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Agenda Overview

Day One: Thursday, June 22, 2017

8:15AM Registration & refreshments
9:15AM Breakfast briefing: With NAFTA set for renegotiation, how can the Mexican economy prepare?

• The first 155 days of the Trump administration: How will the US government’s policies impact the Mexican economy? Will this increase the appetite of foreign investment from beyond the US?

• What are the direct consequences for the infrastructure market? Whilst not directly affected by NAFTA discussions, what are the potential secondary impacts for the energy market, and why?

• How can market participants from Mexico and the US adapt to changes in NAFTA?

• Projecting the change in demand for power in Mexico

Bernardo Sepúlveda Amor, Of Counsel, Creel, García-Cuéllar, Aiza y Enríquez
9:45AM Chairperson's opening remarks
9:55AM Government Keynote: Outlining the future for the Mexican energy market in 2017 and beyond
Leonardo Beltran Rodriguez, Deputy Secretary for Energy Planning and Transition, SENER
11:00AM How is the current macroeconomic environment affecting investor appetite for energy and infrastructure projects?

• Since the energy reforms, how competitive has Mexico become compared to its Latin American counterparts?

• Assessing the potential political outcomes in the Mexican 2018 elections and the implications for the Mexican energy and infrastructure markets

• With high levels of liquidity ready, how can the involvement from the Afores be increased?

Moderator: Ariel Ramos, Partner, Mayer Brown LLP
Ernesto González, Managing Director, Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets
Guillermo Lagos, Principal, Energy Investments, Artha Capital
11:45AM Kick-starting Mexican PPPs: Identifying the key improvements needed for the PPP market to take off

• Is there only room for more established developers in the market?

• How is the PPP vacuum currently being filled?

• What new technologies can help resolve the issues in infrastructure?

• With government budgets tightened, what can facilitate social and transport development?

Moderator: Humberto Panti G., Director Regional Finanzas Publicas de America Latina, Fitch Ratings
Juan Luis Flores, Infrastructure Director, Marhnos
Jesús Project Finance Managing Vice Direction, Deputy Director of Energy, BANOBRAS
Anthony Edwards, Managing Director, Global Infrastructure & Power, CIBC Capital Markets
Carlos Carranza, Director, Project Development, North American Development Bank
Sergio Forte Gómez, Deputy CEO of Investor Relations and Investment Projects, Bancomext
12:30PM Lunch
1:50PM How is the CRE preparing for the next auctions and what has been learnt from the first two rounds?

• Assessing the success of the reform’s implementation so far

• How is the CRE preparing for the next auctions and what has been learnt from the first two rounds?

• What improvements on the auction process will be made?

Jesus Serrano Landeros, Commissioner, CRE
2:15PM Modernizing the Mexican grid: How can energy generation and transmission infrastructure be developed?

• How are new players preparing for opportunities in the transmission market?

• What makes a bankable project, and how are third parties going to be involved?

• Case study: Oaxaca transmission line

Guillermo Ortiz Ayala, Director, Project Finance, MUFG
Victor Hugo Luque Salcedo, Managing Director for State Owned Enterprises, Secretaria de Energia, SENER
Andrew Gongaware, Managing Director, Global Infrastructure & Power, CIBC Capital Markets
3:00PM Presentation: A roadmap to understanding Mexico and its abundant resource of oil

• Assessing the impact of the reforms on the sector and the current state of the market and infrastructure

• Delving into Mexico’s historical relationship with oil

Senior representative, HSBC

After this short presentation, a senior representative from HSBC will join panelists to discuss the future of the Mexico oil market by discussing with key players across the new oil landscape.

Carlos Muñoz Piña, General Director of the Non-Tax Revenue Policy Unit, Ministry of Finance and Public Credit SHCP
3:15PM Developing the necessary infrastructure to overcome the challenges in the midstream and downstream oil market

• Assessing the opportunities in transport and storage

• How can the infrastructure in oil refineries be developed?

• Who will be the smaller players in the market, and how can these projects be financed?

Mario Gabriel Budebo, CEO, EXI CKD
David Jiménez Romero, Partner, GARRIGUES MEXICO
Dorian Calderon, Managing Director & Head of Latin America Project Finance, Mizuho
4:00PM Afternoon refreshments & networking break
4:30PM Tequila roundtables

This is your chance to meet and greet via face to face sessions in smaller groups. Each host will spend 30 minutes at a table before rotating to the next. See this as an opportunity to ask the questions you want in an informal and relaxed way before we break for drinks: 

• Transport

• Water Infrastructure: Federico Ochoa Peressini, Director of Finance & Administration, Grupo Mexicano de Desarrollo

• Solar Power: Hector Olea, CEO, Gauss Energia

• Solar Power: Carlos Barrera, Vice President & Managing Director, SunEdison

• Wind Power: Adrian Katzew, Chief Executive Officer, Zuma Energia

• Roads: Jorge Parra, Chief Financial Officer, Red de Carreteras de Occidente

6:00PM Closing remarks and drinks reception hosted by S&P Global Ratings

Day Two: Friday, June 23, 2017

8:45AM Refreshments
9:15AM Chairperson’s opening remarks
9:30AM Presentation: Results from tenders in March 2017 for the midstream market

• Summarizing the outcomes of the pending tenders

• Who are the new players that have joined the market?

• What are the new projects under tender?

David Madero, Director General, CENAGAS
9:55AM Examining the financing of infrastructure in the gas sector

• What are the challenges be of cross-border pipeline financing?

• How will financing and investment opportunities be impacted with gas importation from the US?

• Attracting international equity to the Mexican midstream sector

• Case study: Nueva Era Gas Pipeline between Texas and Monterrey

Jorge Rumbos, Director Of Business Development, ENGIE
Brandon Seale, President, Howard Energy Mexico
David Madero, Director General, CENAGAS
Santiago Sepúlveda, Partner, Creel, García-Cuéllar, Aiza y Enríquez
10:30AM Neighboring competition: Are market conditions in Mexico as attractive to international renewables developers and investors as its Latin American counterparts?

• What lessons can Mexico learn from its Latin America counterparts in the renewable energy market?

• How can renewable energy be promoted further in Mexico?

• Are renewables in Mexico proving to be more attractive to local or international players?

Jose Coballasi, Senior Director, Analytical Manager, Standard and Poor's
Miguel Angel Alonso Rubio, Director General, ACCIONA
Hector Olea, President & Chief Executive Officer, Gauss Energia
Adrián Katzew, Chief Executive Officer, Zuma Energía
Raquel Bierzwinsky, Partner, Chadbourne & Parke LLP
Francisco Diez Quiralte, Head Of Business Development, LATAM, Energy Group, Canadian Solar
11:15AM Mid-morning refreshments and networking break
11:45AM Reflecting on the current primary and refinancing environments: What financial instruments are available for project owners?

• Identifying the various options provided by banks and bonds: How do the terms and tenor differ between lenders and investors?

• Alternatives to the usual bank financing: How is local equity and debt being sourced?

• What part does ECA and development finance play?

• Comparing the refinancing tools by loan providers and the capital markets

Cesar Vertiz Pedemonte, Managing Director, Specialized Industries, Infrastructure, Power and Energy Head, Citi Banamex
Dr. Stefan Blum, Director, DEG
Astra Castillo, Senior Director Latam Infrastructure and Project Finance Group, Fitch Ratings
12:30PM Introducing new financial players to the energy and infrastructure markets in Mexico (Fibra-E, CerPI and CKDs)
  • The development of a new array of financial vehicles to enhance investments in energy and infrastructure
  • Understanding the rationale of the different investor types in the energy and infrastructure market in Mexico
  • How successful have Fibra-Es, CerPIs and CKDs been at increasing M&A activity?
  • Opportunities and future challenges for structured vehicles in Mexico
Eduardo Flores Herrera, Vice President of Securities Supervision, CNBV
Germán G Cueva, Managing Director, Riverstone Holdings LLC
Cesar Fragozo, Chief of Unit of Sectorial Development, Promexico
Alonso García Tamés, Director General Latinoamérica Mercados En Crecimiento, CDPQ
Rodrigo Núñez, Principal, ‎Infraestructura México
Rodrigo Castelazo, Partner, Creel, García-Cuéllar, Aiza y Enríquez
1:15PM Chairperson’s closing remarks followed by lunch and close of conference
1:30PM CFE Keynote: Analyzing the outcomes of the March 2017 auction and the introduction of new private players into the wholesale electricity market