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Project Finance & Capital Markets Latin America 2020 - Virtual Conference

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Livestream Agenda

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

Executive Director

Speakers

Chief Executive Officer

Partner & Head of Sustainable Infrastructure Credit

Head of Finance, Latin America

Principal

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

Managing Director, Head of Loan Syndications, Americas

Speakers

Head of Corporate & Investment Bank

Managing Director, Global Emerging Markets Loan Syndication

Managing Director, Structured Finance

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

Director, Corporate and Investment Banking

Speakers

Investment Director

Head of Corporate Finance and Investment Banking

Chief Financial Officer

Director, Project Finance,

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

Head of Environmental, Social and Governance

Speakers

Head of Latin America (ex-Brazil)

Operating Partner Latin America

Executive Director, Structured Finance

Head of Sustainable Finance, Americas,

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

Chief Executive Officer

Speakers

Vice President, Head of LATAM Infrastructure & PF

Vice President, Senior Analyst

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

Partner

Speakers

Senior Director, Structured Finance

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

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

Chief Financial Officer

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

Principal Economist

Principal Advisor,

Principal Economic Advisor, Infrastructure and Energy

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

Executive Director, Debt Capital Markets

Speakers

Director, Public Investment

Undersecretary

Managing Director, Debt Capital Markets

Senior Director, Global Infrastructure and Project Finance