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Developing Sustainable Resilient Infrastructure in the Blue Pacific Conference and Trade Expo

Sep 2023
05:00 PM
Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, Plaza Auditorium, Cnr Glenelg and Merivale Streets Southbank, Brisbane Queensland Australia 4101


COL Paul Wright CSC

Acting Assistant Secretary,, Indo-Pacific Infrastructure Branch, Pacific Div, Department of Defence
FIEAust CPEng NER APEC Engineer IntPE(Aus) Eng Exec BCivEng (Hons), MEngSc (Proj Mngt), MA... More

Dr Meg Keen

Program Director, Pacific Islands Program, Lowy Institute for International Policy
Prof Meg Keen is the Director of the Pacific Islands Program at the Lowy Institute and oversees... More

Hon Cameron Dick

Treasurer and Minister for Trade and Investment, Government of Queensland
As the Queensland Treasurer, Cameron has driven Queensland’s nation-leading economic... More

Hon Filipe Tuisawau

Fiji’s Infrastructure Pipeline, Minister for Public Works, Transport and Meteorological Services
Honorable Ro Filipe Tuisawau is Fiji's Minister of Public Works, Meteorological Services... More

Hon Manasseh Maelanga

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Government of Solomon Islands
Deputy Prime Minister Manasseh Maelanga has served as the Deputy Prime Minister of the Solomon... More

Hon Olo Fiti Afoa Vaai

Ministry for Works Transport and Infrastructure, Government of Samoa
Honorable Olo Fiti Afoa Vaai joined the political arena in 2006 and re-elected three times... More

Hon Sevenitini Toumo'ua

Minister for Infrastructure, Government of Tonga
Hon. Sevenitini Toumoua graduated with a Bachelor of Engineering (B.E.), Civil Engineering from... More

Hon Teuea Toatu

Vice President and Minister for Finance and Economic Development, Government of Kiribati
Dr Teuea Toatu is an economist by training and profession. He obtained his PhD in economics from... More

Leiataua Isikuki Punivalu

President, Institute of Professional Engineers of Samoa
Drawing from 38 years of dedicated service, Leiataua Isikuki Punivalu brings a wealth of... More

Mr Adam Kramer

Executive Director, Kramer Ausenco
Adam has +15 years’ experience in business governance, strategy execution, compliance, and... More

Mr Adrian Weeks

Trade Commissioner, PNG, SI, Trade Commission
Adrian Weeks is the Australian Trade and Investment Commission’s Trade Commissioner, Port... More

Mr Ajit Garg

Business Devekopment Manger and Senior Consultant, Entura
Ajit Garg is a Business Development Manager and Senior Consultant with Entura. Ajit is a... More

Mr Andrew Griffiths

Director of Environmental and Technical Review, Export Finance Australia
Andrew is a Director of Environmental and Technical Review at Export Finance Australia, and is... More

Mr Antoine Boudier

Board President, Vanuatu Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Antoine Boudier was born in Vanuatu and has spent his lifetime contributing to the development... More

Mr Arthur Webb

Chief Technical Advisor TCAP - Coastal, United Nations Development Program
A research scientist and senior technical advisor with the United Nations Development... More

Mr Ashley Finn

Managing Director, Pacific Islands International
Ashley Finn, the Managing Director of Pacific Islands International (PII), embodies visionary... More

Mr Bas van Dijk

Maritime Associate Director / Senior Technical Director, Royal Haskoning
Bas van Dijk is recognised as a dynamic and innovative Maritime industry leader with over 20... More

Mr Benoit Cambier

Representative for the Pacific, European Investment Bank (EIB)
Mr Benoît Cambier joined the European Investment Bank (EIB) in 2017 and since worked mainly... More

Mr Blane McGuiness

Executive Manager, Engineering, Marine & Civil Maintenance Pty Ltd
Blane McGuiness is a Registered Professional Engineer (RPEng/RPEQ), holding an honours degree in... More

Mr Brad Williams

Head, Australian Trade & Investment Commission’s New Zealand and Pacific Region
Based in Auckland, Brad is head of the Australian Trade & Investment Commission’s New... More

Mr Brendan Mackey

Director, Climate Change Response Program, Griffith University
Prof Brendan Mackey is Director of the Climate Action Beacon at Griffith University, Queensland.... More

Mr Caleb Jarvis

Trade and Investment Commissioner, Pacific Trade Invest
Caleb Jarvis became the Trade & Investment Commissioner for Pacific Trade Invest Australia... More

Mr Chris Freer

Business Development Manager Pacific, Tonkin and Taylor
Chris Freer is a principal and senior geotechnical engineer with more than 40 years of... More

Mr Craig Halbmaier

First Secretary – Economic Affairs, U.S. Embassy, Canberra
Craig is a career Foreign Service Officer serving as the Deputy Economic Counselor at the U.S.... More

Mr Cris Nunes

Senior Procurement Specialist, World Bank Group
Cris is a Senior Procurement Specialist based in the World Bank’s office in Sydney. He and... More

Mr Dan Grey

General Manager Marine Infrastructure, Hall Contracting
With overall responsibility for the Marine Operations at Hall Contracting, Dan has over... More

Mr Daniel Tucker

Country Manager Solomon Islands, Kramer Ausenco
Daniel Tucker is a former Solomon Islands Chamber Commerce and Industry (SICCI) Board Member and... More

Mr Darren Morgan

Managing Director, Johnstaff International Development
With over 25 years’ experience in Program Management, Project Director and Senior Project... More

Mr David Dewar

Trade Commissioner Pacific, New Zealand Trade and Enterprise
David Dewar is NZTE's Trade Commissioner for the Pacific, based at the New Zealand High... More

Mr Denis Etournaud

President, Bluescope Pacific
Owner of a consulting company in 1974, Denis came back in New Caledonia to learn French language... More

Mr Erik Becker

Infrastructure Manager Pacific Islands, International Finance
Erik Becker is the Regional Head, Infrastructure, East Asia Pacific – based in Singapore.... More

Mr Fraser Wyllie

Managing Director, McConnell Dowell Constructors Ltd
Fraser is the Managing Director of McConnell Dowell Constructors Ltd for New Zealand and the... More

Mr Gareth Husband

Regional Manager South, Lower North and Pacific, Downer
Gareth is a qualified Civil Engineer with 27 years’ experience in civil engineering,... More

Mr Geoffrey Tan

Managing Director Asian Pacific, United States International Development Finance Corporation
Geoffrey Tan is a Managing Director at U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC).... More

Mr George Constantinou

Group Chairman and Governing Director, Constantinou Group of Companies
George has over 20 years’ experience in the Construction and Property industry, he... More

Mr Harvie Probert

Past President, Fiji Commerce and Employers Federation
Mr. Roger Harvie Probert, also known as Harvie was CEO of Fiji Gas from 1983 to 2014 when he... More

Mr Ian Clarke OBE

President, Australia Pacific Islands Business Council
Ian draws on more than 35 years’ experience as a partner advising in the Firm’s... More

Mr Ian Hayden-Smart

Officer In Charge, PNG Ports Corporation Ltd
Ian is Officer in Charge (OIC) at PNG Ports Corporation, having been appointed on 28th April... More

Mr Isikuki Punivalu

President, Institution of Professional Engineers Samoa
Drawing from 38 years of dedicated service, Leiataua Isikuki Punivalu brings a wealth of... More

Mr Jamie Isbister

Deputy Head Office of the Pacific and Head of the Strategic Infrastructure Division, Office of the Pacific
Mr Jamie Isbister is Deputy Head, Office of the Pacific and the Head of the Strategic... More

Mr Jay Bartlett

Managing Director, Hatanga Ltd
Jay Bartlett is the Managing Director at Hatanga Ltd, a local construction company based in the... More

Mr Jesse Riddell

Senior International Partnerships Manager, Standards Australia
Jesse is the Senior Manager, International Partnerships in the International Team at Standards... More

Mr Justin Tierney

Director, Bluescope Fiji
Justin Tierney has a career that has spanned through several cities and a diverse range of... More

Mr Kalisi Sogivalu

Secretary and Office Manager, Tuvalu Chamber of Commerce and Industry
A founding member of the Chamber since inception in August 2012, and a Board member as... More

Mr Kevin Chard

Managing Director, Pacific Marine Group
Kevin Chard is CEO of Pacific Marine Group and has held this role since 2012. ... More

Mr Lucas Blight

Project Manager, GHD
Lucas Blight is GHD’s Director of Future Energy for the Asia Region as well as regularly... More

Mr Omar Aziz

Divisional Manager, Development, Economy and Prosperity, Pacific Development Group, Ministry of Foreign Affairs And Trade
Omar Aziz is Division Manager (Director) of the Development Economics & Prosperity Division... More

Mr Paul Finch

Vice-President, Nauru Chamber of Commerce
Paul Finch left New Zealand and went to Nauru in December 2000 to oversee the construction of a... More

Mr Raed Mitry

Director, Infrastructure, Rider Levett Bucknall
Raed is a Director of RLB in Queensland. He joined RLB in 2007, and has 30 years’... More

Mr Rajeev Sharma

Chairman, Pacific Islands Investment Forum
Rajeev Sharma is the Chief Executive Officer of the National Superannuation Fund Limited of... More

Mr Redley Killion

Redle Killion was one of the founding members of the FSM Association of Chambers of Commerce... More

Mr Robert Jauncey

Chief Investment Officer, AIFFP, Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade
Rob Jauncey is the Chief Investment Officer for the Australian Infrastructure Financing Facility... More

Mr Scott Keane

Principal Industry Director - Ports and Maritime, Cardno/Stantec
Over his 30 years in the industry, Scott has developed an enviable breadth of port and maritime... More

Mr Sean O'Sullivan

Team Leader, Pacific Region Infrastructure Facility
Sean O’Sullivan leads the Pacific Region Infrastructure Facility (PRIF) coordination... More

Mr Seve Paeniu

Ministry of Finance, Government of Tuvalu
Hon Seve Paeniu, who is the Tuvalu Minister of Finance, is a development economist by training... More

Mr Simon Gorman

Managing Director, Reeves Envico Group
Simon is a construction professional who  has managed projects across the world He has... More

Mr Sohaib Mahmood

Head of Project and Export Finance, ANZ Banking Group
In this role, Sohaib provides leadership and oversees management of more than 200 frontline... More

Mr Steve Anderson

Director, Cook Islands Chamber of Commerce
Steve Anderson has been active in the energy sector in the Cook Islands since the 1970s,... More

Mr Steve Knode

Consul (Commercial), Consulate-General of the United States of America
Steve Knode is the Regional Senior Commercial Officer (RSCO) for Australia, New Zealand, and the... More

Mr Vaimu'a Muliava

Member Responsible for Infrastructure, Government of New Caledonia
Born on 2 June 1975 in Noumea, Hon. Vaimu'a MULIAVA is the New Caledonia Minister responsible... More

Mr Vicente S.Perez, Jr.

Chairman, Alternergy
Vince Pérez is Co-Founder and Chairman of Alternergy, a listed Philippine renewable company... More

Mr Yu Saito

Dai Nippon Constructions
Experienced in large-scale infrastructure projects such as railway systems and heavy industrial... More

Mr Zahid Iqbal

Regional Manager - Pacific SMEC, SMEC
Zahid Iqbal joined SMEC as a young Civil Engineering graduate in 2004. He was appointed as the... More

Mrs Edea Bouraga

Chair, Infrastructure Working Group, Business Council of PNG
Mrs Edea Bouraga is a Mechanical Engineer and a Director of CMP PNG Ltd, an engineering and... More

Ms Allison Haworth West

President, Australia Fiji Business Council
Allison Haworth West is the Executive Chair of Captain Cook Cruises Fiji Islands.  The... More

Ms Aloma Johansson

Vice-President, Tonga Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Graduate of the University of Auckland, New Zealand, Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting &... More

Ms Annette Jones

Senior Principal - Urban Design, Beca Ltd
Annette Jones is a senior principal and technical fellow in the Beca Design Practice (Urban... More

Ms Annika Lane

Principal - Spatial and Policy Planning, Beca Ltd
Annika Lane is a principal within the Beca Community Shaping Team. Annika offers comprehensive... More

Ms Catherine Papani

CEO, Niue Chamber of Commerce and Industr
Catherine was born on Niue and educated in Wellington, NZ. Background in Commercial Law and... More

Ms Cecile Chamboredon

Director, New Caledonia Trade and Invest
Cecile Chamboredon has been Director of New Caledonia Trade and Invest since February... More

Ms Christina Yiakkoupis

National Chairperson, Australian National Association of Women in Construction
Christina graduated from university as a Civil Engineer in 2010 and worked for a tier 1 builder... More

Ms Emma Tiaree

Senior Local Labour Specialist, Australian Infrastructure Financing Facility for the Pacific
Emma advises and supports DFAT’s infrastructure investment teams to maximise local... More

Ms Erika Olson

Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of the United States of America
Erika Olson is the Deputy Chief of Mission for the United States in Australia, where she manages... More

Ms Evonne Kennedy

Executive Director, PNG Business Coalition for Women
Evonne Kennedy is the Executive Director for the PNG Business Coalition for Women (BCFW). Ms... More

Ms Kaha Brown

Co-ordinator, French-Polynesia Regional Group
Young woman in entrepreneurship, native from Tahiti, graduated from the ESSEC Business School, I... More

Ms Katrina Murison

Lead Adviser, New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Katrina Murison, is Lead Adviser – Infrastructure within the Pacific Development Group at... More

Ms Lasale Cocker

Investment Director, Australian Infrastructure Finance Facility for the Pacific

Ms Ltelatk Fritz

President, Palau Chamber of Commerce
Ltelatk Harriet Fritz currently serves as President of the Palau Chamber of Commerce (PCOC) for... More

Ms Mary Kim

Senior Programs Officer, Pacific Liaison and Coordination Office
Mary is based in ADB’s Pacific Liaison Coordination Office in Sydney where she leads on... More

Ms Pauline Dubin

Police Officer, French Development Agency
Pauline joined the French Development Agency (AFD)’s office for the Pacific, based in... More

Ms Rachael Nurvue

Founder, PNG Women in Construction
Rachael Nurvue is the founder of the Papua New Guinea Women In Construction Association... More

Ms Sophie Boucaut

Chief Operating Officer, Johnstaff International Development
Sophie Boucaut is the Chief Operating Officer for Johnstaff International Development (JID). JID... More

Ms Susil Nelson-Kongoi

CEO, PNG Institute of Banking and Business
Susil joined the Institute of Banking & Business Management (PNG IBBM) as Chief Executive... More

Ms Tory Richards

Director, Hall Contracting
With over 25 years of experience in various industries, Tory Richards is a seasoned leader and... More

Senator The Hon Tim Ayres

Assistant Minister for Trade, Government of Australia
Tim Ayres is the Assistant Minister for Trade and Assistant Minister for Manufacturing in the... More

The Hon Crossley Tatui

Minister for Infrastructure and Finance, Niue Government
Hon Crossley Tatui is currently serving his second term as a Minister, for Finance, Ministry of... More

The Hon Hiroshi Yamamura

Minister of Public Works, Infrastructures, and Utilities RMI Cabinet, Marshall Islands Government
Hiroshi Vitus Yamamura was born and raised on Majuro, Marshall Islands the Capitol City of the... More