28-29 June 2018 /// Miami - USA
28-29 June 2018 /// Miami - USA
Developments in the regulatory and business environments throughout Latin America have led to significant growth in the region’s solar markets over last few years. However, access to capital, through well-structured bankable projects, remains a key challenge. To accelerate project development in the utility scale and distributed generation segments, Solarplaza will bring together financiers, investors, project developers and other key-stakeholders on 28 and 29 June in Miami. During Unlocking Solar Capital LAC we work towards solving the finance gap through open knowledge sharing, in-depth discussions and intensive networking sessions - benefiting market development and your business.
Unlocking Solar Capital LAC will be Solarplaza’s 7th conference completely focused on bankability issues in emerging markets. Solarplaza has organized over 100 events worldwide, including leading conferences and trade missions in Mexico, Panama, Colombia, Costa Rica, Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay and Chile.
|PROGRAM OVERVIEW - DAY 1|
|Session 1: Plenary Opening|
Drivers, barriers and outlook for Latin America’s solar PV segments
|Session 2: Policy|
How is solar PV development in LatAm supported by the policies?
Session 3A: Institutional Funding
Session 3B: Special case: Solar PV on Islands
Session 4A: Tendering projects in big markets
Session 4B: Distributed Generation
|PROGRAM OVERVIEW - DAY 2|
|Session 5: Technological developments|
What technological developments have the potential to further boost solar development?
|Session 6: Innovative solar financing structures|
High-level discussion on the outlook of solar finance
|Session 7: Roundtable discussions and Networking|
|ELIO MULLER /// CEO - SOLAR AXIOM INVEST|
|In 1997, Mr. Muller formed Muller Group International (MGI), an international business consulting firm focusing on business development, project development, joint ventures, project financing and legal consulting in Latin America, and Spain. Under Mr. Muller’s direction, MGI has led the creation of several power development companies and projects throughout Latin America and the United States. In addition to its power development consulting business, MGI has served clients in the areas of Cross-border International Finance and more recently in alternative energy. Mr. Muller served on assignment to the Overseas Private Investment Corporation OPIC in Washington D.C. as the Investment Development Manager for Central America and the Caribbean. Mr. Muller was responsible for business development in the region.
Elio Muller is Co-Founder and CEO of Solar Axiom (SAX). SAX is focused on the development and ownership of small commercial solar energy production facilities in Florida, the Caribbean and Central America. SAX is a pioneer “Build-Own-Operate” developer of small renewable energy facilities in the region. SAX is created and operated as a Benefits Corporation.
CEO /// SOLAR AXIOM
|VITOR RODRIGUES /// REGIONAL MANAGER SOUTH AMERICA - TÜV RHEINLAND|
|Vitor Rodrigues is Regional Manager for TÜV Rheinland's solar energy activities, in the South American region. He is a qualified factory and field inspector with over 10 years experience in the PV sector. Vitor has inspected factories in China, Europe and South Africa and PV plants worldwide. Besides this, he is teacher for a post graduate course on Renewable Energies. Vitor started his carreer at TÜV in 2006 in Portugal, starting as Junior Project Manager, eventually in the role of Business product manager Product certification. He holds a Chemical Engineering degree from the University Of Aveiro, in Portugal.|
REGIONAL MANAGER SOUTH AMERICA /// TÜV RHEINLAND
|IVAN OLIVEROS /// HEAD LATAM POWER & RENEWABLES PROJECT FINANCE GROUP - SMBC|
|Ivan Oliveros currently heads the Latin American Power and Renewables Project Finance group at SMBC focusing on debt and equity financial advisory and project finance in the power, generation and transmissions sectors throughout the region. In this role he has overseen the execution and closing of more than thirty transactions in the wind, solar, combined cycle, cogeneration and transmission line financings executed through commercial bank financings, ECA facilities and capital markets debt offerings. He has managed project finance and corporate finance transactions in Chile, Peru, Colombia, Mexico, Uruguay, Panama, Brazil and the U.S.|
HEAD LATAM POWER & RENEWABLES PROJECT FINANCE GROUP /// SMBC
|MARIA PAZ DE LA CRUZ /// DIRECTOR LATAM - IREC STANDARD|
|Maria Paz De la Cruz has worked in the power industry for 20 years. Maria has valuable experience from her time in Chile and the UK where her career to date has spanned strategic and management roles. She has been involved in internal management and reporting for large companies as well as assessing and carrying out due diligence as part of acquisitions. She also worked as an energy commodities trader dealing in coal and biomass for the largest, cleanest and most efficient coal-fired power station in the UK. Maria has a strong entrepreneurial spirit as evidenced by the company she set up in 2009 in Chile to develop low carbon emission projects and most recently she held a senior management position in the public sector where she lead Chile’s Renewable Energy Centre. Maria holds a BSc in Industrial Engineering from the University of Concepción, Chile and a MSc in Carbon Management from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland.|
MARIA PAZ DE LA CRUZ
DIRECTOR LATAM /// IREC STANDARD
|JOHN PAUL MOSCARELLA /// PRESIDENT - CLEANTECH ADVISORS & BOARD MEMBER - LAC-CORE|
|Mr. Moscarella is an international clean energy executive, with over 25 years of experience, who has founded or co-founded four (4) companies, including Emerging Energy & Environment, a fund manager focused on Latin America, and Econergy International, a renewable developer with 260 MW (190 MW net) of projects in Latin America at the time of its sale in 2008.|
JOHN PAUL MOSCARELLA
PRESIDENT /// CLEANTECH ADVISORS & BOARD MEMBER /// LAC-CORE
|ROLAND CLARKE /// COLLABORATOR - REDLAB UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII|
|Dr. Roland R Clarke is a seasoned energy and utility analyst with more than 30 years’ experience in renewable energy investment analysis, electric utility planning, demand side management, energy efficiency and energy policy. He has been in private practice in his native Barbados since May 2008, and prior to that was a Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Diplomat and Project Manager of the Caribbean Renewable Energy Development Programme, CREDP (2002-08).|
COLLABORATOR /// REDLAB UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII
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Driven by auctions and enabling policies, the development of solar PV projects in Latin America has spurred over the last couple of years. The main question remains how to attract financing for these projects. The Inter-American Development Bank plays a vital role via its private arm IDB Invest, but investments from traditional parties like commercial banks and institutional funds are needed to scale up. In a prologue to our upcoming conference, Elizabeth Robberechts from IDB Invest and Jorge Barrigh from LAC-CORE will discuss this in this webinar, focussing on the following topics:
|ELIZABETH ROBBERECHTS /// INVESTMENT OFFICER - IDB INVEST|
|Elizabeth Robberechts is a Lead Investment Officer in the IIC’s Infrastructure and Energy Division, based in Washington, D.C. Her focus is on the origination and structuring of financings for utility-scale renewable energy projects in Latin America and the Caribbean. For three years, Elizabeth was based in the IDB Group’s office in Santiago, Chile, where she met with dozens of renewable energy developers and witnessed first-hand the dramatic evolution of the solar sector. She has experience in the origination and negotiation of financings for energy projects utilizing wind, PV solar, concentrated solar and geothermal technologies, with a recent emphasis on PV solar financings in Chile, Uruguay and Brazil. Since 2012, Elizabeth has participated in the financing of five PV solar projects in Latin America, including the first project financing of a PV solar project in Chile, as well as the structuring of financing for solar projects exposed to merchant risk. Elizabeth speaks Spanish and English and earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Cornell University.|
INVESTMENT OFFICER /// IDB INVEST
|JORGE BARRIGH /// CO-CHAIRMAN - LAC-CORE|
|Jorge Barrigh’s career has focused on climate change and green financial instruments as well as renewable energy, with posts at Ecoressources, Inc in Canada; Natsource LLC in Panama; as Fund Manager for the Corporacion Andina de Fomento/CAF in Venezuela. He has advised the Peruvian COP and the IDB on green strategies. He is also a board member of the Latin American and Caribbean Council on Renewable Energy (LAC-CORE).|
CO-CHAIRMAN /// LAC-CORE
Unlocking Solar Capital LAC will involve 200+ high-level decision makers from all around the world. It offers a range of opportunities 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.
For questions regarding exhibition and sponsorship opportunities or more information, please reach out to Laura Fortes:
+31 10 302 7911
|VERY EARLY BIRD|
Until 4 May
Until 1 June
Until 27 June
Until 29 June
|2-day conference ticket||$895||$995||$1095||$1195|
For program matters regarding the event and its content, get in touch with:
Adriaan van Loon
+31 10 3027915
For questions regarding exhibition and sponsorship opportunities, contact:
+31 10 302 7911
For inquiries on media partnerships and marketing opportunities, reach out to:
Irene Rodríguez Martín
+31 10 302 7912