Given the overwhelming number of opportunities brewing in Guyana’s oil and gas industry, Great Britain has formally launched the British Chamber of Commerce Guyana (BritCham Guyana). The launch was led on Thursday by Head of GuySons Group, Fazil Khan on the sidelines of the Guyana Energy Conference and Expo 2023 at the Marriott Hotel, Georgetown, Guyana.
The organization is expected to pave the way for mutually beneficial relationships between the UK and Guyana, its largest trading partner in the Caribbean.
Alongside the promotion and facilitation of bilateral trade and commerce, Guyana Standard understands that the BritCham Guyana will foster an open networking environment where companies can discuss issues impacting their businesses and UK-Guyana trade, including events such as member meetings, business breakfasts and seminars.
Khan noted that the BritCham Guyana will also work closely with the British High Commission in Georgetown and UK government departments to support their advocacy work in Guyana.
Further, the new organisation will be chaired by Khan, a UK/Guyanese citizen, supported by a board of leading business executives. An office to support their work has already been established at the Pegasus Suites and Corporate Centre in Georgetown. Full details of the board will be announced in due course.
Khan said there are already 30 confirmed members, with 50 more slated to join.
The GuySons CEO said, “This is the fastest growing economy in the world and it is the place to be. BritCham will support that further. BritCham will not only be for its members but it intends to be a mechanism that will support other chambers in their quest for development too. We will have three launches to commemorate this event, one in Georgetown, another in London and the in the final in Aberdeen. God’s willing, all of this will happen this year.”
Khan said too that the chamber has the blessings of several UK Members of Parliament to ensure that its bilateral objectives are achieved. Notably, British High Commissioner, Jane Miller OBE has been at the forefront of pushing greater partnerships between the two nations. One of her greatest feats includes achieving visa-free travel between Guyana and UK for 6 months.
The chamber is expected to provide further information in due course regarding membership opportunities, governance, and upcoming launch events.
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