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​Australia and Fiji: Exploring Business Opportunities Together

Industry Advice 21 Sep 2017

While covering a vast expansive area, the Pacific region is becoming easier to navigate, with an increase in inter-connectedness, and countries working together towards success and prosperity.

Australia Fiji Business Council (AFBC) and Fiji Australia Business Council (FABC) are hosting the 23rd Australia Fiji Business Forum at Intercontinental Sydney Hotel, Sydney, on October 12-13, and have extended an invite to the wider Pacific business community.

This forum will provide Australian business with information on current opportunities for business 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 cooperation.

The programme includes Australian and Fiji Government keynote addresses by senior members of each government with Prime Minister of Fiji, Rear Admiral (Retired) Vorege Bainimarama confirmed as Fiji's keynote speaker, and the invited keynote speaker for the Australian Government is the Hon Steven Ciobo MP, Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer.

Fijian Minister for Industry, Trade, Tourism, Lands and Mineral Resources, the Hon Faiyaz Koya MP, and the Minister for Minister for Agriculture, Rural and Maritime Development and National Disaster Management, the Hon Inia Seruiratu MP, have also accepted the Council’s invitation to speak at the forum.

The forum will feature specific sessions by expert presenters on the Fijian economy, information for potential investors in Fiji, an update on Cyclone Winston reconstruction and rehabilitation, opportunities for private participation in Fiji’s public enterprises, opportunities in Fijian agriculture, Fiji’s manufacturing sector, and opportunities for business growth.

President of the AFBC Greg Pawson says AFBC and FABC have been running this forum since 1987 in Australia and Fiji.

“Participants have an unparalleled opportunity to learn about business opportunities in Fiji, and to network with senior Australia and Fiji based policy makers and businesspeople,” Greg says.

“There is huge opportunity for Australian companies in Fiji currently and by attending this forum, you will be equipped with the right knowledge and contacts to take advantage of these opportunities in the best possible way.

President of FABC David Aidney adds the organisation is looking forward to welcoming Australian and Pacific-based businesses to Sydney for this event.

“There has never been a better time to explore opportunities in Fiji with attractive incentives for businesses to operate from Fiji and huge potential in agribusiness, tourism and ICT sectors to name just a few,” he says.

“This forum offers a great overview of Fiji’s business operating environment as well as excellent networking.”

The AFBC strongly believes in building effective business relationships between Australia and Fiji to support investment and economic growth in the country, and the Forum provides a great platform to further develop these connections.

Register early for this conference as space is limited – and if you register before September 30, you will have access to an early bird discount.

For more information and to register your attendance, visit HERE.