South America Assembly: Southern Edition

Buenos Aires, Argentina

10 – 11 September 2019

The only CEO-driven platform to compare energy investment opportunities in Argentina, Bolivia & Chile

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

Expert Speakers

Senior Executives

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Investor & Financier Representation

Organizations

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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
sponsored bycgc

 

Conventional Upstream

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
sponsored by
cgc

 

 

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

Midstream

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 investmentWhat 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
sponsored bycgc

 

 

11:20 am Innovative Solutions to Monetizing Argentine Gas – LNG, Storage, and CNGVaca 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 projectsExporting 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-dateThe importance of local companies: partnerships & JV opportunities. Entry strategies: farm-ins & licensing roundsDeveloping 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

PPAs

2:50 pm Private PPAs: What is the appetite from Industrial Users to enter into private PPAs?

3:40 pm Close of the Conference

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2019 Speakers

Alberto Saggese

Alberto Saggese

Presidente, Gas y Petroleo del Neuquen SA

Andrés Chambouleyron

Andrés Chambouleyron

President, ENRE

Daniel Ridelener

Daniel Ridelener

Chief Executive Officer, Transpotadora de Gas del Norte (TGN)

David Tawil

David Tawil

President, Maglan Capital

Doris Capurro

Doris Capurro

President & CEO, LUFT Energia & Argentina Representative - Castlelake

Emmanuel Pujol

Emmanuel Pujol

Regional Director, South America, Neoen

Enrique Mallea

Enrique Mallea

General Manager - South LatAm, Aggreko

Francisco Uranga

Francisco Uranga

Director General Inversiones, Agencia Argentina de Inversiones y Comercio Internacional

Gabriel Vendrell

Gabriel Vendrell

Director of Energy Resources, Aluar

Guillermo Moncecchi

Guillermo Moncecchi

Minister of Industry, Energy and Mining. Ministry of Industry, Energy and Mining of the Oriental Republic of Uruguay

Gustavo Albrecht

Gustavo Albrecht

Group CEO, ROCH SA

Ing. Carlos Alberto Maria Casares

Ing. Carlos Alberto Maria Casares

Secretary of Energy, Subsecretario de Hidrocarburos y Combustibles

Jorge Dimopulos

Jorge Dimopulos

Director – Business Development, Tecpetrol

Jorge Gallon

Jorge Gallon

Senior Investment Officer - Global Energy and Mining, Latin America, IFC/ World Bank

Jorge Rauber

Jorge Rauber

General Manager, Central Puerto

Jorge Rivera

Jorge Rivera

Country Manager, Halliburton

Jose Penafiel

Jose Penafiel

Chief Executive Officer, Madalena Energy

Juan Bosch

Juan Bosch

President, SAESA

Julián Donadon

Julián Donadon

Gerente de Energía, AySA

Marcos Pourteau

Marcos Pourteau

Partner, Energy Consilium

Maria Tettamanti

Maria Tettamanti

Chief Executive Officer, Camuzzi Gas

Martin Duhart

Martin Duhart

Principal Investment Officer, IDB

Martin Mandarano

Martin Mandarano

CEO, YPF Luz

Martin Parodi

Martin Parodi

Managing Director, Total Eren

Matt Oehler

Matt Oehler

Business Development Manager - International, PropX

Mauro Soares

Mauro Soares

Managing Director, EOS Energia

Nicola Melchiotti

Nicola Melchiotti

Country Manager Enel Green Power

Rodolfo Freyre

Rodolfo Freyre

Vice President of Gas, Energy and Business Development, Pan American Energy

Sebastián Kind

Sebastián Kind

Subsecretario de Energías Renovables y Eficiencia Energética, Secretaría de Energía

Tomas Darmandrail

Tomas Darmandrail

Director de Infraestructura, BICE

Tu Shuiping

Tu Shuiping

President - Argentina, PowerChina

Walter Actis

Walter Actis

General Manager, AESA

Event Venue

Event Address

Alvear Icon
1130 Aimé Painé
Buenos Aires
Argentina

Special Rates

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South America Assembly: Southern Edition

2019 Advisory Board Members

Alejandro Penafiel

Alejandro Penafiel

Director Madalena Energy, Inc.

Anuj Sharma

Anuj Sharma

CEO, Phoenix Global Resources Plc

Dave Ting

Dave Ting

Exploration Development Manager, South America, SHELL International Exploration and Production B.V.

Denisse Abudinén Butto

Denisse Abudinén Butto

Chief Executive – E&P, ENAP

Francisco Maza

Francisco Maza

Upstream BD Director, Americas Repsol Energy North America Corporation

Hesketh Streeter Evans

Hesketh Streeter Evans

Advisor - Combined Technical & Portfolio (Former Chief Executive - E&P) ENAP

Jorge Gallon

Jorge Gallon

Senior Investment Officer - Global Energy and Mining, Latin America, IFC/ World Bank

José Luis Vittor

José Luis Vittor

Partner, Hogan Lovells LLP

Jose Penafiel

Jose Penafiel

Chief Executive Officer, Madalena Energy

José Sanabria

José Sanabria

Director - BD, Latin America ConocoPhillips

Marc-Niclas Legien

Marc-Niclas Legien

Head of Mergers & Acquisitions, Wintershall Holding GmbH

Michael Stewart

Michael Stewart

Managing Director - Azilat Petroleum & Seacrest Petroleo Ltd., Seacrest Petroleo Ltd.

Oliver Mussat

Oliver Mussat

Chief Investment Officer, IFC/ World Bank

Success Stories

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

Sr. Portfolio Manager, Delta Asset Management

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

Partner - Oil & Gas, Argentina, BDO Argentina

Great experience and great networking!

Franco Michelotti

Head of Procurement Center South America, Grupo Linde Gas Argentina S.A.

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 Francisco Diez Quiralte

The biggest challenge in the region? Political and financial stability – in order to contain sovereign and off-taker credit risks.

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

Speaker Presentations

View and download the 2018 Speaker Presentations 

 

 

 

Attending Companies

Download the full list of companies in attendance

 

 

 

Post Show Report

Download the 2018 Post Show Report

 

 

Success Stories

“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.”

Lance Crist

Global Head- Oil & Gas, IFC

“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.”

Dr Jorge Vallmitjana

President, Vallmitjana & Company Consulting Services

“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

Managing Partner, Patagonia Capital Partners

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