The Vanuatu Investment Promotion Authority (VIPA) Chairman of the Board of Directors, Mr Lionel Kaluat, will be one of the key speakers at the 5th Australia Vanuatu Business Forum and Trade Expo that will be held at Holiday Inn Resort, Port Vila, on the 28th of February 2017.

VIPA backing up the event as a major sponsor, is excited and looking forward to hosting this event alongside the Australia Pacific Islands Business Council (APBC) as not only will this showcase Vanuatu as a top investment destination for Vanuatu but it will also be an excellent opportunity for businesses seeking to venture into the market.

The Business Forum will cover topics such as the economy, infrastructure, aid, and information technology developments, opportunities for Australian businesses, investment, trading in tourism and tourism related sectors such as wholesale and retail trade hotels and restaurants, and transport and communication and in agriculture, finance, tax and Pacer Plus.

Vanuatu as a choice destination for foreign investment has been progressive through a continued trend over the past years. The Business Forum to be held next month will show potential investors that Vanuatu is “Foreign Investor Friendly” through highlighted investment opportunities and exploring many significant sectors for doing business considerations in Vanuatu.

Other keynote speakers for the event include the Honorable Prime Minister Charlot Salwai and the Australian Minister for International Development and the Pacific, the Senator the Hon Concetta Fierravanti-Wells.

VIPA is working in close partnership with the APBC Communications Officer in logistics preparations for this major event. Online registrations are open and investors are encouraged to apply as this is an event that must be attended by any businesses operating in Vanuatu that is looking to enter the market.

More information can be obtained through the following contacts info@apibc.org.vu and medmanley@vipa.org.vu. Interested businesses can register online http://events.apibc.org.au/event/AVBF5.

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