The inaugural Guyana Energy Conference or ‘GEC-X’ slated for February 2022 has already garnered the support of close to 400 businesses, both local and international, eager to see what Guyana’s petroleum and energy sector has to offer.

The conference was initially slated for September this year but due to the constraints presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, the main organiser – the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) – thought it best to push the conference to the new year.

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And though GEC-X will serve as the platform to showcase Guyana’s oil and gas prospects, President of the Chamber, Timothy Tucker said that the focus will also be heavy on local content and putting the local private sector on the map.

According to Tucker, previous conferences held in Guyana were hosted by foreigners with the local private sector “getting no play in it.”

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“They do not understand the nature, the affordability and accessibility of the locals, what we can do and how we can play a part,” the GCCI President noted.

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