2018 CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

DAY ONE: WEDNESDAY. OCTOBER 10

6:00 pm Registration. Hilton Hotel.
7:15 pm  Depart Hotel for Cocktail Welcome Reception
7:30 am - 9:30 pm  Cocktail Welcome Reception

DAY TWO: THURSDAY, OCTOBER 11

7:00 am - 8:30 am Registration Networking Breakfast (In Room)
8:30 am - 8:45 am

Opening Ceremony: Introduction by U.S. Co-Chair Bryan Elwood
and Mexican Co-Chair Jorge E. de Hoyos Walther.

8:45 am - 9:35 am Panel: Immigration in the current environment and the Rule of Law
Moderator: James Pappras. Kane, Russell, Coleman, Logan. Houston
Speakers: Terry Cody. Dunbar Harder. Houston
Jose Luis Gutierrez Aspe. Ramirez-Gutierrez Aspe. Mexico City 
9:35 am - 10:25 am

Panel: NAFTA: Where we are and where we are heading
Moderator: Lawrence Hanson. Houston
Speakers: Luis Martinez. Monterrey
Alejandro Gomez Strossi. Foley Lardner. Mexico

10:25 am - 10:35 am

Coffee/Networking Break

10:35 am - 11:30 am Impact Dialogue
11:30 am - 12:20 pm

International Arbitration.
Moderator: Fernando Navarro. JAMS. Ciudad de Mexico
Speakers. Raul Guillermo Aldana. Basham, Ringe y Correa. Queretaro.
Tomas Leonard. Greenberg Traurig, LLP. Washington

12:2 pm - 1:50 pm

Lunch Speaker

1:50 pm -2:50 pm

Networking Tables -- (attendees select a table to join, with pre-set topics)

2:50 pm - 3:50 pm

Networking Tables -- (attendees select a table to join, with pre-set topics)

3:50 pm - 4:00 pm Snack/Coffee Break and Exhibitor Table Visits.
4:00 pm - 4:50 pm U.S. / Mexico Cross-Border Corporate Structures and Tax
Planning Considerations in Light of New Rules under the U.S. Taxation Regime.
Moderator: Javier Salinas. BPM LLP. Managing Director. San Francisco
Speakers: Eugenio Grageda Nuñez. Holland & Knight. Mexico
Agustin Ceballos. Seltzer, Caplan, McMahon, Vitek. San Diego, CA.
Michael Santos. BPM LLP. San Francisco
4:50 pm - 5:40 pm FCPA and Mexico´s Anticorruption System
Moderator: Rafael Sámano Palacios. Sámano Abogados. Mexico City.
Speakers: Brain Weihs. Kroll. Mexico City.
Ruti Smithline. Morrison & Foerster LLP. New York.
Alejandro Garcia Gonzalez. Hogan Lovells. Mexico.
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Reception & Drinks at Hilton Terrace

8:00 pm - 10:00 pm USMBA DINNER

DAY THREE: FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12

6:30 am - 7:30 am Optional Activities: 5K (run/walk) or Chapultepec Castle
8:00 am - 9:00 am Networking Breakfast (In Room)
9:00 am - 9:50 am  Panel: Women, leadership and the law.
Moderator: Cristina Sanchez Urtiz. Miranda y Estavillo. Mexico city.
Speakers: Lorraine D’Alessio. D’Alessio Law Group. Los Angeles, CA
Claudia de Buen. First Vice Chair (Elected). Barra Mexicana de Abogados.
9:50 am - 10:40 am

Panel: Compliance from the In-House Perspective.
What an In-House needs from a Lawfirm.
Moderator: Charlie Meacham. Foley & Lardner. Houston.
Speakers: Rene A. Hinojosa Rodriguez. Compliance Director
ABInBev. Monterrey. NL
Martha Figueroa. Compliance We are. Mexico City.
Andres Alvarez Cordero. Foley & Lardner. Dallas TX.

10:40 am - 10:50 am Coffee/Networking Break
10:50 am - 11:40 am

Panel: Trending Trademarks topics.
Moderator: Alfredo Pineda N. Hogan Lovells. Mexico City office.
Speakers: Bruce C. Morris. Kane Russell Coleman & Logan PC. Houston office.
Jose Juan Mendez Cortes. Mendez Cortes. Abogados e Ingenieros.
Alvaro Huerta Gonzalez. MIB&P. Mexico City.

11:40 am - 12:00 pm

Closing and Annual Meeting of USMBA Members