Chairman of the Pacific Media Summit (PMS) 2022 and Vice President of Media Association Solomon Islands (MASI) Douglas Marau says Solomon Islands is ready to host our media regional delegates next week.

MASI and the Pacific Islands News Association (PINA) are co-hosting the PMS this year.

“This is the largest regional gathering of this sort after COVID and an opportunity for Solomon Islands to welcome our regional media friends to the country,” he said.

The PMS Chair said it is also an opportunity to showcase to the region especially after COVID-19 restrictions.

“Solomon Islands will be hosting the pacific games in 2023 and this is also an opportunity for us to impress on our visitors our preparedness towards the event next year,” he said.

Mr Marau said MASI and PINA will start to receive the first batch of the delegates starting tomorrow and over the weekend.

The PMS 2022 kicks off with pre-summits to be held on Monday and Tuesday at the Heritage Park Hotel.

The high level plenary will be held on Wednesday and plenary sessions continue on Thursday at the Pacific Crown Hotel.

MASI won the bid to host the PMS back in 2018 in Tonga.

Originally, PMS was scheduled to take place in September 2020 but the COVID 19 pandemic restriction hindered the summit to occur.

The Theme of the Pacific Media Summit 2022 is-“The digital revolution - turning threats into opportunities for the Pacific Media.”

Source: Media Release