Official Opening Intersolar South America Conference

Tuesday, August 29, 2023

Time
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Hall
Expo Center Norte
Room
Cantareira 3-5 (2nd floor)

Official conference opening, featuring distinguished authorities and professionals from the electric and solar photovoltaic sectors.

11:00 am - 11:05 amWelcome & Introduction

Camila Ramos

CEO

CELA - Clean Energy Latin America

11:05 am - 11:15 amWelcome & Introduction

Dr. Florian Wessendorf

Managing Director

Solar Promotion International GmbH

11:15 am - 11:25 amOpportunities and Challenges for Solar PV in Brazil

Dr. Rodrigo Sauaia

CEO

ABSOLAR

11:25 am - 11:35 amPerspectives and Scenarios for PV Energy in Brazil

Ronaldo Koloszuk

President of the Board

ABSOLAR - Associação Brasileira de Energia Solar Fotovoltaica

11:35 am - 11:45 amWelcome & Introduction

Celso L. P. Mendes

Consultant

Aranda Editora

11:45 am - 11:50 amWelcoming Address

Video Message

Máté Heisz

Chair of the Board

Global Solar Council

11:50 am - 12:30 pmfurther speakers to be announced soon

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Speakers
Speaker
Máté Heisz, Global Solar Council

Chair of the Board

United States of America

As Director of Global Affairs at SolarPower Europe, Máté Heisz leads oversees the association's work on emerging and overseas markets, international trade and supply chains, quality, innovation and funded projects. He is currently Chair of the Board of the Global Solar Council and member of the Steering Committee of the IRENA Coalition for Action. Before joining SolarPower Europe, Máté worked at the German international cooperation GIZ. He holds a Master's degree in International Relations from the Free University of Berlin and a Master's degree in Economics from the Corvinus University of Budapest. He speaks English, German, French and Hungarian.

Speaker
Camila Ramos, CELA - Clean Energy Latin America

CEO

Brazil

Camila Ramos has 20 years of experience in the Latin American renewable energy sector. She is founder and CEO of CELA Clean Energy Latin America, supporting clients in developing investment projects in renewable energy (solar, green hydrogen, wind and energy storage) in Latin America including: fundraising, project finance, market intelligence, policy and legal framework analysis and M&A. Camila is currently a member of the Board of Directors and Vice-President of Investments and Green Hydrogen at the ABSOLAR (Brazilian PV Association) and member of the Board of FIESP (Coinfra - Federation of Industry of the State of São Paulo). She has a BSc. and MSc. in International Political Economy from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). Prior to founding CELA, Camila served as Brazil Country Manager and Head of Latin America Research and Analysis for Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF), responsible for the company's operations and team in the Latin America and Caribbean region. She also served as Marketing and Communications Manager for ERB - Energias Renovaveis do Brasil, a Brazilian renewable energy company that substitutes fossil fuel for renewable energy at large industrial clients, as Research Coordinator for Infinity-Bio Energy, a Brazil-based bioenergy company and as Senior Consultant for PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Speaker
Ronaldo Koloszuk, ABSOLAR - Associação Brasileira de Energia Solar Fotovoltaica

President of the Board

Brazil

Ronaldo Koloszuk is President of ABSOLAR (Brazilian Solar Photovoltaic Energy Association), 2nd Secretary Director of FIESP (Federation of Industries of the State of São Paulo) and Commercial Director of Solar Group.

Speaker
Dr. Florian Wessendorf, Solar Promotion International GmbH

Managing Director

Germany

Dr. Florian Wessendorf is Managing Director of Solar Promotion GmbH and Solar Promotion International GmbH. He is responsible for the global conference program and exhibitions in North America, South America and India. He has deep expertise in the solar industry, and formerly served as Managing Director of Photovoltaic Equipment at VDMA, where he was responsible for strategic development, market research and technology scouting, advocacy and policy advice, events, PR and marketing.

Speaker
Dr. Rodrigo Sauaia, ABSOLAR

CEO

Brazil

Rodrigo Lopes Sauaia is co-founder and CEO of ABSOLAR (Brazilian Solar Photovoltaic Energy Association), the national association representing Brazilian solar PV companies and professionals. He is co-founder and a governing board member of the GSC (Global Solar Council), a non-profit body representing regional and national solar associations on international issues. Rodrigo holds a PhD in Materials Engineering and Technology from PUC-RS (Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul), a Master's degree in Renewable Energies from Loughborough University (UK), a bachelor's degree in Chemistry from USP (São Paulo University), and has collaborated with the Fraunhofer Institut für Solare Energiesysteme (Germany) and with ETH Zürich (Switzerland).

Speaker
Celso L. P. Mendes, Aranda Editora

Consultant

Brasil

Senior Advisor for the Intersolar South America Conference, Aranda Editora and Aranda Eventos. Executive in the electrical industry for 30+ years, was Managing Director of Klockner Moeller (currently Eaton), of Flender Brasil (currently Siemens), and Siemens General Manager for Industrial Power Switchgear. Former Board Member of the Brazil-Germany Chamber of Industry and Commerce, São Paulo. Life Senior Member of IEEE and Senior Member of VDE - German Association for Electrical, Electronic and Information Technology.

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