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TSTT wires energy conference

Trinidad - On January 25 this country will host the Caribbean’s premier energy sector event, the Trinidad and Tobago Energy Sector Conference 2010, and it will do so with an array of communications technology tools provided by TSTT.

Broadband Internet, wireless services, handsets and webcasts – TSTT will facilitate the full spectrum of local and international communication at the three-day event being held at the Hyatt Regency Trinidad. TSTT will also provide a live streaming broadcast of a debate between students of the University of the West Indies (UWI) St Augustine Campus and the University of Trinidad and Tobago (UTT). The conference is an annual initiative of the South Trinidad Chamber of Industry and Commerce (STCIC) and brings together industry executives, academics, international experts and policymakers.

“This is the major energy sector conference in the Caribbean,” explained Thackwray Driver, CEO of the STCIC. “It’s the one time in the year when the energy sector gets together as a body to determine the future direction of the energy sector.”

As to TSTT’s role, Mr. Driver said: “for the second year TSTT is our technology sponsor. They are providing us the opportunity to bring the conference to a larger audience through videoconferencing of the student debate as well as providing communication services both between participants and participants and the outside world.”

Running from the 25th to the 27th, the Trinidad and Tobago Energy Sector Conference will include a feature address by Energy Minister, Senator Conrad Enill and keynote addresses by BPTT Chairman and CEO Robert Riley and Christine Ervin, CEO of the US Green Building Council and Assistant Secretary of Energy under President Bill Clinton.

Expressing the companies support for the annual conference, TSTT’s Chief Technology Officer George Hill said, “As technology partner for the event TSTT’s role is to make sure the conference runs smoothly by providing the highest quality information and communications technology services”.

The live streamed university debate on the motion: “Be it resolved that Trinidad and Tobago is providing the platform for entrepreneurship in the energy sector”, will take place at 5 pm on Day One of the conference.