2nd Hydrogen Congress for Latin America & the Caribbean

4-5 October, 2022

Cartagena - Colombia

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Why attend the event

Latin America & the Caribbean is home to some of the world’s most vibrant renewable energy markets. The region has been significantly focused on hydropower, biofuels, solar, wind and biomass-based electricity, and pioneering initiatives to build an even greener future from hydrogen and offshore wind sources. Brazil and Mexico rank amongst the top ten global renewable energy markets, and several other countries across the region are well positioned to offer great Clean Growth trade and investment opportunities. Some of the strongest renewable capacity growth in the world in the coming years is expected in Latin America & the Caribbean. A report by Rystad Energy expects that the region’s 49 gigawatts of renewable capacity will skyrocket to 123 GW by 2025 and that Uruguay will be a carbon sink by 2030. Auctions have been adopted throughout the region, giving way for some of the lowest prices and largest projects in the world, helping drive global ambition. 

Many LATAC Governments are taking action to address what should be considered a challenge and opportunity, developing long-term strategies, including Chile releasing a national hydrogen strategy in 2020, Colombia publishing its hydrogen roadmap in 2021, and Brazil, Uruguay, Bolivia, Trinidad & Tobago, and several others currently drafting their own plans. The LATAC region presents strategic advantages regarding availability of renewable energy sources to produce green and blue hydrogen. It is already one of the world’s leading regions for renewable energy use and can play a major role in the international push for low-carbon hydrogen, due to its high potential to produce large volumes of competitive low-carbon hydrogen and export it to other global market. Additionally, we have seen strong leadership from the private sector in the region, where many projects are under development, including several gigawatt-scale projects.

H2LAC 2022 is an excellent opportunity to network with energy professionals, learn and discuss hydrogen trends influencing the region, and to meet the decision makers from governments and key players across the region. Find more about the event and the proposed agenda here

UK companies get a 20% off to attend the H2LAC 2022. 

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About the conference 

The Hydrogen Congress for Latin America & the Caribbean (H2LAC) is the largest gathering of the rapidly emerging Hydrogen industry in Latin America and the Caribbean. Co-hosted by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), over 500 delegates including senior government officials from 15 countries in the region attended the inaugural event in 2021.  

For 2022, H2LAC is back in-person and in Cartagena, Colombia on October 4th-5th. The Department of International Trade in Latin America and Caribbean (DIT LATAC) is proud to be Strategic Partners for what will be the definitive hydrogen event of the year.  

There will be 80+ speakers across two days addressing the defining issues and identifying the gaps, from renewable production and certification, to project bankability and trailblazers decarbonizing hard-to-abate industries. Confirmed H2LAC speakers who will shine a light on what’s driving the market include: 

  • President Gustavo Petro, President of the Republic of Colombia
  • Minister Irene Velez, Ministry of Energy, Colombia
  • Minister Diego Pardow, Ministry of Energy, Chile
  • Rosilena Lindo, National Undersecretary of Energy, Panama
  • Walter Verri, Deputy Minister of Industry, Energy and Mining, Uruguay
  • Gustavo Adolfo Cazal, Director of alternative Energies, Paraguay’s Vice Ministry of Mines and ENergy
  • Dr. Marcelino Madrigal Martinez, Head of the Energy Division, Inter-American Development Bank
  • Felipe Bayon, President and CEO of Ecopetrol, Colombia
  • Lucio Rubio Dias, General Director, Enel Green Power, Colombia
  • Guillaume Gressin, Vice President International, Strategy and Commercial Operations, Airbus Latin America and Caribbean
  • Pedro Parenti, SVP Latam, Yara International
  • Daniel Samper, Innovation and New Business Manager, Grupo Purdy, Costa Rica
  • Pierre-Emmanuel Moussafir, CEO, Total Eren Brazil
  • Agustin Pichot, President Latin America, Fortescue Future Industries

Country Investment Spotlights 

Deep-dive country and region-specific “roadshows” gathering national leaders to showcase progress, programs, policies - and opportunities. 

Hinicio/New Energy Hydrogen Index for Latin America & the Caribbean 

On a country-by-country basis, what is the status of hydrogen policy and investment across LAC? Reflecting exhaustive polling and research, the 2022 Index provides a comprehensive picture of progress across the region.

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UK companies get a 20% off your event ticket to attend the H2LAC 2022.

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