Given the successful gathering last June of our 1st Port Finance International Mexico & LATAM, PFI will be holding the 2nd Mexican & LATAM PFI Forum.

This conference is a meeting point to understand Mexicans ports current and future opportunities and find solutions to challenges.

Mexico’s port development and operations is currently thriving, with great opportunities of product and service provider companies to access high value opportunities.

Mexico’s Infrastructure investment has grown from 3% of GDP in 2000 to nearly 5% in 2012.

A National Program has been launched, devoting nearly £65 billion to help modernize and develop four leading ports, construct ten specialized terminals and grow Mexico’s cargo handling capacity by 60%.

There has been a £2.9 billion investment into expanding the port of Veracruz which will increase the port’s terminals from 18 to 28 and enhance its cargo capacity to 116 million tons.

 

Day 1 - Tuesday 16th June 2015

08.30 Registration & Welcome Coffee

09.20 Welcome Remarks 
Moderator: Octavio Doerr, Port Specialist – Infrastructure Service Unit, ECONOMIC COMMISSION FOR LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN (UN-ECLAC)

09.30 Opening Keynote Speech
Guillermo Deister, Director of the Strategic Planning Unity for Ports & Maritime, MINISTRY OF COMMUNICATIONS & TRANSPORT (SCT)

SESSION 1: TRANPORT, PORTS AND ECONOMIC OUTLOOK

10.00 Regional Situation in Port Logistics, Competitiveness and Infrastructure 
Jorge Duran, Chief of the Secretariat, INTER-AMERICAN COMMITTEE ON PORTS OF THE ORGANIZATION OF AMERICAN STATES

10.30 State of Latin American & Caribbean Ports: Integration and Logistic Collaboration, Challenges, Barriers and Regional Case Studies 
Octavio Doerr, Port Specialist – Infrastructure Service Unit, ECONOMIC COMMISSION FOR LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN (UN-ECLAC)

11.00 Recent Trends Observed in the Shipping and Port Industries
Michel Donner, Senior Advisor, DREWRY

 

11:30 Coffee Break Kindly Sponsored by Miranda & EstavilloImage removed.

 

SESSION 2: MEXICAN PORT DEVELOPMENTS & INVESTMENTS

12.00 Keynote: Vision for Mexican Ports and the Ports Sector
Fernando Gamboa, Director of Development & Ports Administration, MINISTRY OF COMMUNICATIONS & TRANSPORT (SCT)

12.15 Matamoros Port Terminal: Key to Strengthen Mexican Ports Infrastructure & Economy 
Vicente Saint Martin, General Director, TAMAULIPAS PORTS AUTHORITY

12.35 Port of Veracruz Expansion & the Importance for the Development of the City and the Region 
Jorge Antonio Miranda, Director of Project Engineering, VERACRUZ PORT AUTHORITY 
Jorge Enrique Baños, Assistant Director of Project Development and Execution, VERACRUZ PORT AUTHORITY

12.55 Development & Infrastructure of the Port of Manzanillo
Jorge Bustos Espino, General Director, MANZANILLO PORT AUTHORITY

13.15 Port of Chiapas, Challenges & Opportunities, The Way for he Especial Economic Zone & Agropark
Edgar Reyes Gonzalez, General Director, MADERO (CHIAPAS) PORT AUTHORITY

13.35 Discussion – Q&A

13:45 Lunch Break

SESSION 3: INFRASTRUCTURE FINANCING AND INVESTMENTS

Moderator: Stefan Blum, Director Representative Office Mexico, DEG

15.00 Case Study: The IFC Experience
Diana Ruan, Investment Officer, INTERNATIONAL FINANCE CORPORATION (IFC)

15.20 Market Demand & Port Connectivity Infrastructure Requirements – APP Investment Opportunities
Jaime Aguilar, General Director, ATOP

15.45 Future Investment Challenges for Mexico 
Sergio Montano, Executive Director, MCBAINS COOPER Mexico

16:10 Coffee Break Kindly Sponsored by Miranda & EstavilloImage removed.

 

Day 2 - Wednesday 17th June 2015

08:30 Registration & Welcome Coffee

09.10 Welcome Remarks 
Moderator: Rodolfo Sabonge, Independent Expert Consultant, MCKINSEY & COMPANY

SESSION 4: IMPACT OF THE ENERGY REFORM, PORT DIVERSIFICATON & CONNECTIVITY

09.15 Challenges faced by Mexico in the Exploitation of Deepwater Hydrocarbons
Oscar Valle Molina, Program Coordinator for Exploitation of Deep Water Fields, Alianza FiiDEM

09.45 Update on Pemex, the Energy Reform and Impact on Port Needs
Javier Vergara, Advisor - Office of the CEO, PEMEX

10.15 Development of Port Infrastructure and Operations
Julio Martinez, President, AMIP

10.45 Ports’ Growth & Logistic Worth of Off-Dock infrastructure
Arturo Cors, Business & Institutional Relations Director, CICE GROUP

11.15 Interconnectivity: Rail Services to the Mexican Ports 
Iker de Luisa Plazas, General Director, MEXICAN RAIL ASSOCIATON (AMF)

11:45 Coffee Break

SESSION 5: COMMERCIAL & LEGAL ASPECTS

12.15 The New Mexican Ports Regulatory Structures & Regulatory Risks
Hugo Cruz Valdés, Attorney and Institutional Liaison - Assistant General Director, MINISTRY OF COMMUNICATIONS & TRANSPORT (SCT)

12.45 Cabotage Navigation Activities which Support the Energy Sector & the Related National and Foreign Investments and Tax Aspects 
Cristina Sánchez Urtiz, Partner, MIRANDA & ESTAVILLO, S.C.

13.15 The Shipping Agents Vision of the Mexican Ports
Francisco J. Orozco Mendoza, President, AMANAC

13:45 Lunch Break

SESSION 6: REGIONAL MEGA & SPECIAL PROJECTS

14.45 Maritime Infrastructure Development in the Central American Region and Caribbean 
Rodolfo Sabonge, Independent Expert Consultant, MCKINSEY & COMPANY

15.15 New Canal & Corridor Projects

  • Mexico’s Transoceanic Corridor: It’s Importance for Mexican Foreign Commerce and for the economic and social development of the region
  • Infrastructure & Development of the Logistic Corridor of the Tehuantepec Isthmus: The Salina Cruz Port Perspective
  • Panama Canal Further Expansion

Ovidio Noval Nicolau, General Director, COATZACOALCOS PORT AUTHORITY
Angel Perez Cantu, General Director, SALINA CRUZ PORT AUTHORITY
Luis Ferreira, Supervisor & Specialist in Communications and Historic Documentation, Vice-presidency of Engineering and Programs Administration, PANAMA CANAL AUTHORITY

16:45 Discussion – Q&A

17:15 Summary Notes and Close of Conference

*Invited

16.30 PANEL DISCUSSION

  • Alternative Financing Schemes
  • Applying PPP Schemes for Port Financing
  • Development Capital Certificates (CKD)

Moderator: Stefan Blum, Director Representative Office Mexico, DEG
Othon Perez, Infrastructure Director, CH2M
Ignacio Garcia de Presno, Partner – Infrastructure & Project Financing, PWC Mexico
Luis A. Arizaga, Head of Acquisitions, MACQUARIE MEXICAN INFRAESTRUCTURE FUND
Carlos Mier y Terán, Deputy Director of Ports, Airports and Tourism Projects, BANOBRAS

17.30 Q&A - Discussion

18.00 Summary Notes and Close of Day 1 followed by Networking Drinks Reception until 19.00

Prices:

- 1450 USD

10% discount for 2 employees from the same company, registering and paying at the same time. 

30% discount available for association and media partners associated with the event.

Registration is closed.

 

Venue
Centro Asturiano de Mexico
Edificio Sociocultural
Arquímedes no.4
Col. Chapultepec Morales
11570, México D.F.

Tel. 5281 0024 / 5281 0141
Fax: 5281 3546
Website: http://www.centroasturianomexico.com/edificio-sociocultural.html
Map:http://goo.gl/euCPby

 

Accomodation
Hyatt Regency Mexico city have offered Port Finance International delegates a special discount, it is make a full prepay with a charge to a credit card. It is non refundable and does not allows changes or cancellations.

Club King Room or Club Twin Room (Twin beds)
$ 353 usd + 19 % tax per room per night in double or single occupancy

The rate includes,

  • American breakfast
  • Drinks and snacks in the afternoon
  • Butler service (to help you with recommendations and reservations for restaurants, transportation, booking travel, shows; luggage packing and unpacking service)
  • Complimentary ironing of two garments during your stay
  • Shoe shine services
  • Wake up call with coffee, tea or juice (it can be required to either butler service or the Hotel Operator)
  • Special area for check in and check out at the 40th floor.

Visa
Please note that Port Finance International cannot assist you with applying for or obtaining visas. For information about visa requirements and application procedures please contact your local Embassy or Consulate.

 

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