Learn more about the Energy Exports Conference We continue to stand ready to help companies, large and small, the length and breadth of the UK to export their goods and services and encourage all interested firms to take a look at our Export Strategy to see how we can help. I am absolutely delighted that Aberdeen has been chosen to host the inaugural Energy Exports Conference next year. The Department for International Trade will be supporting the conference to ensure it’s a great success. The visit comes after the Minister recently launched the UK’s new Export Strategy. The Strategy sets out how the government will support businesses of all sizes to make the most of the opportunities presented by markets around the world.A government-led collaboration with business, developed after extensive engagement with a range of UK firms – the Strategy sets a new ambition from government to increase exports as a proportion of UK GDP to 35%. Uniquely, a number of stakeholders are collaborating to ensure this major event achieves maximum impact – the EIC has agreed to take the lead and we are delighted to have full support from DIT, SDI and the Oil & Gas Authority, as well as Opportunity North East, Oil & Gas UK and UK Export Finance. CEO of the trade body the Energy Industries Council (EIC), Stuart Broadley, said: The visit comes ahead of the Energy Exports Conference in June 2019 which is set to bring key partners together with the aim of accelerating export growth in the sector to key international markets.The Minister will today meet a range of companies and organisations in the oil and gas industry – including the Oil and Gas Authority and Scottish Development International – to demonstrate DIT commitment to helping the UK oil and gas industry maximise its economic potential. It is estimated that the UK supply chain already delivers a £30 billion turnover, of which 40% is delivered through exports.At next year’s conference in Aberdeen, organised by trade association the Energy Industries Council, around 20 speakers from major international operators and contractors will present an estimated £100bn worth of project opportunities for UK companies.This is all part of a shared industry vision – Vision 2035 – which includes the aim to double the UK’s global share of the oil and gas service sector market by 2035. In turn, this will help to add a generation of productive life to the North Sea Basin and maintain the UK oil and gas industry’s position as a significant contributor to the UK economy for decades to come.Minister of State for the Department for International Trade, Baroness Fairhead, said: The inaugural Energy Exports Conference promises to be the UK’s largest ever export-focussed event in the energy sector. Our aim is to generate significant new incremental export business for UK companies – both for established exporters but also importantly inspiring new exporters. The Oil and Gas industry is a key industry which provides economic growth, jobs and opportunities in companies in the wider supply chain all across Scotland.
DEXTER `De Kid’ Marques and Imran `Magic’ Khan are both confident of securing wins when the Guyana Boxing Board of Control stages its `Locked and Loaded’ boxing card at the Giftland Mall, Liliendaal, East Coast Demerara on April 9.Marques, who has been out of action for just over a year and will be coming up against Venezuela’s Luis Alberto Requena Zarraga in the feature 10-round flyweight contest, said he will be ready for the April 9 showdown and is confident of victory.Marques (15-2-0) while being absent from the ring for just over one year stepped up preparation for his upcoming bout two Sundays ago at the Andrew `Six Head’ Lewis Boxing Gym and sparred 10 rounds with three amateur boxers. He also did some work on the heavy bag.Marques last entered the `square jungle’ in February 2016 against Requena’s countryman Freddy Beleno and this was two years after his fight against Jamaican Rudolph Hodge whom he defeated. Marques had fought Hodge in 2014 and was absent from the ring until 2016.Khan, on the other hand, who made his professional debut in 2015 and who stopped David Thomas in the second round on his debut, lost his next two fights to Quincy Gomes in February and August of last year.However, he said he is more prepared for his encounter against Keeve Allicock whom he will face in a six-round lightweight encounter.Khan said after losing to Gomes in his last fight, he had wanted to quit the sport, but he and his opponent live in the same community (Albouystown) and every day he will hear Allicock saying that he (Khan) cannot beat Allicock, so he changed his mind and decided to take the fight and prove his point.Khan said come April 9, the ambulance will have to come and collect Allicock from the venue when he is done with him. But Allicock was quick to respond, saying the ambulance will come to the venue, but it will be to collect Khan on a stretcher and he (Allicock) will actually be in the ambulance, but not as a patient, but to accompany Khan to the hospital.Meanwhile, the other fights on the night’s card will see Edmond De Clou tackling Winston Pompey in a super middleweight contest over six rounds.The other segment of the Pro-Am card will feature three amateur fights.The opening bout brings together Rewinne David in a junior lightweight contest over four rounds.Kelon Isaacs and Euel Augustin in a 3-round junior welterweight bout and Stephan Gouveia will face Jackford Joseph in a three-round welterweight contest.