AEM Summit 2019

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If you are a business owner in Texas or you are planning to open a business in the Lone Star State, this event is for you!

  • Meet representatives from State agencies who will:
  • Teach you how to do business with the State of Texas
  • Show you how to get access to state funds
  • Explain how to become a state supplier
  • Listen to top CEOs from Mexico and Texas talk about their entrepreneurial journeys
  • Expand and diversify your business network in a highly multicultural environment
  • Learn from small business owners who have succeeded in Texas
  • Inform yourself on important topics like the tax reform
  • Stay on top of current trends in areas such as marketing
  • Engage with financial professionals that can help take your business to the next level
  • Be an active part of the Texas business community!



8:30 AM 

AEM Private Board – By Invitation Only

AEM Board Members Only

8:30 AM 


9:00 AM

Welcome Remarks

Gabriel Diaz, President AEM Austin, Introduction of Adryana Aldeen, Master of Ceremonies
Ruth Hughs, Texas Secretary of State 

9:30 AM

USMCA, the New NAFTA deal. What’s new and what’s next?

Sergio Gomez Lora, Founder of IQOM Inteligencia Comercial
Mr. Gomez was part of the Mexican Trade Negotiations team from 1993 until 2001. He participated in the NAFTA Side Agreements Negotiations, in the implementation of the NAFTA and other Mexican FTA’s with Latin American Countries; and in the Mexico-EU Free Trade Agreement negotiating team. Mr. Gomez is currently Senior advisor for the Mexican private sector coalition for the NAFTA modernization process.

10:15 AM

Roadmap to Business Success in Texas
Austin’s has been transforming rapidly in the last few years. It has transformed from a small town into one of the nation’s favorite places to live, travel, and do business. Successful business demands that we understand the challenges and opportunities we face as one of the fastest growing cities in the US. Jeff Moseley, CEO, Texas Association of Business and Andres Alcantar, COO, Texas Association of Business

11:00 AM

Keynote Speaker 

Marco Antonio Regil, Keynote Speaker, Television personality, public speaker, social media influencer, activist and podcaster.

11:45 AM

How Artificial Intelligence Is Transforming Your Business

Preparing your business for Artificial intelligence is key. It affects your business on a daily basis. AI can be used to solve problems across the board, including increasing sales, detect fraud, improve customer experience, automate work processes and provide predictive analysis.
Pedro Ruíz is a Deep Learning Engineer and the Founder/CEO of Exponential Real Estate.

12:30 PM

Special Luncheon

1:30 PM

Keynote Speaker 
Pablo Marentes, Consul General of Mexico

1:45 PM

Cannabis in Texas: The upcoming business landscape, opportunities and challenges.

The cannabis industry is booming.  Listen to experts discuss opportunities and challenges in this explosive industry
Heather Fazio, Director Texans for Responsible Marijuana
Hans Enriquez CEO at and national speaker on legalization and lobbying
Rick Martinez Founder at and national speaker on canna business (will be speaking at SXSW 2020)
Moderator:  Thalia Michelle Co-Founder MAMMA (Mothers Advocating Medical Marijuana for Autism)

2:30 PM

Brilliant Entrepreneurship: Positive Psychology for Personal Growth

Rosalinda Ballesteros, TecMilenio

3:15 PM


3:30 PM

From Zero to Hero: Astonishing Stories of Business Success

David Altounian, Dean of Academic Programs, MBA Director, St. Edwards University School of Business
Kevin Koym, Founder and CEO of Tech Ranch and serial entrepreneur
Jenaro Diaz, Founder and CEO of DJNR Interactive, LLC, innovative, bicultural, interactive designer
Whurley, Founder CEO, Strangeworks (Quantum Computing), entrepreneur

4:15 PM

Grow Your Business and Manage Your Finances

Gary Linder, Colonel, USAF (ret.), CEO and President of People Fund
Nati Lozano, Executive VP International Lending, IBC Bank
Stacey Zuñiga, Entrepreneur, founder and CEO of multiple companies in Mobile Industry and Fintech

5:00 PM

Closing Remarks

Tonie Lozano, Vice President AEM Austin
Gabriel Diaz, President AEM Austin

5:15 PM

Drinks and Light Bites


Archer Hotel Austin

3121 Palm Way, Austin, TX 78758

For room reservations call:
+1 (512) 836-5700


Consul General

Pablo Marentes

Sergio Gomez Lora

IQOM CEO and senior negotiator of multiple trade agreements including NAFTA

Marco Antonio Regil

Keynote Speaker, Television personality

Gabriel Diaz

President AEM Austin

Nati Lozano III

Executive Vice President, International Department

Ruth Hughs

Texas Secretary of State

Adryana Aldeen

Master of Ceremonies

Pedro Ruiz

Artificial Intelligence Engineer/Entrepreneur

Heather Fazio

Director Texans for Responsible Marijuana Policy

Gary Linder

Colonel, USAF (ret.), CEO and President, People Fund

Rosalinda Ballesteros


Rick Martinez

Founder at

Jeff Moseley

CEO, Texas Association of Business

Thalia Michelle

Co-Founder MAMMA

David Altounian


Andres Alcantar

Texas Association of Business

Hans Enriquez

CEO/President of Dazed Inc. & Craft Harvest LLC Director of Texas GreenRush

Kevin Koym

Founder and CEO of Tech Ranch and serial entrepreneur


Entrepreneur / Visionary

Jenaro Diaz

Founder and CEO, DJNR Interactive

Stacey Zuñiga

Entrepreneur / Finance and fundraising expert

Tonie Lozano

Vice President, AEM

Marko Melendez



This great event is open to AEM members & to the general public. Limited space. Please register clicking on the link below. Every attendee must register individually. AEM members have a special price (Valid AEM membership mandatory). Corporate sponsorships opportunities available.


We thank all the great companies, institutions and individuals who sponsor this event. As part of AEM’s commitment to our community, net proceeds of this event will be destined to AEM Non-Profit Program.

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Corporate Sponsors

Platinum Sponsors

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Gold Sponsors

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Silver Sponsors


As part of AEM’s commitment to our community, net proceeds of this event will be destined to AEM Non-Profit Program.

  • Non profit activities include:
  • Scholarships for hispanic students in need financial aid for college tuition.
  • Mentorship & financial aid to hispanic owned startups
  • Educational programs (computer skills, accounting, finance) to under privileged adults We thank you for your kind support by attending this event, donating items for the Silent Auction and/or Sponsoring our event.

Gabriel Díaz
AEM Austin


Archer Hotel Austin

3121 Palm Way, Austin, TX 78758

For room reservations call:
+1 (512) 836-5700

The Westin Austin At The Domain

11301 Domain Drive, Austin, TX, 78758

For room reservations call:
+1 (512) 832-4197 or (866) 961-2858

Aloft Austin At The Domain

11601 Domain Drive, Austin, TX, 78758

For room reservations call:
+1 (512) 491-0777 or (866) 932-7660


For more information about registration, travel, sponsorship or general comments, please contact us.

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