Now in it's 6th year, the annual Asia-Pacific regional summit brings together more than 150 market participants across the value chain – government officials, investors, developers, operators and many other senior industry experts – to discuss the current state of the markets, key challenges and opportunities. 

From Taiwan to Thailand and offshore wind to toll roads, IJAsia presents intimate country roundtables lead by local specialists, speeches from government representatives, live voting and interaction, plus all the expert presentations and insightful discussions you expect.

AGENDA

8:00 AM

Registration and morning refreshments

9:15 AM

Morning Chairman’s Opening Remarks

9:25 AM

Opening keynote address: The infrastructure privatisation pipeline 

10:00 AM

Financing panelBrazil’s infrastructure 
opportunity  

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VENUE

The Ritz-Carlton
181 Wellington Street West

Toronto,CA

SPONSORS

IJAsia offers a unique opportunity for you to raise your profile amongst the region’s most senior decision-makers. The annual conference brings together the entire project finance community allowing you to make valuable connections that could lead to future business opportunities.

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All talks will be held at the Granville headquarters at Madison 36th, New York City.

SPEAKERS

Confirmed speakers:

Karla Fernandes
Managing Director

TMF Brazil

Rodrigo Ferreira F. Pedroso
CEO

Pacto Eenrgia

William Cox
CEO

Management Excellence

12:10 PM

Case study session: A successfully financed infrastructure project

This case study will delve into a recent case of an infrastructure project which has been successful financed and how the financing was structured, and ultimate or proposed profitability. 

 

12:40 PM

Lunch 

14:20 PM

Interview session: The opportunity in privatisation – the industry view 

Hear directly from the government as they action their plans to privatise airports, roads and rail. Project pipelines and the opportunity they create, and the future infrastructure agenda will be discussed. 

10:50 AM

Coffee and Networking Break

11:20 AM

Round tables:

Round table 1: Transmission lines: Opportunities for investing and financing -  Host João Eduardo Greco Pinheiro, Managing Director - Project Implementation, Alupar Investimento

Round table 2: Brazilian infrastructure and energy and ESG - Host: Andre Fonseca, CIO, Pacto Energia 

Round table 3: Technology Smart cities: e mobility, smart meters

Round table 4: LNG to power in the Brazilian market  

Round table 5:  The privatisation of airports – discovering opportunity 

13:40 PM

Panel Discussion: Embracing new technology in energy distribution

14:50 PM

Afternoon coffee break

15.20 PM

Presentation: Attracting investment to Brazilian infrastructure by mitigating risks 

William Cox, CEO, Management Excellence

15.40 PM

Panel discussion: Exploring the Brazilian PPA landscape 

Moderator: Eduardo Tobias, Director, CELA Clean Energy Latin America 
Rodrigo Ferreira F. Pedroso, CEO, Pacto Eenrgia   
Gustavo Dos Reis Vajda, Business Development Director and Country Manager, Canadian Solar 
Eduardo Klepacz, Managing Director - Head of Infrastructure Investments, 
GTIS Partners

  • Experiences of mixing private PPAs with traditional methods based on participating in Federal Auctions 
  • What is the financing availability and conditions for Private PPAs (as opposed to traditional financing for Federal Auction PPAs)? 
  • Recent examples bilateral PPA’s in the energy world 
  • Merchant and free market PPAs in Brazil – how lenders would face them and which conditions would apply  
    Will the trend for increasing private and bilateral PPA’s in Brazil continue? What are the challenges and impending impacts on financing? 
  • A  case study of a successful wind/solar project with a PPA exclusively in the Free Market that has already secured financing through a project finance structure

16.20 PM

Panel discussion: Discovering opportunity in Brazils renewable energy market  

17:00 PM

Case study: Vale and Casa dos Ventas

17:20 PM

Chair’s closing remarks

17:30 PM

Cocktail reception

  • Generating investor confidence in infrastructure projects
  • What part will consolidation and divesting assets play for future investment?
  • Are PPA’s in USD helping to attract more financing sources?
  • What are the potential alternative financing sources (on top of the typical development banks such as BNDES, BNB)?
  • The key to structuring infrastructure financing in a way which considers all risks more completely?
  • Infrastructure privatisations – what is the view of the debt funds and what is the role of the banks? Will the government allow US $ financing of these projects?
  • Will development banks continue to dominate financing structures, or will there be more involvement from the capital markets going forward?
  • Does the growth of the issuances of Debênture de Infraestrutura raise a question if there will be enough investor's demand to fund large infrastructure projects in industries other than energy as new concessions' auctions and Public-Private Partnerships are deployed (e.g. airports, sanitation, ports etc.)?
  • An overview of the new technologies in the energy distribution segment such as electric mobility, demand response, smart meters and smart cities
  • How can these new technologies work towards solving the issues of air pollution in mega cities?
  • The growth of distributed solar generation and its impact on distribution companies and on demand for new utility scale plants in the future
  • As DG grows exponentially how can distribution companies adapt as their traditional business model becomes obsolete?
  • How does the wave of privatisation offer opportunity to investors, what are the risk profiles on taking on such an investment?  
  • Brazilian infrastructure is missing US$1.2 trillion in investments. One reason is that investors find it difficult to calculate their total cost of capital covering such important risks as political, regulatory, governance, social, O&M, environmental, legal, cyber and host of others. These risks make up roughly half of the cost of capital of most infra projects. In this presentation, we indicate a way of calculating these risks in basis points and how to use these data to mitigate total infrastructure risk.
  • Innovations in the wind and solar market
  • Hybrid solar and wind plants a future possibility? What are the benefits?
  • Financing and investment possibilities, current structures and vehicles to access
  • An overview of climate bonds initiatives to foster Green Bond issuances and certification for infrastructure projects in Brazil

CONTACT US

To register, and for any queries about the event, contact events@ijglobal.com

For sponsorship opportunities, contact Doug Roberts at Doug.Roberts@ijglobal.com 

For media partnerships or marketing queries, contact Charis Kwok at charis.kwok@euromoneyasia.com

For speaking opportunities, contact Carmen Bamford at carmen.bamford@euromoneyplc.com 

Gustavo Dos Reis Vajda
Business Development Director and Country Manager

Canadian Solar

Rodrigo Ferreira F. Pedroso
CEO

Pacto Eenrgia

Elbia Silva Gannoum,  Chief Executive Officer, ABEEólica - Associação Brasileira de Energia Eólica
Bárbara Rubim, Vice President t of the Board, ABSOLAR  

Karla FernandesManaging Director, TMF Brazil 
Julyana Yokota, Senior Director & Sector Lead - Infrastructure Ratings, S&P Global Ratings 
Lara MonteiroCFOEchoenergia 
Michael T. Shea, Director - Structured Finance, Atlas Renewable Energy 
 

Following the recent Supreme Court ruling, the Petrobras Divestment plan is back on trail. This session will look at the wealth of opportunities that this presents as the world's 8th largest hydrocarbon producer opens up supported by a pro-business administration. 

  • Refining - With Petrobras committed to selling 8 refineries, will this be attractive to specialists or the bigger players? 
  • An overview of divestments in the Brazilian Gas Market and the opportunity it presents for Brazil's hydrocarbon sector as the world transitions to a lower carbon energy mix 
  • Alongside the significant upstream opportunities opening up in Brazil the Petrobras divestment plan presents mature assets. Where are the opportunities here? 

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2019 highlights

“Great conference! The yearly event not to be missed with the gathering of all the players around APAC.”
Frederic Pergay, Vice President, Infrastructure Development Asia Pacific, Bouygues Construction

“A great event, very dynamic discussions with good audience interaction on very topical subjects and excellent attendance. Very useful and an event I look forward to being part of in the future.”
Michael Barrow, Director General, Private Sector Operations Department, 
Asian Development Bank (ADB)

Last year’s delegates included:

ACCIONA Construction

ACWA Power

ARA Asset Management Limited

Asian Development Bank

B.Grimm Power

Banpu Public Company Limited

Berkeley Energy

Bombardier Transportation

CDPQ

Clifford Capital

Conergy

Green Climate Fund

InfraCo Asia

iSquared Capital


Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)

JERA Energy Development

JUWI Renewable Energy

Keppel Infrastructure Holdings

Korea Development Bank

LTA Singapore

Macquarie

Marubeni

OPIC

Power China

PT North Sumatera Hydro Energy

Public-Private Partnership Center of the Philippines

SG HSR

And many more!


IJAsia 2020

31 March 2020
The Westin Singapore

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