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Tue, Oct 12


Online Webinar

Que Pasa in Venezuela Webinar

Join us for an update on the current social, political, and economic situation in Venezuela.

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Que Pasa in Venezuela Webinar
Que Pasa in Venezuela Webinar

Time & Location

Oct 12, 2021, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. MDT

Online Webinar

About the Event

The Canadian Council for the Americas Alberta with the support of Laryan Enterprises Ltd. are pleased to invite the business community to our upcoming “Que Pasa in Venezuela webinar” where distinguish our guest speakers will deliver an update on the current social, political, and economic situation in Venezuela.

Venezuela has been experiencing the most prolonged hyperinflation in modern history, contributing to many urgent social problems, which are made more painful by a serious deterioration in public services that leaves most of the country suffering from regular blackouts and water shortages. Many international observers believe Venezuela is a failed state on the verge of collapse, spawning one of the most urgent humanitarian and refugee crises in modern history.

Canada is a leading member of the international community that refuses to recognize Nicolas Maduro as the legitimate president of Venezuela, instead recognizing the caretaker presidency of Juan Guaido.  It is hoped that this international pressure, reinforced by punishing US sanctions will eventually force the Maduro regime to agree to free and fair elections to solve the political impasse.

When conditions permit, massive investments will be needed to reactivate Venezuela’s once world-class petroleum industry and finance infrastructure reconstruction projects in other sectors of the economy. Most of these amounts will have to come from national and international private sector investors. Canadians will be welcomed to participate in these efforts.

There will be a Q&A session at the end of the presentations.

Guest Speakers

H. Orlando Viera-Blanco - Venezuelan Ambassador to Canada representing the caretaker government of President Juan Guaido.

Claudio Ramirez - Senior Trade Commissioner in Global Affairs Canada for Colombia and Venezuela, based in the Canadian Embassy in Bogota.

Jesus Aboud - Venezuelan Oil and Gas Executive based in Calgary.

Summary of current situation in Venezuelan petroleum industry.

Cesar Mata-Garcia - Venezuelan lawyer based in Caracas and Boston.

Explanations of existing hydrocarbon laws and proposed new laws.

Jesus Ernandez Weeden - Venezuelan oil and gas expert based in Burlington, Ontario.

Overview of size and location of Venezuelan reserves and production.

Tomas Mata - Venezuelan oil and gas executive based in Houston.

Overview of multi-sectoral needs and opportunities for Canadian investors.

Barry Blacklock, President, Laryan Enterprises Ltd

Event Coordinator and Moderator

Miguel Cortines, President and Executive Director, Canadian Council for the Americas Alberta


Event Sponsor

Laryan Enterprises Ltd

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