SPEAKERS

Eduardo Solis

Executive President

MEXICAN ASSOCIATION OF THE AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY (AMIA)

Dr. Solís was responsible for the administration of NAFTA and Free Trade Agreements entered by Mexico with Latin American countries. In 2001 he joined the Ministry of the Economy to promote foreign tr...


Oscar Albin

Executive President

MEXICAN ASSOCIATION OF AUTOMOTIVE PARTS MANUFACTURERS (INA)

Mr. Albin started his career in 1982 in Volkswagen of Mexico and two years later he joined Chrysler of Mexico where he most developed his career during the next 25 years, covering different positions ...


Guillermo Prieto

Executive President

NATIONAL AUTOMOTIVE DEALER ASSOCIATION (AMDA)

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Jun Umemura

Group Vice President

TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING & MANUFACTURING NA, INC.

Jun Umemura is Group Vice President of Toyota Motor North America, Inc., being responsible for Mexico operations. In 1984, Mr. Umemura was in charge of the operation at Toyota Motor Manufacturing U.S....


Christopher Recktenwald

Director, Purchasing and Supplier Technical Assistance, Ford of Mexico

FORD MOTOR COMPANY

Mr. Recktenwald began his career in the automotive industry in 1998 at a typical automotive supplier, and held several positions at various suppliers and another OEM. He joined Ford Motor Company ...


Carlos Luna

Corporate Relations Vice-President

VOLKSWAGEN DE MEXICO

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Jorge Vallejo

President and CEO

MITSUBISHI MOTORS DE MEXICO

Since February 2018, he has served as President and CEO of Mitsubishi Motors de México, as well as Chairman of its Board of Directors. He is an executive with a long career in the automotive industry ...


Armando Ávila

Manufacturing VP

NISSAN MEXICANA

He has 34 years of experience in Nissan, leader of the Automotive Industry in Mexico with a record production of 864 thousand units in 2016 Fiscal Year. Mr. Avila started his career in Nissan Mexicana...


Carlos Gómez

Purchasing and SQM Mexico Director

CONTINENTAL

Mr. Gomez started his career in the Consumer, Aerospace and Automotive industries more than 29 years ago. Over the past years, he has held the position of President and Vice President at the CADELEC (...


Gerardo Luna

Plant Manager

DANA

Mr. Luna has19 years of experience in the manufacturing process, expert in problem solving and continues improvement, background in Quality and Manufacturing. Member of the Society of Quality Assuranc...


Flavio Rivera

General Director

DAIMLER

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Thomas Karig

Consultant

TKONSULT

Mr. Karig was recently the VP of Corporate Relations and the Compliance Officer for Volkswagen de Mexico. He worked for the company in several management positions for 37 years . In his last position,...


Bruce Belzowski

Automotive Futures, Managing Director

UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN'S TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH INSTITUTE (UMTRI)

Mr. Belzowski has authored research reports focusing on a variety of automotive topics including product development, manufacturer-supplier-dealer relatiions, globalization, information technology, kn...


Guido Vildozo

Senior Manager, Americas-Light Vehicle Sales Forecasting

IHS MARKIT

Mr. Vildozo is the Associate Director responsible for covering the automotive industry in Latin America at IHS. He oversees vehicle sales, exports and production trends in the automotive industry with...


Ricardo Castro

Partner, Employment

BAKER & MCKENZIE

Mr. Castro's heads Baker & McKenzie's Labor Practice Group in Mexico. His practice focus on strategic employment planning, preventive human resources consulting, individual and collective labor litiga...


Gerardo Gomez

Sr. Director, Country Manager Mexico

J.D. POWER AND ASSOCIATES MEXICO

Mr. Gomez is responsible for business activities in the country, including establishing trusted advisor relationships with clients. He’s focused on solidifying and growing the company's automotive bus...


Sergio Ornelas

Editor

MEXICONOW

Mr. Ornelas has 35 years of experience in international trade and foreign direct investment. He has business degrees from Babson College, Southern Methodist University and Harvard. He was Head of the ...