‘Guyana can be home to world’s innovative technologies’ – Presi Ali
The future is one that will see exciting revolutions and President Irfaan Ali believes that with the right partnerships, Guyana can become the home for the world’s most innovative technologies.
The government is already positioning itself in this regard, evidenced by the hosting of “big name” companies that are set to showcase new innovations and technologies at the highly anticipated International Energy Conference which begins on Tuesday at the Guyana Marriott
Addressing the opening of the Baker Hughes Supercenter on Monday, the Head of State explained that talks have begun with a few companies that have asked for the creation of a competitive environment for innovation and technology to flourish here in Guyana.
“We see the potential with the resources garnered from oil and gas and our thinking is how we can give the competitive edge to the companies who invest in research and development so that Guyana can be the home of innovative technologies for the world,” the President stated.
“Not only companies that are mainstream into oil and gas, energy, production, ecotourism and the rest, but we are also working to get companies that have technology still in the testing stage to make Guyana their home to advance them.”
The Head of State has long noted the importance of “thinking big” when it comes to the developmental platform for Guyana’s economy and urged that the same be applied in this regard.
Already, well over 500 delegates are registered to attend the conference in person, while another 150 will attend virtually.
Four Heads of State – Guyana’s Irfaan Ali; Barbados’ Mia Mottley; Suriname’s Chandrikapersaud Santhoki and Ghana’s Nana Akufo-Addo – along with their delegations will join major businesses and professionals from universities like Oxford in a series of ‘think thank’ discussions.