SESSION FIVE: PANEL DISCUSSION: DELIVERING QUALITY INFRASTRUCTURE IN THE PACIFIC
Chair: Mr Brad Williams, Consul-General and Senior Trade Commissioner, Australian Consulate-General and Trade Commission, Auckland.
Ms Emma Tiaree, Senior Local Labour Specialist, AIFFP, Canberra
Col Paul Wright, Acting Assistant Secretary, IPACE, Department of Defence, Canberra.
Ms Katrina Murison, New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
Mr Raed Mitry, Director Infrastructure, Rider Levett Bucknall.
Mr Jesse Riddell, Senior International Partnerships Manager, Standards Australia.
COL Paul Wright CSC
FIEAust CPEng NER APEC Engineer IntPE(Aus) Eng Exec BCivEng (Hons), MEngSc (Proj Mngt), MA... More
Ms Katrina Murison
Katrina Murison, is Lead Adviser – Infrastructure within the Pacific Development Group at... More
Mr Brad Williams
Based in Auckland, Brad is head of the Australian Trade & Investment Commission’s New... More
Ms Emma Tiaree
Emma advises and supports DFAT’s infrastructure investment teams to maximise local... More
SESSION SIX: BREAKOUT SESSIONS A, B AND C. INFRASTRUCTURE PIPELINES, CASE STUDIES AND OPPORTUNITIES
HEBOU CONSTRUCTION BREAKOUT SESSION A: PAPUA NEW GUINEA.
Chair: Ms Susil Nelson Kongoi, CEO, PNG Institute of Banking and Business Management.
PAPUA NEW GUINEA:
Papua New Guinea’s Infrastructure Pipeline: Hon James Nomane MP, Vice-Minister for Planning.
PNG Ports: Mr Ian Hayden-Smart, Chief Commercial Officer, PNG Ports Corporation.
Case study: Port Moresby Sewer System Upgrading Project: Mr Yu Saito, Dai Nippon Constructions.
Case Study: Nadzab Airport Resurfacing Upgrade: Mr George Constantinou, Managing Director, Hebou Construction.
Case Study: Alotau Provincial Wharf: Mr Kevin Chard, Chief Executive Officer, Pacific Marine Group.
Case Study: Angau Hospital: Mr Darren Morgan, Managing Director, Johnstaff International Development.
Connecting Contractors to PNG’s Labour Market Capability: Mrs Edea Bouraga, Business Council of Papua New Guinea.
Mr George Constantinou
George has over 20 years’ experience in the Construction and Property industry, he... More
SESSION SIX: BREAKOUT B - FIJI, TUVALU, NIUE.
ROYAL HASKONING BREAKOUT SESSION B: FIJI, TUVALU, NIUE.
Chair: Ms Allison Haworth West, President, Australia Fiji Business Council.
Fiji’s Infrastructure Pipeline: Hon. Ro Filipe Tuisawau, Minister for Public Works, Transport and Meteorological Services. Case Study: Suva Port Refurbishment: Mr Blane McGuiness, Executive Manager Engineering, Marine and Civil Maintenance.
Connecting Contractors to Fiji’s Labour Market Capability: Mr Harvie Probert, Chair-Quarry & Mining Council, Fiji Commerce and Employers Federation.
Tuvalu’s Infrastructure Pipeline: Hon Seve Paeniu MP, Minister of Finance.
Case Study: Tuvalu Coastal Adaption Project: Mr Dan Grey, General Manager Marine Infrastructure, Hall Contracting.
Connecting Contractors to Tuvalu’s Labour Market Capability: Mr Kalisi Sogivalu, Secretary and Office Manager, Tuvalu Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
Niue’s Infrastructure Pipeline: The Hon Crossley Tatui, Minister for Infrastructure and Finance.
Case Study: Waste Management Legislation: Ms Annika Lane, Principal – Spatial and Policy Planning, Beca Limited.
Connecting Contractors to Niue’s Labour Market Capability: Ms Catherine Papani, CEO, Niue Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
Mr Seve Paeniu
Hon Seve Paeniu, who is the Tuvalu Minister of Finance, is a development economist by training... More
SESSION SIX: BREAKOUT C - SOLOMON ISLANDS, COOK ISLANDS, NAURU.
TONKIN & TAYLOR BREAKOUT SESSION C: SOLOMON ISLANDS, COOK ISLANDS, NAURU.
Chair: Mr Justin Tierney, Director, BlueScope Fiji.
Solomon Islands’ Infrastructure Pipeline: Hon Manasseh Maelanga MP, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure Development.
Case Study: Mendana Ave Road Development Honiara: Mr Jay Bartlett, Managing Director, Hatanga Limited.
Connecting Contractors to Solomon Islands’ Labour Market Capability: Mr Daniel Tucker, Executive Committee, Solomon Islands Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
Cook Island’s Infrastructure Pipeline: Mr Garth Henderson, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Finance and Economic Management.
Case Study: Cook Islands Solar Power Project: Mr Fraser Wyllie, Managing Director New Zealand and Pacific Islands, McConnell Dowell.
Connecting Contractors to Cook Islands Labour Market Capability: Mr Steve Anderson, Director, Cook Islands Chamber of Commerce.
Nauru’s Infrastructure Pipeline: Ms Annalina Solomon, Secretary, Department of Infrastructure Development.
Case Study: Port of Nauru: Mr Scott Keane, Industry Lead Ports and Maritime, Stantec.
Case Study: Nauru Solar Project: Mr Lucas Blight, Project Manager, GHD.
Connecting Contractors to Labour Market Capability: Mr Paul Finch, Vice-President, Nauru Chamber of Commerce.
Mr Fraser Wyllie
Fraser is the Managing Director of McConnell Dowell Constructors Ltd for New Zealand and the... More
SESSION SEVEN: BREAKOUT D: BREAKOUT SESSIONS D, E AND F. INFRASTRUCTURE PIPELINES, CASE STUDIES AND OPPORTUNITIES.
DENTONS BREAKOUT SESSION D: VANUATU, NEW CALEDONIA, FRENCH POLYNESIA.
Chair: Mr Denis Etournaud, President, BlueScope Pacific.
Vanuatu’s Infrastructure Pipeline: Hon Jay Ngwele, Minister for Infrastructure and Public Utilities.
Case Study: Cyclone Pam Road Rehabilitation: Tonkin and Taylor, Chris Freer, Business Development Manager Pacific, and Ryan Agnew, Manager Sustainable Infrastructure, DT Global.
Connecting Contractors to Vanuatu’s Labour Market Capability: Mr Antoine Boudier, President, Vanuatu Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
New Caledonia’s Infrastructure Pipeline:
Mr Vaimu’a Muliava, Minister for Construction, Housing and Urban Planning.
Case Study: Ouvea Bridge: Mr Fabien Helfft, Works Engineer, ARBE.
Connecting Contractors to New Caledonia Labour Market Capability: Ms Cecile Chamboredon, Director, NCTI.
French Polynesia’s Infrastructure Pipeline: A representative of the Government of French Polynesia.
Connecting Contractors to French Polynesia Labour Market Capability: Ms Kaha Brown, Co-ordinator, French Polynesia Regional Group.
Mr Antoine Boudier
Antoine Boudier was born in Vanuatu and has spent his lifetime contributing to the development... More
SESSION SEVEN: BREAKOUT E: SAMOA, MARSHALL ISLANDS, FEDERATED STATES OF MICRONESIA.
REEVES ENVICO BREAKOUT SESSION E: SAMOA, MARSHALL ISLANDS, FEDERATED STATES OF MICRONESIA.
Chair: Mr Ashley Finn, Managing Director, Pacific Islands International.
Samoa’s Infrastructure Pipeline: Hon Olo Fiti Afoa Vaai, Minister for Works, Transport, and Infrastructure.
Case Study: Faleolo Airport Upgrade: Downer, Mr Gareth Husband, Regional Manager Transport Projects South and Pacific.
Case Study: Alaoa Multipurpose Dam: Entura, Mr Ajit Garg, Senior Consultant.
Connecting Contractors to Labour Market Capability: Mr. Leiataua Isikuki Punivalu, President, Institute Professional Engineers of Samoa.
Marshall Islands’ Infrastructure Pipeline: Hon Hiroshi Yamamura, Minister for Public Works, Infrastructure and Utilities.
Case Study: Mid-Corridor Housing Project. Beca Ltd, Ms Annette Jones, Senior Principal – Urban Design.
Connecting Contractors to Labour Market Capability: Mr Michael Baack, Marshall Islands Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
FEDERATED STATES OF MICRONESIA:
Federated States of Micronesia’s Infrastructure Pipeline: Mr Glenn Harris, Acting Secretary Department of Transport, Communications and Infrastructure, Government of Federated States of Micronesia.
Case Study: Roading Project: SMEC, Mr Zahid Iqbal, Regional Manager Pacific.
Connecting Contractors to Labour Market Capability: Mr Redley Killion, President, FSM Chambers of Commerce and Industry.
SESSION SEVEN: BREAKOUT F: TONGA, KIRIBATI, PALAU.
BREAKOUT SESSION F: TONGA, KIRIBATI, PALAU.
Chair: Ms Tory Richards, Director, Hall Contracting.
Tonga’s Infrastructure Pipeline: Hon Sevenitini Toumo’ua, Minister for Infrastructure.
Case Study: Nuku’alofa Port: Royal Haskoning DHV, Mr Bas Van Dijk, APEC Director Maritime
Connecting Contractors to Labour Market Capability: Ms Aloma Johansson, Vice-President, Tonga Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
Kiribati’s Infrastructure Pipeline: Hon. Dr Teuea Toatu MP, Vice-President and Minister for Finance and Economic Development.
Case Study: Australian High Commission: Reeves Envico: Simon Gorman, Managing Director.
Connecting Contractors to Labour Market Capability: Mr Kautoa Tonganibeia, President, Kiribati Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
Palau’s Infrastructure Pipeline: Ms Klumch Tangelbad, National Planner, Ministry of Finances.
Case Study: Palau Solar Plant: Mr Vicente S Perez Jr, Chairman, Alternergy Group.
Connecting Contractors to Labour Market Capability: Ms Ltelatk H. Fritz, President, Palau Chamber of Commerce.
Mr Vicente S.Perez, Jr.
Vince Pérez is Co-Founder and Chairman of Alternergy, a listed Philippine renewable company... More
SESSION EIGHT: PANEL: WHAT FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS LOOK FOR WHEN INVESTING IN CLIMATE RESILIENT INFRASTRUCTURE
WHAT FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS LOOK FOR WHEN INVESTING IN CLIMATE RESILIENT INFRASTRUCTURE AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE BLUE PACIFIC:
Panel Chair: Mr Ian Clarke OBE, President, Australia Pacific Islands Business Council.
A Banking Perspective: Mr Sohaib Mahmood, Head of Commercial Banking, Pacific, ANZ Banking Group.
Australian Infrastructure Financing Facility for the Pacific: Mr Rob Jauncey, Chief Investment Officer.
Export Finance Australia: Mr Andrew Griffiths, Director Environmental and Technical Review.
Pacific Islands Investment Forum: Mr Rajeev Sharma, Chairman.
A Pacific Investment Perspective: Mr Adam Kramer, Director, Frontier Equities Limited, Papua New Guinea.
A Global Financial Institutional Perspective: Mr Erik Becker, Infrastructure Manager Pacific Islands, International Finance Corporation, Singapore.
United States International Development Finance Corporation: Mr Geoffrey Tan, Managing Director Asia Pacific.
SESSION NINE: GOVERNMENT SERVICES CONNECTING BUSINESSES
GOVERNMENT SERVICES CONNECTING BUSINESSES:
Chair: Mr Caleb Jarvis, Trade and Investment Commissioner, Pacific Trade and Invest.
Australian Trade Commission (Austrade): Mr Adrian Weeks, Senior Trade Commissioner, Port Moresby.
New Zealand Trade and Enterprise (NZTE): Mr David Dewar, Trade Commissioner, Pacific.
United States Department of Commerce: Mr Steve Knode, Consul (Commercial), Consulate-General of the United States of America, Sydney
Mr Caleb Jarvis
Caleb Jarvis became the Trade & Investment Commissioner for Pacific Trade Invest Australia... More
Mr Ian Clarke OBE, President, Australia Pacific Islands Business Council.
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