Fourth Annual Latin America Energy Conference: Upheaval and Opportunity

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2020 has been a year of great upheaval for the energy sector in the Americas. The global coronavirus pandemic has led to a sharp decline in demand and prices of oil and natural gas throughout the region. Latin American national oil companies face major financial challenges. With presidential elections around the corner in the United States, the future of US energy diplomacy in the region is unclear. Yet there are also many new opportunities in this disrupted environment. Newer technologies like battery storage are advancing and will support the growth of variable renewable energy as electricity demand recovers. Oil companies are revising their investment strategies to focus on the most profitable assets. In this context, the Fourth Annual Latin America Energy Conference will convene energy company executives, US and Latin American government officials, and international and nongovernmental organizations to discuss the most pressing energy policy issues in the hemisphere.

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Agenda

9:00am – 9:05am

 

Opening Remarks

 

 

 

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

 

9:05am – 10:00am

 

What’s Next for Latin American National Oil Companies?

 

    Panelists           

Alejandra León, Director, Latin America Upstream, IHS Markit

 

     

Jeremy Martin, Vice President, Energy & Sustainability, Institute of the Americas

 

     

Sylvie D’Apote, Founder and Managing Partner, Prysma E&T Consultores Associados (Brazil)

 

    Moderator       

Nate Graham, Program Associate, Energy, Climate Change & Extractive Industries, Inter-American Dialogue

 

10:00am – 10:30am

 

Keynote Presentation

 

 

 

Diego Mesa, Minister of Mines and Energy, Colombia

 

10:30am – 12:00pm

 

Break

 

12:00pm – 1:00pm 

 

Energy Storage and the Future of Latin American Power Grids 

 

   

Panelists        

Rebecca Boll, Chief Product Officer, Fluence – A Siemens-AES Company

 

     

Mitalee Gupta, Senior Analyst, Energy Storage, Wood Mackenzie

 

     

Ariel Yépez, Energy Division Chief, Inter-American Development Bank

 

 

 

Moderator    

Sandra Chávez, Renewable Energy Consultant, The World Bank

 

1:00pm – 2:00pm

 

Break

 

2:00pm – 3:00pm 

 

Election 2020: The Next US Presidency and the impact for US-Latin America Energy Ties

 

    Panelists           

George David Banks, Former Special Assistant to President Trump, International Energy & Environment

 

     

David Goldwyn, Former Special Envoy and Coordinator for International Energy Affairs (2009-2011), US Department of State

 

    Moderator     

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

 

3:00pm – 3:30pm

 

Keynote Presentation

 

 

 

Francis R. Fannon, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Energy Resources, US Department of State

 

Event Sponsors

Energy & Resources Committee Members       


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