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Upcoming Events


Aus-PNG Network Social Evening – Melbourne

29 May | Wednesday

Join us at the State Library of Victoria for our Aus–PNG Network Melbourne social evening. We’re hosting a panel with three experienced Pacific journalists – Caroline Tiriman, Mary-Louise O’Callaghan and Catherine Graue – on the challenges and opportunities of covering news in Australia’s nearest neighbour. We’ll be talking about how technology is changing the way Papua New Guinea gets its news and how Australians can better engage with emerging issues in PNG. Join us afterwards for drinks and a bite to eat, and the opportunity to chat to our panellists.

2019 PNG Industrial and Mining Resources Exhibition

12 Jun – 13 Jun | Wednesday

The 2019 PNG Industrial & Mining Resources Exhibition will return to Port Moresby once again on 12-13 June. Over 100 local, national and international manufacturers and suppliers showcase the latest innovations in the supply of services and equipment for the oil, gas and mining industries.

35th Australia-PNG Business Forum | Port Moresby

16 Jun – 18 Jun | Sunday

The annual Australia Papua New Guinea Business Forum & Trade Expo brings together business, government and other interested parties active in Australia–PNG business. The event features a speaker program, trade expo, dinner, networking events and more.

25th PNG National Mask Festival 2019

10 Jul – 12 Jul | Wednesday

The National Mask Festival & Warwagira promotes the unique mask cultures of East New Britain Province. The 2019 National Mask Festival & Warwagira will mark the 25th anniversary of the event and takes place from July 10th to 12th, in Kokopo at the Ralum showground.

2019 Sepik River Crocodile & Arts Festival

5 Aug – 7 Aug | Monday

The Sepik River Crocodile and Arts Festival is a three-day cultural celebration staged annually in Ambunti, East Sepik Province. The festival highlights the crocodile and its cultural significance to the communities living along the Sepik River.

2019 Enga Cultural Show

9 Aug – 11 Aug | Friday

The Enga Province will host its annual cultural show on the 9th to 11th August 2019.

2019 Papua New Guinea Investment Conference

19 Aug – 20 Aug | Monday

The 2019 Business Advantage Papua New Guinea Investment Conference will take place on 19 and 20 August 2018 at the premium Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney, Australia.

2019 Morobe Show

12 Oct – 13 Oct | Saturday

The annual Morobe Show is hosted by the Morobe Provincial Agricultural Society and showcases the various agricultural, industrial and commercial features of the Morobe Province.

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Past Events


New Caledonia at the crossroads
12 Jul | Thursday

When French President Emmanuel Macron recently visited Australia, the Australian government welcomed France as a stable partner in the Pacific region. Much of this stability relies upon the French Pacific territory of New Caledonia, which will hold a referendum on self-determination in November this year.

2018 Lowy Lecture and Dinner: Sir Frank Lowy AC
13 Sep | Thursday

On the occasion of the fifteenth anniversary of the establishment of the Lowy Institute, the Institute's board has invited Sir Frank Lowy AC to deliver this year’s Lowy Lecture and Dinner. The annual Lowy Lecture is the Lowy Institute’s flagship event, at which a prominent individual reflects on Australia and the world.

2017 Australia–Papua New Guinea Emerging Leaders Dialogue
12 Dec | Tuesday

The Lowy Institute hosted the fifth annual Australia–Papua New Guinea Emerging Leaders Dialogue from 12 to 15 December 2017 in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. The Dialogue is the flagship event of the Australia–Papua New Guinea Network, an initiative the Lowy Institute runs with the support of the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade to expand the people-to-people links between Australia and PNG.

2016 Australia–Papua New Guinea Emerging Leaders Dialogue
30 Aug | Tuesday

The Lowy Institute hosted the fourth annual Australia – Papua New Guinea Emerging Leaders Dialogue on 22 – 23 November 2016 in Brisbane at the Queensland Art Gallery to coincide with the exhibition, Number 1 Neighbour: Art in Papua New Guinea 1966-2016.

2015 Australia–Papua New Guinea Emerging Leaders Dialogue
1 Dec | Tuesday

On 1–2 December 2015, the Lowy Institute hosted the third annual Australia-Papua New Guinea Emerging Leaders Dialogue. The Dialogue is the flagship event of the Australia-Papua New Guinea Network, an initiative designed to expand people-to-people relations between Australia and Papua New Guinea. This project reflects the significance of the Australia-Papua New Guinea relationship, especially in this, the 40th anniversary of independence year.

2014 Australia–Papua New Guinea Emerging Leaders Dialogue
30 Aug | Saturday

The 2014 Australia-Papua New Guinea Emerging Leaders Dialogue set a new standard for frank and broad-ranging discussion between young leaders from diverse fields in both countries.

2013 Australia–Papua New Guinea Emerging Leaders Dialogue
26 Nov | Tuesday

The inaugural Australia-Papua New Guinea Emerging Leaders Dialogue was held at the Lowy Institute, Sydney on 26 November 2013. The Dialogue was an initiative that arose from the 2012 Papua New Guinea-Australia Ministerial Forum with twenty-two emerging leaders from Papua New Guinea and Australia, from across the business, government, media and non-government sectors participating.

 

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