2011 CONFERENCE AGENDA Traducción Simultánea English-EspañolInternational Conference on Clean & Renewable Energy AND Americas LinkageHosted by: Miami Dade College, November 7-8 / The Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, November 9The program highlights the current industry topics of interest for professionals in the renewable energy sector in theAmericas. Monday, November 7th Registration Begins - Networking Breakfast for Conference Attendees 7:15 - 8:30 Sponsored by: GRUPOTEC, Renewable Energies and Environment Engineering and Consultancy Services I. OPENING CEREMONY: CLEAN ENERGY Welcome - Eduardo J. Padrón, Ph.D. President, Miami Dade College - Ambassador Cristina Barrios, Consul General of Spain 8:30 - 10:00 Where are we today? Overview of the current situation of clean and renewable energy. Key Note Speaker: Mr. Francisco Javier Salazar, Chairman of the Energy Regulatory Commission (CRE), México 10:00 - Coffee Break 10:20 II. CURRENT STATE OF REGULATION AND PUBLIC POLICY Status of renewable energy regulations: development and obstacles for the improvement of clean energy. How does the regulation and public policy help the amelioration of clean and renewable energy? Moderator: Mr. Vicente Lopez-Ibor, President, Only Sustainable Advisory Board, Former Board Member 10:20 - for Spains National Energy Commission, Professor of European Law, President of EJI 12:00 - Mr. Günter Hörmandinger, First Counselor, Environment, Delegation of the European Union to the United States of America - Ms. Marina Serrano, Board Member, Spains National Energy Commission (CNE) - Commissioner Ronald A. Brisé, Florida Public Service Commission, Member of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC), International Relations - Mr. Jose Donoso, President of the Spanish Wind Association (AEE) 12:00 - 1:30 LUNCH - Sponsored by Madrid Network Key Note Speaker: Mr. Luis Valero, Managing Director, Madrid Network Energy Cluster * III. WHATS NEXT: TECHNOLOGIES, LATEST TRENDS AND INNOVATION (I) Shale Gas Revolution, Biomass, Hydrogen 1:30 - 2:50 Discussion of the latest trends and technologies in the area of clean and renewable energy. What will the future look like if we continue to develop new ways of producing clean and renewable energy?
Keynote Speaker: Mr. Greg Leveille, General Manager of Non-Conventional Resources, ConocoPhillips Shale Gas Revolution Moderator: Mr. David P. Haberman, Senior advisor to the Global Business Sustainability Network, President of IF, LLC Achieving Sustainability & Business Objectives In Implementing Hydrogen Energy - Mr. Eduardo Gonzalez Gomez, Energy & Sustainability Chief Officer, FCC Energy - Mr. Jeremy L. Susac, Executive Director, Florida Bioenergy Association, President and CEO, Real Energy Strategies Group - Mr. Greg Leveille, General Manager of Non-Conventional Resources, ConocoPhillips - Mr. Olallo Villodo, President, Grupotec2:50 - 3:10 Coffee break INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES IN IBERIA IN THE RENEWABLE SECTOR3:10 - 3:40 Keynote Speaker: Mr. Daniel Martin Haas, Bankia, Managing Director M&A and ECM IV. LEGAL PERSPECTIVE AND CURRENT FRAMEWORK Legal incentives and techniques in a clean and renewable energy context There are significant legal barriers for clean energy projects that need to be surmounted. How can we reduce the cost and financially support the development of clean and renewable energy undertakings? Keynote Speaker: Ms. María del Carmen Fernández Rozado, Latinamerica Energy Advisor, Former Board Member for Spains National Energy Commission3:40 - 5:15 The Spanish case and the reasons of success. The Latin American experience. New instruments, carbon markets and business challenges. Moderator: Mr. Amauri Costa, Partner at Bracewell & Giuliani - Mr. Carlos Vazquez, Partner and Director of Energy and Infrastructure, Gomez-Acebo & Pombo - Mr. Alexandre Díez, Estudio Jurídico Internacional - Mr. Dino E. Barajas, Partner, Project Finance and Development, Renewable Energy, Infrastructure, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer&Feld - Mr. Jose Luis Galindo, Executive President, Enertis Solar5:15 - 7:00 Welcome Cocktail Reception & Extended NetworkingTuesday, November 8th7:30 - 8:45 Networking Breakfast Sponsored by: EOSOL, a renewable energy development company V. WHATS NEXT: TECHNOLOGIES, LATEST TRENDS, AND INNOVATION (II) Wind, Solar and Smart Grids Discussion of the latest trends and technologies in the area of clean and renewable energy. What will8:45 - 10:05 the future look like if we continue to develop new ways of producing clean and renewable energy? Keynote Speaker: Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam, Florida, Dept of Agriculture and Biomass Moderator: Mr. Mario Buisan, Trade Commissioner of Spain
- Mr. Arthur Whittemore, CFO, Gamesa - Mr. Buck Martinez, Senior Director Project Development, FPL (NextEra/Florida Power Light) - Mr. José M. González Velez, President of the Association of Producers of Renewable Energies (APPA), Spain - Mr. Nicholas Boyle, CEO, Lightsource Renewable Energy - Mr. Bruno Bernal, President, EOSOL Group10:05 - Coffee Break10:20 VI. FINANCING ENERGY PROJECTS Project Finance: This Panel will represent prominent financial firms with active investments in renewable energy. What risks are developers and institutions willing to take when financing those projects? Keynote Speaker: Mr. Ramon Guzman, Financial Markets Lead Specialist, Capital Markets and Financial Institutions Division, Inter-American Development Bank10:20 - Moderator: Mr. Diego Belmonte, President, Esound Energy11:40 - Mr. James P. OBrien, Baker & McKenzie LLP, Partner, Chairs Firms Global Power and North America Energy Practice - Mr. Gerson Santos Leon, Executive VP, Abengoa Bioenergia New Technologies - Mr. Rafael Villergas, Project Manager, Energy and Environment Project Finance, Bankia - Mr. Ramon Guzman, Financial Markets Lead Specialist, Capital Markets and Financial Institutions Division, Inter-American Development Bank - Ms. Andrea Jaramillo, Central American Bank for Economic Integration, CABEI11:40 - 1:15 NETWORKING LUNCH Sponsored by Ford: Committed to Sustainability VII. ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND CLEAN URBAN DEVELOPMENT Overview, usage, and benefits of energy efficiency: Could a cleaner environment be developed by incentivizing the utilization of the different types of green energy? What investments need to be made in1:15 - 2:40 order to promote energy efficiency? What incentives and implementation plans for using electric cars are the institutions developing? Moderator: Mr. Glen Hadwen, Environmental Programs, Office of Sustainable Initiatives, City of Miami, and U.S. Green Building Council Advisor - Ms. Patricia Gomez, P.E., C.E.M., Leed AP BD+C, Sustainability Program Manager for Energy, Infrastructure & Policy, Miami Dade County - Mr. Joel Rutsky, Conservation Manager Supervisor, Utilities, City of Lake Worth - Mr. Andy Kinard, President, Car Charging, Electric Cars - Ms. Hannah Granade, President, Advantix Systems - Mr. Jose Marin Palacios, President, Solute Engineering2:40 - 3:00 Coffee Break VIII. THE AMERICAS: INVESTING OPPORTUNITIES IN ENERGY PROJECTS3:00 - 4:30 Clean and renewable energy projects: Development and presentation of current and new energy plans in the Americas. What are investment and project opportunities are available today? Keynote: Mr. Manny Mencia, Senior Vice President, International, Trade & Business Development / Enterprise Florida
Moderator: Ms. Ilona Vega, Director International Business Development, Renewable Energy Cluster, Enterprise Florida - Ms. Margaret M. Cullen, Canada Trade Commissioner, Renewable Energy International Trade and Development - Mr. Cesar Bueno, Commissioner, Mexicos Trade & Investment Commission, ProMexico - Mr. Sergio Rodriguez, Commissioner, Energy Development and Investment, Colombia - Mr. Jose Reyes, Civil engineer, Dr. of Science in Management, Representative, National Congress of Honduras C.A.4:30 Americas Path to a Clean Energy Future Special Keynote Speaker: Mayor Tomas Regalado, City of Miami - Mr. Keith Silver, Commercial Officer, U.S. Department of Commerce, South Florida - Ms. Ana Maria Salazar, Vice Chairman, Rey Juan Carlos University - Mr. Vicente Lopez-Ibor, President, Only Sustainable Advisory Board, Former Board Member for Spains National Energy Commission, Professor of European Law, President of EJIWednesday, November 9thHeld by the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce: at Jungle Island, 1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Miami, FL 33132 International Business Conference at "The Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce"8:15 - 8:45 Registration & Continental Breakfast8:45 - 1:30 Americas Linkage Conference 2011 Creating Business Opportunities in Latin America & the Caribbean 8:45 a.m.-9:00 a.m.: Welcome Remarks 9:00 a.m.-9:30 a.m.: Morning Session I Introduction to the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the role of the United States Mr. Gustavo Arnavat, United States Executive Director, Inter-American Development Bank 9:30 a.m.-10:15 a.m.: Morning Session III private sector projects in Latin America and the Caribbean Nathaniel Jackson, Vice Presidency for Private Sector and Non-Sovereign Guaranteed Operations, Inter- American Development Bank 10:15 a.m.-10:45 a.m.: Morning Session III Opportunities to supply goods and services within projects financed by the Inter-American Development Bank in Latin America and the Caribbean Omar Wahab, Office of External Relations, Inter-American Development Bank 10:45 a.m.-11:00 a.m.: Question and Answer Session 11:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.: Wine Reception (for lunch registrants) 12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m.: 5th Annual International Business Leadership Awards - Presentation & Luncheon11:30 - 1:30 INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS LEADERSHIP AWARDS LUNCHEON*Program schedule is subject to change