Seventh Annual Latin America Energy Conference – Shaping a New Era of Energy Systems


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In 2023, Latin America’s energy landscape continued to grow in complexity. Governments across the region showed increased interest in diversifying energy sources, which included investments in bioenergy projects, and non-conventional renewable sources. While these trends deepened, countries like Brazil and Guyana continue to invest in fossil fuel exploration and production, bolstering their presence in the global oil market. The Seventh Latin America Energy Conference will explore how the region can use tools like energy diplomacy, strategic investments, regulation, and technology and information to reconcile the need to urgently transition to low carbon economies with their use of natural resources to trigger sustainable development. The conference will convene energy company executives, US and Latin American government officials, and international and nongovernmental organizations to discuss the how the region will shape a new era of energy systems.

This event will be held in person, with an online livestream, at the Inter-American Dialogue from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM EDT. 

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9:25 AM – 9:30 AM


Opening Remarks

Rebecca Bill Chavez, President and CEO, Inter-American Dialogue (@RebeccaBillChav)


9:30 AM – 10:00 AM


Keynote Remarks

Laura Lochman, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Energy Resources


10:05 AM – 10:55 AM


Panel 1: Predictions of Oil Production in LAC: Is There a Tipping point In Sight? 




Arthur Deakin, Director, Energy Practice, Americas Market Intelligence (@ArthurDeakin1)



Mark Langevin, Director, Energy Transition Research, Horizon Engage (@brazil_works)



Aditya Ravi, Senior Vice President, Upstream Research, Rystad Energy




Brian Butcher, Senior Advisor, International Government Affairs, Shell


11:00 AM – 11:55 AM


Panel 2: The IRA and LAC: One Year Later




Marino Auffant, America in the World Consortium Postdoctoral Fellow, Kissinger Center for Global Affairs, Johns Hopkins University (@mauffant)




Rebecca Brocato, Founder and Principal, Stony Run Advisory (@HRBrocato)




Lorena Montes de Oca, Policy Advisor, Latin America, Covington & Burling LLP (@lorena_montesdo)



Diego Rivera Rivota, Research Associate, Center on Global Energy Policy, Columbia University (@diegorivota)





William Alan Reinsch, Senior Adviser and Scholl Chair in International Business, Center for Strategic and International Studies


12:00 PM – 12:55 PM


Panel 3: Beyond Electrification: Decarbonizing LAC



Jamie Dorner, Senior Biofuels Analyst, S&P Global



Francisco Morandi, Vice President, Global Strategy and Investments, AES (@fjmorandi)



Lisa Viscidi, Senior Manager, Deloitte Consulting, & Non-Resident Senior Fellow, Inter-American Dialogue (@lviscidi)





Diep Nguyen-van Houtte, Senior Manager, Climate Business Department, International Finance Corporation


12:55 PM – 1:00 PM


Closing Remarks

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


Event Sponsor

Energy & Resources Committee Members




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