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Making Solar Bankable


15-16 February 2018 /// Amsterdam, the Netherlands

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Making Solar Bankable


15-16 February 2018 /// Amsterdam, the Netherlands

“Bridging the gap between solar projects and capital by getting everyone in one room.”

Making Solar Bankable is not your average gathering. 500+ project development & finance executives from 40+ different countries will come together again on 15-16 February 2018 in Amsterdam. Through unique network facilitation and focused sessions per segment you’re sure to get enough leads and insights to fuel your business for months. Organised by Solarplaza and FMO, and widely supported by over 20 of the world’s largest industry players and finance institutions, this event is not to be missed by anyone involved in solar project development in Asia, Africa or Latin America.

KEY CHARACTERISTICS

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500+ project developers, investors, financiers and other key stakeholders in one room

Effective matchmaking and networking solutions, guaranteeing time well-spent on valuable meetings

A balanced program: from inspiring keynotes addressing the trends that will shape the industry, to in-depth expert discussions and Q&A’s

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Taking place in an historic venue in the world’s capital of innovation: Amsterdam

 
ORGANIZERS
DIAMOND SPONSORS
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Webinar


Webinar


PAST Webinar: How much solar can emerging markets actually handle?

Wednesday 17 May 2017 - 16:00 CEST (RECORDINGS NOW AVAILABLE)

Solar energy has become a very attractive option for emerging markets in Asia, Africa and Latin America. With falling prices, new government initiatives and new business models, the opportunities for solar seem endless. However, intermittency issues and curtailment risk threaten this growth of solar energy in emerging markets and need to be addressed.

During this webinar Ana Verana Lima (Bloomberg New Energy Finance), Frederik van Pallandt (FMO) and Javier Relanchio (Mott MacDonald)  shed their light on the evolving landscape of solar energy in emerging markets. Especially, they addressed the issues described above, and explained what the role of technological developments including energy storage can be to solve this problem.

JAVIER RELANCIO /// SOLAR PROGRAMME LEADER - MOTT MACDONALD
Javier Relancio is Mott MacDonald’s African Solar Programme Leader, currently based in Cape Town, South Africa. Mott MacDonald has been involved in over 80 renewable energy projects in Africa and, during the last few years, Javier has participated in different roles and phases across these projects, including various solar plants in Kenya, Zambia, Namibia, Mozambique and South Africa.
JAVIER RELANCIO
SOLAR PROGRAMME LEADER /// MOTT MACDONALD
ANA VERENA LIMA /// SOUTH AMERICA LEAD ANALYST - BNEF
Ana Verena Lima is the South America lead analyst at Bloomberg New Energy Finance. She focuses on power markets, looking at policy and regulation, clean energy financing, strategies and future trends for Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Peru, Uruguay, among others. Ana Verena previously worked at Itau BBA, looking at project finance for Brazilian power projects. She graduated from Federal University of Bahia (UFBA) with a BS in Industrial Engineering.
ANA VERENA LIMA
SOUTH AMERICA LEAD ANALYST /// BNEF
FREDERIK VAN PALLANDT /// MANAGER ENERGY DEPARTMENT - FMO
Mr Frederik van Pallandt is Manager at the Energy Department of FMO. FMO (the Netherlands Development Finance Company) is the Dutch development bank. We support sustainable private sector growth in developing and emerging markets by investing in ambitious entrepreneurs. We believe a strong private sector leads to economic and social development, empowering people to employ their skills and improve their quality of life. At FMO, Frederik manages a team of investment professionals responsible for the structuring and supervision of debt investments in the energy sector in Asia, Easter Europe and Central Asia. Main focus is on renewable energy projects. Frederik joined FMO in 2005. Prior to FMO, he held positions at the World Bank Group and various international commercial banks. Frederik holds Master degrees in Economics and Philosophy.
FREDERIK VAN PALLANDT
MANAGER ENERGY DEPARTMENT /// FMO
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2016 Edition


2016 Edition


Making Solar Bankable in Emerging Markets, co-organized by Solarplaza and FMO, was the first and only conference entirely dedicated to unlocking capital for new solar project development in Emerging Markets.

The event took place in Amsterdam (The Netherlands) from 18-19 February 2016, and welcomed more than 450 attendees from 44 countries. The two intensive days were filled with high-level content, inspirational speakers, business and networking opportunities, leisure and cultural activities, and much more. 

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Program


Program


Program Overview

CONFERENCE DAY 1
REGISTRATION
Plenary Opening Discussion
  • Setting the stage: Evolving Business Models for Emerging Solar Markets
NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK
Plenary Discussion
  • Current status and trends of solar PV in Latin America, Africa and Asia
NETWORKING LUNCH
3 Tracks: Bridging the Gap Between Projects and Capital

  • Utility Scale
    Gaining Access to Low-Cost Capital
  • Commercial & Industrial
    Structuring a Bankable Private PPA
  • Off-Grid
    Innovative Financing Solutions
NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK
Interactive Roundtable Sessions
  • Small-scale interactive discussions led by skilled moderators to gain deeper understanding of key issues
Plenary: Solar Shark Tank
  • Solar entrepreneurs pitch their products and services to a panel of experienced investors and financiers
NETWORKING DRINKS
NETWORKING DINNER
CONFERENCE DAY 2
REGISTRATION
Plenary Discussion
  • Keys to Building a Stimulating Growth Environment for PV
NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK
Closing Plenary: Future Trends and Outlook for PV in Emerging Markets
  • Examining disruptive global trends with an impact on PV and building the business models of tomorrow
NETWORKING LUNCH
Networking/Matchmaking
  • Pre-organized meetings and match-making sessions aimed at connecting projects with capital
OPTIONAL LEISURE ACTIVITY IN AMSTERDAM

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Sponsors & Partners


Sponsors & Partners


DIAMOND SPONSORS
GOLD SPONSOR
 
REGISTRATION SPONSOR
 
SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

The international 2-day event will involve 500+ high-level decision makers from around the world.

Several opportunities are available to build and promote your brand to a diverse, yet focused group of high level international and local stakeholders including investors, financiers, project developers, EPC’s IPP’s and manufacturers.

Options include:

  • Tailor-made branding and networking focused packages
  • Facilitation of 1-on-1 meetings with key stakeholders
  • Visibility through both on and offline international marketing campaign
  • Possibility to host or moderate a round-table discussion during conference
  • Unparalleled access to unique networking opportunities with a targeted group
  • Limited number of exhibition booth spaces
 
CONTACT

For questions regarding exhibition and sponsorship opportunities, contact:

Tom van Dorp
+31 10 3027906
t.vandorp@solarplaza.com

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Venue


Venue


Beurs van Berlage Amsterdam

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Organizers


Organizers


 

Solarplaza was founded in 2004 by Edwin Koot, a senior PV expert working in photovoltaic solar energy since 1994. Over the course of twelve years, Solarplaza has built a network of trusted friends and personal contacts all over the world.

Solarplaza organizes international high-level conferences and exploratory trade missions in both established and emerging markets across the globe. Learn more about Solarplaza

FMO is the Dutch development bank. We believe that entrepreneurship is key in creating sustainable economic growth and improving people’s quality of life. We therefore finance businesses, projects and financial institutions in developing and emerging markets, with the aim of supporting sustainable private sector development. Our investments are focused in the sectors where our contribution can have the largest long-term impact: financial institutions; energy; and agribusiness, food & water. Learn more about FMO