hydrocarbons SENER
- Rob Jewkes - Chief Operating Officer, IES Petrofac
- Jamie Knibbs - Head off Explorations - Premier Oil
- Chris Sladen - President/Country Manager BP Mexico
- Luis Peña - Vice chairman of Global Banking and Markets, Latin America de HSBC
- Ian Cooper - Head Country Ener-G Mexico - President of the Green Power Group in Mexico City
- Hans Goebel - Partner at Nader Hayaux & Goebel
Since the start of the Tech wave in Mexico in 2012 very important progress has been achieved. Today Mexico is the most attractive country in Latin-American to launch a fintech start-up. In addition to a favourable tech ecosystem, the evolution and potential of financial services make it a unique broth which has not yet been discovered by London ́s tech community. The objective of this roundtable is to bring together relevant stakeholders to learn more about the fintech ecosystem in Mexico, including the recently adjustments in financial regulation that will allow more innovation.
Moderator: Israel Pons- Angels Nest
- Rafael Funes - Executive Chairman - Lovis Holdings
- Nora Prida - Fintech association
- Mark McDonnell - Founding Partner - EMx Capital Strategies
- Nektarios Liolios Co-founder & CEO Startupbootcamp FinTech
- Shialini Shan - Manager Financial Services - Strategy - Ernst & Young LLP
- Brendan McGinn Honorary Consul to Northern Ireland
- Glynn Pegler - Honorary Consul to Cardiff
C.- Food & Drinks:
Mexico’s culinary and spirits world has awaken the senses and interest of the British market positioning on the top spot as the nation’s favourite foreign cuisine according to research organisation Future Thinking on Jul 2015. One of the most noticeable new trends in the UK spirit market is the uptake on Mexican agave spirits Tequila and Mezcal, having yet to discover the potential on Mexico's crafted and artisanal beers and wines bringing exciting opportunities to the manufacturers, retailers, exports and imports, distribution, logistics and regulations. Reason why, leaders from the private and public sector will gather on a roundtable to review the successes and identify the challenges to face in order to keep strengthening the business relations and quality in the industry.
Moderator: Milène Hayaux du Tilly General Manager MexCC
- Tony Lamb - UK Great British Food Unit
- Vicente Salas - Director for UK, IE, DEN, NOR,SE, FIN, POR, ZA Mexico Tourism Board
- Stephanie Black - Cultural Attaché - Embamex Confirmed
- Julian Salazar - ProMexico -
- Roberto Alvarado - Director - Mestizo
- Rafael Mondragon - Director - Lupita UK
- Carlos Londoño - Executive Director - Cafe Pacifico
- Laura Sheffield - Owner Corazon Restaurant
- Rolando Cárdenas - Kankun Sauce
- Marco Desentis - Mexports.
- TBD - Peyote
- Richard Burns - Global Policy & Public Affairs Director- Diageo plc
- Andrea Paniagua - GR UK
- Omar Romero / Santo Remedio
- Adrian Pacheco - Sotol Hacienda
Mexico offers attractive opportunities to the London insurance market and to Lloyd’s syndicates. Mexico is the second largest insurance market in Latin America, yet it has one of the lowest penetration rates in the region. It has a state-of-the-art regulation and a diligent regulatory authority. Moreover, the structural reforms in infrastructure and in the energy sector have opened the market to specialized insurance lines of business. The Mexico Day brings the perfect setting to go into detail and learn about the Mexican insurance industry, the effects of the new Insurance Law and Solvency II in the market, interests and current operations of Lloyd’s syndicates in Mexico, impact of changes in the UK insurance regulation derived from Brexit, appetite of the Mexican insurance companies to join efforts with Lloyd’s syndicates to tackle opportunities originated by the structural reforms in Mexico, in similar terms to the strategic partnership recently announced by Grupo Nacional Provincial and Sompo Canopius.
Moderador: Juan Pablo Sainz - Nader Hayaux & Goebel.
- Ing. Alejandro Carabias Icaza - Head of the Regulations Unit in the Agency of Industrial and Environmental Security in the Hydrocarbons Sector (ASEA)
- Daniela Curiel - legal department of AXA Seguros
- David Franco, Manager of the Market Intelligence & Development in Lloyd's Global Markets
- Nick Bacon, Director of Distribution and Operations of Syndicate Probitas 1492
- Recaredo Arias - CEO Mexican Association of Insurance Companies, AMIS
- Stephen Gargave - Non-Executive Director of Canopius Managing Agent.
11:00-11:30 Coffee Break - Networking.
11:30-12:45 Energy transversal Panel (All back to one session)
Energy II: Infrastructure, insurance, private equity, risk, midstream, downstream, green finance, fibre, renewables.
Moderator: Yves Hayaux du Tilly Chairman of the MexCC
- Aldo Flores Quiroga -Deputy Secretary of Energy for Hydrocarbons, SENER
- Alejandro Carabias Icaza - Head of Regulations Unit - ASEA
- Luis Peña Kegel - Vice chairman of Global Banking and Markets, Latin America de HSBC
- Chris Sladen - Country Head - BP Mexico
- Hans Goebel - Partner - NHG
- Adalberto Valades – Partner - NHG
- Francisco Chevez - Managing Partner - EMx Capital Strategies LLC
- Jose Manuel Ponce - CFO - Provive
- Recaredo Arias - CEO AMIS.
12:45- 13:00 Mexico - What’s next ?
- Sean M. Dougherty, Head of Latin American Members Unit, OECD
13:00- 13:20 Remarks
- Min. David Nájera Rivas, Deputy Head of Mission of the Embassy of Mexico in the United Kingdom.
- Duncan Taylor, British Ambassador to Mexico.
13:20- 13:30 Farewell's
- Yves Hayaux du Tilly - Chairman of the Mexican Chamber of Commerce in GB.
13:30 END OF EVENT
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Cancellations for this event will only be accepted if received in writing, at the latest, one week before the event is due to take place. All fees are forfeited thereafter.