The Solomon Islands Chamber of Commerce and Industry says the current PNG trade and investment mission to the country bodes well for business relationships between the two countries.

SICCI Chief Executive Officer Jerry Tengemoana will be speaking at today’s talks on the business environment and opportunities and says the current mission sets the scene for PNG’s already-existing dominance of trade and commerce entry points to continue.

“There’s much that SICCI members can take from the PNG approach to doing business and given the historical and geographical links with our neighbour, our business leaders who want to step up to the challenge of dealing with the Pacific’s biggest and fastest growing economy now have that opportunity on our very doorstep.”

A high-powered Papua New delegation of almost 100 officials and delegates led by PNG’s Trade, Commerce and Industry Minister Richard Maru arrived Honiara yesterday for a four-day program. Maru will be keynote speaker at a breakfast welcome featuring his Solomon Islands counterpart, Elijah Muala, at the Heritage Park Hotel this morning.

“The opportunity to work with Papua New Guinea’s Investment Promotion Authority who are spearheading this initiative marks a relationship we intend to build on for future growth,” says Tengemoana.

“Already there is global interest in the Pacific region – from fish to mineral resources, the wave of investment is already there. With PNG at the helm of much of that economic growth, the current mission provides the right timing to ensure business leaders are leading the debates and keeping abreast of our changing economic times.”


Source: Press Release, Solomon Islands Chamber of Commerce