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27th Australia Fiji Business Forum

Aug 2023
06:00 PM
Intercontinental Sydney Hotel, 117 Macquarie Street Sydney NSW 2000 Australia


The Hon Manoa Kamikamica

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Trade, Co-operatives, Small and Medium Enterprises and Communications, Government of Fiji
The Hon. Deputy Prime Minister and the Minister for Trade, Co-operatives, Small and Medium... 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 Viliame Gavoka

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Tourism & Aviation, Government of Fiji
Honourable Viliame ‘Bill’ Gavoka is the current Deputy Prime Minister and Minister... More

Allison Haworth West

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

Vera Chute

President, Fiji Australia Business Council
Vera Chute is Managing Director of the popular family-owned recycled clothing chain Value City... More

The Hon. Agni Deo Singh

Minister for Employment, Productivity and Industrial Relations, Government of Fiji
Agni Deo Singh a trade unionist of over 23 years, and now serves as the Minister for Employment,... More

Amit Chanan

Chief Executive Officer, Water Authority of Fiji
With a Career spanning over two decades within the international water industry and... More

Andrew Martin

Assistant Secretary Indo-Pacific Economic and Supply Chains Branch, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Andrew Martin is Assistant Secretary of DFAT’s Indo-Pacific Economic Branch, covering the... More

Anthony Cassar

Managing Director, Centrecom Fiji
Anthony is an Entrepreneur and Lawyer with more than 20 years’ experience developing and... More

Brian Kirsch

Vice President, Fiji Hotels & Tourism Association
Brian Kirsch is currently Vice President and immediate past President of the Fiji Hotel and... More

Carli Shillito

Assistant Secretary, Pacific Labour Policy & Engagement Branch, Office of the Pacific, DFAT
As Assistant Secretary for the Pacific Labour Policy and Engagement Branch in the Office of the... More

Chris Welberry

General Manager Government & Industry Relations, Newcrest Mining Limited
Chris Welberry is Newcrest Mining Limited’s General Manager Government and Industry... More

Ema Vueti

President, Pacific Islands Council of Queensland
Ema Vueti is the President of the Pacific Islands Council of Queensland (PICQ). She has... More

Greg Ingram

Managing Director, FNE Communications
Greg Ingram, Managing Director of FNE Communications, and is a trailblazer in the... More

Haroon Ali

Fiji Country Manager, Bank of South Pacific
Haroon Ali is the Country Head of BSP Financial Group Ltd (BSP) in Fiji and has been in the role... More

Hasmukh Patel

Chief Executive Officer, Energy Fiji Ltd
Mr. Hasmukh Patel joined the Fiji Electricity Authority (FEA) in 1976 as a Graduate Electrical... More

Kamal Chetty

Chief Executive Officer, Investment Fiji
Kamal Chetty has over a decade of experience and expertise in investment promotion, investment... More

Ms. Leata Alaimoana

QLD Trade Commissioner to the Pacific, Trade and Investment Queensland
An accomplished executive with extensive Australian and international experience in leadership,... More

The Hon. Lisa Singh

Chief Executive Officer, Australia India Institute
Lisa Singh is a former Australian Senator and was the first woman of South Asian heritage to be... More

Mark Skinner

Chairman, ISP Eduworld
Mark Skinner has been involved in the international student sector for 33 years. He is not an... More

Naheeda Maqbool

Founder & Director, Zonah United
Founder & CEO of ZONAH UNITED, Naheeda is the leader and also the youngest female... More

Navitalai Tuivuniwai

Country Manager Fiji, PHAMA Plus
Navi’s expertise is in Rural and Development Economics and Business Development, and has... More

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

Rikesh Ram

Founder & Director, Zekitech
Rikesh is a change maker and driver of innovation. He has a background in finance, business... More

Sagufta Janif

Chief Executive Officer, Outsource Fiji
Sagufta is the Executive Director of Outsource Fiji - an industry body that is responsible for... More

Shally Jannif

Regional Chief Executive Officer, Digicel Pacific
Shally is the Regional Chief Executive Officer for Digicel Pacific, where she has oversight for... More

Sharyne Fong

Acting Chair, Fiji Women Entrepreneurs Business Council
Ms. Sharyne Fong is an entrepreneur, founder and Managing Director of her own business advisory... More

Shavindra Nath

Chief of Staff, Fiji Revenue and Customs Service
Shavindra is part of the Executive Leadership Team of the Fiji Revenue & Customs Service... More

Shiri Gounder

Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Finance
Mr Shiri Gounder has been the Permanent Secretary for Finance since 2021 and played a lead role... More

Sophie Peterson

Director Pacific Engagement & International Plant Health, Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry
Sophie has a PhD in Plant Pathology from the University of Sydney and has worked in plant... More

Stephen Howes

Director, Australian National University
Stephen is a Professor of Economics at the Crawford School of Public Policy at the... More

Stuart Parry

Managing Director, Energy Storage Industries Asia Pacific
Stuart is an internationally experienced executive, lecturer and Chartered Accountant who has a... More

Stephanie Brantz

Chair, DFAT Sports Diplomacy Advisory Council
Stephanie Brantz is a freelance sport and events presenter, producer and commentator with 20... More

Tim Houghton

Australian Pacific Trade Commissioner, Australian Trade Commission
Tim is the newly appointed Australian Trade Commissioner for the Pacific and Timor-Leste. As of... More

Zane Yoshida

Founder and Executive Director, Calmer Co. International Limited
Zane is an experienced start up entrepreneur, having successfully launched companies from... More

Shane Hussein

Head of Commercial and Marketing, Fijian Drua
Shane Hussein is the Head of Commercial and Marketing for the Fijian Drua, responsible for all... More

Ms Liz Mackinlay

Chief Executive Officer, Australian Business Volunteers
As CEO of Australian Business Volunteers, Liz Mackinlay is a global expert in international... More

Bob Lowres

Managing Director, Relcorp (Fiji) Pte Limited
Managing Director of Relcorp (Fiji) Pte Limited, Bob Lowres, started his journey early in life... More