Past Events

Webinar: Brazil’s Power Sector Outlook

Date: March 26Webinars
Time: 11:00 am San Diego (GMT/UTC – 7 hours)
Contact: Alexis Arthur

Over the last several months, Latin America’s largest economy and aspiring energy superpower has gone through a tumultuous election and endured a wide-ranging scandal at its national oil company. In the electric sector, a prolonged drought has led to nationwide power shortages and raised questions as to whether Brazil can meet growing electricity demand in both the short and long term. The relatively new year is off to a challenging start, but is there a light at the end of Brazil’s energy tunnel?

We are delighted to be joined by Francisco Morandi, Chief Financial Officer of AES Brazil for an in-depth analysis of Brazil’s power outlook and challenges in a complex and changing environment. Morandi will discuss options and opportunities for generation and distribution, as well as the role of natural gas and hydropower in bolstering energy security in Brazil.
Morandi’s presentation will be followed by an interactive Q&A with the audience. If you are interested but unable to attend, please register anyway and we will send you the recording.


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East meets West: Miami as a Gateway for China’s Investment in Latin America

Date: March 27, 2015
Place: Morton’s Steak House, 1200 Bricknell Avenue, Miami, Florida
Time: 12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m.
Cost: $40 for members of the Miami Finance Forum; $60 for non-members
Contact: Lynne Walker

East meets West: Miami as a Gateway for China’s Investment in Latin AmericaAs China increases its economic presence in Latin America, we will examine Miami’s evolving role as a gateway city for east-west investment. In cooperation with the Miami Finance Forum in Miami, Florida, we will host a business luncheon with a keynote address by Dr. Peng Yuan, Vice President of  the China Institutes of Contemporary International Relations (CICIR) in Beijing. Dr. Yuan, an expert in Sino-American relations, Trans-Pacific relations and China’s foreign policy, is stopping in Miami to meet with the business community before traveling to several Latin American countries.

This business forum will be moderated by Erik Bethel, Managing Director-Latin America, Darby Overseas Investments


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China's Foreign Policy in a New Era of Sino-Latin American Relations

Date: March 24, 2015
Place: Woodrow Wilson Center, One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C.
Time: 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Cost: Free and open to the public
Contact: Lynne Walker

Broadcast live streaming video on Ustream

China has become a major economic and political force in Latin America. Chinese leader Xi Jinping has made two trips to the region in 13 months. At a Beijing meeting of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States this past January, he pledged $250 billion in investment to Latin America over the next ten years. A Chinese company is planning to build a canal in Nicaragua and the government has announced plans for a space satellite base in Argentina. China is the primary market for Latin American natural resources and a driver of regional infrastructure projects.

The Institute of the Americas, in collaboration with the Woodrow Wilson Center’s Latin American Program, Kissinger Institute on China and the United States, and China Environment Forum, is pleased to invite you to a seminar exploring China’s evolving political engagement with Latin America. We hope you will join noted Chinese and international experts to examine the latest developments in China-Latin American relations, their place in China’s foreign policy, and the political and economic logic that drive Chinese engagement in the region


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Caribbean Clean Energy Technology Symposium

Date: March 24-27, 2015
Place: Marriott Frenchman’s Reef Resort in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands
Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Executive Director, CCAA
Tel: 202 464-2029

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Caribbean Central American Action, the U.S. Department of Energy, and the Government of the U.S. Virgin Islands will host the Caribbean Clean Energy Technology Symposium in February 2015. Featuring some of the most recent technology and examining the emerging strategic thinking on regional energy solutions, this “invitation only” event will include plenary discussions, in-depth Stakeholder Working Groups, and Technology demonstrations.

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Argentina Energy Roundtable: Vaca Muerta & Beyond


Date: March 19
Time: 8:30 - 9:00am Registration and Coffee
9:00am - 1:00pm Roundtable Panel Discussions
Place: Buenos Aires, Argentina – Hilton Puerto Madero
Contact: Rita Oliveira
This event will be held in Spanish without interpretation and is closed to the press


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Argentina Energy RoundtableFor years, Argentina has been one of the hemisphere’s key energy markets and a leader in regional integration efforts and natural gas development. More recently, however, Argentina has struggled with balancing economic and energy demands.

But today, with the world’s second largest shale gas reserves and fourth largest shale oil, the country has reignited interest in its energy sector and market fundamentals. An overhaul last November of the country’s hydrocarbons legal framework, thriving partnerships with international firms, and unconventional production of roughly 40,000 BOE/day have served to deepen interest in the country’s energy potential.

This half-day executive roundtable will assess the unconventional resource potential in Argentina, as well as the current global energy context and realities, and what they signify for Argentina’s energy outlook. Panel discussions will focus on the future for shale in Argentina, in particular opportunities in the Vaca Muerta region, as well as the electric sector, and the role of energy as Argentina heads into general elections in October.


  • Ricardo Aguirre, Manager, Commercial and Business Planning, Chevron Argentina
  • Ana Paula Ares, Founding Partner, Quo Advisors
  • Nicolás Gadano, Chief Economic Development Researcher, CIPPEC
  • Juan Garoby, Executive Manager, Drilling and Workover, YPF S.A.
  • Fernando Giliberti, Vice President, Strategy and Business Development, YPF S.A.
  • Ricardo Iglesias, Vice President, Markets & Sales, GDF Suez Energy Latin America
  • Hamilton Moss, Vice President for Energy, CAF – Development Bank of Latin America
  • Rodolfo Santangelo, Director, M&S Consultores
  • Gustavo Schettini, CEO, Energy Consulting Services







Mesa Redonda sobre Energía en Argentina: Vaca Muerta y más allá de su potencial

Fecha: Marzo 19 del 2015
Hora: 8:30 - 9:00am Registro y Café 9:00am - 1:30pm Paneles
Lugar: Buenos Aires, Argentina - Hilton Puerto Madero
Contacto: Diana Rodríguez
Evento cerrado a la prensa


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icon Juan Garoby

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Argentina Energy Roundtable

Por muchos años Argentina ha sido uno de los mercados de energía primordiales en el hemisferio y líder en los esfuerzos de integración regional y de desarrollo de gas natural. Sin embargo, recientemente le ha sido difícil equilibrar la demanda económica con la oferta energética.

Pero hoy, siendo el segundo país con más recursos de shale gas y el cuarto país con mayores recursos de shale oil en el mundo, y el único con proyectos de shale en desarrollo comercial fuera de Estados Unidos, Argentina ha vuelto a revivir el interés en su sector energético y en los aspectos fundamentales del mercado. La revisión del marco legal de los hidrocarburos del país en noviembre pasado, las exitosas asociaciones con firmas internacionales, y la producción de no convencionales de aproximadamente 40.000 boe/día han ayudado a profundizar el interés en el potencial energético del país.

Esta mesa redonda ejecutiva evaluará el potencial de los recursos no convencional en Argentina, así como la realidad y el contexto energético mundial actual y lo que significan para el panorama energético de la nación. Los paneles de discusión se centrarán en el futuro del shale en Argentina, particularmente en las oportunidades en el yacimiento de Vaca Muerta, así como en el sector eléctrico, y en el papel de la energía en la discusión política dada la cercanía de las elecciones presidenciales de octubre.



  • Ricardo Aguirre, Gerente Comercial y de Planeamiento de Negocios, Chevron Argentina
  • Ana Paula Ares, Socia Fundadora, Quo Advisors
  • Nicolás Gadano, Investigador Principal de Desarrollo Económico, CIPPEC (Centro de Implementación de Políticas Públicas para la Equidad y el Crecimiento)
  • Juan Garoby, Gerente Ejecutivo Perforación y Workover, YPF S.A.
  • Fernando Giliberti, Vicepresidente Estrategia y Desarrollo de Negocios, YPF S.A.
  • Ricardo Iglesias, Vicepresidente, Markets & Sales, GDF Suez Energy Latin America 
  • Hamilton Moss, Vicepresidente de Energía, CAF – Banco de Desarrollo de América Latina
  • Rodolfo Santangelo, Director, M&S Consultores
  • Gustavo Schettini, CEO, Energy Consulting Services






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