CEO CONVERSATIONS with Dr Philip Mshelbila, Atlantic LNG

Good morning Ladies and gentlemen,

I am Nirad Tewarie, CEO of AMCHAM T&T and it is indeed a great pleasure for me to deliver this morning’s welcome remarks to the Launch of AMCHAM T&T’s 24th Annual Health, Safety, Security and Environment Conference and Exhibition.  

At AMCHAM T&T, the promotion of excellence in health, safety, security and environmental management remain one of our key tenets. Today we are launching the HSSE Conference and Exhibition with the theme: Resilience - a topic I am sure needs no explanation as to why we see this as a critical issue particularly given the challenges we are facing today.

Ladies and gentlemen allow me to remind you that this is the best opportunity locally and perhaps even within the Caribbean region to attend an HSSE Conference and Exhibition of this scope and quality. We will host the Conference and Exhibition over the course of one week - 19th to 23rd October, 2020 - and this year we are indeed going VIRTUAL to maintain social distancing and the safety of all our guests. Therefore, this means you have the opportunity to log on at specific times to participate in the Conference webinars. We also have a second-to-none virtual platform which will allow you to interact and network with our exhibitors, conference attendees and walk-ins - just as if you were physically at the Hyatt ballroom interacting with the guests. Yes, digital transformation as its best! We have an excellent line-up of speakers and over the course of the next few days, we will start accepting registrations.

I would also like to thank our HSE Committee who envisioned and designed the Conference and this series so that you will be able to glean insightful knowledge from the stories of success and challenges of building an organization through the unique vantage point and the perspective of the CEO. Our HSE Committee is one of our longest serving committees at AMCHAM T&T, and I would have to say, one of our most active and innovative committees.

This series of Pre-Conference Webinars was created to give you a sneak peek into the Conference this year. The session this morning is the first in our CEO Conversation series. We are happy to launch this new event because it allows us to get up close and personal with many of the major players in our business sector. We have deliberately kept the number of participants small so that you can interact with the CEO, so don’t hesitate to ask a question during our Q&A.

They say every CEO has a story to tell that speaks to their success and leadership style. Through this series, you will hear from the men and women who are leading dynamic companies across all industry sectors and making thoughtful decisions that ultimately have a major impact on our lives and the country. They will share with us the visionary leadership styles that have helped them to build their companies and offer sound advice that will hopefully inspire each of us to build our own successes in business and in our lives.

Today we are featuring the CEO of AtlanticLNG which is one of the world’s largest producers of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG). Dr Philip Mshelbila is no stranger to us here at AMCHAM T&T – having been involved with our annual HSSE Conference & Exhibition as the title sponsor for many years. Based on this measure of support and leadership, it felt like a no-brainer to have him as our first guest in our CEO Conversation series.

Before we begin our conversation, I would like to say thank you to our platinum sponsors:

  • The National Gas Company of Trinidad and Tobago (NGC)
  • bpTT
  • Shell
  • And also, a special thank you to our Title Sponsor – AtlanticLNG who have once more agree to partner with us as we continue to promote leadership and excellence in everything HSSE through our upcoming Conference and Exhibition.

Click here to watch a video from the CEO Conversation with Dr Mshelbila as he speaks on the topic of leadership.

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