February 12, 2015 | Hacienda de Los Morales, Mexico #LatAmForum
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Agustín Carstens
Banco de México

The unprecedented reforms undertaken in Mexico over the past year are dramatically altering the country’s economic and political landscape, as well as reshaping its potential role in the new global economy. The opening up of the energy and telecoms sectors to greater competition, alongside reforms to labor markets, the tax system and other areas, are set to generate major opportunities for investors who have long sought access to the country’s growing middle class and relatively well educated workforce.

Although the economy has begun to gather steam, with the government forecasting an acceleration in GDP growth to as high as 4.2 per cent in 2015 from a projected 2.1-2.6 per cent in 2014 and only 1.1 per cent in 2013, much will depend on implementation of the reforms, particularly the opening of the energy sector to private investment for the first time in eight decades.

Alongside the market reforms, further measures may be needed to improve the efficiency of a “two-speed” economy still burdened by inadequate infrastructure, a large informal sector bereft of capital, and persistent concerns over security, governance and the rule of law.

In the latest in our Latin America in the New Global Economy series of strategic invitation-only forums, the Financial Times and Paul Hastings, in association with BMV Group, will bring together senior executives and legal counsel from leading Mexican and international corporations and financial institutions, as well as high profile economic strategists and advisors, to discuss Mexico’s future as an economic and commercial powerhouse and the steps that need to be taken for its potential to be realized.

The forum will be co-chaired by
Jude Webber, the FT’s Mexico and Central America Correspondent, and Taisa Markus, Partner, Latin America Practice, Paul Hastings. Agustín Carstens, Governor of Banco de México, will deliver the keynote address.

*Habrá traducción simultánea en español.