LONDON, April 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --
Government representatives will meet leading energy investors and power developers in London at the Growing Economies Energy Forum on 22nd- 23rd June, to discuss opportunities for investment in the Pacific Alliance- Peru, Chile, Colombia and Mexico. All four growing economies are looking for increased international investment following political and legal reforms to support further economic development; organisers EnergyNet will facilitate a platform for discussion between investors and governments.
Accounting for 35% of Latin America's GDP and 55% of the region's exports, the Pacific Alliance is emerging as the most exciting economic group in the region, demonstrating commitment to open markets, private investment, and rule of law facilitating commercial and economic integration. The World Bank predicts that electricity consumption in Latin America will more than double between 2010 and 2030 and a combined need of over US$200 billion of investment is required to move forward power development projects. Speaking about country's first-ever private auction, Mexico's Deputy Electricity Minister, Cesar Emiliano Hernandez who confirmed his presence at the Growing Economies Energy Forum, says "the contracts are expected to generate more than $2bn in investment by 2018".
Co-located with the world's largest global conference for Africa's energy and infrastructure sectors, the Africa Energy Forum, the Growing Economies Energy Forum will bring together 2,000+ credible investors and developers from 82 countries that specialise in growing and emerging markets. It will also showcase the scale of the opportunity in other exciting electricity markets such as Myanmar, Pakistan and Iran, inviting senior public and private sector representatives to discuss investment opportunities.
Simon Gosling of EnergyNet commented, "This is an unbelievable opportunity for electricity starved economies to tap into an extraordinary pool of the world's most experienced power developers and investors, such as the DFIs who all have a large presence at the forum - if government are serious about solving their energy issues, there is no better place to start. It is also quite an exciting proposition for our long standing partners to quickly understand the scale of the opportunities arising in Myanmar, Iran, Pakistan, Peru, Chile, Colombia and Mexico - I've certainly not experienced a meeting with such a diverse gathering of countries all seeking common solutions."
Confirmed speakers include:
- Dr Cesar Emiliano Hernandez, Undersecretary of Electricity, SENER, Mexico
- Paula Estévez Weinstein, Head of International Affairs, Ministry of Energy, Chile
- Luis Alberto Haro, President, Electroperu, Peru
- Asif Saad, Chief Operating Officer Distribution, K-Electric Limited
- Jesus Tamayo, Executive Director, Osinergrim, Peru
- Jason Zhengrong Lu, CFA, Acting Head, Global Infrastructure Facility, World Bank Group
- Shamsuddin Shaikh, Chief Executive Officer, Sindh Engro Coal Mining Company
- Nicolas Leong, Business Development Manager, South East Asia, Wärtsilä Energy Solutions
- Liang Xuan, Director Middle East and North Africa, Goldwind International Holdings (HK) Limited
View the meeting brochure here
For more information about this meeting:
Meeting date: 22- 23 June 2016
Venue: InterContinental London - The O2, United Kingdom
Contact: Alexandra Cianciara, Marketing Executive