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November 2024 SOLAR AND STORAGE FINANCE USA, NYC, US (To be confirmed)

Panel Topic: TBD

July 2024 Energy Storage Summit Asia, Singapore (Confirmed)

Panel Topic: TBD

March 2024 Energy Storage Summit USA, Austin, Texas, US

Moderate Panel: Equity & Credit in the Post-IRA Era

Panelists: Aaron Klein, Managing Director, Power & Renewables, Key Banc Capital Markets; Walter Cuculic, SVP of Renewable Energy at Sunwest Bank; Sergio Figueroa Sanz, Managing Director at CIT, a division of First Citizens Bank; Ed Rossier, Managing Director and Head of Climate Finance, Enhanced Capital

Other selected entities: Pattern Energy, EIP Storage, Sungrid, Jupiter Power, Invenergy, Fluence, Stem, Gore Street Capital, BloombergNEF, Ameren, Akin Gump, REV Renewables, PJM Interconnection, NYISO, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL)


Moderate Panel: Optimizing Profit Potential: Site Control, Origination and Location Opportunities

Selected entities: Department of Energy (DOE), New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC), Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), Arevon, Coalition for Community Solar Access (CCSA), Global Infrastructure Partners, Quinbrook Infrastructure Partners, Ares Management, EDPR, Blackrock, Blackstone, Morgan Stanley, New York ISO, PJM Connection, Cypress Creek Renewables, American Clean Power Association (ACP), REV Renewables, etc.

June 2023 Solar & Energy Storage – Future Germany, Munich, Germany 

Moderate Panel #1: ESG investment and Practice: Practice ESG concept and help enterprises achieve carbon neutrality goals and sustainable development.

Moderate Panel #2: Women Panel: Global Energy Crisis – Major Trends to Drive Utility-Scale, Mini-Grids and Merchants in Germany and Europe and Other Countries.

Selected companies: Microsoft, Engie, African GreenTec, Stadtwerke München GmbH, European Energy, Deloitte, ESG Alliance, etc.

May 2023 CIO (Chief Investment Officer) Forum, NYC, US (attending only)

April 2023 Tech Up for Women, NYC, US

Panel: How to Access Potential Investments

Selected companies attending this event: BlackRock, Honeywell, Norton Rose Fulbright, The Wall Street Journal, Riverstone Holdings, former New York Governor, Hydro Québec, Much Shelist, etc.

March 2023 Energy Storage Summit USA, Austin, Texas, US

Panel: What’s Next on the Horizon: The Rise of the Underdog (Storage Market)

March 2023 Hydro Philippines, Manila, the Philippines  

Presentation: Foreign financing possibilities

Selected organizations attending this Summit: Advantage Austria, Ambassador of Austria in the Philippines, Department of Energy Philippines, WWS Austria, Development Bank Philippines, Aboitiz

December 2022 SolarConnections Summit 2022 hosted by GameChange Solar, NYC, US

Panel: What are the Hottest Solar Markets Inside and Outside of the USA

Selected companies attending this Summit: JP Morgan, Kiewit Power Constructors, Koch Industries, LightsourceBP, 8Minute Energy, Actis, Citi, Duke Energy Sustainable Solutions, EDF Renewable, Origis Energy, Osaka Gas USA, TotalEnergies, HSBC, Santander, CPP…

November 2022 Horasis Asia Meeting, Kitakyshu, Japan

Chair the Panel: The Impossibility of Being Definitive About Climate Transition

Select delegates: Hiroshi Komiyama, President, Kitakyushu Asian Center for Low Carbon Society, Japan; Akihiro Nishimura, Minister of the Environment, Japan; Erik Berglof, Chief Economist, Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank, China; Naushad Forbes, Co-Chairman, Forbes Marshall, India; Richard David Hames, Chairman, Asian Foresight Institute, Thailand; Lavanya Wadgaonkar, Global VP, Communications, Nissan Motor Corporation, Japan; Kenji Kitahashi, Mayor of Kitakyushu, Japan; Hideki Okada, Executive Officer, Japan Overseas Infrastructure Investment Corporation for Transport & Urban Development, Japan.

January 2022 Khimit Forum, Virtual

Renewable Project Finance 101 by LXI and Financing Renewable Energy Projects by IFC 

November 2021 Horasis Asia Meeting, Virtual
Panel: Mergers and Acquisitions within Asian Trade Accords
Select delegates/partners: Erik Berglof, Chief Economist, Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank, China; Ashishkumar Chauhan, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, BSE, India; Binod K. Chaudhary, Chairman, Chaudhary Group, Nepal; Paul Scanlan, Chief Transformation Officer, Huawei, China; Murat Seitnepesov, Chairman, Caspian Week, Switzerland; Vinod Sekhar, Chairman and Group Chief Executive Officer, Petra Group, Malaysia; Zhi Peng, President, Tsinghua Asset Management Group, China; Sujata Koirala, Former Deputy Prime Minister, Nepal; Nguyen Minh Vu, Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs, Vietnam; Sansern Samalapa, Vice Minister of Commerce, Thailand; Ranil Wickremesinghe, Former Prime Minister, Sri Lanka

September 2021 Speaking: UK-Nepal Energy Transition and Countdown to COP26 hosted in London & Kathmandu (Link

June 2021 Horasis Global Meeting, Virtual
Panel: ESG in the Post COVID Era
Select delegates/partners: Hank McKinnell, Chairman, Moody’s, USA; Jacek Olczak, CEO, Philip Morris International, USA; Young Sohn, President, Samsung Electronics, Korea; Esko Aho, Former Prime Minister of Finland, Finland; Pedro Siza Vieira, Minister of Economy, Portugal; Tatiana Valovaya, Director-General, United Nations Office at Geneva, Switzerland; Ricardo Serrão Santos, Minister of the Sea, Portugal; Mats Hellström, Former Minister for Foreign Trade, Sweden; Rogerio Alexandre, President, Barclays Portugal, Portugal; Robert Scharfe, Honorary CEO, Luxembourg Stock Exchange, Luxembourg; HH Princess Märtha Louise of Norway, Norway.

March 2021 Horasis Extraordinary Meeting on the United States of America, Virtual
Panel: The Future Energy Needs of the US
Select delegates/partners: Sheryl Sandberg, Chief Operating Officer, Facebook, USA; Hank McKinnell, Chairman, Moody’s, USA; Jimmy Wales, Founder, Wikipedia, USA; Indra Nooyi, Member of the Board, Amazon, USA; Ibukun Awosika, Chair, First Bank of Nigeria, Nigeria; Chad O. Holliday, Chairman, Shell, The Netherlands; Zhi Peng, President, Tsinghua Asset Management Group, China; Swaha Pattanaik, Global Economics Editor, Reuters Breakingviews, United Kingdom; Murat Seitnepesov, Chairman, Caspian Week, Switzerland; Diego Mesa, Minister of Mines and Energy, Colombia
Event media links: https://youtu.be/MrILj1t0uJY

October 2020 Horasis Global Meeting in conjunction with United Nation General Assembly, Virtual
Panel: China and its New Economy, Following the Outbreak of Covid-19
Select delegates/partners: Rogerio Alexandre, President, Barclays Portugal, Portugal; Vikram Khanna, Associate Editor, The Straits Times, Singapore; Hage G. Geingob, President of Namibia, Namibia; Iliana Iotova, Vice President of Bulgaria, Bulgaria; Armen Sarkissian, President of Armenia, Armenia; HH Princess Märtha Louise of Norway, Norway; Paul Tang, Member of the European Parliament, European Union; Murat Seitnepesov, Chairman, Caspian Week, Switzerland; Robert Scharfe, CEO, Luxembourg Stock Exchange, Luxembourg; Hank McKinnell, Chairman, Moody’s, USA; Stephen Brenninkmeijer, Chairman, European Climate Foundation, UK; Robert Dussey, Minister of Foreign Affairs & Cooperation, Togo; Yves Leterme, Former Prime Minister of Belgium, Belgium; Esko Aho, Former Prime Minister of Finland, Finland.
Event media links: https://youtu.be/CRbHpJQKaZA

November 2019 Horasis Asia Meeting, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam 
Panel: Re-inventing Capitalism, Asian Style
Sponsors/delegates: Thet Khine Member of Parliament, Myanmar; Don Lam, CEO of VinaCapital, Vietnam; Hiroshi Komiyama, Chairman, Mitsubishi Research Institute, Japan; Johan Nyvene, CEO, Ho Chi Minh City Securities Corporation, Vietnam; Prinn Panitchpakdi, Deputy Leader, Democrat Party, Thailand; Vivian Secakusuma, Vice Chairman, Association of Indonesia Investment Advisors, Indonesia; Asia News Network (ANN); Eastern International University (EIU); IE Business School; The Straits Times; Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO); Tommy Leong, President, East Asia & Japan, Schneider Electric, Singapore; Trinh Dinh Dung, Deputy Prime Minister, Vietnam.

October 2019 Horasis China Meeting, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Panel: China’s Growing Outbound Investment
Hosts: China Federation of Industrial Economics, US Chamber of Commerce, IE Business School, US-China Business Council
Select delegate/attendees: Zhi Peng, Secretary-General, Tsinghua Asset Management Group, China; Ellen de Brabander, SVP, Pepsico, USA; Wang Congxiao, Vice Chairman, China Triumph International Engineering Co., China; Craig Allen, President, US-China Business Council, USA; Adi Ignatius, Editor-in-Chief, Harvard Business Review, USA; Stiphan Beher, Former Advisor to President of Kyrgyzstan, Kyrgyzstan; Xiong Meng, Executive Vice Chairman, China Federation of Industrial Economics, China.

July 2019 US-China Trade and Economic Relationships: What Now? What Next? Hong Kong (Link)
Panel: Texas and China
Hosts/chairs: China-United States Exchange Foundation (CUSEF) and the China Center for International Economic Exchanges (CCIEE).
Select delegation/attendants: Zeng Pei-yan, Chairman of CCIEE and former Vice Premier of PRC; Tung Chee-Hwa, Chairman of CUSEF and former Chief Executive of Hong Kong SAR; Yasuo Fukuda, former Prime Minister of Japan; Goh Chok Tong, Emeritus Senior Minister of Singapore; Jean Chretien, former Prime Minister of Canada; Zhu Guang-Yao, former Vice Minister of PRC Ministry of Finance; Zhou Wenzhong, former Chinese Ambassador to the US; Hank Greenberg, Chairman of CV Starr & Co.; and, many top business leaders and renowned scholars.



January 2023 Interviewed by Voyage Houston (Link)  

November 2022 Interviewed by The Green Tea, an ESG blogging site: A Global Perspective on Green Financing: discussing green financing and regional differences (Link

September 2021 Interviewed by Eurowings, A German airline in-flight magazine.
Topic: A non-EU citizen in Portugal

April 2021 Interviewed in October 2020 by Michele Wucher, author, and author of Grey Rhino – the #1 English-language bestseller in China. 
Contributor to the book: You Are What You Risk: The New Art and Science of Navigating an Uncertain World.  Topic: Risk Perceptions and Attitudes in International Mergers & Acquisitions.



Project Finance: Is EPC still valid in Today’s Evolving Market? Accepted for presentation at Hydro2020, Strasbourg, France, October 2020.

Hydropower risk mitigation during development stage: EPC’s missing piece, Presented at Hydro2019, Porto, Portugal, October 2019.

Greenfield Development – Brownfield Acquisition: Unmasking of hidden risks and value, Presented at Hydro2018, Gdansk, Poland, October 2018

Putting sound risk management into practice: a case study, Presented at Hydro2017, Seville, Spain, October 2017

International Consulting: A Real Time Cultural Experience, Keynote Speaker, 2017 ASCE Upstate NY Regional Conference, April 2017.

Forensics Engineering: Force Majeure caused by a Tropical Depression in Costa Rica – A Case Study. Class of hydrology and hydraulics taught to engineers to serve as Professional Development Hours (PDH) through the American Society of Engineers (ASCE), November 2016.

Risk Mitigation approach to Project Preparation: Lightning never strikes twice, Presented at Hydro2016, Montreux, Switzerland, October 2016.

Extreme Events Risk: Exploring Paleohydrology as a Mitigation Tool, Presented at Hydro2015, Bordeaux, France, October 2015

“Risk Management Tools: The Identification, Quantification, Mitigation and Allocation of Project Risks” presented at Hydro2014, Lake Como, Italy, October 2014

“Limited Recourse Financing – EPC Contracting: Investigations Programs and Risk Management?” presented at Hydro2013, Innsbruck, Austria, October 2013

“Joint Implementation as a Strategy for Financing Projects” presented at Conference on Innovative Approaches to Financing Environmentally Sustainable Energy Development, November 28-29, 2001, Bucharest, Romania

“Analyzing, Evaluating and Selecting Appropriate Projects” presented at The Breckenridge Conference at Cheyenne Mountain, October 18 to 20, 2001

“Project Finance” presented at Workshop on Project Finance for Energy Projects, April 4-5, 2001, Bucharest, Romania

“Opportunities for Development in the Romanian Energy Sector” presented at Euromoney 2001Vienna, Austria January 16, 2001

“The Role of Technology” presented at Conference on Sustainable Energy Development, November 8-9, 2000, Bucharest, Romania

“Technical and Commercial Issues in Greenfield Hydroelectric Development” presented at Hydro 2000 conference in Bern, Switzerland, October 2, 2000

“Model de dezvoltare a Proiectelor Hidroelectrice in Romania” presented at FOREN 2000, Neptune, Romania, September 12, 2000

“Competitive Options in EPC Contracting – Do They Exist?” presented at Hydrovision 2000

“La Maravillosa Fuerza Energético del Agua” presented at the Tawahka Community meeting, August 1997

“Role of the Engineer in Private Development” presented at 1997 Hydro Project Finance Conference, Edinburgh Scotland, May 1-2, 1997

U.S. Hydropower Industry Exports: A Broader Definition, presented at 1997 NHA Annual Conference, Washington, D.C., March 22-26, 1997

“Development Models for Hydroelectric Projects” presented at Hydrovision ’96, August 1996

“Small Hydro Power Development” presented at International Symposium on Sustainable Energy Development in Asia May 8-10, 1996.