Agenda

DAY 1: Thursday, April 26, 2018

8:0.0 – 9:00 a.m
Registration Open/Continental Breakfast

9:00 – 9:15 a.m.
Opening Remarks

Conference Hosts


9:15 – 10:15 a.m.
Keynote Address
Mexico: The Crown Jewel of the Americas

Lorena Rosas, Director General of Oil Products, SENER

As the Mexican Ministry of Energy, SENER is responsible for developing and administering the national energy policies including playing a critical role in the ongoing energy reform. Join Ms. Rosas as she provides a high level perspective on current initiatives and upcoming developments relating to the fuels and downstream markets in Mexico. She will analyze the challenges, opportunities and upcoming milestones in this historic transition – don’t miss your chance to hear one of the country’s premier energy leaders provide key market intelligence and business insights!


10:15 – 11:00a.m.
What Has Happened Since Mexico’s Price Liberalization?

Lic. Roberto Diaz de León, President, ONEXPO

It has been almost five months to the day since all regions of the country were price liberalized in the gasoline station industry. Hear Mr. Díaz de León delve into the details of Mexico’s retail market, the shifts in prices as well as the new entrants into the market.


11:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Refreshment Break

11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
A Look Ahead – The Future of Mexico’s Downstream Petroleum Sector

Benjamin Torres Barrón, Partner, Baker & McKenzie Abogados, S.C.

What is the short and long term outlook for the downstream industry in Mexico? What investments are needed and what new companies and organizations will be making their mark? What is the current state of infrastructure and how is this inhibiting or enhancing the ability to bring needed supply into Mexico? The answers to these and many other questions will be provided by this dynamic authority on energy policies and development. This is a unique opportunity to hear from a recognized expert in the Mexican downstream sector who specializes in market intelligence and aligning key players and business interests in the region.


12:15 – 1:00 p.m.
Aligning Fuel Importers and Exporters – a U.S./Mexico Market Overview

Andy Lipow, President, Lipow Oil Associates

Recognized globally as one of the foremost experts in petroleum refining, trading and logistics, join Mr. Lipow as he takes an in-depth look at U.S.-Mexico supply and demand curves and issues, refineries south of the border, ethanol policies, the premium issue and the current export landscape. A regular contributor to national news services and newspapers, Andy’s understanding of market forces and global issues makes this a can’t miss transfer of knowledge and actionable information!


1:00– 2:30 p.m.

Networking Lunch

2:30 – 3:15 p.m.
Managing Risk in an Uncertain World

Gregory Broussard, Senior Director, Energy, Cargill Risk Management

In the petroleum markets, we have come to expect extreme price volatility due to extreme weather events, macroeconomic pressures, geopolitical issues, capital flows and currency fluctuations which frequently cause dramatic swings in underlying values. But how do you effectively manage your risk in this market, whether you are a consumer or producer? Discuss the challenges and opportunities to utilize financial risk management strategies to create a boost to your bottom line in an otherwise challenging market environment.


3:15 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
What’s Next for Mexican Energy Reform?

Marcial Diaz, Consultant, Lexoil

As Mexico transitioned to countrywide price liberation at the end of 2017, what are the realities and expectations for the rest of 2018? As the country faces a historic presidential election on July 1, the regulating bodies continue to increase regulations – how do businesses continue to comply in 2018?


4:00 – 4:30 p.m.
Refreshment Break

4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Open Market in Mexico: Theory vs Reality

Rafael Perez, CEO, Quimica Logistics
Mario Fuentes, CEO, Hiper Gas Energy Resources

Two key importers of fuel into Mexico will present the realities of bringing fuel across the border and the lessons they’ve learned along the way – key subjects that will be addressed include:


5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
Networking Cocktail Reception

 

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DAY 2: Friday, April 27, 2018

7:00 – 8:00 a.m.
Continental Breakfast/Opening Remarks

8:00 – 9:00 a.m.
The Future of the Petroleum Industry in Mexico and its Interdependence on the Mexican Railroad System

Francisco Javier Vargas Hernandez, Director General, ARTF

For the first time since the deregulation of Mexico’s energy industry, the governing and regulatory body responsible for railroads in Mexico will share its thoughts on the future of the petroleum industry in Mexico and the critical role that rail plays and will continue to play in supplying fuel nationwide. Join Mr. Hernandez as he explores in detail Mexico’s current rail infrastructure and planned expansions, rail spurs and authorizations to offload product, steps required to authorize a spur and what steps are needed in order for the Mexican rail system to meet the ever growing demand for product transport – this is a critical subject and the perfect start to day two of the Summit!


9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Analyzing the US-Mexico Energy Relationship

Oscar Rodríguez Cabrera, Cónsul General, Cónsulado General de México

The second day of the event begins with this impactful presentation from a recognized liaison between the United States and Mexico. Covering such key topics as the growing dependence of the US as a fuel exporter to Mexico, NAFTA, its future and impact on the energy sector and the potential ramifications and consequences of the upcoming presidential elections, this session will allow attendees to understand the complex ties between the US and Mexican petroleum industries and enhance their knowledge of potential future scenarios and their impact on business and commerce.


10:00 – 10:30 a.m.
Refreshment Break

10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Mexico or Bust…Part 1

Lic. Cintia González Torres, Customs Advisor, WERA Customs Brokers, Mexico
Susan Wilson, Compliance Manager, RM Customhouse Brokers, Inc., USA
Sandra Cardenas, Import / Export Specialist, RM Customhouse Brokers, Inc., USA

During this one-of-a-kind workshop, attendees will learn from customs brokers from the U.S. and Mexico as they detail the documentation, permit, cost and timeframe expectations of moving product from the U.S. to Mexico. This interactive workshop will provide answers to your most nagging questions when it comes to all the obligations, costs, and requirements to export and import fuels into Mexico.


11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Mexico or Bust…Part 2

12:15 p.m.
Conference Adjourns

 

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