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PLANS are under way to make the 2013 Papua New Guinea Advantage Conference bigger and better after the success of first international investment summit last September.
“Last year, we set out to create an investment summit of genuinely international standards for PNG,” David Conn, chief executive officer of co-host the Port Moresby Chamber of Commerce and Industry, said.
“The enthusiastic feedback we received from delegates confirmed we achieved that.
“Now we want to raise the bar even higher.”

Max Puritau (right) of Paradise Spices talking to clients at the PNG Made Expo at the PNG Advantage investment conference at the Gateway Hotel last September. -Nationalpic by MALUM NALU

The 2013 summit, from Sept 9-10 at Port Moresby’s Gateway Hotel, will again bring local and international investors together to focus on business and investment opportunities.
Organisers are planning enhancements for 2013, including more high-profile speakers, an enhanced social programme and improved delegate facilities.
The conference will again be held over two days, with the first focused on PNG’s investment climate and the second devoted to key areas of business opportunity.
Speakers will include a balance of international experts and local business people.
“As with 2012, there will be a strong focus on opportunities in PNG’s provinces and on industry sectors beyond mining and petroleum,” Conn said.
“As the host chamber, we will be reaching out to PNG’s other chambers of commerce so that they can also be a part of this major international event.”
Registrations for the PNG advantage investment summit will open in April.