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FT Energy Infrastructure Forum

Spotlight on Mexico: Rising Energy Powerhouse?

Houston |
Speakers include:
Juan Carlos  Zepeda Molina

Juan Carlos Zepeda Molina

National Hydrocarbons Commission (CNH)

César Emiliano Hernández Ochoa

César Emiliano Hernández Ochoa

Government of Mexico

José Manuel Carrera

José Manuel Carrera



Unique among conferences for the sector, The FT Energy Infrastructure Forum: Spotlight on Mexico: Rising Energy Powerhouse? brings together policy makers, leading project developers and financiers to discuss the latest opportunities and challenges presented by Mexico’s transformational energy reform. The forum will also look to consider Mexico’s experience and opportunity within the context of global energy and infrastructure developments and trends. Join us in Houston to hear industry experts explore the key issues affecting the outlook for the Mexican energy landscape.

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Speakers (18)

Juan Carlos  Zepeda Molina

Juan Carlos Zepeda Molina

President Commissioner
National Hydrocarbons Commission (CNH)

Juan Carlos Zepeda Molina was appointed President Commissioner of the National Hydrocarbons Commission (CNH) in May 2009. His appointment was renewed for a second five-year term in April 2014. Mr Zepeda previously worked at the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Energy. At the Ministry of Finance, his duties included evaluating the investment projects of national oil company Pemex, designing Pemex’s tax system and evaluating its budget and finances, and designing and setting pricing policies for the oil industry. At the Ministry of Energy, he was Head of the Exploration and Production Department, in charge of technical evaluations of E&P projects. Mr Zepeda holds a BA in Economics from the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM), a Master’s degree in Economics and Finance from the University of Warwick, and a Master’s degree in Economics from the University of Georgetown, where he also studied for a PhD in Economics.

César Emiliano Hernández Ochoa

César Emiliano Hernández Ochoa

Undersecretary of Electricity, Ministry of Energy
Government of Mexico

Dr César Emiliano Hernández Ochoa was appointed as Undersecretary of Electricity of the Ministry of Energy by President Enrique Peña Nieto on February 5th, 2014. Prior to this designation, on February 16th of 2013, and up until his appointment as Undersecretary, he served as Head of Legal Affairs Unit of Ministry of Energy; and currently he is member of the Governing Board of CFE. Within the Federal Public Administration, he has occupied several important roles: Director-General of Foreign Trade in the Ministry of Economy, Director-General of Legal Counsel of the Federal Government and Director General of Long Distance within the Federal Telecommunications Commission. Furthermore, he was a researcher within the Center for Development and Research (CIDAC), and is author of several books, such as: The politics of foreign trade: regulation and impact, and The Captive Reform: Investment, Work and Entrepreneurship in the Mexican Electric Sector. Dr. Hernández Ochoa holds a Bachelor’s degree from the Faculty of Law of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), and is a Fulbright and Ford-MacArthur scholarship grantee. He finished his graduate studies in Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, and holds a PhD from UNAM, obtained in 2007.

José Manuel Carrera

José Manuel Carrera

Chief of New Business Ventures
Narciso Campos Cuevas

Narciso Campos Cuevas

Assistant Secretary, Banking, Securities and Savings
Mexican Ministry of Finance

Narciso Campos Cuevas was appointed Assistant Secretary for Banking, Securities and Savings in the Mexican Ministry of Finance (Secretaría de Hacienda y Crédito Público) in January 2013. In this capacity, Mr Campos is responsible -- among other matters -- for the development of public policies and regulations for financial activities and financial institutions. He is a member of the Standing Committee on Assessment of Vulnerabilities for the Financial Stability Board. Prior to his appointment, Mr Campos practiced law as a local partner for White & Case in Mexico City, where he worked from 2002 to 2012. His private practice was focused on capital markets, financings, mergers & acquisitions, and financial regulation. Mr Campos attended the Instituto Tecnológico de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM), graduating as an Attorney-at-Law, and the EGADE Business School, where he obtained a Master of Science in Finance.

Ivan  Sandrea

Ivan Sandrea

Sierra Oil & Gas

Ivan Sandrea has 20 years of executive and technical experience in oil and gas and has been involved in Mexico since 2007. Prior to becoming Sierra Oil & Gas CEO, Mr Sandrea was upstream strategy advisor to a number of global oil and gas companies and co-headed the global oil and gas in emerging markets practice for EY. His previous leadership, new venture growth, commercial and technical positions include Upstream M&A advisor at Petra, President of Energy Intelligence, Vice President of Strategy and Business Development at Statoil, Technical Director of Pan Andean Resources (sold to Petrominerales), Officer at the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), Investment Banker at Merrill Lynch and Exploration/Operations Geologist at BP. Mr Sandrea is an active member of the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies and the Energy Policy Research Foundation (EPRINC) in Washington DC. Mr Sandrea holds a BSc in Geology from Baylor University in Texas, and an MSc and MBA from Edinburgh University, and attended the Berkeley Executive Leadership Program.

Duncan Wood

Duncan Wood

Director, Mexico Institute
Wilson Center

Duncan Wood is the Director of the Mexico Institute at the Wilson Center. Prior to this, he was a professor and the Director of the International Relations Program at the Instituto Tecnologico Autonomo de Mexico (ITAM) in Mexico City for 17 years. He has been a member of the Mexican National Research System, an editorial advisor to both Reforma and El Universal newspapers, and is a member of the editorial board of Foreign Affairs Latinoamerica.
In 2007, he was a non-resident Fulbright Fellow and, between 2007 and 2009, he was Technical Secretary of the Red Mexicana de Energia, a group of experts in the area of energy policy in Mexico. He has been a Senior Associate with the Simon Chair and the Americas Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington, DC. His research focuses on Mexican energy policy, including renewable energy, and North American relations. He studied in the UK and Canada, receiving his PhD in Political Studies from Queen’s University, Canada, and is a recipient of the Canadian Governor General’s Visit Award for contributions to the Mexico-Canada relationship.

Christine Healy

Christine Healy

Vice President, Exploration Mexico

Christine Healy is Vice President, Exploration Mexico. Despite being a lawyer and an economist, she has a deep love for geoscience and the thrill of the hunt that comes with exploration. Ms Healy has held a variety of leadership positions in Statoil in development and production, exploration, and business development.

Prior to leading Statoil’s exploration efforts for Mexico, Ms Healy was Vice President, Business Development North America. She was also Vice President of Land and Negotiation Activities for Statoil’s exploration activities in North America and was the Head of Commercial Affairs for Statoil Canada’s offshore operations. Prior to joining Statoil, Ms Healy worked in the public and private sectors in Canada. She was a senior advisor to the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador where she led an interdisciplinary negotiation team negotiating fiscal, benefits and equity terms for offshore oil developments. She also worked as a lawyer in private practice in Canada.

Ms Healy was named to Canada's Top 40 Under 40TM for 2009, and received the 2010 Newfoundland and Labrador Public Service Award of Excellence. Ms Healy is a member of the Law Society of Newfoundland and Labrador, the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators, and is a past President of the Newfoundland and Labrador Branch of the Canadian Bar Association.

David Porter

David Porter

Texas Railroad Commission

David Porter was elected statewide by the people of Texas in November 2010 to serve a six-year term as Railroad Commissioner, and was unanimously elected by his fellow commissioners to serve as Chairman in June 2015. Since taking office, Chairman Porter has been appointed to the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission as the Official Representative of Texas and currently serves as Vice Chairman of the organization.  He is an advisory board member for the Texas Journal of Oil, Gas, and Energy Law. He also served as the Official Representative on the Interstate Mining Compact Commission from 2011 to 2014. In 2011, he created the Eagle Ford Shale Task Force, the first of its kind at the Texas Railroad Commission, to establish a forum that brings the community together to foster a productive and forward-looking dialogue regarding drilling activities in the Eagle Ford Shale.  In 2013, Chairman Porter launched his Texas Natural Gas Initiative: a series of statewide events that bring stakeholders together to discuss business opportunities, challenges and regulatory barriers and solutions for natural gas conversion and infrastructure – focusing largely on the transportation and exploration and production sectors.  In recognition of his foresight and leadership, he was named “Man of the Year” by The Oil & Gas Year, Eagle Ford, Texas 2013. He has also been recognized by Shale Oil & Gas Business Magazine and Unconventional Oil & Gas Magazine for his proactive efforts.  Before taking office, Chairman Porter built a successful small business around his CPA practice in Midland Texas, providing accounting and tax services to oil and gas producers, royalty owners, oil field service companies, and other small businesses and individuals.

Sam Sherman

Sam Sherman

Executive Director & Group Head Latin America Project Finance
Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation

Sam Sherman is Executive Director and Co-Head of Latin America Project Finance at Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC), part of a New York-based group of 18 bankers dedicated to financing projects in power, infrastructure, oil & gas, and mining across the region. Mr Sherman has 25 years’ experience arranging and advising on energy and infrastructure projects in Mexico. Experience in the gas pipeline sector includes MLA roles in the Los Ramones and Los Ramones Norte pipelines and financial advisory assignments for the Sonora and San Fernando projects. He is also leading the financial advisory effort for the Gasoducto Sur Peruano project, with a proposed senior debt facility of $4.1bn. Prior to joining SMBC, Mr Sherman was a senior transactor in the Latin America Project Finance Group at Credit Agricole.  He has also worked on the Latin America market at Dexia and Barclays. Mr Sherman holds a BA in Political Science from the University of Michigan and completed coursework in the PhD program in Anthropology at Columbia University, New York.

Greg Hopper

Greg Hopper

Vice President and Head of Americas Gas & Power Consulting
Wood Mackenzie

Greg Hopper is Vice President and Head of Americas Gas & Power Consulting at Wood Mackenzie, Inc. He has primary responsibility for the client engagement and business development. Mr Hopper is an expert in wholesale energy market matters, with emphasis on North American natural gas midstream and global LNG markets. He advises clients on strategy, transactions and investments, regulatory policy, portfolio development, contract negotiations, asset valuation, market analyses, and price forecasting.

Prior to Wood Mackenzie, Mr Hopper was Vice President of ICF International where he led the company’s Oil & Gas advisory group and was Director of the Houston office. He was also Managing Director of Natural Gas and Power Fuels at Black & Veatch Management Consulting, and a founding partner and Vice President of Lukens Energy Group, an energy consulting partnership which became part of Black & Veatch in 2005.

Mr Hopper began his energy career in investment banking before joining Williams Gas Pipelines where he led and managed investments in natural gas midstream assets, and the strategic and financial evaluation of acquisitions and joint ventures to leverage the company’s entry into new markets. Mr Hopper earned an MBA from Rice University, and BBA from The University of Texas. He is a CPA in the state of Texas.

Juan Enrique Gonzalez

Juan Enrique Gonzalez

Chief of Transportion and Storage
National Center for Natural Gas (CENAGAS)
Benigno Villarreal

Benigno Villarreal

Director General
Vive Energiá

Benigno Villarreal del Rio heads Vive Energia, a renewable energy development and consulting company. He is credited for leading the teams responsible for the development, financing and ultimately the construction and commissioning of nearly 600 MW of Mexico´s currently installed wind generation capacity. Vive Energia and strategic partner Envision Energy were recently awarded a 90 MW wind project in the first ever Mexican electricity open market tender process. For the last 10 years, Dr Villarreal has worked in cooperation with the Mexican government and diverse nonprofit organizations to obtain the basic reforms that have created the legal framework to better develop the renewable energy market in Mexico.

Since 2001, he has also taught the Business Law course in the MBA program at Anahuac University, Mexico City. He holds a JD and a PhD in Corporate Law from Anahuac University, as well as an MBA from the International University of Monaco, and a PhD in Higher Management from the University of Cantabria in Santander.

Eduardo Bohórquez

Eduardo Bohórquez

Executive Director
Transparencia Mexicana

Eduardo Bohórquez is Executive Director of Transparencia Mexicana, the National Chapter of Transparency International, where he has been launching innovative initiatives for the past 15 years to promote social participation, openness from authorities, and a more solid civic culture. Among these initiatives, it is possible to point out the existence of social witnesses for public procurement processes; the promotion of the Open Government Partnership in Mexico for which he also served as part of the steering committee; one very successful project for social participation with parents in public day care centers; and promotion of transparency in extractive industries through his participation in the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI). He currently promotes the idea that all candidates running for public office should disclose three declarations: of taxes, of assets and of interests, and make them public.

David Fatzinger

David Fatzinger

VP, General Manager

David Fatzinger is responsible for InterGen’s business in Mexico, including the day-to-day management of the company’s six gas-fired power stations, three natural gas compression stations, and its partnership in the Energia Sierra Juarez wind farm. InterGen is a global independent power producer that has built over 20 power generation facilities and related infrastructure in 10 countries across six continents over the past 20 years. Mr Fatzinger has been with InterGen for 17 of those years in development and operational roles in half a dozen international markets. Prior to joining InterGen in 1999, Mr Fatzinger served as a United States Marine, primarily in Latin America. He holds Bachelor degrees in Economics and International Business from Trinity University.

Ernesto Gonzalez

Ernesto Gonzalez

Managing Director
Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets

Mr. Ernesto González Garfias is Managing Director at Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets based in Mexico City. Mr. González Garfias has over 15 years experience as an energy executive in operating companies and has executed project financings and investments with an aggregate value of over $8 billion. Prior to joining MIRA, he was a founding member and Executive Vice President of Business Development of ContourGlobal based in New York where he was responsible for the development of greenfield power projects and the acquisition of operating power plants. During his tenure at ContourGlobal, the company expanded to assets exceeding $3.5 billion from 36 power plants in 21 countries with an installed capacity of nearly 4 GW and over 1,500 employees. Previously, he also held positions with The AES Corporation and Credit Suisse. Mr. González Garfias received a B.S. in Finance from Texas A&M University.

Jed Bailey

Jed Bailey

Managing Director
Energy Narrative

Jed Bailey is Energy Narrative’s Managing Partner. He is an expert in emerging energy markets, specializing in market fundamentals, regulatory structure, and strategic planning. Mr. Bailey was previously vice president for applied research consulting and managing director for emerging markets at IHS CERA, where he was responsible for IHS CERA’s research and operations in Latin America and Asia. He has been widely quoted in publications ranging from The Economist and Financial Times to the Iran Daily and has appeared on Bloomberg Television and CNN International. Mr. Bailey holds a BSME degree from the University of Wyoming and an MS degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Javier Cuervo

Javier Cuervo

Lead Energy Specialist, Energy Division
Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)

Javier Cuervo is a Lead Energy Specialist in the Energy Division of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). In this role he participates as a team member in various IADB projects related to energy, climate change, environment and natural resource management, natural disasters, agriculture and water and sanitation in Latin America and the Caribbean. This has included lending, technical assistance and the provision of other sources of financing such as the Global Environmental Fund (GEF) and the Clean Technology Fund. He has also co-lead the formulation of various Bank initiatives such as natural disaster risk management, and has led the dialogue the IADB maintains with clients regarding the reform of their energy and environment sectors. Prior to his current role, in 2008, Dr Cuervo was based in IADB’s country office of Colombia as a regional specialist supervising IABD’s energy projects in Colombia, Ecuador and Peru and served as a focal point for co-financing, climate change and regulatory analysis within the Bank’s energy division. Dr Cuervo has also served as the Bank’s energy coordinator for Mexico, Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala Bolivia.and regional Central America. Previous positions Dr Cuervo has held before joining the IDB include Professor in the Department of Economics and Mathematics at the University of Los Andes in Bogota, Colombia and Chief of the Planning and Evaluation Department of Empresa de Energia de Bogota, Bogota’s leading energy company. Dr Cuervo holds an MA in Economics from the University of Los Andes, Bogota, and both an MA in Natural Resources and Agricultural Economics and a PhD in Economics from The University of Maryland.

Jose Valera

Jose Valera

Mayer Brown

José Valera is a partner in Mayer Brown’s Global Energy Group and a member of the Latin American practice in Houston. Mr Valera focuses his practice on domestic and international energy transactions and project development and has more than 25 years of legal experience representing electric energy companies throughout Latin America and other parts of the world. He advises companies on the development of power generation projects, operation and maintenance of power plants, fuel supply, financing and mergers and acquisitions. Mr Valera is ranked in Chambers Global and recognized in Chambers Latin America Energy 2015 and 2014 for his oil and gas work. He earned a law degree from Catholic University of Peru and from South Texas College of Law in Houston.  He has served as a board member of the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN)


FT Contributors (2)

Ed Crooks

Ed Crooks

US Industry and Energy Editor
Financial Times

Ed Crooks was appointed US industry and Energy Editor in August 2010. Prior to that, he was Energy editor at the FT, based in London. Mr Crooks joined the FT in 1999 as Economics Editor, and then went on to become UK News Editor. Previously, Mr Crooks was an Economics Correspondent for the BBC, reporting on both television and radio. He started at the BBC as a researcher and producer and worked across several news programmes. He has also been a reporter and Editor for the Investors Chronicle as well as an Economic Analyst for the Institute for Fiscal Studies. Mr Crooks graduated from Oxford University with a degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics. He regularly appears on national and international TV and radio.

Jude Webber

Jude Webber

Mexico and Central America Correspondent
Financial Times

Jude Webber is the Mexico and Central America correspondent for the Financial Times, covering the Central America region. She is based in Mexico City. Previously, Ms Webber spent six years as the FT’s Buenos Aires-based correspondent, covering Argentina, Chile, Uruguay and Paraguay. Prior to joining the FT, she worked for 15 years at Reuters news agency in a variety of foreign postings, including Peru Bureau Chief and as a reporter in Rome, Madrid, London and Dublin. Ms Webber has also written for the Economist, Miami Herald and the Independent. She studied Modern Languages at Oxford University and has been based in Latin America since 2000.

Agenda - 19th Apr

  • 8:00am
    Registration and reception
  • 9:00am
    Opening Remarks from the Chair

    Ed Crooks, US Industry and Energy Editor, Financial Times

  • 9:05am
    Panel: Mexico’s Energy Reform in a North American and Global Context
    • Will Mexico achieve its ambitions to become a major player within the North American and global energy markets?
    • With growing US energy self-sufficiency, will Mexico succeed in diversifying from the US and find ready markets for its crude at competitive prices in Asia? How will Mexican supply compete, for instance, with new supply from Iran, Africa and other markets? What could be the impact of slowing Asian demand on Mexico’s longer-term energy ambitions?
    • What has been the impact of falling oil price on investor appetite within emerging markets? What must Mexico do to secure investment for upcoming infrastructure developments?
    • How will major trends in global energy markets, to include the growing divestment from fossil fuels, and a potential global climate agreement post COP21 impact Mexico’s energy landscape and reform efforts? How could these trends impact the viability of planned and proposed energy infrastructure projects in Mexico?
    • What have been the results of reform to date, what are the major challenges, and what are the implicationsfor upcoming infrastructure needs?

    Christine Healy, Vice President, Exploration Mexico, Statoil

    Ivan Sandrea, CEOSierra Oil & Gas

    Duncan Wood, Director, Mexico Institute, Wilson Center

    Moderator: Ed Crooks, US Industry and Energy Editor, Financial Times

  • 10:00am
    Panel: Energy Laws Reviewed: Assessment of Mexico’s changing regulatory environment & its impact upon private sector participation in infrastructure development
    • Analysis of how Mexican energy laws compare internationally and the impact this will have upon investment
    • How will new infrastructure projects be structured under new energy laws?
    • How well will energy laws come together to make an infrastructure project feasible? 
    • Do investors feel comfortable with the risk-level of investing in Mexico? How can further investor confidence be generated? Where do the reform laws fall short?  Will concerns regarding corruption, governance and transparency undermine the potential achievements of energy reform?
    • PEMEX convenience clause – what problems could this potentially pose for project financing?

    Keynote: Dr César Emiliano Hernández Ochoa, Undersecretary of Electricity, Mexico 

    Eduardo Bohórquez, Director, Transparencia Mexicana

    Jose Valera, Partner, Mayer Brown

    Moderator: Jude Webber, Mexico and Central America Correspondent, Financial Times

  • 10:50am
    FT Keynote Interview

    José  Manuel Carrera Panizzo, Chief of New Business Ventures, Pemex

  • 11:10am
    Networking Coffee Break


  • 11:30am
    Panel: Mexico’s Mid-Stream Infrastructure: Plans & Opportunities
    • Mexico’s energy demand outlook: industrial, auto fuel, refining, petrochemicals, NGVs and he role for gas in Mexico’s energy mix
    • US – Mexico Energy Trade & Infrastructure Implications : US gas market predictions – volatility of Henry Hub and long-term viability of shale gas production; US-Mexican oil swap agreement – how can respective infrastructures complement one another; Increased liberalisation of US crude exports and impact upon potential refinery development 
    • Natural gas pipeline: will the new rules will be adequate to create a truly free market in gas, with Pemex and CFE competing with the private sector, and given current capacity levels in all Mexican pipes?
    • Are mid-stream prospects attractive for the private sector?
    • What role will PEMEX play within mid-stream?    

    Keynote: Juan Enrique Gonzalez, Chief of Transportation and Storage,  National Center for Natural Gas (CENAGAS)

    Greg Hopper, Vice President and Head of Americas Gas & Power Consulting, Wood Mackenzie

    José  Manuel Carrera Panizzo, Chief of New Business Ventures, Pemex 

    David Porter, Chairman, Texas Railroad Commission

    Moderator: Ed Crooks, US Industry and Energy Editor, Financial Times

  • 12:20pm
  • 1:35pm
    Keynote Address/Interview

    Juan Carlos Zepeda , President Commissioner, National Hydrocarbons Commission (CHN)

  • 2:00pm
    Dialogue: Direction and Development of Mexico’s Power Sector
    • What will Mexico’s new power market look like? What are the key projects earmarked for development? 
    • Detailing upcoming PPA contracts
    • How financeable are projects under the new legislation?
    • Developing a robust spot market – how will the system work?
    • Transmission & distribution opportunities
    • What will contracts and JVs with the CFE look like? 

    Jed Bailey, Managing Director, Energy Narrative

    David Fatzinger, VP, General Manager,Latin America, InterGen  

    Moderator: Jude Webber, Mexico and Central America Correspondent, Financial Times

  • 2:30pm
    The Future of Renewables & Clean Energy Development in Mexico
    • What role will renewables play in Mexico’s energy market, and what does clean energy look like in Mexico?
    • What incentives are in place and are these enough to invest in and develop renewable energy infrastructure?

    Benigno Villarreal, Director General, Vive Energiá 

    Moderator: Ed Crooks, US Industry and Energy Editor, Financial Times

  • 3:00pm
    Panel: Financing Vehicles for Energy Infrastructure Development
    • Exploration of what financing vehicles are available and their application within new Mexican regulatory environment
    • FIBRA E regulations and implications– how will this encourage energy infrastructure development?
    • What are the likely changes in financing costs with privatisation?
    • Financing longer-term infrastructure projects within the current market – how to achieve accurate projections for emerging projects?
    • Impact of lower oil prices upon infrastructure project possibilities and financing 

    Keynote: Narciso Campos, Assistant Secretary, Banking, Securities and Savings Unit, Mexican Ministry of Finance 

    Javier Cuervo, Lead Energy Specialist, Energy DivisionInter-American Development Bank (IDB)

    Ernesto Gonzalez, Managing Director, Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets

    Sam Sherman, Executive Director and Group Head Latin America Project Finance, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation


    Moderator: Jude Webber, Mexico and Central America Correspondent, Financial Times

  • 4:10pm
    Closing Remarks from the Chair

    Ed Crooks, US Industry and Energy Editor, Financial Times

  • 4:15pm
    Cocktail Reception

Why Attend?

  • Keep abreast Mexico’s changing regulatory environment and its impact of private sector participation in energy infrastructure development
  • Discover how increased US-Mexico energy trade is giving rise to significant new opportunities for midstream and other energy and infrastructure investments 
  • Decipher the direction of change and future of Mexico’s newly liberalised power sector
  • Gain insights into the future of renewables and clean energy development in Mexico
  • Learn first-hand how new FIBRA E regulations and alternative finance vehicles can be harnessed for energy infrastructure projects and investments in Mexico
  • Hear expert opinion on the likely impact of lower oil prices on energy infrastructure project and financing in Mexico and elsewhere 
  • Benefit from unique FT and international expert analysis on the role of Mexico in the North American and global energy markets

Who attends?

FT Live has a reputation for delivering very senior board level audiences to attend a wide range of world class thought-leadership events across the globe for nearly 40 years.

The FT Energy Infrastructure Forum will be attended by:

  • National and International Oil and Gas Companies
  • Oil and Gas Services and Suppliers
  • Pipeline Companies
  • Refinery Companies
  • Compression Companies
  • LNG Gasification and Regasification Companies
  • Storage & Terminal Operators
  • Power Grid Operators
  • Utilities 
  • Renewable Energy Companies
  • Energy and Infrastructure Financiers
  • Project Developers
  • Private Equity & Investment Banks
  • Infrastructure & Pension Funds
  • Energy and Commodity Traders
  • Credit Rating and Risk Consultancies
  • Energy Lawyers and Consultants
  • Government Decision Makers and Energy Regulators


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Sponsors (1)

Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (MIRA) is the world's leading infrastructure asset manager with growing portfolios in real estate, agriculture and energy. MIRA manages more than $101 billion of assets under management invested in more than 120 portfolio businesses, ~300 properties, ~ 3.6 million ha of farmland. MIRA is part of Macquarie Group, a leading financial services provider across a diverse range of sectors around the world. Founded in 1969, Macquarie Group is listed on the Australian Stock Exchange and has operations in 27 countries and has a total of $370 billion in assets under management.

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The Bi-Nationals Energy Committee’s mission is to facilitate the exchange of opportunities and interconnectivity among companies in the US and Mexico doing business within the energy sector. We are Contributing to a better understanding of the impact and opportunities brought by the opening of the energy sector in Mexico.

Facilitating connectivity through an interactive online platform to effectively assist in the identification of opportunities. Organization of events related to: Supply Chain, Logistics platform, best practices, legal and institutional relevant information: domestic content, bidding rounds, etc. Also, coordinating and organizing visits, trade missions with stakeholders in both directions.

The Houston West Chamber of Commerce, ranked in the Top 15 Houston-Area Chambers according to the Houston Business Journal's Annual Book of Lists, works to promote the growth of economic and community opportunities for its members. It organizes over 250 events and meetings a year covering a diverse range of industries and topics.

T&B Petroleum magazine is the undisputed, leading news and information source for Brazil’s bustling energy market. No other publication in or out of Brazil has the technological and business analysis to meet the demands of the energy sector.

T&B Petroleum magazine has become a natural forum for the great questions related to the sector. Whoever does not want to miss the next chapters of this story has nine good reasons to read T&B Petroleum: Dedication to our readers, Precise and detailed information, Focus on new technology, Follow-up on oil and gas industry business, Dedication to the industry players, Support for small and medium companies, Support for knowledge sharing and Belief in the sustainable development of the nation.

TN Petróleo magazine is the undisputed, leading news and information source for Brazil’s bustling energy market. No other publication in or out of Brazil has the technological and business analysis to meet the demands of the energy sector.

TN Petróleo magazine has become a natural forum for the great questions related to the sector. Whoever does not want to miss the next chapters of this story has nine good reasons to read TN Petróleo: Dedication to our readers, Precise and detailed information, Focus on new technology, Follow-up on oil and gas industry business, Dedication to the industry players, Support for small and medium companies, Support for knowledge sharing and Belief in the sustainable development of the nation.

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The Financial Times is one of the world’s leading business news organisations, recognised internationally for its authority, integrity and accuracy. The FT has a record paying readership of one million, three-quarters of which are digital subscriptions. It is part of Nikkei Inc., which provides a broad range of information, news and services for the global business community.

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