Papua New Guinea: working with our nearest neighbour

Papua New Guinea: working with our nearest neighbour

Oct 20
Papua New Guinea and Australia share a close economic and strategic partnership and trade $6.8 billion each year.


Andrew Barry, Managing Director, ExxonMobil
His Excellency Bruce Davis, Australian High Commissioner to Papua New Guinea
Paul Nerau OBE, Chairman, Kumul Consolidated Holdings

Event overview

Australia’s nearest neighbour is an important partner on security and international governance in the region and has long attracted Australian business.

An increasingly diversified economy to the north is important to both nations. The relationship between Australia and PNG relies on a flow of expertise, skills, investment and aid. There are new opportunities for Australia in the provision of expertise and professional services to grow PNG's next phase capability and capacity. 

Organisations and leaders in Australia and in Queensland are right now working on projects across the country to deliver enabling infrastructure, support the development of new downstream industries and deliver programs to reduce poverty and promote economic growth.

Join a senior CEDA audience to hear from those with operations, projects, interests and workforces in PNG and to discuss business in PNG and what PNG’s future means for Australia.

Meet the speakers

Andrew Barry
Managing Director, ExxonMobil

The $19 billion PNG LNG project is an integrated development of gas production, processing, liquefaction storage, pipelines and facilities and the largest ever investment in Papua New Guinea. Andrew has led project operator ExxonMobil since 2015.

His Excellency Bruce Davis
Australian High Commissioner to Papua New Guinea

Bruce Davis is the steward of Australian government work and programs in Papua New Guinea.  He has served as Vice-President of the Asian Development Bank, Ambassador to Ireland, Director-General of AusAID and is a member of the Order of Australia.

Paul Nerau OBE
Chairman, Kumul Consolidated Holdings

KCH is one of three entities responsible for managing assets and the sovereign wealth of Papua New Guinea. Long in business and previously PNG Consulate to Queensland, Paul is now responsible for a portfolio which includes Air Niugini, Telikom PNG, Water PNG and PNG Power.

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