The 2017 Papua New Guinea Mining and Petroleum Conference and Trade Fair will be staged from November 28th to the 30th in Port Moresby at the Stanley Hotel and Suites.

Organisers of the conference, the PNG Chamber of Mines and Petroleum says interest for the biennial event is steadily increasing with a good number of both international and local delegates expected to attend.

A trade exhibition showcasing nearly 40 different companies, and institutions will be running parallel to the main conference. A total of 600 delegates are expected to attend this event.

Prime Minister Peter O’Neill will open the conference with a keynote address focusing on PNG’s economy in a global context.

The Chamber, together with the support of ANZ, has also announced an international speaker in ANZ’s Chief Economist Richard Yetsenga who will will explore how PNG and its resources sector can optimise opportunities in the global market.

The conference has been supported by a host of different companies such as ANZ, ExxonMobil PNG, Newcrest Mining, Oil Search, Santos and Total Waste Management as principal sponsors while Kumul Petroleum Holdings Limited and Total E&P PNG are supporting the event as major sponsors.

The other supporting sponsors include China Railway Construction Engineering Group (PNG), Click Pacific, DuPont Protective Apparel, International SOS, Kumul Petroleum Academy and South Pacific Employment Institute, Mineral Resources Authority, Nacap Australia, Newcrest Mining, Ok Tedi Mining Ltd, SMEC PNG Ltd, Upstream, PNG Forest Products, and Quest Exploration Drilling (PNG).

People interested to attend can download the registration form by visiting the Chamber website or you can email the Chamber on or call 321 2988.

The conference programme is also available on the website.