The European Renewable Energy Investors Council

April 27, 2017 - April 28, 2017 | St. Andrew's, Scotland

The agenda for this year’s European Renewable Energy Investors Council has been designed to generate substantive, interactive discussion among all participants.

A curated table plan will direct delegates and speakers to circular tables, allowing focused conversations after each presentation and panel.
These conversations will elaborate on the topics addressed on stage and enable all participants to express their views, contributing to the discussions that will shape the industry.

Adam Bruce, Global Head of Corporate Affairs will participate in the programme:

April 28th – Day 2 / Oxford style debate
The motion: This House believes that the current pace and cost of deployment of renewable energy is sufficient to enable us to meet our Paris Agreement obligations The debate will be preceded by a vote to determine the audience’s opinions on this current and divisive motion. Two teams (one for the motion, and one against) will then have the opportunity to argue their case and contest their opposition’s claims. After the audience has had a chance to ask it’s questions, each side will provide their closing remarks before a second vote when the winner of the debate will announced.

If you would like to make contact with Adam Bruce before the event, please email

Chile Energy & Infrastructure Finance Forum 2017

May 3, 2017 - May 3, 2017 | Santiago, Chile

One of the most attractive markets in Latin America, Chile holds enormous potential for investors in the infrastructure and energy space. With significant and growing demand for energy to support economic development and the need for infrastructure build-out in Santiago and across Chile’s regions, the pipeline for projects is promising. Both the current Government and future contenders in next year’s election are placing special focus on these sectors.

In May, the IJGlobal Chilean Infrastructure & Energy Finance Forum will provide a venue for high-level debate on the upcoming pipeline of projects and how they will be funded. Encouraging the development and investment in renewable and alternative energy solutions will be addressed, as well as discussing sophisticated solutions to financing infrastructure development, from roads to social infrastructure. Click here for the conference website.

Bart Doyle, General Manager for Mainstream Chile will participate on the panel:

11.30 Dissecting Chile’s ERNC boom

  • Lessons learned from the previous energy auction. What can be expected from the next auction?
  • How has the composition of the Chilean power market evolved following recent auctions and who are the new players in the market?
  • Perspectives on awarded PPPs and project bankability
  • A look at M&A activity in the Chilean renewables sector
  • Is there a future for merchant and partially merchant solar in Chile?

If you would like to meet with Bart during the conference, please email:

Ai CEO Infrastructure Project Developers’ Summit

May 3, 2017 - May 3, 2017 | Durban, South Africa

The Africa investor (Ai) CEO Infrastructure Project Developers Summit, held in association with Africa50, is an annual CEO gathering of Africa’s top project developers, co-developers, infrastructure investors, PPP project preparation facilities, PPP Units and infrastructure policy makers to promote the industry, forge partnerships and advance critical projects.

16:00-16:50 CEO Dialogue: Project Development as the Key Driver for Infrastructure Investment

Moody’s research confirms that Africa has the lowest project finance default rate of all regions around the world, so why do perceived project development risks still slow Africa’s infrastructure development? CEOs in this session will discuss the benefits of project development being recognized as a formal project stage with its own risk and reward matrix. Panelists will highlight innovative structures to convert project development risk into financial risk, so that project development and project developers can attract investment from venture capital and institutional investors.

Keynote Chair: Hubert Danso, CEO, Africa investor

  • Eddie O’Connor, CEO, Mainstream Renewable Power
  • Eugene Zuchenko, CEO, Long Term Infrastructure Investors Association
  • Nicholas Firzli, President, World Pensions Council
  • Bruno Bensasson, CEO Africa, ENGIE SA
  • Thierry Deau, CEO, Meridiam


May 8, 2017 - May 12, 2017 | Mexico City, Mexico

Mexico’s largest clean energy marketplace is set to return in 2017, with MIREC WEEK taking place from 8-12 May in Mexico City. After two successful rounds of electricity auctions, a commercial and industrial (C&I) market rapidly moving towards clean energy certificates (CELs) and a potentially exciting residential sector, Mexico’s clean energy future looks brighter than ever.

MIREC WEEK 2017 will feature new potential customers from C&I energy users, international investors and global pension funds.We are also introducing two entirely new streams on grid and storage and investment, as well as a host of new features, including ahuge cocktail party, a new mobile partnering app and the first ever Clean Energy Innovation Challenge.

Our CEO for Mexico, Peter Eschenbach will be speaking at the event on Wednesday 10 May @12.15hrs:

Mexico’s Wind Industry: The Latest Energy Auctions – Financing Projects and a Pipeline of 10GW to 2020

  • Determining the financial aspects of the energy auctions, including tariffs and pricing
  • Reviewing Mexico’s wind project pipeline over the next decade
  • Reconciling the length of debt repayments with length of contracts and payment terms
  • Identifying the procedures and requirements for project financing in Mexico’s wind power sector
  • Establishing PPAs, determining bankability and critical guidelines for project due diligence

To meet with Peter at MIREC WEEK, email:

Vietnam Renewable Energy Summit 2017

May 9, 2017 - May 10, 2017 | Hanoi, Vietnam

Vietnam Renewable Energy Summit 2017 is the  platform to understand key development trends of renewable energy and other sources of clean energy in Vietnam.  The inaugural Vietnam Renewable Energy Summit presents key investment and development opportunities in Vietnam’s emerging renewable and other clean energy sectors. The event is dedicated to provide a premium dealmaking and networking platform for governments, offtakers, sponsors, financiers and other key stakeholders keen to participate in Vietnam’s clean energy sector. .

Mainstream’s colleagues, Chris Dorman – Development Manager and Bui Vinh Thang – Development Executive will attend the event in Hanoi.

Chris Dorman will also participate on 10 May – Panel Discussion: ‘The Role of Renewable Energy in Vietnam’s Energy Mix – Solar, Wind, Hydro, and Other Sources of Renewable Energy.

Visit the Summit website here.

All-Energy Scotland

May 10, 2017 - May 11, 2017 | Glasgow, Scotland

All-Energy, the UK’s largest renewable energy event, is taking place on 10th & 11th May 2017 in Glasgow. Since its launch in 2001, All-Energy has provided the industry suppliers, experts and thought-leaders from the renewable energy supply chain the opportunity to connect with new customers, increase their sales opportunities and expand business networks in this fast-changing marketplace.

The free-to-attend annual conference and exhibition brings together the UK’s largest group of buyers from the bioenergy, solar, offshore and onshore wind, hydropower and wave & tidal sectors, as well as those involved in energy storage, heat, low carbon transport and sustainable cities solutions.

David Sweenie, Offshore Manager – Scotland at Mainstream Renewable Power will participate in the Offshore Wind 2 session focused on supply chain.  The session is Wednesday the 10th of May from 14:00-15:30.  He will also participate in our ‘Meet the Buyer’ Share Fare earlier that day.

Further information on the event is here.

FT Energy Transition Strategies Summit 

May 24, 2017 - May 24, 2017 | London, UK

-Rethinking Energy for an Era of Disruption

James McGinnis, Chief Executive Officer for Mainstream Renewable Capital – the financing and investment arm of Mainstream has agreed to participate as a guest speaker at the forthcoming FT Energy Transition Strategies Summit taking place at InterContinental London Park Lane on 24 May, 2017.

He will join the session of the Summit entitled Investors Panel:  Can you make money in renewables? which has been scheduled from approximately 3:15pm.   View the conference website here.


Africa Energy Forum Denmark

June 7, 2017 - June 9, 2017 | Copenhagen, Denmark

In 2017, Copenhagen will host the 19th annual Africa Energy Forum (AEF). The AEF is the global investment meeting for Africa’s power, energy, infrastructure and industrial sectors bringing together 75% of Africa’s energy ministries, utilities and regulators to meet and do business with power investors from around the world.

Mainstream have confirmed their sponsorship of this key event.

Adam Treki, Commercial Manager, will participate on the Panel Discussion ‘Country Focus: South Africa’ on Wednesday, 07 June.  Schedule to meet our colleauges before the event by emailing

TXF Venice 2017 – The Global Borrowers’ Summit

June 7, 2017 - June 9, 2017 | Venice, Italy

In 2016, TXF Rome played host to over 700 guests and 130 speakers from more than 300 companies and 50 countries around the world.

Now on the 7-9 June 2017, TXF are rolling out the red carpet for TXF Venice 2017. Over 1,000 of the leading financiers will attend the TXF Media export, agency and project finance event.

Mainstream’s Adrian Swift who leads Mainstream’s DFI and export credit financing activities with a specific focus on African projects is will speak at the event:

Africa: Competition for Well-Structured Projects Heats up 
African governments are making efforts to attract private capital to energy and infrastructure projects, but sovereign financings still present temptations.

  • Tweaking and improving the African IPP template: What do recent deals in Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Nigeria and Ghana show?
  • To what extent can Morocco’s and South Africa’s successes influence their neighbours?
  • Opportunities for oil and gas export projects in Western, and now increasingly Eastern Africa?
  • Are we working towards a usable and replicable template for transport finance in Africa?
  • As Asian ECAs stake out their ground in the region, and DFIs continue to be instrumental in funding projects, where do commercial banks and European investors fit in?
  • What will the continued impact on China be going forward?

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