Automotive Meetings Queretaro

Queretaro, Mexico
February 15-17, 2022 In-Person Edition


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Automotive Meetings Queretaro

Queretaro, Mexico | February 15-17, 2022 In-Person Edition


Join us

Automotive Meetings Queretaro

Queretaro, Mexico
February 15-17, 2022 In-Person Edition


Join us

Workshop program

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Conference language: English

Location: Conference Room

Morning session
 11:20 - 11:50 am Diesel engines runaway: A reality and a constant danger
  Mr. Raúl Hernán Fernández Ramírez, Director of International Business Development, Diesel Tech Industries

Disseminating information on how DTI Guardian diesel engine emergency shutdown systems have contributed to raising safety levels and best practices in the transportation, construction, mining, and other industries in North America, as well as existing laws, regulations, and their fulfillment.

 11:55 am- 12:25 pm Understanding and Coping with the USMCA / T-MEC Rules of Origin regarding Motor Vehicles and Auto Parts
  Mr. Alejandro Nemo Gomez Strozzi, Partner, Foley Gardere Arena, a subsidiary of Foley & Lardner LLP

The US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA, or T-MEC in Mexico), signed by the leaders of the three countries on November 30, 2018, is making its way through the necessary legislative processes. Among the most important changes in this new Free Trade Agreement are the new Rules of Origin regarding motor vehicles and auto parts. Updating these rules was a key objective of the U.S. negotiators, making it no surprise that there are significant changes in this area that will sharply impact companies that rely on cross-border North American trade as part of their automotive supply chain, possibly as early as 2020.

2:00 - 2:30
How to optimize times and costs in a container terminal. Tuxpan, the port of entry to Mexico City and the Bajio
  Selene CarretoSales Manager Bajio, Tuxpan Port Terminal

This workshop will present the main advantages of the Port of Tuxpan for importers and exporters with operations through the Gulf of Mexico, and whose origin and / or destination are the main cities of the center of the country. It will be explained why Tuxpan Port Terminal is a new alternative for container operations and what distinguishes it from other ports. Likewise, success stories and key actions to optimize operations within the terminal to achieve a reduction in time and costs for companies, will be shared.

 2:35 - 3:05 pm The Netherlands, global leader in e-mobility

Mr. Alex de Kerpel, Representante sector automotriz, Embassy of the Netherlands
Mrs. Judith Maas, Head of Economic Department , Embassy of the Netherlands


The Netherlands are famous for having since several years a natural laboratory for the development and application of intelligent mobility solutions for people and merchandise. Government, companies and universities work together to create this innovating technology for the automotive industry, also to work together on the connection between the vehicles and their urban footprint. This workshop focus on synergy between Mexico and the Netherlands and opportunities we see in Mexico for the e-mobility sector. 

 3:10 - 3:40 pm

Colombian Automotive industry, your Business Strategic Allied


Mr. Juan Camilo Charry Piñeros, International trade advisor, ProColombia


The Colombian government trade office - ProColombia will introduce about how the Colombian industry could be a strategic allied for Mexican companies. Focused on

  1. Market analysis
  2. Colombian automotive sector Structure
  3. Opportunities between Colombia and Mexico

3:45 - 4:15 pm

Automotive Manufacturing in the State of San Luis Potosi, México


Mr. Gustavo Puente Orozco, Secretary of Economic Development, San Luis Potosí


The impact and development of automotive manufacturing in the state of San Luis Potosí, México

4:20 - 4:50 pm

Invest in Puebla


Mr. Lic. Cécile C. Guilleminot Corro, General Director of Business Development, Puebla


The automotive industry is one of the main strategic sectors in the state, Puebla has 228 established suppliers, 93 of them are TIER 1. The objective of present the State of Puebla in this important business meeting, is to promote economic investment and to highlight both economic and social qualities within the State, as well as job stability, educational level, infrastructure of services, quality of life, security in the State, and being the most important topic: the economic incentives.

Thursday, February 21, 2019

10:10 - 10:40 am  Announced modifications to the IMEEX Decree
  Mr. Marcos Carrasco Menchaca, Partner, Foley Gardere Arena, a subsidiary of Foley & Lardner LLP

The IMMEX Decree is an important foreign trade instrument used by almost all manufacturing companies with import and export activities in Mexico, including the automotive industry.

The Mexican Ministry of Economy has announced amendments to the IMMEX Decree and to the applicable Foreign Trade Rules. Such modifications would particularly affect IMMEX companies that import sensitive materials such as steel, aluminum and textiles, among others.

Manufacturing companies operating under the IMMEX Decree should be aware of such modifications.

10:45 - 11:15 am The power of Industry 4.0 towards a connected industry
  Mr. Anoop Balachandran, Business Manager Bosch Digital & Connected Industries

While Industry 4.0 remains a vision for most enterprises, Bosch is in the process of creating smart factories in 280+locations across the world. Take a look at how Bosch marries lean manufacturing processes with digital technologies, to create Factories of the Future!

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    Alfredo Monroy
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