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#2018FABF: Day 2

October 5, 2018 @ 7:30 am - 7:00 pm FJT

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Day 2 of the 2018 FABC and AFBC Joint Business Forum


7:30 am: VaiWai Registration Desk open at Conference Centre. (All day espresso and other beverages bar sponsored by VaiWai Natural Artesian Water)

8:30 am: Welcome by FABC President Dave Aidney. Venue: Grand Salon

8:40 am: Official opening. Fiji’s Minister for Industry, Trade, Tourism, Lands & Mineral Resources the Hon. Faiyaz Siddiq Koya.

9:10 am: Response. Australia’s Assistant Minister for Trade, Tourism & Investment the Hon. Mark Coulton

9:30 am: The Fiji Economy and Business; Justin Smirk, Director-Senior Economist, Westpac Institutional Bank

10:00 am: Panel discussion. Moderator: Nitij Pal, Principal ANDE + Co.

10:20 am: Group Photo (please wear your official bula shirt/blouse to the forum)

10:40 am: Fiji Gas Morning refreshments in pre-conference outdoor area adjacent to the Grand Salon. (Sponsored by Fiji Gas)

11:00 am: Global Trends That Will Disrupt Boards in 2019. Edward Palmisano, Australian Institute of Company Directors.Venue Grand Salon. (Sponsored by South Pacific Stock Exchange)

11:20 am: Building Resilient Industries in a Changing Climate. Dr. Kate Duggan, Australia Pacific Climate Change Action Program.

12:00 pm: Tax Matters. Moderator Lisa Apted, Partner KPMG in Fiji. Transfer pricing. Kim Jarrett, Partner KPMG in NZ. Fiji/Australia Double Tax Agreement. Jerome Kado, Partner PWC.

1:00 pm: ANZ Lunch break in pre-conference outdoor area adjacent to the Grand Salon. (Sponsored by ANZ Banking Group)

2:00 pm: PCL / Dulux Snapshots of Key Sector Performance. Moderator Ajay Raniga, Budget Pharmacy. Venue Grand Salon (Sponsored by Pacific Coatings Ltd. / Dulux Paints) Tourism: Opportunities for, and Impediments to, Growth. Matt Stoeckel, CEO Tourism Fiji. Building and Construction: What’s Happening on the Ground? Gordon Jenkins, President Fiji Construction Industry Council. Business Operations: Solid and Liquid Waste, the new business frontier. Paul Evers, Country Manager HG Leach Fiji.

3:00 pm: Productivity: The Elephant in the Room. With special focus on the Textile Clothing and Footwear (TCF) industry. Moderator Mike Towler, Performance Floatation Developments (Fiji) Ltd. Nesbitt Hazelman, CEO Fiji Commerce and Employers Federation Mark Halabe, Chairman of Mark One Apparel Ltd. Apisai Tuikubu, GM Outfitters (Fiji) Ltd.

4:00 pm: From Farm to Tourist Table: A study of fresh produce demand from Fiji’s hotels and resorts. Alika Cooper, Tourism and Agriculture Consultant, International Finance Corporation, presents highlights of the recently released report in partnership with the MITT and Ministry of Agriculture.

4:45 pm: Forum closure. Geoffrey Shaw, President, Australia Fiji Business Council.

5:00 pm: FABC AGM Venue Grand Salon.

6:00 pm: TCF Fiji Pre-dinner drinks at Vonu Beach. (Sponsored by the Fiji TCF Association)

7:00pm: The Westpac Forum Dinner at Vonu Beach. (Sponsored by Westpac Banking Corporation)


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October 5, 2018
7:30 am - 7:00 pm FJT
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Fiji Marriott Resort
Savusavu Road, Momi Bay
Nadi, Fiji
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