The Fiji Australia Business Council and the Australia Fiji Business Council are pleased to announce their 2022 Joint Business Forum to be held at the Holiday Inn, Suva, Fiji, on 1 – 3 February 2022. The Forum Theme is “NEXT LEVEL BILATERAL TRADE”. You are invited to register and attend.
Fijian Prime Minister Hon. Frank Bainimarama and Australian Prime Minister Hon. Scott Morrison have both been invited to attend this Forum. The dates have been selected to time with their attendance at the Pacific Islands Forum Leaders Meeting. We are optimistic they will attend and speak to the Forum.
This Forum is the annual bilateral business meeting between Fijian and Australian business and government. Participants enjoy the unparalleled opportunity to network with senior Fijian and Australian-based policy makers and senior business people, and learn about business challenges and opportunities in bilateral trade from some excellent speakers.
The program includes speeches by senior members of both governments with presentations by experts on the Fijian business and economic environment. The planned outcomes of the Forum are for delegates to improve their understanding of the opportunities and challenges of business as well as enhance the bilateral business and investment relationship between both countries.
Fiji offers a range of new opportunities for Fijian and Australian businesses in the whole range of industries including sport, blue and green investments, ICT products and services including business process outsourcing, back office and remote services, agriculture, building and construction, capital works, and infrastructure including roads, bridges, power, water and sewerage, ports and airports, and food and beverage.
The provisional program and registration form are attached. We strongly recommend registering and making accommodation bookings urgently, before January if possible as LIMITED SPACE IS AVAILABLE due to the Pacific Islands Forum coinciding with our event on the same week.
The greater Suva area offers a range of accommodation choices but we have negotiated preferential rates at the Holiday Inn and Tanoa Plaza (walking distance or short taxi ride to the Holiday Inn forum venue):
HOLIDAY INN: FJD450 VIP per room per night including breakfast for 1. Please click here to download the booking form to be filled up and sent to email@example.com as soon as possible. Details of the rooms and rates are on the form.
TANOA PLAZA: FJD199 VIP per Superior Queen/King room per night including breakfast for 1. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the reference code “FABC Group” to get this special rate.
Room holds are limited and start to drop off from January 5th so book early and all accommodation bookings are to be emailed to either Holiday Inn or Tanoa Plaza reservations directly.
An outstanding line up of speakers has been confirmed, some highlighted below and the rest will be published soon.
1 February 2022 at 6 PM
Registration, Welcome Reception
2 February 2022
Session 1: Strengthening the Vuvale
Prime Ministers Morrison and Bainimarama (Provisional)
Tessa Price, ANZ Pacific
Robert Jauncey, CIO, AIFFP
Geoff Shaw, Chairman, Airports Fiji Limited (AFL)
Session 2: Ethical and Green Investments
Jack Lowenstein, Director Fiji Kava, Chairman Tissue Repair Limited
Katerina Syngellakis, Advisor, GGGI
Session 3: Business Opportunities in Sport
Litiana Loabuka, CEO, Fiji Sports Council
Andre Viljuen, CEO, Fiji Airways
Brian Thorburn, CEO, Fijian Drua
Atma Maharaj, Brisbane Oylmpics Sports Consultant, FASANOC
3 February 2022
Session 4: Opportunities in Bilateral Trade
Susan Bodell, Association Secretary, Indo-Pacific Enhanced Engagement, Australian Department of Defence
Joe Phillips, OCO Global, Consultants to Investment Fiji on restructuring
Shaheen Ali, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Commerce, Trade, Tourism and Transport (MCTTT) Craig Kirkland, Director, Mastercard Pacific
Andrew Ozga, Partner – Strategy and Transactions, EY
Session 5: Land and Sea – Perennial Opportunities
Tevita Kuruduadua, CEO, iTaukei Land Trust Board (TLTB)
Karen Mapusua, Vice President of the Global International Organics Federation, SPC
*Sorry! Regrettably due to variables (COVID mainly) the program is subject to change. More information on the speakers and sessions below will be sent soon.
HOW TO REGISTER TO ATTEND THE FORUM
There are two ways you can register for our event:
Option 1: REGISTER ONLINE NOW
Option 2: Download this interactive PDF form and email it to our Event Managers at email@example.com
Bookings will be accepted subject to space availability and payment of the registration fee. Registrations will be acknowledged within 5 days from receipt. The delegate booking fee is FJD1,000 VIP for MEMBERS and FJD1,200 VIP for NON-MEMBERS.
DELEGATE BOOKING FEES DO NOT INCLUDE ACCOMMODATION WHICH MUST BE BOOKED AND PAID DIRECTLY WITH THE HOTEL. REFER SEPARATE INSTRUCTIONS BELOW FOR ACCOMMODATION.
Enquiries about the event can be directed to our event managers at The Greenhouse Studio:
Ruth Ravai | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org | Mobile: +679 9084464
Maria Ronna Luna Pastorizo-Sekiguchi | Email: email@example.com | Mobile: +679 7888400
Other general enquiries can be directed to our Secretary, Akeneta: firstname.lastname@example.org or on +679 330 1155