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.
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
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.
Unlocking Solar Capital: LATAM 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 Hugo Uijlenbroek:
+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