Registrations open for the Innovation PNG 2023 Conference


Registrations are now officially open for the 2023 Innovation PNG Conference on 10 November at APEC Haus, Port Moresby.

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.

What will happen

  • A Plenary Conference will feature international speakers and multiple streams in the afternoon.
  • A Gala Awards Dinner the night before will be 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 program so far

International speakers

  • Dr Jane Thomason, futurist and thought-leader … on the digital economy as a driver of growth & prosperity for PNG
  • Matt Dri, Partner, Cyber Response & Forensic Technology, KPMG Australia … on Cybersecurity
  • Ted Garner, Chief Strategy Officer, Konica/Minolta Australia … on creating an innovation culture
  • Craig Kirkland, Director – Pacific Islands, Mastercard … on the next wave of innovation in payments

PNG-based speakers

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  • Robbie Huxley, Managing Director, TE (PNG)
  • James Inglis, Managing Director, Niupay
  • Isaac Jipsy, Chief Executive Officer, ODESH
  • Priscilla Kevin, Tech Entrepreneur and ICT & ERP Consultant
  • Samson Korowali, Chief Executive Officer, SNS Tech
  • Opi Loi, Managing Director, Niugini Assurance
  • Steven Matainaho, Secretary, Dept of Information & Communications Technology
  • Gokul Naidu, Chief Executive Officer, Datec
  • Ginia Sialis, Business Owner and Director, Tapioca Delight
  • Martha Nion-Tefuarani, Senior Manager – Strategic Innovation, Kina Bank
  • Dominic Sikakau, CEO, Credit Guarantee Corporation
  • George Vagalia, CEO, Agri-tech Organics (PNG)
  • and many more to be announced …

Hot topics

These topics will be covered by a range of expert presentations, panel discussions and question-and-answer sessions:

  • Connectivity in PNG
  • Innovation in Ecommerce, marketing and branding
  • Developing an innovation culture in your organisation
  • Digital banking

Workshops/deep dives

  • Planning for a digital future ­– an innovation framework for PNG. Facilitator: Dr Jane Thomason
  • Cybersecurity deep dive. This workshop will bring local and international cybersecurity experts together to take a deeper dive into some of the latest cybersecurity trends, tools and approaches. Facilitator: Matt Dri
  • Software-driven solutions for PNG. Some of PNG’s leading software engineers will discuss how they are developing PNG solutions for PNG problems. In association with the PNG ICT Cluster.

The above program is subject to change. We will be adding new speakers and sessions in the lead up to announcing the final program in early November.


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