Meeting with the Deputy Prime Minister of Vanuatu

PTI Chief Investment Officer Manuel Valdez had a meeting with the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism Bob Loughman and his entourage. They are First Pollical advisor, Johnson Simil, Vanuatu High Commissioner in Wellington, Jonhson Naviti Marakipule, CEO, Airports Vanuatu Limited, CEO of Air Vanuatu Dereck Nice, CEO of Vanuatu Tourism office Adela Issachar Aru and Consul General of Vanuatu in Auckland Mckenzie Kalotiti. Mr. Valdez went to their office at the Corporate Business Centre in Ellerslie, Auckland.


Mr. Valdez talked about PTI NZ's role in the Pacific Islands and its mandate to connect Pacific people in terms of trade and investment.


On the investment side, Mr. Valdez also explained that PTI NZ has a long and established relationship with Vanuatu Investment Promotion Authority (VIPA) and has done several projects in the past years. He highlighted the first-ever joint venture business with a Blenheim company and a former RSE worker to do virgin coconut oil (VCO) and coffee and peanut plantation and other annual crops in Tanna Island.

In investment side, Mr. Valdez also explained that PTI has a long and established relationship with Vanuatu Investment Promotion Authority (VIPA) and has done several projects in the past years. He highlighted the first-ever joint venture business with a Blenheim company and a former RSE worker to do virgin coconut oil (VCO) and coffee and peanut plantation and other annual crops in Tanna IslandIn investment side, Mr. Valdez also explained that PTI has a long and established relationship with Vanuatu Investment Promotion Authority (VIPA) and has done several projects in the past years. He highlighted the first-ever joint venture business with a Blenheim company and a former RSE worker to do virgin coconut oil (VCO) and coffee and peanut plantation and other annual crops in Tanna IslandPTI Chief Investment Officer Manuel Valdez had a meeting with the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism Bob Loughman and his entourage. They are First Pollical advisor, Johnson Simil, Vanuatu High Commissioner in Wellington, Jonhson Naviti Marakipule, CEO, Airports Vanuatu Limited, CEO of Airvanuatu Dereck Nice, CEO of Vanuatu Tourism office Adela Issachar Aru and Consul General of Vanuatu in Auckland Mckenzie Kalotiti. Mr. Valdez went to their office at the Corporate Business Centre in Ellerslie, Auckland

In addition, he emphasized that PTI was involved in helping RSE to upskill them on how to use their hard-earned money productively. He talked about the success stories of Pacific RSE workers and the investment into productive businesses in their respective countries.


He mentioned to DPM Bob Loughman that in Epi Island which was considered a “ghost” town and was transformed into a hustle and bustle environment when the RSE workers invested their money to agriculture production, fishing business, and trading transactions in the small villages.


DPM Loughman appreciated Mr. Manuel for his long-term relationship with VIPA to promote investment opportunities in Vanuatu. And especially for his past activities with the RSE workers who are remitting more foreign earnings to their respective communities and villages and therefore the economy as a whole.


Left to right, Chief Investment Officer Manuel Valdez and Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Tourism Bob Loughman