15th Annual OOCUR Conference – Magdalena Grand Beach & Golf Resort. November 8th -10th

Programme Outline-15th OOCUR Annual Conference – Draft
15th Annual OOCUR Conference – Magdalena Grand Beach & Golf Resort. November 8th -10th

This year marks the 15th Annual Conference of the Organization of Caribbean Utility Regulators (OOCUR), a non-profit, member-driven organization serving as a catalyst for regulatory improvement in the Caribbean. OOCUR’s mission is to foster transparent and stable utility regulation through independent regulators and facilitate the sharing of regulatory issues and experiences among member countries.

This premier conference, entitled ‘BALANCING THE INTERESTS – LESSONS FROM CARIBBEAN REGULATORS’ is being hosted in partnership with the Regulated Industries Commission (RIC), and will be held on the scenic island of Tobago at the Magdalena Grand Beach and Golf Resort from 8th – 10th  November 2017.  It will feature presentations and short papers from regional regulatory bodies from the USA, Barbados, Jamaica, Anguilla, the Bahamas, Belize, Guyana, Dominica and the US Virgin Islands, on a extensive range of subjects.

The conference attracts a broad cross section of participants in the Water and Wastewater, Telecommunications & ICT, Electricity & Energy Industries, policy makers, service companies and academia and persons with a unique interest in these areas. The conference will also seek to get diverse opinions from international and regional delegates.

Special Feature

In light of the recent hurricanes which have devastated the Caribbean, this year’s conference will feature a special presentation on disaster recovery as it pertains to the utility sector and regulation.

Keynote Speaker

We are extremely pleased to announce the Keynote Speaker for this year’s conference is

Dr. Sanford Berg – Professor Emeritus, Economics and Director of Water Studies, PURC
University of Florida 

Call for Papers

Click here for the Call for Papers.

There is still time to submit papers and/or ideas for round-table discussions.

Please submit abstracts to: prem1932@yahoo.com or claytonblackman@yahoo.co.uk


Registration Information

Please see the Registration Form for information on registering for the upcoming OOCUR Annual Conference.

OOCUR Annual Conference Registration Form 2017 – Final

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Conference Programme

Please see below for a draft conference programme. This programme is subject to change as more speakers and presentations are added.

Programme Outline-15th OOCUR Annual Conference – Draft



Magdalena Grand Beach and Golf Resort


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