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Puerto Rico at the Forefront of Caribbean Energy – Sponsored by Invest Puerto Rico

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Puerto Rico is one of the world’s hottest energy markets. This panel and discussion will highlight key projects in Puerto Rico and opportunities to provide and access financial solutions to help bring projects online with the goal of encouraging greater investment, from established traditional technologies to startups, pilots, and R&D.

Speakers

Business Development Director, Invest Puerto Rico

Karen Mojica

Born and raised in Puerto Rico, Ms. Karen Mojica Franceschi is a lawyer, notary public, and Communications expert. She serves as Director of Business Development at Invest Puerto Rico, where she works to attract companies and investment, mainly in manufacturing, biosciences, financial and professional services, creative industries, and research and development. Karen is a collaborative leader driven by deep commitment and passion for the island.

Prior to this role, she held positions in the Puerto Rico Destination Marketing Organization, Discover Puerto Rico, in the Puerto Rico Tax Incentives Office and in the Department of Economic Development and Commerce, and she worked for more than 15 years in Media, both as a TV talent and spearheading digital and printed publications. She has a B.A. in Journalism and Public Communication from the University of Puerto Rico, and a Juris Doctor from the University of Puerto Rico Law School.

Business Development Manager at Invest Puerto Rico

Sam Talman

Sam is strategic researcher and business developer with a background in international and economic development in Latin America. At Invest Puerto Rico he focuses on energy investment opportunities and solutions, sustainability and efficiency, and critical infrastructure for the island’s competitiveness. He leads Invest Puerto Rico’s Energy Committee, a forum constituted by private and public sector partners to advance energy initiatives on the island. Prior to Invest Puerto Rico, Sam received his Master’s in Public Policy jointly from the Erasmus University in Rotterdam and the Autonomous University of Barcelona. He received his BA in Economics and Political Science from the University of Pittsburgh. Sam is based out of San Juan, Puerto Rico.

President of the Board, Fundación Borincana

Alejandro Uriarte

Business Development Director, CH4 Systems

Carlos Varady

Loan Program Officer, US Department of Energy

Michael Grimm

President, Accurate Solutions PR

Roberto Acosta

Sponsored by:

Invest Puerto Rico

SILVER SPONSOR

InvestPR works to elevate Puerto Rico as a world-class business destination. The organization is a public-private partnership created by law and incorporated as a 501(c)3 nonprofit. It is governed by an eleven-member Board of Directors appointed by the Governor of Puerto Rico and is comprised of three public sector representatives and eight private sector representatives.

Our mission is to promote Puerto Rico as a competitive investment jurisdiction to attract new business and capital investment to the island. Our vision is to be a transformational and results-oriented accelerator of economic development in Puerto Rico.

InvestPR works with diverse stakeholders to position Puerto Rico as a destination for investment. To this effect, we collaborate with Puerto Rico’s Department of Economic Development and Commerce, government agencies, trade organizations, industry partners, and academia, among others. We help companies get established on the island by assisting them to navigate incentives, connecting them to resources for real estate selection and access to talent, and providing introductions to key stakeholders like sector experts and industry associations.

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