As the 3-day Energy Conference 2019 opens in Port of Spain, we get a feel of the early sessions as we air the 1st of 3 parts of a panel discussion, on the ‘evolving role of technology‘ on the sector, chaired by professor Avinash Persaud, chairman of the Barbados Financial Services Authority.

He spoke to the Regional President of BP Claire Fitzpatrick, the Vice-President and Country Chair of Shell Derek Hudson, the President of the National Gas Company Mark Loquan, as well as the Group Chief Executive of First Citizens Karen Darbasie, also the President of BHP Trinidad Vincent Pereira, and Darryl White, the Chief Executive Officer of RBC Financial Caribbean.

Trinidad-born scholar and surgeon, Dr. Wayne Frederick, who became president of Harvard University in 2014, advocates for closer ties between business and the school curriculum.
And adventure, travel and food come together as Geography teacher by day, Leah Fouchong, with a background in biodiversity conservation, started an eco-tours company, Co-existence Expeditions and Sunshine Travel. And finally Shalima Persad, Manager of Edible Arts Sugar Artistry, started to make cakes and truffles that ‘taste as good as they look’ in 2010.