3 MARCH 2014 /// DAY 1
AFTERNOON /// KICK-OFF NETWORKING DRINK

< 16:45 - Check in at the hotel

16:45 - Network drink, introduction participants at the lobby bar

17:15 - Travel to evening venue

EVENING /// INTRODUCTION TO DOING BUSINESS, SOLAR PV AND PROJECT DEVELOPMENT IN MEXICO /// in cooperation with PwC

18:00 - Introduction of participants 

18:30 - Introduction on ‘Doing Business in Mexico’ 

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Eduardo Reyes /// Sr. Strategy Manager Energy & Infrastructure - PWC

 

18:50 - Introduction to the Energy Reform and its impact on the electricity sector 

Representative /// Tax & Legal Partner - PWC

 

19:10 - Introduction to Solar PV in Mexico

Alvaro Lentz /// President - ANES

 

19:30 - Presentation: Developing a Project in Mexico - important do’s and don’ts

Marco V. Calderón Agoitia /// Head of Energy and Strategic Development - Cosmo Consulting

 

19:50 - Discussion about challenges and opportunities of solar PV in Mexico with local players

Nikolai Dobrott /// Founder and Managing Partner - Apricum

Marco V. Calderón Agoitia /// Head of Energy and Strategic Development - Cosmo Consulting

Carlos Flores /// CEO - Conermex

Alvaro Lentz /// President - ANES

 

20:15 - Leave for Joint Networking Dinner

20:30 - Dinner & Networking Night

4 MARCH 2014 /// DAY 2
MORNING /// COMBINED MEETING WITH GOVERNMENT, ENERGY UTILITY AND ENERGY REGULATOR
UNDERSTANDING THE IMPACT OF THE ENERGY REFORM AND CORRESPONDING RENEWED PERSPECTIVE ON THE ROLE OF SOLAR
LOCATION: UK Embassy

10:00 - Coffee and Introduction round

10:30 - Presentation by government 

Antonio Pérez Rodríguez /// Deputy Director of the General Directorate of Bioenergy - SENER

 

11:00 - Coffee break and networking

11:30 - Presentation by Regulatory Commission

Dr. Alejandro Peraza García /// Director General of Electricity and Renewable Energy - CRE

 

12:00 - Plenary discussion

12:30 - Leave for Lunch 

AFTERNOON ///MEETING WITH LOCAL BASED DEVELOPER OR EPC AND PLANT VISIT
IN COOPERATION WITH CONERMEX (TBC)

13:00 - Joint networking lunch with Government, Utility and Regulator representatives

14:00 - Presentation on Project Development experiences

Carlos Flores /// CEO - CONERMEX

 

14:20 - Outlook of the dealer in the current residential and small PV systems market

Rodrigo Tinoco /// Owner - SolSuco

 

14:40 - Utility scale project development in Mexico

Alejandro Hinojos /// Director - Internovum Solar

 

15:00 - Discussion on the challenges and opportunities of project development

David Briseño /// Engineering Associate - Gauss Energia

 

15:45 - Leave for Plant Location

16:15 - Plant visit and project explanation

17:00 - Leaving for hotel

EVENING /// MEXICAN NIGHT

20:00 - Mexican Night

5 MARCH 2014 /// DAY 3
MORNING /// FREE NETWORKING MORNING

9:00 - Free networking morning

AFTERNOON /// WORKSHOP FINANCING
LOCATION: BANCO SANTANDER HEADQUARTERS

12:30 - Joint networking lunch with Bankers and Investors

14:00 - Coffee and introduction round

14:30 - Welcome and introduction on Financing challenges and opportunities on solar project development 
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Demetrio Ruiz /// Head of International Desk - Banco Santander

 

14:45 - Development Bank Perspective

Dr. Stefan Blum /// Director, DEG Mexico

 

15:05 - Commercial Bank Perspective

Representative /// BANCO SANTANDER

 

15:35 - Coffee break and networking

16:00 - The opportunity of PPA's 

Juan Carlos Serra /// Partner - Basham, Ringe & Correa

 

16:20 - PwC Perspective

Juan Carlos Rojas /// Director for Infrastructure and Capital Projects - PWC

 

16:40 - Investors Perspective

Alvaro Villasante /// Business Developer - ECOSolar

 

16:55 - Attracting foreign investment

Gabriel Padilla /// Head of Investments and International Business Office - Pro Mexico

 

17:10 - Panel discussion / Q&A session

Timothy C. Kim /// Senior Loans Officer - Export-Import Bank of the United States

Jorge Melero /// Country Manager - Astrom Technical Advisors

17:55 - Joint networking drink 

 

Dr. Stefan Blum /// Director - DEG Mexico

EVENING /// EXTENDED NETWORKING DINNER /// Sponsored by KFW DEG

19:30 - Welcome by Solarplaza & DEG

20:00 - Start exclusive joint round table networking dinner of international trade mission participants with invited Mexican players and key-stakeholders

21:30 - Informal networking drink

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6 MARCH 2014 /// DAY 4
CONFERENCE DAY
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Full day conference with large audience of local players and national and international topspeakers. 

Session I: Birds'-Eye View on Mexico’s Solar Energy Market 

Session II: Business Opportunities: Realizing Short-Term Potential

Session III: Financing and Investment 

Session IV: The Future of Solar PV in Mexico

Click here for the conference program.

7 MARCH 2014 /// DAY 5
MORNING /// RECAPPING AND CONCLUDING SWOT ANALYSIS /// in cooperation with DNV GL

10:00 - Start workshop: SWOT and Opportunities in Mexico

10:15 - Groups working on SWOT and business cases

11:00 - Short presentations results + discussion

11:30 - Summarizing results and closing words

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AFTERNOON /// CLOSING LUNCH + OPTIONAL VISIT OF THE TEOTIHUACAN PYRAMIDS

13:00 - Closing lunch + optional visit of the Teotihuacan Pyramids