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The expertly-curated program will focus on those sectors with the most growth potential in PNG.

Provisional 2021 program (all speakers/ sessions are subject to confirmation).

Day 1, Tuesday 7 September 2021

Welcome and opening remarks

Message from PNG High Commissioner

Opening address: The Hon. James Marape MP, Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea*

Keynote address by Saul Eslake, Economist: Papua New Guinea’s place in a post-COVID global economy: trends, innovation and opportunity

COVID-19 has left a permanent mark on the global economy, accelerating some trade and investment trends and kickstarting others. What direction will it take in the next decade and what does this ‘new-normal’ mean for Papua New Guinea? In this wide-ranging and thought-provoking keynote address, high profile economist Saul Eslake will outline the prevailing trends in global trade and investment in a post-COVID world, and consider what opportunities these present to PNG.

Economic update

Papua New Guinea’s foreign investment regime/FDI update

Case study

Taking the temperature – expert insights into PNG’s prevailing investment climate [interactive panel]

PNG’s capital markets

Running a business in PNG: the voice of experience


Day 2, Wednesday 8 September 2021

Welcome and opening remarks

Keynote address

Telecommunications: what’s next?

  • Vodafone’s planned roll-put in PNG
  • Update from PNG Dataco on PNG’s National Transmission Network

Trends in PNG’s retail estate sector

Connect PNG: PNG’s national infrastructure project

Turning Lae into a regional shipping hub

Developing infrastructure in PNG’s provinces

Case study: Ihu Special Economic Zone

Investing in infrastructure in PNG [interactive panel] – major funders outline their plans for PNG


Day 3, Thursday 9 September 2021

Welcome and opening remarks

Keynote address by Wayne Gerard (Chief Entrepreneur for Queensland) and Barbara-Anne Bensted (KPMG): How large corporates and SMEs can work together

Oil and gas: the major projects

Electricity: new regulator, new opportunities

Towards 2050: the rising importance of renewable energy

Innovation and leadership in the time of COVID-19 [interactive panel]

Case study

Businesses of the future: an enabling environment for SMEs [interactive panel]

Closing remarks


* Invited