Plante Moran Global Services to Host U.S. – Mexico Chamber of Commerce Spring Executive Briefing

Southfield, MI – March 13, 2013 – Plante Moran, one of the nation’s largest public accounting and business advisory firms, announces the Plante Moran Global Services team will present the U.S.–Mexico Chamber of Commerce Spring Executive Briefing on Thursday, March 21 at the Westin Southfield Detroit.

“Mexico is going through a profound transformation in its manufacturing capacity, technology level, economic and social development. It is rapidly becoming a key player in North American manufacturing and competitiveness,” said Scott Sneckenberger, a partner with Plante Moran Global Services. “The U.S. Mexico Chamber of Commerce and Plante Moran are pleased to invite business owners and decision makers to attend the briefing and learn more about what is happening in Mexico and the implications for U.S.-based business.”

8:00 a.m. Registration and continental breakfast

8:30 a.m. Welcome remarks

8:40 a.m. Mexico Overview: Consul Vicente Sanchez

9:00 a.m. New Administration, Political Outlook and Reforms
Moderator: Marie Alsace Galindo, Special Legal Consultant at TechBA-Michigan

Manuel Chavez, Associate Professor, Michigan State University
Rodrigo Rojas, Partner, Gonzalez Calvillo
Oscar de la Vega, Office Managing Shareholder, Littler, de la Vega y Conde
Juan Carlos Varela, Office Managing Shareholder, Littler Venezuela

10:00 a.m. Break

10:15 a.m. Manufacturing Trends: Opportunities and Challenges
Moderator: Scott Sneckenberger, Plante Moran Global Services

Alejandro Rodriguez, Country Manager Mexico, Plante Moran
Melynn Vylka, BAE Industries
Mark Zmyslowski, Radar Industries

11:15 a.m. Q & A

11:30 a.m. Adjournment

There is no charge to attend the event, but preregistration is required. A continental breakfast will be served at 8:00 a.m. with the first speaker scheduled for 8:30 a.m. The event will conclude at 11:30 a.m. Event location is the Westin Southfield Detroit, 1500 Town Center, Southfield, 48075. For questions or to register, please contact Blanca Berthier, Regional Executive Director, U.S. – Mexico Chamber of Commerce Mid America Chapter, at or 312-729-1355.

About Plante Moran’s Global Capabilities
Plante Moran is among the nation’s largest certified public accounting and business advisory firms, providing clients with tax, audit, risk management, financial, technology, business consulting, and wealth management services. Plante Moran has a staff of 2,000 professionals in 21 offices throughout Michigan, Ohio, and Illinois, with international offices in Shanghai, China; Monterrey, Mexico; and Mumbai, India. In addition to the 100 plus professional in Plante Moran’s international office, we can draw on the talent of more than 25,000 professionals worldwide to serve our clients through various business relationships and memberships in alliances such as PRAXITY, AISBL (the world’s largest global alliance of accounting firms, and the 9th largest overall accounting entity.) Plante Moran has been recognized by a number of organizations, including FORTUNE magazine, as one of the country’s best places to work. For more information, visit