The Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) is the lead partner for the event with organizational support from Mayson Blackhouse Guyana, Sagacity Inc., and international marketing company, Global Event Partners. The Principal Partner is Digicel Business.
“It’s an industry-specific conference dealing not just with Guyana but the basin, which includes Guyana, Suriname and French Guiana, by and large,” said GCCI President, Timothy Tucker. “It looks to foster relationships across the basin. It looks to engage. The GCCI would have been able to put its brand to this event for the benefit of its members and Guyanese at large.”
The participation rate of Guyanese entrepreneurs, Tucker explained, is very high compared to other conferences. And this is because the GCCI has been able to negotiate arrangements to make this so.
This year, GBS is centered around ‘Responsibly Developing the Region’s Resources for a Prosperous and Sustainable Future’.
International and local energy executives attending GBS 2022 amount to more than 500.
An exhibition will also feature over 70 exhibiting companies for networking and seeking out partnerships. Approximately a third of these are Guyanese companies. The exhibition is free to visit for members of the public, providing registration is done via website – https://guyanabasinsummit.com/visitor-registration.
GBS 2022 will feature 120 speakers who act as key representatives for industry in Guyana, Suriname, Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica, Nigeria, and Brazil. Also, as part of the summit, a Technical and Engineering Seminar will be led by a large Brazilian delegation.
Critical for kicking off energy security efforts in this region will be Guyana’s Gas-to-Energy project. At GBS 2022, expert insights will feature from ExxonMobil Guyana’s Gas-to-Energy Project Manager, Freidrich Krispin; TechnipFMC’s Area Director for Guyana, Suriname and Trinidad and Tobago, Nicolas Sicard; and Subsea 7’s Country Manager for Guyana and Suriname, Michael Gow.
These companies are all critical stakeholders in the game-changing project that will utilise natural gas from the Stabroek Block to electrify Guyana, and further afield in the future. The project will also supply natural gas products for local industry such as fertiliser production, manufacturing, and agriculture.