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If your business does business with Papua New Guinea, you can’t afford to miss this respected international event.

Promoting business and investment opportunities in Papua New Guinea

Major Sponsor

Papua New Guinea’s premier international investment event returned to Brisbane on 10 and 11 August 2023.

PNG’s premier international investment promotion event is renowned for its engaging program and high calibre of speakers. It also provides investors and business leaders with the chance to network in a setting where ‘every conversation is worthwhile’.

This year, we returned to the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre (BCEC) with a first-rate line-up headlined by celebrated Australian finance journalist, Alan Kohler.

The event aims to promote PNG to a global audience, so we are proud to count major international companies such as KPMG, Westpac, Vodafone and ExxonMobil among our sponsors.

  • To access the Delegates’ Area, where you can download and view presentations from this year’s event, click here (password required).
  • To view photos of this year’s conference, click here (password required).



Boasting an impressive growth trajectory and abundant resource potential, PNG is considered one of the Asia-Pacific’s most promising emerging economies. The prestigious annual Business Advantage Papua New Guinea Investment Conference is dedicated to the promotion of business and investment opportunities in PNG to a global audience.

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An outstanding program, including panel discussions, interviews, Q&As and case studies, all expertly curated for you by business media professionals with a close knowledge of PNG and the region.

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Featuring an unrivalled line-up of influential speakers, the conference provides a forum where delegates have the opportunity to hear from investors, innovators and facilitators, across key industry sectors, focusing on current trends and opportunities in PNG’s key growth sectors.

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Our 2023 Keynote Speakers

Alan Kohler

Expert financial journalist

Jonathon Peacock

KPMG Global Oil and Gas Sector Lead

Justin Smirk

Senior Economist, Westpac

Watch the conference trailer

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Speaker Highlights

Over 30 speakers, featuring industry and business leaders, experts in their field and government officials

What they said about previous PNG Investment Conferences ...

The Hon. James Marape MP, Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea

‘Let me at the outset thank Business Advantage International for organising and bringing together the bilateral, regional, international and multinational business community to this very important annual PNG business conference that has been going on since 2012.

‘You have been an important partner for this country, in promoting and casting spotlights on opportunities, as well as key challenges, for a long time now.’

‘Business Advantage are masters at running this conference. It was pacy, on schedule and relevant.’

– John Byrne, President, Lae Chamber of Commerce

‘This conference is an important milestone in helping investors, development partners, and the government better realise Papua New Guinea’s tremendous growth potential.’
– Alfonso Garcia Mora, IFC Vice President for Asia and the Pacific

‘Our appreciation and gratitude to your hard working team to host a very successful event.

—Peter KenGemar, Project Director, Ihu Special Economic Zone

‘Meticulously organised and yet casual, engaging and accommodating at the same time. We genuinely enjoyed ourselves.’

—Ilan Weiss, Chairman, Innovative Agro Industry

‘Congratulations on an excellent line up of speakers. The delivery and content was well structured.’
—Adrian Weeks, Senior Trade & Investment Commissioner Port Moresby and Solomon Islands, Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade)

‘Many congratulations on a super Conference which I think was a great success, with a wide variety of topics and speakers.’

—Robert Maxwell, CEO, ICTSI South Pacific

‘Thanks for a good virtual conference … Really enjoyed it.’

—David Lawrence, Chairman, PNGX

‘Well done on the conference, I really enjoyed it. Good spread of presenters.’

—Craig Lennon, Executive Director, Highlands Pacific Limited

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