Firms use show for awareness


By Moya Iowa
THE 2017 Industrial and Mining Resources Exhibition which began in Port Moresby yesterday is featuring 44 participants from Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea.
People are flocking to the exhibition to view the services and products on offer ranging from vocational education and training, heavy machinery and parts, and industrial instruments.
Trade show organiser Trans Tasman Media representative Renae McElligott said the aim of the two-day show was to allow people from the three countries to learn from each other in terms of products and services.
McElligott said they expected more exhibitors today and the trade show had received a lot of support from PNG.
She said the organisers had hoped to see a 50/50 participation from Australia and PNG. But 60 per cent of the exhibitors are Australian-based companies who wanted to have their products and services procured in PNG.
The other 40 per cent comprise PNG and New Zealand firms.
Company representatives had also started holding meetings with officials from mining firms in PNG.
The show which ends today will be followed by an awards dinner.
Awards will be presented for best exhibitor stand overall, best stand-3M shell scheme (small) and best stand product in action.

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