04 November 2019

The international situation, the future of downstream, energy transitions, sustainable management and digital transformation will be some of the topics of the Conference ARPEL 2020 in Peru

  • ARPEL (Regional Association of Oil, Gas and Biofuels Sector Companies in Latin America and the Caribbean) will hold the sixth edition of its Oil and Gas Conference, the main regional discussion forum for energy sector leaders, under the motto “Responsible Leadership of the Oil and Gas Industry in Latin America and the Caribbean”. This event will take place April 15-17 in Lima, Peru.

    The conference will bring together executives and experts of operating and supplying companies in the sector, recognized speakers and distinguished government authorities, who will provide their vision on the present and future of a thriving industry that is key to the growth of the region.

    The event will feature a comprehensive agenda covering the following issues: international situation, geopolitics and price outlook; the future of the downstream in Latin America and the Caribbean; panel on climate change, energy transitions and the new scenario of the energy business in Latin America and the Caribbean; sustainable management and oil and the oil and gas sector: the challenges of a changing industry; new dynamics of the natural gas market, prices, international situation and new balances; digital transformation and new technologies; how to fully develop the Latin American gas potential?; challenges and opportunities of the Peruvian gas sector; the future of work in the industry; how to respond to technological changes and digital capabilities?; and disruptive innovation: its impact on the economy, society and the energy business.

    Confirmed speakers include: Elena Morettini of YPF; Alfonso Blanco, Executive Secretary of OLADE; Carlos Pascual, Senior Vice President, and Bob Fryklund, Chief , Upstream Strategy, both of IHS MARKIT; Daniel Monzón, Partner of Arthur D. Little; Gabriel Grzona, Downstream Executive Manager of YPF; Jorge Alméstar, Director of the Talara Refinery Modernization Project of Petroperú; Beatriz Alva Hart, Corporate Manager of Social Management and Communications of Petroperú; Luis Bertrán, Secretary General of IGU, and Estanislao Irigoyen, Director of Inteligentia.

    The first day of the event will feature different courses, such as Cybersecurity and Big Data in the Oil and Gas Industry, meetings of chambers and national institutes of the industry, and of hydrocarbons agencies.

    The opening ceremony, to be held the same day, will be attended by authorities of the Government of Peru, Petroperú and ARPEL.

    The "Forum of Investment Opportunities in the Upstream Sector,” a space devoted to the promotion of investment opportunities in E&P in the region, will be held on the first day. This forum is attended by state entities responsible for the regulation, promotion, and bidding and contracts in the oil and gas sector.

    The last event of the Conference ARPEL 2020 will be a panel of CEOs of major companies in the region.

    In addition to gaining a complete picture of the industry at present and of possible future scenarios, this Conference provides an opportunity to interact in one place only with professionals and executives linked to the sector and also to identify business opportunities throughout the value chain.

    Media contact: María Eugenia Guzmán

    Mail: meguzman@arpel.org.uy

    Phone: (+598) 2623 6993. Extension 135

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