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The International Energy Conference and Expo Guyana (IECEG) 2023 announced on Monday the return of GTT as a Platinum Sponsor for the second edition of the event, slated for February 14-17, 2023.
Mobile Money Guyana (MMG+), GTT’s sister company, will also be the official payment partner for local transactions for the Conference and Expo. The announcement was made at a media conference held Monday at the Marriott Hotel Guyana, the host venue for the event.
Kurt Baboolall, Chief Executive Officer of the International Energy Conference and Expo Guyana 2023, in welcoming GTT onboard for the Conference and Expo, said, “We are also happy to welcome GTT’s subsidiary, MMG, whose participation is more along an operational and financial perspective. I am more so thankful for GTT’s confidence in the role of the Secretariat which is to drive the energy conversations and to also create linkages within the energy sector.”
Baboolall added, “The preparations for the conference have been moving along very smoothly and progressively, which we are happy about. We’d like to welcome GTT as our Platinum sponsor in the second edition of the International Energy Conference and Expo Guyana 2023.”
Also present at the media conference was Richard Stanton, the Deputy Chief Executive Officer of GTT, who said, “This is the second year of the conference and of GTT being a significant sponsor to it. We recognize what we saw from last year and what we gained in terms of knowledge and business from last year, and we’re back again since it is the most important conference and exhibition that will happen in Guyana… so we are really delighted to be involved.”
Stanton added, “For GTT it’s not just about being a name and a sponsor it’s about being fully engaged and fully involved, from selling tickets to providing infrastructure complimenting what the Marriott already has – our plan is to be one 100% involved and be a supporter of the Energy Conference Team and work together over the next few weeks to make sure we get it and make it bigger and better than it was last year and look to how we can improve things next year as well.”
Meanwhile, Orson Ferguson, Chief Operations Officer with responsibility for GTT Business Solutions said, “This [IECEG] is the largest conference and expo of its kind in Guyana and as the premier provider [of telecommunications] for the sector in Guyana, it makes sense for us [GTT] to be here, the Energy Conference and Expo presents a unique opportunity for us to interact with, meet and listen to leaders in the sector as well as policymakers…it allows us to understand the plans for the sector so that we can prepare and provide solutions to meet the needs of the sector.”
Ferguson divulged further, “Last year during the conference, we used our participation to not only listen to the players in the sector but also to validate some of the assumptions we had made around the needs of the sector. We are excited again to be partnering with the International Energy Conference and Expo Guyana for 2023 and we look forward to the exciting things that are going to come out of this conference.”
Bobita Ram, Chief Operations Officer with responsibility for MMG, said in her remarks, “We are absolutely delighted to be part of the International Energy Conference and Expo this year. This is the first time we are in the energy sector and we are very happy to be here.”
Ram added, “I know that Kurt and the team are not looking for lines of people going into their offices for passes and tickets to the expo, they are also not looking for people to go pay cheques and I know members of society today and organisations that are going to attend the conference and be a part of it want a seamless way to ensure their participation and that’s where MMG comes in. All of the companies out there that have to buy their passes, can simply go onto the website provided by the Energy Conference, you book your passes, your tickets or whatever you’re buying and in a matter of seconds make the payment with MMG.”
So far, the Conference and Expo has been able to attract over 30 sponsors and over 150 exhibitors. This year, the IECEG Secretariat confirmed that the conference will have more delegates, sponsors and exhibitors than last year.
The Conference and Expo this year is being hosted under the theme ‘Harnessing Energy for Development’ and is expected to assemble Heads of State, government officials, policymakers, academics, industry professionals, and global energy thought leaders.