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When: 28 - 01 March 2013
Where: Washington, D.C., United States of America
The 2013 WSG North American Meeting was held in Washington, DC. The meeting welcomed 47 delegates from over 28 jurisdictions. The meeting consisted of five guest speaker, panel discussions, and case studies. In addition, there were several opportunities to connect and network among the WSG North American members.

Thursday 28 February
2:00 PM
Mayflower Hotel
Welcome
2:15 PM
Mayflower Hotel
Guest Speaker Presentation
Tax and Trade Issues - A View from Capitol Hill

Guest Speaker:
Rep. Sander "Sandy" Levin, Ranking Member, The United States House Ways and Means Committee
2:45 PM
Mayflower Hotel
Panel Discussion
Transforming the North American Natural Gas Market – LNG Exports, Regulation of Hydraulic Fracturing and Strategies for Reducing Emissions of Greenhouse Gases - The Need for an Integrated Regional Strategy

Moderator:
Andrew D. Weissman, Senior Energy Advisor, Haynes and Boone, LLP

Panelists:
Mindy Walls, Senior Director - Corporate Development, Chesapeake Energy Corporation
James Walls, Managing Member, Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC
4:15 PM
Mayflower Hotel
Coffee Break
4:30 PM
Mayflower Hotel
Speaker Presentation
The Current Mexican Political and Economic Landscape – What to Expect from the New President Enrique Peña Nieto

Speaker:
Juan José López-de-Silanes, Partner, Basham Ringe & Correa, SC

Moderator:
Larry B. Pascal, Partner, Haynes and Boone, LLP
5:00 PM
Mayflower Hotel
Guest Speaker Presentation
The Overseas Private Investment Corporation – Perspective of the General Counsel

Guest Speaker:
Don S. De Amicis, Vice President and General Counsel, Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC)
7:30 PM
Offsite
Cocktail Reception & Dinner
Equinox Restaurant
Friday 01 March
9:00 AM
Mayflower Hotel
Guest Speaker Presentation
Canada’s Global Trade Agenda in a U.S. Context

Guest Speaker:
Martin Moen, Minister-Counsellor (Trade and Economic Policy), Canadian Embassy
9:30 AM
Mayflower Hotel
Panel Discussion
M&A: The Year in Review and a Look Ahead; Recent Noteworthy Valuation & Accounting Trends

Moderator:
Alan D. MacEwan, Partner, Verrill Dana, LLP

Panelists:
W.S. (Sandy) Miller, Jr., Partner, Tax Services, CF, Accountants and Consultants
Jeffrey S. Phillips, Managing Director, Stout Risius Ross
Justin A. Wolfort, Director, Western Reserve Partners
10:45 AM
Mayflower Hotel
Coffee Break
11:00 AM
Mayflower Hotel
Guest Speaker Presentation
Legal Project Management: Why, What, and How

Guest Speaker: Ron Friedmann, Consultant, Fireman & Company
12:00 PM
Mayflower Hotel
WSG Updates
J. Michael Bernard, Chair, North American Regional Council, World Services Group
Stephen McGarry, President, World Services Group
Maricarmen Trujillo, Vice President, World Services Group
12:30 PM
Offsite
Lunch (Optional)
EDGAR Bar + Kitchen
                   

Hosts of WSG North American Regional Meeting 2013


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