Program /// Day 1
THURSDAY 19 NOVEMBER /// PANAMA
Program /// Day 2
FRIDAY 20 NOVEMBER

08:15 | Registration & Coffee

09:15 | Welcome & Opening remarks by Chairman

SESSION 1 - FROM MW’s TO GW’s OF SOLAR

09:30 | The rise of the Central American Solar market
> Global context and regional overview
> Technology status update
> Overview of demand, policies, incentives and rates per country and segment
> Forecasts for the prices of electricity per country and segment
> Eye on the future: risks & opportunities

The most complete and detailed overview of the region that you can get!

10:05 | Drill down on Panama (Panel discussion)
> Looking back at the solar auction
> The impact of spot market dynamics on solar project development
> Opportunities in the residential and commercial segment
> Future solar perspective and potential

MOHIT ANAND
SENIOR ANALYST /// GTM RESEARCH
SALVADOR ESCOBEDO
FOUNDER - SOLAM GROUP
FERNANDO DÍAZ
DIRECTOR ELECTRICITY /// SECRETARÍA NACIONAL DE ENERGÍA

GUSTAVO ADOLFO BERNAL GONZÁLEZ
SUB GERENTE GENERAL /// ETESA
JUAN CARLOS NAVARRO Q
DIRECTOR EJECUTIVO CEO /// NSOLAR
 

10:45 | Networking break
> Match-making Facilities: one-to-ones with selection of invited potential end-consumers

11:25 | Expected electricity market dynamics in the region and the impact on solar

> Overview of the current electricity industry landscape in Central America & Colombia
> Gas supply evolution in Central America and its role as a game changer for the electric sector in the region
> Analysis on a “post-Bolivarian” Venezuela and its impact on energy baskets in Central America
> What will the role of solar likely be given these dynamics?

JOHN PADILLA
MANAGING DIRECTOR - IPD
SESSION 2 - DISTRIBUTED GENERATION SEGMENT
MARCO MONROY
PRESIDENT & CEO /// MGM INNOVA

11:50 | Overcoming the challenges ofclosing a private PPA
> Relevant business cases
> Key-factors in setting up a financeable PPA
> Complications with PPA’s in the region
> Experiences with the end consumer

 

12:15 | The distributed generation segment: realizing hundreds of MW’s before 2020 (Panel)
> Price dynamics and market segmentation
> Growing appetite of regional banks
> The role of private investors
> Innovative financing methods: leasing, crowdfunding and more
> Best practices

DANIEL HIGUERAS
CO-FOUNDER & CEO /// SMARTSOLAR
IGNACIO FERNÁNDEZ STEARNS
ASSOCIATE INVESTMENT OFFICER /// IDB
 
DIDIMO VERGARA
ASS. GENERAL MANAGER /// PANASONIC
LUIS E. PAUL
PARTNER & CEO /// OTEPI GROUP
 

12:50 | Networking Lunch with:
Match-making Facilities: one-to-ones with selection of invited potential end-consumers and investors

SESSION 3 - THE UTILITY SCALE SEGMENT
ALBERTO RABANAL
CEO /// ECOSOLAR

14:10 | The success story: connecting to the spot market
> Dealing with risk and price dynamics
> Factors of success and failure
> Achieving the lowest LCOE
> Where are the opportunities in the region?

14:30 | Making solar bankable in the utility scale segment (Panel)
> The transition: large subsidizedprojects to smaller non-subsidized projects
> Corporate finance vs. Project finance
> Innovative financing methods: yieldco’s and more
> Best practices

PAUL CENTENO-LAPPAS
REGIONAL HEAD /// PROPARCO
CARLOS ESQUIVEL
DIRECTOR ENERGY DIVISION /// GRUPO ONYX
HERNÁN DEL CASTILLO FERNANDÉZ
STRUCTURED FINANCE MANAGER - BANCO INTERNACIONAL DE COSTA RICA
MARCO MONROY
PRESIDENT & CEO /// MGM INNOVA

15:15 | Networking break
Match-making Facilities: one-to-ones with selection of invited potential end-consumers and investors

SESSION 4 - DEVELOPMENTS WITH IMPACT

16:00 | Battery Storage: Unlocking the Disruptive Market Potential
> Technology status update
> Regulation for battery storage across Central America & Colombi
> Different scenarios and related profitability of storage
> Experiences with battery storage projects so far

ANDRES CABRERA PALACIO
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER /// AES PANAMA

16:30 | Drill down on El Salvador (Panel discussion)
> Market status update: new auction announced
> Update on legislation; the introduction of net metering, tax breaks and other incentives
> Evaluating El Salvador’s solar auctions
> Lessons to learn from the flourishing commercial segment
> The role of municipalities in driving the solar sector

MANUEL BALET
CEO & FOUNDER /// ENERLAND GROUP
SERGIO ARENAS
ASSISTANT GENERAL MANAGER REG. SALES CA & CAR. /// PANASONIC
ALEJANDRO BELLAS
COMMERCIAL MANAGER /// ADVANCED ENERGY, S.A. DE C.V.

17:00 | Catalysts for solar growth in 2016
> How will global solar industry developments impact the cost of solar energy?
> Demand forecasts for the global solar industry
> Outlook for cost reduction in the solar value chain
> Key developments and its impact on Central America & Colombia
> Grid Parity, Oil price fluctuations and Energy Storage

VISHAL SHAH
MANAGING DIRECTOR /// DEUTSCHE BANK

17:30 | Networking Drink
Matchmaking Facilities: one-to-ones with selection of invited potential end-consumers and investors

19:00 | Business Networking Dinner
(optional for registered participants)

 
Program /// Day 1
THURSDAY 19 NOVEMBER
Program /// Day 2
FRIDAY 20 NOVEMBER