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AFBC EVENTS: November 17th, 2016

Fiji Business Update

November 17th, 2016 , 4pm - 7pm


Our thanks to invited guests, sponsors, speakers and all attendees who came to the Fiji Business Update 2016. This event took place on the 17th November, 2016 at the Hilton Brisbane. This event was well attended by 34 guests who were given an overview of the business environment in Fiji, opportunities and areas of interest. The event was followed drinks and some lively networking. Our thanks to those who attended and links to speakers presentations can be found below.

You can view photos from the event on our Facebook page


Welcome to Guests:

Mr Greg Pawson, President, Australia Fiji Business Council. 

Welcome from Fiji Government:

His Excellency Mr Yogesh Punja, High Commissioner of Fiji to Australia, VIEW PRESENTATION

and Mr Zarak Khan, Fiji Consul-General in New South Wales and Trade Commissioner.

An Economic Overview:

Mr Greg Pawson, Regional Head, South Asia and Pacific, Westpac Institutional Bank. VIEW PRESENTATION

Fiji Welcomes Business and Investment:

Mr Godo Mueller-Tuet, Chief Executive Officer, Investment Fiji. VIEW PRESENTATION

A Business Perspective and Concluding Remarks:

Mr Mike Towler, Executive Committee, Fiji Australia Business Council. (Managing Director, PFD Fiji Limited).


View the Program



Fiji continues to be an important business and economic partner for Australia in the Pacific Islands region. Australian investment in Fiji is almost AUD2bn, and Fiji is a significant market for Australian traded goods and services.  Australian tourists comprise about 50% of Fiji’s visitor arrivals each year. This short Australia Fiji Business Update arranged by Australia Fiji Business Council will feature expert presentations on the current economic, business and investment climate in Fiji, and will provide participants with an opportunity to discuss issues and opportunities with these experts and with other participants. 

The Update is open to members of the Australia Fiji Business Council and to non-members with an interest in the Australia Fiji bilateral business relationship.  All attendees must register beforehand as set out below.  Guest numbers may be capped due to venue capacity, so early booking is advisable to avoid disappointment.  



hosted at

Room 81, Level 8

Hilton Hotel

190 Elizabeth St, Brisbane



November 17th, 2016

4pm - 7pm