includes a world-class agenda, with the participation of top-level national and international players in the sector.

Due to the depth of its program, the detailed reflection on Mexico’s insertion into the global energy market, and the quality of its speakers and panelists, the Congress will undoubtedly be the most important conference program ever seen in Mexico.

is the flagship event of the global energy industry in Mexico. It is the first event in Mexico to open up the conversation about the present and the future of the national energy industry from a global perspective, while providing a unique platform to foster interaction between the private and public sectors.


New technologies, products and services for the energy sector
   09:00 – 09:30 hrs.    Canada’s energy policies: a conversation with Energy Minister

   Chair: Jesús Reyes Heroles G.G., President, EnergeA
   Keynote Speaker: MP James Gordon Carr, Minister of Natural
   Resources of Canada
   09:30 – 10:15 hrs.    Rights of way and other land issues

   Chair: Isaías Rivera Rodríguez, Director of the Law School and Professor, Universidad Panamericana campus Guadalajara
  •    • Mariano Ornelas López, Legal Director, CENAGAS
  •    • Jesús Rodríguez Dávalos, President, Asociación Mexicana de Derechos de Vía
  •    • Juan O’Gorman, Partner, O’Gorman & Hagerman
   10:15 – 11:00 hrs.    Physical security of energy facilities and fuels theft

   Chair: Alejandro Hope, Partner, GEA Grupo de Economistas y Asociados
  •    • Gustavo Mohar, Founding Partner and General Director, Grupo Atalaya
  •    • Guillermo Valdés Castellanos, Partner, GEA Grupo de Economistas y Asociados
  •    • Dwight Dyer, Independent Consultant in Security for the Energy Sector
   11:00 – 11:15 hrs.    Coffee break, sponsored by
   11:15 – 12:00 hrs.   New technologies for the electricity sector

  Chair: Peter Nance, Managing Director, QueAdvisors
  •    • Sergio Brignone, Chief Analyst Power, Vitol
  •    • Jon Olson, CEO, Comet
  •    • Mike Ross, Senior Vice President, Kiewit Energy Group
   12:00 – 12:55 hrs.    National content

   Chair: Carlos Morales Gil, CEO, Petrobal
  •    • Mariano Ruiz Funes, Partner, EnergeA
  •    • Erik Legorreta, President, Mexican Association of Oil Industry
  •    • Yamel Cado, Partner, International Trade, Ernst & Young México
   12:55 – 13:40 hrs.   Information technologies for midstream and downstream

  Chair: Jeremy Martin, President of Energy and Sustainability, Institute for the Americas
  •    • Craig Breese, President for Mexico, Central & South America, Honeywell
  •    • Markus Seiser, Chief Operating Officer, FIS Energy
  •    • Rodrigo Favela,Partner HCX
   13:40 – 14:30 hrs.    Upstream: New technologies

   Chair: Máximo Hernández Hernández,Partner HCX-SL Global Investments
  •    • Marcos Jiménez, CEO, Softtek
  •    • Mike Fry, President and CEO, Deepwater Subsea
  •    • David Reid, Chief Marketing Officer, National Oilwell Varco NOV
   14:30 – 14:38 hrs.    Closure of conference and adjourn

   Marcelo Mereles Gras, HCX

   José Navarro, CEO, EJ Krause México
   14:35 – 15:30 hrs.    Closing cocktail
   09:00 – 09:45 hrs.    Keynote: Challenges of the new market model for CFE

   Chair: Jesus Reyes Heroles G.G., President, EnergeA
   Keynote Speaker: Jaime Hernández Martínez, CEO, Comisión Federal de Electricidad
   9:45 – 10:45 hrs.    Functioning of the Mexican electricity market

   Chair: Raúl Livas Elizondo, Partner, EnergeA
  •    • Alex Rudkevich, President, Newton Energy Group, member of EPAS
  •    • César Hernandez Ochoa, Undersecretary of Electricity, Secretary of Energy.
  •    • Adrián Katzew Corenstein, CEO, Zuma Energía
   10:45 – 11:15 hrs.    Coffee break, sponsored by
   11:15 – 12:15 hrs.    Electricity: financial transmission rights and bilateral contracts

   Chair: Francisco Salazar, Founding Partner, Enix
  •    • Raúl Millares Neyra, General Director, Alfa Energia & Newpek
  •    • Katya Somohano, CEO, CFE Calificados SA de CV
  •    • Marcos Valenzuela Ortiz, Electricity Wholesale Market Management Director, CENACE
   12:15 – 13:15 hrs.    Clean energies

   Chair: Juan Carlos Belausteguigoitia, Director, Centro ITAM Energía y Recursos Renovables
  •    • Santiago Ortiz Monasterio, General Director, GBM Infraestructura
  •    • Ernesto Ríos Patrón, General Director, IMP
  •    • Leopoldo Rodríguez Olive, Director, Energías Renovables, Grupo BAL
   13:15 – 14:15 hrs.    Key Developments and prospects in gas midstream

   Chair: Raúl Livas Elizondo, Partner, EnergeA
  •    • Carlos Ruiz Sacristán, President & CEO, IEnova
  •    • David Madero, General Director, CENAGAS
  •    • Guillermo García Alcocer, President Comissioner, CRE
   14:15 – 16:00 hrs.    Lunch, sponsored by Energy Mexico
   15:00 – 16:15 hrs.    Financial perspectives of Mexico and its energy sector

   Chair: Jesús Reyes Heroles G.G., President, EnergeA
   Keynote speaker: José Antonio Meade Kuribreña, Secretary of Treasury
   16:15 – 17:15 hrs.    Financing energy projects in Mexico

   Chair: Carlos Sales Sarrapy, President & CEO, Cuasar Capital
  •    • Ferris Hussein, Managing Director, The Carlyle Group
  •    • Federico Gutiérrez Soria, Deputy General Director for Project Financing, Banobras
  •    • Victor Gao, Chairman, China Energy Security Institute
   17:15 – 18:40 hrs.    Deep waters in the Gulf of Mexico: a new era

   Chair: Luis Giusti, Senior Advisor, CSIS
  •    • Bernard J. Duroc-Danner, Chairman Emeritus, Weatherford
  •    • Javier Hinojosa Puebla, CEO, Pemex Exploración y Producción
  •    • Tore Løseth, Vice President for Exploration in the US & Mexico, Statoil
  •    • Juan Carlos Zepeda Molina, President Commissioner, Comisión Nacional de Hidrocaburos
  •    • Ivan Sandrea Silva, CEO, Sierra Oil & Gas
   08:00 - 09:00 hrs.    REGISTRATION
   09:00 – 09:05 hrs.    Welcoming remarks:
   Herman Franssen and Jesús Reyes Heroles G.G.
   09:05 – 09:35 hrs.    OPEC: A discussion with OPEC’s Secretary General, HE Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo

   Chair: Herman Franssen, Executive Director, Energy Intelligence
   Participant: Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, Secretary General, OPEC
   09:35 – 11:00 hrs.    Global Oil & Gas Outlook

   Chair: Herman Franssen, Executive Director, Energy Intelligence
  •    • Mark J. Finley, Global Energy Markets & US Economics General Manager, BP
  •    • John Ardill, Vice President for Business Development Global, ExxonMobil
  •    • David Knapp, Chief Energy Economist & Senior Editor, Energy Intelligence Group
  •    • Ali Al-Saffar, Senior Energy Analyst, International Energy Agency
   11:00 – 11:30 hrs.    Coffee break, sponsored by
   11:30 – 12:15 hrs.    Inaugural Keynote

   Chair: Jesus Reyes Heroles G.G., President, EnergeA
   Keynote Speaker:
   Pedro Joaquin Coldwell, Secretary of Energy
   12:15 – 13:15 hrs.    World natural gas market

   Chair: Jason Fargo, Latin America Team Leader, Energy Intelligence
  •    • Seth Kleinman, Head of Energy Strategy, Citigroup
  •    • Michelle Foss, Researcher, Centre for Energy Economics, University of Texas
  •    • Guillermo Turrent Schnaas, General Director, CFEnergía and CFE International
   13:15 – 14:15 hrs.    North America’s Energy Outlook

   Chair: Herman Franssen, Executive Director, Energy Intelligence
  •    • Howard Gruenspecht, Deputy Administrator, U.S. Energy Information Administration
  •    • Lucian Pugliaresi, President, Energy Policy Research Foundation
  •    • Aldo Flores Quiroga, Undersecretary of Hydrocarbons, Secretary of Energy
  •    • Ali Al-Saffar, Senior Energy Analyst, International Energy Agency
   14:15 – 16:00 hrs.    Lunch, sponsored by
   15:00 – 16:00 hrs.    Pemex’s challenges

   Chair: Jesús Reyes Heroles G.G.
   Keynote speaker: José Antonio González Anaya, CEO, Pemex.
   16:00 – 17:00 hrs.    Changing geopolitical climate

   Chair: Herman Franssen, Executive Director, Energy Intelligence
  •    • Amb. Chas W. Freeman, Jr., Senior Fellow, Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, Brown University
  •    • Tony Payan, Director, Mexico Center at Baker Institute, Rice University
  •    • Amb. Jorge Eduardo Navarrete, Researcher, Programa Universitario de Estudios del Desarrollo, Universidad Nacional     Autónoma de México
  •    • Victor Gao, Chairman, China Energy Security Institute
   17:00 – 17:45 hrs.    Dominant trends in downstream in the Gulf of Mexico Coast: refining, transport and retail of fuels

   Chair: Guillermo Ruiz Gutierrez, Sendero Midstream Mexico
  •    • John Auers, Executive Vice President, Turner & Mason
  •    • Carlos Murrieta Cummings, General Director, Pemex Transformación Industrial
  •    • Amrita Sen, Chief Oil Analyst, Energy Aspects
   17:45 – 18:15 hrs.    Keynote: Environmental challenges of the Mexican energy sector

   Chair: Jesus Reyes Heroles G.G., President, EnergeA
   Keynote Speaker: Rafael Pacchiano Alamán, Secretary of Environment and Natural Resources
   18:15 – 19:15 hrs.    Environmental challenges for the energy sector

   Chair: Francisco Barnés Regueiro, Executive Director, Centro Mario Molina
  •    • Rajendra Pachauri, Founder & Chief Mentor, The POP Movement
  •    • Leonardo Beltrán Rodríguez, Undersecretary of Planning and Energy Transition, Secretary of Energy
  •    • Adrián Fernández Bremauntz, President, Iniciativa Climática de México
  •    • Carlos de Régules Ruíz-Funes, Executive Director, ASEA
   19:15 – 19:40 hrs.    Welcoming cocktail, sponsored by
1.- The global outlook for oil and gas:
towards a new market balance.

According to the IEA, the oil market will strike a new balance towards the end of 2016, without taking into consideration increased output from Iran.

On the demand side, prices are being affected by a number of factors: the structure of car sales in the US has changed, with an upswing in SUV purchases that could exert upward pressure on prices; furthermore, the latest projections suggest a gradual recovery by the world economy.

On the supply side, inventory levels remain high. Drops in the number of active platforms in the US and decreased output have put pressure on prices.

It is important to understand how all these factors, together with others, will shape the outlook for oil and gas worldwide.

2.- Environmental challenges for the energy sector.

The agreements reached at the COP 21 in Paris – namely limiting the global temperature rise to 2ºC above preindustrial levels, and achieving a zero balance in emissions by the middle of the Twenty-First Century – oblige countries to adopt new energy policies, and companies to seek out new investment options, as well as setting challenges for the global energy sector.

3.- Development of the electricity market in Mexico.

Two years after the launching of operations, which markets have started working and what are their initial results? What are the next steps and which opportunities are emerging?

4.- Technological changes in E&P

Low crude oil prices have prompted companies to migrate towards technologies that enable them to cut costs and make the most of their resources in exploration and extraction activities.

5.- Impact of global geopolitical events
on energy markets.

World geopolitical events affect the energy markets. The most relevant ones include: the lifting of sanctions against Iran, which is likely to increase the short and medium-term supply of crude oil (by up to 1.4 million barrels a day towards the end of 2016); conflicts in Nigeria that cause monthly fluctuations in crude oil production; the United Kingdom’s departure from the European Union (Brexit), which has triggered uncertainty in the financial markets and will hit international trade, including energy; and the energy policy of the new US administration, which will be a decisive factor for North America as an energy-producing region and for the energy panorama worldwide.

6.- Financing of energy projects in Mexico:
opportunities in a low-price context.

The financing of energy projects is crucial in view of the opportunities that continue to emerge following the sector’s opening to private investment in Mexico. It is also especially important to be aware of investment strategies in a context of low prices.

7.- Outlook for energy in North America.

Mexico is located in a region in which energy sources are highly available. It is crucial to understand how energy-related dynamics between the three countries have evolved and what lies in store in the future.

8.- Downstream in Mexico: retail
and transportation of oil products.

There are now opportunities for the private sector to participate in the trading and selling of fuel in Mexico. It is important to know where opportunities are arising, who the key players are, what the relevant regulations are and what the prevailing market conditions will be.

9.- Technological changes in renewables.

Prices for generating electricity from renewable sources have dropped constantly, mainly as a result of technological breakthroughs. How have these breakthroughs taken place? Which technologies have become more efficient? Where are we heading with these breakthroughs? Of particular importance is innovation in solar energy technologies.

10.- Financial transmission rights
and bilateral contracts in the Mexican electricity market.

Both constitute markets set to launch operations. There are doubts as to whether financial rights can fulfill the role of providing coverage in the future electricity market that will be crucial. It is necessary to understand them.

11.- Global natural gas market.

Natural gas is playing an increasingly important role in the economic growth of the world’s economic powerhouses: Japan, Europe, North America, South Korea, India and China. Domestic and international environmental policies are defining the extent to which natural gas might become the best alternative for generating energy from clean sources. Policy in the field of energy security is prompting nations to diversify their energy sources, and gas is regarded as the best option for replacing other fossil fuels. Additionally, countries have developed infrastructure for marketing gas, which intensifies the relationship between world economic conditions and demand for gas. On the demand side, capacity has grown and prices remain low.

12.- Key developments in midstream.

Understanding regulations and conditions in Mexico’s gas transportation market.

January 31 to February 2, 2017.
Centro Citibanamex, Mexico City.

Congress hours: 9:00 to 18:00 hrs.
Exhibition hours: 12:00 to 19:00 hrs.