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 (https://www.mininginvestmentasia.com/), 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 email@example.com or phone at +65 6717 6017. More information can be found at the event website: https://www.mininginvestmentasia.com/ 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 www.spire-events.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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: https://www.pngsecuritycongress.com/ 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 email@example.com
PNG Business News - May 24, 2019
PNG Industrial and Mining Resources Exhibition
The 2019 PNG Industrial and 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 and 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 and Gala Awards Dinner will also run in support of the trade show. TRADING HOURS: Wednesday, 12th June 9:00am to 4:00pm Thursday, 13th June 9:00am to 4:00pm CONTACT firstname.lastname@example.org | AUS: + 61 449 572 142 PNGEXPO.COM
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PNG Business News - May 24, 2019
Papua New Guinea Investment Week
Positive signs are on the horizon for business after three “flat” years due to tough economic times brought on by low commodity prices, last year’s earthquake, and lack of foreign currency, which has increased slightly this year. Following the recent activity in the minerals and gas sector and a successful APEC Leaders’ Summit, the Australia PNG Business Council has successfully lobbied to bring to our shores four high-profile business investment conferences, -- all of which will be held from June 17 to 21 at the Stanley Hotel and Suites and APEC Haus. * On Monday 17th to Tuesday 18th June, will be the 35th Instalment of the Australia PNG Business Forum and Trade Expo. Themed “The Road Ahead: Optimising Infinite Opportunities,”key statistics for this event include 900 delegates, 300 Exhibitors and 120 booths, 78 speakers and 15 topics ranging from unlocking customary land, agriculture, infrastructure development, MTDP3, start-ups, disruption and innovation, among others * On Wednesday, 19th June, the Business Council of PNG in conjunction with the Speaker of the House of Parliament will host their annual Speaker’s Summit, the second instalment. This will also be held at the Stanley Hotel. Themed “Building Papua New Guinea’s Economy,” key statistics include 250 delegates, 100 exhibitors and 40 booths, 36 speakers and six topics in one day. * On Thursday, 20th June the PNG European Union business conference on “Strengthening Trade and Investment ties between the EU and PNG” will be held at the Stanley Hotel. There is no fee to attend this conference. To register, please email to email@example.com. A copy of the tentative program is attached. * Then on Friday, 21st June the Asia Pacific Business Forum will be held at APEC Haus. David Morris, the Chair of UNESCAP Asia Pacific Business Forum stated: “They will bring to the Pacific for the first time the United National Asia Pacific Business Forum. This will be a high-level government business dialogue on how to bring the benefits from sustainable development to non-urban communities across our region.” Themed ‘Global Goals, Local Opportunities,” it’s the annual flagship event of the UN Economic and Social Committee for Asia and the Pacific Sustainable Business Network. Interest has been overwhelming, particularly for the UN-sanctioned meet. People in Asia have called putting their hands up to present during the conference.