25th Australia Fiji Business Forum
'AUSTRALIA AND FIJI: BUSINESS PARTNERS ACROSS THREE CENTURIES
The Australia Fiji Business Council and the Fiji Australia Business Council Fiji are pleased to announce that the 25th Australia Fiji Business Forum will be held at the Marriott Hotel Brisbane on 17 and 18 October 2019. The Forum theme is “Australia and Fiji: Business Partners Across Three Centuries”. The theme reflects the historic and enduring nature of the business relationship between Australia and Fiji. You are invited to register and attend.
First held in 1987 and most years since, the Business Forum is the annual bilateral business meeting between Australian and Fijian business and government. Participants have an unparalleled opportunity to learn about business opportunities in Fiji, and to network with senior Australia and Fiji based policy makers and senior businesspeople.
This year marks an important elevation in the bilateral relationship with the Prime Minister of Australia in January making the first bilateral visit ever to Fiji by an Australian Prime Minister, and the governments initiating measures to further grow the bilateral business and economic relationship.
The Forum provides business with information on current and prospective opportunities in Fiji as well as provide an opportunity to bring more closely together Australian and Fijian business which already have a long history of partnership and co-operation.
The program includes Australian and Fiji Government Keynote Addresses by senior members of each government and specific sessions by expert presenters on the Fijian economy, information for potential investors in Fiji, opportunities for private participation in Fiji’s public enterprises, opportunities in Fijian agriculture, Fiji’s manufacturing sector, and opportunities for business growth. The AUD2billion Australia Infrastructure Facility for the Pacific (AIFFP) which commenced on 1 July 2019 will create new opportunities for Australian business in infrastructure development in Fiji and across the Pacific.
Outcomes from the meeting for attending business will be improved understanding by businesses in Australia and Fiji of the opportunity for further developing the bilateral business and investment relationship, and identification for government of any issues which business groups in each country regard as requiring government policy or administrative action to facilitate bilateral business and investment growth.
The Fiji market offers opportunities for Australian companies in a range of services related to the operation and refurbishment of tourist resorts, building and construction, capital works in infrastructure including roads and bridges, power, water and sewerage, ports and airports, food and beverage and ICT products and services including back office and remote services.
Register early for this conference as space is limited and demand will be heavy. Early registration (by 3 October 2019) attracts an early bird registration discount.
Cancellation Policy: All cancellations must be in writing. 50% refundable if cancelled by Monday 07 Oct 2019, nil thereafter.
Substitutes allowed any time.
There remain opportunities for sponsorship of various segments of the conference. Please contact Mr Frank Yourn, Executive Director of the Australia Fiji Business Council, on telephone + 61 7 3348 5142 or by e-mail at frank @ australiapacificbusiness.org.au to discuss your interest.
General enquiries can be directed to Ms Lillian Chapman, Business and Events Manager at the Australia Fiji Business Council (lillian @ australiapacificbusiness.org.au)(Tel: +61 3348 5142).