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Paramaribo, Suriname
19-22 June 2023

Hosted by

Staatsolie

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Brought to you by SEOGS and hosted by Staatsolie | 1-2 February 2023

SEOGS NETWORKS, 1-2 Feb 2023 is an online business matching event brought to you by SEOGS and hosted by Staatsolie. The SEOGS organising committee has a shared vision of promoting local entrepreneurship and attracting foreign investment and through market insights, research and intelligence understands that the best way to achieve this is through strategic partnerships. 

To support your investment and business development in Suriname and assist you in growing your business, developing your project or expanding your operations in Suriname in 2023 SEOGS NETWORKS is designed and curated as two half days of business matching where a machine learning programme will help your company match its requirements and meet its needs. Whether you are looking to meet and connect with suppliers, buyers or distributors or are a local, regional, or international company interested in products, partnerships and/or joint ventures SEOGS NETWORKS is tailored to assist you in expanding your network and achieving these goals. 

 

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SEOGS NETWORKS AGENDA

Pre-event

SEOGSNetworksWednesday 25th January 2023
SEOGS NETWORKS PLATFORM - LIVE 


Participants will receive an email with instructions to build their profiles and the structured Business Matching event 

Start networking!

Day 1 - 1st Feb

SEOGSNETWORKS09:00 – 09:45

Welcome Keynotes

 

  • An Introduction to SEOGS NETWORKS (live) - Presenter: Alex Moulds, Event Director, SEOGS 2023
  • Host Welcome Address (pre-recorded) - Presenter: Annand Jagesar, Managing Director/CEO, Staatsolie Maatschappij Suriname N.V.  → 5-minute Live Q&A
  • Trade Association Address (pre-recorded)  - Presenter: Rekha Bissumbhar, Chairwoman, Verenigning Surinaams Bedrijfsleven (VSB) / Surinamese Business Association. → Q&A will be open during the presentation and questions sent and answered by VSB will be emailed to participants
  • Ministerial Address (live) - Presenter: H.E. Albert R. Ramdin, Minister of Foreign Affairs, International Business and International Cooperation of the Republic of Suriname. → 5-minute Live Q&A

 

SEOGSNetworks09:45 – 11:00

STRUCTURED BUSINESS MATCHING / SPEED DATING

(Focus on regional and internationals companies meeting with local companies)

 

SEOGS NETWORKS11:00 – 11:30

Investing and Doing Business in Suriname

 

  • Presentation A: Building Trust Through Investment Protection and Fiscal Stabilisation (pre-recorded) - Presenter: Roy Shyamnarain, Tax Lawyer and Managing Director, Shyamnarain Associates N.V.  → Live Q&A will be running during the presentation
  • Presentation B: Local Content and Supplier Development (pre-recorded) - Presenter: Dennis Pello, Manager Sustainable Energy / Local Content Development Taskforce, Staatsolie Maatschappij Suriname N.V.  Live Q&A will be running during the presentation

 

SEOGS NETWORKS11:30 – 12:30

STRUCTURED BUSINESS MATCHING / SPEED DATING

(Focus on strategic partnerships, MOU’s and setting up joint ventures)

 

SEOGS Networks12:30 – 13:00

Joint Ventures, Fiscal and Finance

 

  • Presentation A: Joint Venture Presentations (pre-recorded) - Presenter: Hans Lim A Po, Jr. Partner, Lim A Po Law Firm - Advocatenkantoor Lim A Po. → Live Q&A will be running during the presentation
  • Presentation B: Suriname Tax Updates 2023 (pre-recorded) - Presenter: Kimberly Schreuders, Executive Director Tax, Ernst & Young. → Live Q&A will be running during the presentation
  • Presentation C: Resourcing and Recruitment in Suriname (pre-recorded) - Presenter: Sarona Samaroo, Vice President, El Dorado Offshore: Trinidad, Guyana and Suriname. → Live Q&A will be running during the presentation

 

SEOGSNetworks13:00 – 14:30

STRUCTURED BUSINESS MATCHING / SPEED DATING

(Focus on meetings around setting up a company in Suriname and resourcing and recruitment)

Day 2 - 2nd Feb

SEOGS Networks12:00 – 12:30

Upstream Oil and Gas, Procurement and EOI

 

  • Opening Address (pre-recorded) - Presenter: Philippe Blanchard, General Manager, TotalEnergies E&P Suriname B.V. → 5-minute Live Q&A
  • Operator Keynote (live) - Presenter: Channa Kurukulasuriya, Country Manager, Chevron. → 5-minute Live Q&A

 

SEOGS Networks12:30 – 14:30

STRUCTURED BUSINESS MATCHING / SPEED DATING

(Focus on connecting service providers with service requirements and matching organisations types with organisations you are looking to meet)

 

SEOGS Networks14:30 – 15:00

Marketing and Negotiation

 

  • Presentation A: How to Market Your Company to International Energy Investors (pre-recorded) - Presenter: Timothy Mendonça, Managing Director, EAG Airport Management N.V. Operator of Heliport Paramaribo. → Live Q&A will be running during the presentation
  • Presentation B: Negotiating Energy Contracts (pre-recorded) - Presenter: Willem Bloem, Principal, Bloem Consultants N.V. → 5-minute Live Q&A

 

SEOGS Networks15:00 – 17:30

STRUCTURED BUSINESS MATCHING / SPEED DATING

(Focus on business development and negotiating contracts and partnerships)

Post-event

The SEOGS NETWORKS Business Matching Platform and Event App will remain live until the end of February so that you continue networking through direct messaging, in built video conference calls and have plenty of time to visit the virtual booths and utilise the online resources.


SEOGS 2023 – SEE YOU THERE! 


 3rd Suriname Energy, Oil & Gas Summit & Exhibition
19-22 June 2023, Paramaribo, Suriname – Hosted by Staatsolie 

SEOGS NETWORKS PRESENTERS INCLUDE:

 

PARTICIPATING COMPANIES INCLUDE:

 

 

 

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SEOGS NETWORKS FEATURES

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Through an easy to navigate machine learning platform find relevant attendees and companies to connect via a business matching service that confirms meetings for you at a time convenient to you.

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With around 500 participants expected that platform also offers direct messages and built in video calls so you can connect with any and all other participants.

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Delivering 2 half days of structured business matching meetings and plenty of time after the event to continue building your networks.

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SEOGS NETWORKS will also deliver tailored content and supporting documentation and online resources on functional and topical items such as setting up a business in Suriname, negotiating energy contracts, marketing your company, business development, local content and more.

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Provides you an online platform and event app for companies to connect and do business without having to or in addition to travelling to Paramaribo meaning you get started on your business development, market entry or JV partnership before this year’s 3rd Suriname Energy, Oil & Gas Summit & Exhibition, 26-29 June 2023, Paramaribo, Suriname.

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Knowledge exchange (downloadable content): MoU samples, meetings checklist, Suriname tax docs, company registration documents…

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Sponsors & Exhibitors already signed up for SEOGS 2023 will be offered several complimentary passes to SEOGS NETWORKS and a discounted rate thereafter. For further information on this please contact mperez@gep-events.com

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The SEOGS NETWORKS Business Matching Platform and Event App will remain live until the end of February and will be the same online platform supporting this year’s SEOGS 2023 so getting to know your way around this February will save you valuable time in June for those all-important face to face meetings.   

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Stay tuned for more information on this online event via e-mail, the SEOGS website and the Staatsolie webpage