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Agenda Overview

Agenda day one:

12:30pm Registration and afternoon refreshments  
1:05pm Chairperson’s opening remarks 

1:15pm Keynote address: Identifying BNDES’ infrastructure and energy priorities  -  What sectors are priorities and where will BNDES provide support? 
  • The BNDES plan to crowd in private sector funding for energy and infrastructure 
  • BNDES’ initiatives to support the increased use of capital markets in financings 
  • Forward looking strategy for the Brazilian project finance market: Outlook on upcoming auctions for toll roads, railways, ports and airports 
  1. Bruno Viana, Manager of the Department of Logistics, BNDES

2:00pm Macroeconomic overview: What will be the key economic issues for Brazil in 2015? 
  • Meeting the increasing energy and transportation demands of a growing population
  • Turmoil or turnaround: The value of the Real and its effects on inward investment  
  • The ‘emerging markets current’: Real concern for market liquidity, a self-fulfilling prophecy or just a spook? 
  1. Gustavo Arruda, Economist, BNP Paribas 

2:30pm Heads of project finance: How can banks get more deals in the Brazilian market?  

  • What projects are in the pipeline? What tenor and pricing can banks offer? 
  • How can banks move beyond advising and complement BNDES financing in infrastructure?  
  • Comparing terms, structures and conditions between local and international banks -  Bonds vs Loans: What is the most compelling? 
  • New sectors on the horizon: What sectors are providing interesting opportunities for lenders beyond traditional energy and infrastructure projects? 
  1.   Jean-Valery Patin, Head of Project Finance Latin America, BNP Paribas
  •   Rafael D’Avila Dutra, Partner, Barbosa, Müssnich & Aragão Advogados
  •   Alberto Zoffmann, Head of Project Finance, Itaú BBA
  •   Gaetan Quintard, Director Project Finance, BNP Paribas 
  •   Marcio Giannico, Head of Project Finance, Banco do Brasil
  3:30pm Refreshments and networking break 
Federal, state & municipal PPP strategies: Where is the need for private sector involvement?    

  • What assets are best suited to a PPP approach? Which strategies work best?
  • Drawing from deal experience: Discussing successful projects
  • Planning for the future: Understanding content requirements and regulatory changes
  • Analysing government plans to attract private capital into project financings

  1. Moderator: Vitor Rhein Schirato, Partner, Daemon Investimentos
  2. Ian Ramalho Guerriero, Project Manager, PPP Unit, Ministry of Planning, Budget and Management, Brazil
  3. Henrique Amarante da Costa Pinto, Deputy Director, BNDES 
  4. Nadia Scharen-Guivel, Principal Private Sector Coordinator – Brazil, Inter-American Development Bank
  5:00pm Project Finance in Brazil compared to Europe: why it is different and what needs to be done to improve it?
  1. Fernando Faria, Partner, KPMG
  5:30pm Chairperson’s closing remarks followed by drink reception 

Agenda day two

  8:30am Morning refreshments   
  9:00am Chairperson’s Opening remarks 
  1. Thiago Sendelbach, Director – Project Finance Brazil, BNP Paribas  
 9:15am Unleashing the potential of Brazil’s oil and gas market:  Can O&G be the savvier in the Brazilian energy supply market  
  • Implementing the New Gas Law: Opportunities for financing new private gas pipeline projects?
  • Developing new gas fired power plants to compete with Petrobras?
  • Can recent financings for foreign-sourced drill-ships serve as a guide to how domestic vessels might be financed? 
  • How does the global shift in energy demand and supply patterns affect Brazilian oil producers and energy consumers?
  1. Moderator: Karla Fernandes, Director, Deutsche Bank
  2. Cesar Ramos, Independent Consultant and Board Member, Ouro Preto Oleo e Gás S.A.
  3. Sergio Monaro, Managing Director – Head of Project Finance, Brazil, HSBC
  4. Patric Lange, Partner, Daemon Investmentos
 10:00am Traffic and tenors: Towards sustainable toll road financing models
  • Have new regulations helped to foster more private investments in roads?
  • Financing strategies and opportunities for PPP, logistics and concession project: to what extend is traffic tenors the key off attraction for financing projects?
  • Review of recent and outlook on upcoming auctions for toll roads, railways, ports and airports in the logistics program. Have new regulations helped to foster more private investments in roads?
  • Assessing the potential for waterways: Will it compete with rail?
  1. Moderator: Bernardo Costa, Senior Director – Global Infrastructure and Project Finance, Fitch Ratings
  2. Alessandro Scotoni Levy, Investor Relations Officer, Arteris SA
  3. Eduardo Farhat, Managing Director, Darby Private Equity, Darby Private Equity
  4. Luis Cunha, Project Finance Senior Manager, EY
10:45am morning refreshments and networking break
  11:15am Innovating to meet Brazil’s needs: Sources of long-term liquidity in deals – what products are gaining more market share? 
  • Can capital markets fill the gap in projects’ financing requirements and complement BNDES and other development lenders?
  • What tax and other incentives are on offer to local and international bond investors?
  • Can local currency bonds become greenfield project financing tool, especially in transport?
  • What conditions an assets can bring international investors into the Brazilian market?
  • What enhancements to local and international can multilateral agencies provide?
  • To what extent will local pension funds increase their participation in project bonds?
  1. Moderator: Marcelo Schwarz, Director of Latin America Utilities and Infrastructure Team, Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services
  2. Andrew Gunther, Managing Director, Darby Overseas Investments, Ltd
  3. Jean-Marc Aboussouan, Chief, Infrastructure Division, Inter-American Development Bank
  4. Cheryl Edleson Haway, Head of Infrastructure Brazil, IFC
  5. Carlos Andrade, Chief Business Development Officer, EDP do Brasil
  6. Thiago Sendelbach, Director – Project Finance Brazil, BNP Paribas 
  12:00pm Case Study on Renova Energia: Largest wind farm financing in Brazil 
  • The largest ever project finance transaction in Brazil’s renewable energy sector 
  • How was the deal structured? 
  • How was construction and operating risk mitigated?
  1.   Pedro Villas Boas Pileggi, CFO, Renova Energia
  12:30pm Lunch
  2:00pm How can small hydro, biomass, solar and wind play a more dominant role in the Brazilian energy market?  
  1. Moderator: Julyana Yokota, Director Latin Americas Utility & Infrastructure Ratings, Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services
  2. Pedro Villas Boas Pileggi, CFO, Renova Energia
  3. Antonio Bastos, Chief Executive Officer, Omega Energia Renovável
  4. Sergio Souza, Sales Director, GE Wind
  2:45pm How are ECAs, multilateral banks and development finance institutions bringing liquidity to Brazilian energy and infrastructure projects?
  • The agency toolkit: How do investment criteria and tenors differ?
  • Where can ECAs and multilaterals lend directly and where do they provide guarantees?
  • How does multilateral and ECA involvement change financing structures and funding costs? Jan Weiss, Lead Syndications Officer, IDB
  1. Moderator: Raul Denegri, Director – Head of Brazil Agency & Trust Sales, Citi
  2. Jan Weiss, Lead Syndications Officer, IDB
  3. Flávio Bertolossi, Head of São Paulo office - South America, SACE
  4. Joanne Tognarelli, Chief Representative – Latin America & Caribbean, Export Development Canada

  3:30pm Afternoon refreshments and networking break
  4:00pm What role will Asian capital and developers play in Brazil?

  1. Chris Stolarski, Senior Vice President, Head of Power & Infrastructure, Mizuho Bank
  2. Sergio Beninca, President, Kyovera Solar do Brasil
  3. Ivan Oliveros, Director & Sector Head – Power & Renewables, SMBC

4:30pm What infrastructure is needed to help the energy market?

  • What transmission line investments are needed to improve renewables’ access to market?
  • How can transmission lines be a solution to the drought? - Status on the auction for seven transmission projects in Brazil
  • What can we learn from the success of Abengoa?
  1. Moderator: Gustavo Fava, Director – Project Finance, BTG Pactual
  2. Francisco A. Chica Padilla, Diretor Executivo, Elecnor
  3. Bruno Pahl, Global Infrastructure & Project Finance Associate Director, Fitch Ratings
  4. Bruno Moraes, Associate, Actis

  5:30pm Chairperson’s closing remarks