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Deloitte involvement in the PNG Mining and Exploration Investment Conference

Deloitte speakers had key roles in the PNG Mining and Exploration Investment Conference, held in Sydney in December 2014. Chris Richardson from Deloitte Access Economics was one of the key note speakers.

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Deloitte speakers had key roles at the recent PNG Mining and Exploration Investment Conference which was held in Sydney in December 2014. 

Chris Richardson, from Deloitte Access Economics was one of the three key note speakers who opened the conference which was held over three days and was attended by most PNG politicians and business people. As the other two key note speakers were the Honourable Peter O’Neill, PM of PNG and the Honourable Patrick Pruaitch, PNG Treasurer, this was an opportunity for Deloitte to present to the PNG business elite on the Global Economic Outlook and Implications for PNG Resource Sectors.

Chris’ presentation outlined the economic challenges and opportunities facing PNG. His comments that “PNG has what the world wants” in the areas of resources, food and tourism in close proximity to Asia were well received and his warning that to make the best of these opportunities and ensure maximum international investment PNG needed to focus on “being boring” i.e. ensure stability of government and policy were repeated by many of the other speakers over the period of the conference.

Lutz Heim, leader of Clients and Markets in PNG and Robin Polson, leader of DCF in Brisbane, were also speakers over the period of the conference rounding off a conference where Deloitte was a key part of the debate shaping the future of PNG.

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