Managing risk and finding opportunity

With the economy struggling due to the global pandemic, Mexico’s energy companies are working hard to recover and to build a more solid future.

This online event builds on the successful annual Mexican Energy conference, held for the past 24 years.

As a virtual conference, we will condense the key issues and debates into five hours of in-depth discussion about the direction and movement of oil and gas, electric power, and energy investment.

You'll enjoy live presentations, networking and the opportunity to ask questions about topics that are important to you.
 

Networking, bonus content, and more

 
Do more with your registration. You'll receive access to our online event tool in advance of the conference. Use it to:
 
  • Build your network—You can see who else is registered, help people find you, and exchange contact information digitally.
  • Connect—Use 1:1 messaging to introduce yourself. Conversations are saved and searchable for your convenience.
  • Enjoy extra content—Get Platts market news, exclusive content, and more leading up to the event. Find out about event updates as they happen.
  • Share—Add your social media profiles to the tool to easily post, share, and connect. Check the real-time activity feed to learn what other attendees are thinking right now.
  • Take it all with you—Use the tool to take notes, then export them (and share with other attendees). Look up contacts and conversations later. Visit the replay for a refresher and to download speaker presentations. Install the mobile app version for easy access from anywhere.
 

Agenda

Thursday, December 3, 2020

There will be a question and answer period at the end of each session. 

  • 9:00 am Chair’s welcoming remarks
    Dino Barajas, Co-Chair, Latin America Corporate and Finance,
    DLA Piper LLP (US)
  • 9:05 am Introduction – Challenges for Mexico’s energy industries
    — High-level review of oil and gas, power, renewables, and energy policy in the past year
    — Role of the CFE under new policies
    — Update on the economic situation of PEMEX and the petroleum industry

    Moderator: Dino Barajas, Co-Chair, Latin America Corporate and Finance,
    DLA Piper LLP (US)
    Luis Manuel Martinez, Senior Director Corporate Ratings,
    S&P Global Ratings
    Daniel Castineyra, Associate Director Infrastructure Ratings,
    S&P Global Ratings
  • 10:00 am Intermission
  • 10:10 am Perspectives on electric power in Mexico: Industrial demand and new regional initiatives
    — Impact of economic downturn on electric power markets
    — Meeting the need for energy in industrial zones
    — Perspectives from industrial consumers on the demand needs for electric power
    — Initiatives by Mexico state governments
    — New directions in energy clusters and innovation hubs

    Moderator: Dino Barajas, Co-Chair, Latin America Corporate and Finance,
    DLA Piper LLP (US)
    Amado Villarreal, Head of the Energy Cluster,
    State of Nuevo Leon
    Katya Somohano, Energy Director,
    DeAcero
    Jeff Pavlovic, Managing Director,
    Bravos Energia
    Raul Carral, Business Development Manager, Latin America North,
    Wartsila North America, Inc.
  • 11:30 am Intermission
  • 11:40 am Natural Gas Supply to Meet Growing Demand
    — Meeting demand growth
    — State of natural gas midstream investment
    — LNG and natural gas imports
    — Natural gas storage
    — Status of current projects
    — Outlook for further pipeline expansion

    Moderator: Marcela Dueñas, Market Engagement Manager,
    S&P Global Platts
    John Hilfiker, Senior Energy Analyst,
    S&P Global Platts
    Areli Covarrubias, Commercial Director, Natural Gas,
    Ienova
    TBD,
    Refinitiv
  • 12:40 pm Intermission
  • 1:10 pm Risks and opportunities for Energy Projects in Mexico
    — Current challenges – Recession, pandemic, and changing policies
    — Energy project case studies against this background
    — Focus on private power and renewable energy
    — How projects are being financed
    — Valuing companies for acquisitions
    — Opportunities to buy or sell devalued assets

    Moderator: Dino Barajas, Co-Chair, Latin America Corporate and Finance,
    DLA Piper LLP (US)
    Adi Blum, Managing Director,
    BlackRock
    Alfredo Santillan, Managing Director and Joint General Manager,
    Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, Mexico
  • 2:00 pmClose of Conference


Speakers

Adi Blum 150.jpg Adi Blum,
Managing Director, BlackRock

Mr. Blum is a senior investment professional in the global energy and power infrastructure team at BlackRock. Previously he was managing director for energy infrastructure at First Reserve, leading investments with key industry partners in Latin America such as Tijoa Hydro, Los Ramones II, Mexican Clean Fuels Infrastructure, and La Bufa Wind. Mr. Blum earned a B.S. from Georgetown University, School of Foreign Service and an MBA from New York University Stern School of Business.

Daniel Castineyra 150.jpg Daniel Castineyra,
Associate Director Infrastructure Ratings, S&P Global Ratings

Mr. Castineyra is a lead analyst and associate director with S&P Global Ratings, and part of the Latin America infrastructure team. He also has experience as an analyst and consultant for the IDB and Climate Wedge. Mr. Castineyra has a BA in Actuarial Science from the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM) and a Master’s in Financial Engineering and Risk Management from the University of Essex.

Areli Covarrubias 150.jpg Areli Covarrubias,
Commercial Director, Natural Gas, Ienova

Ms. Covarrubias is responsible for the administration and commercial operation of IEnova´s natural gas assets. Previously, she was the Business and Commercial Manager and also was part of the team that managed Regulatory and External Affairs issues at IEnova. Before IEnova, she was the legislative advisor and account executive in energy matters at Guerra Castellanos & Asociados. Ms. Covarrubias has a degree in International Relations from the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM) and is currently President of the Transport Committee of the Mexican Natural Gas Association.

John Hilfiker 150.jpg John Hilfiker,
Senior Energy Analyst, S&P Global Platts

Mr. Hilfiker is a senior energy analyst, focusing on global gas and power commodity markets. He was a data analyst with Bentek Energy, which was acquired by S&P Global. Mr. Hilfiker has a BA in Economics and a BS in Finance from Colorado State University.

Luis Manuel Martinez 150.jpg Luis Manuel Martinez,
Senior Director Corporate Ratings, S&P Global Ratings

Mr. Martinez has worked for S&P Global Ratings since 2004. Previously he was with the North American Development Bank. He began his career as a credit analyst for the Banco Nacional de México, currently part of Citigroup, working as a credit analyst. Mr. Martinez has a BA in Economics from the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM), and an MBA from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill.

Jeff Pavlovic 150.jpg Jeff Pavlovic,
Managing Director, Bravos Energia

Mr. Pavlovic is a managing director and power market expert with Bravos Energia, located in Mexico. Previously he was Managing Director for electric industry coordination for Mexico’s Secretaria de Energía (SENER). He also held other senior roles related to the transformation of electric power markets with SENER and the CFE. Before that, he was a manager for generation control with Xcel Energy. Mr. Pavlovic has a degree in Economics from Duke University, an MBA from Stanford University, and a master’s in Economics from CIDE.

Alfredo Santillan 150.jpg Alfredo Santillan,
Managing Director and Joint General Manager/Chief Representative, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, Mexico

Mr. Santillan is the country head for SMBC’s office in Mexico. He is the project leader for corporate banking, infrastructure and project financing, trade financing, and agenncy and ECA financing. Previously he held senior positions with Standard Bank and Scotia Capital Mexico. Mr. Santillan has a degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering from the Tecnológico de Monterrey (ITESM) and an MBA from the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM).

Katya Somohano 150.jpg Katya Somohano Silva,
Energy Director, DeAcero

Since January 2019, Ms. Somohano has been Director of Energy for Deacero, Mexico’s largest steel wire producer. Previously she was the first female Director in CFE. She was appointed to found, organize, and operate a new entity, as the CEO of CFE Calificados, a qualified power supply company. Under her direction the company became the leader of the qualified energy market, with about 85% of market share. Previously she was head of CFE’s Investment Promotion Office. She also has served as head of SENER’s Hydrocarbon Board Unit, where she was directly involved in the drafting and enacting of the 2013 Energy Reform. Ms. Somohano has a law degree (Hons) from UNAM and a Master’s in Law (LLM) from the University of Cambridge, UK.

Amado Villarreal 150.jpg Amado Villarreal,
Head of the Energy Cluster, State of Nuevo León, Mexico

Dr. Villarreal is the director for the Energy Cluster of the State of Nuevo León, and a research professor at the Tecnológico de Monterrey (ITESM). Previous experience included founding partner of VGA Smart Development, and Director of the Regional Development Institute at ITESM. He has a degree in Economics from ITESM and a doctorate in Financial Economics from Tulane University, A.B. Freeman School of Business.


Sponsorship



Sponsors

Refinitiv
Wartsila
DLA Piper

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 Platts Mexican Energy Virtual 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, Senior Business Development Manager, at +1 857 383 5702 or [email protected].

Pricing

The S&P Global Platts Mexican Energy Virtual Conference will take place Online on December 3, 2020 at 9:00 am - 2:00 pm CST.



Early Bird Rate*
Register by November 20, 2020
Standard Rate*
Register by December 2
Virtual Conference Delegate
$199    
$299    

* Rates are in USD and are not inclusive of local taxes or VAT.








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