2021 Business Advantage Papua New Guinea Investment Conference: registrations open & provisional program announced


Registrations are now officially open for the 2021 Business Advantage Papua New Guinea Investment Conference.

PNG Business Advantage Papua New Guinea Investment Conference

The Digital Conference is taking place on 7, 8 & 9 September, and will feature keynote addresses from highly respected economist Saul Eslake, Queensland’s new Chief Entrepreneur, Wayne Gerard, and KPMG Australia’s Partner for Energy & Natural Resources Technology, Barbara-Anne Bensted.

Eslake, former Economist at ANZ and Bank of America, will outline the prevailing trends in global trade and investment, and consider what opportunities these present to PNG.

Wayne Gerard, co-founder and CEO of technology success story RedEye, will present with KPMG Australia’s Barbara-Anne Bensted, on how large corporates and SMEs in PNG can work successfully together to generate economic growth.

They will be joined by a range of experts on business from PNG and the region, including PNG Chamber of Commerce and Industry President Ian Taritua and BSP Financial Group CEO Robin Fleming.

The program, spread over three consecutive mornings, will feature a wide variety of different formats: interactive panel discussions, interviews, case studies, videos and individual presentations. View the provisional program.

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Alongside the digital program, the conference will feature bonus in-person networking events in both Port Moresby and Brisbane.

Confirmed participants include:

  • Saul Eslake, Economist, Corinna Economic Advisory
  • Wayne Gerard, Chief Entrepreneur for Queensland and CEO of RedEye
  • Barbara-Anne Bensted, Partner – Digital Delta, KPMG Australia
  • Ian Tarutia, President, Papua New Guinea Chamber of Commerce & Industry
  • Robin Fleming, CEO, BSP Financial Group
  • David Hill, Country Director—PNG, Asian Development Bank
  • Craig Jones, Chief Operating Officer PNG, Newcrest Mining
  • Paul Komboi, Managing Director, PNG Dataco
  • Julinette Bayking, Senior PPP/Project Finance Advisor, USAID-Papua New Guinea
  • Electrification Partnership
  • Brian Tarmey, Lead Finance Specialist and Transaction Advisor, USAID-Papua New Guinea Electrification Partnership
  • Stan Joyce, Chairman, S P Brewery
  • Syd Yates, Managing Director, Kina Asset Management Ltd
  • Michael Uiari, Managing Director, Niupower Ltd
  • Fego Ota Kiniafa, Managing Director, PNG Ports Corporation


‘As an economy, PNG is on the cusp of a new wave of investment and growth. This time, that growth will be coming not just from mining and petroleum, but infrastructure, renewables, technology, agribusiness and more,’ says Andrew Wilkins, Publishing Director at Business Advantage International.

‘We are curating the conference to focus on the opportunities to come, with the aim of giving senior executives the insights they need to take advantage of those opportunities.’

KPMG has been announced as the conference’s major sponsor.

With a top-notch, expertly-curated program and a high percentage of CEO and board-level participants, this is the country’s leading business event.

Registrations can now be made online at pnginvestmentconference.com.

A special ‘early bird’ rate applies to all registrations made up until 6 August.

Advertiser:  Business Advantage International

Website: https://pnginvestmentconference.com/
Email:  events@businessadvantageinternational.com
Phone: +61 3 9111 0044.