12 - 14 November 2019

Héctor Manuel Bonilla Cuevas

Head of Division, Regulations Development and Communications Division, Mexican Institute of Transportation (Instituto Mexicano del Transporte, IMT). A civil engineer with a degree from Mexico’s Universidad Iberoamericana, and PhD studies from Madrid, Spain’s Universidad Politécnica and their Escuela Técnica Superior de Caminos, Canales y Puertos technical school, Mr. Bonilla Cuevas is responsible at the IMT for directing institutional strategies that enable publishing and communicating recommended regulations, manuals, and practices for transportation infrastructure of the Ministry of Transportation, including any updates to said material. He has been a member of a number of committees and subcommittees, as well as regulation work groups, including the National Regulation Consulting Committees for Ground Transportation, Maritime Transportation and Ports, Air Transportation, Public Security and Access for Persons with Disabilities, to create official Mexican norms and standards relating primarily to transportation infrastructure. Mr. Bonilla is a member of several associations, organizations, and professional societies, including the Asociación Mexicana de Ingeniería de Vías Terrestres, A.C., Sociedad Mexicana de Ingeniería Geotécnica, A.C. and the World Road Association. He served as part of the organizing committee for the XXIV World Road Congress, and was the event’s Relator General. He participates in editorial committees for several publications, including Vías Terrestres and Routes & Roads, that belong to AMIVTAC and the World Road Association, respectively. Hector Bonilla Cuevas is also Assistant to the President of the World Road Association.

Jorge Alberto Montejano Escamilla

Jorge Alberto Montejano Escamilla, PhD
He holds a PhD in Urbanism from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (Excellent Cum-Laude Dissertation) and a bachelor’s degree in Architecture from the Ibero-American University in Mexico. He is currently Full-time Researcher-Professor “C” and Project Coordinator at the Ing. Jorge L. Tamayo, A.C. Center for Research in Geography and Geomatics (CentroGeo). He is a member of the National System of Researchers (SNI), a fellow of the Mexican Association of Urbanists (AMU) and member of the Network of Urban Landscape Studies (REFU). His current lines of research are territorial metropolitanization, urban growth, mobility, public spaces, localization models and rationales, social housing, and Geographic Information Systems applied to urban studies and planning.

Alejandro Manuel Signoret Solis

Alejandro Manuel Signoret Solis, MSc
A graduate of the Bachelor of Economics program at the Autonomous Metropolitan University (UAM) and MSc in Administration and Public Policies from the Center for Economic Research and Teaching (CIDE). In the Federal Government he worked under the Ministry of Communications and Transport (SCT) for eleven years, holding various positions in the Deputy Ministry of Transport; he is a specialist in transport matters in its different modalities, as well as in the promotion, management and development of infrastructure relating to the sector. He has extensive experience in the preparation and structuring of railway, airport, urban mobility, mass public transport, and highway projects, as well as in intermodal operation and logistics. He also has experience in teaching and research academic activities. Currently, and for a little over five years, he has been working as a consultant on transport matters.

Bernardo Baranda Sepúlveda

Bernardo Baranda Sepúlveda, MSc
Bernardo has developed his professional career advancing the improvement of urban accessibility, mainly through projects, publications, interviews, and events. In 2006, he joined the Institute for Transportation and Development Policies (ITDP), a nonprofit organization that advises governments on projects for a more efficient, sustainable and equitable mobility of people in cities, and he currently coordinates said organization’s offices in Mexico and Brazil. In addition to a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), he obtained an MSc in Transport Engineering from the IHE-TU in Delft, Netherlands, and another one in Management and Implementation of Development Projects from the University of Manchester, in the United Kingdom. He is a teacher of the Master’s degree program in Urbanism at UNAM and of the Master’s degree program in Urban Development at Centro University.

Salvador Fernández del Castillo F.

Holds degrees in Civil Engineering from UNAM, and in Senior Management from IPADE. Professional Director of Infrastructure and Construction Projects. General Director of construction companies with more than 500 construction projects. Consultant in the design and construction of important real estate developments. Certified as a professional expert in Project Management and expert in Urban Development.

Francisco Javier García Osorio

Francisco Javier García Osorio, Mobility and Transport Director, CONUEE. Holding an undergraduate and a graduate degree in mechanical engineering from the School of Engineering at Mexico’s Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), Mr. García Osorio further specialized in Germany in the field of mechatronics in the auto parts industry and holds diplomas in Alternative Energy from Italy’s IFOA, University of Bologna, and in management studies from Mexico City’s Universidad Iberoamericana. He served as researcher, consultant, and production planning engineer, and is a professor at the UNAM and at the Universidad Marista. He has over 20 years of experience in the field of efficient use of energy. As a Director for Energy Savings in Transportation, Management Director for Energy Supply and Demand, and currently as Mobility and Transport Director at the National Commission for Efficient Use of Energy (Comisión Nacional para el Uso Eficiente de la Energía, CONUEE), he has primarily carried out activities such as creating and operating programs and strategies for energy efficiency in transportation for both private companies as well as the government sector, in Mexico and abroad. He has also supported and offered training at vehicle transportation companies on different issues including technology, selection, and vehicle operation. Mr. García Osorio has also worked on promoting energy management systems and has published several specialized articles, books and papers on the topic.

Edgar Pineda

Edgar Pineda, Cofounder and Director at “Mobility MPM. Civil engineer with a Postgraduate Diploma of Top Management by the Universidad Iberoamericana. Project Manager in regional and urban transportation studies and projects. Edgar Pineda has an extensive knowledge in traffic impact studies, pedestrian and multimodal transportation analysis, micro-simulation models and demand studies for transportation forecasting; operative designs, evaluation and geometrical reviews for parking lots and ramps, toll plazas, interchangers and other road infrastructure. Maintenance process design for railway and highway networks. He has participated in several projects like: Suburban railway Buenavista - Cuautitlán, Corredor Eco vía Lincoln - Ruiz Cortines, Monterrey Stadium, Public Bicycle System de Toluca "Huizi".

Nicolás Alberto Rosales Pallares

Bachelor’s degree in Law from Universidad La Salle. Partner at Corredor Insurgentes, S.A. de C.V., the first company operating Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) in Mexico City. He is Institutional Liaison Coordinator at the Mexican Association of Transportation and Mobility, A.C. (AMTM), responsible for dealing with strategic partners, focusing on solving the various types of problems currently existing in Mexico’s urban areas. He has over 30 years’ experience in operating public mass transit. His main activities include conceiving and planning the program for the international transport convention, the most important annual event held by the AMTM.

Enrique Salcedo Martínez

Enrique Salcedo Martínez, President, Mobility and Transport Engineering Association (Asociación de Movilidad e Ingeniería de Transporte). A civil engineer with a degree from Mexico’s UNAM School of Engineering, Mr. Salcedo Martínez is a specialist in roadways from the UNAM’s School of Engineering and holds a diploma degree in Transit Engineering from Northwestern University. He also holds a diploma degree in Transport Engineering from the Transport Engineering Institute (ITE) in the US. He has also worked in a number of positions in government, including Coordinator of Roadways and Transport, General Office of Land Use and Housing, Ministry of Human Settlements and Public Works (SAHOP), Director of Transport Operation, General Coordinator of Road and Transportation at the Mexico City government; General Director of Studies and Projects, also at the Mexico City government; and General Director of Traffic and Transportation for the Government of the State of Guanajuato. Enrique Salcedo Martínez has also served in the private sector as General Manager at Urbanismo, Vialidad y Transporte (URVITRA) and to date has also worked as a consultant and advisor on mobility, traffic engineering and transportation engineering.

Miriam Santos Martínez

She holds a degree in Industrial Design from the Center for Industrial Design Investigations at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). She has specialized in product design and services through the innovation of strategic value. She also has plenty of experience in developing electronic products and home appliances, products for airports, aeronautical products, as well as merchandising, plastic and metal-mechanical products, primarily. She has also developed innovative value and strategic projects based on ethnographic and observational studies.

Miriam Téllez Ballesteros

Researcher, UNAM – UACM.
Holds a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering, with a Master’s Degree in Transport Engineering. Experienced in Traffic Planning, Operations and Engineering, she has made proposals to solve Transit and Transport System problems in Mexico City and throughout the country and has also developed projects for the private sector. She has teaching experience at the Autonomous University of Mexico City (UACM) on the Urban Transport Systems Engineering undergraduate program and at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) on the Urban Planning Bachelor’s Degree program. She has trained public transport operators and implemented traffic light systems through a SEDESOL-UNAM agreement (SEDESOL is the Ministry of Social Development). Her main research areas are: energy and transport; sustainable urban mobility; citizen participation and gender-based participation; and transport modeling.