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Project Finance & Capital Markets Latin America 2020 - Virtual Conference

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What is the status of infrastructure projects across Latin America? Are they honouring their PPA contracts? How have sponsors’ investment criteria (and priorities) changed with COVID-19?

Tue 20th Oct 2020, 14:30pm (Europe/London)

What is the status of infrastructure projects across Latin America? Are they honouring their PPA contracts? How have sponsors’ investment criteria (and priorities) changed with COVID-19?

  • Project delays vs. potential refinancing: What are investors’ biggest concerns when considering an investment post-pandemic?
  • Infrastructure vs. renewable energy vs. oil & gas, large vs. smaller project schemes: What are the commercial opportunities for sponsors scanning investments in Latin America?
  • Project bonds and private placements: How effectively can these instruments be used to fund different sizes or stages of projects?
  • How can projects be sold to institutional investors? Can projects without a rating attract sponsorship from institutional investors?

Moderator

Paolo Matoto

Paolo Matoto

Executive Director, Private Placement Group

CIBC

Paolo Matoto

Paolo Matoto

Executive Director, Private Placement Group at CIBC

Paolo Matoto joined CIBC Capital Markets in 2018. He is an Executive Director in

the firm’s private placement team based in New York, focused on all aspects of the

origination, execution, and distribution of traditional debt private placements for

CIBC clients. He has executed over 150 transactions across a wide range of sectors

(in particular power, energy, infrastructure, and natural resources) globally, and

is experienced in both corporate and project/structured financings. As a senior

member of the private placement team, he is responsible for every facet of a

transaction. From client management, drafting of marketing materials, oversight

and negotiation of legal documentation, execution strategy, investor-marketing

discussions, through to pricing, book building, allocations and funding.

Mr. Matoto previously held a similar position at a well-known financial institution

for 10 years. He began his banking career in 2001 as part of a competing firm’s the

Global Syndicated Finance team and moved on to debt private placement roles at

other major financial institutions.

Mr. Matoto received a Master of International Affairs degree from

Columbia University in New York in 2001, with a concentration in finance

and economics.

CIBC

Paolo Matoto

Speakers

Diego Hollweck

Diego Hollweck

Chief Executive Officer

Latam Power

Diego Hollweck

Diego Hollweck

Chief Executive Officer at Latam Power

Latam Power

Jorge Camiña

Jorge Camiña

Director, Infrastructure Debt

Allianz Global Investors

Jorge Camiña

Jorge Camiña

Director, Infrastructure Debt at Allianz Global Investors

Jorge Camiña joined Allianz Global Investors in June 2016 as Director within the Infrastructure Debt team based in New York. At AllianzGI, Jorge has spearheaded our energy investments in U.S. and our expansion into Latin America, including our first debt investment in Mexico, the El Encino-La Laguna gas pipeline and other like the Tres Hermanas & Marcona wind portfolio in Peru. Jorge lead the execution of renewable energy transactions in the Americas representing over 2 GW of installed generation capacity, including the 8point3, Moapa, Mount Signal 3 and California Flats solar PV projects and the Grande Prairie and Balko wind farms, while also has been involved in the transportation sector with the financing of the acquisition of Pocahontas Parkway in Virginia in 2016.

Prior to joining Jorge was Head of Project & Acquisition Finance for Santander in New York, leading a team responsible for non-recourse financing in North America. Jorge joined Santander in 2005 and held several positions in non-recourse financing in Madrid and with the Corporate Syndicated Loans group in New York. His background includes experience across transaction in Latin American, US and Europe, and segments ranging from Corporate Loans and Project Finance to Leveraged Buyouts. Prior to Santander he was with BBVA at the M&A Advisory Group in Madrid. He initiated his career with Arthur Andersen and ABN Amro Bank. Mr. Camiña received a BS from Deusto Business School, Bilbao, with specialization in Finance

Allianz Global Investors

Pedro Juliá Ruipérez

Pedro Juliá Ruipérez

Pedro Juliá Ruipérez

Head of Finance, Latin America at Iridium Concesiones de Infraestructura (Grupo ACS)

Iridium Concesiones de Infraestructura (Grupo ACS)

Javier Orellana

Javier Orellana

Javier Orellana

Principal at Actis

Javier Orellana is a Principal with Actis. Javier joined Actis in early 2017 and is based in Mexico City, where he is responsible for covering the firm’s energy investments in Latin America. He has worked on Actis’ investments in Atlas Renewable Energy (Actis’ Latin America solar generation platform), Saavi Energia (one of the largest independent power producers in Mexico) and Zuma Energia (Actis’ wind and solar energy platform in Mexico). Prior to joining Actis, Javier was a Management Consultant with McKinsey’s Global Energy & Materials and Strategy practices, where he focused on energy and infrastructure in Latin America. Javier holds an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and a BA in Economics from CIDE in Mexico City.

Actis

Bank’s perspective on committing to projects: What has changed in the COVID- era? What are banks thinking from a lending perspective?

Tue 20th Oct 2020, 15:30pm (Europe/London)

Bank’s perspective on committing to projects: What has changed in the COVID- era? What are banks thinking from a lending perspective?

  • Assessing market optimism and appetite for new financing: Where do banks see opportunities for growth in the next 6-12 months?
  • Does the trend for refinancing in the loan market (versus the bond market) look set to continue? How has this changed banks’ flexibility to lend?
  • What impact has price compression, increased tenors and liquidity had on banks’ willingness to lend to projects and how has this market shift impacted their ROI?
  • To what extent can banks lend competitively on bigger ticketed deals in this new environment?

Moderator

Sara Pirzada

Sara Pirzada

Managing Director, Loan Capital Markets

SMBC

Sara Pirzada

Sara Pirzada

Managing Director, Loan Capital Markets at SMBC

Sara Pirzada recently joined SMBC as a Managing Director, heading the Latin America business for Loan Capital Markets in New York. Prior to her current position, Sara was a Managing Director at Mizuho Securities, heading Latin America as well as Americas Project Finance, for Loan Capital Markets. She has more than 20 years of broad experience executing debt financings for corporate, structured, and project finance transactions for the oil and gas, power, renewable energy, infrastructure, mining, and commodities sectors across the Americas.  Prior to joining Mizuho, Sara was a Director at WestLB, where she spent more than ten years, and was involved in many high-profile transactions in the United States, Canada, Latin America, and the Caribbean. Previous to WestLB, Sara spent several years at JP Morgan in the investment banking division focusing on the oil and gas sector in the Americas.  Sara holds an MBA and BSc. in Finance and International Business from New York University’s Stern School of Business.

SMBC

Sara Pirzada

With over four centuries of history and rooted in the stability of Japan and growth of Asia, SMBC Group reaches out around the world to provide the advice, connections and support that create value. Our customers in Africa and MENA choose SMBC Group because we offer local knowledge and global expertise.

With one of the most extensive domestic and international branch networks of any Japanese bank, SMBC Group uses the strength of its extensive footprint with powerful capabilities in loan and debt capital markets, project and trade finance, and a wide range of other financial services to deliver customer-focused, integrated solutions.

African & MENA customers benefit from SMBC Group's position as a world leader in loan capital markets bookrunning and arranging of loan facilities, including structuring, pricing, advising, executing and distribution of syndicated loans. A specialist debt capital markets team can provide expert advice and execution in core markets for public and private bond issuance, and offer issuers with guidance through the process from structuring, documentation and legal requirements, to execution of relevant funding solutions and investor relations. Particular focus is dedicated to corporate and structured finance and emerging market benchmark transactions for distribution to an international investor audience.

Speakers

José Antonio Gonzalez Ramsey

José Antonio Gonzalez Ramsey

Head of International Banking

Interbank

José Antonio Gonzalez Ramsey

José Antonio Gonzalez Ramsey

Head of International Banking at Interbank

Interbank

Michael Jakob

Michael Jakob

Managing Director, Global Emerging Markets Loan Syndication

Credit Suisse

Michael Jakob

Michael Jakob

Managing Director, Global Emerging Markets Loan Syndication at Credit Suisse

Michael (“Michi”) Jakob is Head of Emerging Markets (ex Asia) Loan Syndicate at Credit Suisse, based in New York. He has over 25 years of experience in various loan syndication and lending functions globally.

Michael graduated with an MPhil from the University of Cambridge, UK and holds a BA (Hons) from Trent University, Canada.

Credit Suisse

Alejandro Solarte

Alejandro Solarte

Managing Director, Structured Finance

Bancolombia

Alejandro Solarte

Alejandro Solarte

Managing Director, Structured Finance at Bancolombia

Bancolombia

Alejandro Solarte

How to reactivate USD investment into Colombia’s peso-denominated 5G infrastructure projects

Tue 20th Oct 2020, 16:30pm (Europe/London)

How to reactivate USD investment into Colombia’s peso-denominated 5G infrastructure projects

  • Managing local currency revenues and USD funding needs: How does market capacity, duration, FX hedging costs affect deal structure?
  • How do hedging costs and ability to reconcile currency affect the diversity of investors available to Colombia?
  • Bank funding vs. multilateral vs. capital markets: Which is the best avenue to boost liquidity and reignite investor appetite?
  • How close is the government to reaching full lending capacity? What are the options available to bridge a potential funding gap?

Moderator

Juan Pablo Montoya

Juan Pablo Montoya

Director, Corporate and Investment Banking

CIBC

Juan Pablo Montoya

Juan Pablo Montoya

Director, Corporate and Investment Banking at CIBC

Juan Pablo Montoya joined CIBC Capital Markets in March 2019 as a Director of Corporate and Investment Banking, Latin America. Based in Bogota, Colombia, he leads the execution of M&A and Capital Markets projects and participates in the origination of new mandates in the region. Prior to CIBC Capital Markets, Mr. Montoya worked for over nine years in the Latin America Investment Banking team at a competing firm, both in the New York and Bogota offices. Mr. Montoya has extensive M&A, ECM and DCM experience across diverse sectors in Latin America, including power and utilities, oil and gas, infrastructure, telecom and financial institutions. Mr. Montoya graduated Magna Cum Laude in Industrial Engineering from Universidad de los Andes and holds a Masters of Business Administration with Honors from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.

CIBC

Juan Pablo Montoya

Speakers

Estefania Leon

Estefania Leon

Investment Director

John Laing

Estefania Leon

Estefania Leon

Investment Director at John Laing

Estefania Leon joined the Bogotá team of John Laing in 2020 as Investment Director. Previously she was Head of Infrastructure and Energy Co-Lead at leading Colombian investment bank Inverlink. Ms Leon has focused her career in public and private sector expertise and has worked on a wide range of 4G PPP projects, private initiatives and core plus infrastructure projects.

John Laing

Jaime Otero

Jaime Otero

Head of Corporate Finance, Colombia

Itau

Jaime Otero

Jaime Otero

Head of Corporate Finance, Colombia at Itau

  • Mr. Otero joined Itaú in October 2012, as part of the Corporate Finance team of Itaú BBA Corporación Financiera in Colombia. Since March, 2017, once Itaú took control of Corpbanca operations in Colombia, Mr. Otero acts as Head of Corporate Finance of Itaú Colombia.
  • Prior to joining Itaú, Mr. Otero worked for Inverlink, an investment banking boutique in Colombia, as VP for two years. Previously he worked in Sumatoria, other investment banking boutique in Colombia, as an Associate for ten years, and before that, he worked in the Investment Banking Division of Corficolombiana in Bogotá, as an Analyst for two years.
  • Mr. Otero holds a B.S in Industrial Engineering and a Master degree in Economics, both from Universidad de los Andes, in Bogotá, Colombia.

Itau

Jaime Otero
Pablo Arroyave

Pablo Arroyave

Chief Financial Officer

Odinsa

Pablo Arroyave

Pablo Arroyave

Chief Financial Officer at Odinsa

Odinsa

Pablo Arroyave
Pablo Pulido

Pablo Pulido

Director, Project Finance,

SMBC

Pablo Pulido

Pablo Pulido

Director, Project Finance, at SMBC

SMBC

Pablo Pulido

With over four centuries of history and rooted in the stability of Japan and growth of Asia, SMBC Group reaches out around the world to provide the advice, connections and support that create value. Our customers in Africa and MENA choose SMBC Group because we offer local knowledge and global expertise.

With one of the most extensive domestic and international branch networks of any Japanese bank, SMBC Group uses the strength of its extensive footprint with powerful capabilities in loan and debt capital markets, project and trade finance, and a wide range of other financial services to deliver customer-focused, integrated solutions.

African & MENA customers benefit from SMBC Group's position as a world leader in loan capital markets bookrunning and arranging of loan facilities, including structuring, pricing, advising, executing and distribution of syndicated loans. A specialist debt capital markets team can provide expert advice and execution in core markets for public and private bond issuance, and offer issuers with guidance through the process from structuring, documentation and legal requirements, to execution of relevant funding solutions and investor relations. Particular focus is dedicated to corporate and structured finance and emerging market benchmark transactions for distribution to an international investor audience.

What are the fiscal benefits to incorporate ESG into conventional (non-renewable, social or environmental) projects? What criteria are investors using to rate, validate and invest into green and sustainable projects?

Tue 20th Oct 2020, 17:30pm (Europe/London)

What are the fiscal benefits to incorporate ESG into conventional (non-renewable, social or environmental) projects? What criteria are investors using to rate, validate and invest into green and sustainable projects?

  • How does the spectrum of green finance criteria vary (by sector and/or country) across the region?
  • What methodologies are investors using to assess whether or not to invest in sustainable projects?
  • Importance of robust governance structures and achievable sustainability metrics: How to encourage corporates and developers to meet investors’ criteria
  • Social bonds to finance social infrastructure: How are ESG metrics being incorporated into healthcare infrastructure projects
  • Access to competitive pricing and favourable tenors: Do the benefits of going green outweigh the additional work required?
  • How do traditionally brown industries like oil & gas start thinking about more sustainable financing structures? What (if any) are the fiscal benefits for them?

Moderator

María José Cortés

María José Cortés

Head of Environmental, Social and Governance

Atlas Renewable Energy

María José Cortés

María José Cortés

Head of Environmental, Social and Governance at Atlas Renewable Energy

Atlas Renewable Energy

María José Cortés

Speakers

Eduardo Atehortua

Eduardo Atehortua

Eduardo Atehortua

Head of Latin America at Principles for Responsible Investing

Director for Latin America for PRI, a global initiative that promotes responsible investment. He was a Sustainability Manager of Deloitte Colombia and led the creation of the Network of Sustainability Professionals in Colombia. He is an Economist with an emphasis in Geopolitics from EAFIT University. Master in Sustainable Development and Corporate Responsibility from the School of Industrial Organization EOI, Madrid

Principles for Responsible Investing

Victor Muñoz

Victor Muñoz

Operating Partner Latin America

Denham Capital

Victor Muñoz

Victor Muñoz

Operating Partner Latin America at Denham Capital

Denham Capital

Miguel del Rio Florentino

Miguel del Rio Florentino

Executive Director, Structured Finance

BBVA

Miguel del Rio Florentino

Miguel del Rio Florentino

Executive Director, Structured Finance at BBVA

BBVA

Miguel del Rio Florentino
Ana Carolina Oliveira

Ana Carolina Oliveira

Head of Sustainable Finance, Americas,

ING

Ana Carolina Oliveira

Ana Carolina Oliveira

Head of Sustainable Finance, Americas, at ING

Ana Carolina Oliveira heads ING’s Sustainable Finance team covering the Americas region. She works with ING's clients in providing structuring and advisory of sustainable finance solutions, to support them in accelerating their sustainability transition. Ana Carolina also plays an integral role in supporting ING’s Terra approach, a commitment to steer its €600 billion lending book in line with the goals of the Paris Agreement to keep global warming to well-below two degrees.

Ana Carolina has extensive experience in advising clients on capital structure and working capital optimization and has recently served as a director in ING’s Healthcare sector group where she covered US large multinationals. She is one of the founders of ING global Healthcare platform, focused on expanding industry expertise and sector collaboration. Prior to that she was a senior credit officer on the New York Credit Risk team beginning in 2012, after working four years at ING‘s Environmental and Social Risk team in Amsterdam, when she supported ING in steering the Equator Principles review. Before that, Ana Carolina worked in The Netherlands and in Brazil as a risk specialist at ABN AMRO Bank.

She holds an Executive Master in Business Administration (MBA) degree from the Rotterdam School of Management, a post-graduate certificate in Economic Diplomacy and a Bachelor degree in Economics from the Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP) in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

ING

Ana Carolina Oliveira

Cliff risk and maintaining ratings: How are sponsors, banks and investors approaching project risk in the COVID-era?

Tue 20th Oct 2020, 18:30pm (Europe/London)

Cliff risk and maintaining ratings: How are sponsors, banks and investors approaching project risk in the COVID-era?

  • From IG project to sub-IG: How much can “cliff risk” impact funding of a project when there is potential for it to be downgraded from BBB- to BB+?
  • With limited access to the off-taker, and shorter tenors, do smaller projects carry a higher risk?
  • How is a withdrawal of project insurers impacting project loan pricing and terms?

Moderator

Alex Johnson

Alex Johnson

Chief Executive Officer

GFC Media Group

Alex Johnson

Alex Johnson

Chief Executive Officer at GFC Media Group

Alex is Founder and CEO of GFC Media Group. He is responsible for shaping the business strategy as well as overseeing the day-to-day running of the company. Launched in 2009 focusing on capital markets conferences in the GCC, the business today operates across 4 continents and delivers market intelligence and peer-to-peer discussion to over 10,000 senior finance and investment executives per year.

In 2020, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, GFC Media Group transitioned its entire business online, having spent 10 years only delivering Live conferences and roundtables.

Prior to starting GFC Media Group, Alex worked in various roles in media, research, and events. He has a degree in Economics and Finance from the University of Durham.

GFC Media Group

Alex Johnson

Speakers

Juan Pablo Raffetto

Juan Pablo Raffetto

Vice President, Head of LATAM Infrastructure

MetLife

Juan Pablo Raffetto

Juan Pablo Raffetto

Vice President, Head of LATAM Infrastructure at MetLife

MetLife

Adrián Garza

Adrián Garza

Vice President, Senior Analyst

Moody's Investors Service

Adrián Garza

Adrián Garza

Vice President, Senior Analyst at Moody's Investors Service

Adrian is presently a Vice President - Senior Analyst in the Global Project and Infrastructure Finance Team. Adrian holds lead analytical responsibility for a portfolio of infrastructure companies and projects in Latin America and the Caribbean. The portfolio covers toll-roads, energy utilities, natural gas pipelines, airports, PPPs, and other infrastructure assets.

In his role, Adrian develops and conducts research on sector trends and industry related topics. He is a regular participant at high-profile market briefings, external conferences and media engagements. Adrian is also a spokesperson for Moody’s in Latin America for environmental, social and governance (ESG) topics.

Adrian’s experience in financial analysis spans for 15 years. Before joining Moody’s in 2010, he gained experience in investment banking where he executed transactions in the housing and publishing industries. Prior to that, he worked at a credit rating agency in the structured finance, project finance and sub-sovereign teams.

Adrian holds a MSc in Economics and Philosophy from London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), and a BA in Economics from Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM). Adrian is also a CFA charter holder.

Moody's Investors Service

Adrián Garza

Where can Brazil’s project sponsors fund themselves while the infrastructure debentures market hibernates?

Tue 20th Oct 2020, 19:05pm (Europe/London)

Where can Brazil’s project sponsors fund themselves while the infrastructure debentures market hibernates?

  • Who are the new players coming to market with long-term financing structures and how are they looking to be involved?
  • Private credit as an alternative source of funding: How is the private credit market developing in Brazil? Who can access it?
  • How is the evolving role of BNDES impacting the debenture market?
  • Securitisation as a safe haven for investment: Will the new securitisation regulation encourage sponsors to use CRI instruments as a funding option?

Moderator

Gabriel Buscarini Leutewiler

Gabriel Buscarini Leutewiler

Gabriel Buscarini Leutewiler

Partner at Santos Neto

Gabriel Buscarini Leutewiler is a partner at Santos Neto Advogados, co-head of the agribusiness, project finance, trade finance, capital markets, OTC and derivatives, real estate, corporate finance and banking departments of the firm. Gabriel is a former in-house counsel at Louis Dreyfus Commodities group and former associate at important Brazilian law firms focused on financial and capital markets (mainly private funds) and corporate law. Gabriel has, amongst others, vast experience in assisting foreign and local investors to structure and implement debt transactions in Brazil, as well as local players to structure securitization transactions in respect of any assets. His overseas assisting differential is on the responsiveness, promptness in identifying and solving problems, providing very personalised services and high level of commitment and availability.

Gabriel has a PHD in Comercial Law at University of São Paulo and master’s degree in contractual law at Université d’Avignon. Gabriel is a speaker in conferences and author of specialised published articles on agribusiness, capital markets, banking and general commercial law.

Santos Neto

Gabriel Buscarini Leutewiler

Speakers

Patricia Holzmann

Patricia Holzmann

Senior Director, Structured Finance

Mitsubishi Power

Patricia Holzmann

Patricia Holzmann

Senior Director, Structured Finance at Mitsubishi Power

Mitsubishi Power

Nathalia Farias Saad

Nathalia Farias Saad

Head: Sanitation, Transport and Logistics, Department of Infrastructure and Road Concessions

BNDES

Nathalia Farias Saad

Nathalia Farias Saad

Head: Sanitation, Transport and Logistics, Department of Infrastructure and Road Concessions at BNDES

- Manager at the Infrastructure and Road concession department within the Brazilian Development Bank (BNDES)

- Currently managing a portfolio of toll roads projects

- 9 years experience in financing infrastructure projects, including toll roads, airports and sanitation.

- Prior to BNDES, I worked in the private sector, mainly for consumer goods companies.

BNDES

Marta Veloso

Marta Veloso

Senior Director, Global Infrastructure Group, Head of Brazil and South Cone,

Fitch Ratings

Marta Veloso

Marta Veloso

Senior Director, Global Infrastructure Group, Head of Brazil and South Cone, at Fitch Ratings

Fitch Ratings

Marta Veloso

Fitch Ratings is a leading provider of credit ratings, commentary, and research. Dedicated to providing value beyond the rating through independent and prospective credit opinions, Fitch Ratings offers global perspectives shaped by strong local market experience and credit market expertise. The additional context, perspective, and insights we provide help investors to make important credit judgments with confidence.

Fitch Group is a global leader in financial information services with operations in more than 30 countries. Fitch Group is comprised of: Fitch Ratings, a global leader in credit ratings and research; Fitch Solutions, a leading provider of credit market data, analytical tools and risk services; and Fitch Learning, a preeminent training and professional development firm. With dual headquarters in London and New York, Fitch Group is owned by Hearst.

For additional information, please visit fitchratings.com.

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Eduardo Masson de A. Martins

Eduardo Masson de A. Martins

Eduardo Masson de A. Martins

Chief Financial Officer at 2W Energia

2W Energia

From Structures to Services: The Path to Better Infrastructure in Latin America and the Caribbean

Tue 20th Oct 2020, 20:05pm (Europe/London)

From Structures to Services: The Path to Better Infrastructure in Latin America and the Caribbean

Speakers

Eduardo Cavallo

Eduardo Cavallo

Eduardo Cavallo

Principal Economist at Inter-American Development Bank

Inter-American Development Bank

Andrew Powell

Andrew Powell

Andrew Powell

Principal Advisor, at Inter-American Development Bank

Andrew Powell is the Principal Advisor in the Research Department (RES). He holds a Ba, MPhil. and DPhil. (PhD) from the University of Oxford. Through 1994 he dedicated himself to academia in the United Kingdom as Prize Research Fellow at Nuffield College, Oxford and Associate Professor (Lecturer) at London University and the University of Warwick. In 1995, he joined the Central Bank of Argentina and was named Chief Economist in 1996. In April 2001, he returned to academia, joining the Universidad Torcuato Di Tella in Buenos Aires as Professor and Director of Graduate Programs in Finance. He has been a Visiting Scholar at the World Bank, IMF and Harvard University. He joined the IDB’s Research Department in 2005 as Lead Research Economist in 2008, served as Regional Economic Advisor in the Vice Presidency of Countries until returning to the Research Department as the Principal Advisor. He has published numerous academic papers in leading economic journals in areas including utilities and regulation, commodity markets, risk management, banking and international finance. Current projects include new papers on global banking networks and on sovereign debt restructuring and on the role of preferred creditors in sovereign lending. Please refer to www.iadb.org/andrewpowell for more information.

Inter-American Development Bank

Tomás Serebrisky

Tomás Serebrisky

Principal Economic Advisor, Infrastructure and Energy

Tomás Serebrisky

Tomás Serebrisky

Principal Economic Advisor, Infrastructure and Energy

Tomás Serebrisky is the Principal Economic Advisor of the Infrastructure and Energy Department of the Inter-American Development Bank in Washington, D.C. His areas of expertise are the economics of infrastructure, public private partnerships, economic regulation and antitrust. Mr. Serebrisky has led or served as economist on a wide range of investment and policy-based projects in transport, energy, water, and private sector development across Latin America. He published extensively in peer-reviewed journals and is the co-editor of the IDB 2020 Flagship Report “From Structures to Services: The Path to Better Infrastructure in Latin America and the Caribbean”. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Chicago and a B.A. in Economics (summa cum laude) from Universidad de San Andrés in Argentina.

Southern Cone Infrastructure and PPP: How are governments looking to increase FDI into their countries’ renewable energy and infrastructure requirements?

Tue 20th Oct 2020, 20:50pm (Europe/London)

*IN SPANISH* Southern Cone Infrastructure and PPP: How are governments looking to increase FDI into their countries’ renewable energy and infrastructure requirements?

  • PPPs, project bonds, structured finance: How are different governments planning to fund their energy and infrastructure needs?
  • How can governments repackage offtaker agreements to make them more attractive to international investors and developers?
  • What other avenues, apart from multilaterals are on the table for financing projects to a short deadline?

Moderator

Erik Deidan

Erik Deidan

Executive Director, Debt Capital Markets

Santander

Erik Deidan

Erik Deidan

Executive Director, Debt Capital Markets at Santander

Santander

Speakers

Facundo Salinas Aguirre

Facundo Salinas Aguirre

Facundo Salinas Aguirre

Director, Public Investment at Ministry of Finance, Paraguay

Facundo Salinas is currently the principal of the Directorate for the Public Investment System (DSIP) – Ministry of Finance of Paraguay. Mr. Salinas has worked in the preliminary draft of the PPP Law and in its regulatory decree, which is now in its implementation.

With more than 10 years in the public sector, Mr. Salinas has been the adviser of the Vice Minister of Economy and head of the Department of Public Private Partnership of the DSIP.

Mr. Salinas has also worked as the Head of the Cabinet of the Vice Ministry of Economy, as the Coordinator of the Legal advice of a National Secretariat and attorney's work in legal studies and as an independent litigator.

Facundo Salinas is a lawyer who graduated from the Universidad Católica Nuestra Señora de la Asunción and holds a Master in Law from the University of Barcelona. Furthermore, he has a certification in “Infrastructure in a Market Economy: Public-Private Partnerships in a Changing World” and “Leading Economic Growth” from Harvard Kennedy School.

Mr. Salinas also completed a postgraduate course in: "Current Issues of Constitutional Law" and in “Constitutional Procedural Law” at the University of Buenos Aires and a certification in Public Private Partnerships by the Instituto Tecnológico de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey. Mr. Salinas participated in the PPP Training Program at HM Treasury.

Ministry of Finance, Paraguay

Juan José Olaizola

Juan José Olaizola

Juan José Olaizola

Undersecretary at Ministry of Public Works, Republic of Uruguay

Ministry of Public Works, Republic of Uruguay

Wilfried Marchand

Wilfried Marchand

Managing Director, Debt Capital Markets

SMBC Nikko Securities America

Wilfried Marchand

Wilfried Marchand

Managing Director, Debt Capital Markets at SMBC Nikko Securities America

SMBC Nikko Securities America

Bruno Pahl

Bruno Pahl

Director, Global Infrastructure Group Latam

Fitch Ratings

Bruno Pahl

Bruno Pahl

Director, Global Infrastructure Group Latam at Fitch Ratings

Fitch Ratings

Bruno Pahl

Fitch Ratings is a leading provider of credit ratings, commentary, and research. Dedicated to providing value beyond the rating through independent and prospective credit opinions, Fitch Ratings offers global perspectives shaped by strong local market experience and credit market expertise. The additional context, perspective, and insights we provide help investors to make important credit judgments with confidence.

Fitch Group is a global leader in financial information services with operations in more than 30 countries. Fitch Group is comprised of: Fitch Ratings, a global leader in credit ratings and research; Fitch Solutions, a leading provider of credit market data, analytical tools and risk services; and Fitch Learning, a preeminent training and professional development firm. With dual headquarters in London and New York, Fitch Group is owned by Hearst.

For additional information, please visit fitchratings.com.

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