Green Guyana Confirms October dates for Inaugural event


-Expo and Summit designed to catalyse Guyana’s transition and transformation from a “brown to green”  economy

-Several international delegations from governments, companies, and global organisations have confirmed participation 

GEORGETOWN, GUYANA, SEPTEMBER 25, 2018

The Green Guyana Expo & International Small Business Summit today announced that the dates for the inaugural event have been confirmed as October 18, 19, and 20. Chairman of the Green Guyana, Eric Phillips, said that “two different dates were in the public domain and so this clarification was necessary.”

This first of a kind Expo was conceptualised to support the Green State Development Strategy (GSDS) for building the world’s first green economy. The GSDS builds on, among other things, the Low Carbon Development Strategy (LCDS) and is a continuation of Guyana’s global leadership in adopting Agenda 2030 principles and fighting climate change.

According to Phillips, “The vision of the Green Guyana Expo & Summit is to be a catalyst for the development of small businesses so that they can become the engine of growth and job creation for the transformation of Guyana’s brown economy along a low carbon and resource efficient environmentally responsible path towards a Green Economy.”

The Expo and Summit will focus on the protection of our environment, the preservation of our biodiversity, the promotion of the use of renewable energy and the adoption of practical measures to ensure climate adaptation.

The Expo will feature the following:

  1. A Green Youth Entrepreneur Section.
  2. A Green Village section for Village entrepreneurs whom are pursuing green initiatives
  3. A Green Kids Zone created by Conservation International, World Wildlife Federation and the Office of Climate Change
  4. A Green Guyana Video section which will be based on a national competition for anyone to share his or her vision of a Green Guyana.
  5. A Green Art Wall competition which will allow our artistic individuals to express themselves.

The Summit will feature speakers and participants from 14 countries. Among those coming for the event are subject specialists, policymakers, corporate executives, investors and entrepreneurs. A contingent from North America, will be led by Gabriel de Alba who is the Managing Director and Partner of Catalyst, and whom was recently recognized by the Global M&A Network as the 2018 Global Private Equity Growth Dealmaker of the Year. Gabriel de Alba is also a founding member of the Bank of America International Merchant Banking Group.

Speakers from Guyana include Dr Suresh Narine (Head of the Institute of Applied Science and Technology (IAST) and Chairman of CGX, Dr Paulette Bynoe of the University of Guyana and Dr Terrence Blackman, a globally renowned Guyanese STEM expert who lectures in New York.

The International Small Business Summit will be held on October 18 & 19 at the Ramada Georgetown Princess Hotel, adjacent to the Expo venue the Guyana National Stadium, Providence. The Green Guyana Expo will be held from October 18 to October 20, 2018.

Guyanese investors, businesses, new and young entrepreneurs are all invited to attend, participate and take advantage of the new opportunities being present so that we could “Experience our future together.”

Electric and LNG cars will be on display as well as different design of “green” houses that will be more environmentally friendly and economically affordable, among other displays.

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