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ANNUAL REVIEW 2006
Last year, was a very interesting year for the Chamber. We had a variety of events with outstanding speakers, among them: Mr. Vicente Fox Quesada, President of Mexico; Francisco Gil Diaz, Minister of Finance of Mexico; John McCarthy, General Director of Mexico’s National Trust Fund for Tourism Development; Guillermo Guemez, Deputy Governor of The Bank of Mexico and Eduardo Sojo, Head of the Office of the Presidency of Mexico.

We are deeply grateful with all our members and everyone that in one way or another helped the Chamber in its mission of promoting trade and business between Mexico and the United States.
 

FEBRUARY


On February 9, we held the conference “The Importance of Consistency in Public Policies” with Eduardo Sojo, Head of the Office of the Presidency of Mexico.


On February 15, we held the conference “Mexican Elections Implications for the Markets” with recognized analysts and economists of Wall Street.


On February 23, we had the pleasure of having Juan Domingo Beckman, Executive Director of Grupo Cuervo, who discussed the history and perspectives of one of the largest producers of tequila in Mexico

MARCH


On March 23, we held our first “Mexican - Hispanic Market Forum”, where we had Hon. Hector Barreto, Administrator, U.S. small Business Administration as keynote speaker.

MAY


Our traditional “Cinco de Mayo Luncheon”, was a great occasion to celebrate Hispanic Heritage in New York City. We received a citation for the Chamber from the office of Gov. George E. Pataki.

JUNE


John McCarthy, General Director of Mexico’s National Trust Fund for Tourism Development, was our keynote speaker during the “Mexico Real Estate Investment Update” conference on June 6, 2006

JULY


On July 12, we discussed the processes and benefits of acquiring property in New York, during our seminar “Real Estate for Foreign Nationals”


Our annual Summer Networking Reception took place on July 20, at the 3 West Club, where we had the opportunity of giving a warming welcome to the new Consul General of Mexico in New York, Amb. Ramon Xilotl Ramirez.

SEPTEMBER


The Conference “Mexico After the Presidential Election: Implications for the Markets”, resumed our analysis and discussion on this subject.


Our traditional Independence Day Gala, gathered more than 350 guests that celebrated Mexico and enjoyed delicious Mexican Cuisine from recognized Mexican restaurants of New York.


During September, we were honored by offering a special lunch to our then President of Mexico, Vicente Fox Quesada during his last official visit to New York City as President of Mexico

OCTOBER


Guillermo Guemez, Deputy Governor of The Bank of Mexico, presented the conference “The Mexican Economy: Outlook and Challenges” on October 11.


The seminar “Mexico Towards a New Stage: Taxes, Realty and Expectations on Foreign Investment” addressed the new proposed legislation in Mexico and its implications for foreign investment

NOVEMBER


On November 8, Francisco Gil Diaz, Minister of Finance of Mexico, conducted a conference on “Mexican Economy: Current Achievements and Challenges for the Next Administration”.

DECEMBER


The attendees to our traditional “Holiday Season Reception and Silent Auction” at the New 42nd Street Studios, were delighted by a private function of the Philharmonic Orchestra of the Americas, conducted by Mexican young conductor Alondra de la Parra.

PAST EVENTS 2007

February 2007

Friday 9th
The New Mexican Insolvency and Bankruptcy Law:
Enactment and first years of validity// Luis Manuel Mejan, President, IFECOM Minister of Finance and Public Credit of Mexico

Thursday 15th
Hispanic Market Forum 2007:
Seminar

March 2007

Friday 2nd
Alonso Lujambio President of the Mexican Federal Institute of Access to Public Information

 

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