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Event 5/1: Renewable Energy and Smart Grid Suppliers Forum: Emerging Market Opportunities for U.S. Firms

Tuesday, May 1, 2018 – Friday, May 4, 2018

Abt Associates staff will participate in the Renewable Energy and Smart Grid Suppliers Forum, organized by the USAID-funded Climate Economic Analysis, Development, Investment, and Resilience (CEADIR) Activity implemented by Crown Agents-USA and Abt Associates. The event is aimed at helping U.S. companies interested in selling products and services for utility-scale applications in developing countries.  

Abt staff will participate in the following:

Welcome and Opening Remarks - 8:30 a.m.
Forum moderator: Mikell O’Mealy, Abt Associates/CEADIR

Lunch Session: Gender Considerations in Emerging Markets - 1:30 p.m.
Participants are invited to join a brown bag lunch session on gender considerations in the energy sector. A lead discussant will provide an overview and case studies on how companies, financial institutions, and donors are addressing gender and inclusion in the energy sector in developing country markets, as well as facilitate sharing of additional perspectives and experiences with participants.
Lead discussant: Nadia Scharen-Guivel, Principal Energy and Infrastructure Finance Specialist, Abt Associate

Opportunities for Financial and Technical Services - 2:00 p.m.
Technical and Financial Services for Reverse Auctions and Large-Scale Renewable Energy Development
Nadia Scharen-Guivel, Principal Energy and Infrastructure Finance Specialist, Abt Associates/CEADIR

Technology-Specific Market Discussions - 3:00 p.m.
Smart Grid and Energy Storage Equipment, Technologies and Services
Moderator: Santiago Enriquez, CEADIR/Abt Associates

Regional Market Discussions - 4:00 p.m.
The forum moderator will provide instructions for participants to join breakout groups on specific regions and major country markets. In each group, lead discussants will share experiences accessing and expanding business in emerging markets, discuss lessons learned, and offer guidance on working with partners and potential sources of financing and investment. Active dialogue with group participants will address key questions and facilitate further sharing of perspectives and insights.
Moderator: Mikell O'Mealy, CEADIR/Abt Associates
Latin America
Moderator: Santiago Enriquez, CEADIR/Abt Associates

When: May 1, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; prior to the Emerging Markets Day and Industry Growth Forum organized by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Where: Denver, CO

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