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LatAm must learn from Colombia’s 4G programme, say panellists

LatAm must learn from Colombia’s 4G programme, say panellists

17 November 2017

Latin American countries looking to start infrastructure projects can learn from the mistakes made in Colombia’s 4G programme, heard delegates at Latin Lawyer’s 5th Annual Regional Project Finance Summit.

Chair

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 practice group leader of the firm’s Global Project, Energy and Infrastructure Finance Group (which has over 100 dedicated project finance attorneys). Mr. Bartfeld's practice focuses primarily on the representation of financial institutions, developers and multi-national companies in a wide range of oil/gas, petrochemical, power/renewable energy and transportation infrastructure-related projects in Latin America.

Speakers

Andrew Compton

Linklaters, New York

Brian Greene

Norton Rose Fulbright, Washington, DC

Carlos De Maria y Campos

Galicia, Mexico City

Carolina Walther-Meade

Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy, New York

Daniel Ribenoim Simon

Latin American Illiquid Credit Financing, JP Morgan, New York

David Gonzalez

Executive Director, Head of Infrastructure, Project and Structured Finance, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, New York

Fabricio Longhin

Clifford Chance, Washington, DC

Gregoire Moriani

Director, Global Infrastructure & Projects, Natixis, New York

Ivan Oliveros

Executive Director, Head Power & Renewables, Project Finance Latin America, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, New York

Javier Areitio

Director, Energy, Actis, London

Javier Errecondo

Errecondo, González & Funes, Buenos Aires

Javier Rodríguez de Colmenares

Division Chief, Infrastructure & Energy, Inter-American Development Bank (IDB Invest)

John Graham

Principal, Global Transport Group, Infrastructure & Natural Resources Dept, International Finance Corporation (IFC), Washington, DC

John Greenwood

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

Jorge Camina De Santiago

Director, Infrastructure Debt, Allianz Global Investors, New York

Jorge Cervantes

González Calvillo, Mexico City

José Luis Ambrosy

Claro y Cía, Santiago

José Prado Jr.

Machado Meyer, São Paulo

Manuel Fernando Quinche

Brigard & Urrutia, Bogotá

Miguel Zaldivar

Hogan Lovells, Miami

Nikola Simic

BlackRock, New York

Pablo Sorj

Mattos Filho, Rio de Janeiro

Pablo Viñals Blake

Marval, O'Farrell & Mairal, Buenos Aires

Robert Kartheiser

Paul Hastings, New York

Roland Estevez

Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy, New York

Santiago Sepúlveda

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

Sami Mir

Allen & Overy, Washington, DC

Programme

8.45: Welcome coffee and registration

9.15: Chair's opening remarks

Daniel Bartfeld, Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy, New York

9.30: Gas-fired power returns!

The last year has seen a resurgence of gas-fired projects throughout the region. Some are fueled by LNG imports, while others - in Mexico in particular - are fueled by gas piped in from the US. This panel will examine new trends in this space and current and future activity.

Moderator:
Pablo Sorj, Mattos Filho, Rio de Janeiro

Panel:
José Prado Jr., Machado Meyer, São Paulo
Carlos De Maria y Campos, Galicia, Mexico City
Ivan Oliveros, Executive Director, Head Power & Renewables, Project Finance Latin America, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, New York
Roland Estevez, Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy, New York

10.30: Coffee break

10.50: Transportation infrastructure

Infrastructure finance continues to be a driver for the project finance market in Latin America. This panel will examine the current state of Colombia's 4G infrastructure program, one of the more visible infrastructure programs in the region, and address lessons learned and potential challenges. Panelists will also discuss infrastructure development and opportunities across the region generally - especially regarding airports and ports.

Moderator:
Fabricio Longhin, Clifford Chance, Washington, DC

Panel:
Robert Kartheiser, Paul Hastings, New York
Manuel Fernando Quinche, Brigard & Urrutia, Bogotá
John Graham, Principal, Global Transport Group, Infrastructure & Natural Resources Dept, International Finance Corporation (IFC), Washington, DC
David González, Head of Infrastructure, Project and Structured Finance, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, New York
Andrew Compton, Linklaters, New York

12.00: Coffee break

12.30: Growing demand for renewables

High electricity prices, growing demand and reduced pricing on solar panels/wind turbines have spurred investments in renewable energy across the region, with Chile, Mexico and Uruguay leading the way. Other nations are looking to attract investment in the sector with eyes trained on Colombia and Argentina in particular. This panel will discuss developments in the region and will examine the strategy and regimes for attracting renewable energy investments.

Moderator:
Sami Mir, Allen & Overy, Washington, DC

Panel:
Javier Areitio, Director, Energy, Actis, London
Gregoire Moriani, Director, Global Infrastructure & Projects, Natixis, New York
Santiago Sepúlveda, Creel, García-Cuéllar, Aiza y Enríquez, Mexico City
Jorge Cervantes, González Calvillo, Mexico City

13.30: Networking lunch

14.45: Argentina on the rise

Argentina is back in the international capital markets and there are many investment opportunities available to address underinvestment in infrastructure and power. This panel will explore the current realities of getting deals done in Argentina - as well as opportunities, challenges and solutions for the project finance market in the country.

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

Panel:
Brian Greene, Norton Rose Fulbright, Washington, DC
Daniel Ribenoim Simon, Latin American Illiquid Credit Financing, JP Morgan, New York
Javier Errecondo, Errecondo, González & Funes, Buenos Aires
Pablo Viñals Blake, Marval, O'Farrell & Mairal, Buenos Aires

15.45: Coffee break

16.15: Bonds are back

The project finance market is increasingly tapping the bond market as a funding source. This panel will explore structures that have been used to finance both greenfield and brownfield projects (and re-financings) - and the lessons learned in the various markets in which they have been used.

Moderator:
Miguel Zaldivar, Hogan Lovells, Miami

Panel:
Jorge Camina De Santiago, Director, Infrastructure Debt, Allianz Global Investors, New York
Nikola Simic, Blackrock, New York
José Luis Ambrosy, Claro & Cía, Santiago
Javier Rodríguez de Colmenares, Division Chief, Infrastructure & Energy, Inter-American Development Bank (IDB Invest)

17.15: Chair's closing remarks

Daniel Bartfeld, Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy, New York 

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

Venue

555 13th Street, NW, Columbia Square, Washington, D.C. Washington, D.C., 20004, USA

Testimonials

  • “The conference was very well organised and the level of speakers made it really productive and interesting.”

    Fernanda Ruiz Tomasoni Laender, Senior Counsel
    Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.

  • “Simply perfect! Outstanding speakers, very interesting content and deep discussions on the same event.”

    Marcel de Melo Santos, Director of Legal Services
    Magna International Inc.

  • “Great conference, high-level speakers and discussions. I appreciated the debate model rather than powerpoint presentations.”

    Gabriela Righetto
    Procter & Gamble

Prices

Private Practitioner
Type Price Until
Super Early $900  6 Oct 2017
Early $1,050 3 Nov 2017
Standard $1,300 16 Nov 2017

 

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