Speaking Engagement

11th Annual Latin American Energy & Infrastructure Finance Forum

Monday, March 13, 2017 - Tuesday, March 14, 2017

12:00 AM GMT - 12:00 AM GMT


Renewable energy and power infrastructure investment in Latin America is at an all-time high. With the region set to grow a total rate of 17 percent over the next 20 years, installed renewable capacity is expected to hit 30 percent by 2030. This represents an incredible opportunity for energy developers, infrastructure sponsors, OEMs and supporting services.

Demonstrating the industry's continued growth, over 450 regional leaders are preparing to meet at the 11th Latin American Energy and Infrastructure Finance Forum, taking place on March 13-14, 2017 at the Ritz Carlton South Beach in Miami.

With 70 expert speakers contributing to over 20 interactive sessions in two packed days, this is the unrivalled regional networking forum for energy and infrastructure leaders.

In 2017 key themes that will be addressed:

  • Mapping out the opportunities and risks in new markets: Argentina and Paraguay

  • Project Sponsor perspectives: Where do market opportunities lie and what are the hottest countries and sectors for investment?

  • Strategies for financing Central American projects in the current environment

  • LatAm's renewables wave: Comparing the recent renewable energy auctions in Mexico, Chile, Peru and Argentina

Paul Hastings' Elicia Ling will be presenting.Monday March 13, 2017 at 5:15pmColombia’s 4G roads: Assessing the financing structures employed and how these differ from the 1st to the 3rd wave

  • Analysing the financing structures of deals that have closed to date: How do financing structures from the first projects differ from more recently closed ones?

  • As more and more of Colombia’s 4G projects reach financial close, is there a concern of funds drying up?

  • How are sponsors & financings getting more innovative and what structures are being used to secure the necessary funds?

Moderator: Elicia Ling , Of Counsel, Paul Hastings

Miguel Pena , Global Head of Infrastructure Project Finance, BBVA

Javier Gomez , Vice President & Senior Underwriter, XL Group

Maria del Pilar Sabogal , Gerente Legal, Graña y Montero

John Greenwood , Managing Director, Project, Infrastructure & Principal Finance, Goldman Sachs

Ricardo Fandiño-De la Calle , partner, Gómez-Pinzón Zuleta Abogados S.A.S.

David Gonzalez , Head of Infrastructure Project Finance, Latin America, SMBC

Paul Hastings will be hosting an informal get-together to catch up with colleagues and friends, while taking in the spectacular views from the oceanside terrace of the Ritz-Carlton, South Beach on Monday March 13th from 7:00 to 8:30pm at the Starr Bar. If you are interested in attending, please contact Claire DiCioccio by March 9th. We look forward to seeing you on March 13th!

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