What happened to GIPEX 2017?

Dear Editor,

Guyana was set to host a major petroleum summit, November 22-24, 2017 or the inaugural GIPEX 2017.

I do not recall seeing or hearing anything about this summit and exhibition which was scheduled to be held at the Marriott Hotel. Can you share some enlightenment as to whether this summit did indeed take place and what came out of the deliberations?

I know there is to be GIPEX 2018 scheduled for February 7-9, which is slated to be bigger than GIPEX 2017.

Yours faithfully,

Shamshun Mohamed

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