Concert & Reception at Mexican Ambassador’s Residence
Sep 26 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

OWIT-Ottawa invites you to a concert and reception at the residence of the Mexican Ambassador to Canada to discuss the Business Women in International Trade’s upcoming trade mission to Mexico to support women entrepreneurs on November 7-9, 2017.

The keynote speaker of the evening will be H.E. Dionisio Pérez Jácome, Ambassador of Mexico to Canada.

The reception is prepared by the Embassy of Mexico to Canada and Global Affairs Canada (Business Women in International Trade, BWIT), in collaboration with OWIT-Ottawa.

The event will take place on Tuesday, September 26th from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Mexican Ambassador’s residence (470 Island Park Drive, Ottawa, ON K1Y 0B2).

OWIT-Ottawa members and their guests can attend this event FREE of charge, but registration is required.


5:30 – Registration

6:00 – Welcoming remarks from the Ambassador and from a representative from the Government of Canada

6:30- Concert – Monólogos

7:00 – Networking and refreshments

8:30 – Reception ends

Parking is available on streets adjacent to Island Park Drive.

For more information on BWIT’s trade mission to Mexico, please click here to visit their website. The mission will be anchored on the Women’s Forum Mexico which is being organised by Women’s Forum for the Economy & Society, part of the Publicis Groupe based in Paris.

To join this mission, go to Trade Mission : Women’s Forum Mexico.

We look forward to seeing you soon.

All the best,

The OWIT-Ottawa Board

His Excellency Dionisio Pérez Jácome, Ambassador of Mexico to Canada

Prior to his appointment as Ambassador of Mexico to Canada, Mr. Dionisio Pérez Jácome served as Permanent Representative of Mexico to the OECD in Paris, France.

He has held various high-level positions within the Mexican government, including Secretary of Communications and Transport of Mexico (2011-2012), Undersecretary of Expenditures at the Secretariat of Finance and Public Credit (2008-2011) and Chief of Advisors of the President of Mexico (2007).

In the energy sector, Pérez Jácome served as President of the Energy Regulatory Commission (2000-2005), and held positions as Head of the Investment Promotion Unit and Executive Director of the State Executive Committee for the Capitalization of State-Owned Petrochemical Companies, within the Secretariat of Energy (1997-2000). He also served as Political Advisor on Social and Rural Affairs at the Office of the President of Mexico from 1995 to 1997.

Pérez Jácome began his public service career in the Secretariat of Agriculture, where he participated in the NAFTA negotiations and became Mexico’s first Agriculture and Forestry Counsellor to Canada, under the Secretariat of Agriculture.

He also has considerable professional experience in the private sector. He was Director of Mercer Management Consulting in Mexico, Associate at Consultores en Decisiones Gubernamentales (CDG) and McKinsey & Co. Early in his career he was an advisor at the Mexico-United States Chamber of Commerce.

He holds a Master’s Degree in Public Policies from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard, as well as a Master’s in International Management and a B.A. in Economics from the Mexico Autonomous Institute of Technology (ITAM). Pérez Jácome has been recognized for his work on various occasions: highlights include the Good Neighbor Award from the US-Mexico Chamber of Commerce (2012) and the Professional Merit Award from the ITAM (2009).

He has also taught courses in Public Policy, Regulation and International Trade at the ITAM, and has published articles on economics, energy and foreign policy.


Monólogos is a unique, 2-part musical performance that is sure to appeal to concert music enthusiasts. The first segment consists of a talk by luthier Itzel Ávila, who delves into the fascinating process of creating and restoring the stringed instruments that grace concert halls the world over. Her talk addresses the characteristics and provenance of the wood, the making of varnishes and, in general, the preservation of this centuries-old trade. The second part involves a commented concert by Mexican composer and cellist Gustavo Martín, featuring a selection of music from the compact disc Monólogos. The innovative repertoire contains never-before-recorded recent compositions from professors and graduates of the renowned Faculty of Music of the UNAM, as well as pieces by other world-class composers.

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