Third Annual Latin America Energy Conference: Assessing the Investment Outlook

Latin America has abundant energy resources. In Brazil, the “Transfer of Rights” auction alone will open up billions of barrels of reserves for oil exploration. In Colombia, the government proposed a royalties reform that could improve local community buy-in for energy projects. And clean energy auctions have led to increased capacity for wind and solar projects, particularly in Brazil, Mexico, Chile and Argentina. But policies in many countries also pose challenges to investment. Mexico’s decision to renegotiate a natural gas pipeline contract alarmed investors. Argentina’s upcoming presidential election increases uncertainty for energy investments. Meanwhile, Venezuelan oil production is plummeting amid US sanctions, though PDVSA’s US subsidiary CITGO, run by the Juan Guaidó government, has succeeded in sourcing crude from other countries.

What is the outlook for energy supply, demand and trade in Latin America? The Third Annual Latin America Energy Conference will gather policymakers from the US and Latin America, industry players and energy experts to discuss the region’s key energy policy issues.

The conference is by invitation only and on the record.

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9:00am – 9:15am

 

Opening Remarks

 

 

 

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

 

9:15am – 9:45am            

 

Keynote Address

 

 

 

Luisa Palacios, Chairwoman, CITGO

 

9:45am – 10:45am

 

Panel 1: Upstream Challenges and Opportunities

 

    Moderator       

Jason Fargo, Latin America Team Leader, Energy Intelligence

 

    Panelists           

Roseanne Franco, Former Director, Head of Oil & Gas Risk, Verisk Maplecroft

 

     

Risa Grais-Targow, Director, Latin America, Eurasia Group

 

     

Juan Carlos Echeverry, Founding Partner, Econcept; Former President, Ecopetrol

 

10:45am – 11:15am

 

Coffee Break

 

11:15am – 12:15pm           

 

Panel 2: Power Sector and Renewable Energy

 

   

Moderator      

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

 

   

Panelists        

Leonardo Moreno, Senior Vice President, AES

 

     

Silvia Martinez Romero, Senior Energy Specialist, The World Bank

 

     

Hector Castro Vizcarra, Non Resident Senior Fellow, Energy, Climate Change & Extractive Industries, Inter-American Dialogue; Former Minister for Energy Affairs, Embassy of Mexico to the United States 

 

     

Tirso Selman, Senior Director of Business Development and Sales, APR Energy

 

12:15pm – 12:45pm 

 

Lunch

 

 

12:45pm – 1:45pm 

         

 

Panel 3: Natural Gas and LNG

 

    Moderator     

Jane Nakano, Senior Fellow, Energy and National Security, CSIS

 

    Panelists           

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

 

     

Antero Alvarado, Partner and Regional Director, Gasenergy

 

     

David Goldwyn, President, Goldwyn Global Strategies

 

     

Matt Zais, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for International Affairs, US Department of Energy

 

1:45pm – 2:00pm

 

Closing Remarks

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