The Papua New Guinea Advantage 2015

Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, Queensland, Australia. Thursday 27 and Friday 28 August 2015

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  • PNG's international investment summit

    PNG's international investment summit

  • Delegates at our 2014 event

    Delegates at our 2014 event

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delegates

Over 400 business leaders attend as PNG celebrates 40 years of independence.
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The summit featured a full two-day program of keynote presentations, panels and Q and As.
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meet our speakers

meet our speakers

Meet the impressive array of local and international business leaders who participated.
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information for delegates

Where to stay, how to get there and lots more. Everything you need to know to make the most of being a delegate.
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Photos of Day 2 of the 2015 PNG Advantage Summit: Infrastructure Day

Photos of Day 1 of the 2015 PNG Advantage Summit

Photos will be added on a continuous basis, so please keep checking this space.

LIVE: The 2015 Papua New Guinea Advantage Investment Summit

Screen Shot 2015-04-28 at 12.12.49 pmLive from the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre. This page will be regularly updated throughout the two-day event.

Less than a week to go until the Summit in Brisbane, organisers are predicting the biggest and best event yet

2D3A6829‘Registrations are well up at this stage, with delegates coming from nine different countries so far, while the Summit Expo was fully-subscribed some time ago,’ says  Andrew Wilkins, Publishing Director at Business Advantage International.

‘This year’s program is packed with engaging sessions and features nearly 40 speakers. I’m particularly looking forward to hearing Peter Williams, from Deloitte’s Centre for the Edge, talk about how businesses operating in PNG can benefit from emerging technology, while the Infrastructure Summit on Day 2 is very timely.’

Just 16 days to go until the 2015 PNG Advantage Summit

Screen Shot 2015-04-28 at 12.12.49 pmRegistrations are filling up, with just 16 days to go until the 5th Papua New Guinea Advantage Investment Summit. We are predicting this year to be the biggest and best event yet. Please click here to register for the event.

The Summit takes place at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre on 27 – 28 August. The impressive 2-day program features high-level presentations, expert panels and Q&As with international business leaders.

This year, Day 1 of the Summit will focus on investment opportunities across the economy, while Day 2 will focus entirely on infrastructure and transport. HIghlights include:

  • opening address from PNG’s Prime Minister, the Hon. Peter O’Neill
  • session on LNG development featuring executives from global gas companies; Total SA, ExxonMobil, Oil Search and National Petroleum Company of PNG
  • session on PNG’s national infrastructure, featuring executives from major state bodies, including Department of Works & Implementation, PNG Ports and National Airports Corporation
  • keynote address by The Hon Steven Ciobo MP, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Trade and Investment
  • keynote address by Peter Williams, Chief Edge Officer, Deloitte’s Centre for the Edge

Senior Australian Government representative confirmed for 2015 Papua New Guinea Advantage Summit

Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Trade and Investment, The Hon Steven Ciobo MP, will represent Australia’s Foreign Minister Julie Bishop at the 2015 Papua New Guinea Advantage Investment Summit, to be held in Brisbane on 27 and 28 August.

The Hon. Steven Ciobo MP

Ciobo will make a speech to open the afternoon proceedings on Day One of the Summit—the Investment Day.

He served as the Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer from September 2013 to December 2014. During this time, Ciobo made the ultimate assessment of Australia’s national interest on some 800 applications for foreign investment worth around AUD150 billion. He also served as an Alternate Governor to the World Bank, Asian Development Bank and European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.

Before entering Parliament, Mr Ciobo built a professional career as an executive in the economic reform unit at international firms Coopers & Lybrand and, later, PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Early bird registration closes this Friday, 24 July

Don’t miss the early bird registration deadline. Early bird registrations

This is the final week that early bird registrations for the PNG Advantage Summit are available, the deadline is this Friday, 24 July.

The event takes place on 27 – 28 August at the Brisbane Exhibition and Convention Centre, Brisbane, Australia.

The impressive 2-day program features presentations, panels and Q&As with international business leaders. Some of the highlights and topics covered during the event include:

Day 1: Investment Summit

  • How businesses operating in PNG can benefit from emerging technology – presented by Peter Williams, Chief Edge Officer of Deloitte’s Centre for the Edge
  • Economic update – presented by Loi M Bakani, Governor of Bank of PNG
  • Panel discussion – ‘making PNG more productive: the business opportunities’
  • PNG’s next wave of gas development
  • Opportunities in provincial development

Day 2: Infrastructure Summit

  • Panel discussion – ‘making PNG’s infrastructure more efficient’
  • Nation building: PNG’s National Infratructure (PNG roads, Lae port redevelopment, Port Moreseby’s port relocation project, PNG airports)
  • The future of telecommunications in PNG – presented by CEO of Digicel PNG and CEO of Telikom PNG
  • Infrastructure case studies presented by Hawkins Infrastructure and O3b Network

For the preliminary program click here.

Special airfare for Papua New Guinea-based Summit delegates

We have some good news for Papua New Guinea-based delegates travelling to the Papua New Guinea Advantage Investment Summit in Brisbane (27 & 28 August 2015).

Air Niugini is Official Airline Partner for the 2015 PNG Advantage Investment Summit

Air Niugini is Official Airline Partner for the 2015 PNG Advantage Investment Summit

If you are travelling to the Summit from Papua New Guinea, our Airline Partner Air Niugini is offering a special Tura Fare (K-class) rate of K1762.70 Port Moresby to Brisbane return to all Summit delegates.

To take advantage of this exclusive fare, please book by contacting Mori Ovaiasu at Air Niugini, telephone +675 327 3221 or email movaiasu@airniugini.com.pg.

Please note: the fare can be booked any time before the start of the summit (27 August) and travel must take place between 24 August and 31 August 2015 inclusive.

Our thanks to Air Niugini for providing this special airfare.

Registrations now open for 2015 PNG Advantage Investment Summit

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Registrations are now open for Papua New Guinea’s annual international investment event: the  2015 Papua New Advantage international Investment Summit.

Now in its fifth year, the Summit will take place on 27 and 28 August 2015 at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia and will also feature an Expo.

It will be the only PNG-focused business event in Australia during this year of the 40th anniversary of PNG’s Independence.

The program will feature high calibre speakers, including Papua New Guinea’s Prime Minister, the Hon. Peter O’Neill MP, the Deloitte Centre for the Edge’s Peter Williams, Carnival Australia CEO Ann Sherry, CPL Group Chairman Mahesh Patel, Kramer Ausenco CEO Frank Kramer as well as many other high profile speakers from PNG and around the world.

Last year’s event in Port Moresby attracted around 300 delegates from PNG and overseas.

This year, Day One of the Summit will focus on investment opportunities across the economy, while Day 2 will focus entirely on infrastructure and transport.

  • For the preliminary program, click here.
  • To register online now, click here.

Dates announced for 2015 Papua New Guinea Advantage Investment Summit

PrintThe 2015 Papua New Guinea Advantage Investment and Infrastructure Summit will be held on 27 and 28 August 2015 at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, Queensland, Australia.

The event will again be co-hosted by the Port Moresby Chamber of Commerce and Business Advantage International.