SOLAR PROJECT DEVELOPMENT & FINANCE TOUR /// 9-13 March 2015
DAY 1 - MONDAY 9 MARCH
 

16:45 : Welcome and networking drink in hotel bar

17:30-19:15 : Workshop: Overview of the Mexican Solar Market

17:30 : Opening and introduction round of participants

17:45 : Introduction to doing business in Mexico

18:15 : Introduction to the Mexican energy market dynamics

  • Overview of the key-stakeholders in the Mexican (solar) energy market
  • Update on the latest legislature changes under the energy reform
  • (Utility scale) project development opportunities

18:45 : Discussion: Status and overview of the Mexican solar market

  • What are the most interesting segments?
  • How will the solar market develop in Mexico under the new legislation?
  • What is the market potential in the next few years?
  • Where and what will be the perfect project in Mexico?
SEBASTIAN SCHIERENBECK
SR. CONSULTANT /// APRICUM
HECTOR OLEA
PRESIDENT /// ASOLMEX

19:15 : Networking dinner 

DAY 2 - TUESDAY 10 MARCH
 

08:45 : Meet in Sheraton hotel lobby to leave to morning venue. Bring your passport / ID. Departure 09h00.

 

10:00 : Welcome coffee & introduction round

Presentation by:

JOANA TORRENTS CARULLA
DIRECTORA GENERAL /// CÁMARA ESPAÑOLA DE COMERCIO
 

10:10 : Presentation 'Ministry of Energy' by:

EFRAIN VILLANUEVA ARCOS
GENERAL DIRECTOR OF CLEAN ENERGIES /// SENER
 

10:35 :  Presentation 'Energy Regulatory Commission' by:

NORMA ALVAREZ GIRARD
DIRECTORA GENERAL RE /// CRE
 

10:50 : Coffee Break & Networking

11:10 : Presentation 'National Energy Control Center' by:

DANIEL PANIAGUA SILVA
SUB DIRECTOR OF COMMERCIAL TRANSACTION UNIT /// CENACE
 

11:25 : Presentation 'Ministry of Energy' by:

CÉSAR ALEJANDRO H.
DIRECTOR GENERAL DE ANÁLISIS /// SENER
 

11:40 : Plenary Discussion with all 4 Government stakeholders

Moderator
BENJAMÍN TORRES-BARRÓN
PARTNER /// BAKER & MCKENZIE
 
 

12:30 : Departure to Lunch location

12:45 : Networking Lunch

14:00 Departure to afternoon venue

14:30 : Opening and introduction round of participants

MARCO ANTONIO NIETO VAZQUEZ
ENERGY SPECIALIST /// BAKER & MCKENZIE
 

14:50 : Presentation 'Overview of legislative changes'

  • What changes need to be considered in the new legislation?
  • Overview of specific new provisions
  • How are clean energies defined under the new electricity laws?
  • New sustainability package? (initiative of the energy transition law)
BENJAMÍN TORRES-BARRÓN
PARTNER /// BAKER & MCKENZIE
 

15:20 : Presentation 'Evaluation of social impact'

EDUARDO MARTINEZ RIVAS
DIRECTOR OF SOCIAL IMPACT /// SENER
 

15:40 : Coffee and networking break

16:10 : Discussion panel: The future of solar project development under the new legislation

17:00 : Back to hotel for short stop and wardrobe change

18:30 : Meet in Sheraton hotel lobby

19:30 : Mexican night: Networking with a local touch
Dinner, drinks & “culture”

 

Spanish Chamber of Commerce
Homero 1430. Col Polanco. Del Miguel
México, D.F.
11510

 

Spanish Chamber of Commerce
Homero 1430. Col Polanco. Del
Miguel México, D.F.
11510

 

Villa Maria
Calle 3 #55
Lomas de Santa Fe
Mexicy City, 01219

DAY 3 - WEDNESDAY 11 MARCH
 

Free Networking Morning

12:30 : Joint Networking Lunch

14:00-18:00 : Workshop: Finance & investment opportunities for solar energy

Venue: Banco Santander Office

14:00 : Coffee and introduction round

14:30 : Presentation: Welcome and introduction

14:45 : Introduction on project financing challenges and opportunities in Mexico

  • Changes in investment climate
  • Types of financing schemes that are available
  • Current projects (how they are financed)
ALEJANDRO DE LA VEGA
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR /// SANTANDER
 

15:05 : Development banks: filling in the finance gap ?

  • Attracting foreign investment
DIANA JENSEN
MANAGING DIRECTOR /// OPIC
MATTHEW MCCLYMONT
INVESTMENT ASSOCIATE /// IDB
PAUL CENTENO LAPPAS
REGIONAL HEAD MX, CA & CA /// PROPARCO
MARIAN AGUIRRE NIENAU
SUBDIRECTOR ENERGY PROJECTS /// BANCOMEXT

To be anounced /// MGM Innova Capital

15:50 : Coffee break & networking

16:20 : Investor’s perspective

  • The future of investment
THOMAS LAUMONT
HEAD PV INVESTMENTS /// KGAL
 

16:45 : Discussion: the future of solar finance

MARCO MONROY
PRESIDENT & CEO /// MGM INNOVA
 
  • Prospects for financing of future projects
ALEJANDRO DE LA VEGA
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR /// SANTANDER
ANTONI BELTRÁN
DIRECTOR OF PBD & IS /// IBC SOLAR
ENRIQUE NIETO
DIRECTOR OF SP

18:00 : Return to Hotel

19:30 : Pre conference networking dinner 


Networking Dinner
Sponsor

DAY 4 - THURSDAY 12 MARCH
 

CONFERENCE DAY

Session I : Market overview and analysis 

Session II a : Utility Scale - Impact of Energy Sector Reforms
Session II b : 
Commercial Scale - Project Implementation

Session III a : Utility Scale - Financing and Investment Opportunities  
Session III b : Commercial Scale - Financing Commercial Projects

Session IV: Looking into the future

Click here for the full Conference Program

DAY 5 - FRIDAY 13 MARCH
 

08:30 : Informal breakfast with trade mission delegates at the Sheraton Santa Fe Hotel.

09:45 : Check-out

10:00 leave from hotel

11:30 Visit to Teotihuacan pyramids


Teotihuacan was a pre-Columbian Mesoamerican city located in the Basin of Mexico, 30 miles (48 km) northeast of modern-day Mexico City, which is today known as the site of many of the most architecturally significant Mesoamerican pyramids built in the pre-Columbian Americas. Apart from the pyramids, Teotihuacan is also anthropologically significant for its complex, multi-family residential compounds, the Avenue of the Dead, and the small portion of its vibrant murals that have been exceptionally well-preserved.

13:30 : Drive back to the city

15:00 : Official end of the tour!