GEBE backs annual Carilec conference

PHILIPSBURG–Utilities company GEBE continues to support the Caribbean Electric Utility Services Corporation Carilec conference for the second consecutive year. The conference, which started on March 10 and will end on March 14, is being hosted at The Westin Dawn Beach Resort and Spa.

This year’s conference is titled “Corporate Communications, Human Resources and Customer Service.” It has two sponsors: local firm Training Professionals International (TPI) and Northwest Linesman College in Idaho, United States of America.

GEBE’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Kenrick Chittick said, “The conference theme ‘Corporate Communications, Human Resources and Customer Service’ is in direct alignment with NV GEBE’s Managing Board’s philosophy on moving the organisation forward. We have taken a conscious look at our investment in our employees. Training is one of our priorities; we are formally committed to making training and professional development a focus to enrich our work culture.

“We understand that investing in our employees’ professional development will contribute to higher work performance, happier employees and measurable results. Our Customer Care Programme has been well received by the community and we want to take all other aspects of NV GEBE to new levels of success.”

The conference features regionally recognised speakers who will share their experiences and expertise on a range of topics, including Change Management, Implementing HR Best Practices for Talent to Thrive, Delivering Excellence Through Collaboration, while simultaneously offering both academic and organisations that can provide specialised services to enhance diverse organizations throughout the Caribbean.

Carilec Training Manager Laurena Primus said St. Maarten is strategically located in the Northern hub of the Caribbean, which makes it unique and ideal to attract utility companies to attend informative trainings of this unique nature.

“We commend NV GEBE for their efforts and support. They have surpassed our expectations for the second time. We recognise that Carilec is in St. Lucia, but Carilec is universal and Chittick has allowed us, along with his management board, to expand our dedicated services to educate the Caribbean communities and provide them with the knowledge and expertise from our speakers and facilitators. For more information contact

Natasha [email protected]/* */ or call 526-2052/2050,” said Primus.

Source: The Daily Herald