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Brisbane, Australia – THE ninth Australia-Solomon Islands Business forum is scheduled for next month in Honiara.
A statement from the Australia Pacific Islands Business Council (APIBC) said this event is being organised in partnership with the Solomon Islands Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SICCI).
“We are pleased to announce that online registrations for the 9th Australia Solomon Islands Business Forum are now open.”
The Forum will be held in Honiara, from 24 July – 26 July 2017, the statement said.
The forum will take place at the Heritage Park Hotel, centrally located in Honiara and this year includes a full two days of speakers, sessions and updates that will be invaluable for those currently doing business in Solomon Islands or looking to do so.
“There are a number of areas of interest and possible growth that will be covered over the two days including economy, law and justice post-RAMSI, investment, tourism, agriculture, business, infrastructure, governance and resources.
“This event brings together senior corporate and government decision makers from both Australia and Solomon Islands.
“Invited Keynote Speakers for the event include The Hon Manessah Sogavare MP, Prime Minister of Solomon Islands and The Hon Keith Pitt MP, Australian Assistant Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment,” the statement said.
President of the APIBC and Managing Director of Pacific Air Express, Mr Gary Clifford said, “Solomon Islands has enjoyed a steadily growing economy over the last few years and the region offers solid opportunities for Australian business in areas such as infrastructure (a new hydroelectricity project is in prospect) services, tourism development, sustainable forestry, agri-industry and fisheries. It is also a good time for mining services companies to be positioning themselves for possible growth in the mining sector in gold, nickel and bauxite.”
Dennis Meone, SICCI Chief Executive Officer (CEO) said they look forward to welcoming businesses to Honiara for this event.
“There has never been a better time to explore opportunities in the Solomon Islands with agribusiness, tourism and mining three sectors with great potential. The Business Forum offers a great overview of the Solomon Islands business operating environment and I encourage business to take advantage of this opportunity.”
The APIBC said ot strongly believes in building effective business relationships between Australia and Solomon Islands to support investment and economic growth in the country.
“This event is a great way to further develop these connections.
“The time is right to see what Solomon Islands has to offer and this event will provide an excellent overview.”
Registrations are now open with an early bird rate available until 25th June.