UK/Latin America Finance Conference

  • Old Library and Print Room, Guildhall, Gresham Street, London EC2V 7HH
  • 08.30 - 14.00

We are delighted to announce Canning House’s Finance event will be held in partnership with the City of London and sponsored by BancTrust & Co. The event will focus on Green Finance, Infrastructure and Fintech.

Organised in partnership with the City of London

Sponsored by BancTrust & Co.

As the region further develops and its middle-class continues to grow, Latin America’s financial services sector is rapidly expanding. Whether it is in the areas of green finance, project development or financial technology, this sector provides exciting and lucrative opportunities for foreign investors, including those from the UK.

This Canning Conference will be looking at several of these opportunities and will discuss the role of the City in the development of the financial services sector of Latin America. By exploring the experience of companies and experts from the region and the City, this event will focus on key areas for cooperation between the UK and Latin America.

Following some words of welcome, we will then hear from expert on the region, who will give a comprehensive overview of the state of the financial services sector across Latin America.

The first panel of the day will examine the progress of green finance in the region and areas in which the UK could collaborate. As COP25 takes place in Chile this year, the spotlight will shine on Latin America’s sustainability agenda, which has faced multiple set-backs due to lack of finance. By identifying current potential opportunities, this panel will highlight how the UK is in a strong position to support the development of green finance in Latin America.

Our second panel will focus on infrastructure projects in the region, which have emerged front and centre as a key opportunity for the financial services sector of Latin America. As governments strive to meet their infrastructure targets, investment projects and public-private partnerships are rapidly increasing. Following Canning House’s recent conference on infrastructure, which explored airports, ports and railways in the region, this panel will discuss areas where the City’s expertise can play a bigger role in these projects in Latin America.

Our final panel will cover the fast-growing sector of fintech. With the emergence of tech firms all across the region, innovation in financial services is disrupting traditional services and paving the way for new trends in customer behaviour to emerge. This panel will explore how the UK, as a leading centre for innovation, can increase its presence in the region and benefit from the multiple opportunities for collaboration with Latin American organisations.

After some closing remarks, attendees will be invited to network over lunch.

By showcasing the region’s enormous potential for green finance, infrastructure finance and fintech, this Canning House Conference hopes to facilitate the creation of new partnerships that will benefit the financial services sectors of both the UK and Latin America.

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  • Agenda

  • Coffee and registration

    08:30 – 09:00

  • Welcome & Introduction

    Lord Mountevans, former Lord Mayor and Honorary President of Canning House

    Words of welcome, former Lord Mayor and Senior Partner, PWC, Alderman Sir Charles Bowman

    Christopher Garnett, Principal, ChuteCourt Asesores Limited

    09:00 – 09:15

  • Keynote – Overview of the Region 

    Ramiro Blazquez, Head of Research and Strategy – BancTrust & Co.

    09:15 – 09:45

  • Panel Discussion 1: Green Finance

    This panel will look at how the City and Latin America can work together towards sustainability goals

    Kate Levick, Sustainable Finance Lead, E3G

    Allan Walker, Green Finance Specialist, Department for International Trade

    Nick Harris, Account Director, Green Finance Team, Carbon Trust

    Chaired by former Lord Mayor and Chair, Green Finance Initiative, Alderman Sir Roger Gifford 

  • Coffee break

    10:30 - 11:00

  • Panel Discussion 2: Infrastructure

    This panel will explore some of the exciting projects that the region offers and areas where the city can play a larger role.

    Renato Lulia Jacob, CEO, Itau BBA International

    Mark Dennison, Partner, Energy and Infrastructure Finance, Eversheds-Sutherland LLP

    Federico Girardotti, Principal, Projects Director, Mott MacDonald

    Chaired by former Lord Mayor and Honorary President of Canning House, Lord Mountevans

    11:00 – 11:45

  • Panel Discussion 3: Fintech

    This panel will discuss the opportunities across Latin America, the experience and growth of tech firms, and the emerging priorities for collaboration between UK - LatAm.

    Mateus Gomes, Business Development, SalaryFits

    Marta Viñas Sánchez, Ecosystem Builder, Senior Open Innovation Manager, BBVA

    Archie Cochrane, Venture Associate, Anthemis Group

    Chaired by Tamara Medina Sapovalova, LatAm Leader, Tech London Advocates

    11:45 – 12:30

  • Closing remarks with Christopher Garnett, Principal, ChuteCourt Asesores Limited

    12:30 – 12.45

  • Networking lunch


  • Event close


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