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Patrick McHugh
Okapi Partners

Stephen Jeschke

Sach Chitnis
Jump Capital

Suzanne Yoon
Kinzie Capital Partners

Dara Mitchell
Kadant Inc.

Julie Robinson
Ventas, Inc.

Daniel Barry
Antares Capital

J. Christopher Lewis

Riordan, Lewis &
Haden Equity Partners

Rich Lawson


Registration and Networking Breakfast



IJGlobal Welcome Address & Business Card Icebreaker   

Chair's Opening Remarks
Jorge Barrigh, Chariman of the board, LAC-CORE  




Lunch Break

Afternoon Networking Break

Setting the scene: IJGlobal’s welcome address and analysis of the Latin American renewables market

To open the conference, a senior member of our editorial team will provide a detailed analysis of the global energy and infrastructure finance market, based on IJGlobal’s exclusive data to frame and contextualise the following discussions.

Angus-Leslie Melville, Editorial Director, IJGlobal


2020: Equity Investors reactions to previous panel & perspectives for 2020.

As a direct follow up to the ministerial panel, audience members will have the opportunity to pose questions to the panel, alongside additional insights from equity investors in the region.

ModeratorIvan OliverosDirector, Jeffries, LAC-CORE Board Member  


Networking Break


Investor Strategies for 2020: How Are Investors Pricing Risk Level And Overcoming Regulatory Obstacles? 

  • What are is the prospect across Latin America for long-term corporate PPAs? How can the risk of these projects be mitigated?   
  • How will governments response to increasing market volatility?   
  • What is the roadmap for streamlining complicated offtake structures? 
  • Payment and risk: What is being done to ensure payment lag is minimised?   
  • What will be the new strategies that governments will have to undertake in the long run to respond to macro-changes across Latin America?   
  • How will e-mobility drive investment in the future and when should investors begin to capitalise? 
  • Is the trend towards greater merchant exposure an inevitability? Will this change in the medium-term?

Moderated byCamila RamosManaging Director, CELA Clean Energy Latin America, and board member Brazil, LAC-CORE

Mercedes Español, Head of M&A, Grenergy 

Rael McNally, Director - Real Assets – Infrastructure, BlackRock

Julyana Yokota, Senior Director & Sector Lead - Infrastructure Ratings, S&P Global Ratings

Alejandro Moreno, Vice President & General Manager, Canadian Solar

Sarah Devine, Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright

Thiago Alfaia, Director, Marathon Capital   


Corporate PPAs Vs. The Auction Market and Other Models Within the Distributed Energy Market: What is Working and What is Not?

  • With the increase of bilateral PPAs, how has the credit analysis changed? 
  • How are countries seeing this and what is the overall change to the risk profile?   
  • With changing offtakes, how can corporate offtake mitigate stable consumption profiles and allow greater flexibility within the market?   
  • How will the share of auctions vs. bilateral PPAs make up future transactions for Latin America solar and wind deals?   
  • What is the lender appetite across auctions and corporate PPAs?
  • Are long term corporate PPAs available in which industries?   

Martin MenskiPartner, White & Case 
Fernando Beguiristain, Director Asesoria Juridica, ACCIONA 

Iñigo Malo de Molina, Head of Business Development, SolarPack
David Oxtoby, CEO, CarbonFree Group                                                                      



Jelena Guzenko

Theodore L. Koenig
Monroe Capital LLC

Mark Habner
BeckWay Group

Hemant Kumar
SOL - Millennium Medical Group

Mel Bartoul
Monomoy Capital Partners


Matthew McCall
Pritzker Group

Jacob Babcock
NuCurrent, Inc.

Patrick Shea
McCarthy Tétrault

Brian O'Reilly
Graycliff Partners

Brian Krob
Nixon Peabody

Andrea Hedrick
Stonegate Capital


Bruce Linton

Founder & Former CEO, Canopy Growth

Kevin Miller
McDermott Will & Emery

Adam Skibley
Glanbia Performance Nutrition

Doug Cruikshank
Aberdeen Standard Investments


Renewable Energy Finance Forum - Latin America

September 14, 2020

Registrations: E: events@ijglobal.com | T. +44 207 779 7222

Media Partnerships: Norhan Keshik|E: norhan.keshik@euromoneyplc.com | T. +44 20 777 98 509

Speaking Opportunities: Bradley Cole | E: bradley.cole@euromoneyplc.com | T. +44 20 777 98 620



“REFF LATAM offers the perfect environment to get involved in 
high-level discussions about the renewable business in Latin America” 
—Marcos F. Meireles, Chief Executive Officer, RioEnergy


Key Ministerial Panel: Hear Leading Government Representatives Across Latin America Outline Project Plans and Regulatory Updates for Developers and Lenders
With every REFF LATAM event, this panel is designed to give attendees a glimpse into the future financing and tendering opportunities for key countries and regions.

Moderator: Ivan Oliveros, Managing Director at Jeffries LLC, Director at LAC-CORE Board Member
Diego Mesa, Deputy Minister of Energy, Government of Colombia

Agnes Maria de Aragao da Costa, Head of the Regulatory Advisory Office, Ministry of Mines and Energy of Brazil
The Hon. Wilfred A. AbrhamasM.P., Minister of Energy and Water Resources, Barbados  

The Lenders View on 2019 and 2020: Sizing Up Lending Appetite in Latin America for 2020, What is Affecting the Equation?

  • What are the best financing strategies for commercial banks operating the region? What innovations have been developed? 
  • How will ECAs and Multilaterals continue to react to key regulatory and political developments in the region?   
  • What is the availability of long-term capital for commercial banks, multilaterals development banks, institutional investors and ECAs? 
  • How will the financing dynamics change with the growing emergence of project & green bonds vs. traditional project finance? 
  • What mechanisms are available for lenders to reach out to smaller developers?

Moderated by: Ricardo Martinez, Partner, Hogan Lovells LLP 

Stuart Barrowcliff, VP – Senior Underwriter / Global Political Risk, Credit & Bond, AXA XL 
Jean-Valery Patin, Managing Director, Head of Project Finance Latin America, BNP Paribas
Ramon Candia, Vice President, CIFI Corporacion Interamericana para el Financiamiento de Infraestructura, Panama 
Jacques Alazraki, Vice President – Latin America Project Finance, SMBC
Fernando Cubillos, Head of Energy – Principle Investment Office, IDB Invest  


The Colombian Renewables Market Focus: Post-Auction Update

With a total capacity of 1,298MW, five contracts for wind projects and three for solar across seven companies won contracts having Colombia's first renewable auction. But questions remain over the low contract prices and the denomination of the contracts in pesos weighing against potential deals. So how will banks and multilateral view the risks going forward and what is market sentiment five months after the auction?

Diego Mesa, Deputy Minister of Energy, Government of Colombia  


The Developer Perspective: What new business models and processes developers are leveraging to improve CAPEX tendencies and mitigate regulatory challenges?

  • With prices being undercut consistently across bidding projects, how can low prices remain financially sustainable for developers?
  • What new technological improvements, particularly in solar and wind, allow for greater maintenance and operational cost reductions?   
  • Where are developers seeing the most lucrative opportunities and what is their roadmap to capitalize on these opportunities most effectively?   
  • How has political uncertainty changed developer thinking towards key markets?

Moderator: Norman Bay, Partner, Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
Brian Schmidly, President & CEO, Rio Grande Renewables
Daniel Garrido, Head of Business Development Chile, Sonnedix
Federico S. FischeRegional Coordinator – Caribbean and Central America, PFAN
Patrick D’Addario, Regional Coordinator – Caribbean and Central America, PFAN
Daniel Gallo, CEO, Atacama Energy   


Oxford Style Debate:

Two expert speakers will take to the stage to argue for and against the following motion:
The Region's Political Trend towards Populism Will Benefit Investment in Renewable Energy"

Moderated By: Carlos St-James, Board Member, LAC-CORE


The Mexican Market in Focus

  • What is the new framework of working in Mexico within the backdrop of M&A activity and auction risk?   
  • Can private PPAs stimulate Mexico to be back on top following a year of stagnation?
  • What is the current market appetite for taking on merchant risk?   
  • What will happen to CFE bankability during the current government's term?  
  • Are investors still comfortable with long term Mexico risk?
  • For foreign investors, how can much-needed capital be deployed to ensure investors see their returns on long-term projects?

Moderated by: Federico Santacruz, Partner, Ritch Mueller 
Jose Antonio Aguilar, Principle, Vive Energia  
Luis Aguirre Torres
, CEO Green Momentum, LAC-CORE Board Member
Jorge Centeno, Investment Executive, Infrastructure, InfraRed Capital Partners  
Jeff Pavlovic, 
Power Market Expert, Bravos Energia



Following on previous editions, The Networking Hub will return to give you the opportunity to develop the day’s conversation in a more interactive setting. A series of senior hosts will head up their own individual roundtable discussions, each with their own geographical focus, for you to dip in and out of as you see fit.


LAC-CORE Clean Energy Award

Hon. Mia Mottley QC MP, Prime Minister, Barbados 
 Accepting on her behalf:  
Hon. Wilfred Abrahams MP, Minister of Energy and Water Resources, Barbados  



Networking Cocktail Reception


Book before March 16, 2020


USD 1399


Stuart Barrowcliff

VP - Senior Underwriter/Global Political Risk, Credit & Bond

Brian Schmidly 

President & CEO
Rio Grande Renewables

Inigo Malo

Head of Business Development

Jorge Barriagh


Rael McNally

Director Real 

Assets Infrastructure 

Daniel Garrido

Head of Business Development Chile

Carlos St. James

Board Member

Julyana Yokota

Senior Director & Sector Lead - Infrastructure Ratings 
S&P Global Ratings

David Oxtoby

CEO & Founder
CarbonFree Technology

Ramon Candia

Managing Director

Fernando Beguiristáin
South America General Counsel/Director Asesoría Jurídica

Diego Mesa

Deputy Minister of Energy
 of Colombia

Jose Antonio Aguilar
Vive Energia





In collaboration with the Latin American and Caribbean Council on Renewable Energy (LAC-CORE), REFF LATAM brings together the renewable energy finance community to highlight the most exciting opportunities and project pipelines in the region.

Launched in 2018, the conference offers delegates the perfect opportunity to engage in a focused and in-depth discussion on this rapidly growing sector. 

This is the ‘go-to’ conference for any project finance professional looking to profit from the Latin American renewables boom.  



Day 1: September 14

The current agenda listed is subject to change. Please refer back frequently for the latest updates.