Mexico's Energy Reform: Opportunities in all Directions

Mexico’s energy reforms have changed the entire sector, though much of the attention has been on hydrocarbons. This event focuses on the effects of reforms on the natural gas and power industry, and includes an update on the upstream bid rounds — in particular, the highly anticipated deepwater bid round in December.

The potential of the gas and power industry to deliver on the promises of the reform are very high, but there must be changes to system regulation, contract handling, private partner participation, wholesale-market management, transmission set-up and distribution networks.

At this event, industry experts, scholars and practitioners analyzed these and related issues and offered insights on the reforms' potential for success.

This event was co-sponsored by the Baker Institute Mexico Center and Haynes and Boone, LLP.

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 To view the entire conference, please click below:

1. Keynote

2. Panel I

3. Panel II

4. Panel III

 

 

 

Agenda 

7:30 am

 

 

Breakfast and Registration

8:00 am

 

 

Welcome

Tony Payan, Ph.D.
Françoise and Edward Djerejian Fellow for Mexico Studies and Director, Mexico Center, Baker Institute

George Y. González
Partner, Haynes and Boone LLP

8:10 am

 

 

Introduction of Keynote Speaker

George Y. González
Partner, Haynes and Boone LLP

8:15 am    

Keynote Address

His Excellency Pedro Joaquín Coldwell (click here to view slides of the speaker's presentation)
Secretary of Energy, Mexico

9:00 am    

Panel I – Power Up: Mexico's Power Market

Moderator: Nicolas Borda, Partner, Haynes and Boone LLP

Jose Antonio Aguilar
Chairman of the Board and Principal, Vive Energía

Tom Heather (click here to view slides of the speaker's presentation)
Counsel, Haynes and Boone LLP

Juan Rosellón, Ph.D. (click here to view slides of the speaker's presentation)
Professor, Department of Economics, Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas; Senior Research Fellow, DIW-Berlin; and Visiting Research Fellow, Universidad Panamericana

10:10 am    

Coffee Break

10:30 am    

Panel II – In the Pipeline: Mexico’s Natural Gas Sector

Moderator: Alberto de la Peña, Partner, Haynes and Boone LLP

Hunt Buckley
Senior Counsel, Haynes and Boone LLP

Adrian Duhalt, Ph.D. (click here to view slides of the speaker's presentation)
Nonresident Scholar, Mexico Center, Baker Institute; Associate Professor, Universidad de las Américas Puebla

David Madero (click here to view slides of the speaker's presentation)
Director General, CENAGAS

Álvaro Efraín Téllez Rangel
Founding Partner, ENIX

11:40 pm        

Panel III – Ramp Up: Upstream update and recap of bid rounds

Moderator: Franciso J. Monaldi, Ph.D., Fellow in Latin America Energy Policy, Baker Institute

Benigna Leiss
Country Manager, Chevron Energía de México

Pablo Medina
Research Analyst, Latin America Upstream Research, Wood Mackenzie

Luis Moreno
Partner, Haynes and Boone LLP

12:50 pm    

Closing Remarks

Tony Payan, Ph.D.
Françoise and Edward Djerejian Fellow for Mexico Studies and Director, Mexico Center, Baker Institute

 

Group(s): Mexico Center

When?

Fri, Sept. 23, 2016
7:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
(GMT-0500) US/Central

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Where?

James A. Baker III Hall, Rice University
6100 Main St.
Houston, Texas 77005

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