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Marape to open business conference

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James Marape to brief conference on PNG government's plans for improving investment climate

| Business Advantage PNG

PORT MORESBY —Papua New Guinea’s prime minister James Marape MP will open the 2021 Business Advantage Investment Conference in Port Moresby next Tuesday.

Mr Marape will outline his government’s strategy for improving the environment for business and investment in PNG to an audience of international and local investors, financiers and senior business executives.

Delegates will receive updates on PNG’s major new resources projects, including Papua LNG and Wafi-Golpu, as well as detailed briefings on a range of business and investment opportunities across key sectors of PNG’s economy.

There will be discussions on the country’s current business and investment conditions, and a major focus on the country’s ambitious infrastructure and energy plans.

Among the 40 speakers at the three-day conference will be Samoa’s newly-elected prime minister Fiamē Naomi Mataʻafa, Australia’s Pacific minister Zed Seselja and former ANZ Bank chief economist Saul Eslake.

There will also be speakers from the Asian Development Bank and the International Finance Corporation, as well as the United States and Australian governments.

This year the international event is a digital conference to avoid Covid-related disruptions and is being live-streamed.

“This is the biggest and most engaging program we’ve ever assembled in nine years of organising investment events on PNG,” said Andrew Wilkins of Business Advantage International.

“Hosting a digital conference has allowed us to bring together speakers and delegates from all over the world.”

Conference registrations at


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