Ricardo Salinas to Speak at Mexico Business Summit

Ricardo Salinas to Speak at Mexico Business Summit



ADVISORY for October 24-25


Ricardo Salinas Pliego (President and Founder of Grupo Salinas, encompassing Grupo Elektra, Banco Azteca, TV Azteca, Azteca America, Unefon, Iusacell, and Todito), a global expert in micro-finance; in conjunction with an array of international economic, political and business leaders including George Bush Sr., former President of the United States; gather to discuss immediate regional and global economic issues.


The Mexico Business Summit – Veracruz – A Leading International Dialogue.


Along with Mexican, American, other leaders from around the world, Mr. Salinas will participate in two panel discussions – one on the innovations of Mexican corporations, and the second on the growing spirit of entrepreneurship in Mexico and Latin America and how it is driving regional growth and development to new levels.

The promise of micro-financing will be a key topic in both discussions – as an innovative and an enabling tool that can be applied in communities around the world. Points of discussion will include:

— How micro-financing can be used to rebuild New Orleans and the Gulf Coast after Hurricanes Katrina, aid in the reconstruction in Mexico and Central America after Hurricane Stan, and in Pakistan to fuel post-earthquake development.

— How the private sector in the U.S. and around the world can help communities, states, and nations rebuild – and move away from the “open checkbook” approach of the past.

— Effectively empower thousands of new business owners to make broader contributions to the economy through micro-financing.

— Micro-financing’s power to drive greater advantages for women in Mexico.

— Examples from Grupo Elektra’ Empresario Azteca program for entrepreneurs and Banco Azteca’s new product introduction, directed to the mass market.


Mr. Salinas will be a part of the following panels:

— Monday, October 24 – 3:30 – 4:45 p.m. “The Innovating Mexican Corporation”

— Tuesday, October 25 – 12:30 – 1:45 p.m. “Entrepreneurship: Unleashing the energies for growth and change”


World Trade Centre Veracruz Boulevard Adolfo Ruiz Cortines, No. 3497, Boca del Rio


Melissa Maslar at 202-973-1336 or mmaslar@levick.com.

Transcripts of Mr. Salinas’ remarks will be available and interviews with Grupo Salinas experts including Luis Nino de Rivera, Vice Chairman of Banco Azteca, can be scheduled.

Ricardo Salinas to Speak at Mexico Business Summit