Monday, 29 October 2018, 555 13th Street, Washington, DC

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Chairs

Carolina Walther-Meade

Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy, New York

Carolina Walther-Meade is a partner in the New York office of Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy and a member of the firm’s Project, Energy and Infrastructure Finance and Latin America Practice Groups.

Daniel Bartfeld

Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy, New York

Dan Bartfeld is a partner in the New York office of Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy and is the global practice group leader of the firm’s Global Project, Energy and Infrastructure Finance Group (which has over 100 dedicated project finance attorneys).

Pedro García Morales

Garrigues, Santiago

Pedro has provided advisory services in respect of financing transactions to both local and international financial institutions, subject to Chilean or foreign laws, including recently an operation for the acquisition of a Chilean company amounting to 800 million US dollars. In infrastructures and energy, the projects on which he has provided advice most recently include the financing of a transmission line for a toll highway. He has provided advisory services in relation to over 30 financing operations for both unconventional and conventional renewable energy projects. He has represented the creditors in the renegotiation of the debt of the greater part of Chile's salmon-producing companies and many large enterprises.

Speakers

Alexander Krolick

Managing Director, Macquarie Group, New York

Andrew Ellenbogen

Managing Director, EIG Global Energy Partners’, Washington, DC

Bob Kartheiser

Paul Hastings, New York

Bruno Ciuffetelli

Hogan Lovells, Houston

Carlos de María y Campos

Galicia, Mexico City

David González

Executive Director & Head of Infrastructure, Project & Structured Finance Latin America, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, New York

Dorina Yessios

Allen & Overy, New York

Dorothee Boireau Peuzé

Managing Director, Project Finance, Crédit Agricole CIB, New York

Fernando Gonzalez

CEO, Cerro Dominador, Washington, DC

Guillermo Ortiz

Director, Project Finance, MUFG Union Bank, New York

John Graham

Principal Industry Specialist, International Finance Corporation, Washington, DC

John Greenwood

Managing Director, Project, Infrastructure & Principal Finance, Goldman Sachs, New York

Jorge Camiña

Director, Allianz Global Investors, New York

Jorge Cervantes Trejo

González Calvillo, Mexico City

José Luis Ambrosy

Claro & Cia, Santiago

José Prado

Machado Meyer, São Paulo

Joshua Hartshorn

Lead Counsel, Inter-American Investment Corporation, Washington, DC

Manuel Fernando Quinche Gonzalez

Brigard Urrutia, Bogotá

Mario Fernandez

Managing Director, Macquarie Capital, New York

Miriam Signor

Stocche Forbes, São Paulo

Nikola Simic

Vice President, BlackRock, New York

Oscar Arrús

Garrigues, Lima

Pablo Sorj

Mattos Filho, Rio de Janeiro

Santiago Sepúlveda

Creel, García-Cuéllar, Aiza y Enríquez, Mexico City

Vijaya Palaniswamy

Linklaters, New York

Programme

8.45: Welcome coffee and registration

9.10: Chairs’ opening remarks

Daniel Bartfeld, Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy, New York
Carolina Walther-Meade, Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy, New York

9.20: Oil and gas going strong

  • The continued rise in the number of gas fired projects in the region
  • Pipeline projects
  • LNG-related projects across Latin America

Moderator
Carolina Walther-Meade, Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy, New York

Panel:
José Prado, Machado Meyer, São Paulo
Jorge Cervantes Trejo, González Calvillo, Mexico City
John Greenwood, Managing Director, Project, Infrastructure & Principal Finance, Goldman Sachs, New York 
Andrew Ellenbogen, Managing Director, EIG Global Energy Partners, Washington, DC
Mario Fernandez, Managing Director, Macquarie Capital, New York

10.30: Coffee break

11.00: Transportation infrastructure: The sky (or the road!) is the limit

  • Continued deal flow in Colombia’s 4G Projects
  • Latam Airports
  • The Argentina toll road auction
  • Re-bidding and expansion of toll roads and new hospitals in Chile

Moderator:
Dorina Yessios, Allen & Overy, New York

Panel:
Pedro García Morales, Garrigues, Santiago
John Graham, Principal, International Finance Corporation, Washington, DC
Manuel Fernando Quinche Gonzalez, Brigard Urrutia, Bogotá
David Gonzalez, Head of Infrastructure, Project Finance Latin America, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, New York

12.00: Coffee break

12.30: Renewables: Lighting up the Americas

  • Continued growth and pipelines in Chile and Uruguay
  • Impact of the renewable energy reform in Mexico
  • Cerro Dominador and other regional developments
  • RenovAr             

Moderator
Carlos de María y Campos, Galicia, Mexico City

Panel:
Vijaya Palaniswamy, Linklaters, New York
José Luis Ambrosy, Claro & Cia, Santiago
Guillermo Ortiz, Director, Project Finance, MUFG Union Bank, New York
Fernando Gonzalez, CEO, Cerro Dominador, Washington, DC

13.30: Networking lunch

14.45: Elections and shifting winds

A look at the impact of recently elected (or to be elected) administrations in the region:

  • What to expect in Mexico, Colombia, Chile, as well as the upcoming Brazilian election
  • Peru after Odebrecht and PPK
  • Financings in Brazil are back!
  • Argentina –look back at 2018 and what to expect in 2019

Moderator
Bob Kartheiser, Paul Hastings, New York

Panel:
Santiago Sepúlveda, Creel, García-Cuéllar, Aiza y Enriquez, Mexico City
Miriam Signor, Stocche Forbes, São Paulo
Bruno Ciuffetelli, Hogan Lovells, Houston
Joshua Hartshorn, Lead Counsel, Inter-American Investment Corporation, Washington, DC

15.45: Coffee break

16.15: Trends in financing sources

  • The role of multilaterals, development finance institutions and ECAs
  • The increasing importance of private equity as a source of financing and its impact
  • The continuing appeal of project bond deals; whether 144A deals or private placements
  • Financing higher up in the capital structure: mezzanine/holdco loans
  • Institutions as direct lenders in Chile [Rules that allow life insurance companies and pension funds to participate directly as lenders in syndicated project finance]
  • The impact of Basel III for long term project finance

Moderator
Pablo Sorj, Mattos Filho, Rio de Janeiro

Panel:
Jorge Camiña, Director, Allianz Global Investors, New York
Dorothee Boireau Peuzé, Managing Director, Project Finance, Crédit Agricole CIB, New York
Alexander Krolick, Managing Director, Macquarie Capital, New York 
Nikola Simic, Vice President, BlackRock, New York

17.15: Closing remarks

Oscar Arrús, Garrigues, Lima

17.30 onwards: All delegates are invited to attend a drinks reception kindly hosted by Hogan Lovells

 

Venue

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14 September 2018

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