PNG booth drawing huge crowd at expo

Business, Normal


PAPUA New Guinea’s goal to attract many investors to the country through the Shanghai 2010 expo is proving to be successful.
PNG booth staff Bonny Riowa said yesterday the aim to showcase PNG-made products and to promote potential investment opportunities in the country had worked well as more markets appear to be opening up for Papua New Guinea to tap into.
Since opening last May, the PNG booth has been visited by more than five million visitors from China and overseas daily, where they made purchases and learnt more about the country’s unique cultures.
The booth is located at the Pacific joint pavilion along with other Pacific Island countries excluding Australia and New Zealand,
Riowa said the PNG delegation, which was  led by the Minister for Commerce and Industry Gabriel Kapris, was composed of stakeholders in both the public and private sectors.
These include the DCI, Tourism and Promotion Authority, Investment Promotion Authority, private business individuals, president and founder of the PNG-China Friendship Association Inc Stanley Shi, the PNG Women In Business (WIB) led by Janet Sape and others.
The expo ends  on Oct 31.