Int’l oil & gas expo a chance to showcase Guyana’s investment potential – Bharrat
Declaring Government’s full support for the International Energy Conference and Expo to be held early next year, Natural Resources Minister Vickram Bharrat on Wednesday said that the expo was a chance for Guyana and its limitless investment opportunities to be put in the spotlight.
In a statement of support for the expo, which is to be held from February 15 to 18, 2022 at the Arthur Chung Conference Centre (ACCC), the Minister noted that the Government would even be using the expo to highlight its complement of spin-off oil and gas investments and forthcoming national infrastructural projects planned for the short to medium term.
“The hosting of this conference is timely and strategic given the growth and development of the energy sector, whilst many nations around the world are coping with COVID-19 challenges coupled with declining economic growth,” Minister Bharrat said.
“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 theme of the conference is “Charting a sustainable energy future”. According to the Minister, this theme is appropriate since it is in keeping with the vision of the Government of Guyana. Hence, he said, it is against this backdrop that the Natural Resources Ministry and the Government of Guyana welcome the expo.
“Therefore, the Ministry of Natural Resources and the Government of Guyana remains committed to supporting the organisers of this very strategic event that is geared towards creating partnerships and prospects for all participants, both foreign and local. This International 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.
“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,” he also said.
Earlier this month, the conference had held a media launch at the ACCC. Public Relations Consultant for the expo, Alex Graham explained that the event will bring together industry experts and investors from all over the world.