The Pacific Exposition

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The Pacific Exposition

20 Jun 2019 | BusinessNZ

The Pacific Exposition

The Pacific Exposition is designed to facilitate the Pacific countries to promote their economic potential, and is aimed to increase opportunities and develop networks for business communities, governments, and tourism authorities in the region. The Exposition is also the first step towards connecting goods and people of the Pacific and Southeast Asia. Decision makers and business people from 20 countries in the Pacific will take part in the event.

The Exposition will feature an exhibition of businesses from 20 South Pacific countries as well as forums on tourism and on business and investment. These forums are envisaged to help finding solution to cope with today’s challenges in an interactive setting featuring key persons in their respective fields, including Ministers, CEOs, scholars, and business practitioners. The Exposition will also feature business matching as well as music and cultural performances.

The 1st Pacific Exposition is really a unique opportunity for you to promote your company, expand your network, and find potential business partners from Indonesia, Southeast Asia, and the Pacific region.

On behalf of the H.E. Ambassador. Tantowi Yahya, I would like to invite you to make use of this event by attending to the programs of the 1st Pacific Exposition. Attendance is free of charge, and you are encouraged to RSVP through the following links:

Business and Investment Forum:

https://www.eventbrite.co.nz/e/business-and-investment-forum-pacific-exposition-2019-tickets-61915203039

BUSINESS AND INVESTMENT FORUM

‘Fostering Trade and Investment Partnerships in the Pacific Region Through Better Connectivity, Market Integration and Infrastructure Development’

TENTATIVE PROGRAM

SKYCITY Auckland Convention Center, New Zealand
Friday, 12 July 2019


09.00 – 11.00: Registration


11.00 – 11.30: Opening Session

1.Mr. Rosan P. Roeslani, Chairman of Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry
2.H.E. Thomas Lembong, Chairman of Indonesia Investment Coordinating Board
3.Hon. Henry Puna, Prime Minister of Cook Islands

11.30 – 11.35 Photo Session

Session I

11.35 – 11.45 Featured Speaker Session I: “Toward Sustainable and Equitable Growth in the Pacific Region”


Hon. Sir Toke Tufukia Talagi, Prime Minister of Niue

11.45 – 13.00 Session 1: Boosting Trade and Investment through Empowering and Globalizing Small and Medium Enterprises in the South Pacific Region

Chair: Mr. George Iwan Maranthika, Acting Chairman of Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry for Australian & New Zealand Committees 

Panelists:
*Mr. Muhamad Fajrin Rasyid, Co-Founder & President of Bukalapak, Indonesia
*Ms. Traci Houpapa, Federation of Maori Authorities (FOMA)
*Mr. Manuel Valdez, Chief Investment Officer, Pacific Trade and Invest NZ
*Mr. Roberto Da Costa Cabral Lai, Director for External Relation and Marketing of Trade Invest of Timor Leste

13.00 – 14:00 Networking Opportunities/Lunch Break (Friday Prayer)

Session II

14.00 – 14.20: Special Feature: Information and Communication Technology and the Pacific


*Hon. Rico Tupai, Minister of Information and Communication Technology of Samoa
*Anang Achmad Latif, Managing Director of BHAKTI, Ministry of Information of Republic Indonesia

14.20 – 15.30: Enhancing Connectivity through Improvement in Infrastructure

Chair: Radju Munusamy, Advisor of Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry – Business Service Desk (BSD)

Panelists:
*S.D. Darmono, Chairman of Jababeka
*Armidah Salsiah Alisjahbana, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic and Social Commissions for Asia and the Pacific (UN ESCAP)
*Ms Virisila Tuimanu, Principle Economic Planning Officer, Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism of Fiji.

15.30 – 15.45 Summary Business Forum

Remarks and Conclusions for Business Forum: Shinta W Kamdani, Vice Chairman of Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry

15.45 – 16.00 Coffee Break

Session III

16.00 – 17.00: Investment Opportunities in Pacific Countries

7-Minute Presentation from Investment Board of :
Australia/New Zealand
Cook Islands/Niue
Federated States of Micronesia/Palau
Fiji/Papua New Guinea
French Polynesia/Samoa
Kiribati/Solomon Islands
Marshall Islands/Timor Leste
Nauru/Tonga
New Caledonia/Tuvalu
Vanuatu

17.00 Meeting ends

Further information on the Exposition is available in www.pacificexposition.co.nz. You can also get more information  info@pacificexposition.co.nz.