Striking at the heart of issues impacting business in Guyana, the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI)’s Business Development Forum opens today at 13:00 hrs, at the Pegasus Hotel Corporate Centre.
President of the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI), Timothy Tucker told OilNOW that all preparations are in place, with over 340 persons registered to attend. The Chamber also gave 100 free passes to the University of Guyana for its students, with 60 already confirmed to attend. 20 media personnel are also expected to cover.
Given the high expected turnout, the GCCI will have a virtual platform in place to allow all registered persons to participate.
The five thematic areas to be explored are access to finance, opportunities for businesses, improving standards and quality, doing business in Guyana, and marketing fundamentals.
“If you look at each of these things, you’re going to find that it really compliments what is needed in Guyana, and how businesses in Guyana can prepare for the internationalisation of Guyana’s economy and really driving everything through the door so that we can take what we have here to the next level,” Tucker said.
The Business Development Forum 2022 is intended to be informational, bridging knowledge and capacity gaps to prepare the internal dynamics of businesses for the internalisation of Guyana’s economy.
This, he said, is the reason the Business Development Forum was developed. The Chamber wants to make sure avenues are created for businesses across multiple strata to take advantage of Guyana’s current growth trajectory.
Tucker said, “In order to break the barriers to higher growth levels and to meet the most urgent development challenges, the power of the private sector needs to be unleashed so that the best practices for a well-coordinated knowledge-based 21st-century economy can be shared and implemented throughout every sector and aspect of the nation’s economy.”
The Forum concludes on November 12.
ExxonMobil Guyana is the main event partner and sponsor.