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					                          George Mason University
    Apprehension and Uncertainty: Mexico in Regional and Global Perspective
                               March 6 - 14, 2010


Saturday, March 6 (Casual dress)
Upon arrival into MEX, participants are directed to taking a taxi from the (secure taxi kiosk
located outside of customs) to the hotel (approx 12 USD). Hotel Gillow, Isabel la Católica #17,
Centro Histórico, Mexico City, Tel. 011+52-55-5510-0791, hgillow@df1.telmex.net.mx)

7:15 pm        Depart from lobby for the Hotel Majestic
7:30 pm        Group Dinner in Mexico City at the rooftop restaurant of the Hotel Majestic,
               overlooking the Mexico City square, (Avenida Madero 73, Centro Histórico,
               Mexico City, 5521-8600)

Sunday, March 7 (Casual dress)
Breakfast starts at 8:00 am (give your breakfast ticket to the waiter)
8:45- 9:15am        Meet in hotel meeting room for orientation and review of schedule
9:15- 10:15am CURRENT EVENTS, Prof Charles Goff, Director of the Cemanahauc
                   Educational Community
10:30am            Depart from hotel for field trip to Teotihuacan and visit to Plaza of Three
                   Cultures. Lunch (included as part of the program) near the ruin site at the
                   restaurant of “the Angel of Teotihuacan” (the owner is the woman who led
                   the fight against Walmart). She will give a brief talk on THE POWER OF
                  ONE.
Dinner on your own

Monday, March 8 (Business casual dress in the am, Business dress after lunch)
Breakfast starts at 8:00 am (give your breakfast ticket to the waiter)
9:00 - 10:45am DEMOCRACY IN MEXCIO: TAKING THE PULSE, by Dr. Dan Lund,
                  President of MundAmericas (a large polling company and Global
                  demographics for IT and the News Media www.mundamericas.com)
10:45- 11:00 Break
11:00- 12:15 TRANSNATIONAL MANAGEMENT by Gordon Viberg, former Director for
                 InterContinental Hotels and Resorts Latin America and past President of the
                 National Tourism Chamber (CNET Consejo Nacional Empresarial Turístico)
Lunch on your own
2:15pm           Departure from hotel lobby for US Embassy
3:00- 5:00       US- MEXICO RELATIONS VISIT TO US EMBASSY for official briefings:
                 Commercial and Political section and the Foreign Agriculture Department
7:15pm           Depart hotel lobby for Café Tacuba (Tacuba #28, between Allende and
                 Motolinia, Centro Historico, Mexico City, 5518-4950 )
7:30 pm          Keynote speaker on MEXICAN FINANCIAL POLICY Miguel Siliceo,
                 Administrative Director of BANOBRAS (The Mexican Development
                 Bank)

Tuesday, March 9 (Business casual dress in the am, business dress after 5:00pm)
Breakfast starts at 8:00 am (give your breakfast ticket to the waiter)
9:00–10:30am MEXICAN MILITARY, SECURITY ISSUES AND THE DRUG WAR by
                  Laura Carlsen, journalist with IRC Online, Americas Program
11:00 am          BUSINESS MANAGEMENT IN MEXICO (ROLE OF SMALL AND
                  MEDIMUM ENTERPRISE) by Eduardo Aguilar, CEO of Displays Mexico
Lunch on your own
2:00 pm        THE POLITICAL HISTORY OF MEXICO as illustrated by Diego Rivera,
               visit to the Presidential Palace, with Francisco Guerrero, journalist (Uno Mas
                Uno, La Jornada, La Jornada Morelos and El Regional) and organizer of the
                citizen’s movement for Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador in Morelos
                (July 2005 - June 2006). Meet in the lobby for 2:00pm departure
5:30 pm        Depart for American Chamber of Commerce Dinner
7:00pm         Introduction by Alberto Vilar, President and Chairman of the Board of
               Directors MetLife Mexico
7:30 pm        Welcome by The Honorable Carlos Pascual, Ambassador of the United
               States of America to Mexico
8:00pm         Dinner keynote PREPARING FOR THE NEXT 100 YEARS: U.S.-MEXICO
               RELATIONS, Jorge Castañeda, Political Analyst

Wednesday, March 10 (Business dress)
7:45am      Depart for the breakfast and meetings at the American Chamber of Commerce
            at the Hotel Camino Real Polanco.
9:00am      Keynote by The Honorable Felipe Calderón Hinojosa, President of the United
            Mexican States
10:00      REFLECTIONS ON THE BICENTENNIAL: WHERE TO FROM HERE?
           Moderated by Adriana Pérez Cañed, News Anchorwoman; Guest speakers:
           Luis de la Calle, Managing Director, De la Calle, Madrazo, Mancera
           Carlos Fuentes, Novelist and Sociologist / Novelista y Sociólogo
           Rossana Fuentes Berain, Editorial Vice President, Grupo Editorial Expansión
           Jesús Silva Herzog-Márquez, Professor in the Department of Law, Instituto
           Tecnológico Autónomo de México

11:30am     MEASURING UP AGAINST KEY COMPETITORS: CHINA, INDIA,BRAZIL
            Moderated by Deborah L. Riner, Chief Economist, American Chamber; Guest
            speakers: Herminio Blanco, President and General Director / Soluciones
            Estratégicas Luiz Carlos Ferezin , President Accenture Mexcio, Carlos Heredia,
            Associate Professor in the Mexico-China Study Unit

1:00pm      DEEPENING REGIONAL INTEGRATION: DEFINING THE PRIVATE
            SECTOR’S ROLE
            Moderated by Ricardo Raphael, Political Analyst; Guest speakers:
            John D. Feeley, Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of the USA
            Claudio X. González, President of the Management Board, Kimberly-Clark de
            México, Helio Magalhães, President and General Manager, American Express
            Company Mexico, Roberto Newell, General Director, Instituto Mexicano para la
            Competitividad, The Honorable Guillermo Rischynski, Ambassador of Canada to
            Mexico

2:00pm      LUNCH hosted by The Honorable Ernesto Cordero, Secretaría de Hacienda y
            Crédito Público


4:45pm    LOGISTICS& INFRASTRUCTURE: DEVELOPING A COMPETITIVE
          ADVANTAGE
          Moderated by David Eaton, Director of Sales and Marketing, Kansas City Southern
          México; Guest speakers José Acosta Vice President of Latin American Operations,
          United Parcel Service de México, George Blackwood, President North America’s
          SuperCorridor Coalition, Juan Francisco Molinar Horcasitas, Secretaría de
          Comunicaciones y Transportes

5:45pm NETWORKING COCKTAIL

7:00 pm    Meet at Camino Real LOBBY entrance for group transportation back to Hotel
           Gillow. Dinner on your own


Thursday, March 11 (Business casual)
Breakfast anytime after 8:00am (give your breakfast ticket to the waiter)
9:00 am        Depart Mexico City for Cuernavaca and transfer to Hotel La Casona
               (Galeana 119, Colonia Centro, tel. 314-2993 www.lacasonacuernavaca.com)
12:00pm        Check-in to Hotel La Casona
1:00 pm        Lunch in the garden at Cemanahuac
1:30 - 3:30pm COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT IN RURAL MEXICO (Health and
               Poverty), Dr. Susan Smith Director of Atzin Mexico (www.atzin.org),
               specializing in community development especially in health and water
               issues.
5:00-7:00pm CULURTAL FOUNDATIONS OF MEXICAN BUSINESS, Betty Ramos,
            cross-cultural business specialist and President of the Geo-Cultural Group
7:00pm      Depart from hotel for reception at Las Mañanitas with our guest Gabriel
            Haddad, local congressman from the PRI party and head of the Commission on
            Economic Development


Friday, March 12 Industrial Site Visit (business casual/close-toed shoes required)
Breakfast anytime after 7:00am
9:30am         Depart from hotel for a factory visit to the Mosaic Glass Workshop of
               Mosaicos Venecianos (Compositores 150) followed by a Q and A with Malena
               Perdomo, Director of Exporting (www.mosaicosvenecianos.com and
               www.tallerperdomo.com.mx)
1:30pm         Lunch at La Palapa restaurant in Alpuyeca
After lunch: Visit to the Cebadilla agave distillery in Miacatlan with Maurilio Zamorano and
               a briefing on RURAL DEVELOPMENT STRATEGIES
Evening:      Visit to the Hacienda Vista Hermosa for group photo and relaxing.
Dinner on your own.


Saturday, March 13
Breakfast anytime between 7:00-10:00 am
11:00- 6:00pm Visit the silver city of Taxco
7:00 pm        Depart from hotel for our closing dinner: A Mexican Fiesta


Sunday, March 15
There are airport buses that run every half hour directly from Cuernavaca to the Mexico City
airport terminal. Please check the bus schedule in your packet. Plan to depart 3.5 or 4 hours
before flight time. Continental, Delta, and Aeromexico depart from Terminal 2 and all other
airlines from Terminal 1. The bus stops at both terminals.
Appropriate Dress:
Casual Dress is jeans or slacks and a golf shirt/ pullover. Sandals are fine.
Business Casual dress is nice slacks and a button down (tie is not necessary but no T-shirts, no
casual sandals, no sun/casual shirts or sundresses for the ladies). Ladies should be in
slacks/skirt and a dress shirt or a dress.
Business Dress is a suit and tie or a sports coat and tie for the men and a suit or dress (not a
sundress) for the ladies with appropriate business looking shoes (no casual sandals).

*The schedule may change or be modified at any time.

				
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