official side events

28 May 2109

12h-14h - CEO Lunch (invitation only)

Transamérica Expo Center

The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) will hold an exclusive CEO Lunch on the occasion of the 10th edition of Brazil Windpower. In this event hosted by GWEC’s CEO Ben Backwell, we will discuss challenges and opportunities in the Brazilian market.

SETTING THE SCENE

GWEC has been working with ABEEOLICA to provide a bridge between industry and government to provide comprehensive data and insight on best practices in the global industry to open the country’s energy market to clean and cost-effective wind power.

Investment in Brazil’s wind power sector is set to rebound strongly in the coming years. After 2 GW installed in 2018, Brazil continues to lead in achieving ultra-competitive prices, with the second lowest tendered price globally being awarded in 2018, supported by some of the best capacity factors in the world.  The Free Market continues to grow, as corporations seek clean, competitive power for their operations, while wind’s importance in the system obliges the sector to look for synergies and integration opportunities with other clean power sources.

Meanwhile, there has been a massive influx of international investment and a wave of M&A activity, with a series of non-traditional actors such as large infrastructure funds becoming major players in the market. 

As growth is expected to continue with 20GW of capacity added in 2023, the wind sector will face new challenges in the coming years, as new technology and financial models impact the sector, and Brazil’s political situation continues to evolve.

C-Suite participants in the lunch will hear from several key note speakers and have a unique chance to network with their peers and key actors in the wind energy market.

Further information: deny.tenenblat@gwec.net

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29 May 2019

12h30-14h30  GWEC Latin America Committee Meeting (invitation only)

Leading experts from GWEC member companies and associations meet to discuss the state of play in the key Latin and South American markets as well as discuss priorities for the committee's work in the coming months. 

Further information: carolyn.gill@gwec.net