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 Moresby

Hosted 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.

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What to Expect

This 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.


  • International 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.
  • Additional keynotes by international technology companies
  • Opportunity and disruption: what cheaper and better internet access will mean for PNG
  • Digital banking and mobile money
  • E-Government
  • Education and vocational training
  • Medical science
  • Agribusiness
  • Innovation PNG: short presentations from some of PNG’s leading innovators, including SMEs



Who will Attend

The conference will appeal to the wider PNG business and government community, from senior managers and business owners, to middle managers and the brightest graduates.

Pete Williams


Paul Burman
Hewlett Packard







Early-bird (until 4 October) — PGK 950
Standard — PGK 1,050
Table of 10 (until 25 October) — PGK 8,500

Prices include GST

Port Moresby Chamber of Commerce

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Innovation PNG Awards

Call for entries: Innovation PNG’s Awards now inviting entrants

Is your business an innovative business?

Entries are now invited for the Innovation PNG Awards, new awards created to celebrate and encourage innovation in PNG business, government and other organisations.

Timed to coincide with the inaugural Innovation PNG Conference, the awards are open to both small and large organisations.


What are the awards for?

To enter the awards, businesses and other organisations (including government) will be asked to show how they have solved a particular problem or challenge with some form of innovation.

That innovation can be an invention, a piece of technology, a new way of doing things, a new product or service, or a new business for PNG.

We want people to share their innovations with us, whether they’re working in a small business or a division of a larger business or organisation.


How do I enter?

Entries for the awards are free and are now being accepted online at You have until 5pm (Port Moresby time) on Friday 25 October to enter.


What do I win?

The two winners – one for small organisations and one for large organisations – will be announced at Innovation PNG 2019 on 8 November. They will receive a special award and the chance to speak at the conference about their innovation.


Who is judging the award?

The winners will chosen by a judging panel led by innovation expert Pete Williams, Chief Edge Officer at the Deloitte Centre for the Edge.


Who is running the awards?

The Innovation PNG 2019 Awards and the Innovation PNG 2019 Conference are initiatives of the Port Moresby Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Business Advantage International. We would like to acknowledge the assistance of Deloitte Centre for the Edge’s Pete Williams in devising the criteria for the awards.