PROGRAM
  • Thursday October 8, 2020
    El Paso Convention Center
  • 07:00 - 09:00
    REGISTRATION & CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
  • 08:30 - 11:00
    BLOCK: USMCA Legal Aspects - Mexico’s New Labor Laws Challenges
    César Ochoa, EC LEGAL RUBIO VILLEGAS, Partner
    James P. Verdi, JACKSON LEWIS P.C., Attorney at Law
  • 08:30 - 11:00
    PANEL: Household Appliances Industry Supply Chain in Mexico
    Betsabé Rocha, APPLIANCES CLUSTER OF NUEVO LEON (CLELAC), Director
    Jacob Burroughs, ELECTROLUX NORTH AMERICA, Vice President Ownership Solutions David Hernández,
    ELECTRICAL COMPONENTS INTERNATIONAL, NA Operations Director
  • 08:30 - 11:00
    BLOCK: Mexicos Automotive Industry Challenges for 2020-2024
    Guillermo Rosales, NATIONAL AUTOMOTIVE DEALER ASSOCIATION (AMDA), General Director
    Guido Vildozo, IHS MARKIT, Senior Manager, Americas - Light Vehicle Sales Forecasting
  • 08:30 - 00:00
    EXHIBITS OPEN
  • 10:00 - 00:00
    B2B MEETINGS START
  • 11:00 - 11:30
    COFFEE BREAK
  • 11:30 - 13:30
    PANEL: Mexico-U.S. Relations Outlook: Trade, Labor, Cost and FDI Impact
    Sergio Ornelas, MEXICONOW, Editor
    Luis Aguirre, NATIONAL COUNCIL OF MAQUILADORA AND EXPORT MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY (INDEX), President
    Enrique Perret, U.S.-MEXICO FOUNDATION, Director
    Christopher Wilson, WILSON CENTER, Mexico Institute, Deputy Director
  • 11:30 - 13:30
    PANEL: Border Challenges for 2020
    César Ochoa, EC LEGAL RUBIO VILLEGAS, Partner
    Thomas Fullerton, UTEP, Chair of the Study of Trade in the Americas - Professor of Economics
    Mayra G. Maldonado, HUNT INSTITUTE, Associate Director
  • 13:30 - 15:00
    LUNCH
  • 15:00 - 17:30
    PANEL: Opportunities for Mexicos Aerospace Industry Supply Chain
    David Fishman, SPARROW COMPANY, Managing Partner & Founder
    Luis Lizcano, MEXICAN COUNCIL OF AEROSPACE INDUSTRIES (FEMIA), Managing Director
    René Espinosa, CHIHUAHUA AEROSPACE CLUSTER, President
    Aldo Rodríguez, PAULO HEAT TREATING MEXICO, General Director
  • 15:00 - 17:30
    PANEL: Industry 4.0 and Digital Transformation: Challenge and Opportunity
    Javier Acosta, MECHATRONICS AUTOMATION, CEO
    Ramiro Villeda, VILLEDA CONSULTING GROUP, Managing Director
    Kurt Yañez, DELL EMC, Distribution & Channel Sr. Sales Manager, Latin America
  • 15:00 - 17:30
    PANEL: Challenges to Achieve Mexicos Manufacturing Industry Growth
    Oscar Palacios, SEEKINGSUPPLIER, Chief Executive Officer
    Alejandra González, CARDINAL HEALTH, Supply Chain Advisor-Cordis
    Gerardo Estrada, VTC WEST, Purchase & Materials Manager
  • 15:00 - 17:30
    Evolution from a Supply Chain to a Value Chain
    Eduardo Reyes Diaz-Leal, COMERCIO INTERNACIONAL, Senior Partner
  • 18:00 - 00:00
    B2B MEETINGS END
  • 18:00 - 00:00
    EXHIBITION CLOSE
  • 19:00 - 18:30
    CLOSURE COCKTAIL