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Papua New Guinea government in UK for most significant outreach to Northern Hemisphere investors

Staff Reporter 6/12/2015 | | |
London, UK - On Tuesday 16th June, DMA will host the inaugural UK-Papua New Guinea Trade &
Investment Forum - led by HE Prime Minister Peter O’Neill - in central London.
The Economist recently cited Papua New Guinea (PNG) as the world’s fastest-growing economy in
2015, with a projected GDP growth rate of 14.8%. Natural gas exports from the country’s $19 billion
LNG project - the largest private investment in the nation's history - commenced earlier this year
whilst the country also boasts significant deep-sea copper and gold reserves and an agricultural
sector ripe for investment.
With this in mind, DMA’s prestigious forum has been specifically designed to initiate vigorous,
constructive dialogue between would-be investors and government, and is by invitation only.
Who: HE Peter O’Neill, Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea, accompanied by Loi Bakani, Governor of
the Bank of Papua New Guinea, and a senior delegation of ministers & officials.
UK parliamentarians and key supporters of the Forum (FCO, British Expertise & UKTI) will also be in
What: The event will comprise of both plenary and more targeted sessions including 4 sessions:
Session 1 - Economic Outlook & Financial Sector Development
Session 2 - Investing in Extractives
Session 3 - Investing in Energy
Session 4 - Key Sectors; Agribusiness and Infrastructure
In addition, DMA is also arranging 1-2-1 meetings to take place in the margins. The event will also
feature a networking lunch and networking evening reception.
Where: venue in central London. Full details will be available a week prior to the forum
When: Tuesday 16th June 2015: 9am - 5pm, followed by networking reception: 5.15pm - 7pm
Why: to highlight investment opportunities in PNG, including details on key sectors, partnership
opportunities and regulations. The forum will also feature local successes within the private sector
and initiate vigorous, constructive dialogue between would-be investors and government.
Photos available upon request.
About DMA:
DMA is a multi-service development consultancy. Incorporated in 2007, the company was established
to 'help money flow into the world’s emerging economies' through investment summits for sovereign
governments and through reducing the costs of international remittance payments to emerging
market economies.
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