What challenges will Mexico face in the coming year? And how will those challenges affect companies and investors doing business in the country?
The fourth annual Mexico Country Outlook, presented by the Baker Institute on December 8, 2022, explored critical issues facing Mexico and their impact on relations between the U.S. and Mexico. Experts from across industry, government and academia examined Mexico’s politics, economy, regulatory environment, and public safety and security landscape.
The Mexico Country Outlook is hosted annually by the Center for the U.S. and Mexico at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy. This year’s program featured keynote remarks by the Honorable Maria-Elena Giner, commissioner of the U.S. section of the International Boundary and Water Commission, and Macario Schettino, an economist, author and researcher at the Tecnológico de Monterrey. In addition, two expert panel discussions explored trade and the economy and democracy, security, immigration and the border.
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Tony Payan, Ph.D.
Introduction: Chuck Bracht, Vice President of Business Development, NFP Executive Benefits
Macario Schettino, Ph.D.
|9:05 am||Question and Answer Session|
Panel I — Trade and the Economy
Moderator: Flávio Cunha, Ph.D., Chair, Department of Economics, Rice University
Marco Fernández, Ph.D.
David A. Gantz, J.D., J.S.M.
Jose Ivan Rodriguez-Sanchez, Ph.D.
|10:05 am||Question and Answer Session|
Panel II — Democracy, Security, Immigration and the Border
Moderator: Tony Payan, Ph.D., Baker Institute
Regina M. Buono, J.D., Ph.D.
Nathan P. Jones, Ph.D.
Rodrigo Montes de Oca, LL.M.
|11:15 am||Question and Answer Session|
Introduction: Tony Payan, Ph.D., Baker Institute
The Honorable Maria-Elena Giner
|12:25 pm||Question and Answer Session|
Chuck Bracht (Co-chair)
Vice President of Business Development, NFP Executive Benefits
Richard Vaughan (Co-chair)
CEO, Alloy Merchant Finance, L.P.
VP, International Investment & Trade, Greater Houston Partnership
Cindy de Leon
Founder & Senior Trade Auditor, Deleon Trade LLC
Partner, Haynes and Boone L.L.P.
Founding Member, Quartz Energy Partners
Partner, King & Spalding L.L.P.
Associate General Counsel & Global Privacy Officer, Vopak
Managing Director, FTI Consulting