Articles by Andrew Wilkins

About Andrew Wilkins

Andrew Wilkins is Publishing Director at Business Advantage International. He has over 25 years' international publishing and communications experience, including over a decade on Papua New Guinea.

What can Papua New Guinea business look forward to in 2018?

As Papua New Guinea business gets back to work, Business Advantage PNG’s Andrew Wilkins looks at some of the issues coming up in 2018. With APEC coming to Port Moresby and a second LNG project in the offing, this is a year when PNG is going to be the subject of international attention.

Join us in Sydney: Thomas, Pesce headline outstanding line-up for 2-in-1 investment conference

We are really excited about the program we have put together for our first investment conference in two years, which includes two heavyweight keynote speakers plus an impressive cross-section of PNG and international business leaders.

Selling Papua New Guinea as a business and investment destination

September’s Papua New Guinea Investment Conference in Sydney is designed to promote Papua New Guinea as a key business destination in our region. Business Advantage International’s Andrew Wilkins reveals some of the planning that is going into the program.

Economic update: positive signs for Papua New Guinea economy despite weak commodity prices

The fall in global commodity prices has had a negative impact on Papua New Guinea’s economy. However, as Andrew Wilkins discovers in his annual economic update on PNG, adjustments have been made and 2017 looks likely to be a year of preparation for better times.

Port Moresby’s remarkable dining boom

A boom in new restaurants is improving the quality and variety of dining options in Papua New Guinea’s capital, Port Moresby, as never before, observes Andrew Wilkins.

Opinion: Is your business at risk from disruption?

Businesses often don’t realise that they are vulnerable to attacks from disruptive new players until it is too late. Andrew Wilkins considers some of the strategic issues created by creative disruption.

‘The new PNG cyberspace’: ecommerce set to take off in Papua New Guinea

With Papua New Guinea’s soon-to-be-completed National Transmission Network likely to bring improved internet speeds and reliability by the end of the year more PNG companies are expected to explore the possibility of selling goods and services online. Andrew Wilkins looks at the potential for ecommerce.

Papua New Guinea’s economy under pressure but fighting back

Global and domestic factors have combined to slow Papua New Guinea’s economy. However, as Andrew Wilkins discovers, the Pacific nation’s business leaders are still confident about its future prospects.

Review: Dorney’s call for Australia to revive engagement with Papua New Guinea

A new paper by experienced Pacific journalist Sean Dorney argues passionately for a re-think of Australia’s relationship with Papua New Guinea. As its title suggests, The Embarrassed Colonialist paints a portrait of a country that hasn’t quite worked out how to engage with his nearest neighbour.

Papua New Guinea business sees light at the end of the tunnel

In spite of the talk about an economic slowdown in 2016, Papua New Guinea’s capital, Port Moresby, is a city where plenty is still happening as 2015 comes to a close. Business Advantage International’s Andrew Wilkins reflects on recent discussions with Papua New Guinea business leaders.