Business, Trade & Investment

Renewable Energy in Latin America Conference 2019

  • Eversheds Sutherland, 1 Wood Street, London

We are delighted to announce that this year’s Canning House Renewable Energy in Latin America Conference will once again be generously hosted by Eversheds Sutherland at their London offices on the Thursday 14th March. This event is jointly organised by Canning House and Eversheds Sutherland, and kindly sponsored by the Foreign & Commonwealth Office.

We are delighted to announce that this year’s Canning House Renewable Energy in Latin America Conference will once again be generously hosted by Eversheds Sutherland at their London offices on the Thursday 14th March. This event is jointly organised by Canning House and Eversheds Sutherland, and kindly sponsored by the Foreign & Commonwealth Office.

The conference will cover the main opportunities for clean energy investment in Latin America, including private PPA markets, government-led programmes, project finance, investment protection and most recent regulatory developments. It will be an opportunity to observe the developments over the past year, consider the challenges and investment opportunities, as well as understand the policy frameworks in place and their implications for international investors.

Sessions will take place in the morning followed by a networking lunch. The panel currently includes:



  • Agenda
  • Coffee and registration

    08:30–09:00

  • Welcome & Introduction

    Cristina Cortes, CEO, Canning House
    Stephen Hill, Partner – Energy & Infrastructure, Eversheds Sutherland

    Keynote: Mark Menzies MP, Trade Envoy to Argentina, Colombia, Chile and Peru

    09:00-09:15

  • Keynote: "UK Green Finance for Latin American markets?"

    Sir Roger Gifford, Senior Banker; SEB and Chairman of the UK Green Finance Initiative

    09:15-09:45

  • Panel Discussion 1: Project finance and other finance alternatives for renewables in Latin America

    Sir Roger Gifford, Senior Banker; SEB and Chairman of the UK Green Finance Initiative
    Karl Petter Waern, Project Finance Legal Advisor; Equinor
    Madeleine Tan, Project Finance Partner, Eversheds Sutherland US
    Toby Roycroft, Infrastructure Advisor, BEIS
    Rubén Castrillo, Director, Project and Acquisition Finance, Energy, BBVA LatAm & Spain.  

    Chair: Stephen Hill, Partner – Energy & Infrastructure, Eversheds Sutherland  

    09:45-10:30

  • Coffee Break

    10:30-11:00

  • Panel Discussion 2: Investment protection and risk mitigation in Latin America  

    Jimena Blanco, Head of Americas – Politics; Verisk Maplecroft
    Simon Bunckenburg, Senior Underwriter, UKEF.
    Greg Falkof, Partner; Eversheds Sutherland

    Chair and panellist: Cristina Cortes, Canning House CEO.  

    11:00-11:30

  • Panel Discussion 3: Private PPA opportunities in Latin America  

    Darío Morales, Director of Studies; ACERA
    Diogo Mariath, Manager, Global Infrastructure Finance, Carbon Trust

    Chair and panellist: Tom Warren, Partner PPA specialist, Eversheds Sutherland US

    11:30-12:00

  • Keynote speech: An insight into the Argentine renewable regulatory framework

    Ramiro Gómez Barinaga, Legal Advisor to Argentine Government for Renewable Energy

    12:00-12:20

  • Presentation

    12:20-12:25

  • Panel Discussion 4: Government-led renewable energy programmes  

    Ramiro Gómez Barinaga, Legal Advisor to Argentine Government for Renewable Energy
    German Espejo, Head of Mission, Colombian Embassy
    Silvana Lesca Baroli, Minister Counsellor from the Uruguayan Embassy

    Chair: Stephen Hill, Partner – Energy & Infrastructure, Eversheds Sutherland

    12:25-12:55

  • Final Remarks  

    Stephen Hill, Partner – Energy & Infrastructure, Eversheds Sutherland

    12:55-13:00

  • Networking Lunch

    13:00-14:00

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