PNG Government Officials & Sector Leaders Announced for 16th PNG Mining & Petroleum Investment Conference

By: PNG Business News November 07, 2022


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 Conference draws over 1000 delegates from the global hydrocarbon, minerals and energy industries, the investment sector from around the globe, and is shaping up to be their strongest event to date with the confirmation of the attendance of the PNG Prime Minister the Hon. James Marape (MP), the Hon. Sir Ano Pala (MP) - Minister for Mining (PNG Government) and the Hon. Kerenga Kua (MP) - Minister for Petroleum (PNG Government). 

Joining senior PNG government officials will also be some of the most prominent resources sector leaders including  Mr. Sandeep Biswas (Managing Director and CEO - Newcrest), Mr. Peter Larden (Chairman and CEO  - ExxonMobil PNG Ltd), Mr. Brett Darley (President Upstream Oil & Gas - Santos) and Mr. Musje Werror (Managing Director and CEO - Ok Tedi Mining).

“As a 100% PNG owned mining company, Ok Tedi Mining Limited is once again delighted to participate in the PNG Mining & Petroleum conference and thank the PNG Chamber of Mines & Petroleum for organising this important international event. It is a great opportunity to provide an update of the operations and share the significant contributions Ok Tedi will be making to the Western Province and PNG with the extension of mine life to 2032 and beyond.” – OTML Managing Director and CEO Musje Werror

The PNG Mining and Petroleum Investment Conference is PNG’s preeminent investment conference, held biennially in Sydney with the goal of promoting investment opportunities in PNG’s resources sector which contributes nearly 90% of PNG’s exports. It’s 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.  

“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 Anthony Smaré (President PNG Chamber of Mines and Petroleum) 

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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