CONFERENCE PROGRAM /// 12 March 2015
 

08:15 : Registration and coffee

08:55 : Opening remarks

SESSION I - MARKET OVERVIEW & ANALYSIS
 

9:00 : How will global solar industry developments impact the cost of solar in Mexico? 

  • Demand forecasts for the global solar industry 
  • What is the outlook for further cost reduction in the supply chain? 
  • What will the LCOE for solar energy be five years from now? 
  • What will be the main drivers for growth in Mexico?
VISHAL SHAH
MANAGING DIRECTOR /// DEUTSCHE BANK

09:30 : Update and overview of the energy reforms’ impact on the (solar) energy market

  • Highlights of the Energy Reform and Where Renewables Fit into the Mix in Light of the Drop in Oil Prices
  • Reform Implementation Timing:  Where We Stand?  What Has Been Accomplished and What is Next.
  • What We Know and Still Don’t Know as it Relates to Renewables
  • Institutional framework and Potential Strategies to Pursue

09:55 : Panel: The roadmap for expanding renewable energy generation capacity under the new legislative framework

  • Status and update of the energy reform
  • Opportunities and goals for solar and other renewable energies in a more competitive market
  • Government’s roadmap to 35% renewable generation in 2024
JOHN PADILLA
MANAGING DIRECTOR /// IPD
HECTOR OLEA
PRESIDENT /// ASOLMEX
MARCO ANTONIO NIETO VAZQUEZ
ENERGY SPECIALIST /// BAKER & MCKENZIE
ENRIQUE NIETO
DIRECTOR OF SP

10:30 : Networking break

TRACK 1 : UTILITY SCALE
SESSION II A - IMPACT OF ENERGY SECTOR REFORMS
Chairman Track 1
SEBASTIAN SCHIERENBECK
SR. CONSULTANT /// APRICUM
 

11:15 : Understanding the legislation

  • What are the key relevant aspects of the reform for the solar industry
  • Role of CEL´s (Clean Energy Certificates)

DIANA SASSE
JUNIOR PARTNER /// GOODRICH RIQUELME Y ASOCIADOS
 

11:45 : Discussion: Opportunities for large scale solar development in the context of the energy reform

ISRAEL HURTADO
PRESIDENT /// AMDE
MIGUEL ANGEL JATIVA
COUNTRY MANAGER /// GRUPOTEC
 
 
TRACK 2 : COMMERCIAL SCALE
SESSION II B - PROJECT IMPLEMENTATION

11:15 : Commercial scale business case

  • Price dynamics and market segmentation
  • What are the most important benefits for Mexican companies to go solar?
  • What incentives can commercial clients apply when going solar?
  • What is the financial business case and return for a ‘standard’ commercial scale project?
MARCO MONROY
PRESIDENT & CEO /// MGM INNOVA
 

11:45 : Discussion: Off-takers’ perspectives

  • What (renewable) energy solutions do energy-intensive users require?
  • What does a typical electricity consumption pattern look like and what are the related costs?
  • The perspective of the actual potential customer
Moderator
EDGAR ARVIZU
VICE PRESIDENT OF LATIN AMERICA /// SPOWER
 
ROGER GONZALEZ
DIRECTOR OF ENERGY /// CEMEX
JUAN ANDRÉS RUIZ FIGUEROA
SUBDIRECTOR DE ADMINISTRACIÓN DE ENERGÍA /// WALLMART
 

12:25 : Networking Lunch

TRACK 1 : UTILITY SCALE
SESSION III A - FINANCING & INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES

14:00 :  Utility scale project business case

14:30 : Discussion: the perfect project finance proposal

STEFAN BLUM
DIRECTOR /// DEG MEXICO
CARLOS ISORNA
MANAGER MIF LATAM /// MACQUARIE GROUP
DIANA JENSEN
MANAGING DIRECTOR /// OPIC
THOMAS LAUMONT
HEAD PV INVESTMENTS /// KGAL
TRACK 2 : COMMERCIAL SCALE
SESSION III B - FINANCING & INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES

14:00 : Zero money down - the leasing model

  • Selling electricity instead of systems
  • The challenges and benefits of the leasing model
  • Successes and failures in different markets
To be announced
/// GIZ
 

14:30 : Discussion: Opportunities for C&I project

 
ANTONI BELTRÁN
DIRECTOR OF PBD & IS /// IBC SOLAR
CLAUDIA LÓPEZ PÉREZ
MANAGER TECHNICAL SERVICES /// FRONIUS
ELEE MUSLIN
FUND ADVISOR CANADIAN CLIMATE FUND /// IDB
 

15:20 : Networking break

SESSION IV - LOOKING INTO THE FUTURE
 

16:10 | Industry perspective from an international business development veteran

  • Product trends and technology improvements you need to know about
  • What are the expected cost reductions for solar modules?
  • How can a manufacturer help with project development and financing?
ARTURO HERRERO
CSO AND DIRECTOR EMERGING MARKETS /// JINKO SOLAR

16:30 : Forecasting market growth for the Mexican solar market

  • What will be the main drivers for solar in Mexico?
  • What will be the most interesting segments and business models?
  • How will solar develop in the coming 5 years?
ADAM JAMES
SOLAR ANALYST /// GTM RESEARCH

 

17:00 : Closing speech

17:30 : Joint networking drinks

18:30 : Exclusive Networking dinner (Registration required)