THURSDAY 9 JUNE /// CONFERENCE DAY 1 /// BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA

08:15 /// Registration and coffee


SESSION 1/// GLOBAL MARKET AND TECHNOLOGY STATUS

09:15 /// Welcome & Opening remarks by Chairman

VISHAL SHAH
MANAGING DIRECTOR /// DEUTSCHE BANK

09:30 /// Global and Regional Status and Projected Growth for PV Market

  • Overview of the global growth of PV and key current and emerging regional markets
  • Status update and trends in solar technology
  • Forecasts for the prices of electricity per country and segment
  • Outlook for cost reduction in the solar value chain
  • Eye on the future: risks & opportunities

10:00 /// LATAM: From MW’s to GW’s (panel discussion)

  • How cost-competitive is PV compared to other (solar) sources for electricity?
  • Which markets are the most interesting in the short and longer term?
  • Current trends in the scale and distribution of Energy (Utility vs. commercial vs. residential)
  • Forecasts for the growth and segmentation of PV projects

10:45 /// Networking Break

Match-making Facilities: one-to-ones with selection of invited potential end-consumers


SESSION 2 /// ARGENTINA OPPORTUNITY

11:20 /// Overview of potential for PV in Argentina

  • Key market drivers and barriers for PV project development
  • Potential for PV by segment
  • Overview of regulatory framework and updates
  • Growth forecasts

11:40 /// Expected electricity price dynamics and cost competitiveness of solar

  • Overview of the current electricity industry landscape in Argentina
  • Forecasts for the prices of electricity per segment
  • When and where will solar be competitive with other electricity sources?

12:00 /// Drill-down on Argentina (panel discussion)

  • What are the most attractive segments for PV?
  • Key risks, barriers and mitigation strategies
  • Solar vs. Wind - Who will win? Current competitiveness in the Argentinian market
  • Forecasts for future growth

12:45 /// Networking Lunch

Match-making Facilities: one-to-ones with selection of invited potential end-consumers and investors


SESSION 3 /// BEST PRACTICES FROM EXPERIENCED STAKEHOLDERS

ALBERTO CUTER
GENERAL MANAGER LATAM & ITALY /// JINKO SOLAR CO., LTD

14:30 /// Business Case: Successfully Completing a Multi-MW Solar PV Plant in Chile

  • Overview of risks and challenges faced
  • Determining factors in ensuring success
  • Achieving the lowest cost of capital
  • How can lessons learned in Chile be applied in Argentina
RAQUEL IGUALÁ
LATAM SALES MANAGER /// POWER ELECTRONICS

15:00 /// Technical considerations to ensure a successful project (panel discussion)

  • Common challenges experienced when developing and operating PV projects
  • Identifying and mitigating factors that can influence yields (high temperature, altitude, humidity etc.)
  • Technical considerations specific to the country and region
  • Grid-connection and stability

15:45 /// Networking break

Match-making Facilities: one-to-ones with selection of invited potential end-consumers

16:30 /// Best practices in PV project finance

  • Overview of frequently used and innovative financing models
  • Corporate finance vs. Project finance
  • Best practices and lessons learned across the region
JOOST SAMSOM
PARTNER /// VOLTIQ

17:00 /// Making Solar Bankable in Argentina (panel discussion)

  • Applying lessons learned developing and financing projects across the region in Argentina
  • Identifying and devising strategies to overcome the current market barriers
  • Is there a lack in availability of financing in Argentina?
  • What do investors and financiers look for to consider a project “bankable”

17:45 /// Networking Drink

19:00 /// Networking Dinner

Registration for the dinner is required

FRIDAY 10 JUNE /// CONFERENCE DAY 2 /// BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA

08:15 /// Registration and coffee

09:15 /// Welcome & Opening remarks by Chairman

09:30 /// Inspiration for Growth: Achieving the Lowest Solar LCOE

  • How can Argentina sustain solar energy growth without subsidies in a wholesale market?
  • Reflections from international experiences
  • Which successful international business models could be applicable in the region
  • The potential for renewable energy as a game changer for energy access around the world

10:00 /// Regional Outlook for 2016 and Beyond (panel discussion)

  • Reality vs. Expectations
  • Best and worst case scenarios for solar PV in the region
  • Synergies and disparities between different regional markets; Argentina, Uruguay, Brazil, Paraguay, Bolivia

10:45 /// Networking break

Match-making Facilities: one-to-ones with selection of invited potential end-consumers

11:30 /// Round-Table Discussions

Dive deep into the topics and join the experts face-to-face while you engage in an interactive discussion on one of the highlighted topics of your choice. (Topics for each specific table will be released closer to the conference day)

12:00 /// Key Note Speaker

13:00 /// Closing Networking Lunch

13:00 /// End of Conference