Mexico at the Crossroads: The Automotive Industry — Present and Future

Are you (still) in the Driver's Seat?

The automotive industry is the largest employer in Mexico and its future will be shaped by developments impacting the sector today.

Join us on Thursday, November 8, 2018 to discuss the current state of the automotive industry and the impact of technology, regulations, and trade on the future of this critical segment of Mexico's economy.

Our program includes:

Keynote from Abel Hibert (Chief Economic Advisor - Andres Manuel López Obrador's Federal Administration) talking about the policies of the new government in the automotive industry.

Featuring the following industry representatives:

  • Armando Cortés - Executive Director, ProMéxico
  • Guido Vildozo - Senior Manager, IHS Markit
  • Marcos Peréz Oyamburu - Director of Product Development, Ford México
  • José María Villalobos Rives - CFO, BMW México
  • Bruno Cattori - President and CEO, FCA México
  • Ángel Martínez - Director General, Cesvi México
  • Luis de la Calle -Managing Director and Founding Partner, De la Calle, Madrazo, Mancera

Panel 1 - How are technological changes impacting the automotive industry?

  • How disruptive has technological innovation been to the automotive sector?
  • What are local manufacturers and other companies doing in reaction to these global trends?
  • Will the changes impacting the automotive sector impact other industries?

Panel 2 - What regulatory challenges lie ahead for the automotive sector in Mexico and globally?

  • How does the regulatory environment in Mexico differ from that of the U.S. and EU?
  • How to anticipate cybersecurity risks in an increasingly "internet of things" - connected world?
  • To what extent do self-driving vehicles create new safety and product liability risks?

Panel 3 - The trilateral agreement has been signed. What's next?

  • What has changed between the nearly 25-year-old NAFTA and the newly agreed to USMCA?
  • How has economic nationalism affected local industries and the auto sector in particular?
  • As the automotive industry is being redefined, how will it impact commercial disputes along the supply chain?

​​With legal insights provided by the following Hogan Lovells lawyers:

  • Patrick Ayad - Partner and Global Head Automotive and Mobility
  • Lance Bultena -  Senior Counsel, Washington, D.C.
  • Omar Guerrero -  Partner, Mexico City
  • Detlef Hass - Partner, Munich
  • Federico Hernandez -  Partner, Mexico City
  • Brenda Rogel - Partner, Mexico City
  • Joanne Rotondi - Partner, Washington, D.C.
  • Timothy Tobin - Partner, Washington, D.C.
  • Juan Francisco Torres Landa - Office Managing Partner, Mexico City
  • Jared Wessel - Counsel, Washington, D.C.

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We hope that you will be able to join us! 

Please feel free to extend our invitation to your colleagues in the region who may be interested in attending the event.


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