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Early bird deadline approaching
The early-bird deadline for registrations for the 2018 PNG Investment Conference is Thursday 5 July
27 June 2018
The themes for this year’s conference are innovation and sustainability, while Day 2 will be entirely focused on infrastructure, transport and logistics.
Confirmed speakers include leading thinker on climate change and former Australian of the Year, Professor Tim Flannery, who will talk about opportunities for business in a low carbon future.
The conference will promote broad-based economic growth in PNG to the international business community, showcasing a wide range of industry sectors. Its main focus will be on business and investment opportunities, highlighting case studies that may form part of PNG’s ‘next wave’.
With a top-notch, expertly curated program and a high percentage of CEO and board-level delegates in attendance, this is one event you won’t want to miss.
The Sofitel is currently offering delegates a heavily-discounted rate of $200 per night (room-only).
The official Conference Dinner at Brisbane’s magnificent Customs House venue promises to be a memorable evening with a sumptuous three-course meal, live entertainment and a mystery visit from a well-known NRL player. Guests are welcome.
Infrastructure under the magnifying glass
Day 2 of the conference will be entirely focused on infrastructure, transport and logistics in PNG, and the investment and business opportunities they offer.
28 May 2018
At first hand, delegates will:
- learn the roadmap for the country's expanding electricity sector from the head of the country's state power utility
- hear from the country's largest telco about exciting new developments in telecommunications, and
- discover the ten-year road, energy and aviation investment program of country's largest institutional investor in infrastructure, the Asian Development Bank—one of our event partners.
The outlook for port and aviation infrastructure will also be discussed.
Confirmed speakers on Day 2 include:
Carolyn Blacklock, Acting Managing Director, PNG Power Ltd
Paul Statham, Regional Director, Digicel Pacific
David Hill, Country Director—PNG, Asian Development Bank
Pablo Kang, Head—Undersea Cables Task Force, Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Sir Frederick Reiher, Chairman, Air Niugini
- Edward Muttiah, Country Manager—PNG, International Container Terminal Services (ICTSI)
Day 1 of the event will be headlined by leading thinker on climate change and former Australian of the Year, Professor Tim Flannery, who will present the conference keynote on opportunities for business in a low carbon future.
To view the latest program in full, please click here.