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Agenda Overview

Day 1: Monday, March 13, 2017

8:00AM Registration & morning refreshments
8:45AM Chairperson's opening remarks
Bernardo Garcia Franco, Executive Director Head of Project Finance Mexico, BBVA
8:50AM Analysing government policies and their impact on energy & infrastructure financing
Moderator: Dorina Yessios, Partner, Allen & Overy
Alvaro Quijandrìa, Executive Director, ProInversion
Enrique Felices, Partner, Miranda & Amado, member of Affinitas
9:30AM Latin American macroeconomics: Identifying the region’s key macroeconomic trends that will impact the energy & infrastructure sector
  • How are lower commodity prices affecting projects currently operational in Latin America and the cash flow projections of those in the pipeline?
  • What will be the relationship between the public debt dynamics and corporate vulnerabilities across the region?
  • How will inflation outcomes be managed in different economies across the region in the year ahead?
Sebastian Briozzo, Senior Director, Analytical Manager, Latin America Sovereign Ratings, S&P Global Ratings
10:00AM Bridging the gap between the long tenors needed for energy & infrastructure projects and banks’ increased cost of funding
  • What impact is regulation having on banks' abilities to provide long-term financing? Is moving to a combination of bridge loans and bonds for international and local capital markets the way of the future?
  • How can greater depth of financing be achieved in local bank markets to get projects done?
  • Local banks, international banks, institutional investors, development banks, and ECAs – how will the interplay between key lenders change in the next 5 years
Moderator: Peter Baumgaertner, Partner, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
Guillermo Ortiz Ayala, Director Project Finance, MUFG
Luis Fernando Perdigon, Managing Director & Head of Project Finance, SMBC
Willem Sutherland, Regional Head Latin America, ING
Gonzalo Ruiz de Angulo, Managing Director - Head of Project Finance Energy, BBVA
Enrique Castillo, Director of Corporate Banking Americas, Banco Sabadell
Aitor Alava, Managing Director - Head Infrastructure Finance Latin America, Natixis
Dorian Calderon, Head of Latin America Project Finance, Mizuho
11:15AM Morning refreshments & networking break
12:00PM Delving into sponsors’ financing strategies and their outlook on Latin America’s projects pipeline in 2017
  • How are business models evolving? What impact does this have when evaluating funding options?
  • To what extent are the dynamics of the different funding sources available influencing how sponsors evaluate opportunities?
  • How are sponsors evaluating market opportunities?
  • What are the hottest countries and sectors for investment?
Carlos Barrera, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Atlas Renewable Energy
Jose Antonio De La Lastra Gomez Baeza, Head of Finance for Latin America, Iridium Concesiones de Infraestructuras
Glaucia Calp, Head of Latin American Project Finance Team, Fitch Ratings
Juan Jose Cardenas Mares, Senior Partner, Ernst Young Peru
12:45PM Argentina’s energy & infrastructure investment plans: Mapping out the opportunities
  • Which sectors are being prioritized by the Argentine government for investment?
  • To what extent can Argentina’s recent successful renewables auction be replicated for other infrastructure projects?
  • What are international investors’ biggest concerns when it comes to financing projects in the country? How can these be mitigated?
  • How likely are we to see North American and European banks, funds, and sponsors actively participating in infrastructure projects in Argentina?
Moderator: Stephen Hood, Partner, DAVIS POLK & WARDWELL
Francisco Macias, Partner, Marval O'Farrell & Mairal
Jose Coballasi, Senior Director & Sector Lead Infrastructure Latin America Ratings, S&P Global Ratings
Tobey Collins, Managing Director, Astris Finance
Manuel Sanchez Ortega, Managing Director, Head of Infrastructure Latin America, BlackRock
Juan Payeras, Chief Investment Officer, IFC
1:30PM Lunch

Central America Stream

2:50PM Chairperson's opening remarks
Richard Puttre, Partner, Jones Day
3:00PM Strategies for financing Central American projects in the current environment
  • Tenors, pricing, and liquidity: What terms and conditions are available for Central American projects?
  • Are international lenders comfortable with the risk profiles of the smaller Central American nations?
  • The rise of local banks and increasing push of regional banks into the market: What impact is this having on the project finance market?
  • To what extent are multilaterals and export credit agency participation central to getting commercial bank financing?
Moderator: Richard Puttre, Partner, Jones Day
Brian Blakely, Lead Investment Officer, Inter-American Investment Corporation
Manuel Torres, Vice President Investment Bank, Prival Bank
Hernan Diaz del Castillo, Structured Finance Manager, BICSA
Jose Feliz Magana, Head, Private Sector & Non-Sovereign and Extraregional Operations, CABEI
Marc Ricart, Chief Investment Officer & Managing Director, Structured and Corporate Finance, CIFI SA
Lynn Tabernacki, Deputy Vice President SME Finance & Head of Global Energy, Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC)
4:15PM Afternoon networking & refreshment break
4:45PM Central America’s power matrix: What technologies are governments supporting?
  • What types of bank lending & bond options are available for power assets?
  • Assessing the state of the secondary market for power assets in Central America
  • What power projects are in the pipeline for 2017/2018?
Moderator: Robert Downing, Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig
Jose Coballasi, Senior Director & Sector Lead Infrastructure Latin America Ratings, S&P Global Ratings
Ben Moody, President & Chief Executive Officer, Pan American Finance
Giancarlo Ortega, Principal Investment Officer, International Finance Corporation
6:00PM Chairperson's closing remarks followed by cockail reception sponsored by S&P Global Ratings & Jones Day

Energy Stream

2:50PM Chairperson's opening remarks
3:00PM Developing Latin America’s transmission & interconnection systems: Where does investment need to go?
  • To what extent will Chile’s new transmission law improve investment in both renewable and non-renewable energy projects?
  • How likely is it that Chile - Peru interconnection will be achieved by 2021?
  • How much investment is still necessary to achieve this and where will the financing come from?
  • Tracking Mexico’s transmission line plans: What are the next steps following the first tender in June?
Moderator: Carlos Viana, Partner, White & Case
Richard Carrell, Senior Vice President, Prudential Capital Group
Andres Ezequiel Onetto, Senior Vice President Structured Finance, Head of Power, Energy & Renewables, Banco de Chile
Jose Miguel Puiggros, Partner, Miranda & Amado Abogados
Daniel Sanchez, Local Partner, White & Case
4:15PM Afternoon refreshment & networking break
4:45PM Developing Mexico’s midstream infrastructure: An opportunity for investment?
  • How are commercial banks and private equity firms participating in the midstream sector?
  • What financing and investment opportunities will arise as gas importation from the US increases?
  • What projects are expected to be announced over the next 12 months?
  • What conditions are likely to be most attractive to draw investment into these projects?
Moderator: Roland Estevez, Partner, Milbank
Jorge Oria y Anaya, Partner, Ritch Mueller
Sam Sherman, Executive Director & Group Head - Natural Resources, SMBC
Rolf Schmitz, Managing Director, Head of Latin American Energy Finance, Scotiabank
Richard Ennis, Managing Director, ING Capital
Fernando Calvillo, President and Chief Executive Officer, Fermaca
6:00PM Chairperson's closing remarks followed by cockail reception sponsored by S&P Global Ratings & Jones Day

Infrastructure Stream

2:50PM Chairperson's opening remarks
3:00PM Peru: How are current PPP structures perceived and what improvements could be proposed by government?
  • Proinversion reform: What will this look like and how will it impact closed projects as well as projects that have yet to be tendered?
  • Which new project sponsors are looking at Peru? What are their expectations for the market and from the government?
  • Project pipeline look like for 2017 & 2018
Moderator: Christopher Erckert, Partner, Mayer Brown LLP
Javier Amézaga, Director General, Cosapi Concesiones
José Miguel Lyon, Head of Structured Finance Latin America, Vinci Concessions
Luis Marcelo De-Bernardis, Partner, Miranda & Amado Abogados
Raphael Dumas, Director | Infrastructure & Real Estate Group, Americas | Project Finance Americas, HSBC Bank
3:45PM Brazil revived: Are international investors coming back to Brazil’s greenfield infrastructure market?
  • Have reformed concession terms and reduced BNDES involvement succeeded in boosting investor confidence?
  • How successful have infrastructure debentures been in attracting local capital into infrastructure?
  • Can the local Brazilian bank and capital markets continue to support such large-scale infrastructure investment?
  • What steps should the government be taking to increase the attractiveness of its’ concession projects to international investors?
Moderator: Bruno Soares, Partner, Allen & Overy
Antonio Gobbo, Director of Corporate Affairs, Queiroz Galvão
Pablo Sorj, Partner, Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados
4:15PM Afternoon refreshment & networking break
4:45PM Colombia’s 4G roads: Assessing the financing structures employed and how these differ from the 1st to the 3rd wave
  • Analysing the financing structures of deals that have closed to date: How do financing structures from the first projects differ from more recently closed ones?
  • As more and more of Colombia’s 4G projects reach financial close, is there a concern of funds drying up?
  • How are sponsors & financings getting more innovative and what structures are being used to secure the necessary funds?
Moderator: Elicia Ling, Partner, Paul Hastings LLP
Miguel Pena, Global Head of Infrastructure Project Finance, BBVA
John Greenwood, Managing Director, Project, Infrastructure & Principal Finance, Goldman Sachs
Ricardo Fandiño-De la Calle, Partner, Gómez-Pinzón Zuleta Abogados S.A.S.
David Gonzalez, Managing Director & Head of Project Finance Latin America, SMBC
Javier Gomez, Vice President & Senior Underwriter, XL Group
Maria del Pilar Sabogal, Gerente Legal, Graña y Montero
Alejandro Correa, Commercial Director, Construcciones El Condor
5:20PM Infrastructure development in the Andean region
6:00PM Chairperson's closing remarks followed by cockail reception sponsored by S&P Global Ratings & Jones Day

Day 2: Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Infrastructure Stream

9:00AM Morning refreshments
9:30AM Chairperson's opening remarks
9:45AM Mexico: Identifying creative financing solutions to fund infrastructure investment in a challenging environment
  • What role does the Mexican government see for PPPs and for other private finance initiatives in delivering infrastructure projects?
  • How has the new APP law benefited financing of projects?
  • Identifying ways to increase private sector involvement in infrastructure: What new sources of funding for investments at the state and municipal levels are required?
Jim Kaiser, Managing Director, Infrastructure & Real Estate Group Head of Power and Renewables, Americas, HSBC
Jorge Moguel, Chief Infrastructure Officer, GIA
Cesar Fragozo, Chief of Unit of Sectorial Development, Promexico
10:15AM What sectors of Peruvian infrastructure will see the most activity over the course of the next year?
Arturo Prieto, Executive Director, Banco Santander
Carlos Enrique Arata, Partner, Estudio Rubio Leguia Normand y asociados S. Civil de R.L
Jaime Crosby Robinson, General Manager, OHL Concesiones Peru
Eduardo Calderón, Partner, Columbus Infrastructure
11:00AM Refreshment & networking break
12:15PM Crystal ball: Which country will be the next 'big' market for infrastructure investment in Latin America?
Moderator: Oscar Arrus, Partner, Garrigues
Miguel Bermejo, Managing Partner, Atlantico Capital Partners
1:00PM Chairperson's closing remarks followed by lunch and close of conference

Renewable Energy Stream

9:00AM Morning refreshements
9:30AM Chairperson's opening remarks
9:45AM LatAm’s renewables wave: Comparing the recent renewable energy auctions in Mexico, Chile, Peru and Argentina
  • All four countries have recently held successful, highly oversubscribed renewable energy auctions that have rendered some of the lowest prices seen to date in the region. Representatives from companies that have participated in at least 2 of the 4 auctions will compare the auctions, using the following criteria as guidance:
  • Auction criteria • Market & regulatory risks • Pricing • Key reasons for success
Moderator: Hernan Gonzalez, Managing Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright
Juan Francisco Toro, Director, Structured Finance, Astris Finance, LLC
Gabriel Monroy, Vice President, Finance - Latin America, Invenergy LLC
Juan Ignacio Cabrera, Managing Partner, Invertax
10:15AM Chile: Financing one of Latin America’s strongest renewables markets
  • How comfortable are banks in financing merchant power projects? Is merchant risk still an issue?
  • What alternatives to merchant power can be developed to attract a greater presence of international investors?
  • Are ultra-low spot prices in parts of the country likely to create problems for sponsors looking for financing for new power plants?
  • Key conclusions from Chile’s latest power auction
Moderator: John Murphy, Partner, DLA Piper LLP (US)
Carlos Ortiz, Country Manager Chile, Trina Solar, Trina Solar
Juan Lago, ED, Head of Project Finance, Banco Security
Carlos Lopez Rabadan, Head Project Finance Peru, BBVA
Daniel Canales, Commercial Manager, Mainstream Renewable Power
11:00AM Refreshment & networking break
11:30AM To what extent does Brazil’s renewables sector still provide an interesting proposition for investors?
  • What impact has the country’s economic and political instability, high interest rates, and devaluation of the real had on the financing of projects?
  • What investments are necessary to expand the transmission capability of the power network and integrate projects reaching completion in the next 2 years?
  • Measures taken by the Brazilian government to reduce risk and continue attracting foreign investment into renewables
Moderator: Helen Naves, Partner, Banking, Finance and Capital Markets, Trench, Rossi e Watanabe Advogados
Alberto Zoffmann, Chief Financial Officer, Atlantic Energias Renovaveis
Edson Ogawa, Head of Project Finance & Asset Based Finance, Banco Santander Brasil
12:15PM Mexico’s renewable energy boom: What types of financing will sponsors likely access given the ultra-low pricing of the recent auctions?
  • The evolution of terms and tenors for project debt given the current credit environment
  • Does participation from development banks and ECAs make commercial bank financing easier to access?
  • Key takeaways from the last 2 renewables auctions, and what the market can expect from the third long-term auction in April 2017
Moderator: Horacio de Uriarte, Partner, Mijares, Angoitia, Coretes y Fuentes
Farooq Malik, Officer Energy & Infrastructure Finance, North American Development Bank
Jose Antonio Aguilar, Principal, Vive Energia
Pablo Otin, Vice President, Emerging Markets, 8minutenergy Renewables
Adrián Katzew, Chief Executive Officer, Zuma Energía
1:00PM Chairperson's closing remarks followed by lunch & close of conference