Guatemala to Host Energy Fair 2011

From 14 to 16 November, the fifth Central American Energy Fair will take place, with the theme "challenges and opportunities for boosting the region’s energy potential."

Friday, November 4, 2011

The event, which anticipates the participation of 80 to 100 companies, brings together businessmen and investors from the energy and oil sectors and, for the first time this year, the mining sector.

"Oscar Rose, head of mining development, said the idea of the mining industry getting involved in this kind of thing is principally to promote non-metallic mining, which has lately been 'rather depressed'", states an article on

Among the activities planned at the Fair to be held at the Intercontinental Hotel in Guatemala City will be forums, conferences and business meetings.

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