Business Beyond Borders – Latin America

Our Director Ricardo Colménter participated as a speaker in a presentation about Latin American Markets, Politics and Business Environment. The event was organized by The Greater Houston Partnership and was held on August 22/2019 in Houston.

About this Event
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. The event discussed how all of this has affected Houston, and what to expect going forward.
Featuring an expert panel discussion of:
– 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