• Inland Distribution
  • September 30 - October 2, 2024 | The Westin Chicago River North

José Enrique Sevilla-Macip

S&P Global Market Intelligence

Senior Research Analyst II | Economics and Country Risk | Latin America and Caribbbean

José Enrique Sevilla-Macip covers political, security, and operational risks in Latin America and the Caribbean, focusing on Mexico, Honduras, Panama, Cuba, and the Dominican Republic.

Jose joined the Latin America country risk team as a Research Analyst in March 2021. He focuses on Mexico and also covers Honduras and Panama in Central America, and Cuba and the Dominican Republic in the Caribbean. He previously worked as Director in the Mexican Senate, focusing on legislative analysis and advice, as well as speechwriting for multiple lawmakers. He has taught at both public and private universities in Mexico, specifically on international relations, political science, and international business.

Jose holds an MSc in Political Science from El Colegio de México and a BA in International Relations from the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM). Mr. Sevilla-Macip is currently based in Xalapa, México.

Sessions With José Enrique Sevilla-Macip

Wednesday, 2 October

  • 01:15pm - 01:45pm (CST) / 02/oct/2024 06:15 pm - 02/oct/2024 06:45 pm

    One-on-One: Understanding the Mexico Business Climate Amid Spiraling Cross-Border Growth

    Hardly a day goes by in the business press without a mention of the exploding trade between Mexico and the US. The potential is there for all to see in Mexico, either as an origin point for goods or as a way point for goods moving from Asia to the US. Mexico is now the US’s largest trading partner, supplanting China, and it feels as though the potential for growth of the trade can only be constrained by operational and political factors.

    Many logistics professionals are having to account for Mexico as a new sourcing hub for their companies. That means establishing trusted carrier and intermediary partners as well as having an internal team that understands the market. But while it’s important to understand the transportation ramifications of cross-border trade growth – both in truckload and intermodal – there’s more to consider.

    Doing business in Mexico is not like doing business in China or the US. It has its own distinct business environment, and freight transportation exists within that reality. While there are a handful of sessions at Inland24 dedicated to the rise of cross-border trade and its freight implications, perhaps the most important session is one in which S&P Global’s José Enrique Sevilla-Macip will map out the challenges and opportunities of doing business in Mexico at a broader level. Sevilla-Macip is a senior research analyst within S&P Global’s Economics and Country Risk unit covering Latin America and Caribbbean.