On Tuesday, September 17th, the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce (MCCC) and partners United States Department of Commerce, Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development, Johns Hopkins University, Montgomery County Department of Economic Development, and U.S. Small Business Administration, Washington Metropolitan Area District Office hosted a Global Trade Forum that discussed innovative business opportunities in Mexico.
The Mexican Ambassador to the United States, His Excellency Eduardo Medina-Mora gave a keynote presentation that discussed Mexico as a trading partner with the United States. Mexico is currently the 3rd largest goods trading partner with the U.S. with $494 billion in total trade. He said that 6 million U.S. jobs depend on investments from Mexico. The Ambassador also discussed the tremendous transformation process in Mexico, including changes to labor laws, telecommunication laws and education reform.
Federico Alberto Arguelles Tello, Chief Commissioner for the Analytical Control and Coverage Extension also gave a high-level presentation that discussed the evolution of healthcare in Mexico from March 2011 until the present. Mexico’s healthcare regulations have transformed the strengthening of access to medicine, reducing the cost of healthcare and growth in approved products. Click here to read this presentation.
Public and private sector representatives focused on bio-tech and other industry sectors as panelists and conducted one-on-one sessions with attendees.
The program was moderated by J. Roberto Trujillo, President and CEO of TruBios LLC and panelist presentations included:
At the conclusion of the presentations, select public agencies and businesses met with attendees in a one-on-one setting.
7:30am-8:00am: Registration, Breakfast & Networking
9:30am - 10:30am: One-On-One Sessions & Networking
Mexican Ambassador – His Excellency Eduardo Medina-Mora Read Bio
Mikel Arriola Peñalosa, Commissioner, Federal Commission for the Protection from Sanitary Risks (COFEPRIS), Mexico City, MX Read Bio
Trevor Gunn, Managing Director, International Relations, Medtronic, Inc. Read Bio
Catherine Robinson, Esq., Sr. Manager, International Government Affairs,
Amgen, Inc. Read Bio
Colleen Fisher, Mexico Desk Officer, International Trade Administration, Market Access & Compliance (U.S. Dept. of Commerce), U.S. Commercial Service (USCS) Read Bio
Gerardo Patiño, Commercial Counselor, New York, ProMexico Read Bio
Dr. J. Roberto Trujillo, President and CEO, TruBios, LLC Read Bio
Johns Hopkins University
Montgomery County Campus
9605 Medical Center Drive, Room 121
Rockville, MD 20850
Registration to the Global Trade Forum is $49 and open to the public. Due to Limited seating, registration is required.