From Papua New Guinea to the world: meet Shopsmart, PNG’s first ecommerce marketplace

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Inspired by her fellow entrepreneurs, Emstret Holdings CEO Vani Nades has launched Shopsmart PNG, an online marketplace for Papua New Guineans to ‘do business, irrespective of size’.

Papua New Guinea’s Brian Bell retail group ‘bullish’ about 2021

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espite COVID challenges, last year was a ‘fairly extraordinary year’ in terms of growth for Papua New Guinea’s Brian Bell Group. Its CEO, Cameron MacKellar, during a Business Advantage webinar, revealed the company’s plan for 2021.

Papua New Guinea is getting COVID-19 vaccine ready

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The recent spike in COVID-19 cases in Papua New Guinea has emphasized the need for COVID-19 vaccines in the country – and the first shipment of AstraZeneca (Oxford) vaccines is expected as early as this month.

Lae’s SME Incubator Hub: Growing local talent one bootcamp at a time

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Julliane Terry, owner of the consultancy firm Tok Stret Consulting, has launched business incubator hub in Lae to foster innovation in PNG’s second city. ‘When something is happening in Lae, you can rest assured the rest of the country will benefit,’ she tells Business Advantage PNG.

‘One city, one people, one future’: Port Moresby’s vision for 2030

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With its estimated 760,000 population expected to grow by between 2.5 and four per cent annually, Port Moresby has a challenge to grow successfully. A new urban development plan outlines how it could be achieved.

Work hard, adapt, dream: advice from Papua New Guinea’s SMEs

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Despite the problems 2020 posed for many of Papua New Guinea’s SMEs, some are entering 2021 with a bang. Business Advantage PNG asked them for their advice on how to thrive in tough times.

More than taxis: ODESH aims to create a new market for on-demand services in Papua New Guinea

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Finding a safe and reliable taxi service in Port Moresby can be an issue, but entrepreneur Isaac Jipsy has developed ODESH, an online solution that is changing the way taxi services operate in Papua New Guinea’s capital.

People moves: Parties to the Nauru Agreement, Credit Corp, Airways Hotel and PNG Air

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New Chief Executive Officer for the Parties of Nauru Agreement, Credit Corporation appoints Company Secretary and PNG Air welcomes a new Director.

Boardroom briefing: socially distanced tourism, post-pandemic sustainability and popular products

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Restarting tourism safely, going green in spite of COVID-19, and how to make your product a ‘must have’. Readings from around the world on business, leadership and management. Socially distanced holidays As Papua New Guinea’s travel industry met this week in Port Moresby to grapple with how tourism is going to look in a post-pandemic […]

Towards a ‘Silicon Valley of the Pacific’: the PNG Digital ICT Cluster

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The tech sector Papua New Guinea is growing fast  but is constrained by a skills gap. Business Advantage PNG profiles the PNG Digital ICT Cluster, which is helping local tech talent reach its goals.