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Ricardo Salinas Gives Talk to University Students in San Luis Potosí

3:49PM ET 11/01/2017 Globe Newswire

- "The energy and dynamism of its youth will lead Mexico to greater prosperity," said the Chairman of Grupo Salinas - 

-  "It is very important that we always have a vision and a commitment among all Mexicans like the one that Ricardo Salinas has been able to build in his business group," commented San Luis Governor Juan Manuel Carreras López -

SAN LUIS POTOSI, Mexico, Nov. 01, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Grupo Salinas, a group of dynamic, fast-growing and technologically advanced companies, deeply committed to the modernization of the countries where they operate, announced today that its founder, Ricardo Salinas, presented ideas about global trends and how Mexico youth can take advantage of them to innovate and contribute to progress.

In the Polyvalent Theater of the city of San Luis Potosi, before San Luis Potosi Governor Juan Manuel Carreras López, Education Secretary Joel Ramírez Díaz, and hundreds of university students, Ricardo Salinas invited youth to imagine the future, its great possibilities and add value in coming years.

Ricardo Salinas quoted Kevin Kelly, author of "The Inevitable," noting that the world has changed drastically in the last three decades and the forces that drive this process will accelerate even more in coming years.

He said that as processes are constantly updated, we all must continuously learn, otherwise we will soon become obsolete. Many professions will disappear, but new opportunities will also arise for those who know how to take advantage of them; Mr. Salinas added that young people will have to generate much more value than machines to avoid being replaced by them.

However, he sees these changes as positive. Just as the mechanization of farms freed workers for new professions generations ago, great opportunities with new activities are opening up for young people.

Governor Carreras encouraged youth to strive for more, "no one can substitute the effort that young Mexicans and Potosinos should do, neither Mr. Salinas, or the governor, or anyone else. Life is yours, but we can contribute better tools for those who want to take advantage of them, run the strongest and fly higher."

Salinas said the world is currently closely connected and there is access to global knowledge, and it is necessary to take advantage of this large volume of information, and create greater value with it. Mr. Salinas added that Mexican youth should think about where the world is going, detect opportunities to innovate and make the decisions that will lead them to success.

The challenges of the future demand a new educational scheme, which privileges critical reasoning and creativity. In addition, it is necessary to create an enabling environment, with freedom, security and justice, to generate prosperity.

Mr. Salinas concluded that never in the history of humanity have there been so many possibilities to innovate and be successful, and he assured that Mexico has a bright future that requires the passion and energy of its youth.

Following the inauguration of the aforementioned exhibitions, Ricardo Salinas donated a collection of books to the local library and later attended a San Luis Potosí Esperanza Azteca Orchestra and Choir concert, which received standing ovations.

Ricardo Salinas has the firm commitment to participate in forums of ideas to promote the creation of value, higher levels of development, well-being, and progress.

About Grupo Salinas

Grupo Salinas (www.gruposalinas.com) is a group of dynamic, fast growing, and technologically advanced companies focused on creating: economic value through market innovation and goods and services that improve standards of living; social value, to create social capabilities to improve the communities' conditions; and environmental value, by reducing the negative impact related to its business activities. Created by Mexican entrepreneur Ricardo B. Salinas (www.ricardosalinas.com), Grupo Salinas operates as a management development and decision forum for the top leaders of member companies. These companies include: TV Azteca (www.TVazteca.com; www.irtvazteca.com) Azteca America (us.azteca.com), Grupo Elektra (www.grupoelektra.com.mx), Banco Azteca (www.bancoazteca.com.mx), Advance America (www.advanceamerica.net), Afore Azteca (www.aforeazteca.com.mx), Seguros Azteca (www.segurosazteca.com.mx), Punto Casa de Bolsa (www.puntocasadebolsa.mx), Totalplay (www.totalplay.com.mx) and Enlace TP (www.enlacetp.mx). TV Azteca and Grupo Elektra trade shares on the Mexican Stock Market and are part of its Sustainability Index. Each of the Grupo Salinas companies operates independently, with its own management, board of directors and shareholders. Grupo Salinas has no equity holdings. The group of companies shares a common vision, values and strategies for achieving rapid growth, superior results and world-class performance.

Press Relations:
Luciano Pascoe, +52 (55) 1720 1313 ext. 36553, lpascoe@gruposalinas.com.mx 
Daniel McCosh, +52 (55) 1720-0059, dmccosh@gruposalinas.com

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