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APNGBC NEWS : 11th Aug 2017

APNGBC holds their inaugural Yumi Bung / Networking Drinks in Port Moresby

President of the APNGBC welcomed over 100 guests on behalf of the Executive Committee of APNGBC.

— By APNGBC

The Australia Papua New Guinea Business Council held their inaugural Yumi Bung / Networking Drinks on Wednesday 9th August at the Holiday Inn & Suites in Port Moresby.

The function was held in order to meet and network with APNGBC members, APNGBC branch members and business leaders based in Papua New Guinea, coinciding with the another first, wit the Executive Committee of the Australia Papua New Guinea Business Council meeting for the first time outside of Australia since at least the mid-1990’s. The APNGBC hopes to make this Papua New Guinea based meeting and networking drinks an annual event on our calendar. 

President of the APNGBC welcomed over 100 guests on behalf of the Executive Committee including members of the Executive Committee, as well as those of the Council’s PNG Branch and of the Business Council of Papua New Guinea, along with many other guests. 

Mr. Taylor commented on this time in PNG being a key moment in Papua New Guinea with the new government being formed this week following the national election and the Council, with its colleagues here in Papua New Guinea, has a challenging policy environment ahead of us as the new government settles in and begins to define and advance its policy agenda. Mr. Taylor reiterated the Council’s commitment to supporting business to succeed in Papua New Guinea, especially ahead of the major event taking place next year, APEC 2018.

Mr. Taylor also commended the Business Council of Papua New Guinea under David Toua’s leadership for the work it has done in recent months in coordinating the views of peak business bodies on a range of policy issues important to business, and in starting the process of putting these issues to the new government stating, ‘the best policy outcomes for all Papua New Guineans, and for Australian business with interests here, will be if business and government work together towards common goals.

The Australia Papua New Guinea Business Council will continue to contribute positively to the work here of the Business Council of Papua New Guinea and other peak business bodies. We will continue to collaborate through various structures with both the Australian and Papua New Guinea Governments at ministerial and officials level. Our commitment to PNG goes beyond promoting a successful business, it is a long term commitment to developing PNG because a healthy, happy community is good for business and great for the future of Papua New Guinea.

We thank all those who took the time to come to Yumi Bung and we look forward to seeing you all in Papua New Guinea and Australia in the coming months.

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