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Unlocking Solar Capital: LAC


28-29 June 2018 /// Miami - USA

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Unlocking Solar Capital: LAC


28-29 June 2018 /// Miami - USA

In June 2018, we will organize the second edition of
Unlocking Solar Capital LAC

DIAMOND SPONSORS

Connect with top-level executives and engage in in-depth discussions to solve LATAM's solar energy funding gap - and get projects realized

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.

Key characteristics

200+ international senior finance and project development executives

Focus on financing solar PV in Latin America

Guaranteed matchmaking through our customized software, interactive networking activities and dedicated 1-on-1 sessions

Taking place in the financial hub of Latin America: Miami

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Program


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Program


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
How to get funding from institutional parties?

Session 3B: Special case: Solar PV on Islands
Focus on solar development in the Caribbean

Session 4A: Tendering projects in big markets
Solar developments in Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, Chile

Session 4B: Distributed Generation
Special focus on DG in Central America and Colombia

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

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Speakers


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Speakers


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.
ELIO MULLER
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.
VITOR RODRIGUES
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.
IVAN OLIVEROS
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).
ROLAND CLARKE
COLLABORATOR /// REDLAB UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII
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Venue


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Venue


The venue for Unlocking Solar Capital LAC will be the Hilton Miami Airport Blue Lagoon

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Our Miami hotel, just minutes from Miami airport, offers access to beaches and attractions. Our Miami Blue Lagoon business complex is just across from the airport. With more than 30,000 sq. ft. of versatile Miami meeting space and professional services, the Hilton Miami Airport Blue Lagoon hotel makes for an outstanding event venue.

This hotel was in the Top 20 of all Hotels in Miami 2015 by US News & World Report.


Hilton Miami Airport Blue Lagoon

5101 BLUE LAGOON DRIVE, MIAMI, FLORIDA, 33126, 
USA TEL: +1-305-262-1000
FAX: +1-305-267-0038


 

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Webinar #1


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Webinar #1


PAST WEBINAR

Coming of age of financing solar PV in LAC

20 March 2018, 16:00 CET (RECORDINGS NOW AVAILABLE)


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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:

  • Key considerations for investing in solar PV projects in Latin America
  • What’s the potential for blended finance?
  • Which policies are needed to enable the further growth of solar PV in LAC?
  • What can developers do to attract low-cost capital?
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.
ELIZABETH ROBBERECHTS
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).
JORGE BARRIGH
CO-CHAIRMAN /// LAC-CORE

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Sponsors & Partners


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Sponsors & Partners


SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

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.

Options include:

  • Tailor-made branding and networking focused packages
  • Unparalleled access to unique networking opportunities with a targeted group
  • Facilitation of 1-on-1 meetings with key stakeholders
  • Visibility through both on and offline international marketing campaign
  • Limited number of compact exhibition booth spaces
     
CONTACT

For questions regarding exhibition and sponsorship opportunities or more information, please reach out to Laura Fortes:

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

DIAMOND SPONSORS
GOLD SPONSOR
 
NETWORKING SPONSORS
EXHIBITION SPONSOR
 
ORGANIZING PARTNERS
 
 
CONTENT PARTNER
 
MEDIA PARTNER
 
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Register Now


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Registration includes:

  • Access to the sessions on the day(s) you register for
  • Access to slides used in presentations and discussions
  • Meals and drinks as well as WiFi access
  • Free subscription to our complimentary newsletter

Please note:

  • Participation in the networking dinner can be bought during the registration process as an additional product (not included in the conference ticket price)
  • Special rates apply for companies attending with 3 or more delegates, please contact marketing@solarplaza.com for more information
PRICING
VERY EARLY BIRD
Until 4 May
EARLY BIRD
Until 1 June
REGULAR
Until 27 June
LATE BIRD
Until 29 June
2-day conference ticket$895 $995 $1095 $1195
Dinner$95 $95 $95 $95

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Track Record


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Track Record


Solarplaza organizes international high-level conferences and exploratory trade missions in both established and emerging markets across the globe. With a track-record spanning five continents, over thirty countries, fifty cities and a total of over one hundred events, Solarplaza is a pioneering industry inspirer.

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About Solarplaza


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About Solarplaza


About Solarplaza


"Empowering professionals in solar business development by building the most valuable solar PV network"

  • ESTABLISHED IN 2004

  • 100+ EVENTS

  • 30+ COUNTRIES

    FROM CHILE TO CHINA

  • 50.000 + 

    PV PROFESSIONALS IN OUR NETWORK


Contact us

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

PROJECT MANAGER

Adriaan van Loon
+31 10 3027915
adriaan@solarplaza.com

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For questions regarding exhibition and sponsorship opportunities, contact:

ACCOUNT MANAGER

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

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

MARKETEER

Irene Rodríguez Martín
+31 10 302 7912
irene@solarplaza.com

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