2015 Central American Renewables Investment Summit

Hotel Riu Plaza Panamá
  Panama City, Panama

CAMRIS 2016 Dates/Venue to be Announced Soon!

2015 Delegates

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Central America is rich in natural resources and boasts some of the highest penetrations of renewable energy in the world. To date hydropower has dominated the landscape for renewable generation, but as countries look for power sources that don’t come with a high environmental and social price tag, the development of geothermal, wind, solar and biomass have become regional priorities. Factor in a regional transmission line that can carry clean energy across borders, and it is increasingly clear that the Central American market is poised for the next wave of clean energy investment.

Launched in collaboration with CABEI, CAMRIS is the definitive gathering of the Central American renewable energy market. Designed to create transparency around opportunities for investment and project development on a market-by-market basis, CAMRIS will gather a who’s who of regional and international stakeholders for two days of highly granular discussion and debate around the future of the regional renewables market.

Event Highlights

  • IDB to Support Private Equity/Project Match-Making Initiative at CAMRIS

    The IDB recently announced that, as part of its sponsorship of CAMRIS, it will be match-making regional clean energy projects to sources of private equity and other sources of financing. Qualified investors are entitled to a complimentary registration to CAMRIS; developers presenting projects will be entitled to a substantial discount. For more information please contact Matthew Perks at mperks@newenergyevents.com

  • El Salvador, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama Confirm Investment Roadshows

    The Governments of Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Panama and El Salvador have confirmed they will lead country presentations at CAMRIS designed to create transparency around opportunities for investment in renewables. Leading each Roadshow are: Luis Reyes, Head of El Salvador's CNE; Hon. Emilio Rappaccioli, Advisor to the President of Nicaragua; Laura Lizano, Costa Rica's Director of Energy; Fernando Diaz, Panama's Director of Energy; and Silvia Alvarado de Córdoba, Director of Guatemala's National Commission of Electric Energy.

  • Multilaterals Line Up for Workshop

    In a market which still relies heavily on development finance, multilateral and bilateral programs are critical. Featuring the participation of CABEI, FMO, JICA, KfW, IFC, Proparco, OPIC and the IDB, this workshop will explore the latest lending programs and how they will shape market development and project financing.




Hotel Riu Plaza Panamá

Calle 50
Panama City
+507 378 9000


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