Thank you for joining us at

The 2nd annual
Mexican International Renewable Energy Congress


For information click here to visit the event website

29- 30 MAY 2013, Camino - Real Polanco, Mexico City

Mexico’s Largest Renewables Event is Still Growing…

Latest announcements:

  • Hear from both Departments of Electricity and Energy Transition and Planning from SENER
  • A delegation of 25 CFE attendees now confirmed, including heads of department
  • End user presence from Goldcorp, Wal-mart, Coppel, Nestle,  Grupo Bimbo, OMA and Coca-Cola
  • Hear from all stakeholders involved in the 30MW Aura project- the largest PV development in Latin America! Nacional Financiera, IFC, Baja California, Martifer Solar and Hector Olea, President and Chief Executive Officer, Gauss Energia
  • Ernesto Solis Carlos Gomez, President of the Congress of Tamaulipas just confirmed to speak alongside Baja California, Jalisco and Hidalgo
  • 500 international attendees now registered
  • GET DEALS DONE- Over 30 hours of networking opportunities at the Luxurious 5- star Caminio Real Polanco

Register your place today!

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Confirmed 2013 Speakers Include:

Carlos Ortiz,
Director General for Energy Studies and Information,

Ramón Olivas Gastélum,
Chief of Staff, Secretary of Electricity,

Jorge Torres,
Executive Director,
Comisión Federal de Electricidad (CFE)

Ramón Carreón,
Executive Director,
Comisión Federal de Electricidad (CFE)

Ernesto Bachtold Moreno, Director of Environmental Impact of Renewable Energy Resources,

Alejandro Peraza García, Director General,
Comisión Reguladora de Energía (CRE)

Rudolf Knoblauch,
Swiss Ambassador to Mexico

Mauricio Alcocer Ruthling,
Former Coordinator of Energy and Climate Change for the Transitional Government,

David Munoz,
General Director of the State Energy Commission,
Baja California

Alberto Melendez Apodaca, Secretary of Planning, Regional and Metropolitan Development,

Manuel Gomez Peña, Director of Sustainability,
Wal- Mart

Francisco Avelar, Vice President, Financial Planning,
Grupo Bimbo

Miguel Angel Mendoza, Process Control Engineer,
Nestlé Group Mexico

Rodrigo Gallegos, Director of Technology and Climate Change,
Mexican Institute for Competitiveness (IMCO)

Plus Special Guest

Dr. Mario Molina, Nobel Prize Winner

Mario José Molina-Pasquel Henríquez is a Mexican chemist. He was a co-recipient of the 1995 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his role in elucidating the threat to the Earth's ozone layer of chlorofluorocarbon gases (or CFCs), becoming the first Mexican-born citizen to ever receive a Nobel Prize in Chemistry.

Exclusive Keynote Speaker Just Confirmed!

Hector Olea, President and Chief Executive Officer, Gauss Energia

Gauss Energía recently announced that it will launch into operation its US$100 million 30MW Aura Solar PV plant this August, which will be the largest photovoltaic plant in Latin America when complete. The generated electricity will be sold exclusively to the CFE, in line under a 20-year PPA that as part of the conutry's first project under the Small Electricity Producers’ (Pequeña Producción de Energía Eléctrica) scheme. Hear from Mr. Olea at 2.15pm on Wednesday 29 May.

  • Andre Von Frantzius, Commercial Director DesMex Solar
  • Cesar Martín, General Manager, Consorcio Integrador Sonora80M
  • Donald William Walter, President, Sonora Energy Group de Hermosillo (SEGH)
  • Nancy Hartsoch, Vice President, Solfocus
  • Edgar Arvizu, Head, Power Markets & Strategy, Gestamp Solar
  • Kai Schluetter, Managing Partner, Internovum
  • Brian Schmidly, Chief Executive Officer, Rio Grande Solar
  • Martin Amtman, Senior Advisor, Sustainable Energy Program, German Development Cooperation Mexico Agency (GIZ)
  • Alexander von Welczeck, Managing Partner and Chief Executive Officer, Clean Power Group
  • Jesse Jones, Vice President, Finance and Development, Gehrlicher Solar
  • Jorge Torres, Director, New Markets, SMA Solar
  • José Pérez Francés, Vice President, Latin America, SunEdison
  • John Berdner, General Manager, North America, Solar Edge
  • Prof. Dr. Claudio A. Estrada G, Renewable Energy Institute, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
  • Victor Hugo Rangel Hernandez, Executive Director, Mexican Centre of Renewable Energy
  • Alvaro Lentz, President, ANES
  • Carlos García Suarez, Chief Executive Officer, Tecnoma Energia Sostenible
  • Nico Johnson, Business Manager, Caribbean, Mexico & Central America,Trina Solar
  • Fernando Arriaga, Chief Executive Officer, Granite Chief
  • Carlos Flores, Managing Director, Conermex
  • Rob Powell, Director General, Envolta
  • Jesse Tippett, Business Development Manager ,North American Energy Division, Aries Power & Industrial

  • Eduardo Andrade Iturribarria, Corporate Director, Latin America, Iberdrola
  • Miguel Ángel Alonso Rubio, Director General, Acciona Energía México
  • Enrique Mayer, Director, Technical and Manufacturing, Nestlé Group Mexico
  • Alejandro Delgado, Head of division Unit of Grants, Services and Institutional Relations, ProMexico
  • Alejandro Velasco, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Energia Renovable y Vias Terrestres (ERYVITSA)
  • Oswaldo Smith, Country Manager, Mexico, Enel Green Power
  • Benigno Villarreal, Director General, Vive Energía
  • Jay Gallegos, Chief Executive Officer, Globeleq Mesoamerica Energy
  • Carlos St. James, President, Latin American & Caribbean Council on Renewable Energy (LAC-CORE)
  • Gabriel Nebreda Molinero, Head of Latin America and New Markets, EDP Renewables
  • Mannti Cummins, Director, Wind Energy, American Shoreline
  • Raquel Bierzwinsky, Counsel, Chadbourne & Parke
  • Miguel Ángel Avila Rosales, Honoury Consultant, CFE and Senior Engineer, IEEE
  • Jan Johansson, HVDC Manager, Latin America ,Power Systems Division, ABB
  • Gerardo Pandal, Director of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency, Guascorde México
  • Brian Schmidly, Coordinator, Mexico, Desertec
  • Rob Guthrie, Business Initiatives Specialist, Office of Renewable Energy & Environmental Exports, U.S. Export-Import Bank
  • Bill Bojorquez, Vice President, Hunt Power
  • Ramón López Mendizabal, Technical Manager, Inneo Torres
  • Alejandro Nyssen, General Manager, Environmental Impact Assessment Expert, SIGEA
  • Luis Aguirre- Torres, President and Chief Executive Officer, Green Momentum
  • Jose Luis Alfaro, Wind Resources Analyst, CLIMATIK

PLUS an Unmissable Third Day on Renewables Finance:

Friday 31st May 2013, Camino- Real Polanco, Mexico City

Don't miss out on this post event forum
gathering the most influential financiers in the region to discuss opportunities for national and international financing for the Mexican renewables industry. Click here for the full agenda.

  • Marian Aguirre, Project Finance Division, Environmental Projects, Bancomext
  • Bernardo García Franco, Head of Project Finance Mexico, BBVA
  • Enrique Nieto, Head of Sustainable Projects, Nacional Financiera
  • Daniel Mallo, Managing Director, Project Finance, Société Générale
  • George Osorio, Managing Partner, Conduit Capital
  • Leandro Alves, Head of the Energy Division, Infrastructure and Environment Department, Inter-American Development Bank
  • Jose Ruiz, Director, Project Development, North American Development Bank
  • Arnaldo Vieira de Carvalho, Lead Energy Specialist, Inter- American Development Bank
  • Andres Garcia-Novel, Senior Investment Officer, IFC
  • Martin Mobley, Executive Director, Morgan Stanley Commodities
  • Paul Fratamico, Managing Director, BRIC Advisory
  • Andrew Eckhardt, Vice President, KfW IPEX- bank
  • John Paul Moscarella, Senior Managing Director, Emerging Energy & Environment CleanTech Fund
  • Dino Barajas, Partner, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld
  • Randy Avon, Chief Executive Officer, Asian Pacific Development Corp
  • Michael Harrington, Director, Actis
  • Jorge Vargas, Vice President, Morgan Stanley Commodities
  • Phil Henson, Chief Financial Officer, Main Street Power

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Testimonials from MIREC 2012:

“Thank you for everything, the event was a success!!! Congratulations to you and your colleagues”
Paulina Dominguez, ABB México

“A big congratulations on a successful first Solar Power Mexico.  I hear the solar segment was quite well-attended, which is great news for us!”
Rosanne Lee, Project Manager, SolFocus

 “What a great turnout to your Mexico show. We really enjoyed meeting you”
Nico Johnson, Field Marketing Manager, Americas, Trina Solar

“It was a good experience to participate in MIREC, exchanging views with experts from other countries, learning and updating about the state of the art of the solar technology and receiving useful references of their present costs. It was a productive meeting”
Roberto Canedas Tovar, Deputy Manager of Renewable Energy Projects, CFE

“I just wanted to let you know how much I appreciated attending the Mexican International Renewable Energy Congress 2012.  It was a good forum to engage with colleagues and share important information and insights, specifically around the Mexican energy markets.   Hat’s off to you and the organizers.”
Dan Arvizu, Director and Chief Executive, US DOE National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Footage from MIREC 2012: