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Unlocking Solar Capital: Asia & Financial Summit


1-2 November 2018

Singapore  

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Unlocking Solar Capital: Asia & Financial Summit


1-2 November 2018

Singapore  

Asia's key solar event: Connect with 1000+ executives and develop bankable solar PV projects

Solar energy in Asia has been developing faster than anywhere else in the world, however, the challenge to obtain access to capital remains. This year, by joining forces with the Asia Clean Energy Summit, we aim to bring together all investors, financiers, solar developers, IPPs, EPCs and other solar stakeholders to discuss bankable PV projects in the region. All for the ticket price of one when bought on this registration page. 

For the Unlocking Solar Capital & Financial Summit, we expect 200+ solar energy delegates to join us for our sessions, however, you will have the opportunity to network with 1000+ solar and clean energy executives in Asia during the networking sessions.  In addition to the conference held on November 1st-2nd, this fall you will also be able to attend the clean energy exposition held from October 31st - November 1st which will add an additional 3000+ visitors to network with. All together making a total of 4000+ solar & clean energy professionals present under one enormous roof.

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Solar Facts & Figures 2018

This complimentary report provides a quick overview and valuable outline of the (solar) energy landscape in the following countries:

- Singapore
- Thailand
- Philippines
- Malaysia

- Myanmar
- Indonesia
- Vietnam

Key Characteristics

Key 1

1000+ international  finance and project development executives

Key 2

Regional focused approach: Covering all countries from Southeast Asia to Central Asia

Key 3

30+ leading experts on stage sharing their vision, expertise and experience

Key 4

Guaranteed match-making through our customized software and interactive breaks

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Webinar


Webinar


Upcoming Webinar Series

Corporate Renewable Energy transition in Asia
The Challenges and Opportunities for corporates in Southeast Asia and China
September 20th & September 27th

Webinar 1 - Corporate Renewable Energy transition in South-East Asia
20th of September 2018 1 pm CET

  • State of the corporate renewable energy market in South-East Asia
  • General market conditions for corporates going RE
  • Country snapshots on legislation, challenges, opportunities - zooming in on the front runner(s)
  • Question round
 
ALEX PERERA /// MANAGING DIRECTOR ASIA PACIFIC - WORLD RESOURCES INSTITUTE
Alex Perera is Deputy Director of WRI's Energy Program. Joining WRI in 2007, Alex has over 20 years of experience in energy policy, finance, and corporate energy strategy. Prior to joining WRI, he helped found a company called Bigbelly Solar, a renewable energy company with a mission of developing innovative new solar energy products that are helping reduce transportation related emissions. Alex has worked at the Natural Resources Defense Council, where he participated on New York Governor Pataki's Greenhouse Gas Task Force. He also served on two advisory committees that invested in over $7 million in renewable energy R&D projects in New York. Alex was a Financial Analyst at the investment bank Bear, Stearns and Co. Inc. where he helped to structure over $1 billion in municipal financing in the utility sector. He has served as the Program Director for the New York Energy Efficiency Council, an organization that represented Energy Service Companies (ESCOs) in New York State electric deregulation proceedings.

Alex has an MBA from F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business at Babson College, and a BA from Boston University in Environmental Science, Economics, and French. He has written and co-authored numerous publications on corporate strategy and renewable energy. He is a watercolor painter and lives in Bethesda, MD with his wife and two children.
GEOFFREY TAN
MANAGING DIRECTOR ASIA PACIFIC /// OPIC
LIAM SALTER /// BOARD - ACT RENEWABLE
Liam Salter is Founder and CEO at RESET Carbon, Ltd. RESET’s work focuses on developing and implementing commercially driven energy, carbon and environmental management solutions for Asian and international corporate clients. The company is increasingly regarded as a leading practitioner in the emerging field of supply chain sustainability solutions, working with sectors such as apparel, consumer retail, electronics, and food and beverages to reduce their supply chain footprint.

Previously Liam was the Director of WWF International’s Asia-Pacific Climate Programme, where he built and managed a ten-country team. At WWF, Liam also co-led the design and establishment of the Gold Standard Foundation, which is now a leading certification system for project level carbon offsets and other environmental and social attributes.
LIAM SALTER
BOARD /// ACT RENEWABLE
 

Webinar 2 - Corporate Renewable Energy transition in China
27th of September 2018 09:30 CET

  • State of the corporate renewable energy market in China
  • General market conditions for corporates going RE
  • Country snapshots on legislation, challenges, opportunities - zooming in on the front runner(s)
  • Question round
     
 
SHAILESH TELANG /// TECHNICAL MANAGER - CDP / RE100
Shailesh is Technical Manager, Renewable Energy, CDP, working on the RE100 campaign in India. He has extensive work experience in environment management, sustainability and renewable energy advisory services. As a part of his renewable energy work, Shailesh worked in the areas of registration of renewable energy projects under REC mechanism, third party sale of renewable energy through open access and coordination of rooftop solar projects under Build, Own, Operate and Transfer (BOOT) model. He has worked across industrial sectors such as solar, wind, airports, real estate, steel, industrial waste management, automotive and infrastructure.

Shailesh holds master’s in Environment Management from the Forest Research Institute (FRI), Dehradun, India and a Bachelor of Science in Life Science from Institute of Science, Nagpur, India.
SHAILESH TELANG
TECHNICAL MANAGER /// CDP / RE100
RASMUS NEDERGAARD /// MANAGING DIRECTOR - ACT RENEWABLE
Liam Salter is Founder and CEO at RESET Carbon, Ltd. RESET’s work focuses on developing and implementing commercially driven energy, carbon and environmental management solutions for Asian and international corporate clients. The company is increasingly regarded as a leading practitioner in the emerging field of supply chain sustainability solutions, working with sectors such as apparel, consumer retail, electronics, and food and beverages to reduce their supply chain footprint.

Previously Liam was the Director of WWF International’s Asia-Pacific Climate Programme, where he built and managed a ten-country team. At WWF, Liam also co-led the design and establishment of the Gold Standard Foundation, which is now a leading certification system for project level carbon offsets and other environmental and social attributes.
RASMUS NEDERGAARD
MANAGING DIRECTOR /// ACT RENEWABLE
 
 
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Program


Program


PROGRAM

SESSION 1
09:30 Plenary Keynote

10:00 Big picture: Summarizing last year: How much clean energy investments did Asia attract? Has there been a change of the game for investors and developers?
SESSION 2
11:00 Transition towards market parity in Asia: What does this mean for project finance & development?

11:45 Developers & Investors challenge each other on filling the project & finance gap in South and South-East Asia
SESSION 3
14:00 Financing corporate renewable energy

15:00 Structuring a bankable PPA
SESSION 4
16:15 OPEN STAGE Q&A with panelists and the audience

17:00 Wrap-up and closing day one
SESSION 5
09:15 The future of energy in Asia and the need to innovate

09:45 Innovation & disruption in solar finance: What are the alternative finance instruments for solar PV projects?
SESSION 6
11:00 Financing solar plus storage projects

11:45 Financing hybrid mini-grids and isolated grids in remote islands

12:30 Case study Innovative PV business models (off-grid &on-grid) in Asia
SESSION 7
14:30 Pre-arranged 1-on-1 meetings
 
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Speakers


Speakers


GEOFFREY TAN /// MANAGING DIRECTOR ASIA PACIFIC - OPIC
Geoffrey Tan is a Managing Director at Overseas Private Investment Corporation(OPIC), and is OPIC’s Asia-Pacific regional representative based in Thailand. Mr. Tan has worked in emerging markets financing for over 20 years.

Since joining OPIC in 2003, he has worked primarily on power, infrastructure and access to finance. These projects have been across Latin America, the Middle East, Central and Eastern Europe, Africa and Asia.

Prior to OPIC Mr. Tan worked for the Chase Manhattan Bank (now JPMorgan Chase)in New York, Singapore and Hong Kong focusing on project and structured finance,and for Emerging Markets Partnership in Singapore on private equity infrastructure investments.

Mr. Tan is a graduate of Cornell University and the University of Virginia, and also attended the Université Catholique de Louvain in Belgium.
GEOFFREY TAN
MANAGING DIRECTOR ASIA PACIFIC /// OPIC
RUTH BRIONES /// CEO - GREENERGY SOLUTIONS
Ruth P Briones is a climate change engineer and sustainability regulatory expert. Under her direct supervision and leadership, was the development of a total capacity of 1400.0MW of renewable energy projects in the Philippines and Asia. 1200.0MW of which are solar energy and 200.0 MW waste-to-energy and biomass projects. Currently, she is negotiating for PPP Waste-to-Energy projects in Indonesia and primary cities in the Philippines. This year (2018), she has started the development of agro-Solar PV - community based and micro-grid solar PV projects in the Philippines.
In 2015, she was declared as one of the 40 Global Sustainability Superstars during the 2015 World's Sustainability Congress in Mauritius in December, and was conferred the "sustainability Leadership Award" in that Congress. Subsequently, she was listed and presented as one of the most impactful green leaders, globally, during the 2016 World CSR Congress in Mumbai, India. In 2017, she was presented the Sustainability Leadership Excellence Award by the international Management Excellence Council.
After working with the Philippine Government for 25 years and with the Asian Development Bank, she was involved with several entities focused on climate change mitigation, sustainable environment, renewable energy development, policy formulation and research. She has also organized and created three companies focused on sustainability: Greenergy Solutions Inc, Living Projects for People Philippines and Firmgreen Phils Inc.
Ruth is one of the authors of the Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability Volume VII- Public-Private Partnerships which was published in 2014. She also authored the framework of the Philippines' Zero Waste Agenda as scheme for circular economy and the sustainable community-based renewable energy programme for the ASEAN region.
RUTH BRIONES
CEO /// GREENERGY SOLUTIONS
ASSAAD RAZZOUK /// GROUP CEO - SINDICATUM
Assaad W. Razzouk is a Lebanese-British clean energy entrepreneur, investor and commentator. He is Group Chief Executive and Co-Founder of Sindicatum Sustainable Resources, a global clean energy company headquartered in Singapore; the Chairman of the Board of the Association for Sustainable and Responsible Investment in Asia (ASrIA); a Board member of the Climate Markets & Investment Association (CMIA); and a commentator on climate change, natural capital and clean energy.
ASSAAD RAZZOUK
GROUP CEO /// SINDICATUM
HEIN OOMEN /// HEAD BUSINESS ORIGINATION - ENGIE SOLAR
Mr. Hein Oomen is Head of Business Origination for Asia-Pacific at ENGIE Solar (Solairedirect). ENGIE (formally known as GDF SUEZ) is the world’s largest independent power producer with 113 GW of installed capacity. The Group employs more than 150,000 employees across 70 countries. As part of its ambition to become the global leader in the energy transition, ENGIE acquired solar developer Solairedirect in 2015 (now ENGIE Solar). ENGIE Solar has become the Group’s global centre of excellence for the development and construction of utility scale PV and has booked recent successes in highly competitive markets such as Brazil, Mexico, France and India with more than 3 GW in operation, under construction or in backlog.
HEIN OOMEN
HEAD BUSINESS ORIGINATION /// ENGIE SOLAR
MICHELLE DAVIES /// PARTNER - EVERSHEDS SUTHERLAND
Michelle is one of the leading advisers globally in the renewables sector. Under her leadership, the Eversheds Sutherland Clean Energy team has advised on over 40GW of clean energy projects. This has granted her industry recognition including being listed as a leader in renewables by 'The Lawyer Hot 100 Lawyers’, being named Solar Woman of the Year for MENA in 2014 and 2015 by the Middle East Solar Industry Association (MESIA), being invited to the UK Government’s POWERful Women Group and named for the last 3 years as being one of the top 100 people in global wind power by ‘A Word About Wind’. She is on the Advisory Boards of the Climate Change Initiative, BPVA, MESIA and other key bodies.
Michelle advises across all renewable technologies including offshore and onshore wind, biomass, solar, hydro and biofuels, specialising in strategic advisory, M&A, equity raising and investments. Michelle's clients range from utilities to IPPs, private equity and infrastructure funds, institutional investors, banks and Governments.
Michelle advises Governments around the world on renewable policy. Most recently she has collaborated with the IFC in Pakistan, Egypt and Southeast Asia but she has also supported the renewable authorities of Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Vietnam, Cambodia, the Philippines and Iran and is currently assisting in Algeria, helping them in the early stages of policy framework structuring. These engagements have been on a pro-bono basis to help develop markets and their global investment profile.
MICHELLE DAVIES
PARTNER /// EVERSHEDS SUTHERLAND
ZIA AZEEZ /// SENIOR VP - SMBC
Zia has more than 15 years of experience in financial advisory and debt arranging in power, infrastructure and resources sector, largely in developing markets in Asia. Currently, Zia heads SMBC's power, infrastructure and renewables business in the project finance space for Asia. Before SMBC, Zia has worked with Fuji Bank (now Mizuho) and PWC. Zia has an MBA from Asian Institute of Management, Manila, and an undergraduate degree in electrical and electronics engineering from India.
ZIA AZEEZ
SENIOR VP /// SMBC
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Venue


Venue


The second edition of Unlocking Solar Capital Asia will take place in:
Marina Bay Sands

Discover a hotel of architectural wonder in the heart of thriving Singapore,
crowned by the world's largest rooftop infinity pool.

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Sponsors & Partners


Sponsors & Partners


Sponsorship Opportunities

Unlocking Solar Capital: Asia will involve 200+ solar energy decision makers in the room and 1000+ high-level clean energy decision makers from all around the world to network with. It offers a range of opportunities 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 through Solarplaza and the Asia Clean Energy Summit

  • Possibility to have speaking involvement through presentation or panel discussion

  • Possibility to host or moderate a round-table discussion

  • Unparalleled access to unique networking opportunities with a targeted group

For more information, please contact Edoardo Pulvirenti through edoardo@solarplaza.com.

 
ACCOUNT MANAGER

Edoardo Pulvirenti
+31 10 280 9198
edoardo@solarplaza.com

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ORGANIZING PARTNER
 
GOLD SPONSORS
 
 
NETWORKING SPONSORS
EXHIBITION SPONSOR
BRANDING SPONSORS
STRATEGIC PARTNER
 
MEDIA PARTNER
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Articles & Content


Articles & Content


Featured Articles

News Headlines

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Track Record


Track Record


Solarplaza has been organizing events since 2004, hosting 100+ events in over 30 countries. This line-up includes 6 previous events all focused on unlocking capital to develop (new) solar projects in emerging markets and 17 previous events in Asia  - including China, India, Japan, Thailand, Indonesia, & Vietnam.

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2017 Edition


28-29 September 2017 /// Singapore  

2017 Edition


28-29 September 2017 /// Singapore  

See all pictures at : Solarplaza Flickr


The 2-day conference and networking platform Unlocking Solar Capital ASIA, which took place in Singapore, brought together 200+ investors, financiers, solar developers, IPPs, EPCs & other solar stakeholders interested in developing bankable PV projects in the region. The event provided both regional and country-specific overviews, while empowering delegates with excellent networking and matchmaking opportunities to couple the right projects with the right type of capital.

CO-ORGANIZING PARTNERS
 
 
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Registration


Registration


Registration


Register now to join over 1000 other attendees at Unlocking Solar Capital Asia (1-2 November 2018, Singapore).
We look forward to meeting you in Singapore!

Regular rateGroup rate
3 or more passes
Solarplaza reduced partner rate Unlocking Solar Capital Asia + Asia Clean Energy SummitS$ 1250S$ 1100
Regular rate Asia clean energy summitS$ 1400-
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About ACES & SIEW


About ACES & SIEW


This year, Unlocking Solar Capital Asia merged with the Financial Summit, and will be a part of the Asia Clean Energy Summit and Singapore International Energy Week.


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Asia Clean Energy Summit (ACES) is Asia’s leading event focusing on clean energy technology, policy and finance supported by leading government agencies, research institutes and industry in Singapore.

ACES provide a common platform for regional thought leaders in both the public and private sector to collaborate on critical issues and opportunities in harnessing clean energy for the future. As the regional platform to share and co-create innovative clean energy solutions, ACES supports the vision to be a clean energy hub for Asia.

Conference and Exhibition
31 October - 2 November 2018
Sands Expo and Convention Centre
Marina Bay Sands

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The Singapore International Energy Week (SIEW) is an annual platform for energy professionals, policymakers and commentators to discuss and share best practices and solutions within the global energy space.

First held in 2008, SIEW is organised by the Singapore Energy Market Authority (EMA), a statutory board formed in 2001 under the aegis of the Ministry of Trade and Industry. EMA is tasked to promote effective competition in the energy market, ensure a reliable and secure energy supply, and develop a dynamic energy sector in Singapore.

Conference and Exhibition
29 October - 2 November 2018
Sands Expo and Convention Centre
Marina Bay Sands

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About Solarplaza


About Solarplaza


About Solarplaza

"To positively impact the world by accelerating the sustainable energy transition"

This mission lies at the core of Solarplaza, a private company based in Rotterdam (The Netherlands) that aims to inspire, connect and activate the global solar PV industry.

Solarplaza was founded in 2004 by Edwin Koot, a senior PV expert working in photovoltaic solar energy since 1994. Over the course of thirteen 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. With a track-record spanning 5 continents, 30+ countries, 42 cities and a total of over 100 events, Solarplaza is a pioneering industry inspirer.

The company’s home base, www.solarplaza.com, is an independent platform for knowledge and insights, supported by the (free) daily solar industry newsletter, SUN.

  • ESTABLISHED IN 2004

  • 100+ EVENTS

  • 40+ COUNTRIES

    FROM CHILE TO CHINA

  • 50.000 + 

    PV PROFESSIONALS IN OUR NETWORK

Learn more on www.solarplaza.com

Contact Us

For program matters regarding the event and its content, get in touch with:

PROJECT MANAGER

Shushan Khachatryan
+31 10 302 7909
shushan@solarplaza.com

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For questions regarding exhibition and sponsorship opportunities, contact:

ACCOUNT MANAGER

Edoardo Pulvirenti
+31 10 280 9198
edoardo@solarplaza.com

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For inquiries on media partnerships and marketing opportunities, reach out to:

MARKETEER

Irene Rodríguez Martín
+31 10 302 7912
irene@solarplaza.com

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General Contact Info

Solarplaza International BV

+31 10 280 9198
info@solarplaza.com
www.solarplaza.com

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P.O. Box 2299
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