UK-Papua New Guinea Trade & Investment Forum 2018

24th April, Central London

ABOUT THE FORUM

On 24th April, HE Peter O'Neill, Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea, will lead a delegation of his senior ministers to visit the UK for the second UK-Papua New Guinea Trade Investment Forum.

Following on from the same forum in 2015, this event will demonstrate significant developments that the country has made in the intervening years as well showcasing key opportunities in business and investment in; Finance, the Extractives, Energy and Infrastructure.

 

DRAFT PROGRAMME

0830-0930: Registration & Refreshments 

0930-0935: Opening Remarks
Atam Sandhu, Chief Executive, DMA

0935-0945: Welcome
Introduction: HE Simon Tonge,
 British High Commissioner to Papua New Guinea
Representative, UK FCO

0945-1000: Keynote Address
Introduction: HE  Winne A Kiap, Papua New Guinean High Commissioner to the UK
HE Peter O'Neill CMG, Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea

1000-1130: Session 1 – Economic & Political Overview
Chair: HE Simon Tonge, British High Commissioner to Papua New Guinea
Hon James Marape, Minister for Finance 
Sir Loi Bakani, Governor, The Bank of Papua New Guinea 
Patricia Veevers-Carter, Country Manager, The World Bank 
Private Sector Speaker (x2) 
Q&A Session 

1130-1200: Refreshments Break 

1200-1330: Session 2 – Investing in Petroleum & Energy
Chair: Rt Hon 
The Lord Hain
Hon Dr Fabian Pok, Minister for Petroleum and Energy
Representative, Kumul Consolidated Holdings
Carolyn Blacklock, Country Manager, PNG Power Ltd
Private Sector Speaker (x3)
Q&A Session

1330-1430: Networking Lunch

1430-1600: Session 3 – Investing in Mining & Infrastructure
Chair: Sir Henry Bellingham MP
Hon Johnson Tuke, Minister for Mining
Hon Justin Tkatchenko BEM, Minister for Lands and Physical Planning
Philip Samar, Managing Director, Mineral Resources Authority
Private Sector Speaker (x2)
Q&A Session

1600-1620: Closing Remarks
Atam Sandhu, Chief Executive, DMA
HE Peter O'Neill CMG, Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea

1620-1800: Gala Drinks Reception