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Binational Green Energy Forum

Apr

28

Date: June 1-3, 2016

Time:

Location: Pearl Stable, 307 Pearl Parkway San Antonio, TX 78215  

Bi-National Green Energy Forum: http://www.binationalgreenenergyforum.com
Don’t miss the opportunity to connect and discuss green energy projects. From renewable energy projects to energy efficiency, recycling and new technologies, the Bi-National Green Energy Forum in San Antonio will be the perfect space to promote, discuss and connect these bi-lateral projects and future initiatives between Mexico and the United States.

[june-1]

6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Welcoming Reception and Ceremony for Bi-National Academic Innovation for Green Energy Projects Awards and Reception

Underwritten by the City of San Antonio

Welcoming remarks by:
- City of San Antonio
- Dr. Les Shephard, professor at the University of Texas at San Antonio 
(Confirmed)
- AEM Eduardo Bravo (Confirmed)
- AEM Jóvenes – Michelle Kafie 
(Confirmed) International Center
La Orilla Del Rio Ballroom
203 S. St. Mary's Street, 
Suite #385
San Antonio, TX 78205

[june-2]

7:45 a.m. – 8:10 a.m. Welcoming Remarks
- George P. Bush, General Land Office Commissioner (Confirmed)
- Major Ivy Taylor, Mayor City of San Antonio (Confirmed)
- Alejandra Bueno, Chair Bi-National Energy Committee, Asociación de Empresarios Mexicanos USA (Confirmed) Pearl Stable
307 Pearl Parkway
San Antonio, TX, 78215
8:10 a.m. – 8:15 a.m. CHANGE OF PANEL
8:15 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. BI-NATIONAL DIALOGUE
Bi-National Green Energy Opportunities for Green Energy Projects.

Panelists:
- Dr. César Alejandro Hernández Alva, General Director of Analysis and Surveillance of the Electric Market, Secretary of Energy Mexico (Confirmed)

- Jose Zayas, U.S. Department of Energy, Office Director Wind and Water Power Technologies office, (Confirmed)

Moderator:
- John Bonnin, Vice President Energy Supply and Market Operations, CPS Energy (Invited) Pearl Stable
307 Pearl Parkway
San Antonio, TX, 78215
9:15 a.m. – 9:20 a.m. CHANGE OF PANEL
9:20 a.m. – 10:20 a.m. PANEL DISCUSSION
The State Of The Grid – Texas and San Antonio Case Study sharing the Experience with Mexico.

Panelists:

- Rolando Pablos, Chief Executive Officer, The BorderPlex Alliance and Former Texas Public Utility Commissioner (Confirmed)
- Kenan Ögelman, Vice President, Commercial Operations at the Electric Reliability Council at the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, (ERCOT) (Confirmed)
- Rudy Garza, VP Government & Regulatory Affairs & Public Policy, CPS ENERGY (Confirmed)

Moderator:
- Jim Malewitz Energy Expert for The Texas Tribune. 
(Confirmed) Pearl Stable
307 Pearl Parkway
San Antonio, TX, 78215
10:20 a.m. – 10:25 a.m. CHANGE OF PANEL
10:25 a.m. – 11:25 a.m. PANEL DISCUSSION
Successful Cross – Border and Mexican Business Cases 

Panelists:

- Héctor Olea, General Director and President, Gauss Energía and President of the Asociación Mexicana de Energía Solar (ASOLMEX). (Confirmed)
- Carlos Ruiz Sacristán, Chairman of the Board of Directors, IEnova Infraestructura Energética(Confirmed)
- Todd Alexander, Partner Chadbourne & Parke LLP. (Invited)

Moderator:
- Jesse Hereford, Director of Public Affairs, North American Development Bank (NADB). (Confirmed)  Pearl Stable
307 Pearl Parkway
San Antonio, TX, 78215
11:25 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Transition to Foyer for Networking and LUNCHEON REGISTRATION Pearl Stable Foyer
307 Pearl Parkway
San Antonio, TX, 78215
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. JOINT LUNCHEON WITH AEM - SAN ANTONIO / RED MCCOMBS LUNCH SERIES 

PANEL PRESENTATION
International Partners for Green Energy Projects

Speaker's Introduction and welcoming remarks by:
- Gerónimo Gutiérrez, Managing Director, North American Development Bank (NADB). (Confirmed)

Speakers:
- Colette D. Honorable, Commissioner, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, (Confirmed)
- Francisco Xavier Salazar, Ministry of Energy (SENER), Mexico Energy Commission (Mexican Energy regulatory Commission) (Confirmed)

Moderator:
- Duncan Wood, Director, Mexico Institute of the Woodrow Wilson Center. 

(Confirmed)
 Pearl Stable
307 Pearl Parkway
San Antonio, TX, 78215
1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Networking and Transition for plenary session at the Studio at the Pearl
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. PANEL DISCUSSION
Successful Business Cases Developed in San Antonio.

Panelists:

- Jurgen Krehnke, CEO Kaco Energy. (Confirmed)
- John Huffaker, Vice President of Development, OCI Solar Power. (Confirmed)
- Mark Bindon, Vice President Client Delivery- Silver Spring Networks. (Confirmed)

Moderator:

David Jungman, Sr, Director Business & Economic Development, CPS ENERGY (Confirmed) Pearl Studio
200 E Grayson St #115, San Antonio, TX 78215
3:00 p.m. – 3:20 p.m. Transition for concurrent sessions at the Pearl Studio and the Pearl Stables
CONCURRENT SESSIONS
3:20 p.m. – 4:20 p.m. PANEL DISCUSSION - A
Financing your Bi-National Green Energy Project.

Panelists:
- Miguel Siliceo, National Foreign Trade Development Bank, BANCOMEXT (Invited)
- Juan Emilio Cano, Director, ECOBANCA.(Confirmed)
- Cristhyan Rey, Vice President Power and Renewable Energy, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, (SMBC).(Confirmed)
- Paul Centeno Lappas, Regional Head, Group Agence Française De Développement (PROPARCO) (Confirmed)

Moderator:
- Boris Otto, Managing Partner, Holland & Knight (Confirmed) Pearl Studio
200 E Grayson St #115, San Antonio, TX 78215
3:20 p.m. – 4:20 p.m. PANEL DISCUSSION - B
Incentives and Governmental and institutional Support for Green Energy Projects in Mexico and the US.

Panelists:
- Rogelio Garcia, Executive Vice President, Free Trade Alliance, Free Trade Alliance (Confirmed)
- Barbara Canales, Commissioner Port of Corpus Christi (Confirmed)
- Maggie Iglesias-Turner, Business Development Manager, Wind Energy and Project Cargo, Port of Corpus Christi
- Alan Long, Commercial Consul at the US Consulate in Monterrey (invited)

Moderator: Jorge Canavati, President of J. Canavati & Co., LLC (Confirmed) Pearl Stable
307 Pearl Parkway
San Antonio, TX, 78215
4:20 p.m. – 4:40 p.m. BREAK AND NETWORKING 
Transition for final plenary sessions at the Pearl Stable.
CONCURRENT SESSIONS
4:40 p.m. – 5:40 p.m. PANEL DISCUSSION - A
Cutting Edge Technologies and Successful and Innovative Green Energy Projects.

Panelists:
- Luis Aguirre Torres, President and CEO Green Momentum Inc. (Confirmed)
- Daniel Crotzer, Fractal Business Analytics. (Confirmed)
- Odon De Buen Rodríguez, Presidente de la Comisión Nacional para el Uso Eficiente de la Energía (CONUEE). (Confirmed)

Moderator:
- Dr. Rolando Vega Professor Texas Sustainable Energy Research Institute, University of Texas in San Antonio (UTSA) (Confirmed) Pearl Stable
307 Pearl Parkway
San Antonio, TX, 78215
4:40 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. PANEL DISCUSSION - B
The Perspective of a Developer Business Opportunities.

Panelists:
- José Antonio Aguilar Bueno, Principal, Vive Energía. (Confirmed)
- José Ruíz, CEO Buenavista Renewables (Confirmed)
- James Jackson, Chief Development Officer, Thermal Energy Partners, LLC (Confirmed)

Moderator:
- José María Lujambio, Energy Practice, Cacheaux, Cavazos & Newton. (Confirmed) Pearl Studio
200 E Grayson St #115, San Antonio, TX 78215
5:30 - 5:40 p.m. Break to transition to Pearl Stable for final Panel
[ONLY for Studio attendees]
5:40 p.m. – 6:10 p.m. PANEL PRESENTATION 
Presentation of projects offered by awardees 

Moderator:
- Dr. Les Shephard, University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) (Confirmed) Pearl Stable
307 Pearl Parkway
San Antonio, TX, 78215
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. NETWORKING RECEPTION

Final Announcements:
SEDECO

- Alejandra Bueno, Chair Bi-National Energy Committee, Asociación de Empresarios Mexicanos USA (Confirmed)

- Jorge Sánchez, Chair Renewable Energy Bi-National Energy Subcommittee, Asociación de Empresarios Mexicanos USA (Confirmed) The Boiler House
312 Pearl Pkwy, San Antonio, TX 78215

San Antonio Factories and Solar Farm Tours

[june-3]

 

Group A

SPACE IS LIMITED Site Visit Offered: KACO, OCI, Sun Action, Bi-National Energy Committee

Tour: Sun Action Trackers - KACO

* To be part of this limited seat tour please send your information to: energycommittee@aem-usa.org (Name, Last Name, Company, Title, Contact Information) 

7:45 a.m. – 8:00 MEETING AT: 
The Pearl Stable
8:00 – 8:30 a.m.
8:30 – 9:00 a.m.
9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
10:10 – 10:15 a.m.
Departure to Mission Solar
Registration & Preparation
Tour
Boarding bus
10:15 – 10:50 a.m.
10:50 – 11:00 a.m.
11:05 – 11:35 a.m.
11:35 – 11:40 a.m.
Departure to Sun Action Trackers
Registration & Preparation
Tour
Boarding bus
11:40 – 12:10 p.m.
12:10 – 12:25 p.m.
12:25 – 12:55 p.m.
12:55 – 1:00 p.m. Departure to KACO
Registration & Preparation
Tour
Boarding Bus
1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Restaurant
3:30 – 3:40 p.m. Boarding bus
3:40 – 4:00 p.m.
4:00 – 4:15 p.m.
4:15 – 5:00 p.m.
5:00 – 5:10 p.m. Departure to Alamo 3
Registration & Preparation
Tour
Boarding bus
5:10 – 5:45 p.m. Departure back to The Pearl Stable

Group B

Tour KACO – Sun Action Trackers

7:45 a.m. – 8:00 MEETING AT: The Pearl Stable
8:00 – 8:30 a.m.
8:30 – 9:00 a.m.
9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
10:10 – 10:15 a.m. Departure to Mission Solar
Registration & Preparation
Tour
Boarding bus
10:15 – 1-:50 a.m.
10:50 – 11:05 a.m.
11:05 – 11:35 a.m.
11:35 – 11:40 a.m. Departure to KACO
Registration & Preparation
Tour
Boarding bus
11:40 – 12:10 p.m.
12:10 – 12:25 p.m.
12:25 – 12:55 p.m.
12:55 – 1:00 p.m. Departure to Sun Action Trackers
Registration & Preparation
Tour
Boarding bus
1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Restaurant
3:30 – 3:40 p.m. Boarding bus
3:40 – 4:00 p.m.
4:00 – 4:15 p.m.
4:15 – 5:00 p.m.
5:00 – 5:10 p.m. Departure to Alamo 3
Registration & Preparation
Tour
Boarding bus
5:10 – 5:45 p.m. Departure back to The Pearl Stable


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