THURSDAY 9 JUNE /// CONFERENCE DAY 1 /// BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA

08:15 /// Registration and coffee


SESSION 1/// GLOBAL MARKET AND TECHNOLOGY STATUS

09:15 /// Welcome & Opening remarks by Chairman

09:30 /// Global and Regional Status and Projected Growth for PV Market

  • Overview of the global growth of PV and key current and emerging regional markets
  • Status update and trends in solar technology
  • Forecasts for the Prices of electricity per country and segment
  • Outlook for cost reduction in the solar value chain
  • Eye on the future: risks & opportunities
JOSEFIN BERG
SENIOR ANALYST SOLAR /// IHS

10:00 /// LATAM: From MW’s to GW’s (panel discussion)

  • How cost-competitive is PV compared to other (solar) sources for electricity?
  • Which markets are the most interesting in the short and longer term?
  • Current trends in the scale and distribution of Energy (Utility vs. commercial vs. residential)
  • Forecasts for the growth and segmentation of PV projects
ASIER AYA
PROJECT DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR LATAM /// JINKO SOLAR
LESLIE TAN
GENERAL MANAGER LATAM /// HUAWEI SMART PV BUSINESS
JASON SEGAL
CFA /// ALDWYCH ENVIRONMENTAL & RENEWABLES GROUP

10:45 /// Networking Break

Match-making Facilities: one-to-ones with selection of invited potential end-consumers


SESSION 2 /// ARGENTINA OPPORTUNITY

MARCELO LANDO
FOUNDING PARTNER /// ETERNUM ENERGY

11:30 /// Overview of potential for PV in Argentina

  • Key market drivers and barriers for PV project development
  • Potential for PV by segment
  • Overview of regulatory framework and updates
  • Growth forecasts

12:00 /// Drill-down on Argentina (panel discussion)

  • What are the most attractive segments for PV?
  • Key risks, barriers and mitigation strategies
  • Solar vs. Wind - Who will win? Current competitiveness in the Argentinian market
  • Forecasts for future growth
SANTIAGO LAGOS
CEO /// 360 ENERGY
MARCELO ALVAREZ
PRESIDENT /// CÁMARA ARGENTINA DE ENERGÍAS RENOVABLES
JUAN BOSCH
PRESIDENT /// SAESA
HECTOR POZO GOWLAND
FOUNDING PARTNER /// POZO GOWLAND ABOGAGOS
VISHAL SHAH
MANAGING DIRECTOR /// DEUTSCHE BANK

12:45 /// Catalysts for solar growth in 2016 and beyond

  • How will global solar industry developments impact the cost of solar energy?
  • Demand forecasts for the global solar industry
  • Outlook for cost reduction in the solar value chain
  • Key developments and its impact on Argentina & LATAM
  • Grid Parity, Oil price fluctuations and Energy Storage

13:15 /// Networking Lunch

Match-making Facilities: one-to-ones with selection of invited potential end-consumers and investors


SESSION 3 /// BEST PRACTICES FROM EXPERIENCED STAKEHOLDERS

ALBERTO CUTER
GENERAL MANAGER LATAM & ITALY /// JINKO SOLAR CO., LTD

14:30 /// Business Case: Successfully Completing a Multi-MW Solar PV Plant in Chile

  • Overview of risks and challenges faced
  • Determining factors in ensuring success
  • Achieving the lowest cost of capital
  • How can lessons learned in Chile be applied in Argentina

15:00 /// Solar & Hybrid Solutions for Irrigation Systems

  • Introduction to Solar & Hybrid Renewable Energy Solutions. 
  • Irrigation systems with solar: global leading cases.
  • Business model & ROI. 
RUY CAMPOS DUGONE
ENERGY & AGRICULTURE SPECIALIST
SERGIO ASENJO
MANAGING DIRECTOR /// QUANTUM GREEN POWER
 

15:30 /// Technical considerations to ensure a successful project (panel discussion)

  • Common challenges experienced when developing and operating PV projects
  • Identifying and mitigating factors that can influence yields (high temperature, altitude, humidity etc.)
  • Technical considerations specific to the country and region
  • Grid-connection and stability
RAQUEL IGUALÁ
LATAM SALES MANAGER /// POWER ELECTRONICS
IGNACIO FERNANDEZ
SR. RENEWABLE ENERGY CONSULTANT /// ENERTIS
IGNACIO GONZALEZ
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER /// SOLARCENTURY

16:15 /// Networking break

Match-making Facilities: one-to-ones with selection of invited potential end-consumers

16:45 /// Making Solar Bankable in Argentina (panel discussion)

  • Applying lessons learned developing and financing projects across the region in Argentina
  • Identifying and devising strategies to overcome the current market barriers
  • Is there a lack in availability of financing in Argentina?
  • What do investors and financiers look for to consider a project “bankable”
MIGUEL ANGEL GRAÑA
SENIOR PARTNER /// LUFT ENERGY
JOOST SAMSOM
PARTNER /// VOLTIQ
JAN PORTEGIES
MANAGING DIRECTOR /// JPC & ASSOCIATES
LUCIA SPINELLI
SENIOR ENERGY SPECIALIST /// WORLD BANK

17:30 /// Networking Drink

19:00 /// Networking Dinner

Registration for the dinner is required

FRIDAY 10 JUNE /// CONFERENCE DAY 2 /// BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA

08:15 /// Registration and coffee

09:15 /// Welcome & Opening remarks by Chairman

09:30 /// Inspiration for Growth: Achieving the Lowest Solar LCOE

  • How can Argentina sustain solar energy growth without subsidies in a wholesale market?
  • Reflections from international experiences
  • Which successful international business models could be applicable in the region
  • The potential for renewable energy as a game changer for energy access around the world
LESLIE TAN
GENERAL MANAGER LATAM /// HUAWEI SMART PV BUSINESS

10:00 /// “View into the future: the solar players of 2030”

  • Horizontal integration in the industry (eg, will competitors be buying one another?  How much more consolidation will we see?) 
  • Vertical integration (eg, if more equipment manufacturers will become IPPs, or more developers will become IPPs), 
  • Who will hold the assets in the end? (eg, will pension funds open a division exclusively for solar given the cash flow pattern is exactly what they need)?
MARCELO LANDO
FOUNDING PARTNER /// ETERNUM ENERGY
LORENA CICIRIELLO
MANAGING DIRECTOR /// ANKHAL ENERGY
CHRISTIÁN SJÓGREN
COUNTRY MANAGER CHILE /// FIRST SOLAR

10:45 /// Networking break

Match-making Facilities: one-to-ones with selection of invited potential end-consumers

11:30 /// “Concluding Words”

12:00 /// Round-Table Discussions

Dive deep into the topics and join the experts face-to-face while you engage in an interactive discussion on one of the highlighted topics of your choice. (Topics for each specific table will be released closer to the conference day)

14:00 /// End of Conference