7th AUSTRALIA-SOLOMON ISLANDS BUSINESS FORUM STARTS TOMORROW

Some of the locals who will participate in the business forum. Photo credit: Australian High Commission in Honiara.

Some of the locals who will participate in the business forum. Photo credit: Australian High Commission in Honiara.

The seventh Australia-Solomon Islands Business Forum is on track to start tomorrow.

The Australian High Commission office in Honiara said this is the first time the bilateral business event will be held in Solomon Islands.

The Forum will bring together over 100 players in the trade and investment relationship between Australia and Solomon Islands.

Australian High Commissioner Andrew Byrne said hosting the Forum in Honiara for the first time marks an exciting new chapter for the Solomon Islands private sector.

He said this represents a vote of confidence from the business community in the future of Solomon Islands.

Commissioner Byrne adds it will also provide an opportunity for leaders and policy-makers to interact directly with potential investors from both countries.

He said the Australian Government stands firmly by the Solomon Islands Government and Solomon Islands Chamber of Commerce and Industry as they strive to boost economic growth across the country.

Meanwhile, Solomon Islands 2014 Businesswoman of the year and Managing Director of Premier Group of Companies, Julie Haro said this year’s Forum is an opportunity to form new business partnerships with Australian investors.

She said the Forum is about building new connections that will enhance development and improve the quality of our service delivery to customers.

She adds the Forum will have ripple effects in our economy as well as for our people.

The two-day Forum is hosted by the Australia-Pacific Business Council and will feature expert presentations on the current political, economic and investment climate in Solomon Islands.

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