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Latam GRI Infra & Energy 2022

The key annual conference for global infrastructure and energy leaders in Latin America
Lead Sponsor

470 people are attending
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Moisés Cona
Moisés
Moisés Cona
Executive Director, Global InfrastructureGRI Club
+55 (11) 96695-6107

Latam GRI Infra & Energy is the key annual conference where global infrastructure and energy leaders get together to network and discuss project development in Latin America. 

Consolidated as the principal conference of infrastructure and energy key-players in Latin America, after six successful editions of Infra Latin America GRI, GRI Club Infra hosts its seventh edition on 11-12 May in New York (USA).  

The event represents a milestone, putting together +300 senior leaders from these sectors, aimed at economic recovery and boosting the urban and social infrastructure, by generating productive and insightful discussions, searching solutions to promote the infrastructure development in Latin America, and also identifying new deal flows and projects in the region. 

Latam GRI Infra & Energy 2022 will gather government authorities, investors, concession operators and specialists in the infrastructure and energy sector, from markets such as Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Ecuador, Spain, USA, India, Mexico, Panama, Peru, United Kingdom Uruguay, and others. 

The 7th edition of Latam GRI Infra & Energy 2022 meeting in New York aims to:

Discuss themes in an informal format, in which everyone can participate and interact

Share solutions to the most common challenges of the emerging markets

Build new business opportunities with global investors

Debate strategic topics to define the future of the infrastructure sectors

Connect yourself with peers and meet new partners

Keynote Speaker

Alejo Czerwonko

Alejo Czerwonko
Chief Investment Officer –
Emerging Markets Americas
UBS Asset Management

Alejo is Chief Investment Officer Emerging Markets Americas for Global Wealth Management. In this capacity, he oversees a team of analysts focusing on emerging markets macroeconomics and the development of investment ideas in these markets. Alejo holds a PhD in economics from Columbia University, where he now lectures regularly on emerging markets. Alejo is a member of the Advisory Board of the Wilson Center's Latin America Program.

Agenda

GRI Club Meeting - 11th May, 10:00am - 11:00am

What's Colombia's infrastructure legacy to the years ahead?

GRI Meeting with Minister of Transport Angela María Orozco

Women's Meeting & Lunch - 11th May, 11:30am - 1:30pm

Women’s Meeting & Lunch

Leadership across Latin America

Opening Session - 11th May, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Global Investors

Will Latam deliver an attractive risk-return compared to other regions?

  • What are the main game changers on the geopolitical landscape in Latin America?
  • How will the region remain competitive, and how will it stand out in the development of solid and profitable projects?
  • Country budget restrictions: What to expect for the development of sustainable infrastructure projects?
  • How will risk-taking be designed with the new elected governments? What to expect for a possible new matrix for infrastructure and energy projects?
Simultaneous Discussions - 11th May, 3:45pm - 5:00pm

Long-term Infrastructure Planning

What instruments can guarantee a long-term planning ahead?

  • What are the directions to be considered in the political transition process to ensure the continuity of projects in the infrastructure and energy sector?
  • How should legal reforms be designed to ensure greater attractiveness of the sectors for international and institutional investors?
  • Supplies, Pandemic and recovery: How are risks in contracts provisioned?
Simultaneous Discussions - 11th May, 3:45pm - 5:00pm

Latam Green Recovery

How to shift to a net-zero economy? 

  • How are countries in LATAM developing long-term recovery plans aligned with green recovery?
  • What are the stimulus funds to be spent on environmentally sustainable projects?
  • How to overcome the stake due to climate change and enhance competitiveness in the region?
  • What are the mechanisms and policy measures that will enable diverse investments for key projects in zero-emission transport and other related assets?
Simultaneous Discussions - 11th May, 3:45pm - 5:00pm

Unsolicited Proposals from Private Sector

How to change mindsets and develop infrastructure?

  • Can economic recovery strategies be strengthened by USPs?
  • What developers have to have in mind when first approaching government entities to suggest innovative infrastructure proposals?
  • How can social infrastructure and digital infrastructure agendas in Latin America be accelerated by unsolicited initiatives?
  • How can private sector provide a detailed proposal with clear addressing of social and environmental issues?
Simultaneous Discussions - 11th May, 3:45pm - 5:00pm

Guarantees & risks

How to unlock project finance in Latam?

  • What mechanisms can bring more security to the investor?
  • How can new governments define more transparent risk matrices?
  • How to keep legal certainty even without government support and incentives?
  • How to drive greater leverage of resources for infrastructure projects?
  • What are the best practices for structuring guarantees in the economic-financial modeling of projects in the region?
Simultaneous Discussions - 11th May, 5:30pm - 6:45pm

Brazil Renewables

What are the new trends in wind and solar?

  • What are the bottlenecks in achieving a significant insertion of solar and wind sources in the Brazilian energy matrix?
  • What are the strategies for enhancing productive infrastructure?
  • Can we expect greater growth in installed capacity this year from wind power sources?
  • How is the consumer profile dictating the behavior of the electricity sector and how does decentralized generation fit this context?
Simultaneous Discussions - 11th May, 5:30pm - 6:45pm

Chile Outlook

How will projects continue to flow despite uncertainties?

  • How does the political and economic situation affect overall credit and financing?
  • What are the key-drivers to ensure the continuity and legal certainty of ongoing projects?
  • How will the risks taking change amid the newly elected government? And what is the market sentiment about the progress of the economic recovery?
  • How can the private sector take the lead in fostering new initiatives in the transport and infrastructure sector?
Simultaneous Discussions - 11th May, 5:30pm - 6:45pm

Colombia 5G Transport

Will the projects be on track for international investors and lenders?

  • What are the steps to be followed before august so that the progress of the first wave projects maintains the expected timing for investment?
  • How are the risks being structured and which guarantees can the investor expect?
  • What are the projects expected to connect key corridors for Colombia's foreign trade with multimodality services?
  • What are key points to be addressed in guaranteeing stable and safe profitability in 5G projects?
Opening Session - 12th May, 9:00am - 10:00am

Transport Concessions in Latin America

Strong pipeline or pipe dream? 

  • Retrospective and Current Landscape;
  • “Brazil Connected” Program: Which projects will unlock logistical integration and multimodality?
  • Upcoming Pipeline: What are the shinning stars in Brazil infrastructure sector?
  • What are the mechanisms that will drive legal certainty, regulatory stability and economic predictability?
  • What type of incentives can LATAM operators expect for new projects?
Simultaneous Discussions - 12th May, 10:45am - 11:45am

LATAM Airports

Sold out tickets or still space to land?

  • Risk Management post COVID: Will airport infrastructure projects fly off course?
  • What are the strategies to lower disputes and judicialization?
  • Brazil 7th Round: Mature models to enhance airport infrastructure investments?
  • How can secondary market deliver value enhancement through both operational and financial structuring improvements?
Simultaneous Discussions - 12th May, 10:45am - 11:45am

Water Concessions

What's necessary to keep more projects flowing?

  • How can decentralization strategy unlock the potential of the water concessions system in LATAM?
  • What are the legal adjustments needed to set clearer frameworks for new auctions?
  • How Brazil’s momentum is bringing light and investments to water companies and how can LATAM investors be part of it?
Simultaneous Discussions - 12th May, 10:45am - 11:45am

Energy M&A

What are the shining stars in Latin America?

  • How has the energy M&A wave progressed in LATAM in the past years as a response to COVID-19?
  • How can players have a more proactive approach to ESG transition, with ESG-led M&A?
  • Can new deals catapult investments in disruptive technology? What are the expectations for Energy M&A deals in 2023?
  • How to build an integrated value chain to deliver energy transition products and services?
Simultaneous Discussions - 12th May, 10:45am - 11:45am

Urban Infrastructure

How can mobility adapt in large urban centers?

  • How has Covid-19 changed the logic of mobility in Latin American cities?
  • What are the strategies for the recovery and integration of metropolitan modes?
  • How are disruptive technologies being incorporated into urban mobility and transport projects?
  • What are the bottlenecks to be overcome in the consolidation of electric mobility?
Simultaneous Discussions - 12th May, 12:15pm - 1:15pm

Peru Concessions

How can concessions overcome political instability?

  • How the persistent governability challenges dampened the investment outlook in Peru?
  • What are the bottlenecks in setting prudent fiscal policy and moderate debt burden?
  • How can risk assignment be designed in project development to lower political-wise uncertainty and grid-locked policymaking?
Simultaneous Discussions - 12th May, 12:15pm - 1:15pm

Mexico Energy

What factors will ensure a smarter energy transition?

  • How Mexico is keeping up with the race for the energy transition in LATAM?
  • How are technologies being incorporated to increase the capacity of generation through clean energies?
  • What are the challenges to implement innovation and define a clear map for Net Zero?
  • How can judicialization in the sector be an obstacle to achieving the decarbonization goals?
Simultaneous Discussions - 12th May, 12:15pm - 1:15pm

Brazil Highways

Which projects will drive the transport revolution?

  • Federal Concessions: How will free flow be incorporated into new projects?
  • What are the pipeline in public consultation that will increase investors' appetite in 2022?
  • What are the evolutions in road safety and how projects are incorporating technology to mitigate accidents?
Simultaneous Discussions - 12th May, 2:30pm - 3:45pm

International Supply Chains

How can Latam ensure integrated logistics platforms?

  • What policies and legal adjustments are needed to structure integrated logistics networks?
  • How to define strategic clusters and optimize cargo flow?
  • What alignments should be made with ports, railways, shippers and industry players to define integrated logistics zones?
Simultaneous Discussions - 12th May, 2:30pm - 3:45pm

Energy Transition

What does the next decade look like in Latin America?

  • How can carbon market regulation make net-zero goals achievable? Is it possible to predict how greener LATAM will be?
  • What are the learnings so far about hydrogen production and distribution and which legal regulatory framework could unlock the full potential of H2 in the region?
  • Is there enough demand for EV infrastructure? How countries are adapting?
  • How to align social-economic structures and investments with the transition?
Simultaneous Discussions - 12th May, 2:30pm - 3:45pm

Digital Infrastructure

A vital element in Latam recovery from COVID-19?

  • Which regulatory drivers will define well-targeted investments in response to sector and community needs?
  • What are the solid initiatives in the region and what has been done to foster digital ecosystems?
  • How can public lighting PPPs leverage digital infrastructure for smart cities in Latin America?
  • How can broadband connectivity and technology provide better infrastructure network transport services?
Closing Session - 12th May, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

ESG Bonds and Project Finance

How can Latam be prepared for what comes next?

  • What are the strategies to define local regulatory frameworks on sustainable finance?
  • Beyond bonds issuance, how are infrastructure players working on great governance?
  • How to use the "G" to stimulate " E" and "S" and foster impact investment?
  • How can SLBs maintain greater relevance in the fixed income markets in the next years?
  • How can transparency and standardization instruments unlock and mobilize funds for sustainable infrastructure?
  • Are there mechanisms to ensure that sovereign issuers and other international financial institutions can have better access to the Latin ESG bond market?

Some GRI Infra & Energy Company Members

ACCIONA - Brasil
ADP International
Aegea Saneamento
Ainda Energia & Infraestructura
Aleatica - México
Arteris
Atlas Renewable Energy - México
BNP Paribas - Brazil
BRK Ambiental
Banco Sabadell en Peru
Banco Santander
BlackRock - Mexico
Brookfield Infrastructure Partners do Brasil
CDPQ - Caisse de Dépôt et Placement du Québec - Brazil
CEMIG - Companhia Energética de Minas Gerais S.A.
CIBC World Markets plc - Colombia
CPFL Energia - Companhia Paulista de Força e Luz
CPPIB - Canada Pension Plan Investment Board - UK
Cesbe S.A. Engenharia e Empreendimentos
Credit Agricole CIB - México
DP World - USA (Headquarter LATAM)
Egis - Mexico
Enel Green Power Brazil
GIC
GS Inima - Brasil
Grupo Bancolombia
Grupo CCR
Grupo Indi
IFC - International Finance Corporation - Brazil
Itaú BBA S.A
JOYCO S.A.S
Natixis - Colombia
Neoenergia
New Development Bank
Odinsa
Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan
Profuturo AFP
Prumo Logística
ROADIS
Sacyr - Brasil
Siemens Energy Brasil
Socicam
Sura Investment Management - Colombia
Total Eren
UNNA
Unión para la Infraestructura
VINCI Airports - Brasil
Vinci Partners - RJ
XP Investimentos
Zurich Airport Latin America Ltda.
http://www.acciona.com.br/
São Paulo | SP | Brazil
ACCIONA is a leader in providing sustainable solutions for infrastructure and renewable energy projects across the world. Its offer covers the whole value chain, from design and construction to operation and maintenance. With a presence in more than 30 countries, the Group develops its business activities based on the desire to contribute to economic and social development in the communities in which it operates. ACCIONA executes its sustainability strategy through a Sustainability Master Plan, a road map containing all the initiatives of the Company in this field. The aim of ACCIONA is to lead the transition towards a low-carbon economy, bringing quality criteria and innovation processes to all projects in order to optimize the efficient use of resources and respect the environment, with the ambition and determination to become a carbon-neutral company from 2016 onwards. This commitment has been ratified by the inclusion of ACCIONA in the world’s top sustainability indexes.
http://
Paris | France
Groupe ADP, through its subsidiary ADP International, is one of the few players covering every aspect of the airport’s value chain, from the financing to the design and operation of an airport.
http://www.aegea.com.br
http://www.aegea.com.br
+55 11 3818-8150
São Paulo | SP | Brazil
Aegea manage sanitation assets through its dealerships in several states of the country. The company acts as manager of public concessions operating in all processes of the full cycle of water – supply, collection and sewage treatment. Currently, Aegea is represented in ten Brazilian states and supplies more than 21 million people in 153 municipalities. Its shareholders are Grupo Equipav, GIC and Itaúsa.
http://www.ainda.mx
http://www.ainda.mx
+52 (55) 5202 7690
Ciudad de México | CMX | Mexico
Ainda is a listed private equity fund (CKD) focused on investing in energy and infrastructure projects in Mexico. Ainda has signed a strategic alliance with Goldman Sachs Merchant Bank Division to identify opportunities to co-invest in the country.
http://www.aleatica.com
http://www.aleatica.com
+52 55 5255 5250
Ciudad de México | CMX | Mexico
http://www.arteris.com.br
http://www.arteris.com.br
+55 11 3074-2404 (Ramal 14418)
São Paulo | SP | Brazil
Arteris is one of the largest highway concession companies in Brazil in managed kilometers, with over 3,400km. It manages highways located in the states of SP, MG, RJ, PR and SC, in addition to 5 federal and 4 state concessions in SP.
http://
http://
+52 55 7252 2000
Mexico City | Mexico
Atlas Renewable Energy is an Actis portfolio company focused on the development, execution and operation of renewable energy projects across Latin America.
http://www.bnpparibas.com.br/
São Paulo | SP | Brazil
Leading group in banking and financial services in Europe, it is divided into three business areas: Asset Management, Corporate and Institutional Banking and Asset Management.
https://www.brkambiental.com.br/quem-somos/
Sao Paulo | SP | Brazil
BRK Ambiental is the largest private Brazilian Company in the area of environmental solutions. Through the control of its assets, the Company can guarantee more assertive decision-making, applying best governance practices in all of its segments. This allows BRK Ambiental to ensure that the processes and systems are the same for all of its operations, guaranteeing operational gains and more accurate quality control. In the Water and Wastewater segment, BRK Ambiental operates in all regions of the country under full concession (water and wastewater) or partial concession (wastewater) model, as well as through PPPs (Public-Private Partnerships) and other associations with state and municipal entities. In addition, it has guaranteed its position with a strategy focused on synergy and on offering quality services. All of this guarantees effective performance when tackling the sanitation deficit challenge present in Brazil, while working in a complementary fashion with the government.
http://
Lima | Peru
Banco Sabadell es el cuarto grupo bancario privado español integrado por diferentes bancos marcas sociedades filiales y Sociedades participadas.
https://www.blackrock.com/mx/home
Mexico City | CMX | Mexico
BlackRock is trusted to manage more money than any other investment firm. Our business is investing on behalf of our clients - from large institutions to parents and grandparents, teachers, nurses, doctors and people from all walks of life.
https://bip.brookfield.com/en
São Paulo | SP | Brazil
Asset Manager in Infrastructure, Renewable Energy, Real Estate, Sustainable Resources, and Private Equity.
https://www.cdpq.com/en/about-us/governance/contact-us
São Paulo | SP | Brazil
Canadian long-term institutional investor, CDPQ has been a major infrastructure investor for more than 15 years.
http://www.cemig.com.br/
http://www.cemig.com.br/
+55 31 3506 4900
Belo Horizonte | MG | Brazil
The main transmission company in Brazil, ISA CTEEP transports about 24% of all electricity produced in the country and almost 100% in the State of São Paulo.
http://www.cibcwm.com
http://www.cibcwm.com
+57 (1) 5169047
Bogotá | Colombia
CIBC (CM: NYSE, TSX) is a leading Canadian-based global financial institution with a market capitalization of $50 billion and a Basel III Common Equity Tier 1 capital ratio of 11.2%. Through our major business units — Canadian Personal & Small Business Banking, Canadian Commercial Banking & Wealth Management, U.S. Commercial Banking & Wealth Management and Capital Markets – our more than 44,000 employees provide a full range of financial products and services to 10 million individual, small business, commercial, corporate and institutional clients in Canada, the U.S. and around the world. CIBC’s Capital Markets business provides best-in-class insight, advice, and execution across global markets, investment banking, corporate banking and research to corporate, government and institutional clients in key markets globally. CIBC has been consistently recognized with multiple awards at the IJGlobal Americas Deals of the Year Awards for Global Infrastructure & Power since 2015.
Financial Consultant/Advisor
http://www.cpfl.com.br/
http://www.cpfl.com.br/
+55 19 3756-8111
Campinas | SP | Brazil
CPFL Energia, for 106 years in the electricity sector, has been active in the distribution, generation, trading and services segments. Since January 2017, the Group has been part of the Chinese state-owned State Grid.
http://www.cppib.com/
http://www.cppib.com/
+44 20 3205 3500
London | United Kingdom
We are a professional investment management organization that invests the funds of the Canada Pension Plan on behalf of its 20 million Canadian contributors and beneficiaries.
http://www.cesbe.com.br/
http://www.cesbe.com.br/
+55 41 3330 4700
Curitiba | PR | Brazil
Acting in the areas of construction and restoration of highways, railways, concession of highways, viaducts, dams and infrastructure. Company with 100% national capital, mainly works in the public works segment.
http://www.ca-cib.com/
http://www.ca-cib.com/
+ 5255 9138 1380
Mexico City | Mexico
CA-CIB has been present in México for almost 50 years, offering credit assessment for Syndicated Loan Facilities, Structured Finance, Project Finance, Specialized Lending, Export & Trade Finance, Advisory and Equity Capital Markets, and others.
http://web.dpworld.com/contact/
Charlotte | NC | USA
DP World is the leading enabler of global trade and an integral part of the supply chain. We operate multiple related businesses – from marine and inland terminals, marine services, logistics and ancillary services, to technology-driven trade solutions. Our portfolio of more than 150 operations in over 50 countries in six continents gives us a significant presence both in high-growth and mature markets. DP World’s has more than 50,000 employees from 120 countries.
http://www.egis-group.com/contact
Ciudad de México | CMX | Mexico
Consulting and engineering services, management and supervision of works, road and airport operations.
https://www.enelgreenpower.com/en/country-brazil.html
Rio de Janeiro | RJ | Brazil
http://www.gic.com.kw
Safat | Kuwait
http://www.gsinima.com.br
São Paulo | SP | Brazil
GS Inima Brasil acts as a construction company and holding company, structured to ensure the operational continuity and performance of the controlled concessionary companies (SPE's), as well as to compete in, get awarded and establish new concessions and public private partnerships, either by itself or in consortium with other companies. It acts in sanitation projects, from its conception and construction to its operation and maintenance in public and private markets. In addition to the Brazilian portfolio, in partnership with the South Korean unit GS E&C, GS Inima Brasil starts to develop projects of Incineration of Waste, as a form of energy generation friendly to the Environment.
http://www.grupobancolombia.com/webcorporativa/
Medellin | Colombia
We are a leading, trendsetting financial group that generates a superior experience for its clients, pride for its employees, and value for its shareholders, in a sustainable manner.
http://www.grupoccr.com.br
São Paulo | SP | Brazil
CCR Group is one of the major infrastructure concession companies in Latin America. Divided into four business units, CCR Highways SP, CCR Highways BR, CCR Mobility and CCR Airports, the company operates in the main transportation modes in the region. In the road segment, it controls 3,265 kilometres of highways in four Brazilian states where the highest concentration of GDP passes through. In the transportation of passengers, it holds the concessions of lines 4 and recently won the auction to manage lines 5 and 17 of the São Paulo metro system. In addition, it is responsible for the boat system and the VLT in Rio de Janeiro and the subway operation in the capital of Bahia, Salvador. In airport concessions, the company operates in the airports of Quito (Ecuador), San José (Costa Rica), Curaçao and Belo Horizonte (Brazil). Besides, the CCR Group also has expertise in high-capacity data transmission and airport services in the United States.
http://grupoindi.com
http://grupoindi.com
+52 (55) 5540-6750
Naucalpan de Juárez | MEX | Angola
http://www.ifc.org/wps/wcm/connect/corp_ext_content/ifc_external_corporate_site/home
São Paulo | Brazil
IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, is the largest global development institution focused exclusively on the private sector in developing countries. We utilize and leverage our products and services—as well as products and services of other institutions in the World Bank Group—to provide development solutions customized to meet clients’ needs.
http://www.itau.com.br/itaubba-pt/sobre-o-itau-bba/onde-estamos/
São Paulo | SP | Brazil
Biggest bank in Latin America by market value.
http://www.joyco.com.co
Bogotá | Colombia
Joyco es una empresa de asesoramiento experto en todo el ciclo de vida de los proyectos. Participamos en la planeación, construcción, operación y mantenimiento de cualquier iniciativa de infraestructura civil. En su portafolio de servicios ofrece: estructuración de proyectos, estudios y trabajos de campo, diseños, seguimiento y control, debida diligencia, asesorías técnicas especializadas y a financiadores y solución de controversias y litigios en iniciativas de infraestructura civil.
http://www.cib.natixis.com
Bogotá | Colombia
Natixis Corporate & Investment Banking Americas advises and assists corporates, institutional investors, insurers, banks and public-sector organizations. We furnish a diversified array of solutions to build long-term, trusting relationships with our clien
http://www.neoenergia.com/
Rio De Janeiro | RJ | Brazil
Neoenergia is the second largest company in the Brazilian electric sector in terms of number of consumers. It has assets in 18 states of the country and operates throughout the energy chain: generation, transmission, distribution and free energy market.
http://www.ndb.int
Shanghai | Shanghai | China
New Development Bank is a multilateral development bank set up by the BRICS countries, and has been instituted with a vision to support and foster infrastructure and sustainable development initiatives in emerging economies.
http://www.odinsa.com/es
Bogotá | Colombia
Odinsa, a Colombian company, a subsidiary of Grupo Argos, is an organization dedicated to the structuring, management and development of infrastructure projects for highway and airport concessions.
http://www.otpp.com/wps/wcm/connect/otpp_en/home
Toronto | Ontario | Canada
Ontario Teachers' is Canada's largest single-profession pension plan with $175.6 billion in net assets.
http://www.profuturo.com.pe
Lima | Peru
Profuturo AFP is part of Scotiabank, one of the world's leading financial institutions.
http://www.prumologistica.com.br
Rio de Janeiro | RJ | Brazil
http://www.roadis.com/en/
Madrid | Spain
ROADIS is the investment platform of Public Sector Pension Investment Board (PSP Investments), dedicated to developing, operating and managing roads worldwide. With more than 2,800 employees, it manages 1,887 kilometres of roads. ROADIS has a total managed investment of over 4.6 billion euros , and operates in six key countries across three continents.
http://
São Paulo | SP | Brazil
Sacyr’s international expansion enables the company to operate in 29 countries on five continents. Most of the group’s overseas activities are in Latin America, though it also boasts a considerable presence in Africa, Europe, Asia and Oceania.
http://
http://
+5531984731064
São Paulo | SP | Brazil
With more than 100 years of experience in the country, the Siemens transforms its excellence in electrification, automation and digitization into solutions to break borders and bring ingenuity to Brazilians.
http://www.socicam.com.br
São Paulo | SP | Brazil
Socicam contributes with pioneerism & efficiency to the sustainable development of the infrastructure and mobility. In Latin America, it takes leading position in the management of passengers in bus terminals, airports and ports.
http://www.sura-am.com/
Santiago | Colombia
SURA Asset Management is the leading pension fund manager in LatAm with over US$100 bn of AUM and 17 million clients across the continent
http://eren-groupe.com/en/renewable-energy/our-approach/
Paris | France
Total Eren in Brazil is now strongly considering investment in wind and is focused on building an exclusive investment partnership with Petrobras dedicated to onshore wind & solar.
http://www.unna.com.pe/
Lima | Peru
http://
Lima | Peru
Credicorp is Peru’s largest financial holding company. Through its subsidiaries, Credicorp provides commercial banking, microlending, insurance, pension fund management and financial advisory services at an international level.
http://www.vinci-airports.com/
Rio de Janeiro | RJ | Brazil
The Salvador Airport was integrated through a Concession Agreement lasting until 2047 to VINCI Airports, one of the five major global companies in the sector, which develops, finances, builds and operates airports.
http://www.vincipartners.com
Rio De Janeiro | Brazil
Vinci is one of Brazil’s largest alternative investment firms, with over R$ 30bi of AUM. The Real Estate area represents R$2,0bi of this AUM with investments across different asset classes and strategies.
http://www.xpi.com.br
http://www.xpi.com.br
+55 11 3513-8008
Sao Paulo | SP | Brazil
One of the largest investment companies in Brazil. For more than 15 years, XP has been transforming the investment market in the country. Today, XP are the reference when it comes to investment advice.
http://www.zurich-airport.com
Rio de Janeiro | RJ | Brazil
Outside Switzerland, Zürich currently operates at eight airports in Latin America (four airports in Brazil, two in Chile, one in Colombia and one in Curaçao). Flughafen Zürich AG has also a base in Malaysia from where it can develop markets in Asia.
Andre Clark
Andre Clark
General ManagerSiemens Energy Brasil
Brazil
André Clark began his career in the Pulp&Paper industry in 1995. He has 17 years of experience in Energy, Oil&Gas, Manufacturing, Logistics and Infrastructure areas. He was CEO of Acciona for Brazil, Bolivia, Uruguay and Paraguay. Now, Mr Clark is the President and CEO of Siemens Brazil, since November, 1st, 2017. He holds Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering from Universidade de São Paulo (USP) and MBA in Finance and Operations Management from New York University Stern School of Business.
Andrés García Novel
Andrés García Novel
Energy Sector Lead - LACIFC
USA
Focused in origination, structuring and management of debt and equity investments since 2006, Andres is currently based in Mexico City, where he moved from Washington DC in November 2014 and from where he now leads IFC’s infrastructure business origination in Mexico and Central America. He has more than 12 years of emerging market investment experience, including 10 years in the energy sector with IFC globally. His responsibilities currently also include originating and structuring equity transactions comprising co- investment opportunities in Mexico for the US$1.2 billion China-Mexico Fund managed by IFC’s Asset Management Company. He received an MBA from the IESE Business School (Barcelona, Spain) in 2006.
Benjamín Torres-Barrón
Benjamín Torres-Barrón
PartnerBaker McKenzie
Mexico
Benjamín Torres-Barrón leads Baker McKenzie's Energy, Mining & Infrastructure Practice Group in Mexico. He handles all legal matters related to the development of real estate, mining, infrastructure and major projects, and advises clients on the development of projects relating to electricity, oil, gas, fuels, water, waste, LPG, LNG, biofuels, energy efficiency and public bids called by Mexican government agencies. Benjamín also represents clients before the regulatory authorities and agencies in matters regarding permitting for energy projects, and advises clients on maritime and navigation matters, due diligence, contracts and financing, as well as regulatory issues.
Bruno Sena
Bruno Sena
CEOBMPI
Brazil
He holds a degree in Civil Engineering from the Federal University of Minas Gerais, having started his career in the financial market at Banco Opportunity. He was previously Managing Director at Internet Group, company integrated by iG, BrTurbo and iBest. In 2009, he joined Angra Infra as Managing Partner, where he could manage a wide range of investment in infrastructure. In 2013, he founded Barbosa Mello Investimentos, an infrastructure investment holding company. The company currently has investments in sectors such as water, energy, social infrastructure, street lighting and transports.
Bruno Werneck
Bruno Werneck
PartnerMayer Brown Tauil & Chequer
Brazil
Bruno counsels Brazilian and foreign clients on matters related to infrastructure projects, energy, oil and gas and mining. His experience includes mergers and acquisitions transactions, concessions, public-private partnerships, including PMIs, government purchases, project financing, tax; incentives and regulatory matters. He worked as a foreign associate in the New York office of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, and was a partner in the American law Firm of Mayer Brown. He is a Professor of graduate courses at Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV).
Carlos Barrera
Carlos Barrera
CEOAtlas Renewable Energy
USA
Carlos Barrera (Ucho) is currently CEO of Atlas Renewable Energy. Before joining Atlas Renewable Energy, Ucho worked at SunEdison for six years, as Managing Director & VP for Latin America where he grew the business from scratch to invest $1bn in a span of 4 years, and develop 500MW+ of projects financed and constructed. Prior to that time, Ucho was at BP in multiple executive roles across Oil & Gas, Cleantech Venture Capital, and Alternative Energy in London, Australia, China and Madrid. Ucho holds an Engineering degree from Lehigh University, a PLD certificate from Harvard University, and an Executive MBA from Kellogg, Northwestern University.
Carlos Linares Peñaloza
Carlos Linares Peñaloza
President of the BoardCOFIDE
Peru
Graduated in Economics from Universidad del Pacifico and Master of Management from J L Kellogg Graduate School Management - Northwestern University. He has management High Executive Development Programmes at Unidad de Piura. He has over 35 years of professional career, having had positions such as Managing Director for Indebtedness and Public Treasure at the Ministry of Economics and Finances; Presidente of the Risk Committee at Banco de la Nación; Finance Director at COFIDE; Finance Director, Acting Managing Director and Corporate Finance Director at Petroperu. Currently, he is President of the Board at COFIDE, the Peruvian Development Bank.
César Ramírez
César Ramírez
Head Portfolio ManagerUnión para la Infraestructura
Peru
César Ramirez holds a MBA at the Kellog School of Management, MPA at the Kennedy School of Government Harvard. Has more than 20 years experience in investments. Former Managing Director of Petroperú, before starting in Credicorp worked as managing director at Trafigura Colombia, ING Funds, was Vice-president at AIC International Investments and held the position of investments specialist at IFC.
Claudia Prates
Claudia Prates
General Director AmericasNew Development Bank
Brazil
Cristina Pardo de Vera Posada
Cristina Pardo de Vera Posada
CEOR&Q Concesiones e Infraestructura
Chile
Cristina joined R&Q in 2015 as a Head of PPP Investment. She holds an Economy degree from the University of Santiago de Compostela and a Master´s degree in Infrastructure Management from the Polytechnic University of Madrid. Prior to joining R&Q Cristina worked in several countries in Africa, Asia, Europe and America as CEO of multinational engineering companies and advised Banks, IFIs and Investors in infrastructure projects, with a remarkable specialization in PPP structures. Cristina also served as Strategic Director for Ayesa in Spain and now is part of the Commercial Board of R&Q Group in Chile. Today Cristina manages a portfolio of infrastructure investment of more than USD 1,000 Mill in Chile.
Cristóbal Rodríguez Ugarte
Cristóbal Rodríguez Ugarte
CEOLas Américas
Chile
Dênio Cidreira
Dênio Cidreira
PresidentFonte Nova Negócios e Participações
Brazil
Dênio Cidreira is President of Itaipava Arena Fonte Nova. He is a chemical engineer graduated from UFBA and holds an MBA from FGV and Cranfield (England). He also took the Harvard Business School Product Innovation Leadership Course and the IBGC Management Advisor Course. He previously held positions in the Odebrecht Group, which he joined as Braskem's New Business Manager and gained executive experience by being part the board of several companies within the group: Santo Antonio Energia, Odebrecht Ambiental (currently BRK Ambiental) and Odebrecht Properties.
Diego Hollweck
Diego Hollweck
CEOLatin America Power
Chile
Experienced executive with more than 22 years of professional experience in the energy business. Worked on senior positions at several global corporations and investment funds (BG Group, Duke Energy, I Squared capital). Experienced across the energy value chain (from extraction/generation to retail/marketing) in several countries in Latin America. Sound knowledge in general management, business development, project management and corporate finance areas. Managed and completed complex negotiations with partners, clients, governments, commercial banks and multilateral agencies in different countries across Latin America.
Elias de Souza
Elias de Souza
Partner - Infra and Capital ProjectsDeloitte
Brazil
Partner of the Infrastructure & Capital Projects and Government and Public Services Industry Leader at Deloitte in Brazil. Lawyer with a Master in Public Policy (FGV-EAESP) and PPP professional certificate (CP3P). He has more than 20 years of experience in public management advisory; advising on projects with multilateral organizations; consulting on infrastructure projects, mainly PPP; preparation of studies and analysis of the infrastructure market; structuring of social capital investments; advising on smart city projects; consulting on urban mobility projects and structuring sustainable projects with a social impact.
Fernando Bravo
Fernando Bravo
Managing Director - InfrastructureGoldman Sachs
USA
Fernando heads the Goldman Sachs’ Andean Region coverage effort for the Latin American Financing Group, where he is responsible for origination and structuring of financing opportunities. Prior to assuming his current role, Bravo was a member of the emerging markets local sales team and also Principal Funding and Investments group where he focused on providing financing for Latin American infrastructure projects. Prior to joining the firm, Bravo worked at Bear Stearns and UBS Securities in the Latin American debt capital markets and derivatives departments for more than five years. He earned bachelor’s degrees in physics, engineering, and economics from Washington and Lee University and his MBA from the Wharton School.
Fernando Carrandi
Fernando Carrandi
VP of Airport Investments & OperationsAgunsa
Chile
Fernando has 15+ years of broad experience in the infrastructure finance and development sector including his current leadership role as chief executive for a group of three regional airports in Chile. He has also served in an executive/board support capacity to the Board of Directors for the Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport PPP project in Santiago, with an aggregate of 18 million pax/year. He also has extensive background in executive and director roles for various airport developments in Latin America and the Caribbean with focus on airport privatization projects, PPP financing and airport administration, bridging public and private sector oversight. In Montego Bay, Jamaica, he served as Chief Financial Officer.
Guilherme Caixeta
Guilherme Caixeta
Head, InfrastructureGIC
Brazil
Guilherme Caixeta is a Head of Infrastructure at GIC, responsible for coordinating infrastructure investments in Latin America. Previously, he worked at Pátria Infrastructure as an investment officer and as CEO / CFO of investment firms. Previously, he worked at Votorantim Novos Negócios and at Boston Consulting Group. He is a mechanical engineer graduated from ITA and has an MBA from Kellogg School of Management.
Javier Contreras
Javier Contreras
Partner and Director of InfrastructureAmeris Capital
Chile
Partner and Director of Infrastructure at Ameris Capital, where he actively participates in project finance, valuations, advisory services, and mergers and acquisitions. He has more than 24 years of experience in Chilean investment banking, having led the investment banking of Santander Investment in a period characterized by the concession boom, takeover bids and the resurgence of IPOs in the Chilean market. Later, he was Director of Investment Banking and Capital Markets at BanChile Citi Global Banking & Markets. He is an industrial civil engineer from the University of Chile.
Jean Pierre Serani Toro
Jean Pierre Serani Toro
CEO, Investment BankingBancolombia
Colombia
Since May 2016, Jean Pierre Serani is the Head of the Investment Banking division of Bancolombia, where he is in charge of the M&A, DCM/ECM, Project, Corporate and Acquisition Finance, Merchant Banking and Special Situations teams. Previously, for three years he was the CEO of Valores Bancolombia, the bank´s brokerage unit and the Head of the Sales & Trading division. Before 2013, he held several positions on the Investment Banking division for more than eight years. Mr. Serani received his undergraduate degree in Business from Universidad EAFIT and his MBA degree from Georgia Institute of Technology as a Fulbright Scholar.
Jordi Tasias
Jordi Tasias
Managing Director, Latin AmericaCDPQ
Mexico
Jorge Valenzuela
Jorge Valenzuela
Principal & Managing Director, Advisory ServicesARUP
USA
Jorge Valenzuela has 20 years of experience in investments, asset management, and project management of real assets in the US and Latin America. Jorge's areas of expertise include financial and technical advisory for the development, investment and financing of public infrastructure and real estate projects. At Arup, Jorge leads the Advisory Services team for San Francisco and Latin America and has directed engagements in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Honduras, Mexico, Peru and the US. Civil Engineer from the Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru, has a Master degree in construction management and real estate from the Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, and an MBA degree from University of California at Berkeley.
Jose Antonio Rossier Guillot
Jose Antonio Rossier Guillot
Managing Director - Infrastructure, Real Estate & Financial SponsorsBBVA - Mexico
Mexico
José Guilherme Souza
José Guilherme Souza
Managing Partner - Head of Infrastructure InvestmentsVinci Partners
Brazil
Mr Souza has been with Vinci Partners since inception, and had been manager of FIP Brasil Energia while at Banco Pactual until 2009. At Vinci, Mr Souza was responsible for monitoring the investment in Equatorial Energia until 2015 and has served as board member of Celpa (Centrais Eletrica do Para), Cecrisa, and is still at the board of Grupo CBO. He holds a bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from Escola Federal de Engenharia de Itajubá (EFEI) and an MBA with a major in Corporate Finance and Accounting from University of Rochester, New York (Beta Gamma Sigma award).
José María Zertuche
José María Zertuche
Managing Director, InfrastructureBlackRock
Mexico
Mr. Zertuche has over 16 years of experience investing in Mexican real assets. He is former Vice-President of I2, the leading infrastructure investment manager in Mexico acquired by BlackRock in October, 2015. His prior experience is in investment banking, including M&A, debt and equity capital markets transactions, asset management, strategy and operations. Mr. Zertuche was a founder of Infraestructura Institucional (I2) in 2010, and served as Chief Financial and Investment Officer since its inception in 2010. Prior to founding Infraestructura Institucional, Mr. Zertuche served as Chief Investment and Control Officer of Mexico Retail Properties (MRP Group), which he co-founded in October 2002.
Joswilb Vega Ugarte
Joswilb Vega Ugarte
Head of ResearchProfuturo AFP
Peru
Manuel Rodríguez Arregui
Manuel Rodríguez Arregui
Founding PartnerAinda Energia & Infraestructura
Mexico
Manuel holds a BS in Economics from MIT and a MPA from Harvard and has taught courses in economics and finance at ITAM and Universidad Iberoamericana. He has worked from both the public and private sectors most related to infrastructure. Positions include Director of Studies at the Agriculture and Water Resources (1993-1994), founding partner at Analisis y Desarrollo de Proyectos (ADP) acquired by Mercer Management Consulting (1994-2006), Undersecretary of Transportation at SCT (2006-2008), Chief of Structural Change at SCT (2008-2009), Chief Administrative Officer at the Interior Ministry (2009-2010) and Head of GBM Infrastructure (2010-2015). Additionally, he was President of the Board of ASA and Alternate Board Member at PEMEX.
Marcelo Felberg
Marcelo Felberg
CFO AmericasDP World Americas
USA
CFO of DP World Americas since 2018. Prior to DP World Americas, was acting CEO (2017) and CFO of Odebrecht Transport S.A. (from 2010 to 2018) and CFO of Rede Energia (2008). Before that had worked for almost 20 years in wholesale and investment banking holding several senior and executive positions at Unibanco, HSBC, BBM, BofA and Chase Manhattan both in Brazil and the United Kingdom. Board member of several companies in Argentina, Peru, Chile, Brazil and the Dominican Republica. Holds a degree in Economics from Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro and Executive MBA from Fundação Getúlio Vargas Sao Paulo.
Marco Fragale
Marco Fragale
Country ManagerEnel - Perú
Peru
Marcos Almeida
Marcos Almeida
Managing PartnerBrookfield Infrastructure Group
Brazil
Marcos Almeida is a Managing Partner and Head of South America for Brookfield’s Infrastructure Group, with responsibility for expanding Brookfield’s infrastructure business in the region. Mr. Almeida has more than 20 years of experience in finance and mergers & acquisitions. Prior to joining Brookfield in 2003, Mr. Almeida worked for an international consulting firm, where he advised the Brazilian government and private companies on the privatization process for various utility and telecom companies. Before that, he worked for large accounting firms in Brazil and Switzerland, and for a large bank in Germany. Mr. Almeida has a degree in economics from UFMG and an MBA from the University of São Paulo.
Mauricio Ossa Echeverri
Mauricio Ossa Echeverri
Presidente - CEOOdinsa
Colombia
Mauricio Ossa Echeverri is president of the Odinsa Group. Previously, he worked as vice president for the Caribbean region and legal representative of Cementos Argos and as manager of Industrial Business and national manager of Marketing. He studied Business Administration and specialization in International Marketing at EAFIT University (Medellin). He also did the Advanced Management Program of the University of La Sabana (Bogotá) and the CEO's Management Program of the Kellogg School of Management (Illinois).
Michael Timmermann
Michael Timmermann
Head Infra & PE, Chile, Peru, ColombiaBTG Pactual - Chile
Chile
Michael Timmermann heads the Chile/Peru/Colombia Infra and Private Equity team at BTG Pactual since late 2019 and is currently a board member in Latin America Power and four highway concessions companies in Chile. Previously, Mike was the Chief Business Development Officer at portfolio private equity co LAP (among the biggest renewable energy players in Chile and Peru).
Miguel Toledo
Miguel Toledo
CIO - Colombia & PeruIFC
USA
Mr Toledo has more than 15 years of experience structuring financing for power, gas, transport, and water projects in Latin America and the Caribbean. He is currently a Chief Investment Officer within IFC's Latin America Infrastructure and Natural Resources group, leading IFC's efforts in Central America, the Caribbean and the Andean regions. Prior to joining IFC in 2005, Mr. Toledo worked at CAF and Citigroup. Mr. Toledo holds a bachelor degree in civil engineering from Universidad de los Andes in Colombia and a Masters in Business Administration from McGill University in Montreal.
Ricardo Alves
Ricardo Alves
Vice President - Infrastructure investmentsGIC
Brazil
Rubén López
Rubén López
Director GeneralAleatica México
Mexico
Rubén López Barrera studied the Degree in Civil Engineering at the Universidad Iberoamericana; Master of Science in Management of the Master’s Program from Stanford University; Master of Business Administration from the joint program of the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and the University of Washington in Seattle, WA. He has more than 20 years of experience in the structuring of infrastructure projects, holding various positions within ICA as Executive Director and Director of Human, Legal and Communication Resources of Grupo Aeroportuario del Centro Norte (OMA)and as Director of Business Development and Director of Project Financing of ICA. From 2006 to 2009 he was General Director of OMA
Sergio Salgado
Sergio Salgado
General ManagerMitsui - Peru
Peru
General Manager with over twenty years of experience leading global and regional teams in Business Development, Sales, Operations and Corporate Finance. Solid network of contacts and track record implementing new companies and partnerships, and optimizing resources in startups, small, medium and large corporations across different industries, such as food, chemicals, infrastructure, mining, high-tech and energy.
Solange Ribeiro
Solange Ribeiro
Deputy CEONeoenergia
Brazil
Joined Neoenergia in 2004, as Regulation and Environment Officer, and was the CEO from 2012 to 2017. VP of the Board of Directors of the National System Operator, ONS. Board member of ABDIB. Participates in the National Steering Committee of Project Juntos. Was a member of the Social and Economical Development Council, CDES. With 35 years of experience, she held senior leadership positions at companies such as Chesf and Eletropaulo, was a consultant at National Economic Research Associates in Washington, DC. With a degree in Electrical Engineering from UFPE, and a master's degree from PUC-Rio, she was a visiting researcher at the Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine in London.
Teresa Vernaglia
Teresa Vernaglia
CEOBRK Ambiental
Brazil
Teresa Vernaglia, CEO of BRK Ambiental, has served for more than 25 years in leadership positions in the Telecommunication and Energy sectors. Teresa worked for 16 years in the AES group and was President of AES Atimus and AES Brasil Institute. She started her career at NEC Brasil and before joining AES, was Director of Engineering and Operations at Nextel. Teresa Vernaglia holds a degree in Electrical Engineering from the Faculty of Engineering of Sorocaba and an MBA in Business Management from the Instituto Técnico de Aeronáutica / ESPM.

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