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Tuesday, May 8th
07:30 - 09:10 Registration and Morning Refreshments
09:10 - 09:30  Opening Remarks
09:30 - 10:30

Session 1: The Path Forward

  • Update on the Reform: What is the status of the Reform implementation, lingering challenges, lessons learned in terms of government regulation/reform implementation? What is coming ahead in terms of market opening, reform implementation stages?
  • Mexico as an investment opportunity after the market liberalization: An oil company perspective on why represents a good business opportunity, thoughts on implementation and what they think still needs to be announced/modified in order to attract more investments?


10:30- 11:00
Morning Networking Break
11:00 - 11:30

Session 2a: Presentation - Update on the Mexican market and interaction with the US: Argus will flesh out the most important topics related to the evolution of the Mexican market, domestic balances and bottlenecks, how US suppliers are aiming to this market, what investments are being completed in this sector.

Jaime Brito, Vice President of Pricing and Market Strategies, Latin America

11:30 – 12:30

Session 2b: US Suppliers to the Mexican Market: How are USGC and USWC refiners and trading companies viewing opportunities in the Mexican marketplace? What are their main markets and how relevant is Mexico for their commercial activity? How do they see current refining margins vs. anticipated future margins? How do the USWC and USGC compete in terms of logistical considerations? How well will Pemex compete with international supply?

Dan Gordon, Executive Vice President Business Development – Mexico Supply & Marketing, Delek US 
Eduardo Andrade,
Business Development Manager, Koch Supply and Trading

12:30- 14:30
14:30 - 15:30

Session 3: Financing infrastructure projects in Mexico: What do investors look for when investing in Mexican energy projects? What are the financial and country risks to consider?

What kind of variables/criteria do private investors take into consideration when participating in the Mexican energy sector? Do they think the capital markets in Mexico are well aware of the logistics/commercial opportunities in Mexico’s fuel markets? What are the biggest challenges that investors face in this sector: feasibility, regulation, security?

Oscar Lopez Velarde, Partner, Ritch Mueller
Francisco X. Salazar
, Founding Partner, ENIX
Luis Farias,
CEO, Avant Energy
Laura Vila,
Senior Investment Officer, International Finance Corporation
Maria Ariza,
General Director, BIVA
15:30 - 16:00 Networking Break
16:00 - 16:30 Session 4: Rail and Pipeline Infrastructure into Mexican Markets

What are the current and future routes and markets serviced by rail and pipeline investments? What investments are being made in pipelines that will serve the Mexican market. What are the strengths and weaknesses of each additional mode of transportation and their synergies to additional infrastructure in the country?

Mr. David Eaton, Vice President, The Kansas City Southern Railway Company
Ernesto Anguiano,
Executive Vice President Sales, Ferromex
 17:00 - 19:00
 Networking Reception
Wednesday, May 9th
07:30 - 09:00
Continental Breakfast and Exhibits 
09:00 - 10:30

Session 5: Terminal Development Supporting Mexican Market Development

Learn about the most important private terminal projects in Mexico, including those currently in operation and those slated to come on line. How will these upcoming terminals connect to the supply chain in Mexico, for the retail sector, domestic refineries or international imports. What flexibility do these projects offer for different types of fuels.

Christian Perez, Managing Director, Vopak
Francisco Soto,
General Director, Bulkmatic
José Miguel Gutierréz,
General Director, Ferropuerto K'eri
Celeste Rebora,
Director Hydrocarbons Projects, TCM
Armando Acosta,
Director of Business Development – Terminals and Transportation, Howard Energy

10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break and Exhibits
11:00 - 12:00
Session 6: The Future of the Retail Sector in Mexico
  • ONEXPO view of the retail sector: How does the retail sector view the Mexican Energy Reform implementation? How the retail sector in Mexico has evolved thanks to the implementation of the reform?What is competitive landscape (new brands) arriving to the country? What infrastructure or logistic investments need to be completed in Mexico according to ONEXPO in order to respond to market needs? Main challenges that this sector faces in Mexico?
  • US perspectives: Which practices from the US could be implemented in Mexico? What are the main success factors in the US retail sectors with regards to supply, pricing considerations?
Roberto Díaz de León, President, ONEXPO
Ryan McNutt, CEO, SIGMA
Michael Davis,
VP Member Services, NACS
 12:00 - 13:00 Session 7: Related markets impacting the Mexican downstream: A panel of industry experts and market participants discuss opportunities in the Mexican market, and what lessons we can learn from other commodities like LPG, ethanol and MTBE.

Lic. Dwane Adán García Esparza, LPG Trader, Mex Gas Trading
Edward Avilés
, Executive Director, ACELA
Jorge Lerdo,
CEO, WW-Energy
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