PTI New Zealand - The 2023 Freight Support Package is now open for applications, to support exporters from the Blue Pacific Continent.
Recognising global inflation and rising supply chain costs, the scheme helps strengthen business resilience and support businesses affected by high freight costs.
Applications for this valuable and practical freight subsidy package are open between 1 March 2023, and close 30 April 2023.
More information on the Freight Support Package is available here.
PTI Australia - As part of our commitment to create connections for Pacific exporters in the Australian market, this year PTI Australia will be hosting a Pacific Showcase at Fine Food Australia, Australasia’s premier exhibition for the food and beverage industry.
The Pacific Showcase will display the products of eight Pacific Island exporters. Expressions of interest are now open to Pacific exporters.
Date: 11-14 September
Location: International Convention Centre, Darling Harbour, Sydney
PTI Europe - This year PTI Europe is hosting a Pacific stand at Anuga, a leading food fair in Cologne, Germany. Creating and strengthening commercial connections for Pacific exporters in the European market, the stand will showcase up to 6 Pacific Islands exporters or Europe-based importers of Pacific Island products.
Expressions of interest are now open, and close 31 March 2023.
Date: 7-11 October
Location: Cologne, Germany
PTI Australia - PTI Australia understands that businesses in the Blue Pacific are currently facing challenging times.
To support business recovery, our Packaging Support Initiative is offering businesses a rebate for 50 per cent of their packaging costs, up to A$1000 per enterprise. This means that each eligible business can recoup up to A$500 of their packaging costs over the last 12 months.
Date: Applications are open - close on Friday 30 September 2022
The Australia Pacific Islands Business Council (APIBC) in collaboration with the Solomon Islands Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SICCI) is hosting the 12th Australia Solomon Islands Business Forum in April.
Registration is now open for both delegates and exhibitors.
Date: 18-19 April 2023
Location: Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, Southbank, Brisbane
The Australia Papua New Guinea Business Council (APNGBC) in collaboration with the Business Council of Papua New Guinea (BCPNG) is hosting the 38th Australia Papua New Guinea Business Forum in May.
The theme is '1Tok Trade Wave: Advancing Smart Investments Between Papua New Guinea and Australia.' To register please complete the Delegate Booking Form below.
Date: 15-17 May 2023
Location: Hilton Hotel, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
This May, the regions premier travel tradeshow, the South Pacific Tourism Exchange is poised to return, following a four-year hiatus.
Offering extraordinary access to the kaleidoscope of experiences the Pacific Islands have to offer, the event will bring Pacific tourism bodies, representatives, and businesses together under one roof, providing a unique opportunity for international tourism buyers, travel agents, wholesalers, and retailers to connect, engage and establish partnerships across the region.
Date: 12-13 May 2023
Location: Airforce Museum, Christchurch, New Zealand
Registration is open now.
PTI Australia- On Thursday 28 July, PTI Australia partnered with Griffith Asia Institute to host an event at the Griffith University Southbank campus - 'What is the future and power of trading with the Pacific?'
Facilitated by Dr Tess Newton-Cain, the fruitful discussion amplified the voices of Pacific exporters and drew on new data from PTI Australia's Pacific Islands Export Survey 2022, with expert panellists discussing the nuances of taking Pacific products and services global, and the impacts strong trade relationships can have.
We are excited to share the recording, which is now available online via Griffith Asia Institutes Pacific Hub.
PTI New Zealand- Playing its part to help boost Pacific agricultural exports to New Zealand, PTI New Zealand launched a Path2Market webinar in April, which saw over a hundred participants sign up for two engaging days of discussions on market demands, importer requirements, and challenges faced by Pacific Island exporters in the agriculture sector.
Replay Day 1: New Zealand import requirements for the agriculture sector: https://youtu.be/zqqmMOwsM5A
Replay Day 2: New Zealand import requirements for the agriculture sector: https://youtu.be/RJfOCIVUS-s