La Jolla Energy Conference


La Jolla, California • May 23-24, 2018
#LJC2018

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NEW THIS YEAR

There will be more topics, more breakout roundtable sessions, more debate and discussion, and more networking.

We are adding several pre-conference activities slated for the afternoon of May 22 and the morning of May 23:

• Workshops led by international experts focused on issues such as community engagement and local content

• Team building and networking activities including kayaking at La Jolla Cove and a guided hike at the Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve

We look forward to your participation in these exciting additions to the La Jolla Conference in 2018

35+

speakers

In-depth analysis of energy trends from global thought leaders.

100+

companies

Exposure for your brand and expertise.

200+

participants

Unparalleled opportunities to network with clients and new partners.

 

Agenda


May 22 - Teambuilding and Networking for early arrivals

(Transportation provided to and from the Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines)

4:00pm-6:00pm
Kayaking
At La Jolla Cove
Where: La Jolla Cove
 
4:00pm-6:00pm
Guided Nature Hike
At Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve
Where: Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve

Schedule Day2

May 23 (at the Institute of the Americas)
11:00-12:45
Pre-Conference Concurrent Workshops – held at the Institute of the Americas and transportation provided to and from the Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines
Local Content: What it is, what it isn’t and why it’s important
Lead Expert Presenter
Roger Tissot,Local Content Expert & Director, Gas Energy Latin America
Expert Discussant
Nelson Narciso,Non-Resident Fellow, Institute of the Americas & former Director at Brazil’s National Petroleum Agency (ANP)

The Social License to Operate: Managing environmental issues and stakeholder engagement
Lead Expert Presenter
Isolina Sanchez,Principal Consultant, USA, Environmental Resources Management (ERM)
Expert Discussant
Alberto Sambartolome,Senior Partner, Mexico, Environmental Resources Management (ERM)
Where: Institute of the Americas
 
12:45pm-2:00pm
Post-workshop networking lunch on the IOA Plaza
Sponsored by ERM
Where: Institute of the Americas Plaza
 
2:00pm
First Shuttle to IOA from Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines
Where: Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines
 
2:15am
Second Shuttle to IOA from Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines
Where: Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines
 
2:00pm
Registration and Welcome Coffee
Sponsored bySOLAR TURBINES
Where:Institute of the Americas
 
2:30pm
Welcoming Remarks:
Jamal Khokhar,President and CEO, Institute of the Americas
Where:Institute of the Americas
 
2:45
Energy Transition Initiative and Electric Vehicles in Peru Report – Presentation of IOA’s New Programming and Initiative
Jeremy Martin,Vice President, Energy & Sustainability, Institute of the Americas
Where: Institute of the Americas
 
3:00pm
The Exercise of Regulation: Balancing Oversight, Technology Advance and Investment for Markets in Transition
Andres Chambouleyron,Chairman, National Electricity Regulator (ENRE), Argentina
Guillermo Garcia Alcocer,Chairman, Energy Regulatory Commission (CRE), Mexico
Carlos De Regules,Executive Director, Agency for Security, Energy and the Environment (ASEA) of Mexico
Alfonso Blanco,Executive Secretary, OLADE
Jaime Martinez,Senior Partner, Mexico, Environmental Resources Management (ERM)
MODERATOR Jeremy Martin,Institute of the Americas
Where: Institute of the Americas
 
4:15pm
The Future of the Oil & Gas Industry in the Americas: Bid Rounds, Optimization, Innovation and Managing Costs and Empowering Communities
Raphael Moura,Upstream Advisor to the Board of Directors, National Petroleum Agency (ANP), Brazil
Read Taylor,Executive Director of Upstream, Sierra Oil & Gas
Brandon Simmons,Chief Operating Officer, Tachyus
Soledad Mills,CEO, Equitable Origin
Walter Pesenti,Senior Vice President, Nathan Associates
Cecilia De La Macorra,Director, Americas, International Government Relations, Exxon Mobil Corporation
MODERATOR Jeremy Martin,Institute of the Americas
Where: Institute of the Americas
 
5:30pm
The Gulf Region and the Global Energy Transition: Threat or Opportunity and Implications for Latin America
David Hobbs,Vice President, Research, King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center (KAPSARC)
Aldo Flores Quiroga,Deputy Secretary of Energy for Hydrocarbons (SENER), Mexico & former Director, International Energy Forum (IEF)

MODERATOR Jeremy Martin,Institute of the Americas
Where: Institute of the Americas Plaza
 
6:00pm
IOA-OLADE MOU Signing Ceremony
Jamal Khokhar,President and CEO, Institute of the Americas
Alfonso Blanco,Executive Secretary, OLADE

Cocktail and Gourmet Taco Reception on Institute of the Americas Plazawith Special Thanks to: # Projecto La Baja, SRE, Culinary Art School
Where: Institute of the Americas Plaza
 
7:30pm
First shuttle returns to Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines
Where: Institute of the Americas
 
7:30pm
Nightcap Roundtable – Informal and off-the-record moderated conversation
Sponsored by:CONTROL RISKS
Elections in Latin America: The Region’s Robust Political Cycle and Energy Implications
Co-Chaired by: Raul Gallegos,Associate Director, Control Risks &
Jonathan Wood,Director, Control Risks
Where: Institute of the Americas
 
8:30pm
Shuttles return to Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines
Where: Institute of the Americas
 
May 24 (All Sessions on May 24 at Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines; sessions prior to coffee break in main Fairway Ballroom)
8:00am
Breakfast Panel-Sponsored by DLA PIPER: Mexico’s Energy Sector and Market Development: Understanding the present and debating the future
Aldo Flores Quiroga,Deputy Secretary of Energy for Hydrocarbons (SENER)
Katya Somohano,CEO, CFE Calificados
Chris Sladen,President, BP Mexico
Carlos De Regules,Executive Director, Agency for Security, Energy and the Environment (ASEA)
Enrique Marroquin,President, Hunt Mexico
Lucas Aristizabal,Senior Director, Corporate Ratings, Fitch Ratings
MODERATOR: William Candelaria,Partner, DLA Piper
Where: Fairway Ballroom
 
9:15am
How far can or should renewables go as part of the region’s energy mix? Discussion of technology, financing renewables, resiliency, the impact of new players from big box retailers to energy storage firms and the future of utilities
Dario M. Febre,VP Business Development, ENGIE Argentina
Michael Harrington,Partner, Energy, Actis
Amanda Maxwell,Director, Latin America Project, Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)
Jorge Barrigh,Chairman of the Board, LAC-CORE
Adam Borison,Senior Vice President, Nathan Associates
MODERATOR: Jorge Rosenblut,Board Member, Institute of the Americas
Where: Fairway Ballroom
 
10:15am
Natural Gas & LNG Plenary: The Continued March of Unconventionals and Evolving Global Market
Elizabeth Urbanas,Deputy Assistant Secretary for Asia and the Americas, United States Department of Energy
Mauricio Roitman,Chairman, National Natural Gas Regulator (ENARGAS), Argentina
Edgar H. Guevara,Managing Director, Latin America, Solar Turbines Incorporated
Carlos A. Sole III, Partner, Co-Chair Latin America Practice, Baker Botts
MODERATOR: Jeremy Martin, Institute of the Americas
Where: Fairway Ballroom
 
11:15am
Coffee Break–Sponsored by: FITCH RATINGS
Concurrent Breakout Sessions/Roundtables - Off-the-record moderated conversations
Where: Fairway Ballroom
 
11:30am
Fairway 2
Corruption, Transparency and the Region’s Energy Sector: The Role of FCPA and Anti-Bribery laws and how government and industry can confront this critical issue
Chair:
Jamal Khokhar, President and CEO, Institute of the Americas
Expert Discussants:

Thiago de Aragão, Director for Latin American Political Risk Analysis, Arko Advice
Where: Fairway 2
 
12:15pm
Fairway 2
Cryptocurrencies and Energy: Is it the finance of the future?
Chair:
Jamal Khokhar, President and CEO, Institute of the Americas
Expert Discussants:

Jamie Finn, President/Co-Founder, Securitize
John Mee, Director and Vice President of Operations, FitzRoy Global Holdings Co. Ltd
Francisco Monaldi, Fellow, James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy, Rice University
11:30am
Fairway 3
Distributed Generation & Energy Storage: Utility Scale vs. Rooftops
Chair:
Jeremy Martin , Institute of the Americas
Expert Discussants:

Mario Scaletta, Power Market Lead, Latin America and Caribbean, Environmental Resources Management (ERM)
Paula Brufman, Chief of Staff and Senior Advisor to the President of the Environmental Protection Agency of the City of Buenos Aires (APRA)
Where: Fairway 3
 
12:15pm
Fairway 3
Lithium, Batteries and Electric Vehicles: The New Geopolitics of Energy
Chair:
Jeremy Martin, Institute of the Americas
Expert Discussants:

Morgan Bazilian, Executive Director, Payne Institute, Colorado School of Mines
Guy Edwards, Research Fellow Co-Director of the Climate and Development Lab Institute at Brown for Environment & Society, Brown University
Amanda Maxwell, NRDC
1:15pm
Lunch Sponsored by SEMPRA ENERGY– – Featuring Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines Executive Chef’s Tasting Stations in Fairway Gardens
Where: Fairway Gardens
 
All sessions after lunch in main Fairway Ballroom
 
 
 
2:30 pm
Venezuela: Where do we go from here?
David Voght,Managing Director, IPD Latin America
Francisco Monaldi,Fellow, James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy, Rice University
Raul Gallegos,Associate Director, Control Risks
Jason Fargo,Latin America Team Leader, Energy Intelligence
MODERATOR: Roger Tissot,Director, Gas Energy Latin America
Where: Fairway Ballroom
 
3:30pm
Argentina: Normalization and the Macri Administration’s Energy Reform Agenda
Andres Chambouleyron,Chairman, National Electricity Regulator (ENRE)
Mauricio Roitman,Chairman, National Natural Gas Regulator (ENARGAS)
Timothy Stephure,Director, Latin America Gas & Power, IHS Markit
MODERATOR: Jeremy Martin,Institute of the Americas
Where: Fairway Ballroom
 
4:30pm
Conference Closing Panel
Energy Reform, The Election and the Future For The Energy Sector in Mexico
Duncan Wood,Director, Mexico Institute, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
John Padilla,Managing Director, IPD Latin America
MODERATOR: Jeremy Martin,Institute of the Americas
Where: Fairway Ballroom
 
5:30pm
Closing Reception overlooking the Torrey Pines Golf Course – Featuring San Diego Craft Beer Tasting & Cornhole Bean Bag Toss
Sponsored by: MEXICO INSTITUTE
Where: Overlooking the Torrey Pines Golf Course
 

Speakers


Thought leaders from across the Western Hemisphere present policy updates and outlooks on the key energy trends and issues for the Americas.

  • Elizabeth Urbanas

    Elizabeth Urbanas

    Deputy Assistant Secretary for Asia and the Americas, United States Department of Energy

    Chris Sladen

    Chris Sladen

    President, BP Mexico

    Aldo Flores Quiroga

    Aldo Flores Quiroga

    Deputy Secretary of Energy for Hydrocarbons, Mexico

  • Guillermo Ignacio García Alcocer

    Guillermo Ignacio García Alcocer

    Chairman, Energy Regulatory Commission (CRE), Mexico

    Mauricio Roitman

    Mauricio Roitman

    Chairman, National Natural Gas Regulator (ENARGAS), Argentina

    Andrés Chambouleyron

    Andrés Chambouleyron

    Chairman, National Electricity Regulator (ENRE), Argentina

  • Carlos de Regules

    Carlos de Regules

    Executive Director, Agency for Security, Energy and the Environment(ASEA), Mexico

    Raphael Moura

    Raphael Moura

    Upstream Advisor to the Board of Directors, National Petroleum Agency (ANP) of Brazil

    Alfonso Blanco Bonilla

    Alfonso Blanco Bonilla

    Executive Secretary, Olade

  • William Candelaria

    William Candelaria

    Partner, DLA Piper

    Michael Harrington

    Michael Harrington

    Partner, Energy, Actis

    Francisco Monaldi

    Francisco Monaldi

    Fellow, James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy, Rice University

  • Duncan Wood

    Duncan Wood

    Director of the Mexico Institute, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

    Jonathan Wood

    Jonathan Wood

    Director, Control Risks

    Read Taylor

    Read Taylor

    Executive Director of Upstream, Sierra Oil and Gas, S. de R.L. de C.V.

  • Raúl Gallegos

    Raúl Gallegos

    Associate Director, Andean Region, Global Risk Analysis, Control Risks

    Brandon Simmons

    Brandon Simmons

    Chief Operating Officer, Tachyus

    Morgan Bazilian

    Morgan Bazilian

    Executive Director, Payne Institute, Colorado School of Mines

  • Katya Somohano

    Katya Somohano

    CEO, CFE Calificados

    Lucas Aristizabal

    Lucas Aristizabal

    Senior Director, Corporate Ratings, Fitch Ratings

    Enrique Marroquin

    Enrique Marroquin

    President, Hunt Mexico

  • Timothy Stephure

    Timothy Stephure

    Research Director, Latin America Gas & Power, IHS Energy

    Walter Pesenti

    Walter Pesenti

    Senior Vice President, Nathan Associates

    Guy Edwards

    Guy Edwards

    Research Fellow Co-Director of the Climate and Development Lab Institute at Brown for Environment & Society, Brown University

  • Roger Tissot

    Roger Tissot

    Local Content Expert and Director, Gas Energy Latin America

    Nelson Narciso

    Nelson Narciso

    President, NNF Energy Consultancy and Non-Resident Fellow, Institute of the Americas

    Jaime Martinez

    Jaime Martinez

    Senior Partner, Mexico, Environmental Resources Management (ERM)

  • Jamie Finn

    Jamie Finn

    President/Co-Founder, Securitize

    David Voght

    David Voght

    Managing Director, IPD Latin America

    Soledad Mills

    Soledad Mills

    CEO, Equitable Origin

  • Mario Scaletta

    Mario Scaletta

    Power Market Lead, Latin America and Caribbean, Environmental Resources Management (ERM)

    
Adam Borison

    Adam Borison

    Senior Vice President, Nathan Associates

    John Padilla

    John Padilla

    Managing Director, IPD Latin America

  • Amanda Maxwell

    Amanda Maxwell

    Director, Latin America Project, Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)

    Jorge Barrigh

    Jorge Barrigh

    Chairman of the Board, LAC-CORE

    Isolina Sanchez

    Isolina Sanchez

    Principal Consultant, USA, Environmental Resources Management(ERM)

  • 
Jorge Rosenblut

    Jorge Rosenblut

    Board Member, Institute of the Americas

    Paula Brufman

    Paula Brufman

    Chief of Staff and Senior Advisor to the President of the Environmental Protection Agency of the City of Buenos Aires (APRA)

    Jason Fargo

    Jason Fargo

    Latin America Team Leader, Energy Intelligence Group

  • Edgar Guevara

    Edgar Guevara

    Managing Director, Latin America, Solar Turbines, Inc.

    Carlos Sole

    Carlos Sole

    Partner, Co-Chair Latin America Practice, Baker Botts

    David Hobbs

    David Hobbs

    Vice President, Research, KAPSARC

  • 
Cecilia De La Macorra

    Cecilia De La Macorra

    Director, Americas, International Government Relations, Exxon Mobil Corporation

    
Alberto Sambartolome

    Alberto Sambartolome

    Senior Partner, Mexico, Environmental Resources Management (ERM)

    Dario Febre

    Dario Febre

    VP Business Development, ENGIE Argentina

  • Thiago de Aragão

    Thiago de Aragão

    Director for Latin American Political Risk Analysis, Arko Advice

    John Mee

    John Mee

    Director and Vice President of Operations, FitzRoy Global Holdings Co. Ltd.

Registration


 

Sponsors


To become a Sponsor for the XXVII La Jolla Energy Conference please contact
Energy & Sustainability Vice President Jeremy Martin. For more information about sponsorships click here

PLATINUM SPONSORS
BP
Sempra
GOLD SPONSOR
solarturbines
SILVER SPONSORS
Conoco Philips
DLA Paper
ERM
Fitch Ratign
Wilson Center
BRONZE SPONSORS
Control Risk
Energy Intelligence
Nathan Associates

Energy & Sustainability Program Sponsors and Steering Committee


To become a Steering Group Committee Member please contact Energy & Sustainability Vice President Jeremy Martin

Venue


Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines
10950 North Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla, CA 92037 • Tel: 1-858-558-1500
Make a Reservation

May 12, 2018 is the cutoff date for the La Jolla Conference preferential hotel rate

If calling our toll free reservation line, please refer to your group code: AEC518  
The toll free number to make your reservation is 1-877-414-8020.
The La Jolla Energy Conference is held at the Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines. With a breathtaking landscape and views of the majestic Pacific Ocean, the hotel offers a genuine San Diego experience. For more information on the hotel, see the Hilton web site.
For La Jolla Conference hotel room reservations, please be sure to book directly with the Hilton. The Institute of the Americas has not contracted any third parties or authorized any other companies to offer hotel accommodations associated with the La Jolla Conference.




Contact


 

Address

Institute of the Americas,
10111 N. Torrey Pines Road,
La Jolla, CA, 92037

Phone

+1 858 964 1715

Email us

Jeremy Martin