Structured Trade & Project Finance

Morning Run (5K)

Join our head of Data Alfonso Olivias for a morning run as we dive into day 2 of the event! Enjoy a balmy morning to kickstart your day

RSVP HERE

Structured Trade & Project Finance

Registration and Networking Breakfast

Enjoy a cup of coffee and network with our colleagues joining us to attend this year's TXF Americas 2024! 

Plenary Room

Structured Trade & Project Finance

Plenary Room

Structured Trade & Project Finance

Keynote: A Look to the future of US EXIM

We are joined by US Exim's esteemed Chair, Reta Jo Lewis, to welcome you to TXF Americas 2024 with an overview of the exciting initiatives coming from the ECA this year. 

Reta Jo Lewis
President & Chair,
US EXIM BANK - Export-Import Bank of the United States

Plenary Room

Structured Trade & Project Finance

Diving into DFIs: Development Bank Keynote

We're joining our sister companies, TXF and Uxolo, to bring you a keynote panel focused on the role of the DFI market in the Americas, considering:

  • The role of DFIs in closing export and project finance transactions, including projects which would not have closed without DFI support
  • The major opportunities for international investors collaborating to propel development in emerging markets
  • Institutional investor appetite for the Americas
  • The importance of collaboration between ECAs, DFIs, and financial institutions 
Olga Calabozo Garrido
Regional Head, Latin America & the Caribbean,
MIGA - Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency
Makiko Toyoda
Head of Global Trade Finance Programme,
International Finance Corporation (IFC)
Carl Daunar
Investment Officer | South America,
Proparco
Cho HyeonSeok
Chief Representative - Washington D.C,
KEXIM - Export-Import Bank of Korea
Moderator
Anna Rogers
Broker,
Texel Finance Ltd.

Plenary Room

Structured Trade & Project Finance

All change: Financing the energy transition

Energy transition and managing climate change are global priorities, but how do we ensure that developed markets meet ambitious green generation and decarbonisation targets whilst supporting developing countries in the same efforts? This session will consider:

  • Which technologies, from mainstream renewable generation to newer decarbonisation assets, are most likely to achieve our goals?
  • What sources of financing can developers look towards for capital, and what challenges are most likely to inhibit growth?
  • What role do ECAs have to play in financing new projects, especially when it comes to emerging technologies?
  • How can DFIs contribute to the energy transition in emerging markets, and what role will blended finance have to play? How can we mobilize private capital into climate related projects?
Jake Vlok
Director Project Finance,
Siemens Energy
Jack Margolis
Vice President,
Blackrock
Harris Mehos
Director, Structured Finance and Insurance,
U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC)
Subha Nagarajan, PhD
Managing Director, Financial Services,
GE Capital
Structured Trade & Project Finance

Networking Break

Grab a coffee and shake hands with your next business partner in our networking break!

Breakout Room

Project & Infrastructure Finance

Mission Critical: Critical Minerals Mining in Latin America

Latin America has rich mineral deposits, specifically to minerals that are critical to the future of the energy transition, namely Lithium and Copper. These minerals and our ability to extract and produce will determine the pace of the energy transition - if we are able to overcome the political, environmental and financial obstacles presented.

  • Opportunities for Latin American mining to be a bridge on the path to global energy transition

  • What supporting infrastructure and services need to be met to further underpin the success of these mines? - Housing, roads, workshops etc. 

  • Meeting the demand - what is the financing path forward for meeting the supply deficit?

Juan Miguel Custodio
Managing Director,
Macquarie
Pauline Sebok
Head of Brazil and South America,
SACE

Plenary Room

Trade & Export Finance

Keynote panel: Focus on North America

With the passing of the inflation reduction act, the US market is becoming increasingly attractive to ECA lenders. This panel considers:

• The growing role of the Department of Energy in closing deals in the US energy sector

• The role that the USDA has to play, and how agencies can collaborate

• The increase in US domestic investment programmes

Sebastian Jano
Senior Consultant,
United States Department of Energy
Mauricio Gonzalez
Head of Export Finance North America,
BNP Paribas
Stephanie Deatherage
Deputy Senior Vice President,
Export Import Bank of the United States
Moderator
Anne Marie Thurber
Managing Director,
SMBC

Breakout Room

Project & Infrastructure Finance

On the road: EV Charging

A topic that is in a constant state of excitement, both commercial buildout of charging infrastructure as well as fleet infrastructure continue to roll out across the Latin American markets. 

  • What near (12 months) and far (2-5 years) goals are expected from countries and municipalities? 

  • Assessing government support for the reworking of the region's transport assets

  • What is the outlook for construction costs of new charging infrastructure?

  • We've seen quite a few international financings. Why is USD funding attractive to concessionaires? What can the international market provide that the local cannot? 

Christian Velasco
Principal,
InfraBridge
Jean-François Joachim
Chief Financial Officer,
VGMobility
Luis Barreto
President,
MegaFlux

Plenary Room

Trade & Export Finance

Keynote panel: The borrowers' bonanza

Despite a slow few years, the borrowing market in the Americas is on the up. In H1 of 2023 alone, TXF Data reported $15.17 billion in export finance volumes across North and Latin America. As Capex slowly returns to the market, this panel considers:

•  Which Americas borrowers are actively seeking ECA finance?

•  What do our borrowers require from ECAs and financiers to get projects over the line?

•  What opportunities does nearshoring offer to Latin American countries, and what projects should we expect to see coming to market as a result of the trend?

•  How are borrowers coping with the high cost of funds in today’s market?

Miguel Siliceo
Head of Investment Unit,
Ministry of Finance Mexico
Patricia Holzmann
Director Strategic Ventures,
Mitsubishi Power Americas
Moderator
Joan Tapia
Executive Director,
JP Morgan
Structured Trade & Project Finance

Close of event, Lunch is served

The sessions might be over, but the conversations have just begun. Join us for a networking lunch to continue the discussions that were started during the event.

Networking

26 February: Icebreaker Drinks Reception

Join us from 7pm for an icebreaker drinks reception held at American Social in Brickell, less than 10 minutes' walk from the EAST hotel

690 SW 1st Ct, Miami, FL 33130, United States

RSVP HERE

Plenary

Registration and Networking Breakfast

Head to registration to grab your badge and some delicious breakfast to kick off the day!

Plenary

Unmasking Profit: State of the market for Latin American Project Finance

Alternative investors, inflation, and impacts on the existing commercial lending market have shifted the attitude and risk appetites for many investors in the region. Renewing confidence and a bright landscape for 2024 is imperative for developers and financiers alike - what major themes and trends shaped the region in the last 12 months, and what can we expect from the next 12? 

  • How are lenders and equity funds responding to the current inflation and interest rates in this region? 

  • How have investors approached the heightened interest rate environment? Are increased base rates cannibalizing spreads, and to what extent are investors able to pass on equity?

  • How has the lack of clarity on government support affected deal flow around renewables? 

  • Increased exposure to local currency risk and its effect on investor appetites 

Justin DeAngelis
Partner,
Denham Capital
Miguel Siliceo
Head of Investment Unit,
Ministry of Finance Mexico
Juan C. Cañizares
Vice President,
Prudential Private Capital
Javier Amaya
Director – Energy, Resources, and Infrastructure,
BNP Paribas
Alejandro Moreno
Chief Development Officer,
Recurrent Energy
Moderator
Fradyn Suárez
Partner,
King & Spalding
Plenary

Outlook: Debt Capital Markets in Latin America

As inflation rates stabilize, we look to a potential uptick in the bond market for Latin America:

  • Is this market crowded in liquidity in comparison to the available opportunities?
  • The growing role of Private Placement versus 144A
  • Social bond labelling - how intensive is the process in comparison to the benefits?
  • Growth of private credit - is private credit a threat to the Private placement market? 
  • What is the competitive tension between onshore vs offshore securities? How do you structure your offshore bond issues?

Mariana Primera
Managing Director,
John Hancock / Manulife
Eduardo Holgado
Managing Director,
Goldman Sachs
Moderator
Michael Morcom
Managing Director,
Delaware Trust
Plenary

Networking Break

Grab a coffee and shake hands with your next business partner in our networking break!

Plenary

Bridging Dreams and Deals: The now and future landscape of Renewables in Latin America

The renewable energy market continued to lead in project volume in the Latin American market, and proved to be somewhat resilient to the influences of inflation and interest rate hikes in 2023.. With intermittency and energy security worries on the rise, how are Latin American countries responding to the uptick in demand? 

  • How stable and constructive have regional governments been as offtakers?

  • Review of the PMGD market and managing development risk 

  • Are corporate PPAs on the rise following the fall of the DisCo PPA?

  • Best practices working with utilities and navigating permitting requirements

Axel Thiemann
Chief Executive Officer,
Sonnedix
Carlos Barrera
CEO,
Atlas Renewable Energy
Thomas Parisotto
VP - Project Finance LatAm,
Crédit Agricole CIB
Moderator
Astra Castillo
Senior Director,
Fitch Ratings Ltd.
Plenary

It's all Digital: Savoring successes and looking for new opportunities in LatAm

Digital infrastructure  in Latin America has continued to gain momentum despite wider global economic challenges;. With assets continuing to change hands and new projects growing ever larger, how can new entrants make their mark, and existing investors remain competitive?

  • How have interest rates and valuation changes affected digital assets? How long will it last? 

  • What assets have the best demand outlook for greenfield builds in 2024? In what countries?

  • Is there a ceiling for asset multiples in the data center M&A market? How has M&A in the region continued to shape the landscape?

Rafael Bomeny
CFO,
Odata
Brian Giaquinta
Principal,
DigitalBridge
Fabio Bruggioni
Partner,
Nexo Latam
Moderator
Alexandro Padres
Partner,
Paul Hastings
Plenary

Ports, Transit and Civil Infrastructure

Airports, roads, trains and port infra is an ever moving landscape globally, and the need for updating existing and adding new infrastructure in Latin America is in high demand. How are domestic and international concessionaires looking to bridge the gap? What can lenders expect to see in financing trends in infrastructure in 2024?

  • What are top strategies for managing debt burdens while ensuring continued investment in critical infrastructure?.

  • Assessment of successful PPP structures and their availability for new projects across the region

  • What are the pathways to financing for greenfield projects? Attract capital and promote sustainable development.

Pilar Vizcarra
CFO,
Lima Airport Partners
Nicolas Valencia
Financial Planning and Treasurer, Managing Director,
Odinsa
Harris Mehos
Director, Structured Finance and Insurance,
U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC)
Ricardo Lara
Principal Investment Officer - Energy & Infrastructure,
IDB Invest
Moderator
Juan Pablo Moreno
Partner,
Mayer Brown
Plenary

Networking Lunch

Use our networking lunch break to meet new clients and discuss your next transaction

Plenary

Brazil in the Spotlight

The most robust economy in the largest country in Latin America takes center stage; our panelists discussing and breaking down the regulatory and financial landscape to help you explore the best opportunities and risks in the region. 

  • How has the return of incentivized BNDES pricing affected private infrastructure investment in Brazil?
  • How supportive have local and international debt markets been of any new greenfield infrastructure investment structures?
  • What can project developers and sponsors expect when entering the Brazilian market in 2024? 

Marcos Meireles
CEO,
Rio Energy Participações S.A.
Edmundo Toro
Senior Vice President,
Macquarie Asset Management
Fernanda Dobbin
Head of Asset Ownership Brazil,
Hydro REIN
Gabriel Ervilha
Head of Investor Relations,
BNDES
Moderator
Guilherme Alice
Managing Director, Credit,
Patria
Plenary

Transition, Transition, Transition: Shaping the energy market in Latin America

Energy Transition seems to be the main topic on everyone’s mind - efficiency and decarbonization of existing assets is the name of the game. This session will discuss relevant assets, realistic timelines for delivery, fair risk assessment, and best practices in leveraging being an early entrant into the space. 

  • What is Latin America’s role in the fabric of global energy transition? Or where does Latin America sit…

  • Will national and regional  utilities generally be a help or a hindrance to deploying low carbon power?

  • Can DFIs get behind and support financing for decarbonization? 

  • How do supply chain issues in regards to energy transition minerals inform decisions for new projects?

Maria Ignacia Varela
Head of Corporate and Project Finance,
HIF Global
Patricia Holzmann
Director Strategic Ventures,
Mitsubishi Power Americas
Plenary

Battery storage: The solution to Transmission Woes?

Power markets are consistently bogged down by unreliable transmission and grid infrastructure. Many have begun to look to battery storage as a way to bridge the gap for true reliability in the renewables market - Chile being a prime example. Is this the path to renewable reliability? Or a short term fix for a long term problem? 

  • The role of battery storage in supporting and supplementing transmission infrastructure

  • Pricing, longevity and structuring for battery storage and long term reliable transmission- is co-existence the future?

  • Navigating regulatory policies - how are utilities and IPPs approaching efficient use of the current grid and more robust battery buildout?

Diego Rausei
CFO & Chief Investment Officer LATAM,
Solek Group
Matthew Tilbrook
Director - Project Finance,
Metka-EGN
Ignacio Del Rio
Director - Infrastructure Debt,
Blackrock
Plenary

Networking Break

📷 LinkedIn Headshot Photobooth 📷

Still have an outdated headshot as your LinkedIn photo? Our lovely photographer would be glad to take an updated one for you, and our staff will send them to you post event

Don't forget to smile! 

Plenary

By the numbers: Data Overview

Join our head of data for a comprehensive overview of the latest project finance data

Plenary

🌟 2023 Latin American Awards Ceremony 🌟

Celebrate the best and brightest of 2023 dealmakers in the region! Our team will be presenting awards for winners in Transport, PPP, Digital Infrastructure, Water, Wind, Solar, and Refinancing. 

This year we are happy to announce the Latin America Proximo Dealmaker 2023 🌟

If you are interested in being nominated as a dealmaker or would like to submit a colleague for recognition, you must be registered as a dealmaker in our database. Visit our online deals database here - make sure you login or sign up if you've not already 

Then, find a deal you worked on - use the search bar to search for deals by deal name, company, region, country or industry, and tag yourself or a colleague to the deal! 

Can't find your deal or struggling to tag? Contact submissions@proximoinfra.com

Networking

Networking Drinks Reception

Relax during our cocktail reception on the terrace of the EAST Hotel and enjoy the beautiful Miami weather

Networking

26 February: Icebreaker Drinks Reception

Join us from 7pm for an icebreaker drinks reception held at American Social in Brickell, less than 10 minutes' walk from the EAST hotel

690 SW 1st Ct, Miami, FL 33130, United States

RSVP HERE

Plenary

Registration and Networking Breakfast

Head to registration to grab your badge and some delicious breakfast to kick off the day!

Plenary

Unmasking Profit: State of the market for Latin American Project Finance

Alternative investors, inflation, and impacts on the existing commercial lending market have shifted the attitude and risk appetites for many investors in the region. Renewing confidence and a bright landscape for 2024 is imperative for developers and financiers alike - what major themes and trends shaped the region in the last 12 months, and what can we expect from the next 12? 

  • How are lenders and equity funds responding to the current inflation and interest rates in this region? 

  • How have investors approached the heightened interest rate environment? Are increased base rates cannibalizing spreads, and to what extent are investors able to pass on equity?

  • How has the lack of clarity on government support affected deal flow around renewables? 

  • Increased exposure to local currency risk and its effect on investor appetites 

Justin DeAngelis
Partner,
Denham Capital
Miguel Siliceo
Head of Investment Unit,
Ministry of Finance Mexico
Juan C. Cañizares
Vice President,
Prudential Private Capital
Javier Amaya
Director – Energy, Resources, and Infrastructure,
BNP Paribas
Alejandro Moreno
Chief Development Officer,
Recurrent Energy
Moderator
Fradyn Suárez
Partner,
King & Spalding
Plenary

Outlook: Debt Capital Markets in Latin America

As inflation rates stabilize, we look to a potential uptick in the bond market for Latin America:

  • Is this market crowded in liquidity in comparison to the available opportunities?
  • The growing role of Private Placement versus 144A
  • Social bond labelling - how intensive is the process in comparison to the benefits?
  • Growth of private credit - is private credit a threat to the Private placement market? 
  • What is the competitive tension between onshore vs offshore securities? How do you structure your offshore bond issues?

Mariana Primera
Managing Director,
John Hancock / Manulife
Eduardo Holgado
Managing Director,
Goldman Sachs
Moderator
Michael Morcom
Managing Director,
Delaware Trust
Plenary

Networking Break

Grab a coffee and shake hands with your next business partner in our networking break!

Plenary

Bridging Dreams and Deals: The now and future landscape of Renewables in Latin America

The renewable energy market continued to lead in project volume in the Latin American market, and proved to be somewhat resilient to the influences of inflation and interest rate hikes in 2023.. With intermittency and energy security worries on the rise, how are Latin American countries responding to the uptick in demand? 

  • How stable and constructive have regional governments been as offtakers?

  • Review of the PMGD market and managing development risk 

  • Are corporate PPAs on the rise following the fall of the DisCo PPA?

  • Best practices working with utilities and navigating permitting requirements

Axel Thiemann
Chief Executive Officer,
Sonnedix
Carlos Barrera
CEO,
Atlas Renewable Energy
Thomas Parisotto
VP - Project Finance LatAm,
Crédit Agricole CIB
Moderator
Astra Castillo
Senior Director,
Fitch Ratings Ltd.
Plenary

It's all Digital: Savoring successes and looking for new opportunities in LatAm

Digital infrastructure  in Latin America has continued to gain momentum despite wider global economic challenges;. With assets continuing to change hands and new projects growing ever larger, how can new entrants make their mark, and existing investors remain competitive?

  • How have interest rates and valuation changes affected digital assets? How long will it last? 

  • What assets have the best demand outlook for greenfield builds in 2024? In what countries?

  • Is there a ceiling for asset multiples in the data center M&A market? How has M&A in the region continued to shape the landscape?

Rafael Bomeny
CFO,
Odata
Brian Giaquinta
Principal,
DigitalBridge
Fabio Bruggioni
Partner,
Nexo Latam
Moderator
Alexandro Padres
Partner,
Paul Hastings
Plenary

Ports, Transit and Civil Infrastructure

Airports, roads, trains and port infra is an ever moving landscape globally, and the need for updating existing and adding new infrastructure in Latin America is in high demand. How are domestic and international concessionaires looking to bridge the gap? What can lenders expect to see in financing trends in infrastructure in 2024?

  • What are top strategies for managing debt burdens while ensuring continued investment in critical infrastructure?.

  • Assessment of successful PPP structures and their availability for new projects across the region

  • What are the pathways to financing for greenfield projects? Attract capital and promote sustainable development.

Pilar Vizcarra
CFO,
Lima Airport Partners
Nicolas Valencia
Financial Planning and Treasurer, Managing Director,
Odinsa
Harris Mehos
Director, Structured Finance and Insurance,
U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC)
Ricardo Lara
Principal Investment Officer - Energy & Infrastructure,
IDB Invest
Moderator
Juan Pablo Moreno
Partner,
Mayer Brown
Plenary

Networking Lunch

Use our networking lunch break to meet new clients and discuss your next transaction

Plenary

Brazil in the Spotlight

The most robust economy in the largest country in Latin America takes center stage; our panelists discussing and breaking down the regulatory and financial landscape to help you explore the best opportunities and risks in the region. 

  • How has the return of incentivized BNDES pricing affected private infrastructure investment in Brazil?
  • How supportive have local and international debt markets been of any new greenfield infrastructure investment structures?
  • What can project developers and sponsors expect when entering the Brazilian market in 2024? 

Marcos Meireles
CEO,
Rio Energy Participações S.A.
Edmundo Toro
Senior Vice President,
Macquarie Asset Management
Fernanda Dobbin
Head of Asset Ownership Brazil,
Hydro REIN
Gabriel Ervilha
Head of Investor Relations,
BNDES
Moderator
Guilherme Alice
Managing Director, Credit,
Patria
Plenary

Transition, Transition, Transition: Shaping the energy market in Latin America

Energy Transition seems to be the main topic on everyone’s mind - efficiency and decarbonization of existing assets is the name of the game. This session will discuss relevant assets, realistic timelines for delivery, fair risk assessment, and best practices in leveraging being an early entrant into the space. 

  • What is Latin America’s role in the fabric of global energy transition? Or where does Latin America sit…

  • Will national and regional  utilities generally be a help or a hindrance to deploying low carbon power?

  • Can DFIs get behind and support financing for decarbonization? 

  • How do supply chain issues in regards to energy transition minerals inform decisions for new projects?

Maria Ignacia Varela
Head of Corporate and Project Finance,
HIF Global
Patricia Holzmann
Director Strategic Ventures,
Mitsubishi Power Americas
Plenary

Battery storage: The solution to Transmission Woes?

Power markets are consistently bogged down by unreliable transmission and grid infrastructure. Many have begun to look to battery storage as a way to bridge the gap for true reliability in the renewables market - Chile being a prime example. Is this the path to renewable reliability? Or a short term fix for a long term problem? 

  • The role of battery storage in supporting and supplementing transmission infrastructure

  • Pricing, longevity and structuring for battery storage and long term reliable transmission- is co-existence the future?

  • Navigating regulatory policies - how are utilities and IPPs approaching efficient use of the current grid and more robust battery buildout?

Diego Rausei
CFO & Chief Investment Officer LATAM,
Solek Group
Matthew Tilbrook
Director - Project Finance,
Metka-EGN
Ignacio Del Rio
Director - Infrastructure Debt,
Blackrock
Plenary

Networking Break

📷 LinkedIn Headshot Photobooth 📷

Still have an outdated headshot as your LinkedIn photo? Our lovely photographer would be glad to take an updated one for you, and our staff will send them to you post event

Don't forget to smile! 

Plenary

By the numbers: Data Overview

Join our head of data for a comprehensive overview of the latest project finance data

Plenary

🌟 2023 Latin American Awards Ceremony 🌟

Celebrate the best and brightest of 2023 dealmakers in the region! Our team will be presenting awards for winners in Transport, PPP, Digital Infrastructure, Water, Wind, Solar, and Refinancing. 

This year we are happy to announce the Latin America Proximo Dealmaker 2023 🌟

If you are interested in being nominated as a dealmaker or would like to submit a colleague for recognition, you must be registered as a dealmaker in our database. Visit our online deals database here - make sure you login or sign up if you've not already 

Then, find a deal you worked on - use the search bar to search for deals by deal name, company, region, country or industry, and tag yourself or a colleague to the deal! 

Can't find your deal or struggling to tag? Contact submissions@proximoinfra.com

Networking

Networking Drinks Reception

Relax during our cocktail reception on the terrace of the EAST Hotel and enjoy the beautiful Miami weather

Structured Trade & Project Finance

Morning Run (5K)

Join our head of Data Alfonso Olivias for a morning run as we dive into day 2 of the event! Enjoy a balmy morning to kickstart your day

RSVP HERE

Structured Trade & Project Finance

Registration and Networking Breakfast

Enjoy a cup of coffee and network with our colleagues joining us to attend this year's TXF Americas 2024! 

Plenary Room

Structured Trade & Project Finance

Plenary Room

Structured Trade & Project Finance

Keynote: A Look to the future of US EXIM

We are joined by US Exim's esteemed Chair, Reta Jo Lewis, to welcome you to TXF Americas 2024 with an overview of the exciting initiatives coming from the ECA this year. 

Reta Jo Lewis
President & Chair,
US EXIM BANK - Export-Import Bank of the United States

Plenary Room

Structured Trade & Project Finance

Diving into DFIs: Development Bank Keynote

We're joining our sister companies, TXF and Uxolo, to bring you a keynote panel focused on the role of the DFI market in the Americas, considering:

  • The role of DFIs in closing export and project finance transactions, including projects which would not have closed without DFI support
  • The major opportunities for international investors collaborating to propel development in emerging markets
  • Institutional investor appetite for the Americas
  • The importance of collaboration between ECAs, DFIs, and financial institutions 
Olga Calabozo Garrido
Regional Head, Latin America & the Caribbean,
MIGA - Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency
Makiko Toyoda
Head of Global Trade Finance Programme,
International Finance Corporation (IFC)
Carl Daunar
Investment Officer | South America,
Proparco
Cho HyeonSeok
Chief Representative - Washington D.C,
KEXIM - Export-Import Bank of Korea
Moderator
Anna Rogers
Broker,
Texel Finance Ltd.

Plenary Room

Structured Trade & Project Finance

All change: Financing the energy transition

Energy transition and managing climate change are global priorities, but how do we ensure that developed markets meet ambitious green generation and decarbonisation targets whilst supporting developing countries in the same efforts? This session will consider:

  • Which technologies, from mainstream renewable generation to newer decarbonisation assets, are most likely to achieve our goals?
  • What sources of financing can developers look towards for capital, and what challenges are most likely to inhibit growth?
  • What role do ECAs have to play in financing new projects, especially when it comes to emerging technologies?
  • How can DFIs contribute to the energy transition in emerging markets, and what role will blended finance have to play? How can we mobilize private capital into climate related projects?
Jake Vlok
Director Project Finance,
Siemens Energy
Jack Margolis
Vice President,
Blackrock
Harris Mehos
Director, Structured Finance and Insurance,
U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC)
Subha Nagarajan, PhD
Managing Director, Financial Services,
GE Capital
Structured Trade & Project Finance

Networking Break

Grab a coffee and shake hands with your next business partner in our networking break!

Breakout Room

Project & Infrastructure Finance

Mission Critical: Critical Minerals Mining in Latin America

Latin America has rich mineral deposits, specifically to minerals that are critical to the future of the energy transition, namely Lithium and Copper. These minerals and our ability to extract and produce will determine the pace of the energy transition - if we are able to overcome the political, environmental and financial obstacles presented.

  • Opportunities for Latin American mining to be a bridge on the path to global energy transition

  • What supporting infrastructure and services need to be met to further underpin the success of these mines? - Housing, roads, workshops etc. 

  • Meeting the demand - what is the financing path forward for meeting the supply deficit?

Juan Miguel Custodio
Managing Director,
Macquarie
Pauline Sebok
Head of Brazil and South America,
SACE

Plenary Room

Trade & Export Finance

Keynote panel: Focus on North America

With the passing of the inflation reduction act, the US market is becoming increasingly attractive to ECA lenders. This panel considers:

• The growing role of the Department of Energy in closing deals in the US energy sector

• The role that the USDA has to play, and how agencies can collaborate

• The increase in US domestic investment programmes

Sebastian Jano
Senior Consultant,
United States Department of Energy
Mauricio Gonzalez
Head of Export Finance North America,
BNP Paribas
Stephanie Deatherage
Deputy Senior Vice President,
Export Import Bank of the United States
Moderator
Anne Marie Thurber
Managing Director,
SMBC

Breakout Room

Project & Infrastructure Finance

On the road: EV Charging

A topic that is in a constant state of excitement, both commercial buildout of charging infrastructure as well as fleet infrastructure continue to roll out across the Latin American markets. 

  • What near (12 months) and far (2-5 years) goals are expected from countries and municipalities? 

  • Assessing government support for the reworking of the region's transport assets

  • What is the outlook for construction costs of new charging infrastructure?

  • We've seen quite a few international financings. Why is USD funding attractive to concessionaires? What can the international market provide that the local cannot? 

Christian Velasco
Principal,
InfraBridge
Jean-François Joachim
Chief Financial Officer,
VGMobility
Luis Barreto
President,
MegaFlux

Plenary Room

Trade & Export Finance

Keynote panel: The borrowers' bonanza

Despite a slow few years, the borrowing market in the Americas is on the up. In H1 of 2023 alone, TXF Data reported $15.17 billion in export finance volumes across North and Latin America. As Capex slowly returns to the market, this panel considers:

•  Which Americas borrowers are actively seeking ECA finance?

•  What do our borrowers require from ECAs and financiers to get projects over the line?

•  What opportunities does nearshoring offer to Latin American countries, and what projects should we expect to see coming to market as a result of the trend?

•  How are borrowers coping with the high cost of funds in today’s market?

Miguel Siliceo
Head of Investment Unit,
Ministry of Finance Mexico
Patricia Holzmann
Director Strategic Ventures,
Mitsubishi Power Americas
Moderator
Joan Tapia
Executive Director,
JP Morgan
Structured Trade & Project Finance

Close of event, Lunch is served

The sessions might be over, but the conversations have just begun. Join us for a networking lunch to continue the discussions that were started during the event.