Energy & Infrastructure Finance

TXF Argentina, Buenos Aires

Apr 27, 2018
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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TXF Argentina, Buenos Aires

Energy & Infrastructure Finance (Conducted in Spanish & English)
Apr 27, 2018
Buenos Aires, Argentina


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.


  • Argentine Government Ministries
  • Project Developers
  • Exporters
  • DFIs
  • ECAs
  • Commercial Banks
  • Institutional Investors
  • Local Banks
  • Insurers




José Luis Morea
José Luis Morea
Under-Secretary of Public Private Partnership
Ministry of Finance of Argentina
 Esteban Pérez  Andrich
Esteban Pérez Andrich
National Director for Renewable Energy
Ministry of Energy and Mining, Argentina
Tomás  Darmandrail
Tomás Darmandrail
National Director of Public Private Partnership Projects
Ministry of Finance of Argentina
Juan Fernando  Carbel
Juan Fernando Carbel
Chief Executive Officer
Parque Eolico Arauco
Maurizio Bezzeccheri
Maurizio Bezzeccheri
Country Manager, Argentina
ENEL Group
Bernardo Andrews
Bernardo Andrews
Chief Financial Officer
Pedro Di Lella
Pedro Di Lella
Provincial Director of Public Investment and PPP
Gobierno de la Provincia de Buenos Aires
Pengzhi Shen
Pengzhi Shen
Argentina Solar Inverter Director
Huawei Technologies Company
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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?

Discussion leaders:

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?

Discussion leaders:

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?

Discussion leaders:

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