Papua New Guinea Investment Conference: new speakers announced


Business Advantage International has announced new speakers and the final sponsors for the 2023 Papua New Guinea Investment Conference.

The organisers 2022 PNG Investment Conference reported an improvement on pre-COVID numbers at this years years conference. Credit: Stefan Daniljchenko/BAI

With just three months to go until PNG’s premier international investment event, the program is starting to take shape.

Speakers recently added include:

  • Marcel Schroder, the Asian Development Bank’s PNG Country Economist, who will deliver an economic update on PNG.
  • The IFC’s Jeffrey Tan will lead a session on opportunities from decarbonisation.
    KPMG Australia’s National Oil and Gas Lead Jonathan Peacock will talk about the global trend towards greater ESG requirements.
  • ExxonMobil’s Peter Larden will participate in a special session, ‘Papua LNG and beyond: PNG’s gas-led decade’.

The full draft program for this year’s event is now available here.

Day One will also include a keynote address by respected financial commentator and broadcaster, Alan Kohler, while Day Two will have a strong focus on infrastructure and transport. A bonus Pacific Islands Business Briefing will provide high-level updates on PNG’s neighbouring economies.

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The aim of the conference is to promote business opportunities in PNG to a global audience so we’re delighted that our sponsors include some of the world’s best-known corporate brands (scroll down to see this year’s full roster).

  • To keep up to date with the program or register your interest in attending click here. Registrations will open at the end of this month.
  • We are now taking bookings for Expo Plus. All booths have premium position but availability is limited. To register your interest in exhibiting at this prestigious event email

Speakers include

  • Keynote speaker Alan Kohler, Financial Commentator & Broadcaster
  • Steven Matainaho, Secretary (Head of Department) at the PNG Department of ICT
  • Peter Larden, Chairman & Managing Director, ExxonMobil PNG
  • Jonathan Peacock, National Sector Leader, Oil & Gas, KPMG Australia
  • Jeffrey Tan, Senior Investment Officer, IFC
  • Clarence Hoot, Managing Director, Investment Promotional Authority of PNG
  • Zanie Theron, Partner in Charge, KPMG South Pacific Practice
  • Marcel Schroder, Papua New Guinea Country Economist, Asian Development Bank


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