Policy & Projects

Upcoming Project Opportunities in Latin America

Wednesday 5th May, 9am-11am CDT

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After a challenging year for Latin America due to the widespread impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, municipal and industrial markets are opening up with significant opportunities in 2021 and beyond. This interactive virtual meeting will bring together key stakeholders from across the Latin American region, with high-level speakers from Mexico, Peru, Chile, Colombia and Argentina, to provide insights into some of the most significant water and wastewater investment initiatives in the region. 

From PPP for desalination in Mexico and Chile and wastewater in Peru, to large EPC contracts funded by DFIs as part of the province of Buenos Aires five-year Infrastructure Plan, this meeting will shed light on emerging business opportunities and provides an excellent collaborative network of business contacts through the dynamic roundtables format. 

Join our expert speakers to hear the answers to these questions and more: 

  • What opportunities will be offered through Mexico’s and Peru’s PPP project pipeline in 2021 and beyond? 
  • How does the increase in copper prices translate in water and wastewater spending? 
  • Which Chilean mining projects are planning desalination plants and what are the latest trends in project procurement? 
  • What are the investment priorities of the main DFIs financing water and wastewater projects in the region? 

Agenda (Times in CDT)

  • 9:00 – 9:10 Platform Familiarization and Introduction
  • 9:10 – 9:30 Round 1
  • 9:35 – 9:55 Round 2
  • 10:00 – 10:20 Round 3
  • 10:25 – 10:45 Round 4
  • 10:45 – 11:00 Open Networking

Meeting Format

Expert speakers lead tables of 6-8 in tightly focused discussions on what is new and trending in the international water industry. 

  1. Choose a topic and join the table
  2. Meet the host and table guests
  3. Participate in an intimate, face-to-face exchange of ideas
  4. After four table rotations, you’ll leave the session with a new set of contacts, a meeting set up for later that day and a step towards your next deal.

Highlight Videos – Country Outlook

Roundtable Topics

Sustainable infrastructure innovations and circular water economy in LATAM
Frank Rogalla, Innovation and Technology Director, Aqualia


What is the desal outlook for Mining in Chile?
Jorge Cantallops, Director de estudios y políticas de Cochilco

ProInversion’s PPP pipeline in Peru
Ernesto Zaldivar Abanto, Director de Proyectos de Saneamiento, ProInversion

How will Banobras fund the next phase of water projects in Mexico?
Carlos Puente, Director of Water, Energy and Environmental Projects, FONADIN / BANOBRAS 

What is the World Bank’s strategy in Latin America?
Midori Makino, WSS Lead Specialist for LAC, The World Bank

What are Sedapal’s investment priorities? Francisco Dumler, Presidente de Directorio, Sedapal

AySA’s Investment Priorities
Gonzalo Meschengieser, International Relations Manager & Christian Taylor, Director of Technical Planning, Agua y Saneamientos Argentinos (AySA)

Desal Opportunities in Peru’s Mining Industry
José N. De Piérola C., Gerente de Recursos Hídricos, Southern Peru Copper Corp.

Prospects for Desal and Reuse in Chile’s Utility Sector
Fernando Velasquez, Gerente de Desarrollo, Econssa Chile

CAF’s top priorities in Latin America
Helena Castañeda, Water Specialist, CAF

How is Sedapar securing project funding?
Juan Carlos Cordova Lizarraga, Gerente General, Sedapar

Prospects for Brackish and Seawater Desalination in Latin America
Juan Miguel Pinto, Presidente, ALADYR

The World Bank’s water consulting initiative in Peru
Guillermo Mingolla, Senior Expert Water and Sanitation Companies, Argentina & Malva Baskovich Senior Water Supply & Sanitation Specialist, The World Bank

Peru’s National Water and Sanitation Plan 2021-2025
Max Carbajal, MVCS Sanitation Department Director, Ministry of Housing, Construction and Sanitation, Peru


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