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



See our respected line-up of industry experts

The Business Advantage Papua New Guinea Investment Conference presents an un-rivalled line-up of influential speakers.

Information about the speakers for the 2021 event.

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Keynote Speakers

Saul Eslake


Wayne Gerard

Chief Entrepreneur for Queensland and CEO, RedEye

Barbara-Anne Bensted

National Energy & Natural Resources Technology Partner, KPMG Australia


The Hon. James Marape MP

Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea

Winne Kiap

High Commissioner of Papua New Guinea to the United Kingdom

The Hon Zed Seselja

Australia’s Minister for International Development and the Pacific

Clarence Hoot

Managing Director, Investment Promotion Authority of PNG

Leon Buskens

PNG Country Manager, Oil Search Limited

Christian Reichel

Operations Officer, International Finance Corporation (IFC)

John Byrne

President, Lae Chamber of Commerce

Peter KenGemar

Project Director, Ihu Special Economic Zone

Alfonso Garcia Mora

Vice President for Asia and Pacific, International Finance Corporation (IFC)

David Wereh

Secretary, Department of Works

Ronald Prasad

Chief Commercial Officer, Vodafone Fiji

Brian Tarmey

Lead Finance Specialist and Transaction Advisor, USAID-Papua New Guinea Electrification Partnership

David Hill

Country Director, Papua New Guinea Resident Mission, Asian Development Bank

Craig Jones

Chief Operating Officer (Papua New Guinea), Newcrest Mining

Ian Tarutia

President, Papua New Guinea Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Vani Nades

Director Operations, Emstret Holdings Ltd

Robin Fleming

Group Chief Executive Officer, BSP Financial Group

Stan Joyce

Chairman, SP Brewery

David Lawrence

Chairman, PNG Stock Exchange (PNGX)

Julinette Bayking

Senior PPP/Project Finance Advisor, USAID-Papua New Guinea Electrification Partnership

Robert Jauncey

Chief Investment Officer, Australian Infrastructure Finance Facility for the Pacific

Paul Komboi

Chief Executive Officer, PNG Dataco

Wayne Osterberg

Director – Advisory Services, KPMG PNG

Greg Pawson

CEO, Kina Bank

Sir Mahesh Patel

Chairman, CPL Foundation

Danny Robinson

Interim CEO, Credit Corporation (PNG)

Syd Yates

Managing Director, Kina Asset Management Ltd

Peter Larden

Managing Director, ExxonMobil

Erin Elizabeth McKee

United States Ambassador to the Independent State of Papua New Guinea, to the Solomon Islands, and to the Republic of Vanuatu

Christian Lohberger

President, Solar Energy Association of PNG

Michael Uiari

CEO, Niupower

Mathew Care

Managing Director, Digital Classifieds Group/ Haus Ples

Sean Whittaker

Principal Renewable Energy Specialist at International Finance Corporation (IFC)

Robert Maxwell

CEO, ICTSI South Pacific

Sylvia Pascoe

Managing Director, Pascoe Promotions

Fego Ota Kiniafa

Managing Director, PNG Ports Corporation

Edward Faber

PNG Country Economist, Asian Development Bank

Wapu Sonk

Managing Director, Kumul Petroleum

Daniel Toleman

Senior Research Analyst, Wood Mackenzie

Speakers, continued:

David Hatch, Senior Development Advisor for PNG, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu, USAID

Wayne Gerard

Chief Entrepreneur for Queensland and CEO, RedEye

Andrew Wilkins

Publishing Director, Business Advantage International

Adrian Weeks

Trade Commissioner to PNG, Austrade

Zanie Theron

Managing Partner, KPMG PNG

Ron Sneath

Hydro Power Manager, PNG Forest Products

Daniel Stow

Manager Trade & Investment, Fiji Consulate General & Trade Commission, Australia & New Zealand

Paul Sayer

CEO, Nambawan Super

Ilyas Sarsenov

Senior Economist, The World Bank

Sundar Ramamurthy

Managing Director of Invoc Pty Ltd and former CEO of Bemobile and DataNets in PNG

Bridie Ohlsson

Co-founder and CEO, Geora (agritech)

Alan Milne

Managing Director, Air Niugini

Douglas Midland

Director, Structured Finance & Insurance Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC)

The Hon. Wera Mori MP

Minister for Commerce and Industry, Papua New Guinea

Brendan Merry

Manager Pacific Islands, Data#3

Nuni Kuli

General Manager Digital, Bank South Pacific

Brian Kelly

Founder and Former CEO, Black Swan International

Brett Hooker

Chief Executive, Westpac PNG and former General Manager Westpac Fiji

Peter Graham

Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Ok Tedi Mining

Peter Goodwin

Vice President, Port Moresby Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Ganiga Ganiga

Senior Project Officer (Infrastructure), Asian Development Bank

David Brown

Chief Investment Officer, Nasfund

Akae Pa’asia Beach

Director, Beach Accounting and Advisory

Atenasi Ata

CEO, Solomon Islands Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Gerea Aopi

Gerea Aopi, PNG Country Director, Oil Search

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