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Argus Americas Motor Fuels Summit

Tuesday, January 16, Preconference Day, Networking Reception and Industry Dinner
14:30 - 17:00
Preconference Workshops: Product Movements into Mexico
14:30 - 15:00
Energy reform update- Update, analysis and trends: Take an in depth dive into the relevant challenges and opportunities uncovered since the liberalization of the Mexican market. Join this discussion to hear an overview of how trends in trade have shifted as well as what to expect in the coming year.

Jaime Brito, Vice President, Pricing and Market Strategies, Argus
15:00 - 15:30  IEPS- A detailed look at taxation crossing the border: What is the legal framework surrounding the excise tax for inland transactions for nationally produced barrels and imports? How do these taxes vary by commodity and what are the government incentives specific to companies? What are the most common excise tax practical issues that the industry faces?

Santiago Llano Zapatero, Partner, Ritch Mueller
15:30 - 16:00
16:00 - 16:30
Infrastructure- current and upcoming projects: What are the restrictions with current infrastructure and what are some of the most vital projects moving forward? Where are the major terminals planned on the border? How will all of this new infrastructure affect importing, transportation and storage as more participants enter the Mexican market?

Esteban Salas, SVP, Refined Products, Windstar
16:30 - 17:00 The liberalization process from the point of view of retailers: Explore the current status of the retail sector in Mexico including growth over the last year due to the liberalization, new brands and new market opportunities. Additionally during this talk we will assess the challenges of liberalization and steps that could be applicable from the point of view of regulation, government incentives or public entities like Pemex, COFECE or others.

Jose Carlos Femat Romero, Director, ONEXPO
17:00 - 19:00 Opening Night Reception

Open to all conference attendees
19:00 - 22:00
Industry Dinner
Join over 150 senior-level crude, LPG and products market participants for our annual industry dinner.

Speaker: Nicholas Burns
  • Former U.S. Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs
  • Former U.S. Ambassador to Greece and NATO
  • Former White House Special Assistant
  • Current Harvard Professor
Moderator: Euan Craik, CEO, Americas, Argus
*$185 per person – tables available for purchase. Please contact