Guyana Oil and Gas Energy Chamber (GOGEC) and Int’l Energy Conference strike partnership for 2022 Expo
By Guyana times
Petroleumworld 10 06 202
The Guyana Oil and Gas Energy Chamber (GOGEC) has announced that it has formed a strategic partnership with the International Energy Conference and Expo Guyana 2022, which is slated to be held in February 2022.
In a statement on Tuesday, GOGEC noted that the conference aims to bring together some of the leading experts in the industry, both locally and regionally. GOGEC also pointed out that the theme of the conference, “Charting a Sustainable Energy Future”, aligns with the country’s national energy agenda as Guyana is a signatory to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
“One of the main targets in this framework is energy transition to 100 per cent renewable energy into the future. GOGEC, as the premier oil and gas energy chamber locally, supports the energy conference, and will be a key partner to promote the conference, as Guyana is embarking upon an aggressive economic transformation agenda, driven largely by the prospects of the oil and gas sector,” GOGEC have said.
“The event will aim to have a broader energy discussion beyond oil and gas within the context of an energy transition agenda, in keeping with the country’s energy targets that are also linked to the SDGs. The Conference is intended to bring together both international and local investors, as well as policymakers to advance Guyana’s energy transformation and transition agenda.”
GOGEC acknowledged the current COVID-19 pandemic, and as a consequence, revealed that the event will be facilitated by way of a blend of both virtual and in-person (physical) sessions.
“This major event is organised in partnership with several local and international companies and the major Private Sector organisations, including some of the affiliates from Houston, Texas. This signature event is also supported by the Government of Guyana,” GOGEC also said.
It was only a few days ago that Natural Resources Minister Vickram Bharrat had declared the Government’s full support for the International Energy Conference and Expo, describing it as a chance for Guyana and its limitless investment opportunities to be put in the spotlight.
In a statement of support for the expo, which is to be held from February 15 to 18, 2022 at the Arthur Chung Conference Centre (ACCC), the Minister noted that the Government would even be using the expo to highlight its complement of spin-off oil and gas investments and forthcoming national infrastructural projects planned for the short-to- medium term.
“The hosting of this conference is timely and strategic, given the growth and development of the energy sector while many nations around the world are coping with COVID-19 challenges coupled with declining economic growth,” Minister Bharrat has said.
“This International Energy Conference will further strengthen Guyana’s recognition as an emerging oil and gas leader and as a country with enormous potential for investments and business opportunities. It is anticipated that this event will catapult Guyana into the spotlight, that will continue on a path of economic and infrastructural transformation.”
The theme of the conference is “Charting a sustainable energy future”. According to the Minister, this theme is appropriate, since it is in keeping with the vision of the Government of Guyana.
Hence, he said, it is against this backdrop that the Natural Resources Ministry and the
Government of Guyana welcome the expo.