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The TXF Buenos Aires roundtable concentrated on investment opportunities in Argentina’s infrastructure and energy sectors. The Macri presidency has created important changes in policy, shining the light on Argentina. Topics included liquidity provision, DFI and ECA financing, Chinese investment, the Argentine PPP program and RenovAr. This event brought together government ministries, project developers, ECAs, DFIs, commercial banks, institutional investors, insurers and law firms to discuss current and future opportunities for investment.
8:30 Registration and networking
9:30 Opening keynote
The Macri Administration has made attracting foreign investment a top priority. We delve deep into key questions: What does the investment roadmap look like? How will it be structured? Who are the ideal investors? How can risk be mitigated for them? Ultimately, how does the government plan to make Argentina one of the most lucrative investment destinations in Latin America? Opportunities for developers and lenders in energy, industry and infrastructure across both the public and private sectors are revealed.
Alejandro Heimann, Director, Investment – Infrastructure & Real Estate, Argentina Investment Agency and International Trade
10:00 PPP Program – Investment overview
Argentina’s $26.5 billion PPP program is outlined. How can developers, banks, investors and agencies help the government realise its ambitions? What can be learnt from the highway PPP? How can international and local players collaborate to structure deals? What steps has the government made to ensure that risk is mitigated? What does the regulatory framework look like?
Jose Luis Morea, PPP Undersecretary, Ministry of Finance
10:30 Sign o’ the Times: Economic, geopolitical and risk briefing
In the face of the huge investment opportunities for the international community, sits the question of risk mitigation. This session answer key concerns from international investors and developers pertaining to economic growth, risk, political stability and land rights. We contextualise Argentina within the Latin American geopolitical landscape to complete the picture.
11:00 Coffee/tea and networking break
11:45 Argentina: Funding a PPP deal – Roundtable
The purpose of this roundtable is to address how Argentina can maximise its PPP program by presenting current and upcoming projects. Participants will have the chance to discuss how they can realise the opportunities available and work together to finance and structure deals. The role of government, developers, commercial banks, ECAs, DFIs, institutional investors, private market insurance and lawyers will be debated. What are the financial and legal aspects to be considered to successfully fund a deal?
Tomas Darmandrail, National Director of PPP Projects, Ministry of Finance
Ezequiel Villamil, Finance Subsecretary – Adviser, Ministry of the Treasury, Buenos Aires Province
12:45 Networking lunch
14:15 RenovAr & sustainable development – Roundtable
We dive into the RenovAr project, to learn from its success and uncover future opportunities going forward. What lessons are learnt for the first two auctions? How big is the pipeline of projects currently? What to expect from the next round of auctions?
Esteban Pérez Andrich, National Director for Renewable Energy, Ministry of Energy and Mines
Martin Mandarano, President, YPF Energía Eléctrica
Bernardo Andrews, Chief Financial Officer, Genneia
Maurizio Bezzeccheri, Argentina Country Manager, ENEL
15:15 Networking break
16:00 Liquidity provision – Roundtable
We shine a light on liquidity provision in Argentina’s public and private sectors. How are international and local banks prepared to handle new investment and the growing domestic market? What is the role of DFIs, ECAs, commercial banks and institutional investors? What can be learnt from Chinese investment? What are the largest sectors needing investment? How can export credit play a role in funding equipment for manufacturing and industry?
Pauline Sebok, Head of SACE Latin America, SACE
Augusto Buda, Senior Executive – Private Sector, CAF
Juan Manuel Pazos, Head Strategist, PUENTE
Martin Duhart, Principal Investment Officer, IDB Invest
17:00 Closing remarks
17:15 Cocktail reception – Informal networking