International Building Expo 2023 Seminar Schedule


25TH & 26TH August, 2023.

1:00pm – 7:00pm.

# Time Title of Presentation Presenter(s) Agency Moderator

 Day One – 25th August, 2023.

1 1:00-1:30pm “Protecting our Environment, Our People, Our Future: EPA’s Role in Guyana’s Construction Sector.” Mr. Elon Sooknanan EPA Ms. Mariella Seepaul,

Development Planner.


2 1:35-2:05pm “Metrology & Standards for the Construction Sector” Mr. Vishnu Matbadal GNBS
3 2:10-2:40pm “HSE Management in Construction Settings.” Mr. Sunil Gopaul CHPA Mr. Intakab Indarjeet, Deputy Director of Projects.


4 2:45-3:15pm “Climate Change & Responsive Construction Practices.” Mr. Jason Hobbs IDB
5 3:20-3:50pm Title TBC Ms. Christine Thompson GWI
6 3:55-4:25pm “Financing Opportunities from IDB Invest.”  Mr. Mark Peters IDB Ms. Germene Stewart,

Chief Development Planner, CHPA.

7 4:30:4:45pm “The Importance of Financing and Insurance Coverage” Ms. Savita Singh &

Ms. Subrina Jones

Hand-in-Hand Ms. Lisa Thakurdin,

Housing Economist


8 4:50-5:05pm “Banking on Your Dreams with GBTI.” Mr. Bin-saud Bakhsh &

Ms. Leannie Evelyn

GBTI Nalico Nafico
9 5:10-5:25pm “Financing for Prospective and New Homeowners.” Mr. Venus Frith RBL
10 5:30-5:45pm “Structuring Real estate in Guyana.” Mr. Chief Samsair &

Youni Anthony Abdul

Relators Association

Of Guyana

11 5:50-6:05pm Title TBC Mr. Adrian Singh Gafoors Ms. Fayola Azore,

Senior Development Planner,


12 6:10-6:25pm “Provision of Home Security Systems.” Mr. Divesh Ramjattan Sheriff S.
13 6:30-7:00pm “GIS within CHPA – Leveraging Digital Image Data” Mr. Kellon Phillips CHPA


# Time Title of Presentation Presenter(s) Agency Moderator

 Day Two – 26th August, 2023.

1 1:00-1:30pm “Alternative Construction Practices: Materials & Methods.” Mr. Denish Bissessar GMSA Ms. Mariella Seepaul,

Development Planner,


2 1:35-2:05pm “Powering the Housing Revolution with Sustainable and Beautiful Guyanese Timber.” Mr. Paul Bassoo GFC
3 2:10-2:40pm Climate Change & Responsive Construction Practices Dr. Anna Perreira UG – FET Mr. Anthony Ragnauth

Senior Engineer,



4 2:45-3:15pm “Design and Construction of Rigid Pavement Highway on a Soft Subgrade; Region 4.” Mr. Marvin Marks CHPA
5 3:20-3:50pm “Alternative Construction Practices: Materials & Methods.” Mr. Thomas Giddings & Mr. Eshwar Mohan MoPW
6 3:55-4:25pm “Guyana’s Condominium Act.” Ms. Hannifah Jordan CHPA Ms. Fayola Azore, Senior Development Planner,


7 4:30-5:00pm “Implementing Guyana’s New Single Window System.” Ms. Germene Stewart CHPA
8 5:05-5:15pm “Insurance Protection to Realize your Dreams” Mr. Erwin Daniels Assuria Mr. Rajesh Ramgolam,

Secretary of CH&PA.

9 5:20-5:35pm “Property Insurance & Mortgage” Ms. Asha Ojha &

Mr. Mark Critchlow

Dem. Mut.
10 5:40-5:55pm “New Building Society’s Services” Ms. Simone Mohanlall NBS
11 6:00-6:30pm Innovations in technology: GIS support tools in land development and the construction sector. David Cole GLSC Ms. Germene Stewart, Chief Development Planner, CHPA.
12 6:35-6:50pm “GPS & Drone Technology in a Rapidly Developing Economy.” Mr. Ng-Yuen Liu GAPS
13 6:55-7:10pm “Innovations in Technology: GIS Support Tools in Land Development.” Mr. Mohabir & Team UG-FEES