PNG Business News - November 02, 2022

EU-PNG business, trade and investment conference a success

The third EU-PNG business, trade and investment Conference is a demonstration of the European Union’s commitment to strengthen business, trade and investment ties between PNG, member states of the EU-Pacific Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) and the Asia, Pacific region as a whole. This year’s edition attracted more than 700 participants from both the government and private sector in Europe and Papua New Guinea including participants from other Pacific islands countries. The conference held from 11-12 October 2022 at the APEC Haus in Port Moresby, was preceded by a European economic diplomacy week and ended with an international press visit to the provinces.  The business conference was highly valued for its practical approach including the opening speech by the Minister for International Trade Richard Maru who provided an overview of the PNG strategy to further deepen the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA). The presence of Minister Maru and his vice minister Kessy Sawang who is one of the two women MPs in the National Parliament, showed an unprecedented engagement from the PNG Government and a positive sign for future sustainability of the event which the European Union will cease to fund after next year’s edition. The French Ambassador to PNG Guillaume Lemoine, Minister for International Trade Richard Maru and vice Minister for International Trade Kessy Sawang were guest speakers at the conference. The European Union is the main importer of PNG agricultural products with special mention of premium products. In terms of PNG exports in the last 5 years, Europe stands third behind Asia and Oceania. In addition, the EU has committed more than EUR 100 million to support trade related stakeholders and agriculture in key commodities since 2016 and committed more than EUR 37 million regionally under the Pacific Regional and Integration Support (PRISE) Programme. Finally, the most beneficial Free Trade Agreement for Papua New Guinea is with the European Union namely the EPA signed in 2009. This EPA allows all products from PNG duty free, quota free into the EU market including all tuna processed in PNG even if caught by non-PNG vessels. In the case of fisheries, the EPA has had a significant impact creating more than 12,000 jobs in PNG, mainly for women, and multiplied by 50 the value of PNG fish exports to the EU to over 200 million US dollars. European Union’s support has targeted key PNG commodities like cocoa, fisheries, vanilla, coconut and kava. The EU further supported upskilling of key stakeholders in business, trade and investment including key PNG departments, agencies and laboratories. The two-day conference conducted in parallel with a Business Fair including PNG SMEs from different provinces, provided an opportunity for participants to increase their networking prospects and likewise gave small medium enterprises (SMEs) an opportunity not only to display and sell their products but to find a potential market. The two days discussions and target market analysis presentations generated great interest from participants including those who joined online. The level of participation showed that the interest was not only growing within PNG but in other EPA countries and generally from the Pacific island countries. The main messages delivered during the conference were: the importance of strengthening trade and investment ties between the EU and PNG through the full utilisation of the Economic Partnership Agreement, skills development, global value chains, regional integration, good governance, social enterprises and corporate social responsibility and the importance of sound regulatory framework. This two-day conference was completed by the European Economic Diplomacy Week supported by European companies in PNG, the business trade and investment technical workshop, and the press visit to Kokopo in East New Britain and Buka in the Autonomous Region of Bougainville provided an added value to the conference. The complementary events highlighted the EU's commitment to support the development of EU trade and investment in Papua New Guinea as well as promote sustainable economic development in the country. The EU is already cosying in coordination with local authorities on the scope and organisation of the 4th conference to be held in 2023.


PNG Business News - October 31, 2022

Investors gear up for 2022 PNG Mining and Petroleum Investment Conference

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.”


PNG Business News - October 24, 2022

Award winning journalist and Business Editor at The Australian Newspaper, TICKY FULLERTON is confirmed to moderate and host Day One of the 16th PNG Mining and Petroleum Investment Conference and Exhibition to be held in Sydney 05 - 07 December 2022

With over twenty years at News Corp and the ABC (including as Business Editor), Presenter at Sky News and as an investigative reporter with Four Corners, there is no denying the illustrious Ticky Fullerton is a household name in Australian business circles. She is the author of Watershshed, the first comprehensive book on the future challenges facing Australia in water and the tensions between the many stakeholders in our water future and a director of the CRC for Irrigation futures. The 16th PNG Mining and Petroleum Investment Conference (PNG’s leading investment conference) will be held at the Sydney Hilton Hotel and will feature addresses by government leaders from both PNG and Australia alongside presentations by the leading executives of mining, gas and energy companies with billions of dollars of investments in PNG. Attended by over 1300 international executives from the resources, energy, finance and development sectors, the event will focus on how global mining and energy players are navigating challenges and opportunities globally and the importance of PNG within those international portfolios. “We are excited to announce our return to not just live events but to Australia and to have the remarkable  TICKY FULLERTON join us on stage to moderate our opening day at this years' 16th PNG Mining and Petroleum Investment Conference. The three day event will feature keynote addresses by Australian Federal Government Representatives and PNG Ministers of Treasury, Mining, Petroleum and Energy.  The chamber is thrilled to warmly welcome all our delegates and partners to what we know will be a stimulating and successful event; the premier meeting place for industry trade.”  - Anthony Smare (President - PNG Chamber of Mines and Petroleum) Taking place over 3 days, the annual event allows delegates the unique opportunity to meet with senior decision makers, financiers, investors, operators, suppliers and stakeholders from the PNG minerals, gas and energy sector. As one of the premium events within the sector, the conference program will cover the successful operation of  many existing mineral and energy operations, the next wave of new mega-projects and offer delegates the opportunity to learn how the global mining an energy players are navigating the current challenges and opportunities globally.  Leading industry experts will discuss PNG’s contributions to global energy transition, including the development of its green hydrogen potential and how PNG looks to the future with its investing of resource-benefits for non-mining growth.


PNG Business News - October 03, 2022

Announcement of the Third European Union - PNG Trade, Business and Investment Conference

Photo credit: European Union The Delegation of the European Union in Papua New Guinea, the PNG National Trade Office, PNG Investment Promotion Authority, Department of Commerce and Industry and the PNG-Europe Business Council hosted a joint Press Conference at Lamana Hotel on the 3rd of October 2022 regarding the Third EU - PNG Trade, Business and Investment Conference which will take place on 11-12 October 2022 at the APEC Haus in Port Moresby. The Conference will be facilitated by the PNG-EUROPE Business Council , It's President Mr. Michael Sullivan spoke during the media conference and expressed his invitation for all business houses to take part in the event.  " The conference will be more of awareness to help involve Papua New Guineans in the European Market". Managing Director of Investment Promotion Authority (IPA) Mr Clarence Hoot emphasize that PNG needs to set the environment right to bring in European investors.  The two-day conference will help increase business contacts, discover new business opportunities and new collaboration partners between the EU and PNG, Fiji, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, and Timor-Leste with particular attention to trade and investment aspects of sustainable development. The conference intends to build further on previous EU actions including in the context of EPA (Economic Partnership Agreement)implementation, the technical assistance provided to PNG trade policy (which led i.a. to the adoption of a National Trade Policy) and could pave the way for further activities to promote EU-Pacific trade and investment. The Theme of the conference is "Strengthening sustainable business, trade and investment ties between EU, PNG and the Pacific".


PNG Business News - August 11, 2022

Papua New Guinea Energy Summit & Exhibition to Take Place In-Person in Port Moresby on 20-22 September 2022

The Papua New Guinea Energy Summit & Exhibition will take place in-person on 20-22 September 2022 at the Hilton Hotel in Port Moresby, providing a meeting place for the national and international energy industry to reconvene and discuss the next phase of energy sector development, with the newly formed government. The Summit is officially endorsed by the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy and hosted by Kumul Petroleum Holdings Ltd. The Summit will gather over 1000 attendees for three days of unrivalled networking with international senior-level buyers, local government representatives and international suppliers. With over 50 speakers focussing on four key conference pillars – energy project development; energy transition and decarbonisation, policy and regulation; and local content - the Papua New Guinea Energy Summit & Exhibition will provide delegates with the latest industry updates and insights into key strategies surrounding the optimisation of Papua New Guinea’s role in the global energy arena, the current global energy market dynamics and explore important project updates including the latest developments on the Papua LNG and Pasca A projects. Local capacity development is at the forefront of PNG’s energy sector and the Papua New Guinea Energy Summit & Exhibition is committed to developing local content best practices for both government and the energy industry. The aim is to create a platform of thought leadership for a sustainable energy industry, resulting in mutual partnerships and the best possible future for PNG citizens. The Papua New Guinea Energy Summit & Exhibition is held in partnership with Kumul Petroleum Holdings Ltd. and fully endorsed by the Ministry of Petroleum & Energy. The newly formed national Government will be disseminating key messages relating to the PNG energy sector and discussing new opportunities for development with international buyers, IOCs, NOCs, service providers and local SMEs throughout the Summit and Exhibition. The Exhibition consists of over 50 exhibitors and provides an opportunity for local SMEs and international service providers to showcase their offerings to the energy value chain. Exhibitors establish their company’s presence within the PNG energy marketplace and present their latest products and services to over 600 senior level energy professionals from over 15 countries. Speakers at this year’s event include: David Manau, Secretary, Department of Petroleum; Ronald Meketa, Acting Managing Director, National Energy Authority; Wapu Sonk, Managing Director, Kumul Petroleum Holdings Ltd.; Augustine Mano, Managing Director, Mineral Resource Development Company (MRDC); Julien Pouget, Senior Vice President Asia Pacific, TotalEnergies; Jean-Marc Noiray, Managing Director, TotalEnergies PNG Ltd.; Peter Larden, Managing Director, ExxonMobil PNG Ltd.; Stephen Quantrill, Executive Chairman, Twinza; Fereidun Fesharaki, Founder & Chairman, FGE; Paulus Ain, Commissioner & CEO, Independent Consumer & Competition Commission (ICCC); Luke Liria, EGM Corporate Affairs, Kumul Petroleum Holdings Ltd.; Michael Binnion, Chairman of the Board, High Arctic; Andrew Tan, President & CEO Oceania, Chiyoda; Obed Batia, Chief Executive Officer, PNG Power; Dr Genevieve Nelson, Chief Executive Officer, Kokoda Track Foundation; Kori Chan, Managing Director, TWM Group; Francis Kunuma, Co-founder, NARES Engineering Ltd.; Greg Pawson, CEO, Kina Securities Ltd.; Clarence Hoot, Managing Director, Investment Promotion Authority; Julinette Bayking, Senior PPP/Project Finance Advisor, USAID-Papua New Guinea Electrification Partnership; Mairawesi Pulayasi, Distribution & Planning, PNG Power. Sponsors of the event include: Kumul Petroleum; ExxonMobil | PNG LNG; Santos, TotalEnergies; Twinza; MRDC; Vodafone; ANZ; High Arctic Energy Services; JX Nippon Oil & Gas Exploration; Kina Bank and Puma Energy. Exhibitors at the event include: AG Energy; Atlas Steel PNG; CEQ Papua New Guinea; Kacific Broadband Satellites Group; Motor Vehicles Insurance Ltd (MVIL); MTIS Group; Nacap PNG; Pacific International Hospital; Pacific MMI Insurance; PNG PEP; Thai Benkan; The Internal Revenue Commission (IRC); The National Energy Authority (NEA); Touchstone About the Papua New Guinea Energy Summit & Exhibition  The 4th Papua New Guinea Energy Summit & Exhibition will take place in person on 20-22 September 2022 at Hilton Port Moresby and is the meeting place for the international energy community in Papua New Guinea. View the Summit’s agenda here. Delegate registration is now open. The brochure is available here. 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PNG Business News - April 19, 2022

Registration is Open – 37th Australia Papua New Guinea Business Forum & Trade Expo

We are pleased to advise that Early Bird registrations for the premier annual bilateral business forum, the 37th Australia Papua New Guinea Business Forum & Trade Expo ( are now open. The Forum will be held at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, and Online, on 23rd to 25th May 2022. Please click on the link 37th Australia Papua New Guinea Business Forum & Trade Expo ( to register your participation. Group rates (for 4 or more) are now available. Members of APNGBC and BCPNG are also eligible for a special discounted rate. Please select the correct rate at the time of registration. Email if you have any queries.


PNG Business News - March 10, 2022


A Premier industry event for Australia and Papua New Guinea The 2022 PNG Industrial & Mining Resources Exhibition will showcase over 100 local, national and international manufacturers and suppliers with the latest innovations in the supply of services and equipment for the industrial, mining and oil & gas sectors.  The two-day exhibition is the premier meeting place to connect and network with thousands of industry decision makers across a broad industry reach including: Senior Management, Procurement, Government Personnel, Engineers, Contractors and Trade Technicians.  This year, exhibitors will have the opportunity to attend a free How To Do Business in PNG Seminar, and give a short presentation across one of two Conference stages on the exhibition floor over the two days.  An Industry Networking Event will also run in support of the trade show.


PNG Business News - March 09, 2021


The Australia Papua New Guinea Business Council and the Business Council of Papua New Guinea are pleased to be re-launching the 36th Australia Papua New Guinea Business Forum and Trade Expo, which was deferred from 2020 to 24 to 26 May 2021. For the first time ever, this event will be held concurrently in Brisbane (at the Royal International Convention Centre), Port Moresby (at Hilton Port Moresby Hotel) and also online, with a shared speaking program. The Forum theme for this year is “Reimagining the Future Papua New Guinea”. The theme aims to capture the important message that Australia and Papua New Guinea along with the rest of the world, must move and pivot with the times and circumstances in order to prosper. It also looks to advance discussion about greater diversity in the PNG economy.  Coronavirus and all its related restrictions and issues, along with advancements in technology mean that we must, collectively, think of different ways to work in trade, economy and indeed life. Online connectivity appears to be one of the important forms of communication that will continue for the foreseeable future. This Forum is distinctly established as the leading annual bilateral business meeting between Australia and Papua New Guinea, and builds on the work both Councils have done over more than three decades in growing the bilateral business relationship. The program for the Forum includes an overview of the political and economic climate, particularly issues which affect business and investment, and will include specific sessions by expert presenters on topics such as the Covid-19 Pandemic, emerging economic business opportunities in PNG, agribusiness, infrastructure, SME growth, Papua New Guineans in the Australian labour market, and resources.  Key government ministers from Australia and Papua New Guinea, and a range of other expert speakers, have been invited to address the Forum to inform business representatives of policy issues in their portfolio relevant to business, and they will be able to join us from whichever location they are in, whether Brisbane, Port Moresby or elsewhere. Delegates will be able to engage in lively interaction with presenters in most sessions either live in person, or via the online platform with a Q&A feature. Video recordings of presentations will become available online soon after they are given so that delegates may go back and revisit portions they may have missed. There is something in the program for just about anyone who has an interest in the bilateral business and economic relationship and in the economy of Papua New Guinea. Delegates will be able to connect via the online platform by sending messages and/or booking appointment times with each other, particularly if they are not attending the Forum at the same venue. The Forum will again feature a Trade Expo for Australian and Papua New Guinean companies wishing to use the opportunity to match their goods and services to clients and purchasers in each country, and to broaden their business relationship. An innovative development this year is that all the trade booths will be online, with a limited number of physical booths at each location (as well as online) due to Covid restrictions. Booth exhibitors will be able to display their corporate logo, upload documents and short videos for visitors, include links to their own website, and chat one-on-one with delegates online, who can request meeting times with them via the online platform. This is a new, exciting and pioneering way to do things, and we will endeavour to have answers for you immediately should you encounter any problems while using the online platform. Register early for this conference as in-person spots at each location are limited and demand will be heavy.  To register, complete the online booking process at  Please take care to show where/how you wish to participate. There are many new features that we will be introducing during this Forum as we look to resume regular business to business engagement, which has been so disrupted during the last year. This is a very good value conference. Enquiries about registration, Trade Expo bookings and accommodation should be directed to the secretariat of the Australia Papua New Guinea Business Council, on telephone + 61 7 3348 5142 or by e-mail at or to the Business Council of Papua New Guinea on telephone + 675 323 8465, fax + 675 323 5162 or by e-mail at We look forward to hosting you at the 36th Australia Papua New Guinea Business Forum and Trade Expo on 24-26 May 2021, whether in Brisbane, Port Moresby, or Online.


PNG Business News - May 26, 2020

Global E&P: National regulators meet with IOCs online

IN-VR is organising the Global E&P Summit on July 2nd, taking place completely online. For the first time ever, ​16 national oil & gas ministries, regulators and NOCs are gathering online to ​promote their available E&P global opportunities to IOCs and service providers from all over the world. The biggest online E&P event of the year Meet with hundreds of IOCs and service providers at the biggest online oil & gas event to ever take place. Book private meetings, network, and find the latest news on Licensing Rounds, discoveries, and tech updates.Listen to presentations from ​Brazil, Namibia, Timor-Leste, Ghana, Morocco, Peru, Argentina, Benin and many more authorities on the same stage for the first time. The countries will discuss their success, challenges and new opportunities after COVID-19. Promote your company to IOCs and service providers from all over the world looking to prospect and expand their business. Who is presenting at the Global E&P Online Summit? ANP, ​Brazil Ministry of Energy, ​Ghana Ministry of Mines and Energy, ​Namibia Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, ​Somalia Gabon Oil, ​Gabon ONHYM, ​Morocco Perupetro, ​Peru ANPM, ​Timor-Leste CUPET, ​Cuba SOBEH, ​Benin Ministry of Energy,​ Sao Tome and Principe and many more​, soon to be announced! Three stages, more than 60 topics With hundreds of VIPs, officials from 16 countries, and 12 hours of non-stop streaming, you will have the option to choose the session you are most interested in watching and participate in it, before having private meetings. All three stages will be hosting sessions with different topics, discussions, Q&As and presentations on: onshore and offshore available acreage, upcoming Licensing Rounds in 2021, latest E&P technology advances, farm-in opportunities and many more. For further information please visit: Or contact:


PNG Business News - May 25, 2020

Timor-Leste’s official Oil & Gas event goes online

IN-VR is organising the ​Timor-Leste Oil & Gas Energy Online Summit, taking place completely online and sponsored by ​SundaGas and ​Pacific Towing​. ​All the profits will be donated to charity supporting their initiative to provide masks, gloves and necessities to groups in need. The online summit will take place on July 9th 2020, focusing on Timor-Leste's plans in the current oil price landscape, ​new business opportunities in its ​2nd Licensing Round​, exploration updates​ and ​new midstream projects​. The summit will gather government officials, key IOCs, investors and service providers that will discuss these topics and network with attendees online in sessions and private B2B meeting rooms. What are the key thematics of the online summit? ● Timor-Leste’s 2nd Licensing Round: Acreage opportunities and terms ● ANPM’s instrumental role and jurisdiction in the country and region ● Timor-Leste’s geology and available seismic data ● Why invest in Timor-Leste - Investor's perspective ● Service provider opportunities in Timor-Leste ● The Timor-Leste / Australia Maritime Boundary Treaty – the new framework ● What are the best companies to partner within Timor-Leste? ● Exploration updates in Timor-Leste ● The Chudith Gas Discovery and the PSC TL-SO-19016 license, SundaGas’ success and update ● Bayu-Undan field updates and new opportunities Who will be presenting? ● Dino da Silva, President, ​ANPM ● Mateus da Costa, Director of Exploration, ​ANPM ● Amado Hei, Director for PSC & Legal Compliance, ​ANPM ● Andy Butler, Chief Executive Officer, ​SundaGas ● Neil Papenfus, General Manager, ​Pacific Towing and many more, soon to be announced! Let's get masks, gloves and food to the right people while we network with Timor-Leste's oil & gas industry!For further information please visit: Or contact:


PNG Business News - December 02, 2019

Mining Petroleum Conference kicks off

The Papua New Guinea Mining and Petroleum Conference and Exhibition kicks off today for the next three days December 3-5 at the Stanley Hotel & Suites in Port Moresby in the nation’s capital.More than 1,000 participants are expected to attend the biennial conference and expo, to be held in conjunction with the main conference.Yesterday business houses participating in the exhibitions put finishing touches to their stalls for the start of conference today.Major players in the local and global resources industry are expected to visit despite their being a downturn in the PNG and even the global economy.Prime Minister James Marape is expected to officiate at the opening and address participants, many of them eager to hear what the Prime Minister has to say in regards to proposed changes to the Mining Act, which has raised concerns in the industry and calls for more collaboration and a relook at these proposed changes which may impact investment and mining operations.The conference provides comprehensive technical updates, and offers an excellent opportunity to meet all the players in the PNG mining and petroleum industry, including Government, and for joint venture discussions, networking and promotions. The event also informs delegates on current activities in the PNG resource industry and highlights new developments, advanced prospects, new discoveries and exploration as well as economic and social achievements.The conference week follows on from the passing of the 2020 budget by the new government led by Prime Minister James Marape – his government’s first national budget, which he has described as a ‘hard one’ in view of the current economic climate.He said this yesterday when commenting on the Budget which was handed down by Treasurer Ian Ling-Stuckey last Thursday.As the conference starts, some of PNG’s big-ticket projects like Wafi-Golpu mine, Porgera mine, P’nyang and Papua LNG projects are still in discussion stage.


PNG Business News - November 05, 2019

New ‘Coal in Asia’ segment to be launched at the 6th Mining Investment Asia Conference in Singapore

Mining Investment Asia (, South East Asia’s largest mining conference and exhibition showcasing South East Asia’s mining sector to an international audience of investors and various mining stakeholders, is scheduled to return to Singapore from 17 - 19 March 2020. For this 6th edition, a brand new full day segment entitled ‘Coal in Asia’ will be launched on 17 March to complement the event’s current focus on mining financing, technology and gender diversity. Why Coal in Asia? Coal is a dominant fuel in the rapidly growing economies of South East Asia even amidst a global move towards clean energy. Within the Asian region, India, China and Indonesia play major roles both as consumers and producers of coal. Hence, ‘Coal in Asia’ seeks to focus on what lies ahead for coal in the region and the key drivers for transformation. Major national and private coal mining companies are confirming their participation, with key stakeholders such as Indonesia Coal Mining Association (APBI-ICMA) already supporting this event. Latest speakers Speakers who have come onboard to be a part of Mining Investment Asia 2020 include: Robin Lee, CEO & Founder, Hello Gold (Malaysia) (First time speaker at this event) Raymond Liu, Founding Partner, Havelock Mining Investment (China) (First time speaker at this event) Thao Dh Ngo, Group Executive Chairman, First Indochina Group (Vietnam) Edward Gustely, Managing Director, Penida Capital (Indonesia) Michel Labrousse, Managing Partner, Mazarin Capital (Hong Kong)Hendra Sinadia, Executive Director, Indonesia Coal Mining Association (Indonesia) Cindy Teoh, Associate Editor - Investments, Golden Equator Capital (Singapore) Thomas Puppendahl, Chief Investment Officer, Chancery Asset Management (Singapore) Jayant Bhandari, Mining and Institutional Investor Expert, Anarcho Capital Inc (Canada) Over the past 5 years, the high quality of the speakers assembled at this event has provided insightful regional and international perspectives, leading to Mining Investment Asia being recognised as the leading event in the region for global companies and individuals who wish to understand what makes South East Asia mining industry tick and to meet the key players in this region. Testimonials from past participants Feedback from past attendees have consistently highlighted both the high quality of the speakers and the attendees. In addition, what makes Mining Investment Asia special to them include: Great networking opportunities High level discussions Opportunity to understand and meet the relevant decision makers from the South East Asia mining industry. Constance Tan, Principal Consultant, Alvito Capital Holding (Singapore) opined that ‘When I speak to other delegates here, they agree that it has been a useful forum for them to ask questions and meet like-minded people in the same industry over meals and networking drinks. Overall Mining Investment Asia is a formal yet informal event with plenty of interaction for future collaboration’. Charmaine Olea Capili, Executive Director, Philippine Nickel Mining Association said that ‘It is a big leap for us coming here as an Association as it is the first we are coming out here in South East Asia. We are very excited as it is an opportunity for us to share globally what we have done in our country and our best practices’ Dato Aminudin Hashim, CEO of Menteri Besar Inc, a government body tasked to drive growth in the Malaysian state of Perak, highlighted that ‘Mining Investment Asia is a great event. A good event depends not only on the content but the quality of the attendees. I got to meet many senior players in the industry, from the mining, policy and the financing industry. It is a great meeting of minds from the mining sector here in Singapore’. Spaces are still available for sponsors, exhibitors and delegates who wish to be a part of Mining Investment Asia. Enquiries can be sent to Jarred via email at or phone at +65 6717 6017. More information can be found at the event website: Background on Spire Events Spire Events is a Singapore based events company specialising in mining & energy conferences and expos. Mining Investment Asia is part of the global Mining Investment Conference Series that spans across various locations in Asia, Africa, Europe, Latin and North America and the Middle East. Spire Events also organises the MiningTech Conference Series which focuses on technology in mining and they are held in Chile, South Africa and Brazil. Besides conferences, Spire Events also organises large scale mining and energy expos in Africa, namely Mauritania, DRC, Sierra Leone and Botswana. The full calendar of events can be found at


PNG Business News - September 09, 2019

Innovation PNG 2019 Conference

An international-standard event bringing the best of new technology, creative solutions and innovative thinking to Papua New Guinea’s business community.FRIDAY 8 NOVEMBER, THE STANLEY HOTEL, PORT MORESBYHosted by the Port Moresby Chamber of Commerce and Business Advantage International, Innovation PNG 2019 will be the first event of its kind in Papua New Guinea. It will provide the opportunity for PNG’s wider business and government community to learn from, be inspired by, and engage with the most relevant innovators from PNG and overseas.The broad spectrum of topics will include developing an innovation culture in your business, how better internet connectivity will transform local business, digital banking and how local entrepreneurs are finding creative ways to solve uniquely PNG challenges.WHAT TO EXPECTThis Plenary Conference will run from 8:30am to 4.30pm. It will feature international keynote speakers and multiple streams for the afternoon session. The Expo Plus section will include company booths and technology-related services/attractions.The Workshops will provide hands-on training for smaller, special-interest groups.TOPICSInternational Keynote: Fostering an innovation culture in your organisation, Pete Williams, Deloitte Centre for The Edge. Pete is a recognised thought leader and practitioner in Innovation. Since speaking at the PNG Advantage  Investment Summit in Brisbane in 2015, he has developed a strong interest in PNG and is a regular visitor to the country.International Keynote: Global Megatrends Influencing Technology and Transformation, Paul Burman, Megatrends Ambassador, Hewlett Packard (HP). Artificial Intelligence is changing our world – from disrupting how we educate our children to the way we diagnose a patient. Working directly with the CTO’s Office in Palo Alto, Paul is tasked with presenting HP’s view of the future, Megatrends, to customers, partners and industry leaders – to help them prepare for the future.Keynotes by major global technology companiesOpportunity and disruption: what cheaper and better internet access will mean for PNGDigital banking and mobile moneyE-GovernmentEducation and vocational trainingMedical scienceAgribusinessInnovation PNG: short presentations from some of PNG’s leading innovators, including SMEs.WHO WILL ATTENDThe conference will appeal to the wider PNG business and government community, from senior managers and business owners, to middle managers and the brightest graduates.REGISTERPricing:Early-bird (until 4 October) — PGK 950 Standard — PGK 1,050 Table of 10 (until 25 October) — PGK 8,500Prices include GSTFor more information contact:Port Moresby Chamber of Commerce+675 7200


PNG Business News - June 27, 2019

PNG Security Congress, Conference & Exhibition

Securing your Growth with Global Opportunities Security industry specialists and professionals will converge Port Moresby, PNG in March 2nd-4th, 2020 for the second Oceania Premier Security Industry Event with a Security Conference & Exhibition. ​ The conference will address security challenges faced by business, government and the broader community. PNG Security Congress, Conference & Exhibition will feature an impressive exhibition display, with the leading global electronic security products and solutions.  Electronic security and safety solutions for commercial buildings, industrial sites, mining, banking and residential homesites, the best of the best in world class offering:Intelligent CCTV, access control and alarms systems;Software cyber management solutions;Cyber security & third party security risks;Advanced video surveillance solutions & intercoms;Drone capability in construction, infrastructure, mining, oil, gas, electricity & agriculture;Large enterprise systems;Asset and key management systems;Intelligent traffic solutions;Mechanical locking which integrates with world class electronic security solutions. A world-class Security conference and more. Conference: By full payment prior to the opening. Best in class international speaker line up.  ​Exhibition: By pre-arranged booked space.   After a successful 2019 this is the ultimate opportunity for the electronic and physical security industries to unite for three days of quality networking and unrivalled education alongside a showcase of the most innovative solutions to the PNG and Pacific market.Visit: for more details


PNG Business News - June 27, 2019

1st AAPG/EAGE PNG Petroleum Geoscience Conference & Exhibition

PNG’s Oil and Gas Industry Maturing Through Exploration, Development and ProductionThe 1st AAPG/EAGE Papua New Guinea Petroleum Geoscience Conference & Exhibition is designed primarily for those who explore for petroleum accumulations, appraise them and seek to develop them as producing oil and gas fields. Petroleum Geoscientists of all kinds from: wellsite geologists to exploration program managers; geophysicists to geochemists; and stratigraphers to sedimentologists, and all those others who contribute to the elucidation of the hydrocarbon endowment of a place like Papua New Guinea are most welcome.Whilst petroleum engineering is not a theme of this conference, we will endeavour to include select papers on oil and gas fields and their reservoirs and production where it pertains to the subsurface science of the accumulation of petroleum. Whilst stating the obvious interest of petroleum geoscientists, specialists in many aspects of geology and other disciplines may also wish to attend. The amazing structural geology of Papua New Guinea arising from its location at a major plate margin should attract structural geologists from around the world amongst many other specialists. Aside from the science, the Conference will necessarily update all those in the industry who are concede with development and commercialisation as we conjecture new development along side the exploration potential of new frontiers to be explored like the deep water areas of the Gulf of Papua into the Coral Sea.The conference comes two decades since the last of the inaugural series of Petroleum Conventions of the 1990s were run in Port Moresby by the PNG Chamber of Mines and Petroleum which is a local supporter of this event. There is thus two decades of exciting petroleum geoscience and fertile knowledge to shared since those last scientific meetings took place during which time many more fields have been discovered and the large gas discoveries developed and put into production.For information, contact Adrienne Pereira AAPG Asia Pacific Programs Manager

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