Powering Up Post-Pandemic

The S&P Global Commodity Insights Caribbean Energy Conference is the premier annual event of the year, giving you critical information about the transformation of the energy markets in the area. Network with colleagues from more than 40 countries and explore the latest about new projects and business opportunities, including:

  •  Renewable energy - growth, and challenges
  •  Power projects – public and private finance, managing risk
  •  Updates on major projects in the region  Dominican Republic, Jamaica, the Bahamas, and across the Caribbean islands
  •  Focus on LNG  infrastructure, new projects, bunkering, and small-scale 
  •  Managing costs and reliability  at a time of high fuel prices, how are high energy prices impacting energy finance options and new projects?
  •  New oil and gas  discoveries and production in the Caribbean impacting energy markets 
  •  Outlook for clean energy – further growth in decarbonization, renewables, and green hydrogen



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What our attendees are saying:

  • — Very informative event. Presented a structured and clear update of the region’s energy sector, projects, and outlook.
  • — The conference is the best event of its kind in (the region), and it is an excellent space for networking.
  • — Interesting topics regarding energy transition.
  • — The information that you provide is very useful for the business in general.
  • — Pleased with content and networking opportunities

Agenda

Day 1 Agenda
Monday, June 27, 2022
  • 4:30 pm Registration Opens
  • 6:00 pm Welcome Cocktail Reception
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Day 2 Agenda
Tuesday. June 28, 2022
  • 7:30 am Registration and Networking Breakfast
  • 8:45 am Chair’s Introduction and Welcome to the Conference
    Edmund Phillips, Business Development Manager,
    Wärtsilä
  • Commodity Analysis: Energy Value Chain in the Caribbean

  • 9:00 am Energy Value Chain in the Caribbean: Geopolitical Analysis
    — Geopolitical questions for oil markets
    — Petroleum supply/demand balance
    — Changes in volatile oil markets
    — Outlook for Guyana’s oil production and regional impacts

    Ha Nguyen, Executive Director, Global Crude Oil Markets,
    S&P Global Commodity Insights
  • 9:30 am Cuban Energy in Transition: Geopolitical Scenarios
    — Cuba’s petroleum supply and demand balance
    — Oil refining including Exxon and Chevron assets
    — Oil production and future exploration plays
    — Electric power sector
    — The role of LNG, sugarcane, and renewables

    Jorge R. Piñon, Director, Latin American and Caribbean Energy and Environmental Program,
    University of Texas Austin
  • 10:00 am Networking & Refreshment Break
  • Country Updates and Case Studies

  • 10:45 am Jamaica – Fuel costs, Energy Resiliency, and Growth of Clean Energy
    Wayne McKenzie, President and CEO,
    Jamaica Energy Partners
  • 11:15 am US Virgin Islands – Investing in a Greener Future
    — Post-storm investment
    — Accelerating renewable energy efforts
    — Future directions and energy strategy

    Andrew Smith, CEO and Executive Director,
    Virgin Islands Water & Power Authority
    Kyle Fleming, Director,
    Virgin Islands Energy Office
  • 11:45 am Cayman Islands – Focus on Renewables
    — Geography and the challenges of limited space for building
    — Government goals for renewables
    — Regulatory priorities to support clean energy

    Gregg Anderson, Executive Director, Energy,
    OFREG Cayman Islands
  • 12:15 pm Reliability and Efficiency – An Island Case Study in Florida
    — Case study of public-private generation
    — Cogeneration for an island location
    — Broader implications of the work for Caribbean locations

    Pierre Koebel, Sales Manager,
    Solar Turbines, Inc.
    Mark Cutshaw, Director of Generation,
    Florida Public Utilities Company
  • 12:45 pm Networking Lunch
  • Natural Gas in the Caribbean - New Horizons and Opportunities

  • 2:00 pm LPG in Latin America and the Caribbean: a Regional Energy Staple
    — Overview of regional supply and demand
    — LPG trade flows
    — The role of the Latin America LPG market in the global arena
    — New sectors for regional LPG consumption
    — Recent government regulation/market intervention and its effects on the industry
    — LPG and energy transition

    Adrian Calcaneo, Executive Director, Latin America and Caribbean Lead, Midstream Oil & NGL,
    S&P Global Commodity Insights
  • 2:30 pm  Panel Discussion  LNG and Natural Gas Markets in the Caribbean: What’s the Role Moving Forward?
    — Economics of LNG in 2022
    — Outlook for market growth in the Caribbean
    — Investing in LNG infrastructure
    — Major new LNG projects
    — LNG bunkering projections
    — Costs and potential of small-scale LNG

    Moderator:
    Sanna Silander-Falk, Director,
    Wärtsilä
    Kwailan Brathwaite, Commercial Advisor,
    National Gas Company of Trinidad and Tobago
    Arturo Cruz, Director Business Development,
    Crowley LNG
    Oscar Santibañez, LNG Origination Director,
    Colon LNG Marketing
  • 3:45 pm Networking and Refreshment Break
  • Financing Power Projects

  • 4:30 pm  Panel Discussion  Power Finance and Investment in the Caribbean Region
    — Public and private finance for power projects
    — New approaches for managing risk
    — Infrastructure investment
    — Regulatory changes and approaches
    — Broadening opportunities for investors

    Moderator:
    Vera Rechsteiner, Partner,
    Hunton Andrews Kurth
    Timba Englehardt, Director, investment Banking,
    CIBC First Caribbean
    Gian Franco Carassale, Head, Caribbean, Central America and Mexico, Infrastructure & Energy Division,
    IDB Invest
    George Reinoso, Executive Director,
    CDEEE
    Ramon Candia, Chief Investment Officer,
    CIFI
  • 5:30 pm Networking Cocktail Reception
Day 3 Agenda
Wednesday, June 29, 2022
  • 7:45 am Networking Breakfast
  • 8:45 am Chair’s Introduction
    Tganni Louisy, Business Development Manager,
    Wärtsilä
  • Fuel Choices, Managing Fuel Costs, Maintaining Reliability

  • 9:00 am LNG Time-to-Market and New Directions in the Caribbean
    — Time-to-Market, the main driver of the energy industry today
    — LNG terminal project solutions, comparing cost and schedule
    — Small-scale LNG is already a reality
    — Key points for a successful project

    José Miguel Moreno Blanes, Head of LNG and Renewable Gas,
    IDOM
  • 9:30 am Fuel Choices and Policy Dilemmas in Caribbean Energy Markets
    — Addressing the return of high fuel oil and power pricing
    — Impact of higher oil prices across the market
    — Managing risk – Assessing risk spend efficiency
    — Costs of fuel oil versus LNG and LPG
    — Addressing the goals of resiliency

    Moderator:
    Rodney George, Vice President Caribbean,
    Wärtsilä
    Robert Blenker, President and CEO,
    WRB Enterprises
    Andy Rovito, Senior Vice President,
    BMR Energy
    John-Laurent Tronche, Senior Manager, Oil Markets Engagement,
    S&P Global Commodity Insights
  • 10:30 am Networking and Refreshment Break
  • Renewable Energy: Adding to Capacity in Wind, Solar, Geothermal, Energy Storage, and Hydrogen

  • 11:00 am Renewable Energy and Energy Transition in the Caribbean
    — The share of renewable energy – How far have we come and what are the obstacles to growth?
    — Why has the growth of renewable energy been so slow?
    — Perspectives on energy transition globally and impacts on Caribbean nations
    — Role of hydrogen, now and in the next decade
    — Electrification of transportation and impact on the grid
    — Evolution of battery storage systems for the grid
    — Financing opportunities for storage, renewables and transmission systems
    — Learning from the experience of pilot projects in the Dominican Republic and other

    Moderator:
    Edmund Phillips, Business Development Manager,
    Wärtsilä
    Bruce Levy, CEO,
    BMR Energy
    Sean Porter, Director of Development and New Business,
    CMI Energia
    Hakan Balci, Director,
    Filsinger Energy Partners

Our commitment to your safety

  • The health and safety of our attendees are of utmost importance. S&P Global Commodity Insights will follow local jurisdiction, United States Government, and CDC guidelines during this event.

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.

Protection

  • — Masks will be provided and participants are asked to follow any updated local authority and/or health department guidelines regarding personal protective equipment (PPE).
  • — Participants are asked not to attend if feeling unwell.

Speakers

Gregg Anderson 150.jpg Gregg Anderson
Executive Director, Energy and Utilities, OfReg

Mr. Anderson is the Executive Director, Energy & Utilities of the Utility Regulation and Competition Office (OfReg) of the Cayman Islands. He provides leadership and guidance in the economic regulation of the energy and water sectors including guiding utility executives, stakeholders, and board members in making strategic business and policy decisions. He has a diverse 32+- year career that includes various strategy, operations, sales & marketing, regulatory compliance, and risk management roles in both the financial and telecoms industries. Prior to joining OfReg, he developed and directed growth strategies, risk management, anti-money laundering and anti-terrorist financing programs, policies, procedures and projects. He received his undergraduate honors degree from the Anglia Ruskin University, UK, earned an MBA from Queens University, School of Business, Canada, is a Certified Management Consultant and also a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist. He received the Canadian Securities Certificate (CSC) from the Canadian Securities Institute (CSI).


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President and CEO, WRB Energy

Mr. Blenker is a veteran renewable energy executive with more than 25 years of experience sourcing, developing, and managing infrastructure projects, specifically in Latin America and the Caribbean. He has developed renewable energy projects, vertically-integrated utilities, and sustainable infrastructure in Honduras, Uzbekistan, Nigeria, Mauritania, Colombia, Jamaica, Turks and Caicos, Dominica, and the U.S. Robert graduated from The Ohio State University with a BS in wildlife management and journalism and earned an MAIA in business and development economics from Ohio University.


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Commercial Advisor, National Gas Company of Trinidad and Tobago

Ms. Brathwaite is a Commercial Advisor for the Energy Marketing and Trading Division of The National Gas Company of Trinidad and Tobago Limited. She is responsible for LNG trading as well as business development involving regional LNG supply and small scale LNG supply. She has almost 20 years of experience in the natural gas industry. She worked at various levels on the gas management systems for the company’s natural gas pipeline network, and business development activities for the domestic downstream gas sector in Trinidad and Tobago. She also worked for two years via secondment in LNG operations and trading at Trafigura Pte. Ms. Brahwaite graduated from the University of the West Indies with a BSc in Economics and a Master in Business Administration.


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Executive Director, Latin America and Caribbean Lead, Midstream Oil and NGL, S&P Global Commodity Insights

Mr. Calcaneo is an Executive Director in IHS Markit’s Midstream Oil & NGL group (now part of S&P Global). He has over 20 years’ industry and consulting experience. Prior to joining IHS Market, he was a manager for Consulting Delivery with EAG Services Inc., where he advised clients and provided consulting services for multinational energy companies. Previously he conducted research on international trade, energy policy, and global economics to support the design of policy solutions for the Mosbacher Institute for Trade, Economics and Public Policy. He has worked as a consultant for the OAS in Washington DC. Mr. Calcaneo holds a BA from Texas A&M University, a certificate in Advanced International Affairs and an MPA from Texas A&M University, and a graduate certificate in Data Science from Harvard University.


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Chief Investment Officer, CIFI

Biography coming soon.


Gianfranco Carassale Gian Franco Carassale
Head, Caribbean, Central America and Mexico, Infrastructure & Energy Division, IDB Invest

Mr. Carassale is the Chief of the Infrastructure & Energy Division at IDB Invest since September 2020. As head of the Division, he leads the private sector agenda of IDB Group in the infrastructure space with a focus on Transportation, Energy, Water & Sanitation, PPPs and Social Infrastructure (Education & Health). A citizen of Argentina, Gian Franco has more than 20 years of experience in the private sector, banking and international organizations. He started his career in medium-sized companies in Buenos Aires and then joined the IDB Group. Since 2009, he has worked at IDB Group in arranging financings to private sector clients to develop energy and infrastructure projects and in providing advice to governments and state-owned companies to shape, launch and finance infrastructure programs across Latin America and the Caribbean. Mr. Carassale holds a Master’s degree in Finance from Universidad Torcuato Di Tella and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the Universidad de Buenos Aires both located in Argentina.


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Director of Generation, Florida Public Utilities Company

Mr. Cutshaw began his professional career in 1982 as an Electrical Engineer with Mississippi Power Company after graduating from Auburn University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering. While at Mississippi Power Company, he served as an Electrical Distribution Engineer in various technical and supervisory roles throughout southeast Mississippi. In May 1991, he accepted a position with Florida Public Utilities Company and served as General Manager for the Northwest Florida Division until moving to the Northeast Florida Division in 2006. Chesapeake Utilities Corporation acquired Florida Public Utilities Company in 2010. In August 2013, he was moved to the position of Director of System Planning and Engineering which included the initial development and planning of the Eight Flags Energy, LLC Combined Heat and Power project along with several large electric and natural gas projects. He currently serves as Director, Generation for Chesapeake Utilities with primary focus on the development of both Combined Heat and Power Generation and Solar Photovoltaic energy projects.


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Director, Investment Banking, CIBC First Caribbean

Ms. Engllehardt is Director of Investment Banking for CIBC FirstCaribbean, which she joined in 2007. She has over 17 years’ experience in the financial sector including banking, financial advisory, capital raising in various industries, regional, and international She has led a wide range of transactions regionally, in industries such as hospitality, real estate, energy, utilities, sovereign and infrastructure. Prior to joining CIBC FirstCaribbean, she worked at companies including PricewaterhouseCoopers in the execution of complex management consulting and corporate finance engagements in various sectors. Ms. Englehardt holds a master’s degree from the University of Tiburg, Netherlands.


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Managing Director, Filsinger Energy Partners

Mr. Filsinger has been active in the energy industry for over 25 years and is recognized globally as a leader and turn-around specialist in the energy sector. As a consultant and interim executive leader, he guides electric utilities through bankruptcy, restructuring and reorganizations, and develops complex strategies for renewable energy producers, oil and gas entities and merchant power companies. From 2000 to 2009, he was a partner and led PA Consulting Group’s global energy practice, where he was active in the development of critical strategies for utility and merchant energy sectors and advised on generation risk, competition, deregulation, power market prices and utility valuations. In 2008, Mr. Filsinger was named interim chief operating officer of Calpine Corp. Filsinger was Calpine’s head of commercial operations, which included oversight of trading, origination and structuring activities and budget management as it emerged from bankruptcy. In 2009, he was named co-chair of the Coalition for the Green Bank (CGB). In 2010, he founded Filsinger Energy Partners to provide administrative management, engineering, accounting, research, policy and management services to the energy industry. In 2017, he was hired as Chief Financial Adviser to the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA) to lead the utility through its restructuring process after hurricanes Irma and Maria destroyed the electric infrastructure on the island.


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Director, Virgin Islands Energy Office

Mr. Fleming was born and raised on St. Croix, USVI. He began his career as a senior engineer and then director of mechanical engineering for a start-up energy storage company in Boston. In 2016 he returned to St. Croix and took on the role of Director of Operations for ProSolar Systems on St. Croix, USVI. During his tenure with ProSolar, he designed, contracted, and managed the installation of over 700 kW of distributed solar and 1+ MWh of distributed battery storage systems throughout the island of St. Croix. Following Hurricane Irma and Maria, Mr. Fleming’s efforts relieved the dependence on generators for many Virgin Islanders suffering through the extended black-out, by transitioning homes to renewable energy solutions. Mr. Fleming plans to continue this effort and much more as the Director of Virgin Islands Energy Office. During the first phase of his tenure as Director he has focused on developing policy that promotes resilient renewable energy adoption and energy industry workforce development throughout the Virgin Islands. Mr. Fleming has a BA degree in Mechanical Engineering from Lehigh University and a MS in Energy Systems and Northeastern University.


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Director General of Energy, CMI Energia

Mr. Gallegos has more than 25 years’ experience in wind energy in North America, Central America, South America, Europe and Africa. He has developed, planned and directed organizations for business development, construction, long-term operations, and asset management. His experience in the energy sector in emerging markets includes introducing wind power in a number of different countries, promoting plans for incentivizing renewable energy, leadership in best business practices and social transparency. Since 2016 he has held the position of director general of energy, with the vision of developing businesses that make a difference, through renewable energy power generation in the Caribbean and Central America. For over eleven years, he was the CEO of Globeleq Mesoamerica Energy, where he promoted powe generation based solely on wind power. Mr. Gallegos is a mechanical engineer with a degree from the University of Seville, and he studied finance at Harvard University.


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Vice President Caribbean, Wärtsilä

Biography coming soon.


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Sales Manager, Solar Turbines, Inc.

Mr. Koebel has been with Solar Turbines for 8 years as Sales Account Manager for Power Generation Applications covering various territories in the US and Mexico. Currently he overseas Business Development and Sales of Gas Turbines and Power Solutions including cogeneration for the Central South US and Gulf Coast states (Colorado to Florida). Prior to Solar, since starting his professional career in 2002,he has occupied various positions with Siemens in Sales and Project Management in Germany, France, China and in the US in their Automation Division and Industrial Power division with a focus on industrial applications. Mr. Koebel was born in France and enjoyed a dual engineering education in France and Germany with a Master in Industrial Automation Systems from National Engineering School of Mechanics in Besancon, France and a BSc from Institute of Applied Sciences in Karlsruhe, Germany.


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President and CEO, BMR Energy

Mr. Levy has worked in the power and energy industry for more than 35 years. Prior to founding BMR Energy, he was the CEO of International Power’s North American IPP business, responsible for over 7,000 MW of oil, gas, coal, wind and solar power generation throughout the region. Before IP, he served as CFO of GPU, Inc., an electric utility company serving over 2 million customers in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. He also previously served as President and CEO of GPU International, a non-regulated subsidiary of IP that developed, acquired and operated generation and utility systems through the U.S., South America, Europe, Asia and Australia. Mr. Levy has a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from City College of New York, an MBA in Finance from New York University and is a licensed Professional Engineer.


Tganni Louisy Tganni Louisy
Business Development Manager, Wärtsilä

Biography coming soon.


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President and CEO, Jamaica Energy Partners

Biography coming soon.


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Head of LNG and Renewable Gas, IDOM

Mr. Moreno has more than 25 years of experience in executive positions in the energy sector, with international experience worldwide (USA, Mexico, Panama, Qatar, Indonesia, the Philippines, among others). It has also been awarded in the LNG sector with 2 prestigious awards: S&P Global Platts "Emerging Technology of the Year 2018" and American Energy Engineer Association "2018 Innovative Energy Project of the Year." Mr. Moreno is former Head of Engineering and Technology at Naturgy LNG and currently Head of LNG and Renewable Gas at IDOM.


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Executive Director, Global Oil, S&P Global Commodity Insights

With 15 years of international experience in energy market research, Ms. Nguyen leads the global oil supply and Latin American crude oil markets services at S&P Global Commodity Insights (formerly IHS Markit). Before joining IHS Market, she worked as a consultant and researcher for the energy consulting firm, Purvin & Gertz. She has worked on several refining market studies, merger and acquisition support, replacement cost projects, crude oil valuations, due diligence support, and LP modeling. Mr. Nguyen holds a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from the University of Houston.


Edmund Phillips Edmund Phillips
Business Development Manager, Wärtsilä

Biography coming soon.


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Director, Latin American and Caribbean Energy Program, University of Texas, Austin

Mr. Piñón is Director of The University of Texas at Austin’s Center for International Energy and Environmental Policy - Latin America and Caribbean Energy and Environmental Program. He began his thirty-two-year career in the energy sector when he joined Shell Oil Company’s supply and transportation organization. He was President and CEO of Transworld Oil USA prior to joining Amoco Corporation as president of Amoco Corporate Development Company Latin America. He served as president of Amoco Oil de México and president of Amoco Oil Latin America, based in Mexico City. As vice-president and member of the board of directors of the American Chamber of Commerce of Mexico Mr. Piñon received the “Yiacatecutli” award for distinguished service in the promotion of U.S.-Mexico business relations. After the merger between Amoco and BP, he was transferred to Madrid, Spain, to manage BP Europe’s western Mediterranean petroleum supply and logistics operations. With international experience in business development, joint ventures and relationship management in emerging and transitional markets, and a network of senior energy contacts in Latin America; he is recognized as an independent analyst of regional energy issues, as well as the politics of oil and natural gas in Latin America. He has conducted research and country energy risk assessments as a Visiting Energy Fellow at the University of Miami’s Center for Hemispheric Policy, Brookings Institution and Florida International University’s Latin American and Caribbean Center. Mr. Piñon holds a degree in Economics and a certificate in Latin American Studies from the University of Florida.



Sean Porter Sean Porter
Director of New Business Development, Energy Division, CMI Energia

As Director of New Business Development, Mr. Porter is in charge of a portfolio of projects with more than 700 MW and potential acquisitions in Mexico and across Central America and the Dominican Republic, for the largest private renewable energy company in Central America. He is also in charge of the commercial operations of ION and EON in Guatemala and El Salvador, as well as energy sales of less than 800 MW for power purchase agreements (PPAs) in Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, the Dominican Republic and Nicaragua. He participated in the successful location of the $700 M Bonos Verdes project, the largest renewable energy project in the Caribbean and Central America to date, marking the entrance of the company into international capital markets for the largest and most diversified private energy portfolio in the region. Mr. Porter has a bachelor’s in Political Science and Economics from Oakland University and a master’s in International Relations with a specialization in international economics and Latin American development, from the University of California – San Diego.


Vera Rechsteiner Vera Rechsteiner
Partner, Hunton Andrews Kurth

Biography coming soon.


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Executive Director, CDEEE

Since 1980, Mr. Reinoso has established himself as a subject matter expert in the energy sector, especially as it relates to infrastructure for generation and distribution. He advises on electricity sector reforms, privatization, regulation, policies, investment analysis, and business opportunities in the energy and infrastructure sectors. Policy analysis and strategic planning for the energy sector technical assistance teams and the donor community on engineering, economic and institutional policies relating to private sector participation in the power sector, restructuring/privatization of existing thermal power generation and distribution facilities. Consulting for the World Bank, Mr. Reinoso worked in sub-Saharan Africa, (Ghana, Kenya, Uganda, and South Africa,) assessing performance of D&R utilities, product/service quality, commercial effectiveness, financial viability, and management of other corporate resources. With InterEnergy Services, he consulted by analyzing the structures of electricity markets in Panama, Chile, the Dominican Republic, Honduras, El Salvador, and Colombia). He served as the National Superintendent of Energy for several years and since 2020, serves as Executive Director and Board member for the Electrical Distribution Companies of the Dominican Republic.



Andrew Rovito 150.jpg Andrew Rovito
Senior Vice President, BMR Energy

Mr. Rovito has over 20 years of experience in developing and financing U.S. and international IPP and energy infrastructure projects at leading industry firms. Prior to joining BMR Energy, Andy co-founded Development Partners Group, a private-equity-sponsored development company. As a principal, he has raised more than $4 billion in financing both domestically and internationally, representing $6 billion in overall project capital cost. He has also held positions at LS Power Group, InterGen, Ogden Energy and Prudential Power Funding, where he was responsible for development, acquisition and financing activities. Mr. Rovito has a BBA from George Washington University and an MBA from Seton Hall University.


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Director, Wärtsilä

Biography coming soon.


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Executive Director and CEO, Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority

Mr. Smith was named the Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer in January 2022. The Authority is a vertically integrated utility that operates electric generating capacity on St. Thomas and St. Croix and transmission and distribution infrastructure that provides electricity service to over 50,000 customers. The Authority also produces potable water via reverse osmosis facilities on St. Thomas and St. Croix and distributes water to approximately 15,000 customers. Prior to joining the Water and Power Authority, Mr. Smith served as a consultant to the utility industry focusing on financial best practices. Prior to his consulting role, Mr. Smith served as Vice President of GenOn Energy where he was responsible for Financial Planning & Analysis and worked closely with the Chief Financial Officer on financial strategy. Prior to joining GenOn Energy, Mr. Smith held positions of Vice President Financial Planning and Analysis and Managing Director of Investor Relations at Dynegy, Inc. from 2013 until Dynegy’s merger with Vistra Energy. While at Dynegy, Mr. Smith was part of the leadership team that grew the company from annual revenue of approximately $1.5 billion to almost $5 billion. Earlier in his career Mr. Smith worked for JP Morgan, Lazard, Entergy, and Chevron. Mr. Smith holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from The University of Texas at Austin and an MBA in finance from Louisiana State University.


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Senior Manager, Oil Markets Engagement, S&P Global Commodity Insights

Mr. Tronche leads S&P Global Platts’ cross-commodity engagement efforts in Europe and Africa, based in London. He previously led the Americas crude oil and Americas residual fuel oil and bunker fuel teams from Houston. He joined S&P Global in 2010 and has also reported on refined oil products, electric power and natural gas. Mr. Tronche has a BA in Journalism from Texas Christian University.


Omar Zacarias Omar Zacarias
Investment Officer, IDB Invest

Biography coming soon.


Sponsorship


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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 Platts 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.

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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


Early Bird Rate*
Register by June 3
Standard Rate*
Register by June 27, 2022
Delegate
$1,295    
$1,595    
Utilities or Government
$995    
$995    
Group Rate
Register 3 delegates, get one free (see FAQs for details)

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Venue

InterContinental Miami
100 Chopin Plaza
Miami, Florida 33131 USA

We have reserved a group room block for this event at a discounted rate of $209/night plus a $25/night service fee plus taxes. You can book your sleeping room online or call 1-800-327-3005 and ask for the “S&P Global Caribbean Energy Conference” group rate. The group rate is available 3 days prior to and after scheduled event dates, based on availability. For reservations outside of the block nights of June 27-29, attendees can contact the hotel. The cut-off date for guest room reservations at the group rate is Monday, June 13, 2022. Room rates are stated in USD, and are subject to availability.

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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.

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If you are an employee of a government, cooperative, or municipal agency, you qualify for a 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 forms of payment do you accept?

We only accept payment by credit card for this event.

I'm no longer able to attend. May I send someone else in my place?

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

What if I need to cancel my registration?

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.

What should I do if I get sick before the 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.

How do I obtain a 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

Are there sponsorship opportunities?

Yes, 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]

Are there speaking opportunities?

Yes, 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]

Are press passes available?

Yes, 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]

Does this event have a networking app?

Yes, 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.

What are the 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.