Welcome to the tenth anniversary edition of Business Advantage Papua New Guinea.
Back in 2006, before we launched our inaugural edition of Business Advantage Papua New Guinea, we did what we’d advise any business person to do if they’re thinking of doing business in the Pacific’s largest economy—we got on a plane to Port Moresby.
We spoke to business leaders, industry associations, government officials and ordinary Papua New Guineans, and then—and only then—we set about producing the first ever annual business and investment guide to the country.
PNG in 2006 had a much smaller economy than it does today, but it was rich in promise and opportunity, having emerged successfully from the tougher times of the 1980s and 1990s.
A decade ago, PNG was under-scrutinised and under-reported internationally, and no more so than in the area of business. Business Advantage Papua New Guinea was designed to correct that anomaly and, over the past decade, we have distributed around 150,000 copies of our annual publication to business people across the globe to promote PNG as a business destination.
Since 2013, we have also reached hundreds of thousands more through its companion online business magazine, businessadvantagepng.com.
PNG has now experienced over a decade of impressive and continuous economic growth and, notwithstanding current global challenges, continues to attract international and local investment, and host resources projects of global significance. Clearly, PNG is now on the global business map. This 10th anniversary edition of Business Advantage
Papua New Guinea seeks to reflect on how far PNG has come, as well as report on the next chapter in its economic growth.