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10th Australia Solomon Islands Business Forum

Sep 2018
02:30 PM
Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, Cnr Merivale & Glenelg Streets South Bank Brisbane Queensland Australia


The Australia Solomon Islands Business Forum brings together an excellent array of speakers from government and industry. Please note some speakers are still to be confirmed.

Mr Gary Clifford

President, Australia Pacific Islands Business Council
Mr Gary Clifford is President, Australia Pacific Islands Business Council. Gary is the founder... More

The Hon Rick Houenipwela

Minister for National Planning for Development Coordination, Government of Solomon Islands
QUALIFICATION: A Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from the University of Technology, PNG... More

Mr Jay Bartlett

Chairman, Solomon Islands Chamber of Commerce & Industry
Jeremy was appointed to this position in 2015 prior to which he served as Vice Chair. He works... More

HE Mr Roderick Brazier

High Commissioner, Australian High Commission, Solomon Islands
Before his appointment in December 2016, Mr Brazier was Deputy Director-General of the Office of... More

Mr Ian Clarke OBE

Partner, Dentons Lawyers
Ian is a partner at global law firm Dentons, advising in the Firm’s Corporate Advisory and... More

The Hon Jeremiah Manele

Minister for Foreign Affairs and External Trade, Government of Solomon Islands
Education Background & Qualifications: Bachelor of Arts – University of Papua New... More

Mr Ryan Mount

Chief Executive officer / Managing Director, Axiom Resources
Mr Ryan Mount joined the Board of Axiom Mining Limited as a Director in 2009. Following his... More

Dr Luke Forau

Advisor to the Governor's Office, Central Bank of Solomon Islands
Luke Forau has been working for the Central Bank of Solomon Islands for more than 15 years. He... More

Mr Simon Slesarewich

Managing Director, Metallica Minerals
Mr Slesarewich was appointed to the position of Managing Director on 17 April 2018, Simon joined... More

Dr Fiona Martin

General Manager Community and Government Relations, Gold Ridge Mining Limited
Fiona leads the community and government relations, environment and security functions for Gold... More

Mr Dennis Meone

Chief Executive Officer, Solomon Islands Chamber of Commerce & Industry
Dennis is a young passionate Solomon Islander who wants to see the Solomon Islands economy grow... More

Mr Pablo Kang

Assistant Secretary, Pacific Infrastructure Branch, Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade
Pablo Kang is a senior career officer of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT). ... More

Mr Hugh McGarry

Project Director, Solomon Island Submarine Cable Company Ltd
Hugh McGarry is a 35+ year veteran of the ICT industry who has held executive positions in major... More

Mr Arthur Yen

Chief Commercial Officer, Our Telekom
Prior General Manager at Digicel PNG for 4 years, and General Manager of Channels at Singtel... More

Mr Jonathan Pryke

Director - Pacific Program, The Lowy Institute for International Affairs
Jonathan Pryke is Director of the Lowy Institute's Pacific Islands Program, where he leads the... More

Mr Eranda Kotelawala

Chief Executive Officer, Solomon Islands Ports Authority
Mr Kotelawala was represented by Mr Glyn Joshua, Manager Commercial, Solomon Islands Ports... More

Mr Alan McNeil

Commissioner of Lands, Solomon Islands Ministry of Lands, Housing and Survey
Alan McNeil is an adviser currently acting as Commissioner of Lands for the Solomon Islands... More

Ms Lizzie Tegu

Assistant Commissioner of Lands, Ministry of Lands, Housing and Survey, Solomon Islands
Lizzie is the Assistant Commissioner of Lands in charge of the urban unit at the Ministry of... More

Mr Naoki Kakuta

Transport Analyst, World Bank Solomon Islands Roads and Aviation Project
Naoki Kakuta, a Japanese national, is a Transport Analyst at the World Bank Transport and... More

Mr Andrew Bulman

Sol Bridge Limited, General Manager
Andrew Bulman has enjoyed the challenges and opportunities that come with trading in the Solomon... More

Ms Belinda Botha

Director, Dive Munda
Belinda Botha, an SSI Instructor Trainer and PADI MSDT is owner operator of the multi-award... More

Mr Brett Gebers

Chief Executive Officer, Solomon Airlines
Brett is currently the CEO of Solomon Airlines. He has been flying for over 45 years, and has... More

Ms Milissa Day

Fragile and Conflict Affected States Engagement, International Finance Coporation (IFC)
Milissa supports investment across fragile, conflict affected states (FCS) and low income... More

Mr Nicholas Murphy

Deputy Director, QLD, Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade
Nicholas Murphy has thirteen years of experience in the field of foreign affairs, trade and... More

Mr George Tuti

Director, External Trade, Department of Foreign Affairs and External Trade, SI
George Tuti is the Director of External Trade within the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and... More

Mr Frank Yourn

Executive Director, Australia Pacific Islands Business Council
Frank Yourn has spent most of the last thirty-two years living and working on and in the Pacific... More

Ms Kerry McCarthy

Grace Kate Farms