Mexico Localisation Forum - Agenda
09:00 - 10:00

Ministerial Opening: Localising the Mexican energy industry

  • Government perspectives and leadership on localisation for the oil & gas industry
  • Towards a standardised approach to the energy industry: three years on from the Energy Reform
  • The importance of a collaborative approach with the private sector


Leonardo Beltrán, Deputy Minister for Energy Planning and Transition , SENER
Salvador Jara, Deputy Minister for Higher Education, SEP


10:00 - 11:00

Three years on from the Energy Reform: What have we learnt?

  •  What opportunities have been presented by the Energy Reform? What have been the challenges?
  • Improving access to information for the private sector on regulations, local content policy and public sector updates
  • How can the government and operators work more collaboratively around education and training?


Carlos Ortiz, Director General for researching technologic development and HR Training , SENER
Alberto Almaguer, General Director, CONOCER
Ursula Zozaya Jimenez, Directora de Administración  , ASEA

11:00 - 11:45

Networking activity and coffee break


11:45 - 12:45

Roundtable – Localising future operations: Presenting the winners of the latest bidding rounds

  • Starting from scratch: Strategies of the latest bid winners for attracting and retaining national talent
  • How have the successful companies been approaching workforce development and planning for future operations?
  • What challenges have been identified already? What are the solutions?


Alejandro Villarreal, CEO, Cotemar
German Pineda , President, ARHIP
Jorge de Dios, CEO, Grupo Diarqco
Yann Hirsch, Business Development Manager , Peresus
Hugo Flores Gutiérrez, Director Business Development, Kerui Petroleum & Natural Gas Technology

12:45 - 14:00

Networking Lunch


14:00 - 15:30

International Working Group: Success factors and global advisory for Mexico’s future oil & gas projects

  • Showcasing experiences and lessons learned from across the globe, discussing the following:
    1. EOR & Transporting Heavy Oil
    2. Hydraulic Fracturing
    3. HSE- Shell and Schneider Electric case study
    4. Deepwater


Graham Provost, Senior managing Consultant, Schneider Electric


15:30 - 16:45

Ensuring standardisation and coordination between education institutions in Mexico

  • Creating alignment across universities and colleges across the different states of Mexico
  • Improving collaboration between government, industry and education
  • Increasing exchange between top tier and regional universities to scale up high quality skills development
  • Adding value to university qualifications through international certification


Manuel Leyva, Director Educación, Oro Negro
Alejandro Dieck Assad, Deputy Director of HR and Head of Pemex University, PEMEX