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Early-bird deadline for Papua New Guinea Investment Conference this Friday, 4 August

The early-bird deadline for the Business Advantage Papua New Guinea Investment Conference, Sydney, is this Friday 4 August. The conference will take place at the Shangri-La Hotel, The Rocks, Sydney on 7 and 8 September 2017.

Program Highlights

PNG Investment Conference, Day 1 & Day 2 (am)

  • PNG in a Connected World (keynote by futurist Mark Pesce)
  • Taking the temperature: PNG’s prevailing business and investment climate
  • Where next? The future shape of the PNG economy
  • Funding for strategic infrastructure investment
  • The businesses of the future: investment trends, SMEs and innovation
  • Plus presentations on APEC, ICT, energy and case studies

Pacific Investment Seminar, Day 2 (PM)

  • Opportunities for PNG and the Pacific Islands in the Asian Century, keynote by David Thomas, China expert
  • Country presentations (Solomon Islands, Fiji, Timor-Leste)
  • A blueprint for doing business in the Pacific Islands


Over 30 high-profile speakers confirmed, including:

  • Mark Pesce, leading futurist, on PNG business in a connected world (keynote)
  • David Thomas, BRIC and China expert (keynote)
  • Loi M Bakani, Governor, Bank of Papua New Guinea
  • Wapu Sonk, CEO, Kumul Petroleum
  • Craig Lennon, CEO, Highlands Pacific
  • Peter Botten, Managing Director, Oil Search Ltd
  • Mahesh Patel, Chairman, Kumul Telikom
  • Stan Joyce, CEO, SP Brewery
  • Carolyn Blacklock, Specialist Infrastructure Advisor to Government of PNG
  • Syd Yates, CEO, Kina Group
  • Dr Stephen Nash, Chief Investment Officer, Nambawan Super
  • Sir Frederick Reiher, Chairman, Air Niugini
  • John Leahy, President, PNG CCI
  • Zarak Khan, Fiji Trade Commissioner to Australia
  • Derick Aihari, Director, InvestSolomons

Register now.