Mexico currently faces a triple crisis: the coronavirus pandemic, a deep economic recession and a continued problem with crime and violence. Layered over these issues is a crisis of governability, created in part by President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s complicated relationship with the media, opposition political parties, governors and mayors, and the private sector. Against this backdrop, what should businesses and investors know to successfully navigate the country’s shifting landscape?
At this second annual Mexico Country Outlook, a team of experts answered this question, examining the major challenges facing the country and anticipating what companies can expect in 2021.The outlook focused on Mexico’s politics, economic prospects, new regulatory environment, public safety and security, as well as the state of relations between the U.S. and Mexico. This conference was geared toward companies and investors doing business, or wishing to do business, in Mexico, so that they can be well-positioned to handle the challenges and opportunities ahead.
The accompanying report, "Mexico Country Outlook 2021," is available here.
José Antonio Meade Kuribreña, Ph.D.
Independent Non-executive Director, HSBC Global Board; Non-executive Director, ALFA General Board
Pamela Lizette Cruz
Research Analyst, Center for the United States and Mexico, Baker Institute
David Gantz, J.D.
Will Clayton Fellow in International Trade, Baker Institute for Public Policy; Samuel M. Fegtly Professor of Law, University of Arizona’s James E. Rogers College of Law
Luz Garcini, Ph.D.
Nonresident Scholar, Center for the United States and Mexico, Baker Institute; Assistant Professor, Center for Research to Advance Community Health, UT Health San Antonio's Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine
Nonresident Fellow, Center for the United States and Mexico, Baker Institute; Former Chief of Intelligence, Houston Field Division, Drug Enforcement Administration
Nathan Jones, Ph.D.
Nonresident Scholar, Center for the United States and Mexico, Baker Institute; Associate Professor of Security Studies, College of Criminal Justice, Sam Houston State University
Rodrigo Montes de Oca
Research Scholar, Center for the United States and Mexico, Baker Institute
Tony Payan, Ph.D.
Director, Center for the United States and Mexico; Françoise and Edward Djerejian Fellow for Mexico Studies, Baker Institute
Jose Ivan Rodriguez-Sanchez, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Research Fellow in International Trade, Center for the United States and Mexico, Baker Institute
This event was made possible by the generous support of the event co-chairs and host committee:
The Honorable Linnet Deily
Chair, Program Committee, Baker Institute Board of Advisors; Former U.S. Ambassador to the World Trade Organization; Former Deputy U.S. Trade Representative
Claudio X. González
Chair, Subcommittee for the Center for the United States and Mexico, Baker Institute Board of Advisors; Chairman of the Board, Kimberly-Clark de México
Founding Member, Quartz Energy Partners
Jaime Serra Puche, Ph.D.
Chairman, SAI Law & Economics; Chairman, BBVA Bancomer; Former Secretary of Commerce and of Treasury, Mexico
Marc J. Shapiro
Chair, Baker Institute Board of Advisors; Retired Vice Chair, JP Morgan Chase & Co.
Host Committee Members
Alberto de la Fuente
Mexico Country Chair, Shell
Cindy de Leon
Founder and Senior Trade Auditor, Deleon Trade LLC
Guillermo de Leon
Chief Financial Officer, Deleon Trade LLC
George Y. Gonzalez
Partner, Haynes and Boone, LLP
Mary and Michael Grizzard
Supporters of the Center for the United States and Mexico
Senior Managing Director, Hines
Chief Executive Officer, MAREK
Jesús Reyes Heroles
Executive President, StructurA