Welcome to the 12th annual edition of Business Advantage Papua New Guinea.
Business Advantage International has been reporting on PNG’S economy since 2006: initially in this annual guide and, since 2013, also through our online business magazine, businessadvantagepng.com.
From the outset, we have given prominence in our reporting to the views and experiences of those actually doing business in the country. Our small team of highly experienced business journalists conducts hundreds of interviews each year, in addition to other substantial research.
We feel it is the best way for our readers to understand not only what is really happening on the ground, but also to filter out the preconceptions, halftruths and misinformation that can only too easily find their way into business reporting.
We like to think it is one reason why our reporting on PNG business is so widely shared and syndicated—by business chambers and media outlets, in Air Niugini’s in-flight magazine, on social media, by hand, in diplomatic missions, and by word of mouth.
For a true publisher, producing content is only half the job; you also need to get it to the readers who need it.
These days, we count our readers in the hundreds of thousands. It rarely takes long before a business person, new to PNG, comes across our work in some form.
Since 2012, we have also run regular investment conferences on PNG. These are designed to enhance our readers’ understanding of PNG’S economy, and to give them invaluable opportunities to meet face-toface with investors, financiers and entrepreneurs.
A Business Advantage event is not just wellorganised and enjoyable. It is carefully curated and packed with highly relevant expertise and insights. We do not run them often. But when we do, attending them is uniquely worthwhile.
Our next event is the 2017 Papua New Guinea Investment Conference, to be held at the Shangri-la Hotel, The Rocks, Sydney on 7 and 8 September. We are relishing the opportunity to bring PNG’S story to one of the Asia-pacific region’s major financial centres. If you enjoy this publication, we hope very much you’ll join us there.