It sometimes feels as if the whole world is in the midst of change just now. So many things around us are changing for myriad reasons, and nowhere is this more prevalent than in the South American country of Guyana.
The third smallest country on mainland South America, Guyana is the only one where English is the official language. Its name is said to mean: “land of many waters” and that nod to fluidity seems particularly apt as Guyana begins to move from its roots as an agricultural economy to the world’s next big thing in oil production.
The need for fluidity and the ability to literally go with the flow has been important in our own business in recent times and it is for that reason that we are taking the third annual Aberdeen-Guyana Gateway to an all-digital format for the first time in August.
The online event is being held in association with the British High Commission in Guyana, and is supported by Stronachs UK and ABIS Energy. It will be spread across two sessions on Wednesday, August 19th and Thursday, August 20th and will look at opportunities for the Scottish and UK supply chain to gain a foothold in this emerging market which has produced its first crude oil within the past year.
With the line-up of speakers representing both locations growing daily, confirmed presenters so far include:
- His Excellency Mr Greg Quinn, High Commissioner for The Co-operative Republic of Guyana
- Barney Crockett (The Lord Provost of Aberdeen)
- Francis Kiernan (ABIS Energy UK/Guyana)
- Nicholas Deygoo-Boyer (President, Georgetown Chamber of Commerce & Industry)
- Ewan Neilson (Partner, Head of Energy, Stronachs UK)
- Owen Verwey (CEO, Guyana Office for Investment)
- G. Bobby Gossai Jr. (PhD Student [Economics], University of Aberdeen)
- Adam Gibson (Vice President, Business Strategy (Western Hemisphere), OES Guyana Inc
The Aberdeen-Guyana Gateway is supported by ABIS Energy UK/Guyana, Energy Industries Council, Energy Voice, Georgetown Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Guyana Office for investment, Scottish Development International, Stronachs.