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During the past few months the Chamber facilitated a variety of very successful events that continued to reinforce our commitment to provide our members with valuable networking and informational opportunities to advance business relations between the United States and Mexico.   

The period started in April with a remarkable conference about mining in Mexico in which Norberto Roque Díaz de León, General Coordinator of Mining at the Ministry of Economy of Mexico, discussed the investment opportunities, as well as the regulatory framework and support mechanisms that exist in the country’s mining sector. During the same month, the Chamber organized the Mexico’s Economic Outlook seminar, which brought together different perspectives from various market participants that included experts on economics, sovereign debt rating, fixed-income, foreign exchange and equity strategy.

In May, we were pleased to have Jesus Reyes Heroles, the CEO of PEMEX, who addressed the business and financial community about the company’s current situation and perspectives for the future. Mr. Reyes Heroles highlighted that while the state-owned company faces great challenges in terms of investment and preservation of facilities, it is in a financially stable condition, and his administration will make every effort to maximize opportunities to fulfill the company’s potential. Another successful event that took place in May was the conference with Marcelo Ebrard, Mexico City’s Mayor, who shared some of the economic development strategies his administration is using to accelerate the growth of the City. Mr. Ebrard’s presentation focused on his team’s plan to enhance human capital, address infrastructure needs, and implement strategic planning tools to make Mexico City a more competitive and equitable City. 
 

March 2007

Tuesday 20                           
Tax, Financial and Estate Planning for Foreign Nationals

Juan A. Lebrija, Financial
Consultant, AXA Advisors



James M. Cassidy, Senior Tax
Manager, Raich Ende Malter & Co. LLP

P. Gregory Hess, Partner, Schiff Hardin LLP


Thursday 22
Spain & Latin America Networking Reception

Event organized in association with:
Colombian American Association
Bolivian American Chamber of Commerce
Ecuadorean American Association
North America - Chilean Chamber of Commerce
The Spain – U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Venezuelan American Association of the U.S.

   

Networking Reception held at the Gabarron Foundation

 

April 2007

Monday 23
Mining in Mexico: “Current Situation and Perspectives”
Norberto Roque, General Coordinator of Mining, Mexico's Ministry of Economy.

Event co-organized with Bancomext, Trade Commission of Mexico
 



Edmundo Gonzalez, Bancomext; Norberto Roque, Mexico’s Ministry of Economy; Alejandro Ramos, USMCOCNE Executive Director; Susana Alvarez, Bancomext;



Norberto Roque, General Coordinator of Minig, Mexico’s Ministry of Economy


Tuesday 24
Mexico's Economic Outlook Conference



John Welch, Senior VP Sovereign Strategy, Lehman Brothers



Denise Simon, USMCOCNE Board Member



Thierry Wizman, Senior Management Director, Bear Stearns



Eric Torres, Associate EM Research, JP Morgan Chase; Thierry Wizman,
Senior Management Director, Bear Stearns; Joydeep Mukherji,
Director Sovereign Rates Group, Standard & Poor’s


May 2007

Friday 4
Jesus Reyes Heroles CEO Pemex

“Pemex: Current Situation and Perspectives”

Friday 4
 Cinco de Mayo Luncheon

Wednesday 16
Marcelo Ebrard, Mayor of Mexico City
“Economic Development and Financial Strategy of Mexico City”



Alejandro Ramos, USMCOCNE Executive Director; Marcelo Ebrard, Mayor of Mexico City; RosemaryWerrett, USMCOCNE Board Member



Nathan Abramowitz, Partner, Duane Morris LLP; Marcelo Ebrard, Mayor of Mexico City



Marcelo Ebrard, Mayor of Mexico City



Marcelo Ebrard, Mayor of Mexico City


Marcelo Ebrard, Mayor of Mexico City;
Members of the Press
 

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