Early registration now open.
Friday, 15 September 2017, Brisbane, Australia – The Australia Fiji Business Council (AFBC) in partnership with the Fiji Australia Business Council (FABC) are pleased to announce that online registrations for the 23rd Australia Fiji Business Forum are now open. The Forum will be held in Sydney, Australia on 13th October, 2017 with a Forum dinner taking place on the preceding evening of 12th October. [restrict]
The forum will take place at the Intercontinental Hotel, centrally located in Sydney and this year includes one full day of sessions and updates from a range of expert speakers that will be invaluable for those currently doing business in Fiji or looking to do so. The Fiji market offers opportunities for Australian companies in a range of services related to the operation and refurbishment of tourist resorts, building and construction, capital works in infrastructure including roads and bridges, power, water and sewerage, ports and airports, food and beverage and ICT products and services including back office and remote services.
This event brings together senior corporate and government decision makers from both Australia and Fiji. We are pleased to host Rear Admiral (Retired) Vorege Bainimarama to deliver the Fijian Government Keynote Address and invited Keynote Speaker for the Australian Government is The Hon Steven Ciobo MP, Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer.
The 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.
President of the AFBC, Mr Greg Pawson said, ‘The 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. 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.’
Mr David Aidney, President, Fiji Australia Business Council added ‘we look 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. 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. This Forum provides a great platform to further develop these connections. The time is right to see what Fiji has to offer and this event will provide attendees an excellent overview. Registrations are now open with an early bird rate available until 30th September.
( The Australia Fiji Business Council (AFBC) is an independent association of businesses based in Australia and Fiji. The AFBC was established in 1986 with the aim of providing a framework within which the private sector can communicate with the Australian and Fiji Islands governments at the highest political and policy advising levels with a view to finding solutions to trade and investment issues involving the two countries. It also provides members with an all-important network to help further their business goals in Fiji. The Fiji Australia Business Council (FABC) is a trade association whose sole purpose is to foster trade between Australia and Fiji. The executive of the FABC is made up of a number of key executives from major organisations in Fiji. epresentative from the Australian High Commission and Austrade are also represented on the executive, therefore giving the FABC excellent access to key Australian diplomats and trade officials.) [/restrict]