Motta’s talk at Rice’s Baker Institute rescheduled for Oct. 7

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David Ruth
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Jeff Falk
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Motta’s talk at Rice’s Baker Institute rescheduled for Oct. 7

HOUSTON – (Sept. 6, 2013) – The Sept. 11 talk by Eduardo Perez Motta, the outgoing president of the Mexican Federal Competition Commission, at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy has been rescheduled for Oct. 7. Motta will discuss the state of energy reforms in Mexico. The event is co-hosted by the institute’s Latin American Initiative and Center for Energy Studies.

Who:               Eduardo Perez Motta, the outgoing president of the Mexican Federal Competition Commission.

What:             Talk on “Opening Mexico’s Energy Sector to New International Competition.”

When:             Monday, Oct. 7, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Where:           Rice University, Baker Hall, Doré Commons, 6100 Main St.

According to event organizers, Motta’s talk comes at a time when Mexico’s energy sector is facing challenges as it struggles to meet the needs of the country’s rapidly growing economy. Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto’s administration, like the preceding Felipe Calderon administration, is well aware that the sector must modernize and consider opening itself to new international competition to meet the country’s future energy needs, they said.

To view the event description, visit http://bakerinstitute.org/events/opening-mexicos-energy-sector-to-new-international-competition. Members of the news media who want to attend should RSVP to Jeff Falk, associate director of national media relations at Rice, at jfalk@rice.edu or 713-348-6775.

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