Mining welcomes APEC leaders

THE PAPUA New Guinea Chamber of Mines and Petroleum and its members have issued a statement welcoming leaders from the APEC economies and private sector chief executives to the meetings which are taking place in Port Moresby.
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Chamber staff Sam Rakum, Anna Uari, Sheryl Peter and Stanford Raufun are just as excited as everyone else to witness APEC being hosted in Port Moresby

Staff Reporter

The APEC program includes the APEC CEO Summit, which began yesterday and runs to Saturday with the theme of ‘charting a common future'.
The program features several speakers from leading resources industry companies operating in Papua New Guinea, including Newcrest Mining, Oil Search, Total and ExxonMobil, all of which are platinum sponsors of the summit.  
The CEO Summit is widely regarded as one of the most important business events in the Asia-Pacific region, providing opportunities for CEOs and other top business executives to engage with heads of government and economic ministers. 
"The mining and petroleum industry is proud to play its part in showing the world that PNG is a growing economy and a great place to invest," said Chamber president Gerea Aopi.
"Sponsorship of APEC events is a way for our companies to help the Government and people of PNG to deliver a world-class event.
"With APEC's goal to create greater prosperity for the people of the region, our industry is a living example of the APEC spirit at work.  Our members are operating and developing projects to deliver long-term, tangible benefits to the people of PNG.
"The Chamber hopes that the APEC leaders' meeting in Papua New Guinea will provide the APEC leaders with an insight into PNG's mining and petroleum industry, and the important role it is playing in building the future of PNG.