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PT&amp;I manager coming to Fiji; Research scholars wanted; Fine Food 2013; Coconut crabs, vanilla, coconut oil, timber wanted<b><!--more--></b>

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<b>PT&amp;I Manager visiting Fiji:</b>

Jeremy Grennell, Export Services Manager of PT&amp;I’s Sydney office will be in Fiji from Monday, April 29 till Friday, May 3. Jeremy is keen to meet with any export ready companies looking to enter the Australian market in 2013. Please contact Jeremy on E: <a href=""></a> to book in a meeting for that week.


<b>Research scholars wanted</b>

State, Society and Governance in Melanesia (SSGM) Program seeks to appoint up to eight early to mid-career scholars, with ongoing research interests in Melanesia or Timor-Leste.

We are seeking scholars with backgrounds in political science, anthropology, human geography, law, gender studies and development studies, whose research interests complement the existing expertise within the Program, which is organised around four thematic clusters.

• Politics, Elections, Leadership &amp; Governance;

• Conflict, Justice &amp; Peace Building;

• Livelihoods, Rural Development &amp; Extractive Industries ;

• Gender and Social Development

Up to two appointments are envisaged in each cluster.

For further information please see: <a href=""></a>



<b>From PT&amp;I’s Auckland desk:</b>

An importer seeks suppliers of coconut crabs from the Pacific Islands. Interested suppliers please contact PT&amp;I’s Teremoana Mato on email Mona.M<a href=""></a> with relevant details.

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<b>Participate in Fine Food Australia 2013</b>

Following fantastic success in 2012, PT&amp;I have again booked a stand at the largest gathering of food and drink products for international retail, foodservice and hospitality industries: Fine Food Australia 2013 to be held in Sydney.

This is a call out to you, or any Pacific Island food exporter you know, who may be interested in being part of our programme. For more information about this great opportunity, and to submit your expression of interest, download the EOI Form.

We encourage you to pass this information on to any contacts you may have who would be interested.

KEY DATES: 9-12th September 2013. See <a href=""></a>

Please direct enquiries to Jeremy Grennell or Paula Bjelanovic at <a href=""></a> or <a href=""></a> respectively.


<b>From PT&amp;I’s China desk: </b>
<li>An importer seeks suppliers of vanilla beans from the Pacific Islands. PT&amp;I would like to hear from Pacific islands suppliers who can provide FOB price and volume details for Vanilla Beans. Interested suppliers please contact PT&amp;I’s Louisa Sifakula on email <a href=""></a> with relevant details.</li>
<li>PT&amp;I has also been approached by an importer of bulk coconut oil. Businesses in a position to supply coconut oil in bulk, please contact <a href=""></a> with relevant details of prices and volumes.</li>

<b>From PT&amp;I’s Sydney desk:</b>
<li>An Australia based timber wholesaler seeks to import sustainably harvested timber. Preferred species are rosewood, kwila, merbau, vitex and selected hardwood species. Prefer kiln dried if possible. All export certificates, company registration and government approvals for export of timber will need to be sighted. Contact Jeremy Grennell, Export Services Manager from the Sydney office of Pacific Islands Trade and Invest at E: <a href=""></a> with product and pricing information.</li>