Path to Market workshop targets exporters in PNG and Fiji

24/11/2015

Pacific Islands Trade &amp; Invest (PT&amp;I) is helping exporters get more information about cracking the New Zealand market by running a second series of Path to Market workshops in Papua New Guinea - Port Moresby and Lae (PNG) and Fiji - Suva and Nadi (Fiji) this week. <!--more-->The four workshops follow on from the Path to Market Workshops held in both countries last year, responding to the feedback from survey results by the

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previous year’s export participants. This year’s workshops are quite specific, targeting both existing and new exporters and will provide an overview of the path to getting their products to market covering modules such as “Committing to Export”, “Planning for Export” and the “Implementation of your Export Plan”  to name a few of the modules, says PT&amp;I Trade Development Manager Teremoana Mato.

Ultimately the workshops will lead to a planned PNG Trade Mission to New Zealand in partnership in the first quarter of 2016. “We will use this follow up workshop as an opportunity to send out expressions of interest to exporters who may want to be a part of this mission. It is important during this process that we identify exporters who are ready export and will demonstrate consistency of supply and a quality product,” Mr Mato said.

New Zealand based consultant David Powell is assisting in the delivery of the workshop. Mr Powell is has over 20 years direct experience in international business and export industry strategy. He specialises in exporting, business growth, innovation, future thinking and economic development.

Mr Powell’s company provides services to a wide range of clients and trains groups of exporters in international marketing and is a sought after speaker and meeting facilitator. He has a passion for international social entrepreneurship and how it can impact social and economic development around the world. A number of Pacific exporters are comprised of farmer and family based groups, cooperatives and therefore his expertise in this area will help build the capabilities of these groups.

PT&amp;I is partnering with the PNG Investment Promotional Authority for the PNG workshops and with the Fiji Export Council to help deliver the workshop. The workshop dates are:

<strong>LAE WORKSHOP</strong>

Date:  Monday 23 November 2015

Time:  8.30am – 5.00pm

Venue:  Bulolo Room, Lae International Hotel, Lae

<strong>PORT MORESBY WORKSHOP</strong>

Date:  Tuesday 24 November 2015

Time:  8.30am – 5.00pm

Venue:  Grand Papua Hotel, Port Moresby

<strong>SUVA WORKSHOP</strong>

Date:  Thursday 26 November 2015

Time: 8.30am – 5.00pm

Venue:  Forum Secretariat Conference Room

<strong>NADI WORKSHOP</strong>

Date:  Friday 27 November 2015

Time:  8.30am – 5.00pm

Venue:  Best Western Hexagon International

For more information on the workshops please contact Trade Development Manager Teremoana Mato on <a href="mailto:mona.m@pacifictradeinvest.co.nz">mona.m@pacifictradeinvest.co.nz</a> or +64 9 21 263 0703.  <em>Mona will be checking his emails from time to time whilst on duty travel in PNG and Fiji.</em>

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