|3 April - Morning|
8.45 - Registration
9.00 - The North East - The Potential for Wind Energy
Day 2 will focus on the potential for wind energy to promote economic development in the North East of Brazil through the construction of wind parks and through the manufacturing industry.
9.00 - Opening: Andre Siqueira - CartaCapital/Anne McIvor - Cleantech Investor
Fluctuating Power from Wind as a primary Source of Supply
9.25 - Keynote: Fernando Bezerra Coelho - Minister for National Integration, Brazil
9.45 - Panel 1 - Bahia
This session will review the manufacturing hub for wind equipment which is being established in the State of Bahia, the largest state in the North East region of Brazil, at the Camaçari industrial complex. GE is set to join Alstom and Gamesa at Camaçari, where wind equipment manufacturing companies benefit from favourable conditions including reduced rents, tax exemptions and favourable loan rates for the construction of manufacturing plants from Brazil's develoment banks, BNDES and the regional development bank of the North East of Brazil, Banco do Nord Est (BNB). Camaçari is also the base for manufacturing plants owned by tower manufacturer, Torrebras (WINDAR Renovables) and steel manufacturer Dacero (which supplies towers).
James Silva Santos Correia - Secretary of Industry, Commerce and Mines - State of Bahia
Paulo Roberto Britto Guimarães - Head of Economic Development at the Secretariat for Industry, Commerce and Mines/Energy (SICM) for the Government of the State of Bahia.
Rafael Valverde - Special Advisor to the Secretariat for Industry, Commerce and Mines/Energy (SICM) for the Government of the State of Bahia.
Fabio Rua - Head of Government Relations, GE
Alvaro Carrascosa - Torrebras
Roberto Miranda - Alstom
Representative from Gamesa (tbc)
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