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Business Beyond Borders: Latin American Markets, Politics and Business Environment

Thursday, August 22, 2019

8:30 am - 10:30 am

701 Avenida De las Americas Suite 900 Houston, TX 77010

Save to Calendar 2019-08-22 08:30:00 2019-08-22 10:30:00 Business Beyond Borders: Latin American Markets, Politics and Business Environment The Greater Houston Partnership invites you to our next Business Beyond Borders Go Beyond program on Tuesday, August 22 focusing on Latin America.  Mexico has remained Houston's top trading partner for 19 of the past 20 years, and Brazil has become the city's third largest international trading partner. Meanwhile, after trade with Venezuela declined from $21.1 billion in 2012 to $4.8 billion in 2017, the country has dropped from being Houston's 2nd largest trading partner to the 12th - the lowest level in 10 years. Join us at this event to learn how all of this has affected Houston, and what to expect going forward.  At this Go Beyond event we will feature an expert panel to discuss: Market trends and overall business climate in Latin America  The impact of elections and the political environment in Venezuela, Mexico, Brazil and Colombia Immigration Tariffs, sanctions  and trade agreements  Speakers: George Y. Gonzalez, Partner, Haynes and Boone  John Cuttino, President, Portal Commerce & Logistics, LLC  Ricardo Colménter, Director, Entra Consulting and University of Houston Law Professor Tony Payan, Françoise and Edward Djerejian Fellow for Mexico Studies, Director, Center for the United States and Mexico, Baker Institute Partnership Tower 701 Avenida de las Americas, Suite 900 Houston, TX 77010 United States Houston.org ghp@houston.org America/Chicago public
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About this Event

The Greater Houston Partnership invites you to our next Business Beyond Borders Go Beyond program on Tuesday, August 22 focusing on Latin America. 

Mexico has remained Houston's top trading partner for 19 of the past 20 years, and Brazil has become the city's third largest international trading partner. Meanwhile, after trade with Venezuela declined from $21.1 billion in 2012 to $4.8 billion in 2017, the country has dropped from being Houston's 2nd largest trading partner to the 12th - the lowest level in 10 years. Join us at this event to learn how all of this has affected Houston, and what to expect going forward. 

At this Go Beyond event we will feature an expert panel to discuss:

  • Market trends and overall business climate in Latin America 
  • The impact of elections and the political environment in Venezuela, Mexico, Brazil and Colombia
  • Immigration
  • Tariffs, sanctions  and trade agreements 

Speakers:

  • George Y. Gonzalez, Partner, Haynes and Boone 
  • John Cuttino, President, Portal Commerce & Logistics, LLC 
  • Ricardo Colménter, Director, Entra Consulting and University of Houston Law Professor
  • Tony Payan, Françoise and Edward Djerejian Fellow for Mexico Studies, Director, Center for the United States and Mexico, Baker Institute

Tickets

Individual

Questions?

Stephanie Brooks, Coordinator

sbrooks@houston.org
713-844-3694

Programs

Agenda

Registration & Networking
8:30 a.m.
Program
9:00 a.m.
Adjourn
10:30 a.m.

Attendance

Open to

Members

Non-members

Executive Partners