1 Fifth Edition Expanding Sustainable Markets Buenos Aires, 9-10 September 2008 Learn from Leading Biofuels Experts, Including: Hector Huergo, President, Argentine Association for Biofuels and Hydrogen, Kevin McGeeney, Chief Executive Officer, Starsupply Renewables, Switzerland Senator João Tenório, President, Senate Biofuels Committee, Britta Thomsen, Danish MEP and Member of Committee on Industry, Research and Energy, European Parliament, EU Roberto Vellutini, Infrastructure and Environment Sector Manager, Inter-American Development Bank, Sergio Thompson-Flores, Chief Executive Officer, InfinityBio, and Chair of Investment/Infrastructure Committee, Interamerican Ethanol Commission, Plus Insight and Analysis from: Frederique Abreu, Agroenergy Coordinator, Ministry of Agriculture, Olivia Adams, Head of Biodiesel, ED&F Man, Pablo Adreani, Director, Agripac, Miguel Almada, Head of National Biofuels Programme, Secretariat of Agriculture, Christian Grutte, Managing Partner, Leonardo Venablers, Spain Freddy Langesfeld, Director, GEA Biodiesel, Claudio Molina, Executive Director, Argentine Association for Biofuels and Hydrogen, Jorge Riccombeni, Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affair, Julio Rodriguez, Head of Biofuels Department, Vice Ministry of Mines and Energy, Paraguay Rodolfo Rossi, President, ACSOJA, Juan Carlos Villalonga, Political Director, Greenpeace, Vanda Nunes, Business Development Manager, SGS, Gastón Fernández Palma, President, AAPRESID, Manlio Coviello, Economic Affairs Officer, ECLAC, Chile Pre-conference workshops: SUSTAINABILITY AND CERTIFICATION & JATROPHA Learn from 30+ leading biofuels professionals from across the region and the globe Network and share knowledge with regional and global key players throughout the value chain of this vibrant industry Discuss strategies to guarantee sustainability whilst increasing Very well organized, the region s share in the global market good speakers and Discover the opportunities and challenges of investing participants in the regions biofuels industry US STATE DEPARTMENT Hear best practice examples of biofuel projects from across the region Gain insight into future developments including sustainability certification and new technologies The conference will be simultaneously translated into English and Spanish La conferencia se desarrollará en inglés y español con traducción simultánea PLUS Receive a FREE copy of the Environmental Finance Handbook 2008/09 from Euromoney worth 115 Gold Sponsor: Supporting Sponsor: Event Partner: Part Of: Organised By:
2 Endorsed By: The fifth edition of Biofuels Markets Americas, and the second annual event in, will provide an excellent platform for the global industry to learn of the region s opportunities in biofuels, address the key issues and do business. Latin America is a market leader, with 40% of the global production of ethanol and a biodiesel market that is expanding rapidly to satisfy the increasing global demand. For biofuel production, Latin America has the advantages of good soil, suitable climate, available land, and low labour costs. Countries are at different stages in the development of their industries:, with an efficient agribusiness sector, is emerging as a important player in the global market;, which has pioneered the ethanol industry, is the world s second largest producer with low production costs and biodiesel is also now a growing industry; much of the rest of Latin America including Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay have adopted biofuels programmes or are planning to do so. Sustainability is the key issue and the event will look at the challenges of the introduction of certification, use of current feedstocks, addressing the food vs. fuel debate, the potential of alternative feedstocks and new technology options. Over 220 executives from 17 countries across Latin America, the US and Europe met at the first Biodiesel Congress in Buenos Aires in October Officially supported by the Argentine Biofuels and Hydrogen Association and the Argentinean Secretariat for Agriculture, the inaugural event featured high-level debate, discussion and analysis from a selection of leading players in government, industry and key associations involved in the region s growing biodiesel market. Due to popular request, the event has been expanded to include Biofuels, Biomass and BioPower Generation. Gain an in depth understanding of the Latin American biofuels market: What is the current situation? What are the critical issues for the region? What stage are biofuels policies at in the region & what needs to be done? Why invest in the Latin American biofuels industry? What are the public and private finance options? How to develop a sustainable industry How will sustainability certification be implemented? What is the reality of the food vs. fuel debate? What are the current and future feedstocks in the region? How to develop secure sustainable supplies of feedstock How do the leading producers in the region view the value chain? How to satisfy demand from domestic and export markets? What will the impact of innovation be on the Latin American business? What are the scenarios for the future? Plus benefit from: First class networking opportunities with industry peers An interactive agenda with plenty of discussion sessions Case studies from across the region and beyond Now in its 4th year, the Biofuels Markets World Series is an annual calendar of events which provide an excellent platform to do business with biofuels industry leaders in rapidly expanding markets, keeping you on the road to greater profitability. Over 5000 high calibre delegates have attended the series to date. Here s who you ll meet at Biofuels Markets Americas Biofuels Producers Banks/Investors Equipment & Technology Solutions Feedstock Producers Commodity Traders & Brokers Oil/Petroleum/Refining Project Developers/Consultants/ Consulting Engineers Governmental Chemical & Agricultural Suppliers Press Universities/Research/Non Profits Associations Automotive & Transport Other Corporates Amongst the attendees present in previous editions of Biofuels Markets Americas were representatives from: ABPPM Aceitera General Deheza Alfalaval Argentine Secretariat of Agriculture Argentine Secretariat of Energy BASF Bio Oils Energy Bio-Pure Diesel BNDES BDI-Biodiesel International Biopetrol Industries Brasil Ecodiesel Braskem ian Ministry of Agriculture Bunge Canadian Renewable Fuels Association Cargill Daimler Chrysler Dedini Degussa Desmet Ballestra ECLAC Ecopetrol ED&F Man Ernst & Young Ethylchem Electrabel Ford GE Energy GEA Westfalia Glencore IDB IFC Imperium Renewables INTA Kolmar La Fabril Louis Dreyfus Maizar Masefield International Mitsubishi Molinos Rio de la Plata McKinsey Merloni Progetti Mexican Ministry of Energy Monsanto Noble Novozymes OAS Patagonia Bioenergia Petropar Petrotesting Poet PRAJ Industries Recope Renewable Energy Group Repsol YPF Scania Sindacucar SGS Siemens Solazyme Syngenta Techint Tecna Toyota Unilever UNFCCC UNICA UNITEC Bio US State Department USDA Vicentin Volkswagen West LB World Energy Very good audience and interesting discussions MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE, BRAZIL, AT PREVIOUS BIOFUELS MARKETS EVENT
3 Day One: 9 September Registration and Refreshments Chairman s Introduction and Opening Session Hector Huergo, President, Opening Speech from High level representatives of the Government of * Global BioEnergy What is the state of the Global Industry? Where is it heading and what are the limits to growth? What are the future challenges in the Americas? How can BioEnergy contribute to mitigating climate change? What is the role of BioEnergy in the energy matrix? How will certification be implemented? Vanda Nunes, Business Development Manager, Manlio Coviello, Economic Affairs Officer, Panel Debate: Faith Corneille, Energy and Agriculture Officer, * Juan Carlos Villalonga, Political Director, Networking Refreshment Break Ensuring Feedstock Supply Chile Opening Keynote Speakers: Senator Roberto Urquía, CEO, * Senator João Tenório, President, Britta Thomsen, Danish MEP and Member of Committee on Industry, Research and Energy, EU Kevin McGeeney, Chief Executive Officer, Switzerland Networking Refreshment Break Financing and Investing Why investing in Bioenegy in this region makes sense? What are the key risks in financing Bioenergy projects? What are the public and private finance options? Can private capital drive a Bioenergy boom? What is the potential for CDM Bioenergy projects? Which financial products need to be further developed? Ricardo Rozemberg, Head of Strategy, Sergio Thompson-Flores, Chief Executive Officer, and Chair of Investment/Infrastructure Committee, Gustavo Vergagni, Director, Networking Lunch Break Sustainability and Certification What are the key sustainability issues? How to develop a sustainable industry? Current Feedstocks What are the market developments? How to increase yields? How to address concerns regarding sustainability? How to develop secure sustainable supplies of feedstock? Gastón Fernández Palma, President, Rodolfo Rossi, President, Panel on Mapping of Biomass Supplies: Miguel Almada, Head of National Biofuels Programme, Frederique Abreu, Agroenergy Coordinator, (Zoning of ian Sugar Cane), New Feedstocks What are the developments in Energy Crops? What are the feasible alternative feedstocks in South America? Jatropha? Algae? Biomass? Case Studies: Mike Lu, President, Developing Pellet Markets: Christian Grutte, Managing Partner, Spain Attend and µ understand the tremendous growth opportunities and make key high level contacts Close of Day One & Networking Cocktail Reception Thank you so much for the excellent seminar than at similar events BIOEN The caliber of delegate appeared higher BIOXCHANGE
4 Day Two: 10 September Welcome Coffee Biofuels Regulation and Standards What is the state of the regulatory framework across the region? How does policy range from country to country? What are the main barriers for market growth? How are these being or could they be addressed? What developments are there for the integration of policies? What are the effects of regulation beyond Latin America? What is the state of progress on International Biofuels Standards? Senior Representative, Patricio Cavieres, President of the Agro-Energy Commission, Chile Julio Rodriguez, Head of Biofuels, Paraguay Other speakers to be announced Networking Refreshment Break Trading and Pricing What are the key challenges and opportunities in trading biofuels and byproducts? How to access and satisfy the export markets? What is the potential buyers perspective on connecting to downstream distributors? Jorge Riccombeni, Minister, Roland M Stein, Associate, Germany Freddy Langesfeld, Director, Olivia Adams, Head of Biodiesel, Jorge Acosta, Business Development Director, BioPower Generation What is the state of the Biomass Power Generation market in the region and beyond? What are the opportunities for growth and the future challenges? How is CDM contributing to the development of these markets? Mauricio Tolmasquim, President, Herwig Ragossnig, Bioenergy Expert, Belgium Fabian Gaioli, Project Manager, Networking Refreshment Break The Future of BioEnergy in the Americas U P C O M I N G E V E N T S What are the scenarios for the future BioEnergy markets? Where will the investment be focused? How will technology develop over the next 10 years? What will the impact be of innovation on the Latin American business? Camila Ramos, Head of Research for Latin America, Pablo Adreani, Director, Gonzalo Hierro, Marketing & Business Development Director, Closure of the conference Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania September 2008 * awaiting final confirmation Networking Lunch Break Biofuels Value Chain Amsterdam, Netherlands 6-7 October 2008 How do the leading players in the region view the value chain? What are the key challenges for growth? Roberto Vellutini, Infrastructure and Environment Sector Manager, Claudio Molina, Executive Director, Jose Guillermo Leon Florez, Vice President, Colombia* Other speakers to be announced Cape Town, South Africa November 2008 Network with high calibre industry leaders at Europe s premier biofuels event Brussels, Belgium March 2009 Where the world comes together to do business
5 Sustainability and Certification Workshop Jatropha Value Chain Pre Conference Workshops , 8 September 2008 This expert workshop will provide attendees with a full in depth overview of the steps required to ensure a full sustainability and certification that ensures sustainability, continuity and quality. Ensuring the sustainability of biofuels is likely to become compulsory for supplying biofuels in many markets and avoiding the fear that fuel security is being purchased at the expense of food security. Biofuels is an environmental product and is being entirely supported by political will and therefore it must ensure a true net environmental gain. This workshop is produced by leading certification experts SGS. SGS is engaged in a number of areas along various supply chains helping companies and trade bodies assess the sustainability of given products, particularly feed stocks. 1. Review of sustainability criteria from a net reduction of greenhouse gases to maintaining the local environment 2. Full supply chain considerations sustainability, continuity and quality 3. Review of certification standards technical issues 4. Certification process how will certification be implemented 5. Types of assessment and methodology 6. Auditing, monitoring and customising programmes This expert led workshop will examine the role of Jatropha as a biodiesel feedstock in Latin America. Attendees will gain real practical insights from key experts and one of the leading Jatropha programmes in the continent. The day will examine the plant agronomy, breeding and propagation techniques as well the possible routes to industrial scale plantation and production of sustainable jatropha biodiesel. Led by ian Jatropha Growers Association with Empraba Agroenergia, JetBio, Fundacao Espaco Eco and Curcas Diesel Brasil. 1. The ian Biodiesel Program 2. The Jatropha curcas L. Research Program in 3. The Plant 4. Planning a Jatropha Plantation 5. Industrial Process 6. Monitoring IT applied to Jatropha plantations 7. Social Eco Efficiency Tool Applied to Jatropha curcas 8. Case Study: Sao Luis Biodiesel Program Maranhao, Sponsorship & Exhibition Opportunities Now in its 5th edition year, Biofuels Markets Americas offers an integrated solution of brand positioning, business development and face-to-face networking opportunities with senior decision makers. Connecting you with the right people With a proven track record of top level decisions makers and CEOs, Biofuels Markets Americas provides the perfect environment for you to do business and connect with biofuel professionals from around the world under one roof. First class business opportunities Generate new high level business contacts Enhance your company's brand visibility globally Increase your market share and gain competitive advantage Reinforce existing partnerships Find new partners and business opportunities Cost effective packages to meet your business needs Our sponsorship and exhibition packages are designed to help you meet your business objectives. If you are looking to win prospective clients, strengthen existing relationships or enhance your company profile, we will help you do so in a cost effective manner. Contact Amit Shahani for further details Tel: Media Partners: World ils World's Oil Central Green Power Conferences consistently work in strategic partnership with industry leading organisations and trade publications. Our international and targeted marketing campaigns ensure excellent marketing exposure for our partners. If you would like to partner with us, please contact Green Power Conferences was established in 2003 by a team of professional, environmentally aware event experts and were the first to offer professionally organised events focusing on the sustainability sector. Over the last five years, we have welcomed over 6000 delegates from 76 countries and built a global database of 140,000+ contacts. Our expertise lies in producing high quality, interactive conferences that provide ample networking opportunities for delegates and partners alike. Green Power Conferences offsets the impacts of its commercial activities towards renewable energy projects.
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