Guyana Supplier Forum
The Centre with sponsorship from ExxonMobil Guyana and the Stabroek Block Co-Venturers, Hess and CNOCC recently hosted the virtual Guyana Supplier Forum from 1-5 February 2021.
More than 700 local businesses participated in the event. Companies engaged directly with ExxonMobil Guyana and its prime contractors through a series of virtual presentations and LIVE question and answer (Q&A) sessions to learn more about their existing business activities and procurement forecasts.
On the first day of the Forum a series of pre-recorded video presentations from the Ministry of Natural Resources, the Centre, the Private Sector Commission, ExxonMobil Guyana and prime contractors aired on the Forum website, wwwguyanasupplirforum.com. These presentations shared valuable information on the procurement process, key contacts, and upcoming tenders.
On days 2-5, more than 400 local businesses registered and participated in LIVE Q&A sessions facilitated by the Centre with ExxonMobil Guyana and its prime contractors including: Guyana Deepwater Offshore/SBM, Saipem, TechnipFMC, Guyana Shorebase Inc. (GYBSI), G-Boats, Schlumberger, Halliburton, Baker Hughes, Noble Drilling Services, Stena Drilling Ltd., and NABI-KCL. During Q&A, local businesses were able to direct procurement questions on specific issues to the prime contractors.
The Forum provided a unique virtual platform for Guyanese suppliers to receive up-to-date business information for 2021 and beyond from ExxonMobil Guyana and its prime contractors. These valuable insights and direct access will help local businesses formulate strategies and plan for future investments in the O&G sector.