The India- Guyana Chamber of Commerce (IGCC) hosted its first cocktail and mixer event at the Guyana Marriott Hotel on Wednesday 7th February 2024. This event marked a celebration of the partnerships between India and Guyana, honoring the IGCC 2023 members, while facilitating an opportunity for new members to network and socialize, with the goal of enhancing awareness about the IGCC among prospective members and the broader business communities of both Guyana and India. Membership certificates were distributed, and IGCC badges were shared with attendees during this event.
Government officials present at the function were Hon. Dr. Ashni Singh, Senior Minister within the Officer of the President with Responsibility for Finance and Public Service, Hon. Hugh Todd, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and Hon. Oneidge Walrond, Minister of Tourism Industry and Commerce. Also, in attendance Dr. Peter Ramsaroop Chief Executive Officer Guyana Office for Investment.
Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Hugh Todd, emphasized the government’s commitment to fostering private sector growth through investment-friendly policies and frameworks. In the absence of President Dr. Irfaan Ali, Todd highlighted the government’s readiness to facilitate cross-border business engagements by implementing supportive systems and structures.
The IGCC currently has 16 members and is processing new membership applications.
The current members are:
- Comfort Sleep Inc
- Transportation and Logistic Consulting (TLC)
- Sterling Products Limited
- Silvie’s Industrial Solutions
- Ekaa Hrim Earth Resources Management Inc.
- Amazonia Mall
- Bounty Farm
- Texila American University
- Opulent Consulting Inc
- Jacobs Jewellery
- N&S Algoo Custom Brokerage Services Inc.
- Queensway Security Services Inc
- National Milling Company of Guyana Inc.
- KSM Investments Inc.
- ActionINVEST Consulting & Engineering.
The Board of Directors: The President Ramnaresh Sarwan, Saju Bhaskar Convenor and Founding Secretary, First Vice President Kalamazad Ibrahim, Sr Vice Presidents David Fernandes and Steven Jacobs and Treasurer Shaleeza Shaw wish to express our appreciation to our sponsors who made this event possible.
Both Indian and Guyanese business communities, particularly newly formed Indian companies, were well represented at the Marriott event. The evening displayed a mix of cultural and business interactions, highlighting the Chamber’s role as a symbol of unity and collaboration.
Some of the feedback from the attendees:
- Well-organized event with a blend of cultural and business mingling
- In my experience, this is a different mix of people and businesses under one umbrella
- IGCC networking program last night was good, and I appreciate the initiative.
For more information on becoming a member please visit our website indiaguyana.com