The American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) , with whom Ethical Markets is a media partner, and Euromoney Energy Events are hosting the Renewable Energy Finance Forum-Latin America & Caribbean (REFF-LAC), Feb. 22-23, 2011.
REFF-LAC builds on the successful REFF-Wall Street, a leading renewable energy financing event on the US (held annually each June, attracting over 700 leading players), and REFF-West, the West Coast’s largest gathering of renewable energy financiers (held annually each September, with over 400 transaction professionals in attendance). Attendees at these events include CEOs and other senior company officials, lenders, investors, investment bankers, private equity investors, venture capitalists and other top transactional professionals in renewable energy finance. REFF-LAC is collaborating with the Latin American and Caribbean Council on Renewable Energy (LAC-CORE) to bring this expertise to such a burgeoning market.
REFF-LAC will draw an audience, comprising of over 200 senior decision makers, financiers and professionals in the renewable energy finance field. Co-chairs and speakers include such notables as Camila Ramos, Head of Research for Latin America, Bloomberg New Energy Finance, and Marcelo Tokman, ex-Energy Minister of Chile and CEO of Vestas Latin America.
The event will address the rapidly changing state of renewable energy finance, and insights about the path ahead, with a specific focus on the Central, Latin American and Caribbean markets and how they are interacting with the broader global markets. In the face of tremendous long-term growth potential and new political support, the renewable energy markets are today suffering from the credit crisis, withdrawal of major lenders, loss of tax equity capacity, economic recession, and new legislative initiatives.
REFF -LAC focuses on the financing of renewable energy projects, providing working examples of the investments in green technologies which Ethical Markets Media is tracking with the Green Transition Scoreboard®, expected to report over $2 trillion in private investments in the Green Transition worldwide since 2007.