Presented by TECMA
in Partnership with:
  • The Ralph W. Leatherby Center for Entrepreneurship and Business Ethics at
    The George L. Argyros School of Business and Economics,
    Chapman University
  • Wilkinson College of Humanities
    and Social Sciences,
    Chapman University
  • Join 100 + entrepreneurs and investors
  • Meet Fund Managers interested in Cross-Border investments
  • Tequila Tasting and Wine
Saturday, October 20, 2012
8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Followed by Cocktail Reception
Beckman Hall, Room 404
Chapman Universtiy
Admission - $75.00
Early Bird - $65.00 by September 15
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Hector V. Barreto
U.S. SBA Administrator (2001-2006)
Chairman Latino Coalition
Kevin Klowden
Managing Economist at the Milken Institute
Alejandra Garcia-Williams
Mexico's General Consul to Orange County
Learn the Essentials of Establishing
Cross-Borders Business Operations:
  • Cross-Border Funding Sources
  • U.S. and Mexican Government support programs
  • Nearshore Expansion Advantages
  • Roadmap for establishing operations in Mexico
  • Intellectual Property protection
  • Industrial & Technology Infrastructure available in Mexico
  • Real world experience of U.S. companies operating in Mexico
  • Workforce availability and/or training resources in Mexico
8:00 a.m.

Continental Breakfast - Welcome Remarks

  • Dr. Richard Sudek, Director Leatherby Center,
    Chapman University
  • Fernando Niebla, Managing Partner, International Tech Partners

Master of Ceremonies:

Christopher Buckstein, Director
Entrepreneur Village

8:30 a.m.

Introductory Keynote Speaker

  • Hector V. Barreto, Chairman,
    U.S. SBA Administrator 2001-2006


9:00 a.m.

US Government Panel
Details of export promotion programs offered by the Government’s Small Business Administration

  • Geoffrey Bogart, SD Assistence Export Center
  • Martin Selander, SD Export Assistance Center
  • David Josephson, Regional Director, Ex-Im Bank


J. Adalberto Quijada, District Director SBA Orange County

10:00 a.m.

Legal Overview of Cross-Border Transactions
Insight into the challenges companies face to ensure protection and rule of law

  • Guillermo Gonzalez, Partner, BSTL Abogados
  • Carlos Sugich, Partner, Snell & Wilmer, LLP


Norma García Guillén, Attorney,
Latin American Practice Co-Chair,
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP

11:00 a.m.

Investor Panel
Investment Fund Managers interested in cross-border investments

  • Alberto Osio, Principal, Capital Ventures
  • José Blanco, Principal, Central Valley Funds
  • Lee Rand, General Manager, Sun Mountain Capital


Dr. Richard Sudek, Director Leatherby Center,
Chapman University

12:00 p.m.

Lunch Keynote Speaker

  • Kevin Klowden, Managing Economist, Milken Institute
1:15 p.m.

Mexico: Market Entry and Opportunities
Insight into the market entry and M&A trends in Mexico

  • Oscar Silva, Director Global Strategy Group, KPMG
  • Saúl Villa, Advisory Partner, KPMG


2:00 p.m.

Mexican Government Panel
Cross-border business support programs offered by the Mexican Government

  • Mario Juárez, General Manager, ProMexico
    Los Angeles
  • Giancarlo Ciscomani, Regional Director, NAFIN
  • Jorge Zavala, CEO, TECHBA
  • Enrique Perez, Director International Consortium
    of Economic Development


J. Fernando Niebla, Managing Partner,
International Tech Partners

3:00 p.m.

Tax and Audit Panel
Real-life examples and lessons learned on tax and other liabilities with cross-border transactions

  • Eduardo D. Gonzalez, Director West Region International Tax Services, Deloitte Tax LLP
  • Hector Silva, Tax Partner, Deloitte Tax LLP


3:45 p.m.

Company Panel
A Roadmap to Establish and Succeed in Cross-Border business in Mexico

  • Arturo Rodríguez, VP Business Development,
    Vangtel México
  • Floyd Sanders, President, Black Hawk Manufacturing


Daniel Campos, Managing Partner, London Consulting

4:45 p.m.

Closing Remarks and Cocktail Reception

  • Alejandra García-Williams, General Consul to Orange County
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Organizers and Hosts:
Dr. Richard Sudek
Christopher Buckstein
J. Fernando Niebla
Norma García Guillén
Daniel Campos
Director Leatherby Center,
Champman University
Director Entrepreneur Village
Managing Partner,
International Tech Partners
Attorney, Latin American Practice Co-Chair,
Sheppard Mullin
Richter & Hampton, LLP
Managing Partner,
London Consulting Group