The Energy Chamber of Trinidad and Tobago will host its Annual Trinidad and Tobago Energy Conference and Trade Show from January 22nd – 24th, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency, Port-of-Spain. The Trinidad and Tobago Energy Conference is the premier Energy Conference in the Caribbean and promotes vigorous debate and discussion among leaders of industry, Government and academia. Approximately 1400 visitors were in attendance over the three days of the 2017. 

The T&T Energy Conference – roughly three to four times more than other annual energy conferences held in the country. Delegates from the US, the United Kingdom, Barbados, Guyana, Suriname, Venezuela, China and the Falklands Island and the Dominican Republic, were participants. The conference attracts senior decision makers in the industry including the CEOs, supply chain, finance, and operations managers of the major upstream, midstream, and downstream operator companies in Trinidad and Tobago. Next year, the conference is expected to be an even greater success as our 2016 post-conference survey indicates that 95 percent of delegates will return and 100 percent will recommend the conference to others.

What is clear is that the energy sector will continue to fuel the country’s growth and prosperity over the next few decades and mapping out a way to ensure sustained development amidst an ever changing global environment is pivotal. The sector is at a crucial juncture where it must evolve in order to continue being competitive. The warning signs are clear. The “shale gale” in the United States, shifting gas markets, the expansion of the Panama Canal, innovations in deepwater technology and new hydrocarbon discoveries in emerging markets, suggest that T&T must remain vigilant. While the country has punched above its weight in developing a world class gas and petrochemical industry, the challenge is to chart the next wave of energy sector development.