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Unlocking Solar Capital: Asia


28-29 September 2017 /// Singapore  

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Unlocking Solar Capital: Asia


28-29 September 2017 /// Singapore  

Asia's key solar event: Connect with 200+ executives and develop bankable solar PV projects

Asia - being home to major markets like China, India and Japan, as well as the emerging South-East Asian region - has big opportunities ahead. The recent commitments at COP21 and ASEAN Ministerial summits provide a promising path for the growth of renewable energy applications in the region. 

The 2-day conference and networking platform Unlocking Solar Capital ASIA, taking place in Singapore, will bring together 200+ investors, financiers, solar developers, IPPs, EPCs & other solar stakeholders interested in developing bankable PV projects in the region. The event will provide 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.

Unlocking Solar Capital ASIA  is Solarplaza’s 4th conference completely focused on bankability issues in emerging markets, after Making Solar Bankable, Unlocking Solar Capital Africa and LATAM. Solarplaza has organized over 90 events worldwide, including leading conferences and trade missions in Japan, China, India, Thailand, Indonesia & Vietnam.

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We’re excited to announce that our conference will be carbon neutral. We have partnered up with the South Pole Group to measure the carbon emissions resulting from the conference and invest the equivalent amount for supporting renewable energy projects in developing countries.

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Key Characteristics

Key 1

200+ international  finance and project development executives

Key 2

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

Key 3

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

Key 4

Guaranteed match-making through our customized software, interactive breaks and a matchmaking session

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Facts & Figures


Facts & Figures


Solar Facts & Figures - Southeast Asia

This 40-page complimentary report provides a quick overview and valuable outline of the (solar) energy landscape in all countries included in the ASEAN region (the Association of Southeast Asian Nations), which includes:

- Indonesia
- Thailand
- Malaysia
- Philippines
- Vietnam

- Myanmar
- Cambodia
- Brunei
- Laos
- Singapore

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Webinar


Webinar


Past Webinar /// How to bridge the electrification gap in Asia through off-grid PV systems?

Friday 4 August 10:00 CET ( 16:00 SGT) (RECORDINGS NOW AVAILABLE)

512 million people do not have access to electricity in Asia's developing countries. India accounts for 244 million, South-East Asia for 102 million (primarily Indonesia, Myanmar and Cambodia) and 166 million are situated in the rest of developing Asia (60 million in Bangladesh, 51 million in Pakistan and others)*. Despite this shockingly high number and the great potential of off-grid applications, the off-grid market hasn't grown at the same scale as it has in Africa. During this webinar we will be discussing how the development of the sector can be accelerated and what solutions the off-grid can bring.

  • Overview of the off-grid solar segment in Asia and its most promising markets
  • What are recent innovative mobile technologies in the market?
  • What is needed to accelerate the off-grid segment in Asia?

* Source: http://www.worldenergyoutlook.org/publications/weo-2016/

CHARU CHADHA /// MEMBER - GSMA MOBILE FOR DEVELOPMENT UTILITIES
Charu Chadha is a member of GSMA’s Mobile for Development Utilities Programme. She leads the Innovation Fund in Asia, and manages fund grantees as well as engagement with the ecosystem (including telecom operators, donors and start-ups).
An MBA from the University of Oxford, Charu possesses rich experience in the social enterprise space and has also helped formulate public policy in India. Before joining GSMA, Charu headed the Institute of Reproductive Health, Georgetown University’s m-Health service in India.
Charu has been a Shell Foundation Social Entrepreneurship Fellow as well as an Acumen Fellow.
CHARU CHADHA
MEMBER /// GSMA MOBILE FOR DEVELOPMENT UTILITIES
LAURA SUNDBLAD /// PROGRAM ADVISER - GOGLA
Laura serves as the Program Adviser for GOGLA’s ‘Facilitating Access to Finance’ program. The objective of the program is to help increase investments in the sector that will allow it to scale up and accelerate the development of the off-grid market, leading to more people benefiting from clean, sustainable and economically viable off-grid lighting and electrification. Prior to joining GOGLA, Laura worked at Arc Finance, where she oversaw staff training and consumer education efforts related to consumer financing for energy products and services, and led Arc Finance’s conferences and workshops on innovations in financing off-grid clean energy. Laura holds a Master’s degree in International Relations from the University of St Andrews, as well as a Master of Public Administration degree from Columbia University.
LAURA SUNDBLAD
PROGRAM ADVISER /// GOGLA
SHUSHAN KHACHATRYAN /// PROJECT MANAGER - SOLARPLAZA
A short bio will follow soon...
SHUSHAN KHACHATRYAN
PROJECT MANAGER /// SOLARPLAZA
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Speakers


Speakers


GOH CHEE KIONG /// EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR - SINGAPORE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT BOARD (EDB)
Goh Chee Kiong is an Executive Director of the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB), responsible for leading the development of the Cleantech industry since 2003. The Cleantech industry has been identified as a key economic growth area for Singapore, and includes clean energy, environment and water. He took on the additional role as Executive Director, Building & Infrastructure Solutions since 2012. He is actively involved in shaping many national Cleantech and Sustainability initiatives spanning related government agencies. For instance, he leads the industry development efforts within the inter-agency Energy Innovation Programme Office (EIPO) and Environment & Water Industry Programme Office (EWI).
GOH CHEE KIONG
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR /// SINGAPORE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT BOARD (EDB)
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 Bangkok, Thailand.
Mr. Tan has worked in emerging markets infrastructure financing for over 19 years. Since joining OPIC in 2003, he has worked primarily on power, renewable energy, water, toll roads and port projects, but has also diversified into future flow and financial institutions transactions. These projects have been across Latin America, the Middle East, Central and Eastern Europe, Africa and Asia. He has been involved in innovative and groundbreaking deals requiring creative project and long term debt structuring solutions in unique and challenging environments.
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 focusing on private equity infrastructure investments. His work with them in the Americas and Asia included experience in the power, oil & gas, mining, telecommunications, transportation, pulp & paper, and petrochemical sectors.
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
LAURA SUNDBLAD /// PROGRAM ADVISER - GOGLA
Laura serves as the Program Adviser for GOGLA’s ‘Facilitating Access to Finance’ program. The objective of the program is to help increase investments in the sector that will allow it to scale up and accelerate the development of the off-grid market, leading to more people benefiting from clean, sustainable and economically viable off-grid lighting and electrification. Prior to joining GOGLA, Laura worked at Arc Finance, where she oversaw staff training and consumer education efforts related to consumer financing for energy products and services, and led Arc Finance’s conferences and workshops on innovations in financing off-grid clean energy. Laura holds a Master’s degree in International Relations from the University of St Andrews, as well as a Master of Public Administration degree from Columbia University.
LAURA SUNDBLAD
PROGRAM ADVISER /// GOGLA
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
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
JOHN CHANG /// CHAIRMAN - CLEAN FOCUS YIELD
John Chang drives strategy and corporate development at Clean Focus. He brings over 33 years of expertise in building enterprise and consumer ventures in both start-up and multinational companies. He has focused on clean technology over the last eight years and previously led several successful technology start-ups, resulting in two IPOs and an acquisition by a public company. John leverages a strong business network in Silicon Valley and Asia.
Previously, John was Chairman of StarCite, where he led the merger of OnVantage and StarCite to form the dominant player with over $60 million in sales in cloud-based meeting-management technology. Prior to StarCite, John co-founded seeUthere Technologies, which later became OnVantage. Before serving as CEO of OnVantage, John was Vice-President of Marketing for Interwoven where he helped launch the company from seven employees to market leadership and an eventual IPO. John also held Section 16 executive officer positions at Insignia Solutions, where he helped take the company public in 1995.
Prior to Insignia, John managed a $600 million business unit at Acer America, and he served in several managerial positions at Hewlett-Packard.
John earned an MBA and Arjay Miller Scholar award from Stanford University and a BSEE with Honors from the California Institute of Technology.
JOHN CHANG
CHAIRMAN /// CLEAN FOCUS YIELD
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Program


Program


PROGRAM OVERVIEW - DAY 1
Session 1: Overview of Emerging Solar PV Markets in Asia
Market leaders reflect on the key bankability issues in Asia
Solar PV deployment & policy in Asia

Session 2A: On-grid
Utility scale solar potential in Asia
Emerging C&I solar sector
How to attract finance for each phase of your PV project
Regulatory framework and permits for international developers

Session 2B: Off-grid
Off-Grid Solar & Energy Storage in Rural & Remote Electrification
Case studies & pitches: Successful off-grid & mini-grid projects
Financing off-grid & mini-grid projects
Innovative off-grid business models

Session 3: Unlocking Solar Capital in Asia
Managing risks for improving bankability of PV projects in Asia

PROGRAM OVERVIEW - DAY 2
Session 4: Solar + Storage & Innovative Financing
Solar + Storage: How to make a business case in the region?
Alternative & innovative financing solutions for Asia

Interactive Country Round Tables

Session 5: The Next Steps for Unlocking Solar Capital in Asia
Looking ahead: The next step for unlocking solar capital in Asia

Pre-arranged 1-on-1 meetings to guarantee you gain the right contacts

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Venue


Venue


The venue for Unlocking Solar Capital Asia will be the PARKROYAL on Pickering, Singapore

Strategically located at the key gateways to Singapore’s central business district, Hong Lim Park and bustling Chinatown, the 367-room property provides an urban oasis in downtown Singapore, with convenient access to waterfront entertainment and dining options along the Singapore River as well as cultural gems across the island. PARKROYAL on Pickering, a PARKROYAL Collection hotel, is ‘Your Trusted Local Companion’ in Singapore.

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Track Record


Track Record


Solarplaza has been organizing events since 2004, hosting 90+ events in over 30 countries. This line-up includes 2 previous events all focused on unlocking capital to develop (new) solar projects in emerging markets and 13 previous events in Asia  - including China, India, Thailand, Indonesia, & Vietnam.

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Articles & Content


Articles & Content


Featured Articles

News Headlines

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Sponsors & Partners


Sponsors & Partners


Sponsorship Opportunities

Unlocking Solar Capital: Asia will involve 200+ high-level decision makers from all around the world. 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
  • Possibility to have speaking involvement through presentation or panel discussion
  • Possibility to host or moderate a round-table discussion or lunch table during conference
  • Unparalleled access to unique networking opportunities with a targeted group

For more information, please contact Maria Fennis through maria@solarplaza.com.

 
ACCOUNT MANAGER

Maria Fennis
+31 10 280 9198
maria@solarplaza.com

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Registration


Registration


Registration

Please find below the registration form to secure your conference ticket and join our event. Should you have any questions, or you should encounter any issues during the registration process, please get in touch with us directly at registrations@solarplaza.com or at tel. +31 10 280 9198 (we’re open from 9.00 am to 5.30pm CET, Mondays to Fridays).

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Registration includes:

  • Access to the sessions on the day(s) you register for
  • Access to slides used in presentations and discussions
  • Meals and drinks as well as WiFi access
  • Free subscription to our complimentary newsletter

Please note:

  • Participation in the networking dinner can be bought during the registration process as an additional product (not included in the conference ticket price)
  • By registering for any of our events, you accept Solarplaza’s terms and conditions as stated at www.solarplaza.com/terms-conditions-solarplaza-events
  • Solarplaza International B.V. is a Dutch company based in Rotterdam (P.O. Box 2299, 3000 CG Rotterdam, The Netherlands).
EARLY BIRD
Until 7 September 2017
REGULAR
Until 27 September 2017
AT-THE-DOOR
28-29 September 2017
2-day conference ticketUS$ 895,-US$ 995,-US$ 1100,-
Buy 4 pay for 3US$ 746,25
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About Solarplaza


About Solarplaza


About Solarplaza

"Empowering professionals in solar business development by building the most valuable solar PV network"

  • ESTABLISHED IN 2004

  • 90+ EVENTS

  • 30+ COUNTRIES

    FROM CHILE TO CHINA

  • 50.000 + 

    PV PROFESSIONALS IN OUR NETWORK

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

For questions regarding exhibition and sponsorship opportunities, contact:

ACCOUNT MANAGER

Maria Fennis
+31 10 280 9198
maria@solarplaza.com

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

MARKETEER

Kasper Bout
+31 10 302 7912
kasper@solarplaza.com