AMHPAC Announces Fourth Agricultural Social Responsibility Symposium
MEXICO - Consider this an invitation. The Mexican Association of Protected Horticulture AC (AMHPAC) is gearing up to host the Agricultural Social Responsibility Symposium for the fourth consecutive year, exploring relevant issues for those in the protected agriculture industry.
The event will take place April 27–28 at the Fiesta Americana hotel in San Luis Potosí, Mexico, attracting over 150 Directors, Managers, and Coordinators of agricultural companies in Mexico. As the organization explained in a press release, the event is “an excellent opportunity to exchange ideas and real experiences among the attendees of [the] Symposium, promoting the integration and creation of contact networks among the members of [an] industry that is constantly growing.”
Some of the topics that will be explored in the program include:
- United States labor inspection mechanisms and their enforcement
- Legal update for the 2022–2023 agricultural season
- Guide for the prevention and identification of forced labor
- Sustainability, an improvement tool for companies
- Changing the leadership scheme
The event will also include workshops on the following topics:
- Audits in Social Responsibility and its legal compliance
- Due recruitment of the migrant worker
- Legal aspects of the contracting of agricultural workers
Attendees will also get the chance to hear from the below speakers:
- Maria Dolores Aguirre Gonzalez, Founding Partner/Lawyer in Foreign Trade and Customs Law of the firm Aguirre, Aguirre y Asociados, S.C.
- Antonio Benavides Castellanos, Project Coordinator “Building a comprehensive approach to government to combat child labor and forced labor in Mexico” of ILO
- Georgius Gotsis Fontes, Director, Veggies from Mexico
- Luz Maria Chombo Tovar, Certification Manager, AHIFORES
- Gustavo H. Robles Balderrama, Legal Adviser, AMHPAC
AMHPAC represents more than 300 companies located in 23 states of the republic, related to the production, packaging, distribution, as well as commercialization of fresh vegetables produced under protected schemes in Mexico.
For more information on this, please visit the AMHPAC portal here.
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