Organisers of the International Energy Conference and Expo slated to be held next month in Georgetown, Guyana say they have noted the increase in COVID-19 cases in the South American country and will be taking all precautions in keeping with government regulations, as planning for the event moves full steam ahead.
“The conference will proceed from February 15 – 18 as planned,” said Angenie Abel, Chief Executive Officer for the event. “We will be monitoring the situation and all precautions will be taken in line with the government regulations.”
President of Guyana, Dr Mohamed Irfaan Ali has said his government is pleased to partner with the International Energy Conference and Expo.
“We believe that the multifaceted nature of the Conference is in keeping with the national drive for holistic development and investment opportunities of Guyana,” Mr. Ali said.
The government will actively contribute to the Conference at the level of the President, Vice President, and other members of the Cabinet.
Mr. Ali will deliver the Keynote Address at the opening of the conference and will host the neighbouring President of Suriname, Chandrikapersad Santokhi, and Prime Minister of Barbados Mia Mottley. Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of ExxonMobil, Darren Woods, will also attend the event.
Key sponsors include ExxonMobil Guyana, GO Logistics Guyana, local telecommunications company GTT, SBM Offshore, Stena Drilling, TechnipFMC, Baker Hughes, among others.
“We urge all delegates, speakers and visitors to the conference to be safe during this time,” Abel said. “We also urge everyone to continue the wearing of masks in public spaces, frequently washing hands and taking additional precautions.”
The event will be held at the Guyana Marriott Hotel.