Argus Mexico Fuel Markets Summit
Join the best networking opportunity in Mexico delivered by the leading intelligence provider in the region.
The Mexican Energy Reform provides unprecedented opportunity for fuel marketer, distributors, infrastructure developers and end-users to benefit from this rapidly changing landscape. The Argus Mexico Fuel Markets Summit, taking place May 8-9 in Mexico City, will help market participants from across the supply chain understand how the market is developing and how to profit from changes.
This conference will be delivered in a Spanish/English format with simultaneous translation available.
- Updates on the implementation of the Mexican Reform for refined products
- US refiner perspectives for the Mexican market
- Rail and pipeline infrastructure into Mexico
- Developing terminals to support the Mexican market
- US retailer sector sharing insight to the Mexican retail market
- How is private equity viewing the Mexico opportunity?
- The future of the retail sector in Mexico
- How can Mexican retailers profit from market changes?
- Dan Gordon, EVP Business Development & Strategy, Delek US
- Roberto Díaz de León, President, ONEXPO
- Ryan McNutt, CEO, SIGMA
- David Eaton, Vice President, Kansas City Southern Railway Company
- Francisco X. Salazar, Founding Partner, ENIX
- Ernesto Anguiano, Executive Vice President Sales, Ferromex
- Luis Farias, CEO, Avant Energy
- Armando Acosta, Director of Business Development – Terminals and Transportation, Howard Energy
- Eduardo Andrade, Business Development Manager, Koch Supply & Trading
- Laura Vila, Senior Investment Officer, International Finance Corporation
- Michael Davis, VP Member Services, NACS
- Francisco Soto, General Director, Bulkmatic
- Jorge Lerdo, CEO, WW-Energy
- Maria Ariza, General Director, BIVA
- Edward Avilés, Executive Director, ACELA
- Celeste Rebora, Director Hydrocarbons Projects, TCM
- José Miguel Gutiérrez, General Director, Ferropuerto K'eri
- Cristhian Perez, Managing Director, Vopak
- Dwane Adán García Esparza, LPG Trader, Mex Gas Trading
- Oscar Lopez Velarde, Partner, Ritch Mueller
- Jaime Brito, Vice President, Pricing and Market Strategies - Latin America, Argus
Tuesday, May 8th
|07:30 - 09:10
||Registration and Morning Refreshments
|09:10 - 09:30
|| Opening Remarks
|09:30 - 10:30
Session 1: The Path Forward
- Update on the Reform: What is the status of the Reform implementation, lingering challenges, lessons learned in terms of government regulation/reform implementation? What is coming ahead in terms of market opening, reform implementation stages?
- Mexico as an investment opportunity after the market liberalization: An oil company perspective on why represents a good business opportunity, thoughts on implementation and what they think still needs to be announced/modified in order to attract more investments?
|Morning Networking Break
|11:00 - 11:30
Session 2a: Presentation - Update on the Mexican market and interaction with the US: Argus will flesh out the most important topics related to the evolution of the Mexican market, domestic balances and bottlenecks, how US suppliers are aiming to this market, what investments are being completed in this sector.
Jaime Brito, Vice President of Pricing and Market Strategies, Latin America
|11:30 – 12:30
Session 2b: US Suppliers to the Mexican Market: How are USGC and USWC refiners and trading companies viewing opportunities in the Mexican marketplace? What are their main markets and how relevant is Mexico for their commercial activity? How do they see current refining margins vs. anticipated future margins? How do the USWC and USGC compete in terms of logistical considerations? How well will Pemex compete with international supply?
Dan Gordon, Executive Vice President Business Development – Mexico Supply & Marketing, Delek US
Eduardo Andrade, Business Development Manager, Koch Supply and Trading
|14:30 - 15:30
Session 3: Financing infrastructure projects in Mexico: What do investors look for when investing in Mexican energy projects? What are the financial and country risks to consider?
What kind of variables/criteria do private investors take into consideration when participating in the Mexican energy sector? Do they think the capital markets in Mexico are well aware of the logistics/commercial opportunities in Mexico’s fuel markets? What are the biggest challenges that investors face in this sector: feasibility, regulation, security?
Oscar Lopez Velarde, Partner, Ritch Mueller
Francisco X. Salazar, Founding Partner, ENIX
Luis Farias, CEO, Avant Energy
Laura Vila, Senior Investment Officer, International Finance Corporation
Maria Ariza, General Director, BIVA
|15:30 - 16:00
|16:00 - 16:30
||Session 4: Rail and Pipeline Infrastructure into Mexican Markets
What are the current and future routes and markets serviced by rail and pipeline investments? What investments are being made in pipelines that will serve the Mexican market. What are the strengths and weaknesses of each additional mode of transportation and their synergies to additional infrastructure in the country?
Mr. David Eaton, Vice President, The Kansas City Southern Railway Company
Ernesto Anguiano, Executive Vice President Sales, Ferromex
| 17:00 - 19:00
| Networking Reception
Wednesday, May 9th
|07:30 - 09:00
|Continental Breakfast and Exhibits
|09:00 - 10:30
Session 5: Terminal Development Supporting Mexican Market Development
Learn about the most important private terminal projects in Mexico, including those currently in operation and those slated to come on line. How will these upcoming terminals connect to the supply chain in Mexico, for the retail sector, domestic refineries or international imports. What flexibility do these projects offer for different types of fuels.
Christian Perez, Managing Director, Vopak
Francisco Soto, General Director, Bulkmatic
José Miguel Gutierréz, General Director, Ferropuerto K'eri
Celeste Rebora, Director Hydrocarbons Projects, TCM
Armando Acosta, Director of Business Development – Terminals and Transportation, Howard Energy
|10:30 - 11:00
||Coffee Break and Exhibits
|11:00 - 12:00
Session 6: The Future of the Retail Sector in Mexico
- ONEXPO view of the retail sector: How does the retail sector view the Mexican Energy Reform implementation? How the retail sector in Mexico has evolved thanks to the implementation of the reform?What is competitive landscape (new brands) arriving to the country? What infrastructure or logistic investments need to be completed in Mexico according to ONEXPO in order to respond to market needs? Main challenges that this sector faces in Mexico?
- US perspectives: Which practices from the US could be implemented in Mexico? What are the main success factors in the US retail sectors with regards to supply, pricing considerations?
Roberto Díaz de León, President, ONEXPO
Ryan McNutt, CEO, SIGMA
Michael Davis, VP Member Services, NACS
| 12:00 - 13:00
||Session 7: Related markets impacting the Mexican downstream: A panel of industry experts and market participants discuss opportunities in the Mexican market, and what lessons we can learn from other commodities like LPG, ethanol and MTBE.
Lic. Dwane Adán García Esparza, LPG Trader, Mex Gas Trading
Edward Avilés, Executive Director, ACELA
Jorge Lerdo, CEO, WW-Energy
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Fees include participation in all sessions, conference luncheon/reception, coffee breaks, continental breakfast and one set of conference documentation per person. Travel, accommodation and pre-conference workshop costs are not included.
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Antitrust Compliance Reminder
Argus takes compliance with antitrust law seriously. The purpose of the Argus Mexico Fuels Markets Summit is to provide a high-level update on changes taking place in the products market including supply and demand fundamentals, Mexican infrastructure dynamics as well as understanding the complexities of global trade flows. The conference sessions will follow the agenda as circulated.
Argus reminds all participants of the need to be mindful of the requirement to comply with antitrust and competition laws. There should be no discussion of any matters relating to competition among participants, including discussion of individual prices, rates or market strategies and no exchange of information concerning any other competitive aspect of an individual company’s operation. Should any participant to this conference attempt to initiate a discussion with other participants on any of these matters, we recommend that other participants end the conversation immediately, and at all times act in accordance with their own antitrust compliance policies and all applicable laws.
Hotel Accommodation and Visa Application
Delegates are responsible for their hotel, travel and visa arrangements. Event room rates are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
The organizers will not accept liability for non-approval of visas, individual transport delays and transport disruption. In such circumstances, our normal cancellation rules and penalties apply. Where matters beyond the reasonable control of the organizers impair or prevent the organizers from being able to perform any activities relating to this event, each delegate releases the organizers from any liability, relating to such events.