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14th Australia New Caledonia Business Forum Friday 14 September

The Australia Pacific Islands Business Council, in partnership with the French-Australian Chamber of Commerce & Industry, is delighted to invite you to attend the 14th annual Australia New Caledonia Business Forum luncheon on Friday 14 September.

Only a few months away from a referendum on its independence, New Caledonia, less than 2 hours flying time from Brisbane and with a per capita GDP of about AUD36,000 p.a., ranks as one of Australia’s top 21 export destinations. Australian goods exports to New Caledonia are around AUD400m, and services exports around AUD175m. New Caledonia is looking to engage more deeply economically with regional countries like Australia and to collaborate in the development of new and innovative industries, creating new opportunities for Australian business to engage with the market.

At present, New Caledonia’s economy is largely driven by the mining industry where nickel production accounts for approximately 20% of GDP. Other major sources of income are derived from extracting magnesium, iron and cobalt while tourism and fiscal transfers from France are important contributors to the economy.

To assist delegates understand the referendum on New Caledonia’s constitutional status scheduled for 4 November 2018, one of Australia’s foremost experts on the French Pacific, Ms Denise Fisher, Europa Visiting Fellow, Centre for European Studies, Australian National University, and former Australian Consul-General in New Caledonia, will address the Forum.

Join us for a great overview of opportunities in New Caledonia including updates on economy, trade, tourism, infrastructure and resources. This forum is a must for any business operating in the region or looking to do so.

Register early as places are limited.



Friday 14 September
12.00pm - 3.30pm

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Hilton Brisbane
190 Elizabeth Street
Brisbane City, QLD 4000

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APIBC & FACCI Delegates: $145
Non-Members Delegates: $175

Media Pass: FREE

Please email 
info(@) before 7 September for any special dietary requirements.

Legal notice: A list of attendees will be available for viewing to assist with networking. Please contact  info(@)  if you do not want your name included on this list. The Australia Pacific Islands Business Council and the French-Australian Chamber of Commerce (FACCI) reserve the right to use any photograph taken at any event organised or co-branded, without the expressed written permission of those included within the photograph. APIBC and FACCI may use the photographs in marketing material and online publications including but not limited to: APIBC/FACCI's website, APIBC/FACCI's E-newsletters, APIBC/FACCI's Facebook and LinkedIn pages. To ensure the privacy of individuals, images will not be identified using full names or personal identifying information. A person attending an APIBC/FACCI event who does not wish to have their image recorded for distribution should make their wishes known in writing to APIBC/FACCI Events Coordinator by e-mailing info(@)

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