UK-Papua New Guinea Trade & Investment Forum 2018

24th April, Central London


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 inaugural 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.



0900-1000: Registration & Refreshments 

1000-1015: Opening Remarks
Atam Sandhu, Chief Executive, DMA
Hon Rimbink Pato, Minister of Foreign Affairs
Rt Hon Mark Field MP, UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office

1015-1030: Keynote Address
Introduction: HE  Winnie A Kiap, Papua New Guinean High Commissioner to the UK
HE Peter O'Neill CMG, Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea

1030-1200: Session 1 – Economic & Political Overview
Chair: Sir Henry Bellingham MP
Loi Bakani, Governor, The Bank of Papua New Guinea 
Mark Baker, CEO, ANZ Papua New Guinea
Denis O'Brien, Chairman, Digicel
Q&A Session 

1200-1230: Spotlight on Agriculture
Ilan Weiss, 
Executive Director, Innovative Agro Industry
Representative, New Britain Palm Oil

1230-1400: Networking Lunch
Sponsored by Papua Mining

1400-1530: Session 2 – Investing in Petroleum & Energy
Chair: The Lord Sheikh

Wapu Sonk, Kumul Petroleum Holdings Ltd
Robin Fleming, CEO, Bank South Pacific
Andrew Barry, Managing Director, ExxonMobil PNG
Philippe Blanchard, Managing Director, Total E&P PNG
Peter Botten, Managing Director, Oil Search
Paul Mulder, Managing Director, Mayur Power Generation
Q&A Session

1530-1615: Refreshments Break

1615-1800: Session 3 – Investing in Mining & Infrastructure
Chair: Clarence Hoot, Director, Investment Promotion Agency of Papua New Guinea
Hon Johnson Tuke, Minister for Mining
Peter Graham, Managing Director and CEO, OK Tedi Mining
Tim Crossley, Executive DIrector, Mayur Resources
Q&A Session

1800-1810: Closing Remarks
HE  Winnie A Kiap, Papua New Guinean High Commissioner to the UK
HRH The Duke of York KG

1810-1900: Gala Drinks Reception
Sponsored by ANZ