I am pleased to welcome you to Mexico, a country with over three thousand years of history and a unique culture, to which nature has been generous with abundant resources, making it an exceptional land for the development of wind, solar, water, and geothermal energy, in addition to hydrocarbons; as we innovate and transition towards future energy sources.
This is why we favor the planet’s preservation above all and honor our international commitment at UNFCCC´s COP21 – The Paris Agreement to fight climate change, and to modify the way we use and produce energy.
The Energy Reform promoted by President Enrique Peña Nieto, and approved by the majorities represented in the Federal Congress, constitutes an unprecedented revolution in Mexico: we went from a system of state-owned energy enterprises to one that encourages private companies to coexist, compete and interact—under equal and transparent conditions—with productive public enterprises under State regulation.
As an action to achieve the aforementioned goals, Mexico´s Federal Government, through the Ministry of Energy, is organizing the “Dialogues for the Future of Energy 2017” (DEMEX).
Through DEMEX we would like to provide a high-level forum to reflect and exchange experiences on future energy trends and scenarios, foster a dialogue among key actors in the sector and build worldwide synergies.
These dialogues will include important partnerships, initiatives, as well as national and international organizations such as: REN21, the World Energy Council (WEC), Mission Innovation, the National Chamber of Electrical Manufacture (CANAME), the World Economic Forum (WEF), the Group of 20 (G20), the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR), the International Partnership for Energy Efficiency Cooperation (IPEEC), among others.
We are pleased to host DEMEX in Mexico City from September 11 through 13, 2017, where national and international figures and specialists in renewable energy, energy efficiency, energy transition and innovation will exchange ideas to achieve commitments that can allow us to consolidate a path towards future energy sources.
I invite you to find more details at this website; enjoy your stay in Mexico.
Pedro Joaquín Coldwell.
Minister of Energy