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USMCA Day

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

9:00 am - 3:30 pm

Virtual Event

Save to Calendar 2020-09-01 09:00:00 2020-09-01 15:30:00 USMCA Day This full-day conference on September 1 explores how the newly instituted United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) will impact energy, tech, aerospace, exports and global trade with insights from business leaders. Agenda 9:00 a.m. - Welcome Remarks Bob Harvey, President and CEO, Greater Houston Partnership Jeff Martin, Chairman and CEO, Sempra Energy Sylvester Turner, Mayor, City of Houston 9:15 a.m. - A Conversation about The State of USMCA's Entry into Force Moderator: Bob Harvey T.H. Kevin Brady, U.S. Representative, Texas 8th Congressional District T.H. Chrystia Freeland, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Government of Canada  T.H. Graciela Márquez Colín, Secretary of Economy, Government of Mexico  Audience Q&A 10:10 a.m. - Energy Integration for North American Energy Dominance Moderator: Amy, Chronis, Manager Partner, Deloitte T.H. Mark Wesley Menezes, Deputy Secretary of Energy, U.S. Department of Energy Bobby Tudor, Chairman, Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co. LLC Stan Chapman, Chairman TC Pipelines, Executive Vice President and President, US Natural Gas Pipelines Audience Q&A 11:05 a.m. - Keynote Address T.H. Wilbur Ross, Secretary of Commerce, U.S. Department of Commerce 11:30 a.m. - Global Sports and Tourism Post COVID: North America Back in the Game Moderator: Patti Smith, Vice President, Communications, Harris County Sports Authority Jamey Rootes, President, Houston Texas Chris Canetti, President, Houston 2026 World Cup Bid Committee Reid Ryan, Executive Advisor, Business Relations, Houston Astros Audience Q&A 12:30 p.m. - From Nose to Tail to Space: North American Aerospace Ingenuity Moderator: Steve Clarke, Division Vice President, Jacobs Engineering Mike Gold, Associate Administrator for International and Interagency Relations, NASA Jim Quick, President and CEO, Aerospace Industries Association of Canada Major General Rodolfo Rodriguez Quezada, President, FAMEX Audience Q&A 1:30 p.m. - Mitigating Risk: Tools to Drive North American Exports George Y. Gonzalez, Partner, Hayes and Boone and Chair of International Advisory Committee Kimberly Reed, Chairman and President, Export-Import Bank of the United States Ruth Hughs, Secretary of State, State of Texas Carlos Noriega Romero, Chief Executive Officer, Bancomext Mairead Lavery, President and Chief Executive Officer, Export Development Canada Audience Q&A 2:40 p.m. - MOU Signing Ceremony with Mexico Consul General Moderator: Bob Harvey Alicia Kerber, Consul General, Consulate General of Mexico Rachel McCormick, Consul General, Consulate of Canada Witness: Ambassador Eduardo Aguirre, Chairman and CEO, Atlantic Partners Group, LLC  Witness: George Y. Gonzalez, Partner, Hayes and Boone and Chair of International Advisory Committee Witness: TJ Raguso, Group Executive Vice President, Amegy Bank and International Trade and Development Committee Chair Witness: Susan Davenport, Senior Vice President, Economic Development, Greater Houston Partnership Witness: John Cypher, Senior Director, Americas, Greater Houston Partnership 3:10 p.m.- Closing Remarks Bob Harvey , , , Houston.org ghp@houston.org America/Chicago public
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About this Event

This full-day conference on September 1 explores how the newly instituted United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) will impact energy, tech, aerospace, exports and global trade with insights from business leaders.

Agenda

9:00 a.m. - Welcome Remarks

  • Bob Harvey, President and CEO, Greater Houston Partnership
  • Jeff Martin, Chairman and CEO, Sempra Energy
  • Sylvester Turner, Mayor, City of Houston

9:15 a.m. - A Conversation about The State of USMCA's Entry into Force

  • Moderator: Bob Harvey
  • T.H. Kevin Brady, U.S. Representative, Texas 8th Congressional District
  • T.H. Chrystia Freeland, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Government of Canada 
  • T.H. Graciela Márquez Colín, Secretary of Economy, Government of Mexico 
  • Audience Q&A

10:10 a.m. - Energy Integration for North American Energy Dominance

  • Moderator: Amy, Chronis, Manager Partner, Deloitte
  • T.H. Mark Wesley Menezes, Deputy Secretary of Energy, U.S. Department of Energy
  • Bobby Tudor, Chairman, Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co. LLC
  • Stan Chapman, Chairman TC Pipelines, Executive Vice President and President, US Natural Gas Pipelines
  • Audience Q&A

11:05 a.m. - Keynote Address

  • T.H. Wilbur Ross, Secretary of Commerce, U.S. Department of Commerce

11:30 a.m. - Global Sports and Tourism Post COVID: North America Back in the Game

  • Moderator: Patti Smith, Vice President, Communications, Harris County Sports Authority
  • Jamey Rootes, President, Houston Texas
  • Chris Canetti, President, Houston 2026 World Cup Bid Committee
  • Reid Ryan, Executive Advisor, Business Relations, Houston Astros
  • Audience Q&A

12:30 p.m. - From Nose to Tail to Space: North American Aerospace Ingenuity

  • Moderator: Steve Clarke, Division Vice President, Jacobs Engineering
  • Mike Gold, Associate Administrator for International and Interagency Relations, NASA
  • Jim Quick, President and CEO, Aerospace Industries Association of Canada
  • Major General Rodolfo Rodriguez Quezada, President, FAMEX
  • Audience Q&A

1:30 p.m. - Mitigating Risk: Tools to Drive North American Exports

  • George Y. Gonzalez, Partner, Hayes and Boone and Chair of International Advisory Committee
  • Kimberly Reed, Chairman and President, Export-Import Bank of the United States
  • Ruth Hughs, Secretary of State, State of Texas
  • Carlos Noriega Romero, Chief Executive Officer, Bancomext
  • Mairead Lavery, President and Chief Executive Officer, Export Development Canada
  • Audience Q&A

2:40 p.m. - MOU Signing Ceremony with Mexico Consul General

  • Moderator: Bob Harvey
  • Alicia Kerber, Consul General, Consulate General of Mexico
  • Rachel McCormick, Consul General, Consulate of Canada
  • Witness: Ambassador Eduardo Aguirre, Chairman and CEO, Atlantic Partners Group, LLC 
  • Witness: George Y. Gonzalez, Partner, Hayes and Boone and Chair of International Advisory Committee
  • Witness: TJ Raguso, Group Executive Vice President, Amegy Bank and International Trade and Development Committee Chair
  • Witness: Susan Davenport, Senior Vice President, Economic Development, Greater Houston Partnership
  • Witness: John Cypher, Senior Director, Americas, Greater Houston Partnership

3:10 p.m.- Closing Remarks

  • Bob Harvey

Tickets

No refunds after August 28, 2020.

Individual

No refunds after August 28, 2020.

Non-member
$70

Questions?

Contact Sherine Farid

sfarid@houston.org

Sponsorship Opportunities

Terry Leibowitz, Sponsorship Manager

tleibowitz@houston.org
713-844-3644

Agenda

Program
9:00 am - 3:30 pm

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