South America Assembly: Southern Edition
The South America Assembly, now in its 8th year, is the most senior gathering for energy executives from Argentina, Chile, Bolivia, Uruguay and Paraguay to network, form partnerships and close deals. As a participant, you will hear off-record industry news, honest opinions and opportunities from a cross-section of upstream, midstream, power and renewables sectors. This is truly the meeting place for the entire energy value chain. Bringing together the largest pool of international energy investors, local players and government representatives, this is where deals and the future of the Southern Cone Energy Industry are made.
Do you want to…
- Meet O&G and energy investors active in the Southern Cone?
- Hear government bodies talk honestly about expectations vs reality in Argentina?
- Be involved in, and contribute to, off-record discussions?
- Hear the latest industry news on Argentina grid expansion plans, Chile mature fields, South America LNG and more?
- Meet key players in the Vaca Muerta, experts on Country Risk, PPAs, Financing & Investment, Power & Renewables and more?
- Network with 350+ energy executives during 10+ hours of networking, and attend one for our 3 private dinners?
Then the South America Assembly: Southern Edition (Alvear Icon, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 10 – 11 September 2019), is the place for you.
South America Assembly will split into two this year due to the abundance of opportunities in the South of the continent. Find out more about the Northern Edition taking place in Colombia on 4 October.
What to Expect in 2019
Investor & Financier Representation
Oil & Gas Companies
Hours of Networking
2019 Agenda at a Glance
Day One: Tuesday, September 10
08:00 am Registration & Networking Coffee
08:50 am Opening Remarks from the Energy Council
09:00 am Ministerial Panel: Expectations, Reality and Possibilities
How will the Ministry’s priorities swing if the administration in Argentina changes? What are the expectations of the private sector? Government’s plans to stabilize the currency
09:45 am Digital Transformation Trends Across the Energy Sectors
10:30 am Morning Networking & Coffee Break
11:00 am Austral Basin and Conventional Opportunities in Argentina & Chile
Progress with conventional resources in Argentina over the last 12 months. Chile’s mature fields – who are the players? Technical and operational support required to speed-up conventional development
11:50 am Servicing Upstream: What Services & Technologies are needed most by Argentina’s E&P sector to help drive down costs?
12:40 pm Networking Lunch Break
Power and Renewables
2:00 pm Trends in Energy Technology: Improving energy efficiency & driving down costs
2:40 pm RenovAr 4 vs MATER: lessons learnt from previous auctions.
Financing utility-scale projects and developing a grid to support capacity. Growing popularity for MATER projects? Are they a feasible and sustainable alternative?
3:15 pm Afternoon Networking & Coffee Break
3:45 pm Grid Expansion Plans in Argentina & Chile: PPPs, JVs, & Other Financing Mechanisms
PPP updates: outcomes of previous projects; the effect of the private sector; what’s next? Enhancing and optimizing assets through grid expansion. Reducing bottlenecks and increasing regional interconnectivity
Financing and Investment
4:30 pm Investment Opportunities Across O&G and Energy in the Southern ConeMobilising foreign funds
Mobilizing foreign funds. What opportunities are attractive to private equity? Refinancing existing assets to raise capital and develop new assets
5:15 pm Drinks Reception & Private Dinners
Day Two: Wednesday, September 11
08:00 am Registration & Networking Coffee
09:00 am Energy Transition Panel: Integrated energy companies and their diversification into energy projects
10:00 am Regulatory Frameworks for Successful Gas Markets: Determining domestic supply obligation.
Establishing a regulatory framework that provides fiscal and permit stability for finance and investment. What regulation of gas pipelines is required to support the development of the whole market? Regional integration: Argentina, Chile, Bolivia, Uruguay – balancing supply and demand
10:50 am Morning Networking & Coffee Break
11:20 am Innovative Solutions to Monetizing Argentine Gas – LNG, Storage, and CNG: Vaca Muerta: demonstrating ways that Argentina producers can maximize the sales of their gas; How can Argentine gas compete internationally, in particular with the US? Forming JVs & partnerships to meet capex requirements for projects. Exporting LNG from Chile vs Argentina
Vaca Muerta and Offshore
12:10 pm Operational Updates from Vaca Muerta: the latest project news and schedules
Maximising resource potential: increasing infrastructure; improving access; developing an efficient supply chain; driving competitive costs and exploration to-date. The importance of local companies: partnerships & JV opportunities. Entry strategies: farm-ins & licensing rounds. Developing a long-term export market to support sustainable production
1:00 pm Networking Lunch Break
2:00 pm Offshore Argentina: Bid Round Results and Next Steps
2:50 pm Private PPAs: What is the appetite from Industrial Users to enter into private PPAs?
3:40 pm Close of the Conference
2019 Premium Sponsors
2019 Associate Sponsors
2019 Lead Media Partner
Director General Inversiones, Agencia Argentina de Inversiones y Comercio Internacional
Minister of Industry, Energy and Mining. Ministry of Industry, Energy and Mining of the Oriental Republic of Uruguay
Ing. Carlos Alberto Maria Casares
Secretary of Energy, Subsecretario de Hidrocarburos y Combustibles
1130 Aimé Painé
South America Assembly: Southern Edition
2019 Advisory Board Members
Exploration Development Manager, South America, SHELL International Exploration and Production B.V.
Managing Director - Azilat Petroleum & Seacrest Petroleo Ltd., Seacrest Petroleo Ltd.
South America Energy Week proved to be the right place to be to understand where Argentina and Latam are standing today in energy matters and what arises on the horizon.Matias Cremaschi
The South America Energy Week 2018 had an excellent agenda, covering the most relevant topics in the energy industry: oil & gas, renewable, financing, political and macroeconomic overview, regulations, techniques, successful cases. Speakers’ selection was really great and networking environment and support were optimum. Congratulations for this great event!Marcelo Canetti
Great experience and great networking!Franco Michelotti
A Glance at 2018
Meet Fiona MacAulay
I’d say is that if you’ve worked in the industry for as long as I have, you have to be the kind of person who enjoys and embraces a challenge, because a range of challenges inevitably arise on a daily basis.
Meet Jose Luis Vittor
The region is at an inflection point. The near future will depend on the vision of policymakers allowing the private sector to plan and invest in long-term strategies for durable growth, as well as promoting a realistic balance in the energy matrix.
Meet Walter Lanosa
La competitividad de las energías renovables, donde sus precios al MWh son cada vez más agresivos, gracias a la baja de costos y a nuevos desarrollos tecnológicos
“Thanks for arranging a terrific event. As with all Oil Council events, my team and I found the South America Assembly to be a great way both to hear from industry leaders on latest market trends and developments, as well as to do some very effective networking with players from around the region.
I always find this to be one of the most effective venues for us to see clients and partners.”
“Thank you to the Energy Council Team for your incredible work and world-class organization at this event. I truly appreciate your coordination and support for arranging my personal meetings and assisting me when required. I was surprised that the day after the conference was finished I had available for download the event showguide, presentation slides, key event documents and photos. Impeccable work.
Thank you again. I will definitely recommend that my colleagues participate at your next event. Looking forward to seeing you again.”
“Once again, many thanks for inviting me to the event. It was very useful, and I had a great time. I don’t have many benchmarks on similar events, but I can assure you that anyone can tell that it was top notch- great speakers, ample Power & Energy and Financial Sponsors network, excellent location and very nice food. Hope to see you next year!'”Ernesto de Bary