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Real Estate Investments in Mexico’s Tourism (06/09/2010)

Conference sponsored by the Northeast Chapter focused on real estate Investments in Mexico’s tourism industry. The panel featured several individuals with extensive expertise in the field: Juan Manuel Galarza from Mexico’s National Trust Fund for Tourism Development (FONATUR); Chuck Bedsole, of Alvarez & Marsal; and William Candelaria of Gibson, Dunn and Crutcher LLP.

Opportunities and Benefits of a Low-Carbon Economy (07/15/2010)

This seminar, sponsored by BNY Mellon, addressed issues related to climate change and environmental issues. Moderated by Mary Rose Brusewitz of Strasburger & Price LLP, attendees heard presentations by James Balsan, Bank of New York Mellon; Imtiaz Ahmad, Morgan Stanley; Patrick J. Larkin, Strasburger & Price LLP; and Alessandra Marcarian of Forastieri Abogados.

Mexico’s Competitiveness Position: Challenges and Opportunities from the Perspective of Mexico’s Private Sector (08/26/2010)

In August, A.T. Kearny sponsored this seminar with panelists Roberto Newell, Institute for the Mexican Competitiveness; Antonio Purón, Independent Consultant; and Erik R. Peterson, Global Business Policy Council. Ricardo Haneine of A.T.Kearney moderated. Among the topics discussed were: trends and challenges for foreign direct investment, strengths and weaknesses of Mexico's business environment, emerging sectors and industries, and the advantages and disadvantages of the legal and regulatory framework.

Elected Governors for the State of Puebla and Oaxaca (09/13/2010)

Rafael Moreno Valle, Elected Governor for the State of Puebla and Mario Lopez Valdez, Elected Governor for the State of Sinaloa, presented general information about their states, future projects, as well as investment opportunities. The event was hosted by the law firm Chadbourne & Parke LLP.

Mexico’s Infrastructure Plan: Transportation Sector
Mexico’s Undersecretary of Infrastructure, Oscar de Buen (09/23/2010)

In September, Mexico’s Undersecretary of Infrastructure, Oscar de Buen, updated  Chapter members about the Mexican highway program, public-private partnerships, border crossing and highway development at the U.S.-Mexico border. He also discussed the accomplishments and upcoming investment opportunities

The Fight For Public Security in Mexico (10/13/2010)

A roundtable was held on the premises of Crowell & Moring, LLP with Mexico’s Undersecretary of Prevention and Citizen Participation of the Secretariat of Public Security in Mexico, Monte Alejandro Rubido Garcia. During his presentation Mr. Rubido analyzed the causes of the current security situation in Mexico, the measures and strategies of the Mexican Government to address these challenges and comparative statistics between Mexico and other countries.

The Chapter also hosted social and networking events.

The May celebration of Cinco de Mayo featured  Amb. Rubén Beltrán, Consul General of Mexico in New York as honored guest. Attendees enjoyed gourmet Mexican food and music by renowned Mexican pianist Cesar Reyes, and Mexican opera singers Guadalupe Peraza and Mauricio Trejo.

Spain and Latin America Networking Event (08/24/2010)

The annual Spain and Latin America Networking Event in August was held at the Gabarron Foundation Carriage House of the Arts. Sponsored by Delta Air Lines, and with the participation of the Chambers of Latin America and Spain, guests enjoyed Latin American music, drinks, and food, during a private viewing of the art exhibit at the Foundation.


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