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The 2018 CARILEC Chief Executive Officers & Leadership Conference (include “Conference” in the heading in the banner above as well) is the premier electricity and energy conference in the Caribbean and Latin American region, and is an annual must-attend event. It will be held from May 20-23, 2018 on the Beautiful Island of Barbados.  This event is being proudly Co-Hosted by the Barbados Power & Light Company Limited (BLPC).


Join more than 150 CEOs and top electricity and energy leaders, innovators, experts and change makers to reach the next level of leadership in the Caribbean Energy Industry.

Our conference, which is being held under the theme: “Leadership in an Age of Disruption-Managing the 3D’s: Digitalisation. Decarbonisation. Decentralisation,” is specifically designed to meet the dynamic and constantly evolving industry needs of CEOs and leaders and will feature speakers and panelists who are among the best and brightest in the energy and electricity industries.  The various presentations and discussions on the theme will provide delegates with the necessary tools to reignite their leadership and inspire them to reach their highest potential.

Delegates will also enjoy a safe and stimulating space in which they can discuss some of the most pressing issues they are facing with other leaders, and exchange views and insights.

Who Attends?

  • Chief Executives Officers
  • General Managers
  • Chief Financial Officers
  • Executives
  • Consultants
  • Leaders
  • Vendors in the Energy Industry
  • NGOs
  • Public & Private Sector Leaders

Contact our Marketing and Member Services Department today for further information on how you can attend- or visit  

Sunday 20th May 2018 to Wednesday 23rd May 2018 , 8:00am to 5:00pm

Information to be updated as it becomes available.


You will be staying at ……

Hilton Barbados Resort

Needham's Point 

St. Michael


BB11000, Barbados


Room rates

Single Occupancy Standard Room-  US$169

Double Occupancy Standard Room– US$169

All room rates are subjected to Sales tax of 17.5% and hotel occupancy tax rate of 7.5%



Reservations can be made by calling our reservations department directly at 246.434.5700 and speaking with an agent or

  • Forwarding your reservation details and where their credit card details will be obtained via telephone.
  • Clicking on the following link and entering the group code in the below field when making your reservation:
    • Enter ‘Barbados’ under ‘Where are you going?
    • Select dates of your reservation
    • Enter remaining reservation details
    • Insert ‘CARILE ‘ into ‘group code’ field under ‘Special Accounts and Rates’
    • Select ‘Find Hotels’

Cut off date for reservations to be made is April 26th, 2018

2017 Participating Companies

  1. ABB
  2. ABB Panama
  3. Aggreko
  4. Anguilla Electricity Company Ltd
  5. APR Energy
  6. Ascendant Group Ltd
  7. Bahamas Power & Light Company Ltd
  8. Belize Electricity Ltd
  9. BMR Energy
  10. BWSC A/C
  11. CARILEC Renewable Energy Community
  12. CIBC FirstCaribbean International(Barbados) Bank
  13. CITCO Petroleum
  14. Crowley LNG
  15. Dominica Electricity Services Ltd
  16. DNV GL
  17. Eagle LNG Partners
  18. EDF Guadeloupe
  19. Electric Supply Inc
  20. Emera Caribbean Inc
  21. E-Power S.A
  22. Ferus
  23. FortisTCI
  24. Gas Natural Fenosa
  25. Gas Natural Fenosa Engineering S.L
  26. Glencore Ltd
  27. Goltens Service
  28. Grenada Electricity Services Ltd
  29. Honeywell Smart Energy
  30. ITRON Inc
  31. Jamaica Private Power Company
  32. Jamaica Public Service Company
  33. Kerite Cable Systems
  34. MAN Diesel & Turbo
  35. Methanex Corporation
  36. MDSA Strategic Communications
  37. Navigant Consulting Inc
  38. Nevis Electricity Company Ltd
  39. NuCapital Curacao BV
  40. N.V. Energiebedrijven Suriname
  41. NV GEBE
  42. NW Energy
  43. Pacific Power Association
  44. Petra Systems
  45. Power Producers & Distributors Ltd
  46. Rocky Mountain Institute
  47. Sensus
  48. Sol Caribbean Ltd
  49. Sol EC Ltd
  50. St. Kitts Electricity Company Ltd
  51. St. Lucia Electricity Services Ltd
  52. Tantalus Systems Corp
  53. Temporal Power
  54. The Power Generation Company of Trinidad & Tobago
  55. Trinity Power Ltd
  56. Vergnet
  57. Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority
  58. Wartsila Caribbean Inc
No speakers available for this event.


Sunday 20th May 2018 to Wednesday 23rd May 2018 , 8:00am to 5:00pm



About Barbados

Barbados is the most easterly island in the Caribbean island chain, all on it's own with the Atlantic Ocean to one side and the Caribbean Sea to the other. It is made of limestone and only measures 166 square miles and it reaches 21 miles in length and 14 miles in width, however you will find this small island as rich in culture and history as it is in beauty.

Barbados is a relatively flat country with only one major incline and that is Mount Hillaby, which measures 1,089 feet above sea level.

Affectionately known as 'Little England', a certain British-ness pervades daily life, from place names (Clapham, Dover, Hastings & Lancaster are a few) to driving on the left, roundabouts and afternoon tea.

A land of contrasts, part of Barbados' unique charm comes from the old world happily coexisting with the new. Glass and marble offices stand next to brightly painted rum shops, satellite dishes festoon traditional wooden chattel houses, and high tech SUVs drive alongside donkey carts. Bordered by the calm waters of the Caribbean Sea on the West, and by the tumultuous Atlantic Ocean on the East, just driving from one coast to the other is an experience with breath-taking scenery.

Barbados is divided into 11 parishes, each with their own distinct character, interconnected by a fairly decent road system of which the ABC highway is the main artery, running through the centre of the island connecting the island from one end to the other.


The weather in Barbados rarely drops below 75 degrees Fahrenheit in the winter months December to March, and rarely goes above 85 degrees Fahrenheit in the summer months May to October. The hurricane season runs from June until December when humidity can be quite unpleasant but the rest of the year enjoys cooling trade northeast trade winds.


Barbados has its own currency, which is tied to the US dollar. The exchange rate is pre-set at BDS $1.98 to the US dollar. The rate varies slightly according to the form of currency you are using (traveler's checks, cash, wire transfers), and of course other currencies fluctuate against the US dollar. On the street the US rate of exchange is generally two to one.

Banking hours are Monday to Thursday from 8 am to 3 pm and on Fridays from 8 am to 5 pm.

*TIP: Banks generally require customers to show their passport and ticket when converting foreign dollars, particularly when converting back to your home currency. This is because Barbadians are allowed a fixed amount of foreign exchange each year. You should also carry your passport to do cash advances off your credit card in the bank.


The electricity supply here is dependable. Barbados runs on the odd system of 110 volts/50 cycles and uses the North American style 2-prong plug and outlet. Most 60 cycle items will work here, and many hotels provide a 220 volt outlet in the bathrooms.


English is the official language spoken with a Barbadian dialect, which can sometimes be tricky to understand, even if you understand what a Bajan says it doesn't necessarily make any sense. You may have to visit the island on a few occasions until you get to grips with 'bare Bajan' talk.



The water in Barbados is safe to drink as it filtered naturally through the coral limestone rock; make sure you drink plenty of it as dehydration in this hot climate can happen quite easily. You also will need to wear a high factor sunscreen as you can burn even on cloudy days.