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


Practical Information

Where to stay, how to get there and more

Getting there

The Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre (BCEC) is located in South Brisbane, a few minutes’ walk from Brisbane’s central business district (over the Victoria Street Bridge).

The conference is being held in the Plaza Auditorium, on the Grey St (river) side of the centre.

It is around 30 minutes by car from Brisbane International Airport.

Alternatively, the AirTrain connects to South Brisbane station, a short walk to BCEC and the two hotels below.

  • For information on parking at BCEC click here
  • A detailed map of the centre can be viewed here.
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If you are in Brisbane on the evening of Sunday 11 August, join us for the pre-conference Cocktail Reception in the Expo Plus area (Plaza Foyer at BCEC).

Drinks will also be served there at the conclusion of Day One.

We also have an expanded networking lounge this year, complete with barista, workstations and comfy couches.

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Gala dinner

The Gala Dinner will start from 6.30pm on the evening of Day 1 (Monday 12 August) at The Rooftop, Level 12 at  Rydges South Bank Brisbane (adjacent to the conference venue).

As ever, it will be a special evening, with excellent food, premium wines and a live acoustic guitar performance.

Attire is the same as for the conference (business casual).

Space is limited, so attendance is strictly for conference delegates – please purchase your ticket when you register for the conference.


There are many 4 to 5 star hotels close to the venue.

However, we have arranged special rates with a couple that are very close to BCEC.

Novotel South Bank Brisbane Hotel is a modern hotel with swimming pool conveniently located in South Brisbane.  The hotel is just a 5 minute walk from the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, and is in close proximity to South Bank Parklands.

For Reservations, a discounted delegate rate has been provided by the hotel for the dates 9-13 August inclusive and bookings can be made via https://www.idem.events/r/bai-png-investment-conference.  Alternatively, you may call the Hotel on +617 3295 4100 and quote “PNG Investment Conference 2024”.  Note, that all rooms are subject to availability at the time of booking and delegates are encouraged to make accommodation bookings early.

 Rydges South Bank Brisbane Hotel is located in the heart of Brisbane’s South Bank and is directly adjacent to the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Reservations for delegates can be done via  www.rydges.com/private-page/residential-delegate-direct-booking-page or by calling +617 3364 0800 and quoting PNG Investment Conference 2024. Rates offered for delegates are 20% off the Best Flexible Rate at time of booking.

As availability is limited during that period, the hotel has suggested delegates can sign up to their loyalty program “Priority Guest Rewards” via the link www.pgr.com.au and check availability and rates as members which enables access to special sale offers.  Alternately, delegates can contact hotel reservations department via email [email protected]or call on +617 3364 0800 (MON-FRI 09am to 4pm).

Getting to Brisbane from Papua New Guinea

Air Niugini is the official Airline Partner of the 2024 Business Advantage Papua New Guinea Investment Conference.

It currently has daily flights between Port Moresby and Brisbane.

Please book at www.airniugini.com.pg

Visa requirements

  • All international travellers require a visa to enter Australia.
  • The Business Visitor Visa supports attendance at conferences and meetings.

Before travelling to Australia

  • Check you comply with relevant state or territory testing and quarantine requirements via States (australia.gov.au)
  • Check details of an existing visa through the Visa Entitlement Verification Online service  – VEVO, or update details of a new passport online.

About Brisbane's South Bank

Brisbane’s South Bank is full of modern amenities and the South Bank parklands provide excellent recreational space and access to the city’s riverside walking and running paths.

Here are some useful places to bear in mind:

  • An IGA supermarket (with an excellent deli section) can be found at 103 Melbourne Street.
  • Woolworths Metro, 217 Grey St (corner Grey St & Melbourne St)
  • An ATM can be found at Commonwealth Bank, 121 Melbourne Street.
  • Fish Lane is a new dining area, with multiple restaurants/bars.

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