PROGRAM /// DAY 1
1 November 2018
 
08:00 Registration
09:00 Welcome remarks by the chairperson
TOM VAN DORP /// MANAGER BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT & SALES - SOLARPLAZA
A short description will follow soon...
TOM VAN DORP
MANAGER BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT & SALES /// SOLARPLAZA
09:15 Welcome remarks by SEAS
CHRISTOPHE INGLIN /// VICE CHAIRMAN OF SEAS & MANAGING DIRECTOR - ENERGETIX
Mr. Christophe Inglin is a veteran of the solar photovoltaics (PV) industry, with two decades of experience throughout the value chain from silicon ingots to turnkey solar power plants.
He is Managing Director of Energetix Pte Ltd, which designs, installs and maintains rooftop solar power plants and utility-scale solar farms.
Christophe also serves the PV sector as Vice Chairman of SEAS and in his capacity as trainer and speaker. Six times a year he conducts PV technology course for Green Mark Managers at Singapore’s Building & Construction Authority (BCA), and two to four times a year for GreenRE at Malaysia’s Real Estate & Housing Developers' Association (REHDA). He teaches in-depth workshops for the Asian Productivity Organisation, headquartered in Tokyo, and for SEAS in Singapore.
CHRISTOPHE INGLIN
VICE CHAIRMAN OF SEAS & MANAGING DIRECTOR /// ENERGETIX
09:30 Welcome Remarks by FMO (Enterpreneurial Development Bank)
GEERT FIJNAUT /// HEAD ASIA ENERGY DEPARTMENT - FMO
Geert is Head of the Asia team at the Energy Department of FMO, the Dutch Development Bank. We support sustainable private sector growth in developing and emerging markets by investing in ambitious entrepreneurs. We believe a strong private sector leads to economic and social development, empowering people to employ their skills and improve their quality of life. At FMO, Geert manages a team of investment professionals responsible for the acquisition, structuring and monitoring of mezzanine and debt transactions in the energy sector in Asia. Main focus is on renewable energy transactions. Geert joined FMO in 2016. Prior to that he worked for several commercial banks. Geert holds a law degree and has studied in the United States.
GEERT FIJNAUT
HEAD ASIA ENERGY DEPARTMENT /// FMO
SESSION 1
09:45 Solar Project Finance 2.0: Staying Competitive in a Maturing Market
  • • What are the dynamics of goverment committment to renewable energy in Asia?
  • • What is the impact of lower equipment prices on the developers and offtakers?
  • • How can the developers win in the competitive market?
NITIN APTE /// CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER - VENA ENERGY
Nitin Apte is Chief Executive Officer of Vena Energy, Asia-Pacific’s largest renewable energy Independent Power Producer (IPP). Prior to Vena Energy, Mr. Apte was President and Chief Executive Officer of Materia, a specialty materials company he positioned for rapid growth through new strategic partnerships and expansion of the company’s manufacturing footprint. Before Materia, Mr. Apte worked for over 25 years at SABIC and General Electric in assignments spanning P&L Leadership, Marketing, Innovation, Supply Chain, Six Sigma, Manufacturing and Product Management. Mr. Apte graduated from the Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai, with a bachelor’s degree in aeronautical engineering. He also holds M.S. and MBA degrees from Ohio State University in the United States.
NITIN APTE
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER /// VENA ENERGY
10:30 NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK
Sponsored by:
SESSION 2
11:00 Transition towards market parity in Asia: What does this mean for project finance & development?
  • • What will be the impact of rapidly falling solar panel prices on the region?
  • • Will the trend create risks for investors?
  • • How will the squeezed margins affect the developers in the region?
  • • Which South & South-East Asian countries have and are expected to reach market parity?
TOM VAN DORP /// MANAGER BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT & SALES - SOLARPLAZA
A short description will follow soon...
MODERATOR
TOM VAN DORP
MANAGER BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT & SALES /// SOLARPLAZA
BERT DEPREST /// HEAD INDUSTRIAL B2B ENERGY SOLUTIONS - ENGIE
A short bio will follow soon...
BERT DEPREST
HEAD INDUSTRIAL B2B ENERGY SOLUTIONS /// 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
JEN TAN /// VP GROUP BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT - SEMBCORP INDUSTRIES
A short bio will follow soon...
JEN TAN
VP GROUP BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT /// SEMBCORP INDUSTRIES
BAOQING MIAO /// DIRECTOR ASIA-PACIFIC - VOLTIQ
Baoqing Miao is Director Asia-Pacific at Voltiq B.V.. Baoqing has extensive experience in the renewable energy sector globally. In Asia, he worked as project manager at a leading renewable and environment consulting firm where he worked on a number of renewable power projects in China and Southeast Asia. At Voltiq, he has worked on numerous renewable energy debt and equity transactions across Europe, LATAM and Asia Pacific. He is currently leading the operations of Voltiq in the Asia Pacific region. Originally from China, he completed his bachelor in Mathematics from the National University of Singapore and Master in Economics and Business Administration from the Norwegian School of Economics and Duke University.
BAOQING MIAO
DIRECTOR ASIA-PACIFIC /// VOLTIQ
DANY QIAN /// GLOBAL VICE PRESIDENT - JINKO SOLAR
Dany Qian is a Global Vice President of JinkoSolar, the world’s largest solar panel manufacturer. As part of Jinko’s leadership team, Dany has extensive experience on scaling businesses in the solar industry and led the execution of Jinko’s market positioning strategy through the company’s transformation into an industry leader. As an industry veteran, Dany has first-hand exposure to the turbulent nature of the solar industry and has directed the company in navigating through rapid industry changes.
As a leader of the world’s largest solar panel manufacturer, Dany has been very active in the global sustainability conversation. Last year, she was invited to deliver an address at the 9th BRICS Summit and co-chaired the B20 Energy, Climate, Resource & Efficiency taskforce and handed the taskforce’s recommendation to Angela Merkel, the chairwoman of the G20 summit. She was also the only solar industry representative at the landmark Paris Climate Agreement meetings.
DANY QIAN
GLOBAL VICE PRESIDENT /// JINKO SOLAR
11:45 Developers & Investors challenge each other on filling the project & finance gap in South and South-East Asia
  • • Are project finance challenges holding developers back?
  • • What do investors expect from developers?
  • • How to close the infrastructure financing gap in Asia?
  • • How can we work together to unlock the Asian PV markets


SAMRIDH GOYAL /// FOUNDER & CEO - SOLAR HORIZON
Sam founded Solar Horizon to harness Singapore’s solar potential. A passionate advocate of solar energy, Sam is considered among the top Solar PV Leasing experts in Singapore.
MODERATOR
SAMRIDH GOYAL
FOUNDER & CEO /// SOLAR HORIZON
MURAD CAN /// DIRECTOR ASIA-PACIFIC & CENTRAL MARKETS - IB VOGT
Murad Can (Director Asia-Pacific & Central Markets) Murad joined ib vogt GmbH in 2016 as Director Business Development. He is responsible for Asia - Pacific, LATAM, Eurasia and other emerging markets (RoW). He has broad knowledge in global business & project development and execution, O&M services, project & program management. Before joining ib vogt, Murad acquired many years of strong and solid experience in the global solar and hybrid energy market in high-level management position with Skytron Energy and AEG Power Solutions.
MURAD CAN
DIRECTOR ASIA-PACIFIC & CENTRAL MARKETS /// IB VOGT
ANDREAS CREMER /// DIRECTOR INFRASTRUCTURE / ENERGY - DEG
Andreas Cremer is Director at DEG responsible for the infrastructure / energy operations in Asia, Europe and Middle East, with a loan book of more than US$ 500 million. Andreas has been active in financing for almost 15 years where he has fulfilled positions as financial advisor and project manager in both corporate finance and project finance transactions. Since joining DEG in 2012, Andreas has been involved in various energy and infrastructure engagements focusing on structuring equity and mezzanine transactions. Prior to joining DEG, Andreas worked for Houlihan Lokey and KPMG where he held various positions at the advisory divisions. Andreas holds a Master of Business Administration from West Texas A&M University, USA.
ANDREAS CREMER
DIRECTOR INFRASTRUCTURE / ENERGY /// DEG
DIANA WESSELIUS /// MANAGER PRIVATE EQUITY - FMO
Diana heads FMO’s Private Equity Energy team which is active in the energy sector in global emerging markets. The team invests in private equity funds, utility scale renewable energy projects, offgrid power companies, and currently manages an investment portfolio of approximately EUR 550mln divided over more than 50 investments. Diana has been active in financing for 20 years, with more than 15 years of experience in infrastructure and energy project finance. She joined FMO in 2006, where she worked in a variety of management positions, and has been responsible for managing Access to Energy Fund and the Infrastructure Development Fund, both government funded funds that FMO manages on behalf of the Dutch government. Prior to joining FMO Diana worked at ING Group where she held positions at the Asset Management and Wholesale Banking divisions. Diana holds a master’s Degree in Business Administration from Nyenrode Business University and currently follows a Master of Management in Energy at the Norwegian Business School.
DIANA WESSELIUS
MANAGER PRIVATE EQUITY /// FMO
KUSHAGRA NANDAN /// PRESIDENT & COO - SUNSOURCE ENERGY
As Co-Founder and President of SunSource, Kushagra has guided the company’s strategy, project execution, technology and engineering efforts, with a primary focus on client-specific solar solutions and international market development. He has played an active role in helping shape SunSource’s offerings for domestic and international markets. Kushagra has pioneered efforts towards providing end-to-end engineering solutions beginning from initial scoping and capacity building to actual project design, engineering, supervision and construction. Kushagra is actively engaged in building the capability to handle a challenging portfolio of solar projects, and focused on deeply entrenching the philosophy of minimizing levelized cost of energy (LCOE).

Kushagra brings a vast amount of experience in leading teams that have developed, designed and installed multi-MW of solar PV projects. Prior to SunSource, Kushagra worked with global solar majors including SunPower and GE. As one of the core member of the SunDurance Energy team, he led the technical group and helped grow the team and capability to develop, engineer-build projects ranging from 100’s kW to multiple MW. Kushagra has also had roles at New Energy Options, Inc., AstroPower Inc. (currently GE Energy) and the Center for Sustainable Energy at the University of Massachusetts.

Kushagra holds a Masters degree in Solar Energy Engineering from University of Massachusetts. He also holds a Bachelors Degree in Electrical Engineering from Manipal Institute of Technology. Kushagra has also successfully completed a Solar PV Technology Assessment Certification from Florida Solar Energy Center & Villanova University along with Electrical Safety for Qualified Electrical Workers Certificate from Louisiana Tech University. He is a Lifetime member of the Solar Energy Society of India, and was a member of the interconnection group at the Mid-Atlantic Solar Energy Association to assist New Jersey’s Board of Public Utilities to help define State’s solar policy implementation.
KUSHAGRA NANDAN
PRESIDENT & COO /// SUNSOURCE ENERGY
ARNFINN UNUM /// COUNTRY MANAGER MALAYSIA - SCATEC SOLAR
30+ years of experience from worldwide energy sector within production and utilization of oil, gas, LNG and recently solar energy. Background from commercial and technical management for a wide range of international companies, including board positions in leading technology companies. Participation in several technology developments and company startups. At present building up a resource hub in Malaysia for increased Scatec Solar efforts in South East Asia.
ARNFINN UNUM
COUNTRY MANAGER MALAYSIA /// SCATEC SOLAR
KUNAL PAREKH /// CEO - MYRA INVESTMENTS
Kunal Parekh co-founded MYRA Investments and is the CEO.
Prior to MYRA, Kunal led investments in clean energy transactions for the Abraaj Group with a focus on Africa, Asia and Mexico. He executed on transactions spanning more than USD 2.5bn in enterprise value including forging partnerships with marquee IPPs like Engie and the Aditya Birla Group.
Prior to Abraaj - Kunal worked as an Investment Banker in Sydney, Australia for Luminis Partners (in Affiliation with Evercore) focused on Mergers and Acquisitions. Kunal worked for ABN-AMRO, Royal Bank of Scotland and the CIMB Group specifically in the Power, Utilities & Energy Sector executing M&A and Capital Markets transactions prior to working with Evercore, where he advised on a number of large cross-border transactions across Asia-Pacific.

Kunal graduated with a double degree (with Honors) in Mechanical Engineering and Business from University of Technology, Sydney, is a Chartered Accountant from Australia, has completed a Dip. in Applied Finance with FINSIA (Australia) and holds an MBA from INSEAD.
KUNAL PAREKH
CEO /// MYRA INVESTMENTS
12:45 Managing risks for full equity projects in Asia
  • • What lessons can we learn from experienced project developer in emerging markets
  • • What are the risks and benefits of full equity projects
STEFANO FALCONIO /// HEAD FOREIGN DEVELOPMENT - CARLO MARESCA
Stefano Falconio entered the renewable energy sector in 2007. From 2007 to 2010, he was in charge of RE scouting in Italy, researching sites and developing RE plants for 15 MW and 60 million euros of procured investments. From 2010, he started developing RE plants abroad, mainly in Albania (36 MW of wind), Senegal (20 MW of PV), Iran (10 MW of PV) and Cuba. He worked at RE projects in Brazil, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Croatia too. Since 2015 he is responsible for overseas development on behalf of Carlo Maresca spa, for whom he continued the RE development in Albania, Cuba, Georgia, Senegal, Iran and Kazakhstan.
STEFANO FALCONIO
HEAD FOREIGN DEVELOPMENT /// CARLO MARESCA
13:00 NETWORKING LUNCH BREAK
Sponsored by:
SESSION 3
14:00 Business models of corporate renewable energy procurement in Asia
  • • Corporate renewable energy updates in Asia
  • • Different financing mechanisms
  • • Financing in practice: case studies
EVAN SCANDLING /// DIRECTOR ADVISORY & BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT - ALLOTROPE PARTNERS
Evan has more than decade of experience advising, marketing, developing and managing clean energy businesses and projects around the world. Based in Southeast Asia since 2012, he has primarily specialized in on- and off-grid decentralized solar PV in developing markets. In his current role with Allotrope Partners, Evan co-leads the Clean Energy Investment Accelerator program in Southeast Asia, which focuses on improving opportunities for corporate procurement of clean energy. He also contributes to Allotrope's other advisory work in Southeast Asia, with an emphasis on commercial and industrial renewable energy applications. Prior to joining Allotrope, Evan was the Myanmar country director of a regional solar project developer.
MODERATOR
EVAN SCANDLING
DIRECTOR ADVISORY & BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT /// ALLOTROPE PARTNERS
JEROME BACO /// COO - CLEANTECH SOLAR
Jerome Baco is the Chief Operating Officer of Cleantech Solar.

He has vast experience in the environmental services especially in renewable energy sector being solar PV, biomass or waste-to-energy. He has strong expertise in the Asian markets of over 17 years including 13 years at Veolia, with the latest and most notable role as the Country Manager for Singapore.

Jerome has moved into the renewable energy industry in 2014 by joining the segment of solar power producers for Commercial and Industrial clients. He now runs pan-Asia operations of Cleantech Solar.
JEROME BACO
COO /// CLEANTECH SOLAR
LAWRENCE WU /// PRESIDENT & EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR - SUNSEAP
Lawrence has more than 14 years of experience in investment banking, specializing in M&A and restructurings, reverse takeovers, schemes of arrangements and de-listings of public companies, having worked at DBS Bank, Macquarie and BNP Paribas. Lawrence spearheads the group's efforts in capital raising and securing requisite funding. He has a first class Honours Degree in Accountancy from Nanyang Technological University as well as CFA and the Chartered Accountant of Singapore.
LAWRENCE WU
PRESIDENT & EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR /// SUNSEAP
BJOERN KINZE /// SR DIRECTOR ENGINEERING - KELLOG COMPANY
A short bio will follow soon...
BJOERN KINZE
SR DIRECTOR ENGINEERING /// KELLOG COMPANY
LILY DONGE /// PRINCIPAL - ROCKY MOUNTAIN INSTITUTE
Lily Donge is a Principal with Rocky Mountain Institute’s electricity practice, where she co-founded and leads the Business Renewables Center. Lily focuses on accelerating the market for corporate renewable energy. She is exploring new markets for the rapid uptake of renewable energy and developing tools and products for corporate leaders to purchase renewable energy. With 165 multinationals, 75 top developers and 25 service providers, the BRC has built a trusted convening platform for the market to grow. Lily joined RMI in December 2014, and has since enabled over 14 GW of new corporate wind and solar. Lily is Vietnamese, grew up in the Philippines, worked in Singapore but calls Colorado home now.
LILY DONGE
PRINCIPAL /// ROCKY MOUNTAIN INSTITUTE
14:45 Structuring a bankable PPA
  • • What is the optimal financing structure?
  • • What warranties and guarantees are currently available for the PPA Parties? How can these be obtained?
  • • What are the current primary risks involved in the region and and how does the PPA deal with them?
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.
MODERATOR
JAE LEMIN
PARTNER /// EVERSHEDS SUTHERLAND
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
KUM MUN LOCK /// MANAGING DIRECTOR - ENVISION DIGITAL SINGAPORE
Mun Lock joined Envision Digital in 2018 as the Deputy Managing Director of Envision Digital Singapore Pte. Ltd, and is responsible for the Envision Digital business in Asia.

Before joining Envision Digital, Mun Lock had 10 years of senior management experience in the water and power industry. Prior to that, Mun Lock spent 12 years in private equity, in charge of private equity investments, funds investments and overseeing the financial matters of the group. He had also spent 3 years in external auditing.

Mun Lock graduated from NTU and holds a degree in Accountancy and MBA from NUS.
KUM MUN LOCK
MANAGING DIRECTOR /// ENVISION DIGITAL SINGAPORE
15:30 NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK
Sponsored by:
SESSION 4
16:00 OPEN STAGE Q&A with panelists and the audience
SAMRIDH GOYAL /// FOUNDER & CEO - SOLAR HORIZON
Sam founded Solar Horizon to harness Singapore’s solar potential. A passionate advocate of solar energy, Sam is considered among the top Solar PV Leasing experts in Singapore.
SAMRIDH GOYAL
FOUNDER & CEO /// SOLAR HORIZON
16:45 Wrap-up and closing day one
 
PROGRAM /// DAY 1
1 November 2018