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Networking Event For Fiji-PNG Business Council

The Fiji-Papua New Guinea Business Council, in a bid to enhance business relations between the two countries, will host a networking event for its members today. This will be held
15 Jun 2015 11:30
Networking Event For Fiji-PNG Business Council

The Fiji-Papua New Guinea Business Council, in a bid to enhance business relations between the two countries, will host a networking event for its members today.

This will be held at the Holiday Inn Suva from 5.30pm to 8.30pm.

Guest speaker is Mahesh Patel, who is the chairman of the major Papua New Guinea Company City Pharmacy Group and Telikom PNG.

Mr Patel is a local businessman who succeeded in business in PNG.

He will present to members on doing business in and with PNG.

Council President, Nouzab Fareed, said such networking functions act as a medium to understanding business opportunities better in PNG.

“Business experts from PNG talk to us in Fiji on the opportunities available hence allow greater trade and investment between the two countries,” he said.

The reviving of the Fiji-PNG Business Council in 2012 has provided great opportunities to doing business between the two countries.

Trade between Fiji and Papua New Guinea is expected to grow significantly in the years ahead with the Melanesian Spearhead Group trade agreement allowing importer and exporters in both countries preferential trade conditions.

The council aims to continue working on the opportunities over the upcoming months.

It wants to be the focal point to promote trade, commerce and investment between Fiji and Papua New Guinea.

Mr Fareed was elected the new President of the Council after the two-year term of former President, Kevin McCarthy ended last year.

He also has other networking events planned for the council members to benefit.

Exciting opportunities exist for bilateral trade and investment between the two countries.

The council provides its members with a range of information on current business conditions and business opportunities in Papua New Guinea.

The Council will also direct its members to various business related organisations and agencies that can assist with the establishment of businesses in Papua New Guinea.

The council currently has over 80 financial members. Those interested in membership can contact Investment Fiji which is the Secretariat of the Council.

Feedback: rachnal@fijisun.com.fj

 


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