PNG Ports, while presenting the APNGBC with K14, 500, said it was proud to sponsor a significant event that featured PNG and its closest neighbour, Australia.
“We are pleased to be associated with such a significant event that brings together the business community in both Australia and PNG to engage and discuss issues which affect business and investment in both our countries,” said Acting Managing Director, Mr Stanley Alphonse.
“In its 33rd forum now, I’m sure the last 3 decades of hosting this event has brought much insight and opportunity to delegates,” Mr Alphonse said.
“The high level speakers and presenters involved previously and for this occasion has and will bring about unparalleled opportunity to learn about business opportunities in PNG, and to network with senior policy makers in both countries.”
“PNG Ports has always been an active member and participant of the forum and we hope that our support through this sponsorship will enable this forum to be successfully hosted here in Port Moresby.”
“We look forward to being part of this year’s forum and wish APNGBC and its partners all the best in running this event,” he said.
Chief Executive Officer of APNGBC, Materua Tamarua, who was on hand to receive the sponsorship, thanked PNG Ports for supporting the forum.
“Australia is PNG’s closest neighbour and PNG Ports, as a trade facilitator, plays a significant role in the ongoing trade between the two countries by always upholding the importance of maintaining partnership and allowing efficient trade between the two countries through its network of ports,” he said.
“The forum, a bilateral event, is all about trade and strengthening ties between the two countries, and with the stability in management at PNG Ports, and its efficiency in services, trading is sure to continue,” he said.
PNG Ports is the leading maritime services provider in the region and owns and operates 15 ports.