Navigating the new world of energy

The Caribbean Energy Conference is the premier energy event, giving you critical information about the transformation of energy markets in the region. Network and do business with colleagues representing over 20 countries from around the world.

 

Learn about the latest projects and business opportunities, including:

  • — Growth and challenges for renewable energy
  • — Public and private finance for power projects, managing risk
  • — Updates on major ongoing power projects in the Dominican Republic, Jamaica, the Bahamas, and across the Caribbean islands
  • — Focus on LNG infrastructure, new LNG projects, LNG bunkering, and small-scale LNG
  • — Managing costs and reliability at a time of high fuel prices – how are high energy prices impacting finance and new projects?
  • — Impact of new oil and gas discoveries and production
  • — New initiatives related to climate change

 

Networking, bonus content, and more

 
Do more with your registration. You'll receive access to our networking app in advance of the event. Use it to:
 
  • Build your network—See who else is registered, help people find you, exchange contact information digitally, and plan for who you'd like to meet at the event. The list updates in real-time once the app goes live.
  • Connect—Use 1:1 messaging to introduce yourself. Conversations are saved and searchable for your convenience.
  • Enjoy extra content—Receive materials from speakers and partners. Find out about event updates as they happen.
  • Take it all with you—Look up your contacts and conversations later. Use the mobile app version for easy access from anywhere.
 

THIS EVENT STARTS IN

    Super Early Bird Rate: $1,395
    Early Bird Rate: $1,595
    Full Rate: $1,895
     
    Register early and save  
    Register by Friday, December 9 to save $500.
     
    Spanish/English translation available  
    Onsite simultaneous translation will be provided.
     
    Networking app access is included with your registration  
    Enjoy early access to the registration list, 1:1 direct messaging, extra content, and more.
     
    Not able to attend on January 23-25, 2023?  
    If you're interested in the event but it doesn't fit your schedule, register in advance to receive full access to the networking app, speaker presentations, plus all the bonus content.
     
     

Agenda

Day 1 Agenda
Monday, January 23, 2023
  • 1:00 pm Registration and Refreshments
  • 2:30 pm Chair’s Introduction and Welcoming Remarks
    Ha Nguyen, Executive Director, Global Crude Oil Markets,
    S&P Global Commodity Insights
  • 2:45 pm  KEYNOTE SPEAKER  Managing Climate Change and Energy Transition in the Caribbean
    — Challenges of climate change
    — Managing climate related disasters
    — Building a resilient power system
    — Future preparations for climate change facing the Caribbean

    Agnes Dasewicz, Chief Operating Officer,
    US International Development Finance Corporation
  • 3:30 pm Refreshment Break
  • 4:00 pm Energy Supply and Climate Challenges – Outlook for Refined Products in the Caribbean and Latin America
    — Recent developments in key products markets
    — Refined products market pricing and fundamentals view
    — Challenges of volatile fuel prices
    — Risk factors for energy pricing

    Moderator: Ha Nguyen, Executive Director, Global Crude Oil Markets,
    S&P Global Commodity Insights
    Felipe Perez, Associate Director, Research and Analysis,
    S&P Global Commodity Insights
    Alfredo Torres, Executive Director, Downstream Americas Consulting,
    S&P Global Commodity Insights
  • 4:45 pm Outlook for Energy in Cuba and the Caribbean
    — Cuba’s electric power challenges
    — Possible transition from HSFO to LNG

    Jorge Piñon, Senior Research Fellow,
    University of Texas-Austin
  • 5:15 pm Chair’s Comments and Summary of Day One
  • 5:30 pm Welcome Networking Reception
Day 2 Agenda
Tuesday, January 24, 2023
  • 8:00 am Registration and Networking Breakfast
  • 8:45 am Chair’s Introduction to Day Two
    Lisa Pearl, Executive Director, Gas, Power and Climate Solutions,
    S&P Global Commodity Insights
  • 9:00 am  KEYNOTE SPEAKER  Energy and Climate Challenges for the Dominican Republic
    Rafael Orlando Gomez, Vice Minister for Energy,
    Ministry of Energy and Mines, Dominican Republic
  • 9:45 am Expanding and Upgrading Power Generation in the Dominican Republic
    — Challenges of growing demand for electric power in the Dominican Republic and the Caribbean
    — Optimizing and diversifying the mix of generation sources
    — The role of renewable energy and energy efficiency
    — Natural gas and feedstock imports
    — The role of regional terminals

    Moderator: Adrian Calcaneo, Executive Director of Latin America and Caribbean LPGs / NGLs,
    S&P Global Commodity Insights
    Additional speakers to be announced
  • 10:45 am Networking & Refreshment Break
  • 11:30 am Round Table: Responding to Challenges of Energy Security
    — Managing the challenges of reliability and resiliency of the grid
    — Mix of power generation in the Dominican Republic and goals for future development
    — Regulatory situation and priorities in the Caribbean
    — Strengthening and updating the electric power grid
    — New power projects finance and development

    Moderator: Lisa Pearl, Executive Director, Gas, Power and Climate Solutions,
    S&P Global Commodity Insights
    George Reinoso, Executive Director, Comisión de Liquidación,
    CDEEE
    Marvin Fernandez, President,
    ASOFER
  • 12:30 pm Networking Luncheon
  • 2:00 pm  CASE STUDY  Grid Reliability and Resiliency: Improving Access to Electric Power
    — System reliability goals and challenges
    — Key areas for investment
    — Current experience from different countries

    Moderator: Lisa Pearl, Executive Director, Gas, Power and Climate Solutions,
    S&P Global Commodity Insights
    Shevonn Nathaniel Cambridge, CEO,
    Bahamas Power & Light Company
    Loris Nathoo, Divisional Director Finance,
    Guyana Power and Light
    Blaine Jarrett, Senior Vice President, Energy Delivery,
    Jamaica Public Service Company
    Speaker to be announced,
    Scott Madden
    Additional speakers to be announced
  • 3:30 pm Networking & Refreshment Break
  • 4:15 pm Financing Power Projects in the Caribbean
    — Evaluating investment opportunities
    — Capital and investment strategies
    — Priorities for investment for different countries under similar circumstances
    — Investing in energy transition and the role of the IDB
    — ESG investment strategies and priorities

    Moderator: to be announced
    Johanna Gomez, Lead Investment Officer, Infrastructure and Energy,
    IDB Invest
    Valery Vicini, Regional Director, Dominican Republic,
    PROPARCO
    Ramon Candia, Chief Investment Officer,
    CIFI
    Andrew Rovito, Senior Vice President,
    BMR Energy LLC
  • 5:15 pm Chair’s Closing Remarks
  • 5:30 pm Networking Cocktail Reception
Day 3 Agenda
Wednesday, January 25, 2023
  • 8:00 am Registration and Networking Breakfast
  • 8:45 am Chair’s Introduction to Day Three
    Lisa Pearl, Executive Director, Gas, Power and Climate Solutions,
    S&P Global Commodity Insights
  • 9:00 am Renewable Energy Expansion and Development
    — Renewable energy priorities in the Caribbean
    — Managing the high upfront capital costs for some projects
    — Project updates: solar and wind power
    — Integrating renewable energy into the grid
    — The role of renewable energy and microgrids
    — Goals for Net Zero and energy transition
    — Ramping up energy storage systems

    Moderator: Lisa Pearl, Executive Director, Gas, Power and Climate Solutions,
    S&P Global Commodity Insights
    Bruce Levy, CEO,
    BMR Energy LLC
    Adrian Bellavita, Senior Business Consultant,
    Javelin Capital
    Clemens Findeisen, Director, Energy Transition Project,
    GIZ
  • 10:15 am Networking & Refreshment Break
  • 11:00 am LNG in the Caribbean: Case Studies and Outlook for Growth
    — Fuel mix, pricing, and availability of natural gas in the Caribbean
    — LNG versus LPG and other alternatives for fuel supply
    — Expanding the market for small-scale LNG
    — The role of LNG bunkering
    — Price outlook and risks with changing international LNG markets
    — Projects in development
    — Panama case studies focused on LNG
    — LNG expansion in the Dominican Republic

    Moderator: Alfredo Torres, Executive Director, Downstream Americas Consulting,
    S&P Global Commodity Insights
    Ibi Akinnola, Associate Editor, LNG Shipping Freight Markets,
    S&P Global Commodity Insights
    Additional speakers to be announced
  • 12:00 pm Closing Remarks
  • 12:15 pm Close of Conference
Agenda subject to change.

S&P Global Commodity Insights Industry Fundamentals Training

Our commitment to your safety

Cleaning & Hygiene

  • — We will undertake enhanced cleaning before and during our events, working with our venue partners to attain the highest standards of cleanliness.

  • — We will provide hand sanitizing stations, personal sanitizing materials, contactless registration, and encourage all participants to regularly wash and disinfect their hands.

Physical Distancing

  • — We request participants avoid physical contact such as handshakes and embraces. The exchange of printed materials is discouraged with a digital alternative recommended.

  • — We will maintain a density of participants in line with local jurisdiction guidelines.

COVID-19 Protocols

  • — We will follow any updated local authority and/or health department guidelines regarding personal protective equipment (PPE).

  • See FAQs for details


Speakers


Rafael Orlando Gomez 150.jpg Keynote: Rafael Orlando Gomez
Vice Minister for Energy, Ministry of Energy and Mines, Dominican Republic



Agnes Dasewicz 150.jpg Keynote: Agnes Dasewicz
Chief Operating Officer, US International Development Finance Corp



 
 
  • Shevonn Nathaniel Cambridge, CEO,
    Bahamas Power & Light Company
  • Marvin Fernandez, President,
    ASOFER
  • Loris Nathoo, Divisional Director Finance,
    Guyana Power and Light
  • Blaine Jarrett, Senior Vice President, Energy Delivery,
    Jamaica Public Service Company
  • Ha Nguyen, Executive Director, Global Crude Oil Markets,
    S&P Global Commodity Insights
  • Lisa Pearl, Executive Director, Gas, Power and Climate Solutions,
    S&P Global Commodity Insights
  • Ibi Akinnola, Associate Editor,
    S&P Global Commodity Insights
  • Felipe Perez, Associate Director, Research and Analysis,
    S&P Global Commodity Insights
  • Alfredo Torres, Executive Director, Downstream Americas Consulting,
    S&P Global Commodity Insights
  • Adrian Calcaneo, Executive Director of Latin America and Caribbean LPGs / NGLs,
    S&P Global Commodity Insights
  • Jorge Piñon, Senior Research Fellow,
    University of Texas
  • George Reinoso, Executive Director, Comisión de Liquidación,
    CDEEE
  • Adrian Bellavita, Senior Business Consultant,
    Javelin Capital
  • Johanna Gomez, Lead Investment Officer, Infrastructure and Energy,
    IDB Invest
  • Valery Vicini, Regional Director, Dominican Republic,
    PROPARCO
  • Ramon Candia, Chief Investment Officer,
    CIFI
  • Bruce Levy, CEO,
    BMR Energy
  • Clemens Findeisen, Director, Energy Transition Project,
    GIZ
  • Andrew Rovito, Senior Vice President,
    BMR Energy

Sponsorship


Sponsorship


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Become a sponsor

Download the brochureDemonstrate your strengths, raise your company profile, and maximize your ROI as we bring key industry players and decision-makers to you. At the S&P Global Commodity Insights Caribbean Energy Conference, each sponsor has the opportunity to showcase their products and services and distinguish themselves from the competition. We offer a full range of opportunities and packages, and can even tailor solutions to suit your needs.

Download our Americas event portfolio brochure to learn more about our events and who attends.

Contact us to start a conversation about your goals and how you can lead the pack as an event sponsor: Lorne Grout, Commercial Partnerships Manager, at +1 339 223 9499 or [email protected].

Pricing

Super Early Bird Rate
Register by December 9
Early Bird Rate
Register by January 6
Standard Rate
Register by January 20
Delegate
$1,395    
$1,595    
$1,895    
Gov / Muni / Coops *
$995    
$995    
$995    
Utilities *
$995    
$995    
$995    
Groups *
Register 3 delegates, get one free    
Register 3 delegates, get one free    
Register 3 delegates, get one free    

Rates are in USD and are not inclusive of local taxes or VAT. Americas Region event terms and conditions apply.

* See FAQs for details on registering at a special rate.




View full event terms and conditions

Click here to view the full event terms and conditions, then use the drop-down menu to select the applicable event category.

Venue

Event Venue
Renaissance Santo Domingo Jaragua Hotel and Casino
George Washington Ave. 367
Apto. Postal 769-2 Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic 769-2
Main hotel phone: +1 809-221-2222
Visit the hotel website

Discounted Accommodation
A limited number of rooms at the venue are available at a discounted rate for attendees. These rates apply for the nights of Sunday, January 22 through Thursday, January 26 with the option to extend your stay up to 3 days prior and 3 days after the event dates (subject to hotel availability). The discounted rate will be available until January 2, 2023, or the rooms sell out, whichever comes first. Please note that attendees are responsible for booking their own accommodations.

Room Rate
Standard room, single or double occupancy. — $110.00 USD per night + tax. Charge per 3rd or 4th person or 12 years old is $35 USD plus tax. Children between 6-12 stay for $15 plus tax, and children under 6 are free.

Reservations *
Book your room online by clicking this reservation link. Alternatively, reservations may be made by calling the hotel directly at +1 809 221 2222 or toll-free at +1 888 813 2776 Be sure to mention you are attending the S&P Global S&P Global Commodity Insights Caribbean Energy Conference to receive the discounted rate.

* Please note: S&P Global does not associate with third-party reservation agents and cannot guarantee their legitimacy. We advise you use the information we provide when making your reservations.

News & Insights

Get the latest event updates and news from S&P Global Commodity Insights.

FAQs

How to register

We offer three easy ways to register:

Online: Click here to register now

Email: [email protected]

Phone: Toll Free: 800-752-8878
Outside the US & Canada:
+1 212-904-3070

Payment forms accepted

We accept payment by credit card, wire transfer, and check for this event. To pay without a credit card, select "Invoice" during registration.

Group rate

Your organization may send 1 person for free for every 3 people registered at the current delegate rate. All registrations must be from the same organization and made at the same time to qualify. The group rate is not retroactive. Your invoice will reflect 3 delegates at the current rate and 1 delegate at $0.

Gov/Coop/Muni rate

If you are an employee of a government, cooperative, or municipal agency, you qualify for the Gov/Coop/Muni special rate. To register, email us at [email protected] or call Toll Free: 800-752-8878
Outside the US & Canada:
+1 212-904-3070.

What to do if you get sick before an event

The health and safety of our attendees are of utmost importance. Currently, we require attendees to refrain from attending if feeling ill. We will apply a credit of your registration fee to your individual account, good for one (1) year or towards next year's event if you provide a doctor's note or proof of a positive test within three (3) days prior to the event start date. Contact us via email to [email protected]. For assistance, you may also reach out by phone: Toll Free: 800-752-8878
Outside the US & Canada:
+1 212-904-3070. We appreciate your cooperation as we work to keep everyone safe during these challenging times.

Letter of invitation to apply for a travel visa

We can provide you with a letter of invitation to apply for a travel visa, which you should then send to the appropriate consulate or embassy of the event location. Please note:

  • — Your registration fee must be paid in full before a letter of invitation can be issued. There are no exceptions.
  • — Payment is considered full once money is posted to an order. Credit card payments are immediate. Wire transfer payments require at least 5 business days. Check payments require at least 10 business days.
  • — The visa application process can take weeks or even months, depending on the countries involved and time of year, so you should consider registering and paying as early as possible.
  • — If you are unable to obtain a visa to attend, we will refund your registration fee in full.

Once full payment has been made, please contact Customer Service to request a letter of invitation:

Email: [email protected]

Phone: Toll Free: 800-752-8878
Outside the US & Canada:
+1 212-904-3070

Networking app

Event registration includes access to the networking app, available for your smartphone, tablet, and desktop (both iOS and Android). We'll send registrants details about logging in to the app as soon as it goes live. Please note that your registration must be paid in full to receive access.

Substitution policy (how to transfer your registration to a colleague)

If you’re not able to attend, we’re happy to transfer your registration to a member of your organization at no cost, up to 2 business days in advance of the event. Requests must be received in writing via email to [email protected], and are subject to approval. For assistance, you may also reach out by phone: Toll Free: 800-752-8878
Outside the US & Canada:
+1 212-904-3070

Cancellation policy

If you're not able to attend or send a colleague in your place, we accept cancellations and provide refunds if received in writing to [email protected] at least 30 days before the event. In the event of non-attendance, the full invoice fee will be payable.

Sponsorship opportunities

We offer a variety of standard and tailor-made sponsorship opportunities to fit your marketing and business-to-business needs—and your budget. Please reach out directly to the Business Development Manager for this event:

Lorne Grout

Phone: +1 339 223 9499

Email: [email protected]

Speaking opportunities

We're always looking for the best voices in the industry to share their experience and perspective on opportunities, challenges, and trends. Please reach out directly to the Conference Producer to discuss availability and suitability:

Ron Berg

Phone: +1 339 223 1981

Email: [email protected]

Press passes

We allow accredited media writing on behalf of major industry publications to cover the event at no charge. Please reach out to the contact below for press pass approval.

Bel Cevallos

Phone: +1 346 228 1991

Email: [email protected]

Event terms and conditions

Click here to view the full event terms and conditions, then use the drop-down menu to select the Americas Region event category.