AFBC NEWS : 12th Jul 2017

Fiji Budget 2017-2018: an election bonanza

Matthew Dornan and Neelesh Gounder provide Devpolicy with an excellent overview of the recently released Fiji Budget 2017-2018.

— By Matthew Dornan, Neelesh Gounder, Devpolicy

Solomon Islands, lies to the north-east of Brisbane and offers solid opportunities for Australian business in areas such as infrastructure (a new hydroelectricity project is in prospect), services, tourism development, sustainable forestry, agri-industry and fisheries. It is also a good time for mining services companies to be positioning themselves for possible growth in the mining sector.

The economy has grown consistently in recent years, except for a contraction in 2014 caused by devastating floods and the closure of Gold Ridge mine. It grew by 2.9% in 2015 and even further by 3.2% in 2016, with forecasting showing expected growth in 2017 of 3.0%. Now is the time to invest in Solomon Islands and this year we bring you a packed program over two days in Honiara, Solomon Islands. 

This event brings together senior corporate and government decision makers from both Australia and Solomon Islands, it is an opportunity not to be missed. If you are operating in Solomon Islands or looking to do so, this event will provide the perfect overview of opportunities and some great networking. Explore the speakers and program within the event website and we look forward to seeing you there!


Heritage Park Hotel,
Honiara, Solomon Islands


MONDAY 24th July

Opening Reception hosted by Australian High Commission.

TUESDAY 25th July

DAY ONE of 9th Australia Solomon Islands Business Forum.

FORUM DINNER: 'Marking 75 Years Since the Battle of Guadalcanal.' (AUD $115)


DAY TWO of 9th Australia Solomon Islands Business Forum.

OPTIONAL 27-28th July

Two day visit to Western Solomon Islands (details TBC).


Tickets available include an all-inclusive two day forum pass as well as an option to attend just one of the forum days. See the event website for all ticket options.

*Members of the Australia Pacific Islands Business Council (APIBC) and Solomon Islands Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SICCI) receive member discounts.

*Book early to take advantage of our excellent early bird rates and to avoid missing out as numbers are limited.


‘Fiji is open for Business.’ The Fiji-QL...

Australian and Fijian Businesses gathered to hear of trade & Investment opportun... 2nd Aug 2017
read more


A boost for the private sector in Fiji

IFC, the Government of Australia Join Forces to Boost Private Sector Growth in F... 25th May 2017
read more


How the Trade Facilitation Agreement mak...

Our members, PLN Advisory have put together a great update on Fiji's efforts in ... 5th May 2017
read more