Thursday October 30, 2014 from 7:30 AM to 3:00 PM MDT
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Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce 
1445 Market Street
Denver, CO 80202



Luis Colon 
Xcelente Global 


Juan Carlos Prieto Williams                                

Bilateral Council

+52 (55) 5990-2889




US-Mexico Energy Forum 

The Colorado Office of Economic Development & International Trade has partnered with the Colorado Oil & Gas Association (COGA), the Colorado Energy Coalition, Xcelente Global Ltd., the Biennial of the Americas and the Bilateral Council LLC, to host a discussion on the recent Mexico energy reforms and the opportunities they present for Colorado companies.

Attendees can expect to learn about specific investment opportunities in the Mexican energy sector and export opportunities for energy-specific products and services. There will also be the chance to develop key business and government relationships. 

The forum will bring together key stakeholders and advisers to discuss the short, medium and long-term prospects in the oil & gas, electric and renewable energy sectors. 

Sponsorships are available for this event! 


7:30 – 8:15am                                       

Welcome Remarks and Introduction                                                                                                    

Continental breakfast

Topic: Overview of Colorado’s energy sector and why it should be interested in the energy reforms in Mexico            

Speakers: Colorado Oil & Gas Association (COGA), Xcelente Global             


8:15 – 9:00am                                      

Mexico Economic and Global Outlook

Topic: Economic growth, main challenges, Mexico as a North American and global player

Speaker: Ana Luisa Fajer, General Director for North America, Ministry of Foreign Affairs


9:00 – 9:45am                                       

Structural Reform in Mexico

Topic:  Details on Mexico’s reforms and how they will impact the labor, education, financial, telecommunication and energy industries – as well as insight on structural reforms such as the new competition policy

Speaker: Senator Marcela Guerra, President, Foreign Relations – North America Commission, Mexican Senate


9:45 – 10:00am                                    

Networking Break


10:00 – 10:45am                                 

Energy Reform in Mexico: Details

 Topic: How the energy reforms will impact various markets, the different models for contracting and bidding, anticipated key players and business expectations  

Speakers: Carlos Bello, Consul General of Mexico in Denver


10:45 – 11:30am                                 

 Mexico’s Gas and Power Generation Landscape

Topic: Details of reform implementation in the gas and power generation industries

Speaker: Guillermo Turrent Schnaas, Director of Modernization, Federal Commission on Electricity  


11:30 – 12:30pm                                

Lunch & Keynote                                                                                                                          

Topic: The importance of a strong Colorado-Mexico partnership

Speaker: Colorado Lieutenant Governor Joseph A. Garcia


12:30 – 1:15pm                                                     

Mexico’s Oil & Gas Landscape

Topic: Details of reform implementation in the oil & gas industry

Speaker: Juan Marcos Gutierrez, FGZ Strategies S.C. and Carlos Lezama, Founder, FGZ Strategies S.C.  


1:15 – 2:00pm                                      

 Business in Mexico: Perspective from an Energy Expert

Topic: What are the considerations for doing business in the energy field in Mexico?

Speaker: George Baker, President at Baker & Associates, Energy Consultants


2:00 – 2:45pm                                      

Roadmap for Pursuing Business Opportunities in Mexico

Topic: What are the main business considerations and incentives for doing business in Mexico?

Speakers: Omar Llamas, Director, ProMéxico



Closing Remarks and Networking                                   


Attendance Fee: $150 in advance, $200 at the door .Register Now! 

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