VIC | Doing Business in the Pacific Islands: an Arc of Opportunity

The Pacific islands countries to the north-east of Australia are often portrayed as an arc of instability. This Pacific Business Update will explain why these island States are actually An Arc of Opportunity.



Australian business has been present in these countries for well over 100 years. Many Australian companies have found it highly profitable doing business there. To succeed you need to get to know your market and the people you deal with there, and take appropriate measures to ensure your business interests and relationships are effectively managed.

The three Australian Business Councils which bring you this Update, the Australia Papua New Guinea Business Council, the Australia Fiji Business Council, and the Australia Pacific Islands Business Council were formed respectively in 1980, 1986 and 2000 as not-for-profit associations of Australian business with mandates from business to promote trade and investment between Australia and the Pacific economic jurisdictions, economic and employment growth in those jurisdictions, and to engage with government on trade and economic matters.

This update will focus on the markets in Melanesia which Australian business is already well established: Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, New Caledonia and Fiji. New Caledonia is just two hours flying time east of Brisbane and the other markets just three or four hours. Slightly further from Melbourne. Flight connectivity to these markets is good.

Attendance at this update will enable you to learn directly about these economies from Australian business people engaged in them on a daily basis, and about business opportunities there.

Read more about the event and program here.


To Register



Thursday 11 April 2019

6.30am – 10.30am



Melbourne Marriott Hotel
Corner Exhibition & Lonsdale Streets
Victoria Australia 3000



Australia Pacific Islands Business Council 
+617 3348 5142

Click here to book your ticket.

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