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11th Australia Solomon Islands Business Forum

Sep 2019
10th
06:00 PM
Heritage Park Hotel, Mendana Avenue Honiara Central Solomon Islands

'PARTNERSHIPS FOR SHARED PROSPERITY'

 

Solomon Islands, approximately 3 hours flight to the north-east of Brisbane, offers good opportunities for Australian business in areas such as infrastructure, services, tourism development, sustainable forestry, agri-industry, fisheries and mining services. Solomon Airlines boosted tourism opportunities by commencing in March 2019 a direct air service from Brisbane to Munda, Western Province. The Tina River hydro power project near Honiara is about to enter the construction phase. The commencement on 1 July 2019 of the Australian Infrastructure Financing Facility for the Pacific will create opportunities for Australian companies in infrastructure projects in Solomon Islands. The completion of the Coral Sea Undersea Cable by the end of 2019 will create new opportunities for growth in Solomon Islands of internet related business. The planned upgrade of Honiara’s Henderson Airport is closer to commencement. Recent economic growth has been around 3%. The economy has been boosted by strong copra, coconut oil, fish, cocoa and mineral (mainly bauxite) exports, which has kept real GDP high. The main economic drivers are agriculture, fishing, construction, manufacturing plus tourism-related sectors such as accommodation and food services, retail trade and transport. The logging industry accounts for around 70 per cent of export earnings and 10 per cent of government revenue, but is expected to decline. Attending delegates have the option of a pre-Forum visit to Western Province for on-site briefings on industry developments and tourism prospects there.
 

To attend this Forum, please complete the delegate registration process below. Every guest who wishes to attend this forum MUST register.

Tickets

Full Delegate (Two Days)

Includes opening cocktails, plus all sessions & daytime catering and closing drinks across the TWO DAY forum.

Cancellation Policy: All cancellations must be in writing. 50% refundable if cancelled before COB Monday 12 August 2019. NIL thereafter, unless booked space is resold by Secretariat, then 50% will be refunded.

  • Delegate Member

    Registration fee for members of the APIBC and SICCI only. Cancellation Policy: All cancellations must be in writing. 75% refundable if cancelled by Sunday 25 August 2019, 50% refundable if cancelled by Sunday 1 September 2019, nil thereafter.

    $500.00

  • Delegate Non-member

    Registration fee for non-members (of APIBC or SICCI). Cancellation Policy: All cancellations must be in writing. 75% refundable if cancelled by Sunday 25 August 2019, 50% refundable if cancelled by Sunday 1 September 2019, nil thereafter.

    $625.00

Media

FOC pass for reporting media only. Sessions access only, no catering included

  • Media Pass

    FOC Ticket for reporting media only. This pass does not include any catering.

    Free

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