TAMIU Hosts Conference on Mexico Energy Reform, Opportunities Nov. 18
Posted: 11/14/13

TAMIU to Host Conference on Mexican
Energy Reform & Industrial America Nov. 18

In a matter of days, the Mexican government will announce the extent of its planned energy reforms focused on opening its state-run oil and gas industry to competition and private investment.

The reforms are expected to boost Mexico’s declining energy industry and US companies are expected to benefit greatly.  In addition to offshore drilling, among the areas of greatest interest are shale discoveries said to rival Texas’ Eagle Ford Shale.

On Monday, Nov. 18 Texas A&M International University’s (TAMIU) Binational Center will host a Conference, “Mexican Energy Reform and Industrial America,”  from  8 a.m. – 12 p.m. in the Senator Judith Zaffirini Student Success Center building, room 101.

The Conference will focus on opportunities available to the US industry and an explanation of the impact of the reforms for the international petroleum/gas economy. 

Registration is limited to 125 people and can be accomplished by calling María Salazar of the Binational Center at 956.326.2834 or emailing maria.salazar@tamiu.edu

The Conference will open at 8:30 a.m. and features presentations through 10:30 a.m. by Juan Acra, president of the Energy Commission COPARMEX and vice president of Consejo Coordinador Empresarial;  Javier Zenteno Barrios, Asociación Mexicana de Empresas de Servicios Petrolero (AMESPAC); Juan Carlos Solis Mendoza, Barra Mexicana de Abogados and Dr. Ernesto Marcos Giacoman, president of AMESPAC.  A question and answer session will follow through noon.

The TAMIU Binational Center’s mission is to enhance relationships between the US and other countries within the Western Hemisphere by promoting civic and social organizations and institutions through research, education, leadership, and public service.

For additional information, call the Center at 956.326.2834, email binationalcenter@tamiu.edu or click on www.tamiu.edu/binationalcenter

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