All Press Releases for February 24, 2015

Texas-Mexico Business Forum Sold Out!

Presenters to focus on growing bi-regional business, especially in ENERGY and TECHNOLOGY. Reporters are invited to a press conference at 10 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 26, at Texas State Capitol. Get Press Pass by calling Irma Woodruff 210-410-1214.

"Texas attendess will learn to expand their businesses into Mexico and Mexican attendees will know how to open doors for their products in the U.S.," says Emmanuel Loo, president of AEM-Austin.

    AUSTIN, TX, February 24, 2015 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Texas' economy is one of the largest in the U.S. thanks in large part to Mexico, the state's largest trading partner. To accelerate bi-regional business growth, the Asociacion de Empresarios Mexicanos (AEM) is holding its inaugural Texas-Mexico Business Forum on Feb. 26 at the State Capitol and Feb. 27 at UT Austin. The agenda and speakers can be seen at:

"The magnitude of interest in the forum has been amazing," says Emmanuel Loo, president of AEM's Austin Chapter which is organizing the forum. "We continue to receive requests to attend, but we are capping the number at 300 so everyone has the chance to personally connect with presenters, all of whom have a track record of successfully doing business in Texas and Mexico."

Loo says that because Texas and Mexico are so close in proximity, companies and entrepreneurs in both regions have a competitive edge over other regions in being able to do businesses together, especially in the industries at the forefront of growth today: Energy, technology, automotive, higher education and healthcare.

"We will give conference-goers access to speakers and experts in the growth industries, and we expect Texas attendees to learn how to expand their businesses into Mexico and Mexico attendees to learn how to open doors in the U.S. for their products and services," Loo says. "Bottom line, that is the goal for the forum."

Loo explains that everyone is wondering how the privatization of PEMEX, Mexico's oil giant, will benefit both countries. "We are fortunate that we will have two legislators who actually helped write Mexico's new energy laws on hand to explain new policies," he says. "Additionally, a former director of PEMEX and his Texas counterpart, who are both retired and can speak openly, will provide their perspective on ideas for opportunities of collaboration."

Regarding technology, many are unaware that Mexico is the fourth largest provider of Information Technology services in the world. "With over half a million IT specialists in Mexico, many of the country's tech companies are at the vanguard," Loo says. "Mexico has moved well beyond maquiladoras that make car parts for automotive companies to innovative companies, such as Johnson & Johnson, that use high-tech maquiladoras to make stints, pacemakers and other healthcare products for worldwide consumers."

Innovation will also be a topic of discussion. The renown, Robert Metcalfe, co-inventor of the "Ethernet" and a pioneer in computer networking, will be a keynote speaker and share his ideas to foster faster innovation.

The agenda is attached and all speakers and prominent guests can be seen at: and on Facebook at

Reporters who attend the press conference will have access to key conference speakers. Texas-Mexico Business Forum


Thursday, February 26, 2015

2.00 pm Bus Departure from Holiday Inn Town Lake - Texas Capitol

3.00 pm VIP Round Table Discussion with State Representatives and Senators
By Invitation Only

4.00 pm Private Tour of the Texas Capitol.

5.30 pm Welcome Reception at Texas Capitol
Salon: Legislature Conference Room E2.002A
Dress Code: Business

Welcome Remarks
Eduardo Bravo, Chairman of AEM Board of Directors
Emmanuel Loo, President of AEM - Austin Chapter

5.35 pm The Honorable Daniel Guerrero, Mayor of San Marcos.

5.45 pm Lic. Felipe de Jesus Cantu Rodriguez, Former State Representative of Nuevo Leon and Current PAN Representative for Governor of Nuevo Leon, Mexico

6.00 pm The Honorable Consul Mariana Posada Lombada

6.15 pm The Honorable Roberto Alonzo, State Representative

6.30 pm The Honorable Carlos Uresti, State Senator

6.45 pm The Honorable Carlos Cascos, Texas Secretary of State

8.00 pm Bus Departure from Texas Capitol - Holiday Inn Town Lake

9.00 pm Bus Departure from Texas Capitol - Holiday Inn Town Lake

Friday, February 27, 2015

6.45 am - 7.45 am
Bus Departure from Holiday Inn Town Lake to Texas Union Hall
Every 15 minutes

7.45 am Registration Begins. Texas Union Building at University of Texas
2261-2299 Guadalupe Street, Austin, TX 78712
Dress Code: Business

8.00 am Breakfast

8.15 am Welcome Remarks
Eduardo Bravo, Chairman of AEM Board of Directors
Emmanuel Loo, President of AEM - Austin Chapter
Patricio Gutierrez. President of AEM Jovenes - Austin Chapter

8.30 am Mexico and Business
Francisco Gonzalez Diaz
General Director of PROMEXICO

9.00 am Welcome Remarks
The Honorable Steve Adler, Mayor of Austin

9.30 am Remarks
The Honorable Ivy Taylor, Mayor of San Antonio

10.00 am Technological Innovation Using Startups
Robert Metcalfe
Co-inventor of Ethernet and Founder of 3COM and Pop!Tech

10.30 am Mexico in the New Economy
Ernesto Cordero
Former President of the Senate in Mexico and Former Secretary of SHCP

11.00 am The Texas General Land Office
George P. Bush
Director of Texas General Land Office

11.30 am INADEM
Enrique Jacob Rocha
Director of INADEM (Mexico's National Institute for Entrepreneurs)

12.00 pm Lunch

12.15 pm Energy
Christi Craddick
Texas Railroad Commissioner

1.00 pm Challenges for Mexico in the New Economy.
Salomon Chertorivski
Secretary of Economic Development in Mexico City

1.30 pm Role of Mexico in the New Economy
Geronimo Gutierrez
Director of North America Development Bank



2.00 pm Texas Tech Accelerators Salon: Asian
Kevin Koym
Guillermo Garza

3.00 pm Cross-Border Tech Entrepreneurship Salon: Chicano
Robin Reyes
Marcus Dantus
Luis Pablo Gonzalez
Antonio Arocha
Moderator: Hector Torres

4.00 pm TechBA Salon: Asian
Hector Gomez
Marcela Garza
Mauricio Morales
Eduardo Velazquez
Moderator: Luis Medina

4.30 pm Marcus Dantus, Founder and CEO of Startup Mexico


2.30 pm Mexican Energy Reform Salon: Governors
Luis Moreno
Ruben Carrillo
Humberto Prieto
Moderator: Alejandra Bueno

3.00 pm Energy Panel Salon: Ballroom
Rogelio de Montemayor
Jerry Patterson
Moderator: Ernesto Velarde

3.30 pm Felipe de Jesus Cantu

4.00 pm Cluster Presentation Rogelio Garza Garza and Hector Ortiz


2.00 pm Legal Panel Salon: Lonestar
Carlos Velazquez de Leon
Sergio Legorreta
Moderator. Roberto C. Rondero de Mosier

3.00 pm The Growth Institute Salon: Board of Directors
Juan Gonzalez
COO & Co-Founder of The Growth Institute

4.00 pm Daniel Gomez Iniguez. Salon: Ballroom
Cofounder of SOLBEN

4.30 pm Jordi Munoz. Salon: Ballroom
Cofounder of 3D Robotics


2.00 pm Global Trade and FX hosted by Regions Bank Salon: Chicano
Hector Escobar VP Global Trade Market of Regions Bank
Michael Zellckson

3.00 pm Economic Development Salon: Asian
Salomon Chertorivski
Juan Carlos Guerra
Carlos Marron
Ben Ramirez
William Mellor

4.00 pm Pros and Cons of Manufacturing in Mexico Salon: Sinclair
The Off Shore Group

4.30 pm Energy Infrastructure
Soll Sussman
Andrew Johnson
Moderator: Nelson Balido


6.00 pm Bus Departure from Texas Union Hall - Holiday Inn Town Lake

6.45 pm - 7.30 pm Bus Departure from Holiday Inn Town Lake to Mexic-Arte Museum
Every 15 minutes

7.00 pm Wrap-Up Reception at Mexic-Arte Museum
419 N Congress Avenue, Austin TX 78701
Dress Code: Casual

9.00 pm Bus Departure from Mexic-Arte Museum to Holiday Inn Town Lake
10.00 pm Bus Departure from Mexic-Arte Museum to Holiday Inn Town Lake
11.00 pm Bus departure Mexic-Arte Museum to Holiday Inn Town Lake

Saturday, February 28, 2015

10.30 am Bus Departure from Holiday Inn Town Lake - Circuit of the Americas

11.00 am VIP Tour of Circuit of the Americas Formula 1 Track
Dress Code: Casual

Noon Texas-Mexico Business Forum Concludes

AEM is a bi-national nonprofit with more than 22 chapters in the U.S. and 10 chapters in Mexico Its mission is to generate business opportunities that motivate and encourage progress and innovation by strengthening the appreciation of cultural values and the development of programs which support and guide Mexican entrepreneurs and young entrepreneurs on their road to becoming leaders and becoming a determining growth and development factor for businessmen and women in Mexico and the United States.

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