Fifth annual focus on emerging markets conference

Event Details


Washington, DC Accreditation 3.0 CLE | March 21, 2019

The program will highlight current issues and trends in the financing and development of energy and infrastructure projects in emerging markets around the globe.

Attended by project developers, development finance institutions, export lending agencies, commercial banks and political risk insurers, the program will provide an opportunity for dialogue on current issues being faced by international emerging market participants. 


12:30 – 13:30 - Registration, Salon One Foyer

13:30 – 13:35 - Welcome

13:35 – 14:15 - Panel I: LNG to Power — Understanding the opportunity and the challenges

  • Moderator: Noam Ayali, Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright, Washington, DC
  • Haran Sivam, Principal Investment Officer, International Finance Corporation
  • Julie Mayo, Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright, Houston

14:15 – 15:00 - Panel II: Challenges of transmission and storage, and opportunities in off-grid solutions

  • Moderator: Jeremy Hushon, Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright, Washington, DC
  • Fernando Cubillos Prieto, Head of Energy, Inter-American Investment Corporation
  • David Riposo, Implementation Manager, USTDA
  • Ray Hohenstein, Market Director, Fluence Energy

15:00 – 15:20 - Refreshment break

15:20 – 15:30 - Briefing panel: Smart cities and innovation

  • Speaker: Nick Merritt, Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright, Singapore

15:30 – 16:15 - Panel III: New approaches to financing infrastructure in Africa

  • Moderator: Ikenna Emehelu, Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright, New York
  • Slav Gatchev, Managing Director, Delphos International
  • Samuel Kwon, Practice Lead and Senior Director for Energy, Millennium Challenge Corporation
  • Kate Steel, Co-founder and COO, Nithio

16:15 – 16:55 - Panel IV: Investment climate following recent elections in Latin America

  • Moderator: Sarah Devine, Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright, Washington, DC
  • Richard H. Frank, Jr., Senior Managing Director, Darby Overseas Investments, Ltd.
  • Brian O’Hanlon, Managing Director of Business Development, Global Energy Group, Overseas Private Investment Corporation
  • Hernan Gonzalez Estrada, Managing Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright, Mexico City

16:55 – 17:00 - Wrap-up

17:00 – 18:30 - Cocktail reception, Plaza Ballroom