THURSDAY, APRIL 21 (BANGKOK) - Conference Day 1 /// The Solar Future; Southeast Asia

08:15 /// Registration and Coffee

09:15 /// Welcome & Opening remarks by Chairman

BORJA GUTIERREZ
PROJECT MANAGER /// SOLARPLAZA
 
JEAN-PHILIPPE DENRUYTER
ENERGY SPECIALIST /// WWF GREATER MEKONG PROGRAMME

09:30 /// Comprehensive Regional Market Overview

  • Updates on key regional developments 
  • Electricity pricing and dynamics
  • Forecasting regional market growth

 

10:00 /// Regional Market Opportunities and Outlook; Developer’s Perspective (Panel Discussion)

  • Region-specific lessons learned developing PV projects
  • Most commonly encountered challenges 
  • Examples of strategies that have worked and others that haven’t
  • Identifying current and potential opportunities by market and segment
UTPAL GUHA
RENEWABLE ENERGY FOCUSED INVESTOR & ENTREPRENEUR
JENS KOMPAUER
DIRECTOR INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT /// IB VOGT
HARI ACHUTHAN
MANAGING DIRECTOR & CEO /// ACO INVESTMENT GROUP
ANDREAS BALZER
MANAGING DIRECTOR /// IBC SOLAR, SINGAPORE

10:45 /// Networking Break

11:30 /// Thailand; from MW’s to GW’s of Solar by 2020 (Panel Discussion)

  • Lessons learned in the evolution of the FiT scheme
  • Thailand as the ASEAN solar power hub
  • Implications of the Alternative Energy Development Plan 2015 - 2036 
SOPITSUDA TONGSOPIT
RESEARCHER /// ENERGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE, CHULALONGKORN UNIVERSITY
JITTINUN CHATSIHARACH
SECTOR HEAD /// SIAM COMMERCIAL BANK
CHRISTOPHER OSBORNE
PARTNER /// WATSON FARLEY & WILLIAMS (THAILAND) LTD
ANDRE SUSANTO
SENIOR VP / FOUNDER /// PT. INOVASI DINAMIKA PRATAMA

12:15 /// Keys to Unlocking Disruptive Potential of Decentralized PV Systems

  • Examples of successful business cases
  • Microgrid contract structures and challenges
  • Barriers and enablers for micro-grid solutions

 

12:45 /// Networking Lunch

14:15 /// Key Bankability Challenges and Solutions (Panel Discussion)

  • Identifying key risk categories; financial, political, legal, insurance, technical, grid connection etc.
  • Reasons why volume of PV deals is low despite availability of financing
  • Mitigation strategies 
UTPAL GUHA
RENEWABLE ENERGY FOCUSED INVESTOR & ENTREPRENEUR
OLIVER MASSMANN
MANAGING DIRECTOR /// DUANE MORRIS VIETNAM LLC
GEOFFREY TAN
MANAGING DIRECTOR, ASIA PACIFIC /// OPIC
EZZIO RAVACCIA
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER /// SOLAR VENTURES
PHILIP NAPIER-MOORE
PROGRAM DIRECTOR, SOLAR POWER, ASIA PACIFIC /// MOTT MACDONALD

15:15 /// Technical and Contractual Risk and Mitigation

  • Key risk categories for investments in PV assets specific to the region
  • Technical and contractual risk mitigation strategies
  • Business cases - lessons learned

 

15:45 /// Networking Break

16:15 /// Achieving the Lowest Cost of Capital; Innovative Finance Models (Panel Discussion)

  • Strategies for achieving a low cost of capital 
  • Understanding the cost vs. risk of capital 
  • Assessing the attractiveness of different finance structures in the region:
    - Yieldcos
    - Securitization
    - Green bonds
    - Alternative corporate structures (IPP’s, Pension Fund Platforms etc.)
HERBERT BAUMGARTNER
DIRECTOR /// DEG REPRESENTATIVE OFFICE BANGKOK
EDGARE KERKWIJK
MANAGING DIRECTOR /// ASIA GREEN CAPITAL
 

17:00 /// Country Focused Round Table Sessions

Interactive round-table interactive discussions and workshops led by local experts

PHILIPPINES: Ruth P. Briones /// President/CEO - Greenergy Solutions
VIETNAM: Oliver Massmann /// Managing Director - Duane Morris Vietnam LLC
THAILAND: Christopher Osborne /// Partner - Watson Farley & Williams (Thailand) Ltd.
INDONESIA: Andre Susanto /// Senior VP / Founder - Pt. Inovasi Dinamika Pratama
MYANMAR: Hari Achuthan /// Managing Director & CEO - ACO Investment Group
SINGAPORE: Dr. Thomas Reindl /// Deputy CEO - Solar Energy Research Institute Singapore

18:00 /// Networking Drinks and Reception

19:00 /// Business Networking Dinner (Registration Required)

FRIDAY, APRIL 22 (BANGKOK) - Conference Day 2 /// The Solar Future; Southeast Asia

08:30 /// Registration and Coffee

09:15 /// Opening Remarks

BORJA GUTIERREZ
PROJECT MANAGER /// SOLARPLAZA
 

09:30 /// Connecting the RE dots in ASEAN

ANTHONY WATANABE
MANAGING DIRECTOR /// ASIA CLEAN INNOVATIONS
 

10:00 /// Maximizing ROI; The Importance of O&M (Panel Discussion)

  • Mitigating risk in the operational phase
  • Different types and scopes of O&M contracts and services
  • Best practices learned in asset management
  • Ensuring long-term functionality and performance
ALBERT CARRERA
ASIA REGIONAL MANAGER /// GREEN POWER MONITOR
JENS KOMPAUER
DIRECTOR INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT /// IB VOGT
 

10:45 /// Networking Break

HARI ACHUTHAN
MANAGING DIRECTOR & CEO /// ACO INVESTMENT GROUP

11:30 /// Improving Bankability and Crowd Funding Renewable Development

  • Current challenges in development process and new tools developed to lower development  costs
  • Standardizing processes from yield generation, financial models, asset mapping and EPC reverse auctions to again lower capex costs
  • Crowd Funding – helping attract capital to development process so that developers are not challenged

 

12:00 /// Accelerating the Energy Transition in Southeast Asia (Panel Discussion)

  • The need for developing an enabling regulatory framework
  • Utility scale or distributed generation?
  • The role of different stakeholders in catalyzing the energy transition
Moderator:
THOMAS REINDL

DEPUTY CEO /// SERIS
ANTHONY WATANABE
MANAGING DIRECTOR /// ASIA CLEAN INNOVATIONS
ANDRE SUSANTO
SENIOR VP / FOUNDER /// PT. INOVASI DINAMIKA PRATAMA
 

12:50 /// Concluding Remarks

13:00 /// Closing Networking Lunch

14:30 /// Optional outdoor networking/leisure activity

  • Explore the wonders of Bangkok while you continue to discuss business strategies with your peers or simply enjoy the experience together