Mexican CEO to be keynote speaker at SABEW conference
The chairman of one of Mexicoâ€™s biggest business conglomerates, Ricardo Salinas Pliego, has agreed to be a keynote speaker at the SABEW annual conference in Phoenix next March, the Society of American Business Editors and Writers announced Thursday.
Salinas Pliego, chairman of Mexicoâ€™s Grupo Salinas, ranked in 154th place on the 2008 Forbes magazine list of the worldâ€™s richest people.
The conference will be held in downtown Phoenix on March 19-21 and will include a special focus on North American integration, including immigration, a sensitive topic where business and social interests intersect.
Salinas Pliego is one of Mexicoâ€™s most storied businessmen. His booming companies are involved in retailing (Grupo Elektra), media (TV Azteca and Azteca America), pension fund investing (Afore Azteca), banking (Banco Azteca), insurance (Seguros Azteca) and cellular phones (Grupo Iusacell).
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