Papua New Guinea is about to step onto the global stage. In November, leaders representing half of the world’s GDP will descend on Port Moresby for the APEC Leaders’ Summit. This will be the largest event the country has ever hosted.
In the context of a struggling economy and development challenges, what benefits will APEC have for the people of PNG? What are the major opportunities and challenges in hosting such an event? How will the links forged by the summit help bolster and diversify the country’s economy?
Join us for an address by the Hon. Charles Abel, Deputy Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea.
Charles Abel has served as a Member of Parliament representing the Alotau Open Electorate since 2007. He has served as Minister for Culture and Tourism; Minister for Trade, Commerce and Industry; and Minister for National Planning. In July 2017 he was appointed Treasurer and Deputy Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea.