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Provisional plan set for Solomon Islands Business Mission

News 2 Aug 2017

A reminder that the New Zealand Pacific Business Council (NZPBC) is planning a business mission to the Solomon Islands for 2017.

This will follow on from the very successful business mission held last year to Vanuatu and which received extremely positive feedback from those that attended.

The business mission will start on September 18, with all delegates assembling in Honiara that afternoon, and it concludes on September 21 (mid-afternoon to catch flights from Honiara).

Everybody should be back in time to vote in the NZ General Election on September 23.

Note that daylight saving in NZ starts on the Sunday, 24 September 2017 as well.

NZPBC will organise a group accommodation booking at Coral Sea Resort.

The Coral Sea Resort and Casino was recently constructed by Fletcher Construction South Pacific. However, the conference itself will be held at Heritage Hotel.

The costs of flights, accommodation and some meals will be at delegates’ expense.

Organisation and payment for flights will be the sole responsibility of the delegate.

The business mission will be open to all members and a registration fee (to cover various in-country costs) will apply.

The registration fee will be notified at a later date, once we have confirmed costs.

Non-members may apply but will be required to pay an additional $300.00 fee for NZPBC membership in addition to the registration.

We are calling for “Expressions of Interest” to be forwarded to Christine Connon at

In addition, please nominate the business sector(s) of interest and we will try and accommodate as part of the business mission.

If there are specific organisations/people you would like to engage with on a one of one basis, then please advise and we will make every attempt to enable these meetings.

Expressions of Interest will close August 8, while registrations will be sent out and close on August 18.

Click HERE for the Solomon Islands Business Mission provisional programme.