Aust, PNG firms discuss boosting operations

Business, Normal

The National, Thursday April 21st, 2016

 BUSINESSES in Australia and Papua New Guinea held a corporate networking event in Port Moresby on Tuesday to discuss ways to expand their operations.

The sponsor for the event was Corporate Traveller, an Australian firm specialising in business travel solutions and corporate travel management services.

Founder of Tradelinked PNG, Linda Honey, said the objective of Tradelinked was to bring what Papua New Guinea did very well in the business sector out to where Australia could assist.

“Tradelinked is a total connection with PNG businesses and Cairns businesses,” Honey said.

“It is also to showcase Papua New Guinea businesses and also to showcase Australian businesses that can add value to what’s already here in the country.

“The executives gather together and we try to identify what is happening in Papua New Guinea, what we can do appropriately or where we require assistance.

“As businesses evolve and opportunities evolve, some (corporations) that may not necessary already be engaged in Papua New Guinea can then see opportunities here.

 “In April, we have Corporate Traveller being involved to talk about how they can expand or help Papua New Guinea businesses in improving their businesses or identify what they do in terms of their financial controlling.”

Corporate Traveller business manager Ryan Mitchell said while they had a good base of clients in the country, they planned to expand their presence in the country.

“We actually work with a lot of the local companies already, we’ve put travel programmes in place that’ll save them significant amount of money with their travel programme.” Mitchell said. 

Besides networking events, Tradelinked PNG offers business facilitation and has an up-to-date website which includes an extensive bilateral business directory