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New Horizons

Prospects and Challenges for a Natural Gas Sector in Jamaica

October 4-6,2017

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Jamaica's First Natural Gas Conference

October 4-6,2017

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THE CONFERENCE

New Horizons: Prospects and Challenges for a Natural Gas Sector in Jamaica

Jamaica’s Development Plan, Vision 2030, under the rubric of energy security and efficiency, has established as a national goal the development of a modern and efficient energy sector that provides affordable and reliable energy supplies.

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THE VENUE

The conference will be held at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel

81 Knutsford Boulevard, Kingston 5, Jamaica

The Pegasus Hotel is located in the busy New Kingston area in the vicinity of major businesses and attractions.

TOP SPEAKERS


More than 20 speakers are scheduled to make presentations between October 4 – 5, 2017. These speakers include key players in the energy, regulatory and financial industry.

ACTIVITIES

In addition to a two day conference, the schedule will also include a field trip to the Montego Bay Gas Facilities and a corporate cocktail.

GREAT SCHEDULE WITH SPEAKERS

Opening Ceremony

Key Note Address – Dr. the Hon.  Andrew Wheatley, Minister of Science, Energy & Technology

Chairman’s Cocktails

Hosted by the PCJ Group (Talk of the Town Suite – Jamaica Pegasus Hotel)

Featured Address

Hon. Audley Shaw, Minister of Finance and the Public Service

SESSION 9: Legal and Taxation Considerations

Speakers: Ian Mondrow, Partner, Gowling WLG ● Allison Peart, Country Managing Partner & Tax Partner, Ernst & Young ● Michael Vaccianna, Attorney-at-Law  

OUR SPEAKERS

Allison Peart

Allison Peart BSc., CPA, CA.

Allison Peart, BSc., CPA, CA. Country Managing Partner & Partner, Tax Services Experience • Allison is the Country Managing Partner and a Tax Partner at the Ernst & Young Office in Jamaica.• Graduate of the University of Toronto with a major in

Andrew Wheatley

Andrew Wheatley

Dr. the Hon. Andrew Wheatley is in his second term as Member of Parliament for South Central St. Catherine. He was appointed Jamaica’s Minister of Science, Energy and Technology in March 2016 and is a Deputy General Secretary of the Jamaica Labour

Ansord Hewitt

Ansord Hewitt

Mr. Ansord Hewitt, Regulatory Specialist, Economist and Attorney-at-Law, is the new Director General of the Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR). Mr. Hewitt was appointed by the Governor General, His Excellency the Most Honourable Sir Patrick Allen, to serve for three years with

Professor Alvin G. Wint

Professor Alvin Wint

Alvin G. Wint is Emeritus Professor of International Business at the University of the West Indies (UWI). He has served UWI in several capacities, including as a Pro Vice Chancellor. He holds a Doctorate in International Business from Harvard University and has

Bert Kiewiet

Bert Kiewiet

Bert Kiewiet is a principal consultant and project manager at DNV GL. He has 13 years of experience in the natural gas and energy industry. His work focusses on modelling and design of natural gas networks, gas market analysis, regulation and strategic

Bob Fryklund

Bob Fryklund

Based in Houston, Bob Fryklund is Chief Upstream Strategist for IHSMarkit, where he is responsible for providing strategic leadership for global clients. Bob joined IHS in 2006, after serving as Libya president and Brazil country manager for ConocoPhillips. He brings more than

Brian Boothe

Brian Boothe

Brian is responsible to strategically guide, grow and manage the Bank’s Corporate Banking portfolio. He is charged with leading the Division in accordance with high efficiency benchmarks aligned to the Bank’s strategic plan with special emphasis on the development of human capital

Curtis Mohammed

Curtis Mohammed

Mr Curtis Mohammed, is the President of the Trinidad and Tobago based NGC CNG Company Limited. Previously he worked as Vice President, Gas Transmission and Distribution at the National Gas Company of Trinidad and Tobago and was requested to develop and head

Emanuel DaRosa

Emanuel DaRosa

Mr. Emanuel DaRosa has worked 26 years in the energy industry and has electrical utility experience working in the areas of distribution, transmission and generation. Mr. DaRosa was appointed President & Chief Executive Officer of the Jamaica Public Service Company on August

Francisco Sucre

Francisco Sucre

Francisco Sucre has a bachelor degree in business and a master degree in environmental policy and management. He has 20 year experience in the oil and gas sector. He worked in ExxonMobil as Environmental, Health and Safety Advisor for upstream and downstream,

Ian Mondrow

Ian Mondrow

Ian Mondrow is a Partner, in Gowling WLG’s Toronto office, practising in the area of energy regulation and policy. Since being called to the Ontario Legal Bar in 1991, Ian has represented electricity generators, transmitters, distributors, energy retailers, energy services providers, electrical

Kenneth Julien

Kenneth Julien

Kenneth Julien, Professor Emeritus of Energy Systems, University of the West Indies (UWI) holds an outstanding 35-year record as an academic and has been the driving force in the development of the national energy sector. He was the first West Indian Dean

Malaika Masson, PhD

Malaika Masson, PhD

Dr Malaika Masson is an Energy Specialist at the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). She received a Ph.D. in 2003 in Management Studies from Cambridge Judge Business School, Cambridge University, UK and works on energy and extractive industry governance and regulation, energy efficiency,

Michael Vaccianna

Michael Vaccianna

Michael Vaccianna is an Attorney-at-law and partner in the firm of Vaccianna & Whittingham, Attorneys-at-law with offices in Kingston, Jamaica. He was admitted to practice law in Jamaica in 1978. He holds a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) degree from the University of

Omar Y. Alcock

Omar Y. Alcock, M.Sc., B.A.

Omar Alcock studied at the Mona Campus of the University of the West Indies (UWI) where he received a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and later, a Master’s of Science degree in Economics. In addition to these accreditations, he holds several other professional

Paul Aiken PhD

Paul Aiken, PhD

Dr. Paul Aiken holds a PhD and an MSc in Electrical Engineering from Columbia University, New York, and an MPhil in Physics from The University of the West Indies, Mona. Over the years, he has held several engineering positions in Jamaica and

Rajnish Barua, Ph.D.

Rajnish Barua, Ph.D.

Rajnish Barua, Ph.D., has been with the National Regulatory Research Institute (NRRI) since April 2012 and currently serves as its director. NRRI, an independent non-profit corporation, primarily serves state utility regulators in the United States by producing and disseminating relevant research that

Ricardo Durrant

Ricardo Durrant

Ricardo Durrant is a Senior Investment Promotions Manager at Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO), where he has responsibility for attracting and facilitating investments in Manufacturing, Energy and Mining for Jamaica. Since joining the organization in 2010 Mr. Durrant has been instrumental in attracting

Robert (Bob) Ineson

Robert (Bob) Ineson

Mr. Robert Ineson serves as Managing Director, North American Natural Gas. His expertise also includes liquefied natural gas markets. In 1997, Mr. Ineson was instrumental in the development of a modeling system for North American natural gas markets that is today the

Ronald Adams

Ronald Adams

Ronald Adams will be speaking on “Guidelines and benchmarks: Regulations and standards for Natural Gas infrastructure and metering”. He is the Vice President of Gas Transmission and Distribution at NGC in 2016, after serving as Operations Manager at NGC CNG Company Limited.

Ruth Potopsingh,PhD

Ruth Potopsingh,PhD

Dr Ruth Potopsingh is Associate Vice President–Sustainable Energy, at the University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech Ja.) where she heads the Caribbean Sustainable Energy and Innovation Institute (CSEII). A Commonwealth scholar and graduate of the University of the West Indies and the University

Stephen Smith

Stephen Smith

Stephen is a 1979 graduate of the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology’s Petroleum Tech program and has been with the Alberta Energy Regulator since his graduation. Stephen has been involved in the full scope of oil and gas regulatory work since joining

Wesley R. Edens

Wesley R. Edens

Founder and Co-Chairman of the Board of Directors, Fortress Investment Group LLC. Wesley R. Edens is a Founder and Co-Chairman of the Board of Directors of Fortress Investment Group LLC. Fortress was founded in 1998 and is a $70 billion alternative asset

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JAMAICA PEGASUS HOTEL 81 Knutsford Boulevard, Kingston 5 +1 (876) 926-3691-9

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For more information please contact :
Jade-Anne James – OUR
Tel: 876-968-6053 ext. 2717

or

Shalene Davis – PCJ
Tel: 876-929-5380-9 ext. 237