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

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, Independent Economic Consultant
  • Juan Garoby, Executive Manager, Drilling and Workover, YPF S.A.
  • Fernando Giliberti, Vice President, Strategy and Business Development, YPF S.A.
  • Ricardo Iglesias, Vicepresidente, Markets & Sales, GDF Suez Energy Latin America
  • Hamilton Moss, Vice President for Energy, CAF – Development Bank of Latin America
  • 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

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, Consultor Independiente en Asuntos Económicos
  • 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
  • Gustavo Schettini, CEO, Energy Consulting Services






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

Date: March 25, 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

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, will hold a conference on March 25 to discuss China’s evolving political engagement with Latin America. Chinese President Xi Jinping has made two trips to Latin America in 13 months, visiting Cuba, Venezuela, Argentina, Brazil, Costa Rica, Mexico and Trinidad and Tobago.  During the conference, we examine the contours of these new developments in Sino-Latin America policy and ask our expert speakers how China, Latin America and the U.S.  view the evolving relationship, what new economic measures China is taking in the region and why.


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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
Seating is limited, so please register

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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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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Mexico Electricity Roundtable


Date: April 9
Time: 8:30 - 9:00am Registration and Coffee
9:00am - 2:00pm Roundtable Panel Discussions
Place: Mexico City, Mexico – Marriott Reforma
Contact: Rita Oliveira
This event will be held in Spanish without interpretation

Mexico Mesa Redonda sobre Electricidad

In just over a year since Mexico launched a major overhaul of its energy sector, the country has made huge strides to implement key pieces of the reforms. Indeed, 2015 is shaping up to be Mexico’s energy year. But with much of the attention focused on oil and gas, it is easy to overlook the importance of the nation’s electric sector and magnitude of changes underway. The potential of the nation’s renewables sector also demands further analysis. With an abundance of wind, solar, and geothermal resources, Mexico has the elements to be a hemispheric -- if not global -- leader in renewable energy deployment.
The Institute of the Americas’ Mexico Electricity Roundtable will provide a high-level forum to address pressing questions surrounding the electricity sector in Mexico and particularly in the context of energy reform and its implementation. In Davos Style panels, experts from across government and industry will address a series of topics including the status of power market developments and regulatory changes at CRE and CENACE, as well as the role of the SENER and CFE, and the future for natural gas and renewables in the country’s power matrix.


  • Leonardo Beltrán Rodríguez, Deputy Secretary for Energy Planning and Transition, SENER
  • César Emiliano Hernández Ochoa, Deputy Secretary for Electricity, SENER
  • Jesús Serrano Landeros, Commissioner, Energy Regulatory Commission (CRE)
  • Raúl Carral, General Manager, Power Plants Sales, Central America, Wärtsilä North America, Inc.
  • José Luis Fernández, Executive Director, Institute for Electric Research (IIE)
  • Adrián Katzew, CEO, Zuma Energía
  • John Padilla, Managing Director, IPD Latin America


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Mesa Redonda sobre Energía Eléctrica en México

Fecha: Abril 9 del 2015
Hora: 8:30 - 9:00am Registro y Café
9:00am - 2:00pm Paneles
Lugar: Ciudad de México – Marriott Reforma
Contacto: Diana Rodríguez

Mexico Electricity RoundtableEn algo más de un año desde que México puso en marcha la histórica transformación de su sector energético, el país ha dado grandes pasos para implementar las piezas clave de las reformas. De hecho, el 2015 se perfila a ser el año de la energía en México. Pero con gran parte de la atención centrada en el petróleo y gas, es fácil pasar por alto la importancia del sector eléctrico de la nación y la magnitud de los cambios ya en curso. El potencial del sector de energías renovables del país también requiere un análisis profundo. Con abundancia en recursos eólicos, solares y geotérmicos, México tiene los elementos para ser un líder hemisférico - si no mundial - en el despliegue de energías renovables.
La Mesa Redonda sobre Energía Eléctrica en México del Instituto de las Américas proporcionará un foro de discusión de alto nivel para abordar preguntas apremiantes en cuanto al sector eléctrico de México y particularmente en el contexto de la reforma energética y su aplicación. En los paneles al estilo Davos, expertos del gobierno y la industria abordarán una serie de temas, incluyendo la situación actual de la evolución de los mercados de energía y los cambios regulatorios en CRE y CENACE, así como el papel de SENER y CFE, y el futuro del gas natural y las energías renovables en la matriz eléctrica del país.


  • Leonardo Beltrán Rodríguez, Subsecretario de Planeación y Transición Energética, SENER
  • César Emiliano Hernández Ochoa, Subsecretario de Electricidad, SENER
  • Jesús Serrano Landeros, Comisionado, Comisión Reguladora de Energía (CRE)
  • Raúl Carral, Gerente General, Ventas de Plantas Eléctricas, América Central, Wärtsilä North America, Inc.
  • José Luis Fernández, Director Ejecutivo, Instituto de Investigaciones Eléctricas (IIE)
  • Adrián Katzew, CEO, Zuma Energía
  • John Padilla, Managing Director, IPD Latin America


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Webinar: BP North America Energy Outlook 2035.

Date: April 14Webinars
Time: 11:00am San Diego (2:00pm New York; GMT/UTC – 7 hours)
Contact: Alexis Arthur

BP Outlook EnergyWhat will the next two decades bring for the energy sectors in Canada, the United States and Mexico? Does the region remain on a fast track to becoming a global energy hub? Join us for a discussion of BP’s North American Energy Outlook 2035 with Mark Finley General Manager of Global Energy Markets. The annual report reflects what BP sees as the “most likely” trajectory of the global energy system, based on likely economic and population growth, as well as developments in policy and technology across the globe.

Finley’s presentation will focus on the North American piece of the outlook and likely scenarios driving the region’s efforts to meet energy security and sustainability. Finley’s remarks 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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XXIV La Jolla Energy Conference

La Jolla Energy Conference

Each May, thought leaders from across the Western Hemisphere meet in La Jolla to present policy updates and outlooks on the key energy trends and issues for the Americas. For more inf click here

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