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Unlocking Solar Capital: Asia & Financial Summit


30-31 October 2019 /// Singapore

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Unlocking Solar Capital: Asia & Financial Summit


30-31 October 2019 /// 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. In thw 2018 event, by joining forces with the Asia Clean Energy Summit, we aimed to bring together all investors, financiers, solar developers, IPPs, EPCs and other solar stakeholders to discuss bankable PV projects in the region.  

For the Unlocking Solar Capital & Financial Summit, there were 200+ solar energy delegates present in our sessions, however, there was 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 there was the opportunity 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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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

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

SELECTION OF REGISTERED ORGANIZATIONS OF 2018

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Program 2018


Program 2018


PROGRAM 2018

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 2018


Speakers 2018


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
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
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
CSILLA KOHALMI-MONFILS /// EVP STRATEGY NEW BUSINESS & DIGITAL - ENGIE
Csilla KOHALMI-MONFILS EVP Strategy, New Business and Digital ENGIE Asia-Pacific – Thailand Csilla KOHALMI-MONFILS is the Head of Strategy, New Business and Digital at ENGIE Asia-Pacific. Before joining ENGIE in 2011 as Strategic Projects Director, Csilla held senior functions at various energy companies in Hungary, including MOL Group. Csilla started her career with Unilever where she headed up business development projects in Europe and Latin America. Later, at the Boston Consulting Group, she developed new business opportunities and managed change projects for corporate clients across the world. Csilla holds a BSc in Chemical Engineering and an MSc in Bioengineering from the Technical University of Budapest (Master thesis in Molecular Biology at CNRS—Institut Jacques Monod in Paris). She also holds an MBA from INSEAD, Fontainebleau.
CSILLA KOHALMI-MONFILS
EVP STRATEGY NEW BUSINESS & DIGITAL /// ENGIE
JEANNE SOH /// DEPUTY GENERAL MANAGER - SMBC
Jeanne Soh is Deputy General Manager and Head of Power and Infrastructure, Global Structured Finance, Investment Banking Department, Asia of Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC).

Jeanne has over 19 years’ financial structuring and arranging experience in Asia, of which the recent 11 years were in Power and Infrastructure sector. Jeanne brings value-added expertise in financial advisory and debt arranging.

Jeanne holds a Bachelor in Arts and Social Science (Major in Economics and Maths) from National University of Singapore.
JEANNE SOH
DEPUTY GENERAL MANAGER /// SMBC
JAE LEMIN /// PARTNER - EVERSHEDS SUTHERLAND
Jae is a partner in our Banking and Finance and Renewable Energy and Sustainability Groups, based in Hong Kong. He helps corporates and banks on a wide range of projects and financings, including project financings, acquisition financings, trade financings and corporate loans.
Jae has worked on transactions throughout Asia-Pacific, South America and Africa. In addition, Jae has spent periods on secondment in NAB’s Global Treasury Department in Melbourne and Standard Chartered’s Wholesale Banking Group in Hong Kong.
Jae has extensive experience leading multi-jurisdictional projects and has particular industry experience in the energy and natural resources sector, including renewable energy.
JAE LEMIN
PARTNER /// EVERSHEDS SUTHERLAND
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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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GOLD SPONSOR
BRANDING SPONSOR
 
 
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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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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

  • 30+ COUNTRIES

    FROM CHILE TO CHINA

  • 60.000 + 

    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

Lydia van Os
+31 10 3027 908
lydia@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

Conradstraat 38 - (D3-131)
3013AP Rotterdam
The Netherlands

P.O. Box 2299
3000CG Rotterdam
The Netherlands

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