Energy & Natural Resources in the Americas

Recent policy developments have had a major impact on investment in energy and natural resources in the Americas. At this event, co-hosted with Holland & Knight, speakers will explain the effects of policy on oil and natural resource development in the Western Hemisphere and provide insight into where the industry is headed. The event will be followed by a cocktail reception to facilitate connection between the presenters and other leading industry professionals.

This event is by invitation only. 


4:00pm – 4:15pm


Opening Remarks




Beth Viola, Senior Policy Advisor, Energy and Natural Resources Industry Sector Group, Holland & Knight


4:15pm – 4:45pm            


Keynote Address




George David Banks, Former Special Assistant to President Donald Trump for International Energy & Environment; Executive Vice President, American Council for Capital Formation


4:45pm – 6:00pm


Panel Discussion: Policy, Markets, and Investment



José Vicente Zapata, Partner, Holland & Knight Colombia



Osmel Manzano, Regional Economic Advisor for Central America, Haiti, Mexico, and the Dominican Republic, Inter-American Development Bank



Carlos Ibargüen, Head of Government Relations, Latin America and the Caribbean, Shell Oil Company



Lisa Viscidi, Program Director, Energy, Climate Change & Extractive Industries, Inter-American Dialogue


6:00pm – 6:20pm



Special Guest Address




Luis Miguel Morelli Navia, President, Agencia Nacional de Hidrocarburos de Colombia


6:20pm – 6:30pm


Closing Remarks


6:30pm – 7:15pm           




Energy & Resources Committee Members