quinta-feira, novembro 12, 2009

Brazilian Energy and Infrastructure Finance Forum
Date: 18 November 2009 - 19 November 2009Venue: The Sofitel, São Paulo

As Brazil emerges ahead of other countries from the economic crisis, the energy and infrastructure sectors are still reeling from a shortage of liquidity. Projects have been delayed or cancelled as international banks retreat to domestic markets and emphasis on risk aversion makes it more difficult to approve project financing. There is, however a great deal of support for infrastructure development from the government through the growth acceleration program (PAC) and in preparation for the 2014 World Cup, which will require a massive amount of development in infrastructure, especially ports, roads and airports. In order to move beyond the economic crisis and fulfil the potential of this rapidly developing country, industry players must gather to debate the challenges and solutions to realizing these projects.

Confirmed speakers this year include:
Will Rathvon, Global Head of Resources & Energy Group, HSBC
Edvaldo Santana, Director, ANEEL
Rudolph Ihns, Chief Financial Officer, MPX
Mauricio Portugal Ribiero, Head of Infra Advisory Services for Brazil, IFC
Mark Argar, Director General, Pacific Hydro
Marco Rabello, Chief Financial Officer, Odebrecht Oil & Gas
Ryo Minami, Chief Representative, NEXI
Otávio Lazcano, Chief Executive Officer, LLX
Alexandre de Barros, Director, Airport Infrastructure, National Civil Aviation Agency, Brazil
Isaac Pinto Averbuch, Head of PPP Programme, Ministry of Planning

Experts speakers will debate topics including:
The real potential of PPP in Brazil
Gearing up for the impending airport auctions
Looking towards the renewable energy auctions: Changing the landscape for Brazilian energy
Emerging expectations and opportunities for wind power in Brazil
The appetite of major energy companies to enter or increase their profiles in the renewable energy sector
Trends and opportunities for financing Brazilian ports