"This conference will help increase business contacts, discover new business opportunities and new collaboration partners between the EU and PNG, Fiji, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga and Timor-Leste with particular attention to trade and investment aspects of sustainable development," the Port Moresby Chamber of Commerce and Industry says.
The first day will feature an opening session serving as a curtain raiser for the two-day programme, with round-table discussion panels and a business matchmaking session. Market analysis for specific economic sectors identified as potential priorities for trade and investment in PNG will be provided to participants.
The second day will focus on trade and investment as critical tools in achieving sustainable development, in the lights of global crisis and challenges faced by PNG, the Pacific region and the European Union as a partner.
"A practical dimension will look at particular business sectors in PNG and the region, such as the green and blue economy, and their development in a sustainable and environmentally friendly way," the POMCCI said.