Asia-Pacific Business Forum 2019 to spotlight global goals, local opportunities

20-21 June 2019, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea

The role and responsibilities of business in sustainable development, with a focus on the sustainable solutions business can offer to meet the infrastructure and connectivity needs of rural and urban communities, will be explored at the Asia-Pacific Business Forum (APBF) 2019 next week.

Jointly organized by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), the Government of Papua New Guinea and the Papua New Guinea Investment and Promotion Authority, with the support of the Business Council of Papua New Guinea, the Papua New Guinea Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and the Port Moresby Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the APBF will bring together an international contingent of policymakers, business leaders, academia and civil society.

The Forum, held as part of the PNG Investment Week, will showcase current and future business opportunities in the Pacific. Participants will have the opportunity to hear and meet key decision makers, business leaders and emerging entrepreneurs committed to sustainable development from around the region, as well as engage in business matchmaking events for key sustainable industries in the Pacific.

Note to Editors: You or your representatives are cordially invited to attend:

What: Asia Pacific Business Forum 2019
Where: APEC Haus, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
When: 20 – 21 June 2019

Key Speakers:
Armida Alisjahbana, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Secretary of ESCAP;
Hon. James Marape, Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea;
Yanning Wang, Assistant Corporate Secretary, Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank;
Shasha Ridzam, Group Head, International Policies & Institutions, Air Asia;
Shaun Gilchrist, President, Vanuatu Chamber of Commerce & Industry;
Simon Lacy, Vice President, Huawei;
Zhonghang Li, Vice Chairman, Silk Road Chamber of International Commerce
Dr. George Lam, President, ESCAP Sustainable Business Network

For more information on this year’s Forum, including the detailed programme, list of speakers and business matchmaking opportunities, visit https://2019.apbf.online/

For media inquiries, please contact:

Mr. Paul Bunsell, External Relations Officer, Strategic Communications and Advocacy Section, ESCAP, T: (66) 2 288 1861 / E: [email protected]

Ms. Iwona Spytkowski, Head of the Resident Coordinator’s Office, United Nations Papua New Guinea, +675 321 2877 / E: [email protected]