After his much-lauded virtual presentation at our 2021 event, we are delighted that one of Australia’s most respected business commentators will appear in person this year.
The former Chief Economist at ANZ and at Bank of America Merrill Lynch will consider the outlook for PNG in the context of a volatile geopolitical climate, and provide insights into how companies and investors can navigate these uncertain times.
This keynote address kindly sponsored by Westpac PNG
One of the most popular presenters on the PNG economy will share his expert analysis of the latest economic data.
A panel of experts will discuss the key features of PNG’s prevailing investment climate. Our panelists:
This session kindly sponsored by PNGX, Papua New Guinea’s national stock exchange.
The global liquefied natural gas market has undergone significant disruption this year. Our speakers will examine the global trends and also PNG’s ambitious plans to develop its LNG sector.
The session kindly sponsored by Credit Corporation
Fincorp is one of the success stories of PNG’s financial services sector. Its CEO will explain the reasons for its growth, and reveal its long-term strategy.
PNG’s major developers discuss current and planned major construction projects, and plans to further develop the sector.
This session will focus specifically on new low carbon energy solutions for PNG, including solar power mini-grids and green hydrogen. Speakers:
Special economic zones are one of the methods the PNG Government is using to attract new investment. We hear from one of the most prospective, Ihu SEZ in Gulf, host province for the Papua LNG project.
The head of Papua New Guinea’s mining industry regulator will outline the next wave of projects in the sector and consider forthcoming reforms.
The co-founder of the New Guinea Islands’ largest car hire business and co-director of Paradise Private Hospital considers the outlook for PNG’s services sector and the challenges faced by the country’s entrepreneurs.
Planned reforms for PNG’s state-owned enterprises are likely to make them more suitable for private sector engagement. Our panel discusses the progress made, and the opportunities that may follow.
Fresh from three-and-a-half years managing the Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade) office in Beijing, Austrade’s new Deputy CEO will outline how Australian companies are doing business in China and the lessons they have learnt from the last three years.
The Gala Dinner was in the BCEC’s stylish Sky Room, overlooking Brisbane’s skyline. It featured a special French menu, designed by the convention centre’s head chef, with matching wines, and musical entertainment from a string duo, Rush Strings. The special guest speaker was Ian Kemish, former Australian High Commissioner to PNG and author of The Consul.
The wider Pacific Islands region is finally open for business again and has rarely been so prominent in the global media.
This quick-fire session will consider the region’s rapidly-evolving geopolitics, areas of emerging opportunity and provide business updates on some of PNG’s closest neighbours.
Improved internet services in PNG present businesses and government with opportunities to transform the way they do business. Amazon specialist Craig Lawton takes us through some of the key principles of digital transformation.
This presentation is kindly sponsored by Nasfund
PNG’s telecommunications sector has undergone significant expansion in recent times, with the entry into the market of two major new players, Fiji-based Vodafone and Australia’s Telstra.
This session kindly sponsored by Vodafone PNG
Recent high profile security breaches suggest PNG is particularly at risk from cyber crime. Cybersecurity expert Ravin Prasad will outline some of the key principles for business decision makers to take into account when moving more of their business to the cloud.
This session kindly sponsored by Datec
TE (PNG) is a diversified business with over 65 years of history in PNG. CEO Robbie Huxley will discuss the future of the company and the changing retail market in PNG.