Investors gear up for 2022 PNG Mining and Petroleum Investment Conference

By: PNG Business News October 31, 2022

Photo credit: PNG Chamber of Mines and Petroleum

The 16th PNG Mining and Petroleum Conference, to be held in Sydney in December, looks set to be sold out in the next 3 weeks with over half of the 1300 seats already snapped up with over a month to go until the Conference, amid a wave of interest from international investors,  said PNG Chamber of Mines and Petroleum President Anthony Smaré. 

The PNG Chamber of Mines & Petroleum will host its 16th Mining and Petroleum Investment Conference at the Hilton Hotel in Sydney from the 5th-7th of December 2022. The theme of this year’s conference is: “PNG Resources: Securing the next wave of responsible investment”.  

The PNG Mining and Petroleum Investment Conference is PNG’s pre-eminent investment conference, held biennially in Sydney by the PNG Chamber of Mines and Petroleum for over 30 years. The Conference’s purpose is to promote and celebrate investment opportunities in PNG’s resources sector which contributes nearly 90% of PNG’s exports.  Its held in Sydney to make it easier for developers, explorers, investors, financiers, suppliers and other interested parties to attend from all over the world. The Conference has a track record of successfully complementing the National Government’s investment promotion efforts and helped attract billions of dollars of international investment into PNG’s resources sector over the past 30 years. 

The Conference draws over 1300 delegates from the global hydrocarbon, minerals and energy industries, the investment sector from around the globe,  as well as representatives of the Australian Federal Government and the PNG Government including the Australian and PNG Prime Ministers and relevant sector Ministers.

“Its been a tough couple of years for PNG and the world economically, but this is our opportunity, working together with Government, to promote investment in the PNG resources sector to international investors.  We believe PNG has a lot to offer the world in terms of minerals and energy. The response from the PNG and international business community to the Conference has been very positive, with almost all sponsorship packages sold early, with all booths in the exhibition spaces sold out, and with the tickets selling rapidly, so I encourage anybody who is interested to go, to head to the conference website at and secure a seat” said Mr Smaré. 

“The Conference will complement the work that the Marape-Rosso Government has been doing around the world with promoting investment in PNG.  Prime Minister Marape and Prime Minister Albanese have been invited to deliver the opening addresses, and the Conference will feature presentations by CEOs and senior executives of some of the world’s largest mining and energy companies, relevant sector Ministers and heads of PNG’s main regulatory agencies and state-owned entities.   Day 1’s programme will be moderated by well-known Australian business media personality Ms Ticky Fullerton, Editor-at-large of the Australian newspaper and a former anchor of a number of Australia’s leading business TV programs. 

According to Mr Smaré “A successful Conference helps the National Government’s efforts with attracting international investment into our country, growing our jobs, creating jobs and business opportunities for PNG SMEs.  And this year’s Conference is on track to be the best one yet.”

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