Latin America Energy Week 2022

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The energy transformation requires all of us to face some uncomfortable truths. 

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During this 3-day virtual conference, the most important names in the industry addressed in a purposeful dialogue the solutions to the most urgent challenges of the current energy scenario in Latin America.

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Day 1 - June 8th

How to make a sustainable energy transition happen, today?

09 a.m. - 10 a.m. Mexico / 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. Brazil

 

A properly designed and implemented energy transition will facilitate progress for most countries and, therefore, be a decisive factor to reduce tensions between nations while accelerating prosperity, generating jobs, improving equity and sustainability.

 

This session intends to explore how changing energy relations will impact country efforts to decarbonize while ensuring energy security in Latin America. Will regional, bilateral and public-private collaboration ultimately help make countries energy-independent? What role will Latin America play in the new global energy scenario that is emerging?

 

Moderator:

Gabriela Frias - Anchor (CNN)

 

Panelists:

André Clark - Senior Vice President Hub Latin America (Siemens Energy)

Ariel Yépez-García - Chief for the Energy and Infrastructure Sector (Inter-American Development Bank)

Christopher Garman - Managing Director for the Americas (Eurasia)

Diego Mesa - Minister of Energy Colombia

12 p.m. - 01 p.m. Mexico / 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. Brazil

 

With unprecedented exposure to the impact of climate change in the region, the public and private sectors must accelerate decarbonization to improve and ensure sustainable living conditions for local societies.

 

How can governments and big companies undergo a complex and massive transformation, leveraging on pragmatic opportunities (e.g., Energy Efficiency, Fuel Shift)? Can these challenges be quickly deployed as realistic and impactful steps towards the desired long-term deep-decarbonization?

 

Moderator:

Maria Fernanda Suarez - President (Accenture)

 

Panelists:

André Clark - Senior Vice President Hub Latin America (Siemens Energy)

Axel Leveque - CEO (Engie)

Manfred Boeckmann - General Director (Wintershall Dea Argentina)

María Fernanda Suárez - Country Manager (Accenture)

Maurizio Bezzeccheri - Director América Latina (ENEL)

Omar Paganini- Minister of Industry, Energy and Mining of the Oriental Republic of Uruguay

2 p.m. - 3 p.m. Mexico / 4 p.m. - 5 p.m. Brazil

 

How can we move towards a decarbonized energy system while securing energy supply, resilience of our grids despite fluctuating supply of renewables, affordability for the industry and households.

 

This panel would tackle, how the bridge technologies play a key role in the energy landscape transformation? What is the role gas could play to achieve the Zero marginal cost by mixing both renewable and conventional technologies?

 

Moderator:

Casiopea Ramirez Melgar - Partner (Fresh Energy Consulting)

 

Panelists:

Fernando Tovar - CEO (Fermaca)

Gustavo Mariani - CEO (Pampa Energia)

José Aparicio - Managing Director Mexico, Central America and Caribeann (Siemens Energy)

Juan Pablo Henao - Vicepresidente (TGI)

Paulo Fernando Soares - Chief Regions Officer (SGRE ON SE&A&L)

Day 2 - June 9th

What does it take to design a successful energy future for Latin America?

09 a.m. - 10 a.m. Mexico / 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. Brazil

 

Grid operators are faced with new challenges and an ever-increasing grid complexity, as more countries embrace renewables to satisfy growing demand while honoring climate-change commitments.

 

How intelligent interconnected grids can represent an opportunity to transport energy across countries, allowing access to multiple sources, increasing grid stability, enhancing resilience and, therefore, augmenting regional energy security.

 

Moderator:
Cristina Morales - Project Leader - Energy, Boston Consulting Group, Executive Chair FEL Programmes - World Energy Council

 

Panelists:

Juan Ricardo Ortega  -  CEO (Grupo de Energía de Bogota)

Marcio Szechtman - Director of Transmission (Eletrobras)

Ricardo Octavio Arturo Mota - Director-General, Mexico’s National Energy Control Center - CENACE (México)

Tim Holt - Executive Board member (Siemens Energy)

Túlio Alves Machado -  Presidente Ejecutivo - CIER

12 p.m. - 1 p.m. Mexico / 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. Brazil

 

For the energy transition to succeed in Latin America, reaching social acceptance is essential. Populations and electricity demand are increasing. Affordability and long-term viability are prime concerns when it comes to scaling up decarbonization across sectors.

 

Can our countries realistically maintain a sustainable level of investment to ultimately achieve their climate targets and social prosperity? How do we develop innovative funding models to overcome challenges while securing sustainable financing that boosts recovery?

 

Moderator:

Dra. Isabel Studer - Director (Alianza University of California-Mexico)

 

Panelists:

Mtro. Alfredo González Reyes - Ministerio de Economia de México

Edmond Griege - Partner (Von Wobeser)

Igor Cadete Fonseca - Head de Project Finance para o Setor de Energia (Santander)

Maria Ferraro - CFO & CDO (Siemens Energy)

 

2 p.m. - 3 p.m. Mexico / 4 p.m. - 5 p.m. Brazil

 

For decades, Latin America has been a key supplier to global markets, especially to the oil & gas, mining and agribusiness sectors. Achieving net zero emission targets is an absolute imperative for industrial players in the region and, at the same time, a huge investment challenge, particularly in the post-Covid world.

 

This panel brings together experts and industry leaders in debating how companies can best architect a sustainable and reliable value chain, what major risks and challenges lie ahead in this journey and, ultimately what key strategies are pivotal in the roadmap to net-zero?

 

Moderator:

Rafaela Guedes - Gerente Executiva de Responsabilidade Social e Sênior Fellow no Centro Brasileiro de Relações Internacionais (Petrobras e Cebri)

 

Panelists:

Clarissa Sadock - CEO (AES Brasil)

Solange Ribeiro - Deputy CEO (Neoenergia)

Teresa Vernaglia - CEO (BRK Ambiental)

Thorbjörn Fors - Executive Vice President Industrial Applications Division (Siemens Energy)

Day 3 - June 10th

Can Latin America become a Green Energy Power House?

09 a.m. - 10 a.m. Mexico / 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. Brazil

 

Green hydrogen has decisively taken up its place on the global stage as a clean energy source, while the expected demand and abundant regional resources create opportunities for Latin America to position itself as a global H2 powerhouse.

 

How to overcome the challenges of commercially producing hydrogen in large scale in Latin America? Which framework conditions are necessary to enable international cooperation and longterm partnerships with business and politics working together behind a strategic view?

 

Moderator:

Trinidad Castro - General Director (WEC Chile)

 

Panelists:

Andrés Rodriguez Torres - Hydrogen Initiative Leader (Ecopetrol)

Cesar Norton  - Presidente (HIF)

Karl Spencer-Armond - Head New Energy Business and Decarbonized Solutions (Siemens Energy, Americas)

Scott Latta - President (Messer)

12 p.m. - 1 p.m. Mexico / 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. Brazil

 

Today, we stand firmly in the driver’s seat, equipped with the 3Ds to make a zero-carbon world a reality: decarbonization, digitalization and decentralization. With a focus on decarbonization, we examine up-and-coming areas that will be instrumental in expediting net-zero targets.

 

Do our technological and innovation capabilities allow us to achieve the goal of decarbonization? What key changes are necessary to accelerate continuous innovation and technology investments? What is the role of technology integration for successful innovation in key industries for Latin America, such as Oil & Gas, Offshore, Mining, Wind and Solar?

 

Moderator:

Juliana Bejarano - Sectional Manager Bogotá-Cundinamarca – Boyacá (National Business Association of Colombia)

 

Panelists:

Alexis Ocampo - Digital Transformation Strategy Director (Ecopetrol)

Jorge Saba Arbache - Director (CAF - Development Bank of Latin America)

Kathleen O'Brien - Vice President - Technology & Innovation (Siemens Energy)

Marina Rincon - Directora del Instituto de Energías Renovables (UNAM)