7 November 2017 - 8 November 2017 at Buenos Aires, Argentina

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The defining series of events for the global oil and gas, finance and investment communities comes to South America

   

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The 2017 South America Assembly agenda is in research, please contact Alexandra for speaking opportunities or more information

2016 South America Assembly
November 29-30th
Buenos Aires, Argentina 

09:00-09:05 Welcome Address by Alexandra Ashikhmina, VP, Americas, Oil & Gas Council


COUNTRY FOCUS: ARGENTINA

09:05-09:50AM GOVERNMENT PERSPECTIVE: ARGENTINA'S SHORT, MEDIUM AND LONG-TERM ENERGY PLAN

Ministry of Hydrocarbons’ vision. New specific regulatory changes to attract investment. How does Argentina plan to replace LNG with domestic gas? Vision vs reality of the energy mix and investment required into different sectors: nuclear, renewables, upstream, midstream. How are regulatory frameworks being adapted to sustain activity in the current price environment and decrease reliance on imports? What help can the governments provide to small and mid-cap players? To what extent renewables compete with oil and gas? The future of oil and gas pricing in Argentina. How can Argentina help create a “common market” in Latin America?

Moderator: José Luis Vittor, Partner, Global Co-Head O&G, Hogan Lovells
Javier Montero
, Minister of Environment and Production, De La Provincia Del Salta
Omar Gutiérrez
, Governor, Gobierno De La Provincia Del Neuquén 

09:50-10.40PM: OPPORTUNITIES IN TIGHT GAS/OIL & CONVENTIONAL

Comparing tight oil/gas development to unconventional E&P: technical and development costs, infrastructure, logistical challenges, economics (near-term and long-term). Who is who in the tight space.

Moderator: Arturo Vilas, Managing Director I-Banking Latin America, AltaCorp Capital
Diego Garzon Duarte, CEO, Oilstone Energia
Nicolás Mallo Huergo, Chairman, Andes Energia
Richard Spies
, Chief Executive Officer,
Pan American Energy
Paul Zecchi
, Chairman and CEO, 
Central Resources

10:40-11:10AM: Networking coffee break

11.10-12.10PM: COLOMBIA PANEL: WHAT ARE THE OPPORTUNITIES IN 2017?

“Ronda Campos 2016” results. Lessons learnt so far. What are the next steps? Results of ANH and Ecopetrol’s developments since the beginning of the year. Bid rounds update and foreign investment outlook. How will Colombia compete with the neighboring countries for investment and talent? Who are the new players in the country?

Moderator: Moncef Attia, Managing Director - Scotia Waterous, Scotiabank
Juan Manuel Rojas, New Venture Manager, Ecopetrol 
James Park, CEO, GeoPark
Thomas Lutz, President, Canacol Energy Colombia
Glen Mah, VP – BD, Gran Tierra Energy

12:10-1:30PM: Networking Lunch

ARGENTINA: UNCONVENTIONAL SESSION
Sponsored by:

1:30-1:55 KEYNOTE: YPF UPDATE ON VACA MUERTA

Pablo Bizzotto, Unconventional O&G Executive Director, YPF

1:55-3.00PM: UNCONVENTIONAL SHALE DEVELOPMENT: VACA MUERTA PROGESS

Breaking down how to make unconventional plays profitable in volatile market. Comparing cost and investment into tight vs shale plays. Breakeven prices at Vaca Muerta. New partnerships to achieve higher ROI – success stories. Cost reductions already achieved in Vaca Muerta – recipe for success and the next steps. 

Moderator: Lowy Gunnewiek, President & CEO, Sproule 
Jean-Marc Hosanski, Director General, TOTAL Austral

Pablo Bizzotto
, Unconventional O&G Executive Director, YPF
Gustavo Albrecht
, Director General, Wintershall Energia
Javier Gutierrez, Corporate Director - Global Operations, Tecpetrol
Marcelo Landa, President, Emerson Argentina


3:00-3:30PM: Networking Coffee Break

COUNTRY FOCUS: BRAZIL

3:30-3:45PM: KEYNOTE PRESENTATION - PETRORIO:  SUCCESFUL TURN-AROUND & GROWTH STRATEGY FOR THE FUTURE

Renato Jerusalmi, Head of Finance and Investor Relations, PetroRio SA 
 

3.45-4.20PM: BRAZIL PANEL: UNCLEAR FUTURE OR A NEW BEGINNING

The impact of the pre-salt E&P legislative changes. When will Petrobras change its level of involvement in PSCs. The revival of Petrobras – what are the next steps? What changes within Petrobras should the industry expect? What does the government do to attract foreign investment? What changes will bring the best companies in? Expectations from partnership with Bolivia.

Moderator: André Olinto do Valle Silva, Managing Director, Accenture
Luis Antonio Menezes da Silva
, Partner – Oil & Gas, Felsberg Advogados
Andrew Morrison,
Global Business Development, Statoil 
Michael Stewart, Managing Director, Azilat Petroleum 
Renato Jerusalmi
, Head of Finance and Investor Relations, PetroRio SA 

COUNTRY FOCUS: ECUADOR, TRINIDAD, URUGUAY, PARAGUAY, PERU, CHILE & GUYANA

4:20-5.00PM: ECONOMICAL NEW FRONTIERS

Ecuador, Trinidad, Uruguay, Peru, Chile and Guyana

Which offshore fields are economical at the current price and why? Update on political stability and economical risks. What can these regimes learn from one another? What is the upstream potential and how to cost-effectively exploit it? What risks are the most apparent in these countries? How are they evaluated?

Moderator: Gustavo Nieponice, Managing Director & Leader - Southern Cone Energy Practice, Boston Consulting Group
Peter Levine,
Executive Chairman & CEO, President Energy
Stephane Vignet
, President, Latin America, Schlumberger 
Richard Spies
, Chief Executive Officer,
Pan American Energy

INVESTMENT FOCUS 

5:00-5:30PM: INVESTORS’ CHANGING CRITERIA ACROSS SOUTH AMERICA’S ENERGY SECTOR

What global trends affect foreign investors in 2016 and how? How did portfolio focus shift since the start of the year (hydrocarbons vs renewables vs midstream)? Status of Asian investment appetite. Is the private equity investment pool really drying up? Who are the new investors?  How to evaluate political risks in the region? 

Moderator: Carlos Garibaldi, Managing Director - Resources & Energy, Latin America, HSBC
Erik Bethel
, Managing Director, Interval Ventures 
Germán Cueva, Managing Director, Riverstone Holdings LLP
David Tawil
, President, Maglan Capital 

== 5:30-8:00PM: DRINKS RECEPTION and Canapes Served  ==

*Agenda continues on November 30th, please look at Day 2 for more information

 

South America Assembly | 29-30 November 
Buenos Aires, Argentina 

08:00-09:30AM: Coffee and Networking

09:30-09:45AM: KEYNOTE ADDRESS: LONG-TERM STRATEGY ACROSS THE FULL ENERGY VALUE CHAIN

SOUTH AMERICAN POWER OUTLOOK: BREAKFAST BRIEFING

09:45-10:45AM: SOUTH AMERICA'S POWER, UTILITIES & RENEWABLE OUTLOOK

Breaking down power generating sources in South America vs government ambitions. Incentives driving investment in the countries’ power sectors. Power sector investment potential in Argentina and beyond. Comparing project potential and demand for power in different South American countries. Opinions of service providers on top challenges and opportunities in the region. Government vision for attracting $20bn to generate a fifth of Argentina’s power from renewable energy sources by 2025. Is it realistic? Success stories from Uruguay and Chile. Who are top investors in the sector and why? Projects update.

Moderator: Mariana Ardizzone, Managing Partner, Ardizzone Abogados
Walter Lanosa
, CEO, GENNEIA S.A 
Ruben Turienzo, Commercial Director, PAMPA ENERGIA
Pascal Boudreau
, Chief technology Officer, Moser Energy Systems
Gaetano Salierno, ‎CFO, Enel Argentina
Martin Genesio, President, AES Corporation 

10:45 -11:15AM Networking coffee break

11:15-12:00PM: LNG & PIPELINE INITIATIVE ACROSS LATIN AMERICA

Understanding the dynamics of import/export gas routes of Latin America. LNG vs pipeline gas. Pipeline projects in Latin America: capacity, expansion plans, supply/demand and buyers. LNG’s market in general is in stagnation mode – how likely is it to change soon? What will be the drivers? How to secure investment for LNG facilities in the current climate? 

Moderator:Sam Sherman, ‎Executive Director & Group Head - Latin America Project Finance, SMBC Americas
Mikhail Antonov, President Americas, Gazprom Marketing & Trading
Daniel Ridelener
, CEO, Transportadora de Gas del Norte (TGN)
Osvaldo Del Campo
, CEO, Galileo Technologies S.A


INVESTMENT FOCUS

12:00-12:40PM: ACCESS TO FINANCING ACROSS SOUTH AMERICA

How do leading regional banks view Argentina as an investment destination? Drawing conclusions from the financing success stories across the region. What financing limitations should we expect in the next 12 months? What is the biggest driver for financiers in the region?    

Moderador: Ricardo Beller, Partner - Energy & Natural Resources, Marval O'Farrell Mairal
Enrique Bernales
, Senior Vice President & Head - Oil & Gas, Banco Itau BBA 
Monica Rovers, Head- BD, Global Energy, Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX)
Olivier Mussat, Chief Investment Officer, International Finance Corporation

12:40-2:00PM Networking Lunch

2:00PM: End of Assembly, 1-2-1 meetings continue

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