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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 Boulevard Auditorium, on the Grey St (river) side of the centre. The Gala Dinner is in a separate ballroom on the same level.

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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Networking events

If you are in Brisbane on the evening of Wednesday 9 August, join us for the pre-conference Cocktail Reception at the Soleil Pool Deck, Rydges South Bank Hotel, from 6.30pm to 8pm.

This is co-hosted with the Lowy Institute’s Aus-PNG Network.

During the conference itself, drinks will be served in the Expo Plus area at 5pm on Day One.

We also have an expanded networking area in the Expo Plus area. The ‘Networking Lounge’ is sponsored by Santos.

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Gala dinner

The Gala Dinner will start from 6.30pm on the evening of Day 1 (Thursday 10 August) in the Boulevard Room banquet hall on the same level as the conference.

We are delighted to announce that our special guest for the evening will be Papua New Guinea Kumuls and Brisbane Broncos legend, David Mead (pictured).

This year’s menu is Asian-themed, specially created by BCEC’s head chef and accompanied by matching wines.

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

This event is now sold out.


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 Brisbane South Bank

The Novotel is a modern hotel with swimming pool, located a five-minute walk from the conference venue.

Our delegates receive a 15% discount off the best unrestricted rate on all room types for the dates around the conference.

To make a reservation click here.

[All rates are quoted in Australian Dollars and inclusive of GST. Not available in conjunction with any special offers. All reservations must be guaranteed with a credit card valid at the date of the start of your stay, unless otherwise specified. No cancellation charge applies if advised 24 hours prior to arrival. Beyond that time, the first night will be charged.]

Rydges South Bank Brisbane

Rydges is adjacent to the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre and its Soleil Pool Deck will host the pre-conference Cocktail Function on Wednesday 9 August.

It is offering delegates a 20% discount off the Best Flexible Rate (subject to availability).

To make a reservation click here.

Other options

If you are looking for a 5-star option, the Emporium Hotel (9 minutes’ walk) and the W Hotel (12 minutes’ walk) are located a bit further away.

Getting to Brisbane from Papua New Guinea

Air Niugini is the official Airline Partner of the 2023 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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