The Green Guyana Expo and International Small Business Summit- October 17th-20th, 2018
The Green Guyana Expo and International Small Business Summit took place in Georgetown, Guyana at the Ramada Princess Hotel from October 18th-20th, 2018. With the co-funding support of the Barbados Investment and Development Corporation (BIDC) three (3) BREA members were able to participate at this regional Conference and Expo.
Guyana is predicted to experience some of the fastest economic growth in the Western Hemisphere and a central pillar of that economic activity is being shaped around the country’s Green Economy.
The Green Guyana Conference and Expo therefore represented a major export opportunity for a number of our locally established and Barbadian base firms operating in the renewable energy and energy efficiency space. To this end, BREA members got an opportunity to participate in the inaugural conference and expo as well as share their knowledge and best practices in the development of the sector.
The Association wishes to acknowledge and commend the foresight of the Barbados Investment and Development Corporation for providing the necessary co-funding support to make this trade and investment promotion opportunity possible for many of its members.
In-addition to the participation of those BREA members who attended which included namely; Caribbean Led Lighting, Megapower Limited and Williams Solar. Barbados was also well represented at this event by other major players in the market such as Solar Dynamics and Innogen, these companies both made an impressive showing and representation at the Trade Expo.
Guyana is shaping up to be a major export market in the green space and the Association was pleased to have its members be part of the inaugural Green Guyana Expo and Small Business Summit. We look forward to closely with our local partners such as the Barbados Investment and Development Corporation (BIDC) as well as other regional entities such as the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) in the exploration of such market opportunities.