Trade Mission Programme

MONDAY 16 NOVEMBER /// DAY 1 /// COLOMBIA
AFTERNOON + EVENING /// WELCOME AND INTRODUCTION TO SOLAR PV IN COLOMBIA

15h30 | Welcome and kick-off networking drink at hotel lobby bar


17h00 | Workshop: Introduction to Colombia

  • Opening and introduction round of participants
  • Introduction to doing business in Colombia
  • Introduction on the energy sector and the regulatory framework of Colombia
    John Padilla /// Managing Director - IPD
     
  • Introduction on Solar PV in Colombia:
    • Market status
    • Opportunities of today and tomorrow per segment
    • Project development experiences
      Marc Tremel /// General Manager - Colombinvest SAS
  • Plenary discussion on the solar potential of Colombia
    Jose Arturo Quíros Boada /// Executive President - Cámara Colombiana de la Energía
    Andrew Savage /// CSO - AllEarth Renewables

 


JOHN PADILLA
MANAGING DIRECTOR - IPD
MARC TREMEL
GENERAL MANAGER - COLOMBINVEST
ANDREW SAVAGE
CSO /// ALLEARTH RENEWABLES
JOSE ARTURO QUÍROS BOADA
EXECUTIVE PRESIDENT - CC ENERGIA

19h30 | Joint Networking Dinner with Trade Mission delegation, invited local stakeholders and VIP guests


TUESDAY 17 NOVEMBER /// DAY 2 /// COLOMBIA
MORNING /// COMBINED MEETING WITH COLOMBIA’S GOVERNMENT, REGULATOR AND LEADING UTILITY

Four different institutional perspectives

08h40 | Welcome and opening address

09h00 | The energy ministry
Rogerio Ramirez /// Director of Energy - Ministerio de Minas y Energía

09h30 | The regulatory commission
Jorge Pinto /// Director - CREG

10h00 | The energy planning authority  
Jorge Alberto Valencia Marin /// Director - UPME

10h30 | Coffee break

10h50 | The energy planning authority for non-interconnected zones
Gerardo de Jesús Cañas Jiménez /// General Director - IPSE

11h20 | Plenary discussion with the leading energy utility
Pedro Alejandro Eusse Bernal /// Business Development - EPM
Senior representative /// Codensa

11h50 | Plenary discussion and 1-on-1 networking


REPRESENTATIVE
MINISTERIO DE MINAS Y ENERGÍA
REPRESENTATIVE
CREG
JORGE ALBERTO VALENCIA MARIN
DIRECTOR - UPME
GERARDO DE JESÚS CAÑAS JIMÉNEZ
GENERAL DIRECTOR /// IPSE
PEDRO ALEJANDRO EUSSE BERNAL
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT /// EPM
SENIOR REPRESENTATIVE
CODENSA

12h30 | Joint Networking Lunch

AFTERNOON /// WORKSHOP: PROJECT DEVELOPMENT AND FINANCING IN COLOMBIA
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With invited local solar companies, end-consumers, bankers and investors.
This session is organized in cooperation with Brigard & Urrutia and will be hosted at their offices.

14h00 | Opening by host
Claudia Navarro /// Director - Brigard & Urrutia

14h20 | Overview of the Colombian financial sector and available financing streams
Doris Arevalo Ordoñez /// Business Intelligence - Bancoldex

14h40 | Local Bank Perspective on financing solar in Colombia
Yann Groeger /// General Manager - Prodcredit Bank

15h00 | Lawyer’s perspective on Colombia’s regulatory framework for solar
Claudia Navarro /// Director - Brigard & Urrutia

15h20 | Coffee break

15h50 | Development Bank Perspective
Elee Muslin /// Fund Advisor C2F - IDB

16h15 | Project developer’s perspective: the successful business-case
Martin Andres Garcia Perciante /// Managing Director - GreenYellow
 

16h40 | Panel discussion on project development + financing opportunities and challenges
Daniel Higueras /// Co-Founder & CEO - Smartsolar
Marco Paez /// Sales Manager - Panasonic
Franco A. Piza Rondon /// Sustainability Area - Bancolombia Group

Carlos Urueta /// General Manager Andes - Iwana Energy


DORIS AREVALO ORDOÑEZ
BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE /// BANCOLDEX
YANN GROEGER
GENERAL MANAGER - PROCREDIT BANK
PATRICK DOYLE
ENERGY & CLIMATE OFFICER /// IBD
CLAUDIA NAVARRO
ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR - BRIGARD & URRUTIA
DANIEL HIGUERAS
CO-FOUNDER & CEO /// SMARTSOLAR
MARCOS PAEZ
SALES MANAGER /// PANASONIC
FRANCO A. PIZA RONDON
SUSTAINABILITY AREA /// BANCOLOMBIA GROUP
MARTIN ANDRES GARCIA PERCIANTE
MANAGING DIRECTOR /// GREENYELLOW COLOMBIA
CARLOS URUETA
GENERAL MANAGER - ANDES /// IWANA

17h20 | Closing networking drink - Sponsored by SMA

 

18h45 | Departure to Colombian night

EVENING /// COLOMBIAN NIGHT

20h00 | Colombia’ flavoured dinner and drinks, networking with a local touch


WEDNESDAY 18 NOVEMBER /// DAY 3 /// PANAMA
MORNING /// TRAVEL FROM BOGOTA TO PANAMA CITY

08h30 | Flight from Bogota (BOG) to Panama City (PTY)

11h30 | Approximate arrival at hotel in Panama City

11h30 - 14h30 | Free time until next meeting: catch up with email or organize private meetings. 

AFTERNOON /// COMBINED MEETING WITH PANAMA’S GOVERNMENT AND ENERGY UTILITY

14h30 | Updated Government’s perspective: the potential of Solar in Panama
Fernando Díaz /// Director Electricity - Secretaría Nacional de Energía

15h00 | The utility: Reviewing Panama’s solar tender, and the next step
Gustavo Adolfo Bernal González /// Sub Gerente General - ETESA

15h30 | The regulator: update on legislation for solar projects
Ing. Moisés Cano /// Head Of Wholesale Electricity Division - ASEP

16h00 | Plenary discussion and 1-on-1 networking


FERNANDO DÍAZ
DIRECTOR ELECTRICITY /// SECRETARÍA NACIONAL DE ENERGÍA

GUSTAVO ADOLFO BERNAL GONZÁLEZ
SUB GERENTE GENERAL /// ETESA
ING. MOISÉS CANO
HEAD OF WHOLESALE ELECTRICITY DIV. /// ASEP
AFTERNOON /// WORKSHOP: FINANCING SOLAR IN CENTRAL AMERICA

16h30 | Financing opportunities and challenges per country
 Hernán del Castillo Ferandéz /// Structured Finance Manager - BICSA

16h55 | Development bank’ perspective
Patrick Doyle /// Energy & Climate Officer - IDB

17h20 | Investors’ perspective
Johana Trujillo /// Project Finance and the Technical Due Diligence Process - Mott MacDonald

17h45 | Panel discussion on (the potential of) new innovative financing methods


HERNÁN DEL CASTILLO FERNANDÉZ
STRUCTURED FINANCE MANAGER - BANCO INTERNACIONAL DE COSTA RICA
PATRICK DOYLE
ENERGY & CLIMATE OFFICER /// IBD
JOHANA TRUJILLO
PROJECT FINANCE & TECH DUE DILLIGENCE PROCESS /// MOTT MACDONALD

18h30 | Networking drink

EVENING /// PRE-CONFERENCE NETWORKING DINNER

19h30 | Pre-conference networking dinner
With: trade mission delegation, conference speakers, invited regional solar companies, sponsors and other local stakeholders


THURSDAY 19 NOVEMBER /// DAY 4 /// PANAMA
CONFERENCE /// DAY 1

The two-day conference and exhibition, El Futuro Solar Centroamérica y Colombia, will bring together over 150 delegates of which the majority is regional.

 Link to conference programme day 1


FRIDAY 20 NOVEMBER /// DAY 5 /// PANAMA
CONFERENCE /// DAY 2

The two-day conference and exhibition, El Futuro Solar Centroamérica y Colombia, will bring together over 150 delegates of which the majority is regional.

 Link to conference programme day 2