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Energy Summit 2024: Security, Strategy and Transition

Tuesday, 19 November Thursday, 21 November 2024, 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.  |  Uruguay

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Plan now to be a part of the 2024 Energy Summit, hosted by the AAPG’s Latin America and Caribbean Region, taking place at the Enjoy Punta del Este Resort in Punta del Este, Uruguay on 19-21 November 2024.

The Energy Summit is an executive level event connecting decision makers working to provide reliable, affordable, and sustainable energy for communities throughout the world.

Enjoy keynote presentations and panel discussions with industry and government leaders who will share insights about E&P activities, decarbonization strategies, and technological advances shaping the region’s energy future. Meet privately with current and future partners at the Business-to-Business session held on-site during the event.

About the Energy Summit

The AAPG Energy Summit builds on the success of AAPG Energy Opportunities Conferences held in Cartagena Colombia in 2018 and Mexico City, Mexico in 2023, and the Energy Opportunities Executive Forums and a Virtual Conference held during the COVID-19 pandemic.

On average, 48 percent of Energy Opportunities event attendees held the position of CEO, Vice President, Director or Commissioner.

Our success stems from our compelling multidisciplinary programs including a diverse group of 50 speakers representing 40+ organizations.

The 2024 Energy Summit has a different name but a similar format. The event convenes executives and business professionals from national and international companies; government officials; and leaders from the technology, legal and financial sectors to explore new opportunities, network, and share strategies for success in an industry working to maintain energy security while moving toward a decarbonized economy.

The 2-day includes plenary sessions and panel discussions, International Pavilion presentations featuring investment opportunities in oil and gas and renewable resources, and an exhibition showcasing the latest trends and technologies shaping the energy sector.

While attending the Summit, visit our Business-to-Business (B2B) session, and take advantage of the opportunity to meet one-on-one with current and prospective partners in private conference rooms.

Officials from regulatory agencies and ministries are invited to arrive a day early and attend a private meeting designed to promote regional integration among entities working to develop energy policy and regulations for hydrocarbons and for renewable energies in their countries.

Executive Panels

The core of the Energy Summit program, executive panels feature insights and interactive discussions with decision makers dedicated to tackling the hottest issues facing the energy sector today.

Panel session topics include:

  • Atlantic Conjugate Margins: A New Frontier
    • Part I: Southern Segment – Argentina, Uruguay, Namibia, South Africa
    • Part II: Central Segment – Brazil, Angola
    • Part III: Equatorial Segment – Guyana, Suriname, Nigeria, Ghana
  • Natural Gas: Providing Energy Security While Fueling the Energy Transition
  • Decarbonizing Unconventional Resources for a Secure Energy Future
  • Delivering Low Carbon and Low-Cost Hydrogen
  • Making CCUS Commercial
  • Mitigating the Critical Minerals Shortage
  • Scaling up Geothermal and Energy Storage
  • The Next Wave in Wind and Solar Energy

Check back for additional information and speakers.

International Pavilion

The AAPG International Pavilion is pleased to be participating at AAPG’s Inaugural Energy Summit Conference in Punta del Este hosted by longtime IP participant ANCAP.

The International Pavilion (IP) provides a worldwide showcase for NOCs, Ministries, and government agencies to promote a broad spectrum of investment opportunities in Oil & Gas, Geothermal, Mineral Resources, Hydrogen and Renewable Energy generation and to share government strategies for moving toward a low-carbon economy.

The International Pavilion has two exciting offerings at the 2024 Energy Summit:

  • IP Stands – a dedicated area exhibition showcasing recent activity and exploration opportunities in the Americas, Europe, Africa, and Asia
  • IP Theatre – a program track featuring 20-minute presentations delivered by IP exhibitors

Visiting the stands and attending theatre presentations give Summit attendees the chance to meet with government and NOC representatives and get a first-hand look at opportunities to help countries meet increased energy demand while reducing their carbon footprint.

B2B Session

Taking place throughout the Summit, ongoing Business-to-Business (B2B) sessions give attendees the opportunity to meet one-on-one with current and prospective partners in private conference rooms located at the event venue.
A few weeks prior to the Summit, attendees interested in participating in the B2B sessions will complete a questionnaire identifying the companies and individuals they would like to meet with during their time in Punta del Este. Participants can set up meetings prior to the event or simply request a room while on site.

Exhibition Opportunities

Showcase your products and services and interact with decision makers attending the Energy Summit by having a stand in the exhibition.

Stands are sold in 6m2 increments, and exhibitors may choose furnished stand packages or floor space only for stands 18 m2 and larger.

Stand Pricing
  • $550/m2 (floor space only)
  • $650/m2 (stand package, including panels and furnishings)

Prices are in USD and include taxes.

Exhibitors receive one full-event registration ($1095 value) and one exhibition-only registration ($195 value) for each 6m2 in exhibit space reserved.

Exhibitors also receive a $200 discount on additional full-conference registrations purchased.

Check back for the live floor plan and exhibitor listing.

Exhibition Space Contract

Energy Summit 2024: Security, Strategy and Transition
Enjoy Punta del Este Resort
Parada 4 Playa Mansa, Rb. Dr. Claudio Williman, 20100 Punta del Este

The 2024 Energy Summit will be held at the Enjoy Punta del Este, a resort that offers unparalleled views of the bay, exquisite cuisine, and a wide range of entertainment options for tourists and business travelers.

The Enjoy Punta del Este will have a limited of discounted rooms available for Energy Summit attendees. Check back for rates and booking instructions.

About Punta del Este

Located at the point where the Río de la Plata meets the Atlantic Ocean, Punta del Este is one of the most exclusive cities in South America. A peninsular city with a unique landscape and great attractions that make it a destination to enjoy all year round.

Punta del Este Attractions*

One of the main reasons why Punta del Este is known is for its beaches.
The peninsula divides the beaches in two. The west coast, called La Mansa, extends from stop 1 to stop 24. Its calm waters and fine sand make it a very good option for families and children. In addition, it is an ideal point to watch the sunset.

The east coast, known as La Brava, has intense waves and allows for water sports. These beaches are separated by the Lighthouse, an iconic symbol that illuminates the Atlantic Ocean.

International Shows and Parties

The summer season in Punta del Este is characterized by a complete agenda of shows for all tastes. From a wide variety of parties and intimate events to sunsets, concerts and festivals.


In addition to the seven restaurants at Enjoy Punta del Este, the city has a wide variety of gastronomic options that adapt to different tastes and budgets. The Pedragosa Sierra avenue area, as well as the port, increasingly have ideal proposals to delight in its culinary diversity.

Wine tourism

Wine tourism in Punta del Este is an increasingly popular experience among visitors. Although the city is best known for its beaches and nightlife, the region is also home to wineries and vineyards that offer wine tastings and tours for wine lovers.

Cultural tourism

A place that offers a diversity of alternatives to discover its extensive artistic and cultural scene. From art galleries to discover various artistic expressions, art and craft fairs where you can find works by local artists, artisan products and unique designs, as well as museums such as the museum of the sea, Atchugarry Museum of Contemporary Art, Casapueblo, among others.


Punta del Este and its surroundings have several adventure experiences for those seeking thrills and outdoor activities. La Brava offers perfect conditions for surfing and kitesurfing. In addition, you can explore the natural beauty of the destination through an ATV ride, a bike ride or a scenic flight.

*Information provided by the Municipality of Maldonado


Punta del Este can be accessed by different means of transportation, including land, air and sea.


Carrasco International Airport

The Carrasco International Airport (21 km from Montevideo) is served by the most important airlines in the world and is located 113 km from Punta del Este.

Laguna del Sauce International Airport

There are flights from Buenos Aires, San Pablo, Santiago de Chile and Asunción; It is located 20 km from the spa.


Various companies have several daily frequencies that link Buenos Aires and Montevideo or Buenos Aires and Colonia by river and, from those destinations, buses that lead to the resort.

Ground Transportation

From the Tres Cruces Terminal in Montevideo, as well as from other important cities in neighboring countries or Uruguay, there are regular direct and indirect lines that access the peninsula. The distance from the capital by road is 134 km.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Showcase your organization and build your brand as an Energy Summit Sponsor.

Sponsorship provides high exposure before an audience of industry leaders and decisionmakers and shows your commitment to providing high quality content and meaningful connections.

Sponsorship Items

Personalize your sponsorship and maximize your impact by choosing one or more sponsorship items.

Sponsorship items are available to companies who sponsor at the Diamond, Platinum, Gold, and Silver Sponsorship Levels and the sponsorship level determines the number of stars available.

Redeem your sum of stars for one or more items. Items are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis

1Sponsor to provide and deliver all exclusive items to the event venue.
2Includes additional signage recognizing sponsor’s contribution.
3Company logo (full color) on individual slide in welcome PowerPoint slides recognizing Audiovisuals Sponsorship.

Alejandro Stipanicic Alejandro Stipanicic Honorary Chair President, ANCAP, Uruguay
Fernanda Raggio Fernanda Raggio General Co-Chair Vice President of Upstream - Conventional , YPF S.A., Argentina
Victor H. Vega Victor Vega General Co-Chair Vice President Exploration, Development and Reserves, Frontera Energy, USA
Hector Barrett de Santa Ana Hector de Santa Ana Government Agency Representation Chair Strategic Business Management Advisor, ANCAP, Uruguay
Max Henri Brouwers Max Brouwers Energy Transition Program Chair Chief Business Development Officer, Getech, The Netherlands
Santiago Ferro Santiago Ferro Organizing Committee Energy Transition Manager, ANCAP, Uruguay
Juan Pablo Lovecchio Juan Lovecchio Organizing Committee Offshore Exploration Leader, YPF S.A., Argentina
Carlos Garibaldi Carlos Garibaldi Organizing Committee Executive Secretary, ARPEL, Uruguay
Carlos Macellari, PhD Carlos Macellari Organizing Committee Oil and Gas Exploration and Development Consultant, President-Elect, AAPG Latin America and Caribbean Region, Spain
Xavier Ravi Moonan Xavier Moonan Organizing Committee Exploration Manager, Touchstone Exploration, President, AAPG Latin America and Caribbean Region, Trinidad and Tobago
Bruno Conti Bruno Conti Organizing Committee Energy Transition Professional, ANCAP, Uruguay
Andrea Lopez Vega Andrea Lopez Vega Organizing Committee Reservoir Geologist, TotalEnergies, Angola
Gina Godfrey International Pavilion Manager
Emily Smith Llinás AAPG Latin America & Caribbean Region Director
Alejandra López Díaz AAPG Latin America & Caribbean Region Marketing & Events Coordinator
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