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Conferences

22nd Annual Central American Energy Conference

Date
June 20-21, 2019
City
Panama City, Panama
Venue
Hilton Panama Hotel

Important update: pre-registration for this event is now closed.

  • Pre-registration for this event is now closed. If you have not already completed your registration, you may attempt to register at the event.

  • The Central American Energy Event of the Year

  • Central America faces serious energy challenges, including dependence on high-priced fuels for power generation. Power reserves are limited, creating risk of shortages.

  • Regional leaders are seeking to diversify the power mix, promote renewable energy, and stabilize prices.

  • Elections in Panama, Guatemala and El Salvador in 2019 create new opportunities and risks.

  • The annual Central American Energy Conference is your best opportunity of the year to hear about these trends.

  • A great networking opportunity

    You'll meet with the key players in government and the private sector, from every country in the region.

    Plus, we'll give you a free event app that lets you see exactly who's attending, exchange contact information, and set up meetings before you even arrive.

    Companies already registered include: AlfaCentauro, BMR Energy, BWSC, Celsia, CMI Energía (Administracion Enerigas Renovables), EDECSA, EthosEnergy, Excelergy, GasEner SRL, Generadora del Atlantico, Ingenio La Cabaña, Kanan Overseas I Inc, Mexican Energy Trading Company, Negocios de Energía y Combustibles, NORFUND, Orazul Energy El Salvador, Orazul Energy Guatemala, Origem, SN Power Panama, Swiss Re, Termopuerto, Vientos Services, Wizard Energy, and many more. Click here to view a partial attendee list by title, company, and country.

    2018 attendee breakdown:

    Job Function

    S&P Global Platts Central American Energy Conference 2018 - Attendee Job Functions

    Business Location

    S&P Global Platts Central American Energy Conference 2018 - Attendee Business Locations
  • Confirmed speakers include the leaders in Central American energy

    Speakers include the leaders in the energy industries of Central America. Here are some of the confirmed speakers. You may find more details on the Agenda page, or contact us to receive an agenda with full details in Spanish and English.

    • Mario Alvarado, Executive Director, ACOPE
    • Miguel Bolinaga, President, AES Panama
    • Pablo Varela, Head of Sales and Marketing Latin America, Aggreko
    • Alden Kitson, Director General, Cuestamoras Energía
    • Johanna Gomez, Senior Investment Officer, CIFI
    • Sean Porter, Director of New Business Development, CMI Energía
    • Carlos Rodas, Manager of Planning, Regulation and Control, EEGSA
    • Marcello Estrada, Markets and Regulations Manager, Electronova
    • Jesús Arturo Mejía, Gerente General, Empresa Nacional de Energia Electrica (ENEE), Honduras
    • Alejandro Alle, Executive Director, Energía del Pacífico
    • Karla Hernandez, Manager for Honduras, EPR
    • Gilberto Ferrari, General Manager, ETESA
    • Ana Lucia Alfaro, Senior Advisor on Geothermal Projects, German Development Agency (GIZ)
    • Vera Rechsteiner, Partner, Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
    • José Ramon Gómez, Senior Energy Specialist, IDB
    • Brian Blakely, Lead Investment Officer, IDB Invest
    • Eduardo de la Guardia, CEO, Inkia Energy
    • Carina Viola, Regional Sales Director Latin America, MAN Diesel & Turbo
    • Michael Ratliff, Managing Director, OPIC
    • Sampo Suvisaari, Regional Director, LA North and Caribbean, Wärtsilä
    • Casandra Heller, Business Development, Wärtsilä Energy Solutions
    • Francisco Picasso, Business Development, Wärtsilä North America
  • Some of the key areas you’ll hear about this year:

    • — New generation projects in development
    • — Projecting the growth of renewable energy and distributed generation
    • — Integrating renewables into the grid
    • — Expanding natural gas supply
    • — Investing in natural gas infrastructure and distribution
    • — New directions in power finance and investment
    • — State of regional transmission rights
    • — Next steps for interconnection with Mexico and Colombia
    • — New directions in energy trading
    • — Enhancing smart grid development
  • Simultaneous Translation Included

    The conference includes simultaneous translation, English-Spanish.

    Traducción Simultánea Disponible

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Past Attendees Say It Best

Comments from last year’s attendees at Platts Central American Energy Conference:

“A great place to meet key energy sector players and get data & future plans for both key countries and the region overall, straight from the horse’s mouth (in a region where this info isn’t very available.” – Ernesto Aleman, Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Americas
”Excellent networking and information on trends of the electric market.” – Karla Aguilar, BLP Honduras
“It is a great event that gives overall information about the energy sector in the region.” – Liry Navarre, Alternativa de Energía Renovable
“Muy buen congreso, con un excelente balance entre lo técnico y el racional financiero y económico del desarrollo energético.” – Daniel Arango, Bancolombia

Agenda

Speakers

Mario Alvarado, Executive Director, ACOPE

Miguel Bolinaga, President, AES Panama

Pablo Varela, Head of Sales and Marketing Latin America, Aggreko

Alden Kitson, Director General, Cuestamoras Energía

Johanna Gomez, Senior Investment Officer, CIFI

Sean Porter, Director of New Business Development, CMI Energía

Carlos Rodas, Manager of Planning, Regulation and Control, EEGSA

Marcello Estrada, Markets and Regulations Manager, Electronova

Jesús Arturo Mejía, Gerente General, Empresa Nacional de Energia Electrica (ENEE), Honduras

Alejandro Alle, Executive Director, Energía del Pacífico

Karla Hernandez, Manager for Honduras, EPR

Gilberto Ferrari, General Manager, ETESA

Ana Lucia Alfaro, Senior Advisor on Geothermal Projects, German Development Agency (GIZ)

Vera Rechsteiner, Partner, Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP

José Ramon Gómez, Senior Energy Specialist, IDB

Brian Blakely, Lead Investment Officer, IDB Invest

Eduardo de la Guardia, CEO, Inkia Energy

Carina Viola, Regional Sales Director Latin America, MAN Diesel & Turbo

Michael Ratliff, Managing Director, OPIC

Sampo Suvisaari, Regional Director, LA North and Caribbean, Wärtsilä

Casandra Heller, Business Development, Wärtsilä Energy Solutions

Francisco Picasso, Business Development, Wärtsilä North America

Pricing Details

The S&P Global Platts 22nd Annual Central American Energy Conference will be held on June 20-21, 2019 at the Hilton Panama Hotel, Panama City, Panama.

    • Registration Fee
    • Team Discount
    • Early Bird Rate
      Register by May 17
      and Save $300
    • Conference
    • $1,695 / delegate
    • $1,271.25 / delegate
    • $1,395 / delegate
    • Government/Utility Conference Discount Rate
    • $995 / delegate
    • $995 / delegate
    • $995 / delegate

Please refer to the Discounts section below for details and restrictions. Some discounts not available online.

The conference registration fee includes breakfasts, luncheon(s), reception(s), and refreshments as noted in the conference agenda, as well as post-conference documentation. Payment in full is required for attendance. If payment or proof of payment is not received before the start of the event, our staff will require a credit card guarantee to allow entry. We do not accept cash payments. All onsite registrations will be charged an additional $100. All prices are stated in USD.

Discounts

Discounts or promotional offers cannot be combined and must be applied at the time of original registration (cannot be applied retroactively).

Early Bird Discount:

Register by Friday, May 17, 2019 to save $300 off the Standard Commercial registration rate. This discount is applied automatically, regardless of registration method.

Team Discount (Best Value):

Your organization may send 1 executive free for every 3 delegates registered at the Standard Commercial Rate. All registrations must be made at the same time to qualify. Please call 800-752-8878 (toll-free) or +1 212-904-3070 (outside the US and Canada), or email registration@platts.com to receive this discount. This discount rate is not available online.

Government/Utility Discount:

Verification may be required. Please call 800-752-8878 (toll-free) or +1 212-904-3070 (outside the US and Canada), or email registration@platts.com to receive this discount. This discount rate is not available online.

Substitutions & Cancellations

Your registration may be transferred to a member of your organization up to 24 hours in advance of the conference. Cancellation requests must be received in writing via email to registration@platts.com on or before Thursday, June 13, 2019 in order to be refunded, less a $195 administrative charge. No refunds will be made after this date. In the event of non-attendance, the full invoice fee will be payable. In case of conference cancellation, S&P Global Platts liability is limited to refund of the conference registration fee only. S&P Global Platts reserves the right to alter this program without prior notice.

Payment

S&P Global Platts accepts payment by credit card, wire transfer, check, and purchase order for this conference.

To pay by credit card You may register using any of the available registration methods (website, phone, and email).

If registering on the website:

Select your payment method during the Payment/Verification step.

If registering by phone or email:

The customer service representative assisting with your registration will provide payment instructions for all methods of payment.

To pay by wire transfer, check, or purchase order You may register by phone and email for all conferences. Registration on the website using these payment methods is available for select conferences only.

If registering on the website (where available):

Select your payment method during the Payment/Verification step. To pay by wire transfer or check, choose “Please invoice me”. Instructions on where and how to send payment will be included on the invoice.

If registering by phone or email:

The customer service representative assisting with your registration will provide payment instructions for all methods of payment. Instructions on where and how to send payment will also be included on the invoice.

Please note that full payment must be received before the registrant may enter the conference. Wire transfer payments require at least 5 business days to post to an order. Check payments require at least 10 business days to post to an order.

Venue and Accommodation Information

The S&P Global Platts 22nd Annual Central American Energy Conference will be held on June 20-21, 2019 at the Hilton Panama Hotel, Panama City, Panama.

Venue

  • Hilton Panama Hotel

    Balboa Avenida / Aquilino de la Guardia

    Panama City, Panama

    Main Hotel Phone: +507-280-8000

    Visit the hotel website

Accommodation

Discounted Accommodation **
Your conference registration does not include accommodation. A limited number of rooms have been reserved for conference attendees at the Hilton Panama Hotel at a discounted group rate. Please note that these rates apply for the nights of Wednesday, June 19 through Friday, June 21, 2019 with the option to lengthen your stay up to 3 days prior and 3 days after the event dates (subject to hotel availability). The discounted room rate will be available until Wednesday, May 29, 2019 or until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first. All accommodation rates are stated in USD.

Room Rate
Single Room — $139.00 per night + tax
Double room — $154.00 per night + tax

Reservations
Reservations may be made by calling the hotel directly at +507-280-8000. Be sure to mention you are attending the S&P Global Platts Central American Energy Conference in order to receive the discounted rate. Alternatively, you may book your room online by clicking this link.

** Please note: S&P Global Platts is not associated with any third-party reservation agents. Making any reservations through a third party may put your credit at risk of a compromise. To make your reservation, please use the hotel link or hotel phone number provided above.

Our Sponsors:

Partnership through sponsorship

Are you a market leader or looking to become one?

For the past 21 years, the S&P Global Platts Central American Energy Conference has connected senior-level experts, decision-makers, and solution providers from across the Central American electric power industries.

Our attendees and speakers gather to learn, make valuable contacts, and seek solutions to their pressing problems. With this goal in mind, our agenda is well-planned with multiple networking opportunities. Sponsorship offers you proven opportunities to:

— Leverage the S&P Global Platts energy and commodities information reputation
— Boost and reinforce your corporate image and brand recognition within the market
— Plan your onsite networking effectively with advance access to the attendee list
— Demonstrate your organization’s strengths and capabilities to executives empowered to make decisions
— Build and maintain lasting business relationships with key industry players
— Maximize your investment by focusing your efforts at a single location, face-to-face with an engaged audience

For more information on the full range of opportunities available and what S&P Global Platts can do for your business, please contact:

Lorne Grout
Senior Business Development Manager
Tel. +1 857-383-5702
lorne.grout@spglobal.com

Platts offers a variety of standard and tailor-made sponsorship opportunities to fit your marketing and business-to-business needs and your budget.

Examples include:

  • Executive Sponsor

    As a leading sponsor, in addition to significant branding opportunities, your company may also recommend content and speakers, and enjoy the right of first refusal for an appropriate speaking opportunity within the agenda S&P Global Platts has researched and set forth.

  • Luncheon Host

    Marking the middle of each day, a great lunch provides the perfect setting for inspiring conversation and networking. As the exclusive Luncheon Host, your company will enjoy branding at the event along with the opportunity to engage existing and prospective clients in a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere.

  • Cocktail Reception Host

    Closing the day, a networking reception for all participants provides a wonderful opportunity to discuss the day’s presentations and network prior to the evening’s plans. As the exclusive Cocktail Reception sponsor, your company will provide the audience with an enhanced networking experience while positioning itself as an industry leader in engaging existing and prospective clients.

    Our attendees and speakers gather to learn, make valuable contacts, and seek solutions to their pressing problems. With this goal in mind, our agenda is well-planned with multiple networking opportunities. Sponsorship offers you proven opportunities to:

  • Exhibitor

    Showcasing your products and services to a targeted group of senior executives reinforces market leadership and can help grow your business. Your exhibit will be located in the main breakout area where attendees go to network and get refreshments, which provides a focal point to engage your audience directly.

  • Additional sponsorship opportunities include:

    — Strategic Partner
    — Refreshment Break Host
    — Breakfast Sponsor
    — Lanyards and Name Badges

FAQs and Facts

Please read below for answers to frequently-asked questions, and how to contact us for more information or assistance.

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    Have questions? Check out our helpful FAQs page.

    1. Online

    2. PhoneToll Free: 800-752-8878

    Outside the US & Canada: +1 212-904-3070

    3. Emailregistration@platts.com


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