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Agenda Overview

Day 1: Tuesday March 10th, 2015

8:30am Registration and morning refreshments

9:15am Chairperson’s opening remarks

  1. Jiri Maly, Managing Director, Global Infrastructure Finance, CIBC

9.30am The key Latin American macroeconomic data you need to know for 2015

  • What are the growth prospects for Latin American economies in the short to medium term?
  • Evaluating the most salient risks to continued growth in the region
  • External influences: Assessing the impact of rising US interest rates on Latin American infrastructure investments

10:00am Banking Latin America’s projects: How are international banks evaluating which projects to be involved in?

  • What are the top 3 criteria that make a project bankable?
  • Will we see international banks start doing cov-lite, long-tenor loans? What impact will this have on projects
  • What is the tenor and limit threshold at which banks are willing to lend?
  1. Sam Sherman, Executive Director and Head of Latin American Project Finance, SMBC
  2. Edmundo Lujan, Executive Director, Project Finance Latin America, Head of Natural Resources, BBVA
  3. Ralph Scholtz, Managing DIrector, Head of Project Finance, Latin America, MUFG
  4. Duncan Caird, Managing Director, Head of Project and Export Finance - The Americas, HSBC
  5. Moderator: Robert Kartheiser, Partner, Allen & Overy

10:45am Opportunities and challenges in investing in Latin America’s renewable projects

  • Do renewable power projects need a PPA to be bankable or are international banks starting to look at lending on a pure merchant basis?
  • What are the key project attributes that attract debt and equity providers?
  • Where are the biggest opportunities and what are the key challenges that the market will face in 2015?
  1. Bruno Franco, Chief Financial Officer, Latin America Power
  2. Emilio Fabbrizzi, Head of Project Finance Latin America, DNB Markets
  3. Manuel Cabrerizo, Partner, Voltiq
  4. Marco Antonio Northland, Chief Executive Officer, Etrion
  5. Moderator:  Carlos Viana, Partner, White & Case

11:30am Morning coffee and networking break

12:15pm Debating the optimal project financing methods
  • Pros and cons of capital markets and bank debt: Comparing terms of bond issues to bank loans
  • How do investors see Latin American project bonds?
  • The client’s perspective: What do developers think are the optimal methods for financing projects?
  1. Willem Sutherland, Managing Director, Infrastructure Finance and Advisory, ING
  2. John Greenwood, Director, Infrastructure and Energy Finance, Citi
  3. Moderator: Christopher Erckert, Partner, Mayer Brown

12:50pm One year on from Mexico's energy reforms: What are the practical deal implications?

  • What oil and gas tenders can be expected following Pemex’s reorientation?
  • How can efficiency and competitiveness be improved in Pemex and CFE deals?
  • Can projects be financed on a non-recourse basis in Mexico?
  1. Adi Blum, Director, First Reserve Energy Infrastructure
  2. Octavio Berron Camara, Chief Financial Officer, Fermaca
  3. Javier Chavarria,  Senior Vice President, Infrastructure, Partners Group
  4. Bernardo Garcia, Executive Director, Head of Project Finance Mexico, BBVA
  5. Guillermo Ortiz, Director, Project Finance, MUFG
  6. Moderator:  Ricardo Martiez, Partner, Haynes Boone

1:30pm Lunch sponsored by Clifford Chance

Energy stream agenda:

2:45pm Chairperson’s opening remarks

  1. Javier Liron, Head Project Finance Energy, BBVA

2:50pm  How are developers financing renewable energy projects in Latin America?

  • What are the biggest financing challenges for project developers in Latin America?
  • What renewable energy transactions are being driven with what type of financing?
  • Key countries for 2015: Will Chile keep its’ label as the hottest renewable energy market in the world, and will any gains from Mexico’s renewable energy policies be seen?
  1. Fernando Artaza Bilbao, International Finance Director, Abengoa
  2. Pablo Burgos, Managing Director, Solarpack
  3. Carlos Barrera, Vice President & Managing Director, Latin America, SunEdison
  4. Gonzalo Ruiz de Angulo, Executive Director, Project Finance Latin America, Head of Energy, BBVA
  5. Juan Ignacio Cabrera, Director, Asociación Uruguaya de Energía Eólica
  6. Moderator: Richard Puttre, Partner, Jones Day

3:50pm Developing transmission capacity: Where does investment need to go?

  • What are the financing needs for transmission projects in the region?
  • Banks or bonds: What structures are best suited for greenfield projects? Is the bond market solely for refinancing?
  • Abengoa Transmission Sur bond refinancing case study: The first 30 year tenor and largest dollar-denominated project bond ever issued for a Peruvian Project
  1. Bruno Soares, Partner, Allen & Overy
4:20pm Afternoon refreshments and networking break

4:50pm Case study: Mexico’s Los Ramones Norte & Sur Pipelines

  • Outline of the deal
  • What were the challenges of structuring the deal under Mexico’s new energy laws?
  • Why did the project have to come to the market 4 times before it succeeded?
  1. Jorge Oria y Anaya, Partner, Ritch Mueller
  2. Francisco Fernández Cueto, Partner, Galicia Abogados

5:20pm Financing Latin America’s LNG boom: Key considerations and opportunities

  • What projects are on the horizon and what are the financing needs?
  • Are ECAs and multilaterals still the foundation for big greenfield projects?
  • What structuring issues exist in large-scale financings?
  1. Lance Crist, Global Head of Oil & Gas, IFC
  2. Andrew Gongaware, Executive Director, Global Infrastructure Finance, CIBC
  3. Jim Kaiser, Managing Director, Project and Export Finance, HSBC

6:00pm Chairperson’s closing remarks followed by cocktail reception hosted by Mayer Brown

Infrastructure stream agenda:

2:45pm Chairperson’s opening remarks

  1. Jorge Yataco, Head Project Finance Peru, BBVA

2:50pm Where will financing for Colombia’s mega infrastructure pipeline come from?

  • Toll roads first: What are the next steps in the coming months?
  • What are the key challenges facing international banks looking to get involved in the fourth generation projects?
  • Tapping the capital markets: What bond and securitization structures is the FDN working out to broaden the financing base, and where will they participate in direct financing?
  1. Luis Palazzi, Director, Americas, Vinci Concessions
  2. Jose Maria Lopez de Fuentes, Director, North America, Canada, Andean America, OHL Concesiones
  3. Glaucia Calp, Head of Latin American Project Finance Team, Fitch Ratings
  4. Juan Jose Montoya, Executive Director, Head of Project Finance Colombia, BBVA
  5. Luis Eduardo Niño, Head of Public Private Partnerships in Infrastructure, FDN
  6. Julian Torrado, Managing Director, Chief Representative Officer – Colombia, CIBC
  7. Moderator: Fabricio Longhin, Partner, Clifford Chance

3:35pm Onstage interview: Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about BNDES’ plan for Brazil’s infrastructure projects

  • Which projects will be prioritized?
  • Can BNDES' balance sheet support the amount of funding it has promised?
  • What are the prospects for opening the market to private sector lenders and capital markets to finance projects?
  1. Dr. Nelson Siffert, Deputy Managing Director, Infrastructure Division, BNDES
  2. Moderator: Eduardo Alves, Associate Director, S&P Capital IQ

4:15pm Afternoon refreshments and networking break

4:45pm Case study: Lima Metro Line II

  • Analysis of the various tranches of the project
  • Structuring the financing for the transaction, and participants in the financing
  • Conclusions and lessons learned
  1. Miguel Bermejo, Chief Financial Officer for the Americas, Grupo FCC
  2. Juan Francisco Toro, Director, Structured Finance, Astris Finance
  3. John Graham, Investment Officer, Private Sector Development, IDB
  4. Gianluca Bacchiocchi, Partner, Clifford Chance
  5. Moderator: Enrique Felices, Partner, Miranda & Amado Abogados

5:15pm Peru: A star model in the region for PPPs?

  • Keys to success: How has Peru managed to attract more investment into its’ infrastructure projects in the last three years than in the previous decade?
  • Looking at the balance of sharing of risks and returns between the government and private sector partners
  • What concessions is ProInversion expected to bring to the market in 2015?
  1. Gonzalo Ferraro, Executive President, Grana y Montero Infraestructura
  2. Enrique Tarazona, Chief Financial Officer, Santa Sofia Puertos
  3. Moderator: Oscar Arrus, Partner, Garrigues

5:45pm Chairperson’s closing remarks followed by cocktail reception hosted by Mayer Brown

Day 2: Thursday March 11th, 2015

8:45am Morning refreshments

9:15am Chairperson’s opening remarks

  1. Carlos Lopez Rabadan, Head Project Finance Chile, BBVA

9:30am Latin America’s project bonds: How has investor sentiment evolved in the last year?

  • What are investors’ key concerns when deciding on whether to participate in a project? How do views differ between local and international investors?
  • Which local bond markets are flourishing?
  • Is there a market for 144A/RegS and private placements?
  1. John Pollock, Managing Director, Global Project Finance, AIG
  2. Violet Osterberg, Managing Director, Investments, Pacific Life
  3. Juan Pablo Raffetto, Director, MetLife Investments
  4. Jose Coballasi, Senior Director, Analytica Manager, Utilities & Infrastructure Ratings, S&P Ratings Services
  5. Moderator: Cathleen McLaughlin, Partner, Allen & Overy

10:15am Given recent market volatility, what does Brazil’s energy & infrastructure future look like?

  • With recently completed elections and a new government, what are the forecasts for energy & infrastructure financings in 2015?
  • What impact is the Petrobras scandal having? How are sponsors reacting in terms of seeking financing for projects, and how are lenders perceiving the current situation?
  • Regionalisation: Brazilian sponsors and lenders become regional players for energy & infrastructure in LatAm
  1. Ricardo Assaf, General Counsel, Renova
  2. Bernardo Costa, Senior Director - Global Infrastructure and Project Finance, Fitch Ratings
  3. Sergio Monaro, Managing Director, Head of Project Finance Brazil, HSBC
  4. Marcio Giannico, Head of Project Finance, Banco do Brasil
  5. Moderator: Pablo Sorj, Partner, Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados

11:00am  Long Term Investment Opportunities in Latin America

  • Looking at private equity fund investments in Latin America in 2015
  • What projects are most attractive for investors in the region?
  • What sectors have seen the most activity?
  1. Andrew Gunther, Managing Director, Global Infrastructure, Darby Overseas
  2. Jo Aiello, Partner and Chief Executive Officer, Meridiam Infrastructure North America
  3. Moderator: Senior Representative, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

11:30am Morning refreshments and networking break

12:15pm Going beyond Brazil: Opportunities in financing offshore oil & gas assets in Mexico and Colombia

  • What are the prospects for financing offshore assets and FPSOs in Mexico following the energy reforms?
  • Asset-based, project or corporate finance: What flexible financing structures exist and which are preferred?
  • Looking at US institutional investors' appetite for private placements from offshore assets
  1. Adi Blum, Director, First Reserve Energy Infrastructure
  2. Alonso del Val, Chief Legal Counsel, Oro Negro
  3. Moderator: Daniel Bartfeld, Partner, Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy

1:00pm Briefing session: Upcoming energy & infrastructure regulatory shifts in Latin America and the opportunities they present

  • With 7 out of 19 Latin American countries holding presidential elections in 2014, where are we going to see changes in energy and infrastructure legislations?
  • What are the key regulatory barriers to international bank and sponsor involvement in Latin America’s projects?
  • Has Colombia’s new PPP Law and Infrastructure Law succeeded in removing obstacles as expected?

1:30pm Chairperson’s closing remarks followed by lunch and close of conference