Guyana, Houston business groups hold talks, looking at upcoming trade missions

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Officials from the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) and the Greater Houston Partnership held discussions this week on the sidelines of the Offshore Technology Conference.

GCCI President, Timothy Tucker, told OilNOW on Tuesday the discussions focused on strengthening collaboration and streamlining future trade missions between Guyana and Houston.

“We met with John Cypher, Senior Director, Americas at the Greater Houston Partnership. It was a good meeting. We talked about collaborating again and fielding trade missions to Houston. GCCI, as well as them fielding a trade mission to Guyana,” Tucker said.

The Partnership is a gathering place for community-minded business leaders who want to be involved in Houston’s positive growth and influence its economic trajectory. It addresses Houston’s unique challenges and champions the growth and success of the region.

“They are open to collaborating with the GCCI to facilitate partnerships, facilitate possible Guyanese businesses setting up themselves in Houston to tap into the oil and gas opportunities here in Houston, as well as a number of other initiatives,” Tucker stated.

He said the Partnership is hoping to come to Georgetown with a large delegation. “That is yet to be confirmed, but we’ve agreed to work together in a formal way, setting up an MOU and of course setting up the trade missions for both countries.”

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