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<b>Pacific Wave Conference 2014</b>

The Pacific Wave Conference 2014, in <span style="text-decoration: underline;">Auckland</span> on <span style="text-decoration: underline;">June 24</span>, is an opportunity for those interested in growing Pacific export from the region to New Zealand and from New Zealand to the Pacific through investment and collaboration.

The future competitiveness of Pacific exports and opportunities for growth are key focuses for the conference, which will attract region-wide members of the private sector, business councils and government.

The conference is an opportunity to focus discussion exclusively on investment opportunities available for Pacific exporters; and for regional partners to take a fresh look at what can and needs to be done to enable accelerated export growth.

The conference is ideal for organisations from the Pacific region who support and invest in private sector innovation, capability and capacity; Exporters/private sector businesses; New Zealand corporate businesses and investors with an interest in supporting Pacific export growth; Pacific Chamber of Commerce and Business Council representatives; Pacific Agriculture and Tourism Industry groups; New Zealand government trade partners

<b>Event details:</b> Tuesday, June 24, 2014; 8 am – 6 pm; Sky City Auckland; Cost: $75.00 per person




<b>Third Australia-Vanuatu Business Forum</b>

The third Australia-Vanuatu Business Forum is being held at the <span style="text-decoration: underline;">Brisbane Convention &amp; Exhibition Centre</span>, Southbank, Brisbane on Thursday, <span style="text-decoration: underline;">June 26</span> between 8:30 am and 5:00 pm.

The forum presents an opportunity to get up to date information on trade, business opportunities and current events in Vanuatu, an archipelagic nation of about 80 islands some 2000 kilometres to the northeast of Brisbane at similar latitude to Cairns in North Queensland. The population of Vanuatu is approximately 200,000. Port Vila, on the island of Efate, is the capital.

Vanuatu’s economy is driven largely by tourism and construction. Tourism and tourism-related services sectors (wholesale and retail trade, hotels and restaurants, and transport and communication) and agriculture provide opportunities for Australian business.

There are potential opportunities in donor funded infrastructure development. A new privately developed fibre-optic cable now operational and the planned associated industry zone will create new opportunities in the IT and related sectors.

Contact the Australia Pacific Islands Business Council, telephone +61 7 3348 5142+61 7 3348 5142, facsimile +61 7 3348 5172, or email




<b>Administration Consultant for PNG’s Wapenamanda District</b>

The New Zealand Papua New Guinea Business Council advises that an Administration Consultant is required for the Wapenamanda District in PNG.

“Ideally the person would be a highly effective administrator, having middle management experience and previously worked in communities in remote or ‘frontier’ environments i.e. Pacific Island Communities. The applicant should be highly motivated who will bring strong people skills and a proven track record of delivery in diverse and challenging cultural and geographic environments.

The application procedure is outlined in the job description (attached) with applications to be sent directly to the Minister as detailed.

For more information email with subject line: Administrator Consultant Attention – Wapemanda District Administration or call +675-7320-9293+675-7320-9293 or write to Rimbink Pato, LLB, OBE, MP
Member for Wapenamanda Open Electorate PO Box 662
Port Moresby, NCD, Papua New Guinea
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