TOGY Colombia Strategic Roundtable: Regaining Colombia’s Competitive Edge

September 8, 2015

International energy publication The Oil & Gas Year held its third Strategic Roundtable discussion for Colombia, which took place at the 101 Park House hotel in Bogotá. The event covered a topic fundamental to the successful and sustainable development of the country: the recovery of the regional competitiveness of the Colombian hydrocarbons industry.

The roundtable panel was attended by esteemed speakers from the country’s oil and gas industry, including Campetrol president Rubén Darío Lizarralde Montoya, Centre of Strategic International Studies senior advisor Luis Giusti, Acipet executive director Juan Carlos Rodríguez Esparza, Estrella International Energy Services general manager Ricardo Sarmiento, Geopark director of business development Enrique Velásquez, PwC Oil and Gas Advisory director of energy Raul Garay, Norton Rose Fulbright Group partner Jorge Neher, Panthers Machinery president and general manager Pedro González.

The discussion was titled “Regaining Colombia’s Competitive Edge,” and analysed a range of topics including government regulations and incentives regarding oil and gas development, co-ordination between the public and private sectors, Colombia’s investment climate, the domestic market’s strengths and weaknesses and approaches to leadership in the regional energy industry. The Oil & Gas Year’s country director for Colombia, Tomás Gerbasio, moderated the event.

The roundtable session will be featured in The Oil & Gas Year’s fifth energy report on the country, The Oil & Gas Year, Colombia 2016. The book will highlight Colombia’s most important and influential companies, projects, individuals and policies throughout the energy chain.

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