ONLINE EVENT: Elections Series – Illuminating Argentina’s Energy Future


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On November 19, Argentina will turn to the ballots to elect Sergio Massa or Javier Milei for president.

While the results of presidential primaries signaled a shift toward market-oriented policies, the November 19 elections will be pivotal to clarify expectations around energy policy. The next president, set to take office on December 10, will face challenges such as soaring inflation, severe drought, and depleted international reserves—all with a likely congressional minority. 

Whereas the leading candidates have pledged to boost commodity production and exports, their means for Argentina to achieve a major exporter status vary widely. Join us on November 21 as we gather experts and government officials to discuss the future of energy policy in the country. Participants will discuss policy proposals of the elected president on the mining and energy sectors and propose recommendations for the next government. They will delve into the obstacles and opportunities that the next president will encounter to increase the mining and energy sectors’ competitiveness while the country experiences an economic recession and adapts to the climate crisis.  

We invite participants to submit questions through the Q&A function in Zoom.

This event is part of the Inter-American Dialogue’s series on upcoming elections in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Follow the event using #IADElectionsSeries and #DialogueArgEnergy and through @Dialogue_Energy and @The_Dialogue

This event will be held in English and Spanish with simultaneous interpretation.



10:30 AM – 10:32 AM


Opening Remarks



Daniela Stevens, Program Director, Energy Transition & Climate, Inter-American Dialogue

10:32 AM – 11:00 AM


Keynote Speaker with Q&A




Alejandro Monteiro, Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, Neuquén, Argentina


11:0o AM – 12:00 PM


Panel Discussion with Q&A




Gabriel Blanco, Director, Renewable Energies and Technologies for Sustainable Development, National University of Central Buenos Aires




Juan Cruz Díaz, Managing Director, Cefeidas Group




Liliana Díaz, Senior Director, Climate and Biodiversity, APCO Worldwide 




Guillermo Díaz Cornejo, Director General of the Environment, Municipality of Córdoba, Argentina (@GDCArgentina)




Daniela Stevens, Program Director, Energy Transition and Climate, Inter-American Dialogue



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