11:30 - 13:00 Doing business in non-European markets
As part of a series of ‘Doing Business in …’ workshops organised by Global Wind Energy Council - this interactive session will focus on markets outside Europe. Speakers will share their experiences and insights into wind developments in Brazil, India and Mexico, outlining the challenges companies are likely to face when trying do business, and some practical tips as to how to overcome them.
Delegates are actively encouraged to engage with the speakers during the Q&A part of the session.
Steve Sawyer, Secretary General of Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC)
Geraldine Ang, Policy Analyst – Green Investment Division, Directorate for Financial and Enterprise Affairs, Climate, Biodiversity and Water Division, Environment Directorate, OECD
Geraldine Ang will present key findings from the recent OECD report Overcoming Barriers to International Investment in Clean Energy. This report highlights the increasing use of local-content rules in wind energy in emerging economies, as well as OECD countries, mostly since the 2008 financial crisis. It provides new evidence that such rules have hindered international investment in wind energy, in a context of global value chains.
Doing Business in …. Mexico
Joan Aymami, Vice President of International Business at AWS TruePower, will share with delegates his first hand experience of establishing a business in Mexico. Having set up an office in Mexico City only months ago, Joan will outline the main challenges he faced while establishing the business there, and will provide some concrete tips on how best to deal with these challenges.
Doing Business in …. India
Shruti Shukla, GWEC’s Director of Policy and Global Projects, will explain the latest developments in the FOWIND Offshore project and what opportunities lie ahead for the industry in India.
Policy Analyst – Green Investment Division, Directorate for Financial and Enterprise Affairs, Climate, Biodiversity and Water Division, Environment Directorate, OECD
OECD report Overcoming Barriers to International Investment in Clean Energy
Vice President of International Business, AWS TruePower
Doing Business in …Mexico
Director of Policy and Global Projects, GWEC
Doing Business in …India