Innovation PNG 2023 Conference

An international-standard event bringing the best of new technology, creative solutions and innovative thinking to Papua New Guinea’s business and government communities.

Innovation PNG 2023 is taking place at APEC Haus, Port Moresby, on 10 November 2023.

Hosted by the Port Moresby Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Business Advantage International, Innovation PNG 2023 follows the highly successful inaugural event held in 2019.

The only event of its kind in Papua New Guinea, our 2023 conference will provide the opportunity for PNG’s wider business and government community to learn from, be inspired by, and engage with the best innovators from PNG and overseas.

Topic areas will include:

  • Digitisation/cloud services
  • Developing an innovation culture
  • Digital government
  • The workplace of the future
  • Web 3.0/Internet of Things
  • Cybersecurity
  • Megatrends
  • Ecommerce
  • Generative AI (ChatGPT etc)
  • Innovative SMEs
  • Frontier technology

This year’s Innovation Conference will also feature a Gala Awards Dinner, to acknowledge some of PNG’s most impressive innovators, as well as a full-scale Expo.

Gala Awards Dinner – 9 November
Full-day Conference – 10 November

(For a summary of our inaugural 2019 Innovation Conference, click here.)

9 November 2023

What will happen?

Plenary Conference will feature international keynote speakers and multiple streams in the afternoon.

A Gala Awards Dinner the night before will held to acknowledge and reward PNG’s leading innovators.

An Expo Plus will feature company booths and technology-related services/attractions.

Workshops will provide hands-on training and inspiration


The conference program will feature international keynotes, panel sessions, Q&As and case studies from the smartest PNG innovators (especially SMEs).

More details will be posted here in due course.





Watch the conference trailer


Registrations for Innovation PNG 2023 will open early in the second half of 2023.

In the meantime, to express your interest in speaking, exhibiting or sponsoring this prestigious event, please email us.

Expo, Sponsorship & Speaker Enquiries

Business Advantage International

+61 3 9111 0044


Innovation PNG Awards

Innovation PNG 2023 Awards

The Innovation PNG 2023 Awards will be announced at a special Gala Awards Dinner, to be held the night before the conference.

An initiative of the Port Moresby Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Business Advantage International, the Awards have been created to celebrate and encourage innovation in PNG business, government and other organisations and were first awarded in 2019.

The Innovation PNG Awards are designed to covered all kinds of innovation, from the development of new products and services, to new technology such as software, innovative marketing ideas and adapting offshore solutions to PNG conditions.

Nominations for the 2023 Innovation Awards – to be judged by an expert panel – will be invited early in the second half of 2023. We hope to expand the number of awards given this year.

2019 Innovation Awards  – the winners

Small organisation

Innovation PNG 2019 Award Winner (small organisation) — Immaculate Javia from Sustainable Alluvial Mining Services

Large organisation

SP Brewery’s cassava project. This project is massive in scope and could be seen both as an innovation in product development and also in agribusiness. It’s an imaginative project of complexity and vision, with the potential to encourage other efforts to replace imports with PNG-grown and made produce, delivering a positive economic impact.

Innovation PNG Award Winner (large organisation) — Nancy Gah from SP Brewery