The Aus-PNG Network at the Lowy Institute was pleased to host this online event bringing together key figures with unique perspectives on the PNG-Australia relationship.
Once-in-a-century levels of disruption for the world economy as a result of Covid-19 have wrought their impact on the traditionally strong economic links between PNG and Australia. Shutdowns, travel bans and the potential of a public health crisis in both countries have sidelined the two-way traffic between our two countries. As both PNG and Australia start to ease the restrictions that have marked the first phase of the coronavirus response, how is business faring? How can people on both sides of the PNG-Australia relationship be ready to rebuild the ties between our two countries and prepare for recovery?
PETER AITSI is the group Chief Executive Officer of Credit Corporation Ltd and is well-known for his active roles in community and business organisations in PNG including Transparency International PNG and the Badili Club.
PRISCILLA KEVIN is an IT professional, entrepreneur and consultant, and was founder of the organisation PNG Women in STEM, and helped establish the PNG ICT cluster. In April 2020 she was appointed to the board of PNG's largest bank, Bank South Pacific.
PETER BOTTEN recently retired as Managing Director of Oil Search and has been a key figure in PNG-Australia business for three decades, with roles in community and business organisations in both countries.
This event was hosted as part of our 2020 Event Program with sponsorship from Bank South Pacific and Coca-Cola Amatil. The Aus-PNG Network appreciates and acknowledges the ongoing support of the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.