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El Futuro Solar Argentina


8-9 MAY 2018 /// BUENOS AIRES

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El Futuro Solar Argentina


8-9 MAY 2018 /// BUENOS AIRES

Get all the insights and connections for successful PV business in Argentina

2018 edition

Argentina’s solar PV tenders - in which more than 1700 MW of PV capacity was awarded - have quickly turned the country in one of the hottest solar markets in LATAM. The tone has been set and Argentina is ready to move forward with Distributed Generation, PV for corporations (direct PPAs and self generation), off-grid electrification and of course further expansion of RenovAr!

A total of 1732.4 MW PV capacity has been awarded in Argentina's auction program so far. It underlines the country's progress to become the Renewable Energy powerhouse of the region, a status that only fits its potential.

During El Futuro Solar III we continued on the path to PV success. With over 200 participants in the third edition, the event is the leading or sole PV focused conference for the local industry and international organizations working on Argentina's Solar Future.

Key characteristics
250+ Participants

Attracting more than 200 participants both local, regional and international

Focused sessions

Focused sessions on utility scale, DG, corporate PPAs and how to financially structure PV projects

Market Leaders

Meet the market leaders and future market shakers

1-on-1 meetings

Multiple networking sessions with facilitation of 1-on-1 meetings

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Speakers 2018


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Speakers 2018


MAXIMILIANO MORRONE /// NATIONAL DIRECTOR OF RENEWABLE ENERGY PROMOTION - MINEM
Maximiliano Morrone graduated as Industrial Engineer from the Catholic University of Argentina, studied at the Polytechnic University of Valencia (Spain), and holds a Master in Renewable Energy from the National Technological University (Argentina). He also studied Strategic Marketing at the IAE Business School (Argentina). Maximiliano has 14 years of experience in the energy sector and, in recent years, has developed projects in the field of solar energy and energy efficiency.
Currently, he serves as National Director of Renewable Energy Promotion at the Undersecretariat of Renewable Energy of the Ministry of Energy and Mining of Argentina. His main responsibility is to promote the use and incorporation of different renewable energy sources to the national energy matrix. Moreover, he is in charge of defining and managing development programs, scientific and technological research, and technical studies and resource inventory in Argentina.
MAXIMILIANO MORRONE
NATIONAL DIRECTOR OF RENEWABLE ENERGY PROMOTION /// MINEM
DORIS CAPURRO /// FOUNDER & CEO - LUFT ENERGÍA
Founder, CEO and President of LUFT Energía S.A., an Argentine renewable energy and investment company created at the beginning of 2016.
LUFT is associated with an international investment fund, based in the United States, which manages more than 13 billion dollars in assets (LUFT LATAM).
Together with the leading electricity company in Argentina, Pampa Energía, it builds a wind project (100 MW) in the province of Buenos Aires, awarded in Renovar1. Also, LUFT has a solid portfolio of solar projects.

Former Vice-President of YPF (oil and gas) Argentina’s largest company, where she led (2012-2015), public affairs, institutional relations, corporate social responsibility, labour relationships, marketing and communications. Doris also was in charge of the YPF Foundation focused on education, social and environmental sustainability.

Prior to this, she founded in 2001 two consulting firms -CAP Comunicación S.A. and Ibarómetro S.A- following the sale in 2000 of the leading national advertising agency she founded in 1983 (Capurro y Asociados) to the French multinational Publicis.

In 2017 she was the lead spokesperson for Argentina´s renewable energy process at the CERAWeek by Markit in Houston and also at AIREC in Buenos Aires.

Doris has earned during the length of her career numerous national and international awards for creativity, strategy and management. In 2015 she was chosen by the US magazine Advertising Age as one of their Women to Watch, and Citibank named her as one of the most innovative and creative women in Argentina.
DORIS CAPURRO
FOUNDER & CEO /// LUFT ENERGÍA
FERNANDO SANCHEZ /// VP SALES - SOLTEC
Fernando Sánchez have been working for Soltec since 2008. He has a Bachelor in Law and he counts with two masters degrees for ENAE Business School, an Executive MBA and a Land Planning Master. Before joined Soltec, Fernando worked in the construction sector for almost two years.
In 2008 he joined Soltec as a Business Developer for Europe countries where he took part of several projects for the company when the PV crisis broke up. In 2013 he moved to Chile as Country Manager and in 2016 he was promoted to VP of Sales LATAM. He has agreed some of the most important projects for Soltec in Brazil, Chile or México.
FERNANDO SANCHEZ
VP SALES /// SOLTEC
VERONICA GEESE /// SECRETARY OF ENERGY - SANTA FE PROVINCE
Veronica was born in Esperanza, Santa Fe province, on October 9, 1974. She is married with two children.
She studied at the Catholic University of Santa Fe and developed her career in banking and accountancy. In 2011, she completed a program in Business Management at the IAE, Austral University.
In 2007, she entered the metallurgical company FERMA S.A., which she managed from 2013 until November 2015. She participated actively in the Esperanza Industrial Area project, integrating the Governing Board of the business association of the city, where she was the main grantor. She also took part in the FISFE Youth Board (Industrial Association of the Santa Fe Province) and in the Founding Board of Esperanza Metallurgic Industry Chamber.
VERONICA GEESE
SECRETARY OF ENERGY /// SANTA FE PROVINCE
MARTIN DUHART /// PRINCIPAL INVESTMENT OFFICER - IDB INVEST
Mr. Duhart is a Principal Investment Officer, located in Buenos Aires, Argentina, since April 2017. He works in the Infrastructure and Energy Division at IDB Invest (former Inter-American Investment Corporation - IIC) and currently involved in infrastructure projects in the Southern Cone, including renewable energy projects in Argentina. He has professional experience working in finance and banking for more than 27 years. Among the areas of industry expertise it is worth mentioning oil and gas, energy, and utility sectors.

He joined the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) at Washington DC in 2003, serving in the Restructuring Unit until 2007. At that time Mr. Duhart was involved in the debt restructuring of four projects in the power and utilities businesses; and, two projects associated with telecommunications.

Mr. Duhart graduated from the University of Buenos Aires (Argentina) with a degree as Certified Public Accountant and in Business Administration; he also obtained a master in Finance from the Centro de Estudios Macro-Económicos de Argentina (CEMA).
MARTIN DUHART
PRINCIPAL INVESTMENT OFFICER /// IDB INVEST
ANA VERENA LIMA /// SOUTH AMERICA LEAD ANALYST - BNEF
Ana Verena Lima is the South America lead analyst at Bloomberg New Energy Finance. She focuses on power markets, looking at policy and regulation, clean energy financing, strategies and future trends for Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Peru, Uruguay, among others. Ana Verena previously worked at Itau BBA, looking at project finance for Brazilian power projects. She graduated from Federal University of Bahia (UFBA) with a BS in Industrial Engineering.
ANA VERENA LIMA
SOUTH AMERICA LEAD ANALYST /// BNEF
ESTEBAN PÉREZ ANDRICH /// NATIONAL DIRECTOR FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY - MINEM
Esteban Pérez Andrich holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from the Universidad de Buenos Aires and a Master’s Degree in Economics from the Universidad Torcuato Di Tella (Argentina).
He has more than 10 years of experience in macroeconomic analysis and 15 years of experience in the Building sector, particularly, in the development of energy and oil and gas projects.
Nowadays, he is the National Director for Renewable Energy of the Ministry of Energy and Mining of Argentina. His main responsibility is to promote the development of high capacity renewable energy projects, as those ones to be developed under the framework of the RenovAr Program, and the projects governed by the RREE Corporate Agreements Legal Framework.
ESTEBAN PÉREZ ANDRICH
NATIONAL DIRECTOR FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY /// MINEM
MARTIN PARODI /// MANAGING DIRECTOR ARGENTINA - TOTAL EREN
Mr. Parodi has over twenty years of experience in Corporate Finance, M&A and Private Equity and joined Total Eren in February 2017 as Managing Director for Argentina where they have been able to secure 180MW of wind and solar project that are under construction. Previously, Mr. Parodi joined Enfinity (another European renewable developer) in 2008 and was the CFO and Head of Investment where he closed equity and debt financing above USD 1.5 billion in USA, Europe and Asia.

Before joining Enfinity, Mr Parodi was responsible for Project Finance at Banco Espírito Santo de Investimento where he was more broadly focused on the infrastructure sector like hospitals, tunnels, bridges and motorways and the renewable energy sector including wind, solar and bio-fuels all around Europe, USA and Canada. Prior to BESI, Mr Parodi worked at a pharmaceutical company focused on merger and acquisitions together with the corporate business of the Group.

He started his career in Argentina, working for a Venture Capital company doing analysis and valuation of the investment projects and the development of financial forecasts, cash flow and follow up of debt level.

Mr. Parodi holds a Master of Business Administration degree from IESE (Spain), a Master in Law and Finance degree from CEMA (Argentina) and he graduated from University of Buenos Aires (Argentina) as Certified Public Auditor.
MARTIN PARODI
MANAGING DIRECTOR ARGENTINA /// TOTAL EREN
ALFREDO SOLAR /// GENERAL MANAGER CHILE - ATLAS
Alfredo Solar Pinedo is a Civil Engineer graduated from Universidad de Chile.
In 2002 he became General Manager of Acciona Energía Chile and worked across their entire technology portfolio. In 2014 he moved to SunEdison and became their GM for the Chilean market. During this tenure the company developed, financed, built and operate 400 MW of PV Projects in Chile. From 2010 to 2016 he also acted as President of ACERA, the Chilean Renewable Energies Association. Since 2017 he is General Manager Chile for ATLAS Renewable Energy. An Actis Company who has recently acquire assets from SunEdison (Chile, Uruguay Brasil and Mexico) to create a Renewable Platform in Latam with a 1.5 GW investment plan.
ALFREDO SOLAR
GENERAL MANAGER CHILE /// ATLAS
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Attendees 2018


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Attending organizations

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Program 2018


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Program 2018


PROGRAM OUTLINE DAY 1

Status quo in global PV market
The progress of Argentina’s electricity market
NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK
A Developer’s Tale: Argentina’s surge to GW market
Distributed generation, matching PV with its potential
NETWORKING LUNCH BREAK
Global market leader's insight: turning the potential of an emerging market into a success story
Putting the bits and pieces together for a PV project under RenovAr
NETWORKING TEA BREAK
The grid and renewables: addressing the elephant in the room
Corporate PPAs an off takers perspective
COCKTAIL RECEPTION AND NETWORKING DRINKS

PROGRAM OUTLINE DAY 2

Inspiration for Growth: heading for a GW market
The disruptive power of storage
Blockchain, the new kid on the (energy) block
Financing forum on the PV industry in Argentina
Provincial outlook on Argentina’s renewable energy developments
BUSINESS NETWORKING LUNCH &
ONE-ON-ONE NETWORKING TIME AND MATCHMAKING
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Sponsors & Partners 2018


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Sponsors & Partners 2018


Sponsorship Opportunities

The international 2-day event will involve 250+ high-level decision makers from around the world.

Several opportunities are available to build and promote your brand to a diverse, yet focused group of high level international and local stakeholders including investors, financiers, project developers, EPC’s IPP’s and manufacturers.

Options include:

  • Tailor-made branding and networking focused packages
  • Opportunity to host a specific memorable networking activity in exclusive locations in Argentina
  • Facilitation of 1-on-1 meetings with key stakeholders
  • Visibility through both on and offline international marketing campaign
  • Possibility to have speaking involvement through presentation or panel discussion
  • Possibility to host or moderate a round-table discussion or lunch table during conference
  • Unparalleled access to unique networking opportunities with a targeted group
 

Several elements of the sponsorship packages are limited, so make sure you reach out in time.

CONTACT

Laura Fortes

Laura Fortes
Tel: +31 10 302 7911
Mail: laura@solarplaza.com

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EXHIBITION SPONSORS
BRANDING SPONSORS
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MEDIA PARTNER
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PAST Webinar ///
Argentina: El nacimiento de un mercado de energía solar distribuida

20 April 2018 /// 11am ART (Buenos Aires)  /// 4pm CEST (Amsterdam) (RECORDINGS NOW AVAILABLE)


Some of the topics that will be discussed:

  • Background of the DG law, legislative roadmap taken and implementation planning (basically covering where it comes from)

  • Specifics of Argentinean energy market and the potential of Distributed Generation market (how many consumers do we look at and what is their demand, that could be switching to RE)

IGNACIO ROMERO /// DIRECTOR OF DISTRIBUTED GENERATION - MINEM
Ignacio Romero is the Director of Distributed Generation at the Undersecretariat of Renewable Energy of the Argentinian Ministry of Energy and Mining. He oversees the development and implementation of the Distributed Generation and Solar-Thermal Energy Programs at the Federal level.
He has international engineering and management experience across different project and operational phases in the Renewable Energy industry: Business Development, Engineering Design, Manufacturing, EPC Project Management and Operational Efficiency for different technologies. Ignacio has previously worked for ICSA, IMPSA and Enel Green Power North America based in Boston, Massachusetts.
Ignacio Romero is a Fulbright scholar, Electronics and Telecommunications Engineer (Universidad de Mendoza, Argentina) with a Master of Science degree in Engineering Management (Northeastern University, Boston) as well as graduate degrees in Project Management, Engineering Leadership and Macroeconomics (MIT Sloan).
IGNACIO ROMERO
DIRECTOR OF DISTRIBUTED GENERATION /// MINEM
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News & Updates


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News & Updates


Featured Content


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Track Record


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Track Record


Latin America Track Record

Solarplaza has been organizing events since 2004, hosting over 100 events in over 30 countries. This line-up included 11 previous events in Latin American markets - including Chile, Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, Colombia, Panama, Costa Rica & Mexico.

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About Solarplaza


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About Solarplaza


About Solarplaza


"To positively impact the world by accelerating the sustainable energy transition"

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  • ESTABLISHED IN 2004

  • 100+ EVENTS

  • 30+ COUNTRIES

    FROM CHILE TO CHINA

  • 60.000 + 

    PV PROFESSIONALS IN OUR NETWORK


Contact us

For program matters regarding the event and its content, get in touch with:

PROJECT MANAGER

Rik Teeuwen
+31 10 302 7908
rik@solarplaza.com

Rik Teeuwen

For questions regarding exhibition and sponsorship opportunities, contact:

ACCOUNT MANAGER

Laura Fortes
+31 10 302 7911
laura@solarplaza.com

Laura Fortes

For inquiries on media partnerships and marketing opportunities, reach out to:

MARKETEER

Irene Rodríguez Martín
+31 10 3027912

irene@solarplaza.com

Irene Rodríguez Martín