Programme

DAY ONE: Thursday 17 January

7:30 Registration and networking breakfast

8.30 Welcome from MGM International

PANEL I: Introduction to the Kyoto and flexibility mechanisms
          
9.00 Introduction to the Kyoto Protocol-based mechanisms
Maria Pia Iannariello, Chief Operating Officer, MGM International

9.30 Identifying projects: determining the relative benefits of different project types
Marco Monroy, President, MGM International

10.00 Emissions trading and the EU ETS
Imtiaz Ahmad, Vice President, Morgan Stanley

 

10.30 Networking break


PANEL II: Introduction to voluntary markets
          
10.50 The voluntary markets
Ricardo Bayon, Director, Ecosystem Marketplace

11.20 Current Issues in the voluntary markets
Olivia Hartridge, Vice President, Morgan Stanley

11.50 Monitoring and verifying emissions reductions
Trine Kopperud, Project Manager, Det Norske Veritas

 

12.20 Networking lunch

 

PANEL III: Carbon market issues – financing, legal and taxation
                     
13.30 Financing projects: a review of available financing options
 John Mackle, Chief Financial Officer, MGM International

14.00 Negotiating and structuring sales contracts
Chip Rainey, Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig

14.30 The current taxation environment
Juan Carlos Ferrucho, Managing Director, Alvarez & Marsal

 

15.00 Networking break

 

PANEL IV: Carbon market update and outlook
          
15.20 EU Emissions Trading Scheme
Richard Bamforth, Partner, Olswang

15.50 Kyoto market update
Yuzuru Nonaka, Director of Climate Change, JPower

16.20 Outlook for the carbon markets
Jason Patrick, Director, Greenhouse Gas Service, Evolution Markets

16.40 Post 2012
Corrado Clini, General Manager, Ministry of Environment, Italy

 

18.00 End of Day One followed by networking cocktail reception 

 

DAY TWO – Opportunities in carbon finance: Friday 18 January

7.30 Registration and networking breakfast

8:15 Opening remarks
HM Consul General Keith Allan

8.30 Welcome from the State of Florida

 

PANEL I: Climate change, carbon trading, and evolving emissions markets 101
           
9.00 Opening address

9.10 Panel members: Greg Casas, Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig Alex Rau, Principal, Climate Wedge Milo Sjardin, Head, North America, New Carbon Finance Edwin Aalders, Director, International Emissions Trading Association (IETA)

10.10 Q&A session

 

10.30 Networking break

 

PANEL II: Carbonomics – linking carbon finance and clean technology

10.50 Opening Address and Panel Chair
Rob Toker, Consul, Head of Trade and Investment, UK Trade and Investment

11.00 Panel members: John Paul Moscarella, EVP and Manager of the CleanTech Fund, Econergy International Maria Teresa Szauer, Environmental Director, Corporación Andina de Fomento (CAF) Chris Bennet, Vice President of Strategy and Policy, Florida Power and Light (FPL Group)

12.00 Q&A session

 

12.30 Networking lunch
Keynote address
Morgan Stanley

 

PANEL III: CDM PROJECTS IN LATIN AMERICA

14.00 Opening address and panel chair
Chandra Shekhar Sinha, Carbon Finance Coordinator, World Bank

14.10 Panel members Eric Klein, Senior Broker, TFS Energy Yuda Saydun, Executive Vice President, Fields Operations, AgCert Christiana Figueres, LAC Representative, Executive Board of the Clean Development Mechanism Marco Monroy, President, MGM International

15.10 Q&A session

 

15.30 Networking break

 

PANEL IV: Carbon taxes vs cap-and-trade

15.50 Opening address and panel chair
Christopher Chapel, Director of Governmental Affairs, Florida Power and Light (FPL Group)

16.00 Panel members Anthony Damiano, Manager of North American Power Research, Wood MacKenzie Joe Boren, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, AIG Environmental Rafael Marques, Senior Vice President, Chicago Climate Exchange Jon Anda, President, Environmental Markets Network, Environmental Defense

17.00 Q&A session

 

17.30 Close of conference