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5th Energy & Natural Resources Conference

Belmond Copacabana Palace, Avenida Atlântica 1702, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

13 September 2016, 8:00AM - 6:00PM, BRT Rio de Janeiro / RJ, Brazil


The Energy & Natural Resources Conference, an event that has established itself as a strategic meeting for decision makers, is now in its 5th edition.

As one of the mainstays of global economy, the ENR industry is known to be at the top of the concerns of decision makers due to environmental challenges, growing and complex regulation, and fluctuations in the prices of commodities, among others.

In order to find the most assertive ways to solve the main problems, KPMG has prepared presentations and set panels, which will rely on the participation of major industry executives, to address the prospects and solutions for the challenges impacting the business environment locally and around the world.

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8 am
Registration and Welcome Coffee
9 am Opening
9:30 am First Panel
CEO Outlook: regional and global overview of investment challenges
10:45 am  Coffee Break
11 am Second Panel 
Governance and Compliance: the enhancement of existing models and the creation of new ones are the topics that are currently on the companies' agendas
12:15 pm  Lunch
2 pm Parallel Session 1 - Power & Utilities
Parallel Session 2 - Oil & Gas
Parallel Session 3 - Mining & Metals
4 pm Coffee Break
4:30 pm  Lecture
Experts discuss business prospects in the region
5:30 pm  Event's conclusion
6 pm Cocktail party

Panels Briefing

General theme suggestion for the Conference: Preparing for Transformation

Panel 1: CEO Outlook – Regional Perspectives and Challenges for Investment

The Energy sector in the Latin American region has been the target of major setbacks in recent years, either on account of commodity prices, or due to the political and economic environment of countries. But the fact is that this is a highly regulated sector and one that is vital for governments and the society, thus receiving internal and external attention. In this panel, CEOs from leading companies with a regional and global vision discuss the main challenges facing the sector, local and regional specificities and, above all, reveal perspectives for companies, stakeholders and other agents.

Panel 2: Governance & Compliance – Companies’ New Models and Structures

The turbulent times that the largest companies in the Energy and Natural Resources sector in Latin America are currently facing shows that now, more than ever, the need forn companies to enhance their governance mechanisms in order to always be one step ahead in social demands and in compliance with the market and government rules is essential. In this environment of increasingly strict regulation, new models and structures are being designed by the industry in such a way that, strategically, Governance & Compliance is a top concern, and in this panel, the executives – responsible for these issues within their organizations – propose to debate the new directions to ensure the success and longevity of the companies in the sector.

Break-out Session: Oil & Gas

New model with no single operator, are the recent divestments in the sector and the predictability of bid rounds signs for market reconfiguration?

One of the largest oil companies in the world was the target of the largest anti-corruption operation in the history of Brazil, and its global presence impacts industry players around the world, especially in Latin America. Since the outbreak of the investigations, much has been discussed about the concession model, local content, exploitation of pre-salt, among other issues.

The fact that the Brazilian state company has ceased to be the sole operator and is no longer required to be present in all consortiums with 30% might bring some financial freedom to the company with qualitative targeting for strategic projects, in addition to boosting the market with new entrants. On the other hand, some experts believe that this movement would reduce the competitive advantage of the state company with the delivery of the pre-salt resources to companies that have never made prospection investments in Brazil, diminishing the strategic control of reserves and local production.

The sector was also caught off guard in the oil cycle, marked by the historic fall in periods of predominance of production, unlike the phase that the industry experienced in the past decade with the barrel price reaching US$ 110 with a predominance of investments in exploitation campaigns, which caused a crisis of global proportions for countries and companies. But this is cyclical, and experts already point to a recovery in prices from 2018 onwards.

Ostentation in the industry is over and the dynamics of price by cost bias clearly shows that the sector needs transformation. In this much more competitive market, those who know how to correctly apply this formula will survive. We know that the determining factor for investing in Brazil are the potential reservoirs to be exploited, including pre-salt, and that the oil and gas industry is especially significant for the national productive chain, with a strong impact on the growth capacity of the country. Now is a moment of total reconfiguration, in which the entire industry will have to reshape to continue in the market and attract the financial returns investors expect.

In this panel, sector executives discuss the major changes expected and the companies’ expectations in relation to this new sector reconfiguration.

Operational efficiency of the supply chain, the local content regulation and the economic and financial feasibility of the projects

No less important than the previous topic, another factor that is being discussed relates to changes in percentages stipulated for local content, that is, the share of parts, service and labor that must be Brazilian. The government has signaled that it may deploy a new form of assessment of the national content that will apply to future contracts, giving more flexibility to the current regulation. Simultaneously, there will be much discussion about the sector's efficiency including criticism of the qualification of professionals and the installed capacity in order to foster competitiveness.

In this panel, executives will explore the issue of operational efficiency in the sector, the local content policy, the installed capacity of the industry in Brazil, among other things aimed at increasing profitability and the economic viability of the projects.

Break-out Session: Power & Utilities

The New Model of the Electricity Sector

Electricity Sector – Traditional Model Vs. New Model

The transformation in the electricity sector is changing the companies’ horizon. The business models are changing in order to ensure success. The competition is getting more ambiguous. The objective of this panel is to discuss how players must – and are – moving to ensure a winning position in the future energy sector. Understanding what the inevitable transformations are and the key success factors and skills needed to win in this new scenario.

Mergers and Acquisitions in the Energy sector

Brazil and Latin America have been watching a growing movement of investments and acquisitions in the energy sector, driven by internal and external levers. The big industry players until recently, whether public or private, no longer appear as the great protagonists of new investments and acquisitions. Companies seek alternative financial partnerships that enable their investments. But on the way there are regulatory challenges, operational, political and governance. What are the main obstacles to access these new investors profiles? Brazil and Latin America are a priority for these investors? Signs of economic viability of projects and privatizations, signaled by the new Brazilian government already contributes to the attraction of these investors? What is the strategic vision in relation to other countries Latin Americans?

Break-out Session: Mining & Metals

M&A in the Mining Sector, Considering the Current Scenario and the Global and Local Challenges

The pressure in commodity prices, the role of China and the global economic uncertainties are redesigning and profoundly transforming the mining market prospects and strategies. Among the alternatives and actions in progress, it is a fact that there is an expectation of continuous movement of mergers and acquisitions to focus on the global giants’ core areas, as well as to consolidate positions. During this panel, industry executives discuss the challenges, trends and opportunities that open up in complex and challenging times.

Social and Environmental Challenges – The Growing Importance of These Issues for the Sector and Their Main Aspects

The growing importance of environmental issues around the world, which was the result of global initiatives such as the most recent United Nations meeting, held in Paris at the end of 2015, the adherence of economic powers to greenhouse gas emissions containment agreements, the search for a cleaner energy grid, among other issues, carry with them challenges of adaptation and compliance with sector companies. At the same time, local situations lead to a stronger effort in communities, governments and society in general, in the search for better and more efficient regulations. In this continuously changing environment of growing concern, industry executives seek to understand new trends and implement changes that are in harmony with the new world order. In this regard, the panel proposes to highlight the best practices, challenges and successful examples of mining companies.