Registrations now open for the inaugural Innovation PNG conference


Registrations are now officially open for the Innovation PNG 2019 conference. The event will take place on Friday 8 November 2019 at the Stanley Hotel in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea.

The conference is an international-standard event bringing the best of new technology, creative solutions and innovative thinking to Papua New Guinea’s business community.

Hosted by the Port Moresby Chamber of Commerce (POMCCI) and Business Advantage International (BAI), 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.

Announcing the event at last week’s Business Advantage PNG Investment Conference, Andrew Wilkins (Publishing Director of BAI) said: ‘We want to create an event that is not only for senior executives, but also for their management teams and their brightest graduates.’

In anticipation of the conference, Rio Fiocco, President of POMCCI added, ‘The Coral Sea Cable will be a game changer for all businesses in PNG. Come along and learn how the new internet cable will impact on how you do business in PNG and with the world.’

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.

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.

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The Workshops will provide hands-on training for smaller, special-interest groups.

The program will include:

  • International Keynote: Fostering an innovation culture in your organisationPete 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 TransformationPaul 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, California, 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 major global technology companies and experts
  • 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.

Registrations can now be made online here.

The first 50 tickets for sale are available at a heavily discounted rate (this also applies for those booking tables of 10).

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