28 September 2018, 12:00 -
Business Opportunities in LatAm
Moderator: Fernando de Carcer, Partner - CMS Carey & Allende
Latin America presents a highly diverse investment landscape. Creating an attractive environment for investors in infrastructure is no easy task. Politics and policy can make or break private participation and the flow of investment. As traditional infrastructure assets classes become more competitive, investors are increasingly looking to alternatives. The South American countries are focusing much of their attention on energy and transportation and there are huge opportunities across the whole region, but some will require more appetite for risk than others. Private capital will be an important component in meeting this goal.
The topics to be covered will be, for each of the countries represented in the panel: Update of regional investment environment, flagship infrastructure/PPP programs and local trends.
Chile is the most attractive infrastructure market in Latin America and the eleventh globally, benefiting from a highly favorable tax environment, strong governance and stability. Chile is also a renewables haven, with effective policies and well-designed auctions that have successfully attracted international developers in recent years. The country is also one of the global pioneers of corporate PPAs, long-term fixed-price agreements between corporate entities and renewable energy generators.
Peru has been among the region’s fastest growing economies over the past decade, and is one of Latin America’s most developed infrastructure markets. There is a large infrastructure gap, especially within the energy, transport and telecommunications sectors.
Colombia boasts one of the most ambitious PPP programmers in the world, the flagship Fourth Generation (4G) roads initiative.
Brazil is currently experiencing a timid economic recovery the country has embarked on a major privatization program, attracting global market players.
Argentina's investment options for public works and infrastructure are ample and varied. Requiring an urgent boom in infrastructure, multilateral credit institutions have already guaranteed their support and announced more than USD 6.0 billion in investment financing.
Julio José Polanco Pérez
Oficina Comercial del Perú en Chile
Jorge Hernán Gutiérrez Ramírez
Asia Senior Business Development Manager
Agencia Argentina de Inversiones y Comercio Internacional
Renata Rossini Fasano
Jefa del Sector de Comercio, Turismo e Inversiones (SECOM)
Embajada de Brasil en Santiago