As we have noted here before, reform mania in Mexico is stirring up a lot of interest in potential business opportunities in the country.  Since ground-breaking energy reform was passed last December, speculation has been rampant and fanciful about the juicy business opportunities the new order will create for foreign and domestic energy industry companies alike.  The secondary regulations that will provide structure for new investment, however, is not yet in place.  President Enrique Peña Nieto has sent his proposed secondary legislation to Congress, which plans a special session at the end of June to debate the proposal.  In the meantime, Peña recently announced his administration’s program for public spending on infrastructure, which triples the amount spent by the previous administration, at least in theory.  With the heady aroma of money to be made in the air, interested parties are taking advantage to generate enthusiasm among prospective investors through promotional events.  Three such conferences will be held over the next month in Mexico City:

Mexico: Reforms and Market Opportunities
When: May 12, 2014
Where: Club de Industriales, Mexico City
Sponsors: Americas Society/Council of the Americas, ProMéxico, Comexi
Info: www.as-coa.org/Mexico2014

ConnectMex: U.S.-Mexico Transport and Telecom Conference
When: May 28 – 30, 2014
Where: St. Regis Hotel, Mexico City
Sponsors: U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA), Secretaría de Comunicaciones y Transportes (SCT)
Info: www.connectmex2014.com

Mexico Capital Projects and Infrastructure Summit
When: June 11 – 12, 2014
Where: St. Regis Hotel, Mexico City
Lead sponsor: Ernst & Young
Info: www.latinmarkets.org