Bernard is one of Australia’s leading social commentators and business analysts. His keynote address will present the results of an exclusive new study on PNG commissioned by Business Advantage International especially for this conference.
Major investors in PNG’s economy and the Chair of the PNG Government’s investment promotion agency discuss the funding models that work in PNG.
Paul Sayer, CEO, Nambawan Super
David Lawrence, Chairman, Port Moresby Stock Exchange
David Brown, Chief Investment Officer, Nasfund
Clarence Hoot, Managing Director, Investment Promotion Authority of PNG
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In this conference exclusive, two of Papua New Guinea’s most experienced and respected mining and petroleum executives discuss the sector’s business environment and future prospects in conversation with Business Advantage International’s Andrew Wilkins.
PNG has long been seen as an under-serviced economy but improved infrastructure and a growing formal economy is providing opportunities for both new and existing service providers across all sectors.
Zanie Theron, Managing Partner, KPMG PNG. VIEW SLIDES / VIEW VIDEO
Nuni Kulu, General Manager Digital, Bank South Pacific. VIEW VIDEO
Adrian Weeks, Trade Commissioner to PNG, Austrade
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Gulf Province will be the host province for the new Total-led Papua LNG project. This session will outline some of the ambitious plans to develop infrastructure in the province, and the associated investment opportunities.
Three successful entrepreneurs show how they have innovated their way to business success in PNG.
Vani K Nades, Director Operations, Emstret Holdings Ltd (PNG’s first co-working space and an ISP). VIEW SLIDES / VIEW VIDEO
Bridie Ohlsson, Co-founder and CEO, Geora (agritech). VIEW SLIDES / VIEW VIDEO
Akae Pa’asia Beach, Director, Beach Accounting and Advisory (services to the SME sector). VIEW VIDEO
Mark is a leading futurist, author, entrepreneur and innovator. After a memorable keynote speech at our 2017 conference, he returns by popular demand to outline some of the business and investment opportunities that will arise from PNG’s improved connectivity. VIEW SLIDES / VIEW VIDEO / AUDIO CLIP
Investment in road and bridge construction, and the upgrade of PNG’s airports, is set to double over the next decade, in no small part due to major new funding of up to US$2 billion from the Asian Development Bank. Speakers in this panel will provide details of exactly what is planned and where, and how the private sector can get involved.
Ganiga Ganiga, Senior Infrastructure Officer, Asian Development Bank. VIEW SLIDES / VIEW VIDEO
Alan Milne, Managing Director, Air Niugini. VIEW SLIDES / VIEW VIDEO
David Wereh, Secretary, Department of Works. VIEW SLIDES / VIEW VIDEO
PNG’s energy sector is taking off, with the U$2 billion PNG Rural Electrification Project announced at the end of 2018. Funded by the United States, Australia, Japan and New Zealand, this project has the goal of providing 70% of PNG’s population with access to electricity by 2030. Locally-produced gas will provide part of the solution for the first time, as PNG’s gas exporters start to provide gas for local power generation under new domestic market obligations. This panel will outline the plans for bringing power to the people, and discuss the business and investment opportunities that will= follow. · Panelists include:
Douglas Midland, Director, Structured Finance & Insurance Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC). VIEW SLIDES / VIEW VIDEO
Carolyn Blacklock, Acting Managing Director, PNG Power. VIEW SLIDES / VIEW VIDEO