Small Hydro Latin America 2017 International Events

Organized by:

Arena International Events Group

Arena International Events Group

John Carpenter House, John Carpenter Street, London, EC4Y 0AN, UK

+44 (0)207 936 6400

Event Information

Small Hydro Latin America brings together operators, developers, regulators, investors and service providers to discuss the opportunities and challenges of small hydro development in the region. 2016 brought together over 350 delegates to participate in panel discussions, roundtables, presentations and network throughout the 2 days.

Highlights from Small Hydro Latin America 2016

The agenda for 2016 contained more case studies, in depth discussions and exciting technology than in previous years. Arena International was pleased to welcome back Jorge Alberto Valencia Marin from UPME who gave an insight into the current state of regulations. A panel discussion was also held that focused on the future of small hydro in Latin America considering regulations and the increasing competition from alternative renewable resources.

2016 conference had three very exciting case studies – one looking into working collaboratively with local communities in Chile from RP-Global. Another revealed what happened at a Proelectrica plant when a terrorist attack took place and highlighted their lessons learnt. HMV Ingenieros joined as well to give a case study of their tunnel collapse in one of their small hydro plants.

The technology roundtables took place at the end of day 2 and offered delegates an opportunity to hold in depth discussions in a small focus group. Similarly the country specific roundtables at the beginning of day two allowed delegates to dig deep into specific regions.

There was also a panel discussion that looked into what investors look for in projects when making a decision. This was followed by a presentation that focused on small hydro projects in Bolivia; past, present and future.

Countries included on the agenda were Bolivia, Colombia, Panama, Chile and Peru – however the 2016 agenda focused on the challenges in the entire region. The agenda for 2017 event is currently in production and will be finalised and revealed in two week time.

Venue & Direction

Medellin, Colombia, TBA

Medellín, Antioquia


05 December - 06 December, 2017

Event Speakers

Marcelo Alvarez

Marcelo Alvarez

Generation Leader, Celsia

Juan Pablo Angel

Juan Pablo Angel

Manager, Central Hidroelectrica El Eden

Lina Arango

Lina Arango

Manager Generation, HMV Ingeniero

Jose-Manuel Contardo

Jose-Manuel Contardo

Business Manager, Hidromaule S.A

Exhibitors Profile

This year, the Small Hydro Latin America event will feature a particularly interesting panel of discussion. Gathering senior professionals from Chile, Mexico, Panama and Colombia our guests will cover a broad range of topics to draw the landscape of small hydro in Latin America.

Visitors Profile

Who should attend this event?

Small Hydro Latin America brings a broad range of delegates together from across the small hydro industry. The delegates consist of investors, regulators, operators and developers from energy industry.

Some examples of job titles include: CEO, VP, President, CFO, Head of transmission and distribution, Hydro Director, Hydraulics Engineer, Chief Operating Officer, Executive Director, Managing Director, Chairman, Procurement Engineer, Project Manager R&D, Head of Engineering, Regulatory Strategy, Asset Manager, and Head of Sustainability.

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