Dates and location set for 2019 Papua New Guinea Investment Conference


The dates and venue for the 2019 Business Advantage Papua New Guinea Investment Conference have been announced. The investment promotion event will take place on 19 and 20 August 2019 at the prestigious Shangri-La Hotel in Sydney, Australia.

Prime Minister Peter O’Neill at the 2018 Business Advantage PNG Investment Conference. Source: BAI

The PNG Investment Conference will be the seventh investment promotion event Business Advantage has run on Papua New Guinea and follows its widely-acclaimed 2017 and 2018 conferences, held in Sydney and Brisbane respectively.

Its main focus will be on business and investment opportunities, with case studies highlighting companies that may form part of PNG’s ‘next wave’.

The conference is designed primarily for senior executives, investment advisers, financiers and board-level delegates. Readers of this website are especially welcome.

Emerging market

‘PNG has emerged from its APEC year with an increased International profile and geopolitical importance,’ says Andrew Wilkins, Publishing Director at Business Advantage International and member of the conference’s organising committee.

‘Globally, investors are starting to take this market seriously, which we have been doing since 2006.’

‘As content experts, we curate the conference program from scratch each year to ensure it is reflects the latest developments in PNG’s economy and features the hot topics that current and potential investors need to understand.’

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Partners in the conference include the International Finance Corporation (a member of the World Bank Group) and the Asian Development Bank.


Details of the conference program will be announced in due course and registrations will open in the New Year. Full details can be found on the event website

‘Without giving too much away at this stage, we can confirm a roster of around 30 new speakers next year,’ said Wilkins. ‘There will also be plenty of variety in the program: stimulating and entertaining keynote presentations, case studies and expertly-curated panel sessions, all moderated by experienced professional business journalists.’

‘If you’re an executive with a focus on PNG, or an investor looking to understand of this important emerging market, 2019 Business Advantage Papua New Guinea Investment Conference will be one event you won’t want to miss.’

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