So You Think You Know Mexico? Come July It’s a New Ballgame
March 15, 2012
Hosted by Té Revesz
With its pro-business government, growing economy and a web of free trade agreements, since 2006 Mexico has been a mecca for foreign trade and investment. Under Felipe Calderón and his and his Partido Acción Nacional, Mexico has passed a series of economic and political reforms that have improved both its business climate and its international competitiveness. Come July 1, the country elects a new president and legislature, and my guest Guillaume Corpart, Managing Director of Americas Market Intelligence–Mexico says business needs to prepare for the possibility of short term disruptions and long term change. July could see a return of Partido Revolucionario Institucional rule. Traditionally less business-friendly, a PRI victory could be pivotal in determining the future of both political and economic reforms. Guillaume will tell us what a PRI victory could mean for business and the economy. And he'll look at business in the line of fire-security risks posed by Mexico's drug cartels.
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Té Revesz is known for her ability to conduct strategic research on a global basis and for her creativity in handling complex business challenges.
As principal of GlobalReach-SBI, a research and consulting firm with a network spanning over 60 countries, Té provides clients with strategic intelligence on market opportunities and threats. She covers such diverse areas as global branding, new product development, payment cards, clinical trials, and political risk. An expert in primary research, Té has interviewed business, government and labor leaders, doctors and technical experts—and managed focus groups—around the world. She was profiled in Super Searchers Go to the Source as one of the top US interviewers.
Prior to founding her own firm, Té headed the Industrial & Healthcare Practices of FIND's Strategic Consulting & Research Group and taught at the Zicklin School of Business (Baruch/CUNY). She was the Editor of Business International’s flagship newsletter and helped create its country risk service.
An NYC native, Té is active with Citizen Action, the URJ’s Commission on Social Action, and NY Neighbors for American Values (defending religious freedom, diversity and equality). She holds a Masters from Columbia’s School of International & Public Affairs and a BA from Goucher College. She’s an avid bike rider, theater buff and farmers market supporter—and the bemused owner of 2 demanding felines.