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In February 2022, Guyana will host the International Energy Conference and Expo, an event geared towards creating partnerships and prospects for all participants, both foreign and local.
This was announced by Minister of Natural Resources, Vickram Bharrat in a statement on Wednesday. It will take place from February 15 -18, 2022 at the Arthur Chung Conference Centre.
According to Minister Bharrat, the hosting of the conference is timely and strategic given the growth and development of the energy sector even as countries grapple with COVID-19. He said that the event will help to improve Guyana’s position on the economic and oil and gas front.
“This International Energy Conference will further strengthen Guyana’s recognition as an emerging oil and gas leader and as a country with enormous potentials for investments and business opportunities. It is anticipated that this event will catapult Guyana into the spotlight that will continue on a path of economic and infrastructural transformation,” the Minister said in a statement.
The Conference’s theme has been set as ‘Charting a sustainable energy future’, a theme the Ministry of Natural Resources welcomes as timely.
Bharrat said that the Government of Guyana remains committed to supporting the organisers of the event that is as the Energy Conference will act as a catalyst to promote, strengthen and enhance local content which is an integral component for oil and gas development in Guyana.
The Minister said: “It is expected that the Conference and Expo will showcase Guyana as the oil and gas investment destination, create and build effective industry relationships, provide the medium for local business to access collateral and joint ventures; which is in keeping with the goals and objectives of the Local Content Policy.”
During the event, the Government will highlight its complement of spin-off oil and gas investments in addition to national infrastructure projects in the short to medium term.