Thursday October 22, 2015 from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM CDT
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NIU Naperville Conference Center 
1120 E. Diehl Rd.
Naperville, IL 60563

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Kimberly McNamara 
Illinois Manufacturers' Association 

Mexico as a Strategic Business Partner

Like the United States, Mexico is experiencing a major manufacturing renaissance. This resurgance may represent a significant opportunity for Illinois manufacturers. The lMA and the US Mexico Chamber of Commerce bring you a half-day conference focusing on topics that IMA members indicated as important to them.

Our first panel of presenters will discuss Mexico's Legal, Labor and Fiscal Framework. The second panel of presenters will cover Supply Chain, Logistics and Manufacturing.

Join your fellow manufacturers today! 


8:00am - Registration & Networking Continental Breakfast

8:30am - Welcome Remarks, IMA & U.S. Mexico Chamber

8:40am - Mexico's Legal, Labor & Fiscal Framework: 

  • New Tax Developments in Mexico
  • Mexico's Electronic Invoicing Requirements
  • VAT Certification Renovation for Certain IMMEX Companies
  • Mexico's Business Environment and Competitive Advantages
  • Investment in Mexico and Government Support
  • Labor Law
  • Differences between US and Mexico
  • How to Set Up Operations in Mexico
  • Legal Aspects of Transacting with Mexican Entities

Panelists: Scott Sneckenberger, Plante Moran; Margarita Escalante, Miller-Canfield; Martin Caro, Trade Commissioner Promexico; Hugo Dubovoy, Baker & Mckenzie; Tania Terrazas, Littler Mendelson                     

  Moderator: Amalia Rioja, Baker & McKenzie

10:00am - Break

10:15am - Mexico's Industrial Development: The Challenges, Risks and Opportunities

Panelists: Diego de la Garza, Source One; Jeff Jorge, Baker Tilly;  Haydn Powell, Caterpilar;                     Carlos Estrella, Navistar

 Moderator: Richard Roche, Supply Chain Blueprint 

11:45am - Questions & Answers


SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES are available for this conference. 

Questions? Contact Kimberly McNamara at the IMA: kmcnamara@ima-net.org


Blanca Berthier at the US Mexico Chamber of Commerce: blanca.berthier@usmcoc.org