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Day 1: Tuesday, 3 October 2017

 

07.00 – 08.00

Registration Opens for Getenergy Latin America 2017

08.00 – 08.15

Welcome Address: The role of education and training in ensuring a sustainable energy industry in Colombia

Dr Orlando Velandia, President, ANH 

08.15 – 08.30

Speech by British Ambassador

H.E Peter Tibber, British Ambassador to Colombia

 

08.30 – 09.15

2017 Opening Summit: Investing in Latin America and the Caribbean’s energy future

  • The importance of workforce preparation and ensuring local ownership of the region’s energy industry
  • Learning from the downturn: Towards a sustainable, long term approach to education and training
  • Looking ahead to the evolving energy mix in Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Outlining the investment opportunities in the region: National strategies to attract FDI into the energy industry
  • Examining partnerships and alignment between Latin American and Caribbean neighbour countries

Dr Orlando Velandia, President, ANH

09.15 – 09.45

VIP speaker tour of the Learning Arena

PUBLIC AND PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS

09.45 – 10.15

Building local education capacity as a shared responsibility between governments & industry

  • Creating a fiscal regime conducive to local investment in skills and supply chains
  • Ensuring transparency between government and operators
  • Improving communications between public and private stakeholders to ensure a collaborative effort towards localisation

Speaker:
Dr. Ezequiel Acosta, Head of University,  Ecopetrol University

10:15 – 10:45

Networking Coffee in the Learning Arena

10:45 – 11.45

Lessons learned from partnerships between the oil & gas industry and education

  • Beyond MoUs: How can partnerships develop into meaningful action?
  • What makes a successful partnership between industry and education institutions?
  • How can partnerships respond to the evolving energy mix?

Speakers:

John William Grimaldo Guerrero, Professor, Department of Energy, Universidad de la Costa
Javier Páez, Decano, Universidad del Norte
Cristian Gonzalez, Regional Manager Americas, University of Alberta

11.45-12.00

Spotlight Session

Speaker: 

Amanda de Lourenzi Santana, Application Engineer Software, Simulation and Training, Schneider Electric

12.00 – 13.00

Lunch Break and Extended Networking

13.30-14.00

Developing a technically competent workforce through technical and vocational education

  • Technical skills in numbers: where is investment needed? How many people do we need to train?
  • The role of local technical colleges and institutions
  • Making technical and vocational roles aspirational – communicating the opportunities and value
  • Identifying transferable and skills and industries to ensure continued employment

Speakers:

Jacqueline Rojas, Regional Director, SENA
Jairo Cabrera , Master’s Director Naval and Oceanic Engineering, Universidad Tecnológica Bolívar

14.30-15.00

Networking Coffee in the Learning Arena

15.00-16.00

Overcoming the challenges to doing business in Latin America

  • Guidance notes on how to do business in Latin America with experiences from Colombia, Mexico and Brazil
  • Access routes, the dos and don’ts and how to approach business

Speakers:

Hugo Martelli, Director. Martelli Abogados
Diana Sanclemente, Partner, Sanclemente Fernández Abogados
Carlos Solórzano, Partner, SMPS Legal

16.00-17.00

 Achieving realistic and achievable localisation targets: Strategies to fill the local content gap and increase local participation

  •  Exploring the investment strategies that will enable the local supply chain to meet the needs of the oil & gas industry
  • Strategies to attract and identify local talent across the full spectrum of the workforce
  • Projecting skills supply and demand – looking ahead to the numbers required for each project stage
  • Opportunities for local businesses and entrepreneurs to increase local participation

Speaker:

Susan Morrice, CEO, Belize Natural Energy
Rene Roger Tissot, Local Content Consultant, Consultancy

17.00-20.30

Drinks Reception Welcome to Barranquilla

  • Establishing Baranquilla as the hub of the Latin American offshore industry – how will Barranquilla become the “City of Energy”?
  • An invitation to do business in Baranquilla

Speakers:

Eduardo Verano De la Rosa, Governor Barranquilla
Alejandro Char Chaljub , Mayor  of Barranquilla