The Caribbean’s Premier Electric Solutions Provider Releases its 2023 Events Line-Up
Castries, St. Lucia, March 1st, 2023: On the heels of a successful return to face-to-face events in
2022, the Caribbean Electric Utility Services Corporation (CARILEC), announces its 2023
Calendar of Events, which will deliver even greater value for attendees. This year’s event lineup
features virtual, in-person and hybrid events, catering to a variety of attendees, across a wide
spectrum of geographical locations and professional/business development aspirations.
CARILEC’S hallmark leadership event, the Chief Executive Officers’ and Leadership Conference
will be co-hosted with member utility, Consorcio Energetico Punta Cana (CEPM), in the
Dominican Republic, Punta Cana, in May 2023. Energy sector leaders can expect a stellar speaker
line-up at this premier event. The Human Resource, Corporate Communications and Customer
Service (HRCCCS) Conference will be held in Trinidad & Tobago, from March 29th to 31st, in
conjunction with the Arthur Lok Jack Global School of Business’ Distinguished Leadership and
Innovation Conference, scheduled for March 28th at the same venue. Delegates can attend both
conferences at an attractive rate, thereby increasing their return on investment.
Additionally, the Engineering and Procurement Conference and Exhibition will return as a live
event, also scheduled to be held in Trinidad & Tobago, from July 23rd to 27th. CARILEC is excited
about the return of this conference to an in-person format, as many of its utility and associate
members have indicated that they had particularly missed the sharing of technological and
technical expertise, that this event had become known for. The Occupational Health and Safety
Symposium, which is one of the Association’s most successful virtual events, will return to an in-
person format, to be held in Grenada, from November 16th to 17th.
The CARILEC Resilient Energy Community (CAREC) Conference and Tradeshow, held last
September, in Miami, USA, recorded an impressive attendance of almost 300 delegates. This
year’s event will feature cutting edge technologies and solutions with regards to Renewable
Energy, Grid Modernization and enhancing resiliency in the energy sector. Powerline workers
can also look forward to the return of the popular Lineworkers’ Rodeo & Safety Training. This
event will be held in two components, virtually and in-person, in St. Lucia (hybrid format), the
home of the CARILEC Secretariat Headquarters, from April 15th to 16th, with the support and
assistance of member utility, the St. Lucia Electricity Services Limited (LUCELEC), as co-host.
CARILEC is particularly thrilled about the return of the event, as it is one where lineworkers from
across the region can improve their technical skills and engage in a fun and entertaining event,
marked by a spirit of collaboration and comradery.
A new addition to CARILEC’s event line-up is the Coaching and Leadership Symposium, a virtual
event geared towards professionals in the energy sector and beyond, who are passionate about
personal and professional development, with the goal of enhancing individual and organizational
performance at all levels. This Symposium, scheduled for May 31st, is also tailored to equip
current leaders with the skills and tools to excel in their positions and strategically influence the
next generation of leaders. This Symposium will form part of a series of coaching events, aimed
at developing energy sector leaders across the region. Other virtual events include the Disaster
Management Roundtable to be held on April 25th and the Geographic Information Systems
Symposium slated for October 17th to 18th.
Caribbean Electric Utility Services Corporation
CARILEC’s Executive Director, Dr. Cletus Bertin, provided some insight into the Association’s
overall objectives for its 2023 events, “CARILEC, by virtue of being a membership organization is
particularly focused on the continued growth and development of its members within the
regional energy sector and by extension globally. This year, the Association has expanded its
events repertoire to include coaching and mentoring, with the specific goal of nurturing and
harnessing leadership skills, which is essential in building successful teams and organizations.
We also recognize that our members and partners are eager to re-engage in face-to-face learning
and networking, which in the past (pre-COVID-19) they had looked forward to, through our
signature events. However, we are also cognizant of the rising costs of travel and accommodation,
and we have therefore decided to host a blend of both virtual and in-person events in 2023. We
look forward to hosting our members, partners, and delegates over the course of 2023 and
beyond, online and in person.”
The Association remains committed towards planning and executing events which promote
innovative and groundbreaking energy solutions, to propel the realization of the vision of a
sustainable energy future for the people of the Caribbean. For more information on CARILEC’s
2023 event line-up, visit their events page at https://www.carilec.org/events/ or email the
CARILEC Events Team at email@example.com.
For further information, contact:
Karen C. Piper
Assistant Manager, Communications & Disaster Management
Mobile Phone : +1 (758) 728 9212
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
About CARILEC :
The Caribbean Electric Utility Service Corporation (CARILEC) is an association of energy solution
providers and other stakeholders operating in the electricity industry in the Caribbean. CARILEC
was established in 1989 with nine (9) members as part of an electric Utilities modernization
project funded by USAID and implemented by NRECA under a five-year “Co-operative
Agreement.” Currently, CARILEC comprises over one hundred members. This includes thirty-
three (33) Full Members that are electric Utilities, and over eighty (80) Independent Power
Producers (IPPs), Associate and Affiliate Members that are companies involved in some aspect of
servicing the electric Utility business.