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Mexico Country Outlook 2020

Throughout the first year of his term, Mexico’s President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has made a series of policy decisions that have dramatically altered the country’s business landscape. As a result, 2020 is likely to bring new challenges to Mexico’s economic, political, social and policy environments, and accurately understanding these issues will be essential for companies and corporations making investment decisions in the country.

At this inaugural Mexico Country Outlook, a team of experts examined the major challenges facing the country and forecast what companies can expect in 2020. The outlook, designed for businesses, corporations and investors, focused on Mexico’s politics, economic prospects, new regulatory environment, public safety and security landscape, and the social conflict atmosphere, as well as the state of relations between the U.S. and Mexico. The Mexico Country Outlook is an annual event open to members of the U.S.-Mexico Forum. For more information on the forum and to become a member, please click here

This event was sponsored by the Baker Institute Center for the United States and Mexico. Follow @BakerCtrUSMEX on Twitter.

   

 

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Agenda 

8:00 am

 

 

Breakfast and Registration

8:30 am

   

Welcome and Introduction

Tony Payan, Ph.D.
Director, Center for the United States and Mexico

8:35 am

 

 

Opening Keynote Address

His Excellency Jaime Serra Puche, Ph.D.
Chairman, SAI Law & Economics; and Former Secretary of Commerce and of Treasury, Mexico

9:15 am

   

Question and Answer Session

9:45 am    

Break

10:00 am

 

 

Panel — Mexico Country Outlook 2020

Moderator: Nicolas Shumway, Ph.D., Senior Program Advisor, Center for the United States and Mexico 

David A. Gantz, J.D.
Will Clayton Fellow in Trade and International Economics, Center for the United States and Mexico

Rodrigo Montes de Oca 
Research Scholar, Center for the United States and Mexico

Tony Payan, Ph.D.
Director, Center for the United States and Mexico

Jose Ivan Rodriguez-Sanchez, Ph.D. 
Postdoctoral Research Fellow in International Trade, Center for the United States and Mexico

11:15 am

 

 

Question and Answer Session

11:45 pm

   

Lunch

12:30 pm

   

Closing Keynote Address

The Honorable Hugo F. Rodríguez Jr.
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Central America, Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs, U.S. Department of State

12:45 pm

 

 

Adjourn

  

 

When?

Thu, Jan. 9, 2020
8 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
(GMT-0500) US/Central

Where?

James A. Baker III Hall
Rice University's Baker Institute – 6100 Main St
Houston, TX 77005

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