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Investment Fiji, Vodafone Fiji Sign MOA

“Investment Fiji has partnered with Vodafone Fiji to host and promote Trade and Investment Events,” he said.
26 Oct 2021 11:45
Investment Fiji, Vodafone Fiji Sign MOA
From left: Investment Fiji board chair Jenny Seeto, Vodafone Fiji chief commercial officer, Ronald Prasad and Investment Fiji acting chief executive officer, Kamal Chetty in Suva on October 25, 2021. Photo: Maraia Vula.

Investment Fiji and Vodafone Fiji have signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) that will further strengthen collaboration efforts to promote trade and investment opportunities in Fiji.

Acting chief executive officer, Kamal Chetty said they are delighted to partner with Vodafone Fiji and lead on marketing campaigns for five key events planned in the coming months.

“Investment Fiji has partnered with Vodafone Fiji to host and promote Trade and Investment Events,” he said.

 

“This is through our mandate to match high-impact capital investment and provide opportunities through promotion to increase the success of Fijian businesses globally.

“We have successfully hosted 25 virtual events capturing a global audience of approximately 40,000 in the last financial year.”

Investment Fiji starting off this financial year till July 2022 has planned a total of 26 Trade & Investment Events.

 

Collaboration
“This is to promote Fiji’s premium export products and investment opportunities across key sectors.

“The 2021-2022 Trade and Investment Promotional Series take a more prescriptive approach where exhibits are tailored to suit the demands and needs of each specific market such as New Zealand, Australia, USA, India, Europe & UK, Indonesia, China and Japan,” Mr Chetty said.

Investment Fiji Board Chair, Jenny Seeto said this is an opportune time for Investment Fiji to collaborate and form new partnerships in establishing strategic relations.

 

“I believe such partnerships expedite our efforts to promote Fijian products and services and also market investment opportunities,” Mrs Seeto said.

Vodafone Fiji chief commercial officer, Ronald Prasad said: “We have come on board to support Investment Fiji with five of the programmes they will be undertaking this year.”

“There’s 26 in total and this basically means using the digital platform to showcase Fijian exporters, their goods and products and also attracting overseas investors.”

 

Now, the key products that we will be showcasing is the ICT products that Vodafone has.

“So when you have international investors come in and invest in Fiji, they will obviously want to understand and know what type of infrastructure is available in Fiji from connectivity telecommunications point of view.”

“From that perspective we talking about all our ICT products which includes cloud based services, software defined networking services, data centre services co-location services.”

 

Mr Prasad said these services are all geared to make things easier for the businesses.

“So when they come to a place like Fiji they have connectivity back to the countries or other markets.

“They’re able to use video conferencing, connectivity to send large files, downloading things, etc.”

“In terms of starting up the business they don’t have to invest in expensive hardware, they can just rent whatever they need from the cloud.”

“In terms of you know any compute power any storage, they can directly rent and kickstart the business straightaway.”

 

He explained that it was operational expenditure model versus capital expenditure.

“Rather than buy a house to live in, it’s like you’re renting a house until such time you have enough money to buy your house.

“So it makes the business quite affordable and easy to get off the ground.”

“Those are the products that we’ll be showcasing. Of course our mobile money solution and online solutions that we have.”

 

Feedback: maraia.vula@fijisun.com.fj



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