Local content, women to be featured at oil and gas summit

– first 100 local businesses can register free

Women’s participation in the oil and gas sector and local content are among the themes to be featured in a CWC/Global Future Energy Limited Oil and Gas Summit, set for December 1-3.

The virtual meeting of local and international companies is supported by the Government of Guyana, and the Georgetown Chambers of Commerce and Industry (GCCI). It will provide information on project developments and new investment opportunities in Guyana’s growing petroleum sector.

At a preparatory press briefing Wednesday morning, CWC’s Vice President of Production, Mr. Tiago Marques said emphasis will be placed on local businesses and local content.

He said women are increasingly interested in the sector, and part of the summit will be dedicated to this.

Vice President of Production, CWC, Mr. Tiago Marques

“We will be seeking to invite students and universities to be part of the discussions. It will be important for us to have a breakout session for women in the oil and gas sector. We are really trying to have an inclusive summit where we will have students, businesses, key top decision makers and everybody come together and build partnerships,” Mr. Marques told the conference.

Participants will also be exposed to a wide range of other topics including best practices in the sector, diversification of the economy, the future of energy and transition as well as other business ideas that will benefit local businesses and Guyanese as a whole.

As a special incentive, planners are offering 100 local Guyanese businesses a chance to register free for the conference. Other locals will be required to pay US$50 to participate.

Mr. Marques said his group is expecting some 400 to 500 participants at the virtual summit. Participants will be drawn from across the world, including Asia, South America, Europe and the Middle East.

GCCI’s President, Mr. Nicholas Boyer said he is especially interested in local participation. He said the GCCI is tasked with being at the forefront of conversations on how the growing oil and gas industry can be improved. “It pushes the boundary of thought around the industry,” he told the media.  

CWC, according to its website, is a world-leading events producer and training provider for the energy and infrastructure industries. It is said to have close relationships with over 60 governments worldwide, national oil companies, and an extensive network of industry stakeholders.

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