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Virtual Meet the LATAC Hydrogen Project Developers

9-10 March, 2022

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About the event

The Department for International Trade in Latin America & Caribbean is hosting a virtual LATAC Hydrogen Project Developers Showcase event to introduce UK businesses, trade associations and academia to different hydrogen project developers across Chile, Brazil, Uruguay, Colombia, Bolivia and Trinidad & Tobago and with key policy developers and investors in the LATAC region. If you are UK company interested in the development of Hydrogen sector in the LATAC region, this is a great opportunity for you to showcase your expertise, meet decision makers and win international business in this exciting region.

This is a 2-day event to explore UK-LATAC collaboration opportunities and to understand the status of hydrogen strategies in different markets, as well as the development of key projects and their niche areas of demand.

UK companies will have the opportunity to showcase their capability in a digital brochure that will be distributed to local stakeholders in the region. Suitable companies will be matched to project developers according to the needs identified by them in a matchmaking session on Day 2.
 

Register

*Registration is open until 25th February. Simultaneous translations will be provided.

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Why Latin America & the Caribbean?

Governments in the region are responding to climate change, looking for options and partners to mitigate and adapt. Over $1 billion of climate finance has been spent on low-carbon sectors in the region since 2010 - on a range of projects to support energy transitions, prevent deforestation, develop new technologies, and improve regulation.

There are huge opportunities for UK businesses as the region builds back better from COVID-19 and attempts to navigate increases in energy demand, population growth, and urbanisation which will be exacerbated by climate change.  Looking forward, the International Finance Corporation (IFC) estimates sustainable transport investment potential in Argentina, Brazil, Colombia and Mexico could be $2.6 trillion by 2026.

Interest in developing a hydrogen supply chain in the LAC region has been made apparent by a growing number of recent announced projects, partnerships and plans. More than 25 low-carbon hydrogen projects have entered the pipeline in recent years, compared to just three small-scale active projects. 2021 saw four industry partnerships in the region, more than any previous year. Further, governments are taking note of the opportunity, with Chile releasing a national hydrogen strategy in 2020, with Colombia expected to release one in 2021, and Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay and several others currently drafting theirs.

Find out more about clean growth here.

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Agenda

Day 1: Presentations and LATAC H2 Project Developers will pitch their projects and top 3 priorities in terms of niche demand and needs.
Day 2: 1-2-1 meetings to connect LATAC Hydrogen developers with UK suppliers that can match their identified niche needs. Companies participating in Day 2 will be informed previously, subject to project developers prioritisation. 
 

The agenda below is displayed in GMT.

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Wednesday, 9 March 2022
14:00 - 14:05Welcome
14:05 - 14:10Opening remarks
Jonathan Knott, HM Trade Commissioner for Latin America and the Caribbean, UK Department for International Trade
14:10 - 14:30How the UK can support the development of the H2 market in Latin America and the Caribbean?
Daniella Carneiro, International Business Specialist, Department for International Trade
14:30 - 14:55Status of hydrogen strategies in Latin America and the Caribbean market and roadmap ahead
Patrick Maio, CEO & Founder, HINICIO
14:55 - 15:05UK Export Finance: Competitive finance when you buy from the UK
Maria Luqueze, Regional Director, UK Export Finance
15:05 - 15:45Project presentation pitches
15:45 - 15:55Q&A
15:55 - 16:00Closing remarks
 
Thursday, 10 March 2022
14:00 - 16:00Virtual matchmaking sessions, 1-2-1 meetings
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Speakers

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Supporters

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Do not miss the opportunity to explore UK-LATAC collaboration.

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