South America Assembly

 

24- 25 March 2021 | Miami

The only CEO-driven platform to compare energy investment opportunities in the region

South America Assembly

The 8th edition of the South America Assembly brought together the largest pool of international energy investors, local players and government representativies in Buenos Aires, Argentina this September. The Assemblt is consistently the most senior gathering for energy executives from Argentina, Chile, Bolivia, Uruguay and Paraguay to network, form partnerships and close deals. 2019 participants heard off-record industry news, honest opinions and opportunities from a cross-section of upstream, midstream, power and renewables sectors. It truely was a meeting of the entire energy value chain. Deals were made and the future of the Southern Cone Energy Industry was debated.

Thank you to all of our speakers, sponsors and participants for joining us in Buenos Aires between 10 – 11 September 2019.

Senior Executives

Expert Speakers

Organizations

Hours of Networking

Top Profiles

  • Oil & Gas Companies 25% 25%
  • Investors & Financiers 20% 20%
  • Offtakers 6% 6%

2019 Speakers

Adrián Stofella

Adrián Stofella

Responsable Transacciones Económicas, CAMMESA

Alberto Fernandez

Alberto Fernandez

President & Regional Director - Energy Business, Wartsila Argentina

Alejandro Rio

Alejandro Rio

Partner – Infrastructure Investments, Southern Cross Group

Alvaro Bourio

Alvaro Bourio

Managing Director & Partner, Boston Consulting Group

Andrés Chambouleyron

Andrés Chambouleyron

President, ENRE

Arianna Spinelli

Arianna Spinelli

Director of Hydrocarbons, Ministerio de Industria, Energía y Minería de la República Oriental del Uruguay

Carlos Alberto	Maria Casares

Carlos Alberto Maria Casares

Secretary of Energy, Subsecretario de Hidrocarburos y Combustibles

Daniel Hanna

Daniel Hanna

Corporate Finance Manager, Pampa Energía

Daniel Ridelener

Daniel Ridelener

Chief Executive Officer, Transpotadora de Gas del Norte (TGN)

Diego Garzon Duarte

Diego Garzon Duarte

CEO, Oilstone Energia

Elizabeth Titus

Elizabeth Titus

Partner, Hogan Lovells

Emmanuel Pujol

Emmanuel Pujol

Regional Director, South America, Neoen

Enrique Cadena

Enrique Cadena

Finance Director, Financiera de Desarrollo Nacional (FDN)

Esteban Arroyave

Esteban Arroyave

New Business Development Manager, Celsia

Francisco	Preusche

Francisco Preusche

Gerente de Proyectos de Energía y Minería, BICE

Gabriel Vendrell

Gabriel Vendrell

Director of Energy Resources, Aluar

Gabriela Aguilar

Gabriela Aguilar

Vice President – South America Excelerate Energy

Gustavo Albrecht

Gustavo Albrecht

CEO, ROCH SA

Gustavo Anbinder

Gustavo Anbinder

Business Development Manager, Genneia

Gustavo Nieponice

Gustavo Nieponice

Senior Partner and Managing Director, Boston Consulting Group (BCG)

Gustavo Scarini

Gustavo Scarini

Gerente de Comercialización Energías Renovables, PCR

Hernan Carbonell

Hernan Carbonell

Account Manager, Halliburton

Hugo Gustavo	Pelliza

Hugo Gustavo Pelliza

Caribbean Offshore Exploration Manager, Ecopetrol

Ignacio Romero

Ignacio Romero

Director of Distributed Generation, Undersecretary of Renewable Energies and Energy Efficiency of the Nation

Javier Vallesi

Javier Vallesi

Chief Operating Officer, Phoenix Global Resources

Jimena Blanco

Jimena Blanco

Research Director, Head of Americas, Verisk Maplecroft

Jorge Dimopulos

Jorge Dimopulos

Director – Business Development, Tecpetrol

Jorge Farfán

Jorge Farfán

Regional Investment Director – LatAm,, Bamboo Capital Partners

José	Rodas

José Rodas

Gerente de Activo, Petroamazonas EP

Juan	Bosch

Juan Bosch

President, SAESA

Juan Pablo Freijo

Juan Pablo Freijo

Director New BD Compañía General de Combustibles

Juan-Carlos Bermeo

Juan-Carlos Bermeo

Vice Minister of Hydrocarbons, Ecuador

Julián Donadon

Julián Donadon

Gerente de Energía, AySA

Luis Alberto Sánchez

Luis Alberto Sánchez

Minister of Hydrocarbons Ministry of Hydrocarbons, Bolivia

Manuel Aguirre

Manuel Aguirre

CEO, Aleph Midstream

Marco Lavagna

Marco Lavagna

National Deputy, Consenso Federal

Marco Monroy

Marco Monroy

Founder & CEO, MGM Innova Capital

Marcos Browne

Marcos Browne

Vice Presidente Ejecutivo Gas & Electricidad, YPF

Marcos Pourteau

Marcos Pourteau

Partner, Energy Consilium

Marta Jara

Marta Jara

Former President, ANCAP

Martin Duhart

Martin Duhart

Principal Investment Officer, IDB

Martin Mandarano

Martin Mandarano

CEO, YPF Luz

Martin Parodi

Martin Parodi

Managing Director, Total Eren

Matt Oehler

Matt Oehler

Business Development Manager - International, PropX

Mauricio Roitman

Mauricio Roitman

Presidente, ENARGAS

Mauro Soares

Mauro Soares

Managing Director, EOS Energia

Nicola Melchiotti

Nicola Melchiotti

Country Manager, Enel Green Power

Nicolas Quintana

Nicolas Quintana

Director de Energía Argentina Investment & Trade Promotion Agency

Pablo Alliani

Pablo Alliani

Senior Partner, Energy, Alliani & Bruzzon Abogados

Rodolfo Freyre

Rodolfo Freyre

Vice President of Gas, Energy and Business Development, Pan American Energy

Ruben Vazquez

Ruben Vazquez

Director of Renewable Energy, Central Puerto SA

Rudi Roca

Rudi Roca

Senior Partner, Columbus Zuma

Tim Pimmel

Tim Pimmel

Chief Commercial Officer, Aleph Midstream

Tomas Darmandrail

Tomas Darmandrail

Director of Infrastructure, BICE

Tu Shuiping

Tu Shuiping

President - Argentina, PowerChina

Vladimir Ilyanin

Vladimir Ilyanin

Deputy Branch Director for Business Development Gazprom International

2019 Agenda at a Glance

Day One: Tuesday, September 10

08:00 am Registration & Networking Coffee

08:50 am Opening Remarks from the Energy Council

09:00 am Ministerial Panel: Expectations, Reality and Possibilities How will the Ministry’s priorities swing if the administration in Argentina changes? What are the expectations of the private sector? Government’s plans to stabilize the currency

09:45 am Keynote: Digital Transformation Trends Across the Energy Sectors

10:15 am Morning Networking & Coffee Break sponsored bycgc

 Conventional Upstream

11:00 am Vaca Muerta: Social License as the Key Tol to Mitigate Above Ground Risk and Maximise Reserve Potential

11:15 am Austral Basin and Conventional Opportunities in Argentina & Chile Progress with conventional resources in Argentina over the last 12 months.  Chile’s mature fields – who are the players? Technical and operational support required to speed-up conventional development

11:55 am Servicing Upstream: What Services & Technologies are needed most by Argentina’s E&P sector to help drive down costs? Improving supply chain logisticsThe importance for international companies to form partnerships with local companies

12:25 pm Networking Lunch Break

 Power and Renewables

1:45 pm RenovAr 4 vs MATER: lessons learnt from previous auctions. Financing utility-scale projects and developing a grid to support capacity.  Growing popularity for MATER projects? Are they a feasible and sustainable alternative?

2:30 pm Private PPAs: What is the appetite from Industrial Users to enter into private PPAs? What does it take to execute a successful private PPA? Negotiating long-term contracts – how can large industrial users mitigate the risk? What conditions need to be met to in order to obtain financing?

3:15 pm Afternoon Networking & Coffee Break sponsored by cgc
3:45 pm Grid Expansion Plans in Argentina & Chile: PPPs, JVs, & Other Financing Mechanisms PPP updates: outcomes of previous projects; the effect of the private sector; what’s next? Enhancing and optimizing assets through grid expansion.  Reducing bottlenecks and increasing regional interconnectivity

Financing and Investment

4:30 pm Investment Opportunities Across O&G and Energy in the Southern Cone: Mobilising foreign funds Mobilizing foreign funds. What opportunities are attractive to private equity? Refinancing existing assets to raise capital and develop new assets

5:15 pm Drinks Reception & Private Dinners

Day Two: Wednesday, September 11

08:00 am Registration & Networking Coffee

09:00 am Energy Transition Panel: Integrated energy companies and their diversification into energy projects. De-carbonization of the electricity matrix; achieving a cleaner energy future.  Co-generation as a means of diversifying the energy matrix. How can Oil & Gas and Renewables companies support each other’s growth, diversification and sustainability?

Midstream

09:50 am Regulatory Frameworks for Successful Gas Markets: Determining domestic supply obligation. Establishing a regulatory framework that provides fiscal and permit stability for finance and investmentWhat regulation of gas pipelines is required to support the development of the whole market?  Regional integration: Argentina, Chile, Bolivia, Uruguay – balancing supply and demand

10:50 am Morning Networking & Coffee Break
sponsored by
cgc

 

 

11:20 am Innovative Solutions to Monetizing Argentine Gas – LNG, Storage, and CNGVaca Muerta: demonstrating ways that Argentina producers can maximize the sales of their gas; How can Argentine gas compete internationally, in particular with the US?  Forming JVs & partnerships to meet capex requirements for projectsExporting LNG from Chile vs Argentina

Vaca Muerta and Offshore

12:10 pm Development & Operational Updates from Vaca Muerta: the latest project news and schedules. Maximising resource potential: increasing infrastructure; improving access; developing an efficient supply chain; driving competitive costs and exploration to-dateThe importance of local companies: partnerships & JV opportunities. Entry strategies: farm-ins & licensing roundsDeveloping a long-term export market to support sustainable production

1:00 pm Networking Lunch Break and end of Conference

Success Stories

“Thanks for arranging a terrific event. As with all Oil Council events, my team and I found the South America Assembly to be a great way both to hear from industry leaders on latest market trends and developments, as well as to do some very effective networking with players from around the region. I always find this to be one of the most effective venues for us to see clients and partners.”

Lance Crist

Global Head- Oil & Gas, IFC

“Thank you to the Oil & Gas Council team for your incredible work and world-class organization at this event. I truly appreciate your coordination and support for arranging my personal meetings and assisting me when required. I was surprised that the day after the conference was finished I had available to download the event show guide, presentation slides, key event documents and photos. Impeccable work. Thank you again. I will definitely recommend that my colleagues participate at your next event. Looking forward to seeing you again.”

 

Dr Jorge Vallmitjana

President, Vallmitjana & Company Consulting Services

“Once again, many thanks for inviting me to the event. It was very useful, and I had a great time. I don’t have many benchmarks on similar events, but I can assure you that anyone can tell that it was top-notch,  great speakers, ample Power & Energy and Financial Sponsors network, excellent location and very nice food. Hope to see you next year!'”

 

Ernesto de Bary

Managing Partner, Patagonia Capital Partners

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