MONDAY 6 JUNE /// DAY 1 /// BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA

15:00 /// Kick off and Networking Drink

Location: Hotel Madero Hotel Lobby

 
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Workshop /// Recent Developments in Argentinian (Solar) Energy Market

16:30 /// Opening and introduction round of participants

Hosted at YACHT Club
Puerto Madero

17:00 /// Keys to Doing Business and Investing in Argentina

  • Update on the current investment climate and risks for foreign investors
  • Update on the renewable energy regulatory framework
  • Recent positive developments for the (international) business community
DIEGO CÉSAR BUNGE
PARTNER /// ESTUDIO BUNGE

17:30 /// Overview of the (Solar) Energy Sector and Electricity Market in Argentina

  • Overview of demand, policies, incentives and rates per segment
  • Energy market segmentation and energy dynamics
  • Project development opportunities
MARCELO LANDO
FOUNDING PARTNER /// ETERNUM ENERGY

18:00 /// Networking Break

RUY CAMPOS DUGONE
ENERGY & AGRICULTURE SPECIALIST

18:30 /// Opportunities for PV in the Agricultural Sector

  • Mercosur's facts / needs / challenges at the following sectors: Renewable Energy, Investments and Agriculture.
  • How to guarantee power to big scale agricultural projects using renewable energy.
  • Use of Renewables for handling water at big scale.
  • Developing of a sustainable and low risk business model for Argentina & Uruguay, using renewable energy in the Agriculture sector. How to participate in this business model?

19:00 /// Plenary Discussion on the Potential of Solar in Argentina

  • Investment climate in Argentina
  • Prospects for solar PV market by segment
  • Opportunities and challenges for foreign stakeholders
  • Eye on the future: risks & opportunities
MARCELO ALVAREZ
PRESIDENT /// CÁMARA ARGENTINA DE ENERGÍAS RENOVABLES
RUY CAMPOS DUGONE
ENERGY & AGRICULTURE SPECIALIST
DIEGO CÉSAR BUNGE
PARTNER /// ESTUDIO BUNGE
MARCELO LANDO
FOUNDING PARTNER /// ETERNUM ENERGY

19:30 /// Joint Networking Dinner - sponsored by ESTUDIO BUNGE

Kick-off networking dinner to meet fellow delegates and explore opportunities with invited local stakeholders

Hosted at YACHT Club - Puerto Madero

TUESDAY 7 JUNE /// DAY 2 /// BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA

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Hosted at AmCham - Club Americano
Viamonte 1133 10th floor
Madero Meeting Room

Closed-door Meeting with Government Officials - Hosted by AmCham Argentina

09:30 /// Opening Remarks

ALEJANDRO DIAZ
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR /// AMCHAM
 

09:40 /// Agenda & Objectives - Solarplaza/Eternum

09:50 /// Investing in Argentina

JUAN M. PROCACCINI
PRESIDENT /// ARGENTINA INVESTMENT & TRADE PROMOTION AGENCY
 

10:20 /// Q&A session between trade mission participants and Agency

10:40 /// Networking and Coffee Break

11:20 /// Argentina Electricity Markets and the Renewable Energy Regulation CAMMESSA

11:50 /// Q&A session between trade mission participants and Cammessa

MAURO G. SOARES
NATIONAL DIRECTOR FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY /// MINEM

12:00 /// Argentina’s Renewable Energy Roadmap

  • Updates on Argentina’s changing regulatory framework for renewable energy
  • Steps taken by government to attract foreign investment in the renewable energy sector
  • Updates on renewable energy tenders and opportunities for foreign investment

12:30 /// Plenary discussion between trade mission participants and Renewable Energy Government Officials


13:00 - 14:30 /// Networking Lunch - Sponsored by DCDB GROUP

Networking lunch with invited local bankers and investors


Hosted at AmCham - Club Americano
Viamonte 1133 10th floor
Madero Meeting Room

Workshop /// Regulatory Framework and PV Project Finance in Argentina - Hosted by AmCham Argentina

14:30 /// Opening Remarks

ALEJANDRO DIAZ
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR /// AMCHAM
 

14:40 /// Agenda & Objectives - Solarplaza/Eternum

MARTIN DUHART
PRINCIPAL INVESTMENT OFFICER /// INTER-AMERICAN INVESTMENT CORPORATION (IIC)

14:50 /// Overview of PV Project Financing in Argentina and Latin America

  • Opportunities for foreign investment in the new investment climate
  • Overview of Argentine banking sector and financial institutions
  • Unlocking capital in Argentina
NICOLAS J. REPILA
PARTNER /// ESTUDIO BUNGE

15:20 /// Navigating Argentina’s Regulatory Framework

  • Update on regulatory framework for renewable energy in Argentina
  • Considerations for public tenders
  • Implications of Law 26.190
  • Tax benefits and other incentives introduced by the new regulation

15:50 ///Networking and Coffee Break

16:20 /// Support and Role of World Bank in Argentina's RE Market

  • Overview of proposed loan guarantee for 1GW RE tender and implications for investors
  • Experience and lessons learned scaling solar in emerging markets
ARNAUD BRAUD
INFRASTRUCTURE FINANCE SPECIALIST /// WORLD BANK

16:40 /// Project Development and Finance Challenges and Opportunities (panel discussion)

  • What is the current status and forecast of debt and equity finance availability for PV projects in Argentina
  • Strategies for making solar bankable in Argentina
  • Main challenges and barriers to overcome
EMILY HERSH
MANAGING PARTNER /// DCDB GROUP
NICOLAS J. REPILA
PARTNER /// ESTUDIO BUNGE
MARTIN DUHART
PRINCIPAL INVESTMENT OFFICER /// INTER-AMERICAN INVESTMENT CORPORATION (IIC)
ARNAUD BRAUD
INFRASTRUCTURE FINANCE SPECIALIST /// WORLD BANK

17:00 /// Networking


Location: Cafe de los Angelitos

19:30 /// “Tango Night”

Informal networking activity featuring a mix of local culture, food and drinks, combined with casual conversation (and sometimes even dancing).

WEDNESDAY 8 JUNE /// DAY 3 /// MONTEVIDEO, URUGUAY

07:30 /// Catch the Ferry from Buenos Aires to Montevideo

Take the high-speed boat “Francisco” operated by Buquebus - Click here to see more

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Hosted and co-organized by Ficus Capital and CPA Ferrere

Closed-door Meeting with Government Officials and Leading Utility

10:30 /// Welcome and Opening Address

11:00 /// Opportunities for Investing in Energy and its Associated Industry

ING. AGR. OLGA OTEGUI
NATIONAL DIRECTOR OF ENERGY /// MIEM
 

11:30 /// Plenary Discussion with Leading Utility

DR. ING. GONZALO CASARAVILLA
PRESIDENT /// UTE
 

12:30 /// Joint Networking Lunch

Location: Rara Avis


Hosted and co-organized by Ficus Capital and CPA Ferrere

Workshop /// Project Development and Financing in Uruguay

14:30 /// Overview of Uruguayan Financial Sector and Available Financing Streams

GONZALO SECCO
PARTNER /// FERRERE
 

15:00 /// Business Case; Successful Development and Financing of PV Project in Uruguay

MARCELO MULA
CEO /// TECNOGROUP
 

15:30 /// How Lessons Learned in Uruguay can be Applied Regionally (panel discussion)

DIEGO RODRIGUEZ
PARTNER /// FERRERE
BORJA GUINEA BENJUMEA
LATAM GENERAL MANAGER /// FOTOWATIO RENEWABLE VENTURES
PAUL ELBERSE
FOUNDING PARTNER /// FICUS CAPITAL S.A.
MARTIN LARZABAL FUENTES
CHIEF INVESTMENT OFFICER /// REPUBLICA AFAP
MARTIN DUHART
PRINCIPAL INVESTMENT OFFICER /// INTER-AMERICAN INVESTMENT CORPORATION (IIC)

17:00 /// Networking Drink and Dinner

Match-making and one-on-one networking with invited local stakeholders

18:30 /// Leave to Catch the Ferry from Buenos Aires to Montevideo

Take the high-speed boat “Francisco” operated by Buquebus - Click here to see more

THURSDAY 9 & FRIDAY 10 JUNE /// DAY 4-5 /// BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA

The 2 day conference will bring together 100+ regional and locally based high-level participants