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Newsletter December, 2014

Newsletter December, 2014

The Bilateral Business and Officials Working Group meeting was held in Port Moresby on 17 November 2014. A lot of emphasis was discussed on Dept Immigration issues including aid for trade, expansion of the women in governance program and governance for public servants upskilling and working with IPA to offer short courses on education and training.Continue Reading

Newsletter November, 2014

Newsletter November, 2014

The next Business and Officials Working Group meeting will be held in Port Moresby on 17 November 2014. Senior Officials of Australia and Papua New Guinea governments will meet in Canberra or Sydney on 3rd December 2014. Discussions at this meeting will determine the Agenda for the Ministerial Forum to be held in Port Moresby on 15th December 2014.
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Newsletter October, 2014

Newsletter October, 2014

At a Special General Meeting of the Australia Papua New Guinea Business Council (Australia), on Thursday 21st August 2014, Mr Greg Pawson, General Manager, Westpac Pacific, was elected President. I would like to
personally congratulate Greg in his new role. Both Councils (Australia and Papua New Guinea) are working on a Memorandum of Agreement to further enhance our relationship and to benefit all members.Continue Reading

Newsletter September, 2014

Newsletter September, 2014

A joint Executive Committee Meeting was recently held between APNGBC (Australia and PNG) and the Business Council of PNG to assess the effectiveness of the current co-ordination arrangements. Other items discussed were joining the dots with relevant processes including the CIMC and the Impediments Working Group and reviewing the effectiveness of the Australian aid and business roundtable process and to consider any improvements.Continue Reading

Newsletter July, 2014

Newsletter July, 2014

Our Annual General Meeting was held on Wednesday 25th June 2014. I would like to thank all who attended and who nominated as Office Bearers. Prior to the AGM, Brendan Jacomb, Group Manager—Legal, Security & Procurement from Austrade presented an Anti-Bribery Outreach Program. A big thank you to Brendan for his presentation, details of which will be available on our website shortly at www.apngbc.org.pg.Continue Reading

Newsletter June, 2014

Newsletter June, 2014

The 30th Australia Papua New Guinea Business Forum and Trade Expo, with the theme “Papua New Guinea: Opportunities Beyond the Boom, held at the Cairns Convention Centre from 18 to 20 May 2014, was attended by 524 participants, including delegates, partners, speakers, media and trade booth exhibitors.Continue Reading

Newsletter May, 2014

Newsletter May, 2014

There are only just a few days before our annual Australia PNG Business Forum and Trade Expo begins. Current delegate and speaker registrations are at 300 with 50 Trade Booths registered where businesses will present their good and services.Continue Reading

Newsletter April, 2014

Newsletter April, 2014

Welcome to the third issue of the APNGBC Newsletter. March was a busy month. In addition to the normal day to day activities, we hosted a cocktail function in honour of a visit by the Australian Prime Minister, Hon Tony Abbott MP at the Gateway Hotel on Friday 21st March 2014, with 200 guests.Continue Reading

Newsletter March, 2014

Newsletter March, 2014

On 11th February 2014 we held our annual Meet and Greet function at the Grand Papua Hotel. Many thanks to our sponsors Ashurst Lawyers and PWC who assisted us in hosting a successful evening with nearly 80 guests in attendance.Continue Reading