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2018 Guyana Trade Mission

Date: Monday, October 15, 2018
Location: Georgetown, Guyana

Registration for this event is closed.

October 15-19, 2018 – Atlantic Canada Trade Mission to Guyana 2018 (Dates Confirmed)

The Newfoundland and Labrador Oil & Gas Industries Association (Noia), with support from the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA) and the Department of Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation (TCII), is organizing an Atlantic Canada trade mission to Guyana, South America, from October 15-19, 2018.

Participation is open to Atlantic Canadian firms and organizations and is subject to capacity limitations. 

Opportunities in Guyana

There are exciting opportunities in Guyana’s emerging offshore oil & gas industry. Exploration by ExxonMobil and partners has revealed billions of barrels of recoverable oil off the coast of Guyana. Production from the first FPSO, Liza I, is expected as early as 2020.

This is a frontier area for oil & gas exploration and development and may pose a substantial export opportunity for companies currently active in the Atlantic Canada supply and service sector.


DAI Group has been contracted to provide matchmaking and business support to companies participating in this mission. DAI Group was awarded a three-year contract by Esso Exploration and Production Guyana, Ltd. (EEPGL), a subsidiary of ExxonMobil, to design, establish and implement the Centre for Local Business Development (the Centre) based in Georgetown, Guyana. DAI Group works directly with Guyanese suppliers to support them in entering the oil & gas supply chain. The Centre also has an extensive database of Guyanese oil & gas suppliers in the country and a full local team dedicated to the oil & gas industry.

How to participate:

  • Register online

  • If you are selected to participate:

    • There is a mission fee of $750 per firm

    • Participants will begin discussions and planning with DAI Group

  • Travel costs are the responsibility of the participants

    • A block of rooms will be available at the Guyana Marriott Hotel Georgetown

    • A travel subsidy from TCII may be available for eligible NL participants  

For more information on this program, please contact Beverley Bishop at 709-758-6712.

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